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  1. An F-22A Raptor refuels in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility prior to strike operations Friday in Syria. AFP

    Civilian casualty standard eased in Iraq, Syria

    President Barack Obama announced in May 2013 that no lethal strike against a terrorist would be authorized without 'near-certainty that no civilians will be killed or injured.'

    • Oct. 2, 2014
  2. Man accused in Newport fatal accident barred from driving

    A Newport man charged in the death of a Naval Station Newport police detective last year had been prohibited from driving on the base following an accident in 1988.

    • Oct. 2, 2014
  3. New program helps families of fallen access education benefits

    Even with hundreds of millions of dollars in scholarship money and education benefits available for spouses and children of fallen service members, many of those families struggle to pay for college because they don't know the benefits exist, or have trou

    • Oct. 2, 2014
  4. Judge: VA botched handling of suicidal Marine

    A federal judge in Kentucky has found that a Veterans Affairs hospital mishandled a suicidal Marine who went to a medical facility seeking help before killing himself.

    • Oct. 2, 2014
  5. Fort Riley soldier accused of killing child

    A Fort Riley soldier is charged with first-degree murder and child abuse in a death that occurred in February.

    • Oct. 2, 2014
  6. Afghanistan's security forces guard at the site of a suicide attack Thursday in Kabul, Afghanistan. Officials say that a suicide bomber killed three army officers and wounded seven people in the Afghan capital, a day after two similar attacks killed 11. Massoud Hossaini / AP

    Latest suicide attack in Afghanistan kills 3

    Officials say that a suicide bomber has killed three army officers and wounded seven others in Kabul, a day after two such attacks killed 11.

    • Oct. 2, 2014
  7. A man holds a pamphlet allegedly distributed by Islamic State on Sept. 3, in Peshawar, Pakistan. A. Majeed AFP via Getty Images

    Islamic State influence spreads beyond Iraq and Syria

    In Pakistan, some are slapping pro-Islamic State bumper stickers on their cars and writing chalk graffiti on walls exhorting young people to join the terrorist group.

    • Oct. 2, 2014
  8. Kurdish peshmerga fighters stand guard against Islamic State fighters Wednesday in Rabia, Iraq. Hadi Mizban / AP

    Bombs slam into IS stronghold on Iraq-Syria border

    Cheers erupted as the bomb dropped.

    • Oct. 2, 2014
  9. Former Marine Joe Teti, shown in Sri Lanka filming an episode of the Discovery Channel's popular 'Dual Survival' show, has been stripped of his membership in the Special Forces Association. Discovery Channel

    'Dual Survival' star stripped of SF Association membership

    Discovery Channel's 'Dual Survival' reality star Joseph Teti, a former Army and Marine Corps special operator, has been disavowed by the Special Forces Association and stripped of his membership with the group.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  10. Retired Marine Cpl. William 'Kyle' Carpenter applauds his medical team as they stand to be acknowledged by President Obama during a ceremony presenting Carpenter with the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry, June 19, in the East Room of the White House. Carpenter plans to ring in this year's Marine Corps Marathon by breaking a world record. Jacquelyn Martin / AP

    Kyle Carpenter plans to break a world record to start the Marine Corps Marathon

    It was impressive enough when Medal of Honor recipient Kyle Carpenter, who survived jumping on an enemy grenade, ran the Marine Corps Marathon last year.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  11. RIF board to cut fewer captains, majors

    The Air Force expects it will cut 355 captains and majors under a reduction in force board scheduled to convene this month.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  12. Andrew Tahmooressi was arrested by Mexican officials March 31 after driving across the California border with weapons and ammunition in his truck. Screenshot

    Marine vet's release from Mexican jail coming, lawmakers say

    The chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee said he is 'confident' that Mexican authorities will release Marine veteran Andrew Tahmooressi, potentially ending the ongoing saga of his imprisonment.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  13. Rear Adm. Diane Webber became the first cyber type commander Oct. 1, when the Navy Information Dominance Forces command was stood up. Robin Hicks / Navy

    Navy stands up first cyber type command

    Submarines have a three-star type commander who oversees their force. So do ship crews, aviation squadrons, and expeditionary sailors likes Seabees and divers.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  14. A major review shows that the military health system performs as well as the private sector in delivering safe, quality care. 'I believe our service members, retirees and their families deserve better than average,' said Defense Secretary Chuuck Hagel, who ordered the review. J. Scott Applewhite / AP

    Report: Military hospitals show broad disparities in patient care

    A comprehensive review of the military health care system finds that overall, the military health system is functioning on a par with private-sector care, but patients face broad disparities in appointment wait times and quality of care and have little

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  15. 1,882 officers selected for captain

    The Air Force announced today that 1,882 first lieutenants were selected for promotion to captain in the quarterly selection for calendar 2014.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  16. Man indicted in 2013 Newport motor vehicle fatality

    A Middletown man has been indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with the motor vehicle death of a Naval Station Newport detective last year.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  17. Surgeons operate at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, in 2012. Keesler is one base that has implemented a 'go green' initiative to save the Air Force money by working with the FDA-approved companies to refurbish unused/expired surgical equipment and supplies. The program saves money while providing surgeons with the most up-to-date medical/surgical technology. Air Force

    Air Force details top 5 best and worst ideas from airmen

    Air Force leaders have approved dozens of suggestions from airmen for saving money. The ideas cover a wide range of areas and savings to date saving the Air Force $76.6 million, said spokeswoman Capt. Erika Yepsen.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  18. Roughly two-thirds of veterans are likely to leave their first post-military job within two years because of problems like low job satisfaction and limited opportunities for advancement, according to a new survey by employment specialists. Staff Sgt. Alexis Ramos / Army

    Survey: 65% of vets likely to leave 1st civilian job within 2 years

    Roughly two-thirds of veterans are likely to leave their first post-military job within two years because of problems like low job satisfaction and limited opportunities for advancement, according to a new survey by employment specialists.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  19. Col. Richard L. Shepard, 51, was found dead Saturday of an apparent gunshot wound. Army

    Colonel found dead of apparent gunshot wound at Redstone Arsenal

    A 51-year-old Army Contracting Command officer was found dead of an apparent gunshot wound in his Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, residence Saturday, according to an ACC news release. Foul play is not suspected.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  20. An MV-22 Osprey lost power on take-off Wednesday and two crewmembers bailed out into the ocean. One was recovered and the search in underway for the second. Here, an MV-22 with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 163 (Reinforced) launches from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island in August. MC2 Christopher Lindahl / Navy

    Crewmember missing after MV-22 mishap in Arabian Sea

    The Navy and Marine Corps are searching for a missing crewmember who bailed out of an MV-22 Osprey that temporarily lost power during takeoff over the Arabian Gulf, according to a 5th Fleet press release.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  21. Omar Gonzalez, accused White House fence jumper, pleaded not guilty on Oct. 1 in federal court to unauthorized intrusion and weapons-related charges. New River Regional Jail

    Suspect in White House breach pleads not guilty

    A 42-year-old man accused in the unprecedented breach of White House security last month pleaded not guilty in federal court Wednesday to unauthorized intrusion and weapons-related charges.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  22. 6 implicated in National Guard bribery scheme

    Six people were implicated Wednesday in contract-rigging schemes involving the bribery of National Guard officials, and three individuals have pleaded guilty, prosecutors said.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  23. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson testifies on Sept. 30 on Capitol Hill in Washington. Pierson has resigned amid recent White House security breach. J. Scott Applewhite / AP

    Secret Service chief quits due to security lapses

    Secret Service Director Julia Pierson abruptly resigned Wednesday in the face of multiple revelations of security breaches, bumbling in her agency and rapidly eroding confidence that the president and his family were being kept safe.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  24. U.S. OKs $1.75 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia

    The Obama administration has approved a $1.75 billion sale of Patriot missiles and associated items to Saudi Arabia to bolster the air defenses of the key U.S. ally in the Arab world.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  25. Taliban suicide bombers kill 7 in Kabul, wound 21

    Taliban suicide bombers struck two buses carrying Afghan soldiers in Kabul early Wednesday, killing seven people and wounding 21, just a day after the signing of a key U.S.-Afghan security pact.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
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