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  1. The Army's 101st Airborne Division, based at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, will provide about 700 of the 1,400 troops expected to head to Liberia in October. Fort Campbell

    U.S. troops head to Africa for Ebola mission

    About 1,400 soldiers will head to Liberia in October to help support the fight against the Ebola virus that is spreading across West Africa, a Pentagon official said Tuesday.

    • Sep. 30, 2014
  2. An MV-22B Osprey disembarks Marines Dec. 9, 2013, at Baker runway on Tinian's North Field during Exercise Forager Fury II. The Osprey is integral to the Marines' growing global crisis response duties. Lance Cpl. Antonio Rubio/Marines

    5th Marine Regiment will lead new crisis response unit in Middle East

    The Marines' new crisis response unit in U.S. Central Command will reach initial operating capability tomorrow with Camp Pendleton's 5th Marine Regiment as its headquarters element, military officials said today.

    • Sep. 30, 2014
  3. Above: Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry Spencer wants to reinvigorate the Airmen Powered by Innovation campaign that draws cost-saving ideas from airmen. Rob Curtis/Staff

    Vice chief to airmen: How do we cut costs?

    Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry Spencer has collected thousands of suggestions from airmen about how to cut costs Air Force-wide and at the unit level some were so good that the Air Force has already adopted them.

    • Sep. 30, 2014
  4. Capt. Wayne Brown, seen here at the July 2 change of command ceremony when he took charge of the amphibious assault ship Boxer, was fired from his command post less than 90 days later. MC3 Robert R. Sanchez / Navy

    Boxer CO fired after short stint in charge

    Capt. Wayne Brown's big deck command tour was short-lived.

    • Sep. 30, 2014
  5. A spokesman for Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., said on Sept. 29 that the congressman, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, was not trying to undermine President Obama's military actions in the Middle East by recently urging generals who disagreed with the president to resign 'in a blaze of glory.' Julia Moss / AP

    Calls for brass to resign add to debate over Mideast policy

    Recent calls for the Pentagon's top brass to resign in protest of President Obama's policy toward Iraq and Syria may pack a political punch, but they rest on no actual historical precedent.

    • Sep. 30, 2014
  6. Students at a Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training couse participate in a surf passage training exercise. Women will be integrated into the elite SEAL community unless U.S. Special Operations Command and the Navy offer a compelling reason for it to remain closed to them. MC2 Kyle D. Gahlau / Navy

    Mabus: Review of women joining SEALs on track

    A U.S. Special Operations Command report on integrating women into the elite Navy SEAL community was due back in July, but officials aren't able to confirm whether it's been completed or when leadership will be briefed.

    • Sep. 30, 2014
  7. Senegalese Companie de Fusilier Marine Commandos and U.S. Marines conduct Marine Corps Martial Arts training in 2013. The Marines recently announced plans to establish permanent staging locations in the west African nations of Senegal, Ghana and Gabon. Sgt. Marco Mancha / Marine Corps

    Marines establish three new staging locations in West Africa

    The Corps has established three new staging outposts in Senegal, Ghana and Gabon that will help Marines respond to crises in Africa more quickly.

    • Sep. 30, 2014
  8. Erectile dysfunction diagnoses have increased in the U.S. military in the past decade, with the rate among troops more than doubling. Getty Images

    ED cases among troops double since 2004

    Erectile dysfunction diagnoses have skyrocketed in the U.S. military in the past decade, with the rate among troops more than doubling from 2004 to 2013.

    • Sep. 30, 2014
  9. Hackers allegedly stole $100 million in intellectual property including software used in training Apache pilots. Here, an Army battle commander operates an Apache flight simulator. Terry Moore

    Hackers charged with stealing Apache training software

    Two members of what the Justice Department calls an 'international computer hacking ring' pleaded guilty to charges related to the theft of $100 million in intellectual property including software used to train Apache helicopter pilots.

    • Sep. 30, 2014
  10. Navy: Nuclear shipyard workers got unearned credit

    Hundreds of nuclear workers at a Navy shipyard have been placed on restrictive duty after investigators discovered they were given credit for attending continuing training they didn't actually attend, an official said Tuesday.

    • Sep. 30, 2014
  11. The families of murder victims David and Whitney Dunlap spoke to the media on Sept. 30 outside the El Paso County Terry R. Harris Judicial Complex in Colorado Springs, Colo. Jerilee Bennett / AP

    Jury convicts teen in slayings of Fort Carson newlyweds

    It took a jury in Colorado Springs, Colorado, less than four hours to convict a teenager of killing a Fort Carson soldier and his pregnant wife during a burglary.

    • Sep. 30, 2014
  12. Omar Gonzalez, accused White House fence jumper, was indicted Sept. 30. New River Regional Jail

    White House intruder who eluded Secret Service indicted

    A Texas man who climbed a fence, eluded Secret Service and entered the White House was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury for entering a restricted building, carrying a deadly weapon and unlawfully possessing ammunition.

    • Sep. 30, 2014
  13.  U.S. Central Command/YouTube

    CENTCOM posts new combat footage of airstrikes in Iraq, Syria

    The U.S. Central Command released Tuesday another set of combat videos of airstrikes against Islamic State group facilities and vehicles in both Syria and Iraq.

    • Sep. 30, 2014
  14. A British RAF tornado fighter jets prepares to land on an airstrip at RAF Akrotiri, Limassol, Cyprus, after returning from a mission over Iraq on September 27. The British House of Commons voted by 524 to 43 on Friday to approve combat missions in Iraq in order to halt the advance of Isis militants. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds / Getty Images

    Kurds claim advances in Iraq as Britain joins fray

    Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq captured a border crossing with Syria on Tuesday, expelling Islamic State militants in heavy fighting that ground down to vicious house-to-house combat and close quarters sniping.

    • Sep. 30, 2014
  15. Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson says one of its A-10 attack jets had to make a hard landing on its belly but that the pilot is OK. Master Sgt. Terry Atwell / Air Force

    A-10 lands on its belly at Davis-Monthan AFB

    Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson says one of its A-10 attack jets had to make a hard landing on its belly but that the pilot is OK.

    • Sep. 30, 2014
  16. A fire destroys a fishing boat in the Atlantic Ocean as seen from the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt. After two fishermen took to their life raft after unsuccessfully fighting the fire, the Theodore Roosevelt assisted Naval Air Warfare Center 38 in their rescue. MCSN William Spears / Navy

    Navy: Aircraft carrier helps rescue 2 fishermen

    The Navy says a Virginia-based aircraft carrier helped rescue two fishermen off the coast of Florida.

    • Sep. 30, 2014
  17. Afghan National Security Adviser Hanif Atmar, right, and U.S. ambassador James Cunningham hold their documents after signing a deal to allow some U.S. troops to stay in Afghanistan. Shah Marai / AFP/Getty Images

    Afghanistan, U.S. sign long-awaited security pact

    The United States and Afghanistan on Tuesday signed a long-delayed security agreement that will allow about 9,800 American troops to remain in the country past this year.

    • Sep. 30, 2014
  18. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas WFAA

    CDC: Ebola confirmed in Dallas patient

    A patient in a Dallas hospital has been confirmed to have the deadly Ebola virus, News 8 has learned.

    • Sep. 30, 2014
  19. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash, said in a letter that she is dismayed by reports of the 'ongoing failure' of International Auto Logistics. AP

    Senator: POV moving company's problems linger

    The chairwoman of the Senate Budget Committee wants military officials to consider dumping a defense contractor responsible for moving troops' personal vehicles to and from overseas bases when they move on reassignment orders, citing significant delays an

    • Sep. 30, 2014
  20. The transfer of prisoners out of Guantanamo Bay has ground to a halt amid a slow Pentagon approval process, causing deep frustration within the administration and raising doubts that President Obama will be able to fulfill his campaign promise to close the offshore prison for terrorism suspects. Brennan Linsley / AP

    Obama goal of Gitmo closure stalled at Pentagon

    The transfer of prisoners out of Guantanamo Bay has ground to a halt amid a slow Pentagon approval process, causing deep frustration within the administration and raising doubts that President Obama will be able to fulfill his campaign promise to close th

    • Sep. 30, 2014
  21. Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work told the Council on Foreign Relations that the U.S. would come to the aid of its allies in Asia if attacked or threatened. Hayat Norimine

    Top DoD official: U.S. will 'respond' if Japan-China dispute escalates

    The U.S. will respond with military force if allies in the Pacific region are threatened, Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work said on Tuesday in response to questions about Japan's dispute with China over the Senkaku Islands.

    • Sep. 30, 2014
  22. New York Sen. Kristen Gillibrand, left, and Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill hold a news conference at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center on July 30 in Washington, D.C. Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

    Sen. McCaskill seeks probe of Fort Leonard Wood Army leaders on sex assault policies

    Sen. Claire McCaskill has asked the Pentagon to investigate allegations that Army leaders at Fort Leonard Wood discouraged trainees from reporting sexual assaults.

    • Sep. 30, 2014
  23. A mid is seen an image taken from a U.S. Naval Academy video aimed at preventing sexual assault on college campuses. U.S. Naval Academy

    Naval Academy joins Obama's 'It's On Us' campaign

    The U.S. Naval Academy has joined President Obama's 'It's On Us' campaign to encourage college students to take responsibility in stopping sexual assault.

    • Sep. 30, 2014
  24. A U.S. Air Force KC-10 Extender aircraft refuels an F-22 Raptor aircraft on Sept. 26 over an undisclosed location before strike operations in Syria. Tech. Sgt. Russ Scalf / Air Force

    U.S.-led airstrikes hit Islamic State near Turkey

    U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeted fighters, vehicles and artillery pieces of the Islamic State group on both sides of the Syria-Iraq border Tuesday, including around a beleaguered Kurdish town near the Syrian-Turkish that is under assault by the militants, activists said.

    • Sep. 30, 2014
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