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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. A U.S. MQ-9 Reaper crashed early Monday at the Diori Hamani International Airport in Niamey, Niger, the Air Force confirmed. Staff Sgt. Brian Ferguson/Air Force

    Air Force UAV crashes in Niger; no injuries

    A U.S. MQ-9 Reaper crashed early Monday at the Diori Hamani International Airport in Niamey, Niger, the Air Force confirmed.

    • Oct. 21, 2014
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9.  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
  10. Two C-130E Hercules cargo aircraft assigned to the 182nd Airlift Wing, Illinois Air National Guard, wait to taxi on the flight line during U.S. Air Force Aviation Detachment rotation 15-1 on Monday at Powidz Air Base, Poland. Three C-130 aircraft are participating in the exercise hosted by the U.S. Aviation Detachment, 52nd Operations Group, Lask Air Base. Airman 1st Class Dylan Nuckolls/Air Force

    Guard C-130 crews conduct exercise in Poland

    The Air National Guard has landed its first C-130 aircraft rotation at the U.S. Aviation Detachment in Poland for a joint training exercise.

    • Oct. 21, 2014
  11. Marine copter helps rescue lost Boy Scout boaters

    The Marine Corps helped rescue a Boy Scout troop that got lost while canoeing on the Colorado River.

    • Oct. 21, 2014
  12. S.C. party chairs back change in picking state military head

    The chairmen of South Carolina's Republican and Democratic parties are urging voters to support a proposed change to the way the state's top military officer is selected.

    • Oct. 21, 2014
  13. A pilot climbs from a Canadian Air Force F-18 Hornet at Siauliai Air Base in Lithuania on Monday. Two Canadian F-18 Hornet jets were scrambled from the Siauliai Air Base in Lithuania on Monday to intercept a Russian Ilyushin-20 surveillance aircraft, which they shadowed for some 15 minutes, NATO said. Corporal Gabrielle DesRochers / AP

    NATO intercepts Russian jets over Baltic Sea

    NATO scrambled fighter jets twice in two days to intercept Russian military aircraft over the Baltic Sea, it said Tuesday amid reports that Russian military activity in the region is increasing.

    • Oct. 21, 2014
  14. Iowa airman buried nearly 70 years after death

    The remains of an Iowa airman shot down nearly 70 years ago during a World War II battle have been buried in his hometown of Badger.

    • Oct. 21, 2014
  15. A Shiite Iraqi fighter, loyal to Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, loads a missile launcher during clashes with Islamic State militant group fighters in Jurf al-Sakher, north of the Shiite shrine city of Karbala on Sunday. Mohammed Sawaf / AFP/Getty Images

    Survey: Militarytimes.com readers believe U.S. combat troops will return to Iraq

    Most Militarytimes.com readers believe the U.S. will soon send ground combat troops to Iraq, despite President Obama's repeated assurances to the contrary.

    • Oct. 21, 2014
  16. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, right, speaks to the National Guard Association of the United States' 130th General Conference as Maj. Gen. R. Martin Umbarger, left, the association's chairman, smiles Sept. 22, 2008, in Baltimore. Steve Ruark / Associated Press

    Indiana Guard's top officer stepping down in May

    The Indiana National Guard's top officer says he's going to step down next May after more than a decade in the position.

    • Oct. 21, 2014
  17. Alaska National Guard facility, Fort Richardson, Alaska. Master Sgt. Eugene LewanAir Force

    Anchorage School District bans military recruiters

    The Anchorage School District has banned military recruiters from the district's campuses.

    • Oct. 21, 2014
  18. Container delivery system bundles sit on a US Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft at an undisclosed location in the US Central Command area of responsibility in preparation for an operational resupply airdrop near Bayji, Iraq, Oct. 10. Senior Airman Matthew Bruch/US Air Force

    Airdrops in Syria may strain U.S.-Turkish relations

    On Sunday night two U.S.

    • Oct. 21, 2014
  19. Purple Heart found on playground to be returned to family of fallen soldier

    A Purple Heart medal posthumously awarded to a New York soldier killed in Vietnam is being returned to his family about two decades after it was found on a school playground.

    • Oct. 21, 2014
  20.  Getty Images/iStockphoto

    Free financial checkup for active-duty families

    Wondering whether you're on the right track financially? Will you be able to meet your goal of buying your dream truck, putting your kids through college, living comfortably in retirement, or all of the above?

    • Oct. 21, 2014
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    Oklahoma Guard: No injuries after midair collision

    The Oklahoma Air National Guard says two of its fighter jets collided over southeast Kansas during a training exercise, with one ejecting from one of the aircraft.

    • Oct. 20, 2014
  22. John Kousaie maneuvers a curve on his motorcycle during an Advanced Cornering Clinic at Camp Upshur aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. The Marine Corps' Safety Division is developing a new class for novice riders that will emphasize maneuvering to avoid accidents. Lance Cpl. Samuel Ellis / Marine Corps

    Corps develops motorcycle training course for new riders

    The Marine Corps is working to develop a new motorcycle safety training course that would target inexperienced riders.

    • Oct. 20, 2014
  23. The Army is shaping its training efforts to try to make sure soldiers in the three components 'train as we're going to fight,' said the head of Forces Command. Capt. Michael Thompson/Army

    All three components 'critical' to facing global uncertainty

    All three Army components must be ready to respond to 'the entire range of military operations' in an uncertain, volatile world, the commanding general of Forces Command said.

    • Oct. 20, 2014
  24. Two B-52H Stratofortress bombers, assigned to U.S. Strategic Command, depart for a short-term deployment in June to the U.S. European Command area of operations. B-52s are participating in NATO Exercise Noble Justification this month in the Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea. U.S. STRATCOM

    B-52s headed to Europe for second time this year

    U.S. Strategic Command will sendB-52 Stratofortress bombers to participate in Exercise Noble Justification this month in support of NATO allies and partners.

    • Oct. 20, 2014
  25. Container delivery system bundles sit on a U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft at an undisclosed location in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility on Oct. 10 in preparation for an operational resupply airdrop near Bayji, Iraq. Air Force

    U.S. planes airdrop arms to besieged Syrian town

    The U.S. Air Force dropped military aid around the besieged Syrian town of Kobani overnight in an effort to resupply Kurdish forces battling Islamic State militants there, U.S. Central Command in Tampa said.

    • Oct. 20, 2014
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