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In an October, 2017 file photo, Doug Russell of Moorhead, Miss., rings a bell during a final roll call of the 15 Marines and one sailor who died in a C-130 plane crash in Moorhead in July 2017. (DALLAS JOHNSON/U.S. MARINE CORPS)

Navy, Air Force officials tell Congress that aircraft fixes to help curtail crashes are underway

WASHINGTON – Navy and Air Force officials told a panel of House lawmakers Friday that a series of aircraft fixes are underway to address a rash of...

President Donald Trump walks across the South Lawn at the White House in Washington on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (JACQUELYN MARTIN/AP)

Trump signs defense spending bill into law

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Friday signed into law a $670 billion defense spending measure that includes money for the largest boost to...

Justin Miller plays the national anthem on his trumpet at a Memorial Day parade in suburban Minneapolis in 2016. Miller, once part of the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Band, committed suicide in the parking lot of the Minneapolis VA Health Care System in February. (PHOTO COURTESY OF CHRIS HARRINGTON)

Marine veteran loved to fix things, his sister says, but the VA offered no plan for him to help himself

WASHINGTON – Justin Miller was a fixer. At least, that’s how his older sister, Alissa Harrington, would describe him.

He worked as an...

Seat belt use becomes mandatory for all passengers beginning today in Korea

The use of seat belts for all passengers in cars becomes mandatory from today the National Police Agency has announced.
 
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Terry White was promoted to technical sergeant before leaving Osan Air Base, South Korea, aboard a Patriot Express flight, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (KIM GAMEL/STARS AND STRIPES)

Surprise, you're promoted! Airman gets an unexpected sendoff on his plane out of S. Korea

OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea — The Patriot Express, a biweekly military-chartered flight from South Korea to Seattle, got off to an unusual start...

Tricare recoups $280M so far from compound drug scams

Tricare, the health insurance program for military personnel, retirees and their families, recognized by 2015 that it had become the target of...

U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks to enlisted members of the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. during a visit to the installation Aug. 3, 2018. (KATHERINE SPESSA/U.S. AIR FORCE)

US military’s top enlisted leader is suspended amid investigation

WASHINGTON — The U.S. military’s senior ranking enlisted servicemember has been suspended from his duties pending an inspector general’s...

Brig. Gen. Paul W. Tibbets IV (U.S. AIR FORCE)

Air Force general to retire after probe finds misconduct

An Air Force general and grandson of the man whose plane dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima is retiring after an Inspector General investigation...

Airmen, Sailors and Soldiers stand in formation June 6, 2018, during the closing ceremony of the Alabama Innovative Readiness Training in Monroeville, Ala. In a new YouGov poll, 50 percent of those queried in the U.S. said everyone in the military is a hero regardless of his or her job. (CAMERON LEWIS/U.S. AIR FORCE)

Half of Americans surveyed say all servicemembers are heroes

Half of Americans believe that all U.S. servicemembers are heroes regardless of their roles or experience — a view at odds with how some Europeans...

An explosive ordnance disposal airman removes a rocket after a simulated attack during the operational phase of the beta test of the EOD Tier 2 fitness test prototype, Sept. 10, 2018, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. (EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE)

Meet the 'Gruester': New Air Force test will push explosive technicians to their physical limits

Air Force explosive ordnance technicians soon may become painfully familiar with the “Gruester,” the nickname for a grueling component of the...

VA report: Suicide rate among younger veterans increased from 2015 to 2016

WASHINGTON – The number of suicides among younger veterans increased “substantially” from 2015 to 2016, according to a new report to be released...

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