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    Military athletes mingle at the 2014 Warrior Games. New advances in sensor technology are leading to prosthetic limbs with potential for better fit and greater comfort for wounded warriors. Mike Morones/Staff

    New prosthetic limb may prevent chafing, swelling

    Prosthetic technology has come a long way in the last few decades, offering state-of-the-art robotic arms, carbon-fiber blades and joints that contain microchips and processors.

    • Oct. 30, 2014
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    Pakistani protesters from the United Citizen Action group shout slogans and burn a U.S. flag as they demonstrate Oct. 8 against U.S drone strikes in Pakistan's tribal region in Multan. S.S. Mirza / AFP via Getty Images

    Drone strike kills 2 militants in northwest Pakistan

    Suspected U.S. drone-fired missiles struck a house early on Thursday in a restive tribal region in northwest Pakistan, killing two militants, officials said.

    • Oct. 30, 2014
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    This still image from NASA video shows an Orbital Sciences Corporation unmanned spacecraft exploding Oct. 28 at Wallops Island, Virginia, six seconds after launch on a resupply mission to the International Space Station. AFP

    Unmanned Antares rocket explodes on launch

    An unmanned rocket headed for the International Space Station to deliver supplies exploded on launch from Wallops Island, Va., Tuesday.

    • Oct. 28, 2014
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    Dakota Meyer Special Edition 1911 in .45ACP Courtesy Akai Custom Guns

    MoH recipient Dakota Meyer helps develop new 1911

    Anyone with $3,500 to spare can now own a pistol befitting a Medal of Honor recipient.

    • Oct. 28, 2014
  1. A Xenex Healthcare Services implementation manager demonstrates the capabilities of 'Saul,' a germ-zapping robot on Oct. 20 to airmen at Langley Air Force Base, Va. The 633rd Medical Group partnered with Xenex in effort to provide a safer healthcare facility for the Joint Base Langley-Eustis community. Staff Sgt. Antoinette Gibson / Air Force

    Joint Base Langley-Eustis hospital acquires 'germ-zapping' robot

    The Air Force acquired its second machine that can help stop spread deadly viruses including Ebola.

    • Oct. 27, 2014
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    An F-35B and F-35C fly in formation. Lockheed Martin

    Lockheed, Pentagon agree on eighth F-35 lot

    Lockheed Martin has reached an agreement with the Pentagon to procure the eighth lot of F-35 joint strike fighters, including the first stealthy jets for Israel and Japan.

    • Oct. 27, 2014
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    Phoenix Air is a company that uses a portable isolation unit the Pentagon says is similar to what it is developing. Phoenix Air

    Pentagon builds isolation units to transport Ebola patients

    As more U.S. troops head to West Africa, the Pentagon is developing portable isolation units that can carry up to 12 Ebola patients for transport on military planes.

    • Oct. 26, 2014
  2. The crew disembarks Oct. 25 after taking positions on board for the commissioning of the U.S. Navy attack submarine USS North Dakota (SSN 784) at the Navy submarine base in Groton, Conn. USS North Dakota is a $2.6 billion attack submarine is capable of launching Tomahawk cruise missiles, delivering special forces and carrying out surveillance over land and sea. Sean D. Elliot / AP

    Navy's newest sub, USS North Dakota, joins fleet

    The Navy's newest attack submarine was commissioned Saturday at Naval Submarine Base New London, where 2,400 guests gathered to welcome USS North Dakota to the fleet and salute its crew.

    • Oct. 25, 2014
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    The Pentagon is developing isolation pods for the C-17 Globemaster aircraft to carry up to 15 service members should they contract Ebola while supporting Operation United Assistance in Africa. Staff Sgt. Andy M. Kin / Air Force

    Isolation pods will carry troops if they get Ebola

    The Pentagon is developing isolation pods for the C-17 Globemaster aircraft to carry up to 15 service members should they contract Ebola while supporting Operation United Assistance in Africa.

    • Oct. 24, 2014
  3. Soldiers working with civilians from PEO C3T install commercial IP packages at the Army's Landstuhl, Germany, Regional Hub Node. The node will be the hub for the communications network in support of the Operational United Assistance, aiding the response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. U.S. Army

    Army setting up comms for Ebola response in West Africa

    The Army is working to coordinate crisis response in Liberia

    • Oct. 24, 2014
  4. Berthings aboard Virginia-class attack submarines will be reconfigured to accommodate female sailors, an official said Thursday. Here, Electronics Technician 1st Class Kevin Watson conducts a roving security check aboard the attack sub North Carolina, one of the in-service subs to be retrofitted. MC3 Liam Kennedy/U.S. Navy

    Virginia subs to get berthing changes for female crew

    Sub designers are puzzling out how to fit enlisted women into the berthings on the Virginia-class attack submarines already in the force.

    • Oct. 23, 2014
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    The Samsung Galaxy 5.5 features a fingerprint sensor for security. Getty Images

    U.S. OKs Samsung devices for classified data

    For the first time, the government will allow devices made for the consumer market to handle classified information.

    • Oct. 23, 2014
  5. Families watched as the destroyer Michael Murphy leaves Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on its first cruise, an independent Western Pacific deployment, on Monday. MC2 Tiarra Fulgham/Navy

    Destroyer Michael Murphy leaves on first cruise

    The destroyer Michael Murphy left Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Monday on its maiden cruise: an independent deployment to the Western Pacific that also marked a first for many of the ship's crew.

    • Oct. 22, 2014
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    The USS Detroit is christened Oct. 18 at the Marinette Marine Corp. shipyard in Marinette, Wis. Rick Gebhard / AP

    Future USS Detroit christened in Wisconsin

    The Navy has christened a warship named after Michigan's largest city.

    • Oct. 19, 2014
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    New Power Plant? The Air Force is looking at putting new engines on its B-52 fleet, but budget challenges will likely keep it from happening. Airman 1st Class Mozer Da Cunha/ / US Air Force

    Air Force strike chief urges B-52 engine replacement

    The head of U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command wants the service to consider installing new engines on its aging B-52 fleet, but budget realities could intervene.

    • Oct. 18, 2014
  6. The omniphobic-coated fabric significantly lowers dirt and dust attraction, and repels water, oil and many liquid chemicals. David J. Kamm/Army

    Army tests super-repellent uniform

    Army researchers have developed a no-stick, no-stain, no-stink coating that could all but eliminate the need for soldiers to wash their uniforms and it's going commercial before it goes on your ACU.

    • Oct. 17, 2014
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    New Way To Thwart IEDs: JIEDDO and the US Army are testing out robots that may do a better job of keeping IEDs out of culverts than the low-tech bars in current use. Here, Marines in Afghanistan's Helmand province install a 'culvert denial system,' comprised of two metal-bar grates, in March. Sgt. Jessica Ostroska/ / US Marines

    JIEDDO, Army test underground robots

    The Army Research Lab and the Joint IED Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) have just wrapped up a critical new test of small ground and air unmanned assets aimed at detecting improvised explosive devices in culverts in subterranean environments, and officials s

    • Oct. 17, 2014
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    Lockheed Martin concept for a US Navy Small Surface Combatant. Lockheed Martin

    Hagel briefed on new Navy surface ship, but no decisions yet

    The Navy's senior leadership briefed top Pentagon officials Oct. 6 on proposals for a new Small Surface Combatant (SSC), but no decisions have been made, said the U.S. military's top spokesman.

    • Oct. 16, 2014
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    This June 16, 2012, file image from video made available by the Vandenberg Air Force Base shows an infrared view of the X-37B unmanned spacecraft landing at Vandenberg Air Force Base. The purpose of the U.S. military's space plane is classified, only fueling speculation about why it has been orbiting Earth for nearly two years on this, its third mission. The plane is expected to land this week at a Southern California Air Force base. AP

    Up in the sky, a mystery space plane but why?

    What looks like a mini space shuttle, can fly itself for millions of miles and goes by the name X-37B?

    • Oct. 16, 2014
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    Planning for More: The first double V-hull Strykers arrive at Fort Carson, Colorado, in February. Money for a fourth brigade of the upgraded Strykers was not included in the original fiscal 2015 Army budget request. Army

    Army waiting for Hill OK to build upgraded Strykers

    The Army has found enough friends on Capitol Hill to fund a fourth brigade of double V-hull (DVH) eight-wheeled Stryker vehicles, service officials said.

    • Oct. 16, 2014
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    Decisions about the Future Fighting Vehicle program could lead to the Bradley, here being driven in east Baghdad, either being replaced or improved. Staff Sgt. Bronco Suzuki/Army

    Army explores its armored vehicle options

    Nearly a year after the Army canceled the Ground Combat Vehicle, officials defended the program as on-budget and called the decision to scuttle it a pragmatic move to improve further-along armored vehicle programs with available money.

    • Oct. 15, 2014
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    The F-35 joint program office (JPO) announced Tuesday evening that it has reached an agreement with engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney on two key milestones  identifying the root cause of an engine issue that caused a fire in June, and on a contract for the next lot of engines for the stealthy fighter. Air Force

    Pentagon, Pratt cut deal for F-35 engines, modifications

    The F-35 joint program office (JPO) announced Tuesday evening that it has reached an agreement with engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney on two key milestones identifying the root cause of an engine issue that caused a fire in June, and on a contract for

    • Oct. 15, 2014
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    Soldiers in Alaska will test new gear this winter to include sleep systems, tentage and a team stove. John Pennell/US Army

    Army to test new jungle, cold-weather gear

    The US Army will launch two extensive gear tests in the coming months in two very different locales: the humid tropics of Hawaii and the harsh Alaskan landscape.

    • Oct. 14, 2014
  7. The Obama administration is accelerating cybersecurity efforts within federal agencies and in the sectors responsible for critical infrastructure, said Michael Daniel, White House cybersecurity coordinator. Mike Morones

    White House working around cyber bill impasse

    The White House's top cybersecurity official said it's not more power the Obama administration is after it's getting organizations involved to head in the same direction.

    • Oct. 14, 2014
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