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  1. Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton, a suspect in the killing of a transgender Filipino woman, is escorted to detention as he arrives Wednesday inside the compound of the Camp Aguinaldo military headquarters in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines. Aaron Favila / AP

    Marine suspected of murder in Philippine custody

    A US Marine suspected in the gruesome killing of a transgender Filipino was flown Wednesday from his warship to the Philippine military's main camp, where he will continue to be guarded by fellow Marines, in a compromise that eased a looming irritant over his custody.

    • Oct. 22, 2014
  2. Two Afghan military officers who face deportation after leaving a Massachusetts training exercise to seek asylum in Canada are due back before a U.S. immigration judge. the pair, plus a third soldier who remains in custody, were detained Sept. 22 at the U.S.-Canadian border. Dan Cappellazzo / AP

    Afghan soldiers who fled for Canada due in court

    Two Afghan military officers who face deportation after leaving a Massachusetts training exercise to seek asylum in Canada are due back before a U.S. immigration judge.

    • Oct. 22, 2014
  3. Carson soldiers to get Ebola training before Africa trip

    Fort Carson will train about 160 engineers on Thursday in advance of the company's deployment to West Africa to help fight the spread of Ebola.

    • Oct. 22, 2014
  4. Metro to open early for the Marine Corps Marathon

    Metro will open two hours early Sunday to help riders traveling to the Marine Corps Marathon.

    • Oct. 22, 2014
  5. A man watches an explosion after an apparent U.S.-led coalition airstrike Wednesday on Kobani, Syria. The Syrian air force has destroyed two of three jets seized and reportedly test flown over Aleppo by the Islamic State group last week, according to the country's information minister. AP

    Syria claims it destroyed jets seized by IS

    The Syrian air force has destroyed two of three jets seized and reportedly test flown over Aleppo by the Islamic State group last week, according to the country's information minister.

    • Oct. 22, 2014
  6. Even though defense firms prefer the GOP, for every campaign contribution from a major arms manufacturer to a Republican candidate or group, one of comparable size to a Democrat is not far behind. Johnny Bivera

    Defense firms prefer GOP, but spread campaign cash between political parties

    For every campaign contribution from a major arms manufacturer to a Republican candidate or group, one of comparable size to a Democrat is not far behind.

    • Oct. 22, 2014
  7. Marines and sailors with 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, Marine Rotational Force  Darwin, greet friends and family at a homecoming event aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., on Monday. Cpl. Scott Reel/Marine Corps

    Marines return from Australia following largest rotation to date

    The biggest Marine rotation to deploy to Australia returned to California on Monday after spending six months Down Under, paving the way to base a full Marine air-ground task force there in the future.

    • Oct. 21, 2014
  8. Staff Sgt. Bryan Phillip Pitney, 33, whose home of record is listed as Seabeck Mich., entered active duty service in June 1996, as an AH-64 attack helicopter repairer. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, since June 2008. Army

    Soldier with 5 deployments killed in motorcycle accident

    Staff Sgt. Bryan Phillip Pitney of Fort Hood, Texas, who deployed five times during his Army career, has died from injuries after a motorcycle accident, post officials announced Tuesday afternoon.

    • Oct. 21, 2014
  9. An Air Force passenger jet, right, is parked on the tarmac of Sunan International Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Oct. 21. The State Department says Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans being held in North Korea, has been released. Wong Maye-E / AP

    Air Force jet, crew lands in Pyongyang to pick up freed prisoner

    An Air Force executive jet and aircrew from Joint Base Pearl-Harbor, Hickam, was tasked with landing in North Korea today and picking up an American prisoner who was released by the Pyongyang regime.

    • Oct. 21, 2014
  10. An AH-1W Super Cobra attached to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 269 sustained $2 million worth of damage during a rotor fire in North Carolina on Oct. 14. Cpl. Mary Carmona/Marine Corps

    Rotor fire damages Marine Corps helicopter

    A Marine Corps helicopter sustained at least $2 million in damages last week when a rotor brake caught fire following maintenance.

    • Oct. 21, 2014
  11. The Army is authorized to use Temporary Early Retirement Authority through Aug. 17, 2016. Sgt. Kimberly Trumbull/Army

    2015 will mean more 15-year retirements for NCOs, officers

    The 15-year early retirement option will be available to certain categories of Regular Army, National Guard and Army Reserve officers, warrant officers and noncommissioned officers who are selected for involuntary separations because of promotion passover

    • Oct. 21, 2014
  12. Sailors aboard the destroyer Cole observe the 6th Fleet command ship Mount Whitney during operations in the Black Sea on Oct. 13. MC2 John Herman/Navy

    As tensions rise, Pentagon beefs up missions in Europe

    As the nation's eyes are on the Ebola outbreak and the fight with Islamic State militants, the situation in Europe is getting decidedly colder think Cold War.

    • Oct. 21, 2014
  13. In this video frame grab provided by NewsOn6.com, the burning wreckage of an Oklahoma Air National Guard F-16 fighter jet is seen in a pasture about three miles northeast of Moline, Kan., on Monday. The pilot ejected and wasn't believed to be seriously injured, but was taken to McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita for evaluation, Col. Max Moss of the Oklahoma Guard said Monday. The Associated Press

    Military investigates scene of Kansas F-16 crash

    Military personnel are investigating the southeast Kansas site where an Oklahoma Air National Guard fighter jet crashed after a midair collision with another jet from the same unit during a training exercise.

    • Oct. 21, 2014
  14. Smoke from fires rise over Kobani, Syria, during fighting between Syrian Kurds and the Islamic State group, as seen from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, on Oct. 21. Lefteris Pitarakis / AP

    IS fighters seize airdropped weapons meant for Kurds

    Islamic State group fighters seized at least one cache of weapons airdropped by U.S.-led coalition forces that were meant to suppy Kurdish militiamen battling the extremist group in a border town, activists said Tuesday.

    • Oct. 21, 2014
  15. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, speaks in a video on the Ebola situation. YouTube.com

    Dempsey hits YouTube to address troops' Ebola concerns

    The nation's top military officer has taken to YouTube to soothe troops' concerns about deploying to the region of Africa being ravaged by Ebola.

    • Oct. 21, 2014
  16. Riley Swearingen Blue Earth County Sheriff's Office

    Airman pleads guilty to giving police officer a 'wet Willy'

    A former Kiester man accused of licking his fingers and poking a Mankato police officer in both ears has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor to avoid a felony charge.

    • Oct. 21, 2014
  17. Troops with 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marines, and soldiers conduct training during and exercise in Romania, Oct. 6. The U.S. military is increasing its presence in Europe. Cpl. Alexandria Blanche/Marine Corps

    As tensions rise, Pentagon beefs up missions in Europe

    As the nation's eyes are on the Ebola outbreak and the fight with Islamic State militants, the situation in Europe is getting decidedly colder think Cold War.

    • Oct. 21, 2014
  18. An Iraqi M1 Abrams tank participates in a joint US-Iraqi exercise. The US State Department has OK'd the sale of tank ammunition to Iraq. AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/ / AFP

    State Department approves new tank ammo sale to Iraq

    The US State Department has cleared the sale of M1A1 Abrams tank ammunition to Iraq, according to an announcement by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA).

    • Oct. 21, 2014
  19.  Justin Sullivan / Getty Images

    Some stereotypes stick to vets, survey shows

    All veterans aren't homeless washouts. But Got Your Six officials worry that many Americans see them that way.

    • Oct. 21, 2014
  20. In this Oct. 20, 2014 photo, Chris Plank, right, husband of Marine Gunnery Sgt. Monica Plank, speaks to the court as Holly Fowler and her attorney Darrell Heckman, left, await sentencing in Logan County Common Pleas Court in Bellefontaine, Ohio Reuben Mees/Bellefontaine Examiner via AP

    Driver sentenced to 30 months after Marine's death

    An Ohio driver has been sentenced to 30 months in prison after a hit-and-run crash killed a Marine from Virginia.

    • Oct. 21, 2014
  21. Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell AP

    Gov. Parnell replaces Alaska National Guard leaders

    Three leaders of the Alaska National Guard were removed from their positions in the wake of investigations of sexual abuse and other allegations of misconduct within the agency.

    • Oct. 21, 2014
  22. Hawaii scientists return to ocean for chemical weapon study

    University of Hawaii scientists are embarking on an expedition to deep waters off Oahu to study how chemical weapons dumped in the ocean decades ago are affecting seawater, marine life and sediment.

    • Oct. 21, 2014
  23. In a Monday photo, a sign for National Defense and Veterans Affairs is pictured next to a cordoned off area in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu where two soldiers were hit by a car on Monday. One of the soldiers died of his injuries early Tuesday, according to Quebec provincial police. Pascal Marchand / The Associated Press

    Terrorist ideology blamed in car attack on Canadian soldiers

    A young convert to Islam who killed a Canadian soldier in a hit-and-run had been on the radar of federal investigators, who feared he had jihadist ambitions and had seized his passport, authorities said Tuesday.

    • Oct. 21, 2014
  24. In this photo taken Friday, U.S. sailors conduct a drill on the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush in the Persian Gulf. Brian Stephen-Navy/The Associated Press

    Pentagon: Counter-IS campaign costs $424 million so far

    The U.S. military has spent $424 million so far in its military campaign against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq, the Pentagon said Tuesday.

    • Oct. 21, 2014
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