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  1. 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
  2. Members of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit depart the amphibious assault ship Peleliu to participate in Amphibious Landing Exercise 2015 in the Philippines. The Marines and sailors aboard the Peleliu returned to Japan on Thursday following a delay after a murder investigation involving a Marine. Navy

    After delay in Philippines, 31st MEU returns to Japan

    The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit returned to Okinawa, Japan, on Thursday after the unit was ordered to stay in the Philippines while officials investigated the alleged slaying of a local transgender person.

    • Oct. 23, 2014
  3. American and South Korean forces conduct a combined training exercise. The U.S. will continue to have operational control of forces in South Korea in the event of war. Cpl. Kim Young-ho / Army

    U.S., South Korea delay transfer of wartime control

    The U.S. and South Korea have delayed transferring wartime operational control of allied forces by taking on a 'conditions-based approach' and scrapping the previously set deadline of 2015.

    • Oct. 23, 2014
  4. A soldier stands in front of a Bradley fighting vehicle during an Oct. 14 demonstration in Latvia. NATO is working to form a brigade-sized force that will be able to respond to crises in the region of Europe. Sgt. Daniel Cole/Army

    New quick-reaction NATO force to stand up next year

    NATO is pushing forward with a new quick-reaction force that will combine the armies of multiple member nations and is intended to serve as a deterrent to Russian aggression.

    • Oct. 23, 2014
  5. Hackers face off this weekend to solve Air Force's cyber challenges

    Even as national cybersecurity awareness month comes to a close, the Air Force is producing an event that will bring all kinds of hackers together to test their best coding skills.

    • Oct. 23, 2014
  6. Soldiers from the Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.-based 1st Area Medical Laboratory will set up laboratories to support Operation United Assistance, the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. 20th CBRNE Command/Army

    Army medical lab joining Ebola fight in West Africa

    An Army medical laboratory designed to detect battlefield contaminants is joining the fight against Ebola in West Africa and will be deploying next week, according to an Army announcement.

    • Oct. 23, 2014
  7. Airman 1st Class Reece Zoller, left, 58th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew one load crew member, operates an MJ-1 lift truck carrying an AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile as Staff Sgt Zachary Watts, center, 58th AMU crew one crew chief, and Airman 1st Class Robert Hughes, right, 58th AMU crew one crew member, guide him during a qualification load Oct. 10 on Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.. The F-35 training program at Eglin currently serves as the primary source of F-35 expertise to new F-35A units across the Air Force. Staff Sgt. Marleah Robertson/Air Force

    First weapons crew certified on F-35A

    The latest milestone in the F-35A program belongs to airmen on the ground.

    • Oct. 23, 2014
  8. Bellevue Hospital nurse Belkys Fortune, left, and Teressa Celia, Associate Director of Infection Prevention and Control, pose in protective suits in an isolation room during a demonstration of procedures for possible Ebola patients in New York. A doctor who recently returned to New York City from West Africa is being tested for the Ebola virus. Richard Drew / AP

    Possible Ebola case in New York City

    The first case of Ebola may have arrived in New York City.

    • Oct. 23, 2014
  9. Iraqi volunteer soldiers march Sept. 1 after graduating from a training camp in the central Iraqi city of Kufa. Haidar Hamdani / Getty Images

    U.S. official: Iraq army not ready to repel Islamic State

    U.S. airstrikes and Iraqi ground forces have blunted an Islamic State offensive in Iraq, but it will be months before Iraq can mount a sustained counteroffensive to take terrain back, a senior U.S. military official said Thursday.

    • Oct. 23, 2014
  10. The Zinger Double Down King, at 750 calories, includes a beef patty and a fried chicken bun.

    KFC touts new all-meat sandwich in South Korea

    This could be the best reason yet to be assigned to South Korea.

    • Oct. 23, 2014
  11. The flag atop the Canadian Parliament building is flown at half staff on Oct. 2, one day after Cpl. Nathan Cirillo of the Canadian Army Reserves was killed while standing guard in front of the National War Memorial by a lone gunman. Andrew Burton / Getty Images

    U.S. officials worry about 'lone wolf' attacks

    After a pair of attacks in Canada this week that officials labeled as terrorism, counterparts in the USA are reacting with offers of cooperation and a sense of apprehension.

    • Oct. 23, 2014
  12. British soldiers give a hand in rescue operations at the site of the bomb-wrecked U.S. Marine barracks near the Beirut airport on Oct. 23, 1983. A bomb-laden truck detonated, collapsing the four-story building and killing 220 Marines, 18 sailors and three soldiers. Bill Foley/AP

    Beirut mission renewed: Marines take pride in returning to guard embassy

    As of early September, Marine security guards are again manning Post One in Beirut. The post holds profound significance for Marines young and old.

    • Oct. 23, 2014
  13. Sgt. Daniel Vasselian Associated Press

    Fallen Marine awarded Bronze Star for heroism in 'Operation Nightmare'

    The family of fallen Marine Sgt. Daniel Vasselian accepted his Bronze Star with combat 'V' device last week for heroism in Afghanistan.

    • Oct. 23, 2014
  14. An aviation ordnanceman airman checks a missile on an F/A-18C Hornet on Oct. 16 aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) in the Arabian Gulf. MC3 Brian Stephens / Navy

    Coalition airstrikes in Syria killed more than 500

    U.S.-led coalition airstrikes in Syria have killed more than 500 people since they began last month, mainly Islamic militants, activists said Thursday, as fighting flared yet again in the northern Syrian border town of Kobani.

    • Oct. 23, 2014
  15. Prisoner in Afghanistan to be tried in U.S.

    The Obama administration is preparing to transfer a military detainee in Afghanistan for criminal trial near Washington, U.S. officials said Thursday.

    • Oct. 23, 2014
  16. Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, shown here on May 3, is being held at Tijuana's La Mesa Penitentiary. His lawyer is relying on the argument to win his freedom in the shortest time possible: He needs to be release so he can go home to get treatment for his combat-related post-traumatic stress, which Mexican authorities don't treat, even in their own soldiers. Alejandro Tamayo / AP

    PTSD argued in case of Marine jailed in Mexico

    There's no dispute retired Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi drove with three loaded guns in his truck into Mexico where firearms are illegal.

    • Oct. 23, 2014
  17. The Pentagon building in Washington, D.C. Getty Images

    Experts call for national debate on U.S. military priorities

    A prestigious defense review panel has warned that the U.S. government must 'sound an alarm' to build public support among the American people for increased defense spending.

    • Oct. 23, 2014
  18. Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, right, says the Military Health System Review released Oct. 1 by the Defense Department provided good feedback for military health officials. Staff Sgt. Ashley Bell / Army

    'We cannot accept average,' surgeons general say

    The message the Army, Navy and Air Force surgeons general have taken from the military health system review released earlier this month is that their hospitals and clinics are performing on par with the nation's top private systems.

    • Oct. 23, 2014
  19. Army announced November officer promotions

    Congratulations to the active component officers being promoted to the ranks of chief warrant officer 2 through colonel in November.

    • Oct. 23, 2014
  20. Asheville, N.C., failed to comply with federal law when it reprimanded police Lt. Bill Wilke for taking time off to serve in the Army Reserve, according to a letter from the U.S. Department of Labor. Special to the Citizen-Times

    N.C. police chief wrote lieutenant up for Army Reserve service

    The city failed to comply with a federal law that allows soldiers time off for military service, according to a letter from the Department of Labor.

    • Oct. 23, 2014
  21. In this March 29, 2010 photo, reviewed by the U.S. military, a Guantanamo guard keeps watch from a tower overlooking the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba. Brennan Linsley / The Associated Press

    Guantanamo prisoners protest use of female guards

    The use of female troops inside the highest-security unit at Guantanamo Bay is sparking protests by prisoners.

    • Oct. 23, 2014
  22. A Secret Service officer is seen with an attack dog outside the White House Sept. 25 in Washington, D.C. Brendan Smialowski / AFP

    Meet the White House guard dogs

    You may be familiar with Sunny and Bo, the Obama's family pets. But meet Hurricane and Jordan, two of the White House's protectors.

    • Oct. 23, 2014
  23. Iraqi troops stand in rows holding their weapons June 21 in Anbar province. AFP

    U.S.: Iraq says troops will go on offensive

    The U.S. Defense Department says Iraq's new defense minister says his troops will go on the offensive against Islamic State militants who have taken over large sections of the country.

    • Oct. 23, 2014
  24. House Armed Services Committee Chairman Rep. Buck McKeon, R-Calif., on June 11,. Susan Walsh/The Associated Press

    Lawmaker uses Canadian case to criticize Obama

    The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee used Canadian leaders' response to the Ottawa shootings to take his own swipe at President Obama on Thursday.

    • Oct. 23, 2014
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