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...

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...

Defense spending bill approved by House


WASHINGTON — The House on Wednesday approved a defense spending measure to direct more than $670 billion towards a wave of Defense...

The Operational Camouflage Pattern uniform has been issued to airmen deploying overseas since 2012, the Air Force said. (DANIEL TER HAAR/U.S. AIR FORCE)

Goodbye, tiger stripes: Air Force gears up for Oct. 1 rollout of OCP uniform


The Air Force is gearing up for its adoption of the Army’s Operational Camouflage Pattern uniform, which will be standard issue for...

Marines to make changes to physical and combat fitness tests


DEFENSE MEDIA ACTIVITY, Md -- Marine Corps MARADMIN 539/18 announced three major changes to MCO 6100.3A affecting the standard...

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (Sept. 24, 2018) Rear Adm. Jeff Hughes, right, commander of Navy Personnel Command (NPC), Ann Stewart, assistant commander of NPC for pay and personnel management, and Cmdr. Ross Drenning, MyNavy Career Center operations center director, cut a ribbon to open the MyNavy Career Center (MNCC) Contact Center. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew Riggs/Released)

MyNavy Career Center Open for Business 24/7


MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) -- Delivering on a promise to provide Sailor-focused customer service and around-the-clock assistance, Navy...

The amphibious assault ship USS Wasp sails in the Philippine Sea on Aug. 26, 2018. (TAYLOR KING/U.S. NAVY)

China denies US request for port call to Hong Kong, report says


Beijing has denied a U.S. port visit to Hong Kong amid trade tensions and sanctions, according to a Tuesday Wall Street Journal...

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) leads a formation of Carrier Strike Group Five ships as U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress aircrafts and U.S. Navy F/A-18s pass overhead for a photo exercise during Valiant Shield 2018. The biennial, U.S. only, field-training exercise focuses on integration of joint training among the U.S. Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. This is the seventh exercise in the Valiant Shield series that began in 2006. (KAILA PETERS/U.S. NAVY PHOTO)

Ronald Reagan sailors give back on Guam after wrapping up Valiant Shield drills


YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — The USS Ronald Reagan strike group arrived in Guam this week after wrapping up “successful” Valiant...

Gen. Robert B. Abrams, nominee to serve as the next commander of U.N. Command, Combined Forces Command and U.S. Forces Korea, makes his opening statement during a Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill, Sept. 25, 2018. (JOE GROMELSKI/STARS AND STRIPES)

Gen. Abrams: Joint US-South Korea military exercises a top priority


WASHINGTON – Gen. Robert B. Abrams, nominated to become commander of U.S. Forces Korea, told a panel of senators on Tuesday that...


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