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  1. A veteran walks through a 'Hiring our Heroes' Job Fair on March 27 in New York City. Andrew Burton / Getty Images

    These federal contractors are hiring vets now

    Companies that do business with the federal government employ a big chunk of the U.S. workforce — and if you're a veteran looking to join their ranks, federal law requires that they give you a leg up.

    • Oct. 19, 2014
  2. On newsstands this week

    In this week's issue of Air Force Times, find out what are the top federal contractors for hiring vets. Get your own copy starting Monday at your local exchange or commissary.

    • Oct. 19, 2014
  3. On newsstands this week

    In this week's issue of Navy Times, find out what are the top federal contractors for hiring vets. Get your own copy starting Monday at your local exchange or commissary.

    • Oct. 19, 2014
  4. On newsstands this week

    In this week's issue of Army Times, the new re-up rules and what they might mean for you. Get your own copy starting Monday at your local exchange or commissary.

    • Oct. 19, 2014
  5. On newsstands this week

    In this week's issue of Marine Corps Times, find out what are the top federal contractors for hiring vets. Get your own copy starting Monday at your local exchange or commissary.

    • Oct. 19, 2014
  6. Flying C-17s in formation — as seagulls fly — could result in fuel savings of up to $10 million a year, testing indicates. Staff Sgt. Mike Meares / Air Force

    Efficiency is watchword for Air Force energy chief

    The Air Force's new energy chief repeatedly uses one word to describe his mission: efficiency.

    • Oct. 19, 2014
  7. Exercise Sea Breeze in September included ships from Ukraine and NATO allies. The destroyer Ross represented the U.S. in the Black Sea exercise. NATO's maritime boss wants to plan more large-scale exercises. MC2 John Herman / Navy

    NATO seeks more U.S. ships

    NATO's sea boss wants to see more of the U.S. Navy in Europe.

    • Oct. 19, 2014
  8. Filipinos burn a mock American flag in front of the U.S. Embassy to condemn the murder of a transgender woman. A Marine was charged with her murder. Getty Images

    Marine's murder charge in the Philippines has international consequences

    The death of a Filipino transgender woman following a bilateral military training exercise made international waves after a U.S. Marine was charged with murder.

    • Oct. 19, 2014
  9. Army officials are reminding soldiers who use thermal weapon sights and other high-battery-drain gear to power them with lithium batteries for top performance. Army

    PEO Soldier issues reminder to use lithium batteries in gear

    While on patrol during one of his four war-zone tours, Staff Sgt. José Salcedo experienced firsthand one of the problems that can come with using alkaline batteries instead of lithium ones in sophisticated military gear.

    • Oct. 19, 2014
  10. Two Swedish Navy fast-attack craft patrol on Oct. 19 in the Stockholm Archipelago, Sweden. A Swedish military search for evidence of suspected undersea activity in its waters has entered its third day amid reports of a suspected Russian intrusion. Marko Saavala / AP

    Sweden: 3 credible sightings in submarine search

    The Swedish military said Sunday it had made three credible sightings of foreign undersea activity in its waters during the past few days amid reports of a suspected Russian intrusion in the area.

    • Oct. 19, 2014
  11. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies Oct. 16 on Capitol Hill. J. Scott Applewhite / AP

    CDC to revise Ebola protocol; military readies medical team

    Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear 'with no skin showing,' a top federal health official said Sunday, and the Pentagon announced it was forming a team to assist medical staff in the U.S., if

    • Oct. 19, 2014
  12. Service members and civilians stand at attention July 2 at Naval Station Rota, Spain. Spain agreed to allow the U.S. to use Rota and the air base at Moron de la Frontera to support its efforts to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. MC William Clark / Navy

    Spain gives U.S. go-ahead to use bases against Ebola

    Spain has agreed to allow the U.S. to use two military bases in the southwest of the country to support its efforts to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

    • Oct. 19, 2014
  13. Staff Sgt. Nickolas Clarke, an Army Ranger instructor, is credited with rescuing swimmers in distress during his recuperation from neck surgery. Ilka Cole / Air Force

    Ranger rescue: Instructor saves 2 at Florida beach

    Typical recovery from neck surgery: Plenty of rest.

    • Oct. 19, 2014
  14. Retired Army Col. Scott Lang went downrange as a civilian for defense contractor Exelis Mission Systems Corp. Aaron Hunt / Exelis Systems Corp.

    Overseas federal contractor jobs common in industry

    After Scott Lang's tours in Iraq and Kuwait, you might think the last thing he would want to do is go back to the Middle East.

    • Oct. 19, 2014
  15. An F-22 Raptor taxis in the Middle East prior to strike operations in Syria on Sept. 23. Concern over possible civilian casualties has limited the airstrikes approved over Iraq and Syria. Tech. Sgt. Russ Scalf / US Air Force

    One month in, mixed reviews on Iraq, Syria airstrikes

    On Sept. 23, the U.S. began airstrikes against militants aligned with the Islamic States (IS) inside Syria, kicking off what President Obama and top military leaders characterizes as a campaign that will last for some time.

    • Oct. 19, 2014
  16. The USS Detroit is christened Oct. 18 at the Marinette Marine Corp. shipyard in Marinette, Wis. Rick Gebhard / AP

    Future USS Detroit christened in Wisconsin

    The Navy has christened a warship named after Michigan's largest city.

    • Oct. 19, 2014
  17. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during an Oct. 18 news conference. Massoud Hossaini / AP

    Turkey would oppose U.S. arms transfers to Kurds

    Turkey would not agree to any U.S.

    • Oct. 19, 2014
  18. President Obama speaks to media during an Oct. 16 meeting with his Ebola response team in the Oval Office of the White House. Jacquelyn Martin / AP

    Obama switches gears, confronting Ebola head on

    President Obama delayed acting on immigration and an attorney general nomination this fall to dodge the politics of the midterm campaign season. But there was one topic he could not push aside — Ebola.

    • Oct. 19, 2014
  19. Air Force Falcons running back D.J. Johnson (3) dives for a touchdown Oct. 18 at Falcon Stadium. The Falcons defeated the Lobos 35-31. Isaiah J. Downing / USA Today

    Pearson's TD toss helps Air Force beat Lobos, 35-31

    Fullbacks Shayne Davern and D.J. Johnson lent a hand to Air Force's passing game with the pounding of their feet.

    • Oct. 19, 2014
  20. Kent State keeps Army winless on road, 39-17

    Army coach Jeff Monken minced no words during a 35-minute postgame address to his team.

    • Oct. 19, 2014
  21. South Korean soldiers stand guard at a military check point Sept. 17 near the border village of Panmunjom, which has separated the two Koreas since the Korean War. Ahn Young-joon / AP

    South Korea: 2 Koreas exchange gunfire along border

    Troops from the rival Koreas exchanged gunfire Sunday along their heavily fortified border in the second such shooting in less than 10 days, South Korean officials said.

    • Oct. 19, 2014
  22. New Power Plant? The Air Force is looking at putting new engines on its B-52 fleet, but budget challenges will likely keep it from happening. Airman 1st Class Mozer Da Cunha/ / US Air Force

    Air Force strike chief urges B-52 engine replacement

    The head of U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command wants the service to consider installing new engines on its aging B-52 fleet, but budget realities could intervene.

    • Oct. 18, 2014
  23. The carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower ended a yearlong drydock overhaul in late August, but more unforeseen repair work must be done before it's ready for work-ups. MCSN Ryan U. Kledzik/Navy

    Flattop flip-flop: Repair problems force schedule change-up

    The flip-flop of two carrier deployments has revealed the Achilles' heel of the latest deployment plan — designed to make ship schedules more predictable — before it was even able to get started.

    • Oct. 18, 2014
  24. A member of the military mans a gun on Swedish Navy fast-attack craft in the the Stockholm Archipelago, Sweden, on Saturday. Sweden's military continues to investigate reports of 'foreign underwater activity' in the Stockholm archipelago using high-tech equipped naval vessels, aircraft and home guard forces. Pontus Lundahl / AP

    Swedish military investigates 'foreign underwater activity'

    Sweden's military continues to investigate reports of 'foreign underwater activity' in the Stockholm archipelago using high-tech equipped naval vessels, aircraft and home guard forces.

    • Oct. 18, 2014
  25. Marines aboard an amphibious assault vehicle pass the amphibious assault ship Wasp during Bold Alligator 2012. Marines and sailors will conduct crisis response training during this year's blue-green exercise. Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan V

    Bold Alligator is back

    The blue-green team will flex its amphibious muscles once again in Exercise Bold Alligator 2014, planned for late October-early November.

    • Oct. 18, 2014
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