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  1. FBI leak probe shuts down 9/11 case at Guantanamo

    A judge agreed Tuesday to look into how FBI questioning of a defense team member will affect the trial of five Guantanamo Bay prisoners in the Sept. 11 attack.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
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    Your medical files may be at risk

    After veteran Aaron Alexis shot and killed a dozen people at the Washington Navy Yard last September, the Air Force noted a spike in the number of personnel dipping into his electronic medical file.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
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    DoD told to quantify cost to victims of '09 Fort Hood shooting

    Congress wants to put a dollar figure on what victims of the first Fort Hood, Texas, shooting have lost because the tragedy was classified as workplace violence.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  3. This Monday July 22, 2013 photo provided by the Afghan Public Works Ministry, shows Deputy Minister of Public Works Ahmad Shah Wahid speaking during a press conference in Kabul, Afghanistan. Gunmen abducted Wahid in Kabul on Tuesday. Kidnappings for ransom by criminal gangs and abductions by Taliban insurgents are relatively common in Afghanistan, but Wahid is the highest-ranking government official abducted in years. AP

    Gunmen abduct Afghan deputy minister in Kabul

    Gunmen abducted the Afghan deputy public works minister in Kabul on Tuesday, officials said, a grim reminder of the insecurity plaguing Afghanistan as most foreign troops prepare to withdraw from the country at the end of the year.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  4. Tire expert testifies in Kodiak murder trial

    The nail found in the truck tire of the man charged with killing two co-workers at a Kodiak Coast Guard facility likely was inserted mechanically, not picked up along a roadway, a tire expert said Monday.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
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    The destroyer USS Donald Cook is seen April 14 at the Constanta shipyard in the Romanian Black Sea port of Constanta. A Russian fighter jet on Saturday made repeated 'provocative' close-range, low-altitude passes above the U.S. Navy destroyer while it was steaming in the Black Sea. Petrut Calinescu / Getty Images

    Pentagon condemns 'provocative' Russian military action against U.S. Navy ship

    A Russian fighter jet on Saturday made repeated 'provocative' close-range, low-altitude passes above the U.S.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
  5. Sea pay raise starts May 1

    The first sea pay raise in over a decade will kick in for sailors and Marines with three years or more sea time starting May 1, the chief of naval personnel said in a Monday news release.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
  6. USAA veteran employees, from left, Charles A. Lane, Richard F. Katona, Jacqueline Vilches, Mary Theresa Perez and John DuQue IV. Courtesy of USAA

    Best for Vets: Employers 2014

    Troops transitioning out of the military often worry that the jobs they did in uniform will be irrelevant to the jobs they want out of uniform.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
  7. Some sonar technicians (submarine), such as these aboard the attack submarine Charlotte in 2012, are among those eligible for re-up bonuses at the newly created maximum payout level of $100,000. MC2 Steven Khor/Navy

    Boosted bonuses: New rules raise payout ceiling to $100K

    A new war is on the Navy's horizon, one for keeping the best people with the hottest skills in the ranks.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
  8. For the first time in 10 years, Russia last year spent a bigger share of its overall economy on arms investments than the U.S. as it seeks to bolster its military capability, a Swedish arms watchdog said Monday. Alexei Nikolsky / AFP via Getty Images

    Russia boosts military spending

    For the first time in 10 years, Russia last year spent a bigger share of its overall economy on arms investments than the U.S. as it seeks to bolster its military capability, a Swedish arms watchdog said Monday.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
  9. Crew members of the cutter Sitkinak offload 2,500 pounds of cocaine Jan. 28 in Miami. The service and its partners at Joint Interagency Task Force South seized 40 metric tons of cocaine in 2013. Coast Guard

    Official seeks larger counter-drug fleet

    The Coast Guard aims to seize 40 percent of the estimated 890 metric tons of cocaine moving between South America and the U.S. every year, but it would take more than a dozen additional ships to close in on that goal.

    • Apr. 13, 2014
  10. Official: U.S. looking into Syria toxic gas reports

    The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Sunday that reports of a poison gas attack in a rural village north of Damascus were so far '

    • Apr. 13, 2014
  11. Window opens on secret camp within Guantanamo

    Attorney James Connell has visited his client inside the secret Guantanamo prison complex known as Camp 7 only once, taken in a van with covered windows on a circuitous trek to disguise the route on the scrub brush-and-cactus covered military base.

    • Apr. 13, 2014
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    Underwater combat school in Keys marks 50 years

    An underwater combat training school in Key West is marking its 50th anniversary.

    • Apr. 13, 2014
  12. A U.S. Navy P8 Poseidon takes off from Perth Airport on April 13 en route to rejoin the ongoing search operations for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in Perth, Australia. Rob Griffith / AP

    Long hunt for missing jet looms as pings go silent

    After a week of optimism over four underwater signals believed to be coming from the missing Malaysian plane, the sea has gone quiet and Australia's leader is warning that the massive search will likely be long.

    • Apr. 13, 2014
  13. Iran calls off plan to send warships to Atlantic

    Iran's semi-official Fars news agency is reporting that the country has temporarily called off a plan to dispatch warships to the Atlantic Ocean.

    • Apr. 13, 2014
  14. Iraq: Bombings kill at least 16 people in north

    A car bomb went off in a commercial area of a restive northern Iraqi city on Sunday, killing at least 10 people, while a separate bombing killed 6 people, officials said.

    • Apr. 13, 2014
  15. Lt. Heidi Boettger and Chief Yeoman Brianne Dentson model prototypes for the female combination cover. Wear tests of the cover begin this month. MC1 Elliott Fabrizio/Navy

    Testing moves forward for uniform items

    For coveralls, boondockers, women's uniforms and even the Uniform Board, updates are in the works.

    • Apr. 12, 2014
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    Zumwalt leaving dry dock. Navy

    New destroyer Zumwalt christened in Maine

    The Navy on Saturday christened the first ship of its newest class of destroyers, a more than $3 billion, 610-foot-long warship sporting advanced technology and a stealthy shape designed to minimize its visibility on enemy radar and reduce the size of its

    • Apr. 12, 2014
  16. An artist's conception of a joint high speed vessel at sea with railgun installed. The Navy will test such a combination this summer. Navy illustration

    Railgun tests from ship set for '16

    The Navy will display electromagnetic railgun prototypes on the joint high speed vessel Millinocket in San Diego later this summer, and a manually loaded, single-shot live-fire demonstration aboard the vessel is scheduled for 2016.

    • Apr. 12, 2014
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    Marines and sailors go ashore in Florida during the 2012 Partnership of the Americas exercise. Marines embarked with the amphibious assault ship America will participate in this year's version of the multinational exercise in Chile. Cpl. Tyler Thornhill/Marine Corps

    Marines to set sail around South America

    Marines will help test a new Navy amphibious assault ship's capabilities on its maiden transit from the ship yard in Mississippi all the way around South America to its new home in the Pacific — and they'll make several stops to engage with military partn

    • Apr. 11, 2014
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    18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey and Bret Michaels sing onstage during the Operation Homefront 6th Annual Military Child of the Year Awards Dinner Thursday at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va. MC1 Daniel Hinton / DoD

    Video: Joint Chiefs chair sings with Poison frontman

    The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff gave Poison lead singer Bret Michaels something to believe in when they sang a duet together on Thursday.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
  17. A number of foreign navies are eager to acquire ex-U.S. Navy frigates, but politics is preventing some allies, like Turkey, from receiving any more. Here, the Turkish frigate Gelibolu, ex-USS Reid, approaches Doha, Qatar, on March 24. Christopher P. Cavas/Staff

    Amid political squabbles, frigate transfer bill passed in House

    The Navy's frigate force is rapidly shrinking as the 1980s-era ships are taken out of service. The Navy wants to transfer the ships to friendly nations for further service, and several nations are eager to have them.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
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    White House unveils expanded support for military, vets' caregivers

    The White House continued its focus on veterans and military families by announcing new programs Friday to expand support and services available to those who care for injured or ill troops.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
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    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno and singer-songwriter Bret Michaels spoke at the 2014 Military Child of the Year Awards in Arlington, Va., on Thursday. Sgt. Mikki L. Sprenkle/Army

    Rock star, top defense officials reward Military Children of the Year

    After Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey donned a bandana to sing Lee Greenwood's '

    • Apr. 11, 2014

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