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  1. An image made available by the jihadist Twitter account Al-Baraka news on June 11 allegedly shows militants of the Islamic State group waving the Islamic Jihad flag and holding up their weapons as a vehicle drives on a newly cut road through the Syrian-Iraqi border. AFP/Getty Images

    ISR reservists join ops against Islamic State group

    The Air Force is surging reservists with experience in ISR in order to assist in ongoing operations against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.

    • Oct. 25, 2014
  2. Cmdr. Joseph Fauth, (ret.), was ousted as the CO of CRS-3 Aug. 12 for his handling of a sex assault case. Navy

    CO's handling of assault case ends his career

    Cmdr. Joseph Fauth was deployed to the United Arab Emirates in February when his handling of a sex assault thousands of miles away undid his career.

    • Oct. 25, 2014
  3. The service has outlined five re-enlistment options for soldiers looking to continue their careers in the Regular Army. Re-up opportunities will now shift on a quarterly basis to better reflect the evolving manpower needs. Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann/Army

    Army issues new reenlistment rules

    The Regular Army retention program that opened Oct. 1 includes five re-enlistment options for qualified soldiers whose terms of service will expire before Sept. 30, 2015.

    • Oct. 25, 2014
  4. Former Lance Cpl. Matt Elhinney, who wrote a viral post about being shot in Afghanistan, is using social media to encourage Veterans Affairs reform. YouTube screengrab

    Injured Marine uses viral posts to promote VA reform

    Many are likely to view getting shot as the worst thing a person could experience, but former Lance Cpl. Matt McElhinney said getting turned over to Veterans Affairs care has been more painful than anything he experienced on the battlefield.

    • Oct. 25, 2014
  5. Marines conduct an exercise during a Corporals Course at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in February. New education and promotion requirements mean corporals will soon have to complete two courses including the Corporals Course Distance Education Program and a command-sponsored Corporals Course. Lance Cpl. Matthew J. Bragg/Marine Corps

    New rules are official for promotion to corporal through gunny

    Lance corporals through staff sergeants looking to pick up their next rank will have to complete new command seminar or resident course requirements in order to be eligible for promotion.

    • Oct. 25, 2014
  6. In this photo taken on Oct. 1, Hannah Ackerman poses for a photo at the Cedar Falls Woman's Club in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Ackerman has started a one-woman drive to get 74 sailors of the USS Frank Evans, killed in a ship-to-ship collision off Vietnam in 1969, added to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington. Courtney Collins / AP

    Woman fights to get lost sailors on Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall

    It has been 45 years since 74 American sailors died when their ship was cut in two by an Australian carrier off the coast of Vietnam.

    • Oct. 25, 2014
  7. This photo shows an entrance sign to Fort Bragg, N.C., on April 24, 2007. Gerry Broome / The Associated Press

    Lejeune Marine killed during training at Ft. Bragg

    A North Carolina Marine was killed during an artillery training exercise at Ft. Bragg, Marine officials said Saturday.

    • Oct. 25, 2014
  8. The view in 1944 from offshore, looking toward Ford Island, showing the USS Utah's starboard deck edge area during righting operations. Visible on her superstructure deck, in center, are an open single gun mount and a quad machine gun mount. NHHC Collection/Navy

    Sonar mapping shines new light on USS Utah

    Above the water, the effects of 73 years on the partially sunken warship USS Utah are evident at its resting place just off Ford Island.

    • Oct. 25, 2014
  9. In this July 3 photo, an elite unit of women Kurdish Peshmerga fighters trains in Sulaimaniyah, 160 miles (260 kilometers) northeast of Baghdad, Iraq. Among the Kurdish fighters defending the Syrian town of Kobani against the IS are thousands of women. In April, Kurdish fighters created all-female combat units that have grown to include more than 10,000 women who played a major role in battles against IS, said Nasser Haj Mansour, a defense official in Syria's Kurdish region. AP

    Women are on front lines in Syria, Iraq against IS

    Just over a year ago, Afshin Kobani was a teacher. Now, the Kurdish Syrian woman has traded the classroom for the front lines in the battle for Kobani, a town besieged by fighters from the Islamic State extremist group.

    • Oct. 25, 2014
  10. Meghan McCain, daughter of Sen. John McCain, hosts the 'Return The Service' segment of 'Take Part Live.' Courtesy of Participant Media

    Five Questions: Meghan McCain, co-host of 'TakePart Live' on Pivot TV

    Meghan McCain wants America to know about the issues veterans face and the skills veterans possess that can make them top performers at any business.

    • Oct. 25, 2014
  11. Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds, left, runs into the end zone for a touchdown past San Jose State linebacker Vince Buhagiar (36) in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Annapolis, Md., on Saturday. Patrick Semansky / AP

    Reynolds carries Navy past San Jose State 41-31

    After falling behind 3-0, the Midshipmen peeled off five touchdowns and two field goals over their next six possessions.

    • Oct. 25, 2014
  12. Air Force wants testing range expanded in Utah

    The Air Force wants to expand its test range in rural Utah so F-35 pilots have more room to train.

    • Oct. 25, 2014
  13. Electronics Technician 2nd class Jason Pickering hoists the commissioning pennant on the mast of the U.S. Navy attack submarine USS North Dakota (SSN 784) during commissioning ceremonies Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at the Navy submarine base in Groton, Conn. USS North Dakota is a $2.6 billion attack submarine is capable of launching Tomahawk cruise missiles, delivering special forces and carrying out surveillance over land and sea. (AP Photo/The Day, Sean D. Elliot) MANDATORY CREDIT SEAN D. ELLIOT / AP

    Navy's newest sub, USS North Dakota, joins fleet

    The Navy's newest submarine is joining the fleet.

    • Oct. 25, 2014
  14. This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on October 24 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un attending a military drill. KNS / AFP/Getty Images

    U.S. general: Kim was never out of power in North Korea

    North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un's recent 40-day disappearance from public view sparked speculation of a coup or serious illness, but U.S.

    • Oct. 25, 2014
  15. A Coast Guard forcewide survey is designed to get enlisted members' feedback on their day-to-day work, which will inform the effort to update exams and advancement courses. PO3 Peter Brown/Coast Guard

    Enlisted training overhaul in the works in Coast Guard

    Coast Guard leaders are looking to overhaul enlisted professional education, but they first want to hear what Coasties want.

    • Oct. 25, 2014
  16. New list of MOSs open for reclassification

    A new menu of Selective Retention Bonuses becomes available Oct. 31. In announcing these SRB changes in mid-October, the Army has given eligible soldiers a 21/2–week notice to opt-in for bonus rates that took effect July 2, but that will expire Oct. 31.

    • Oct. 25, 2014
  17. The Army's five new re-up options

    The Army has released five basic re-enlistment options for the 2015 retention program. They are:

    • Oct. 25, 2014
  18. Cmdr. John Bradford was fired as the skipper of the destroyer Stethem after his ship ran over and sank a wooden canoe near Subic Bay. Bradford took command of the Stethem in a May 20 ceremony. MCSN Abby Rader/Navy

    Destroyer CO sacked after Philippines canoe collision

    A week after the Philippine media reported that the destroyer Stethem had run over a small canoe near Subic Bay, the ship's skipper has been fired.

    • Oct. 24, 2014
  19.  Todd Warshaw / Getty Images

    Marine dies in Iraq, second reported loss tied to Islamic State fight

    The U.S. military is investigating a Marine's death in Iraq, the ?second reported fatality of an American service member supporting efforts to combat the Islamic State group.

    • Oct. 24, 2014
  20. Lt. Col. Gerald H. Green III was fired Oct. 9 from his role as head of the Warrior Training Center at Fort Benning, Georgia. He remains under investigation. Courtesy photo

    Head of Fort Benning Warrior Training Center relieved of command

    The head of the Warrior Training Center, a Fort Benning, Georgia-based unit that offers pre-Ranger and other training primarily for Army National Guard soldiers, was relieved of command Oct. 9 and is under investigation, the base announced Friday.

    • Oct. 24, 2014
  21. Fifty airmen identified by the June enlisted retention board for early separation from the Air Force can stay in as a result of a coding mistake. They can still leave the service as planned and separate by Jan. 31. Air Force

    Air Force review shows 50 airmen can remain on active duty

    Fifty airmen who were told that they must separate by Jan. 31 have been offered the option of remaining on active-duty, Air Force officials said Friday.

    • Oct. 24, 2014
  22. Army Spc. Kristal Calderon, with the 35th Signal Brigade (Theater Tactical), practices donning and removing personal protective gear during training at Fort Gordon, Ga. Her unit was due to deploy to Liberia, Africa, in late October. Capt. Lindsay Roman / /Army

    U.S. force to fight Ebola virus starts training in San Antonio

    The U.S. military effort to help contain the Ebola virus at home and in West Africa is gaining steam.

    • Oct. 24, 2014
  23. Army Rangers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, clear a building during a live fire exercise on Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., Jan. 23. Pfc. Rashene Mincy/Army

    Army 'funding cliff' may mean more demand for deployments, reserve soldiers, leader says

    The Army likely will look to the National Guard and Army Reserve to fill steady-state missions as it deals with increasing demands for soldiers around the world.

    • Oct. 24, 2014
  24. Army announces sgt., staff sgt. selections for November

    These Regular Army soldiers are eligible for promotion to sergeant and staff sergeant on Nov. 1, based on their accomplishments under the cutoff scores system, the Army announced Friday:

    • Oct. 24, 2014
  25. Iraqi security forces and gunmen rest on a sidewalk following clashes with jihadists in September in Anbar province. U.S. military officials are wrestling with how to calibrate their advise-and-assist mission with Iraqi forces in the fight against the Islamic State, which is growing especially heated in Anbar. AZHAR SHALLAL / AFP via Getty Images

    U.S. war planners focus on advisers in Anbar

    Top US military planners want to expand the limited advise-and-assist mission in Iraq and are talking to allied partner nations about potentially putting non-American troops on the ground to help support the fight against Islamic State militants, according to several military officials.

    • Oct. 24, 2014
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