- Colombian military plane crashes, killing all 11 on board Updated: Jul-31-15 8:25 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia - A Colombian military transport plane crashed in the country's north on Friday, killing all 11 personnel aboard.
- Defense secretary calls for review of security policies Updated: Jul-30-15 2:56 pm
WASHINGTON - Secretary of Defense Ash Carter has reminded the military service chiefs that Defense Department policy does allow some military personnel to be armed while working at recruiting centers and ROTC offices.
- Carter: Successful Iran nuclear deal better than strike Updated: Jul-29-15 7:45 pm
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday that the U.S. armed forces stand ready to confront Iran, but told lawmakers that a successful implementation of the nuclear agreement with Tehran is preferable to a military strike.
- Canadian military commander facing 10 sex-related charges Updated: Jul-28-15 3:25 pm
OTTAWA, Ontario - A high-ranking Canadian Forces officer is facing 10 sex-related charges related to allegations stemming from his mentoring of military cadets.
- 'Just the ticket': 4-star solution to nuclear Air Force ills Updated: Jul-27-15 2:01 pm
WASHINGTON - Working to reinvigorate its nuclear force after years of missteps and scandal, the Air Force is putting a four-star general in charge for the first time in the post-Cold War era. His mission: Restore institutional muscle and assert more influence on the force's behalf.
- UCF researcher appointed to Army advisory board Updated: Jul-26-15 3:10 am
ORLANDO, Florida - A University of Central Florida vice president has been appointed to serve on the Army Science Board.
- Defense Secretary Carter meeting with Kurds in Iraq Updated: Jul-24-15 7:35 am
IRBIL, Iraq - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter held talks Friday with Iraqi Kurdish leaders in their regional capital of Irbil, seeking insights to their military successes against the Islamic State.
- Army chief of staff to promote new Fort Carson general Updated: Jul-23-15 5:09 am
FORT CARSON, Colorado - The Army's top general will promote a Fort Carson commander to the rank of one-star general.
- Air Force secretary updates ND Guard members on priorities Updated: Jul-22-15 2:34 am
FARGO, North Dakota - The secretary of the U.S. Air Force says her visit to Fargo was meant to update members of the North Dakota Air National Guard base on her priorities.
- USS North Dakota submarine getting new commanding officer Updated: Jul-21-15 12:52 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - A Navy attack submarine named for the state of North Dakota is getting a new skipper.
- US general: Some recruiting station soldiers should be armed Updated: Jul-21-15 11:09 am
WASHINGTON - The general tapped to be the next Army chief of staff said Tuesday that if legal issues could be resolved he thinks it would be appropriate, in some cases, to arm soldiers manning recruiting stations.
- US Navy commander stresses positives in China relationship Updated: Jul-21-15 8:42 am
TOKYO - The Navy's new commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet sounded a conciliatory note toward China on Tuesday during the last stop of a three-country Asian tour.
- US Navy secretary: combat ship to be named USS Cincinnati Updated: Jul-21-15 4:05 am
CINCINNATI - A U.S. Navy combat ship designed to operate near shorelines will be named the USS Cincinnati.
- Teen hostage held since March escapes Philippine militants Updated: Jul-20-15 11:34 am
MANILA, Philippines - A teenager who was kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf gunmen in March escaped her captors Monday when government troops discovered the militants' jungle hideout in the southern Philippines, the military said.
- US Pacific Fleet chief joins surveillance of South China Sea Updated: Jul-19-15 8:50 am
MANILA, Philippines - In a move likely to irk China, the new U.S. commander of the Pacific Fleet joined a seven-hour surveillance flight over the disputed South China Sea over the weekend on board one of America's newest spy planes.
- Army Corps of Engineers in Baltimore has new commander Updated: Jul-17-15 2:45 pm
BALTIMORE - The Baltimore District of the Army Corps of Engineers is welcoming a new commander.
- Marine Corps Base Quantico gets new commanding officer Updated: Jul-17-15 2:41 pm
QUANTICO, Virginia - The Marine Corps base in Quantico, Virginia, has a new commanding officer.
- Robbins to take over as leader of 177th training brigade Updated: Jul-14-15 4:35 pm
HATTIESBURG, Mississippi - The 177th Combined Arms Training Brigade is scheduled to hold a change of command ceremony Wednesday at Camp Shelby south of Hattiesburg.
- General: US considers expanding Ukraine training to army Updated: Jul-13-15 5:08 pm
WASHINGTON - The U.S. is considering a plan to expand its military training of Ukrainian forces to include army soldiers, the commander of the U.S. Army in Europe said on Monday, describing a potential move that risks heightening tensions with Russia.
- Seoul: North Korea media confirms purging of defense chief Updated: Jul-13-15 1:28 am
SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea has officially confirmed the purging of its defense chief two months after Seoul's spy service said he had been executed for disloyalty to leader Kim Jong Un, a South Korean official said Monday.
- Official: Mali army disrupts attack plot in capital Updated: Jul-11-15 12:47 pm
BAMAKO, Mali - Special forces in Mali disrupted a network of at least six Islamic extremists plotting an attack in the country's capital, an army commander said Saturday.
- Defense chief Carter featured at counties conference in NC Updated: Jul-11-15 4:38 am
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter continues his North Carolina visit as a major convention gathers in Charlotte.
- Natick street named to honor commander killed in Afghanistan Updated: Jul-10-15 5:14 pm
NATICK, Massachusetts - A street leading to a U.S. Army base in Natick has been renamed to honor a military commander killed in Afghanistan.
- Defense chief Carter says military stays ready despite cuts Updated: Jul-10-15 1:08 pm
FORT BRAGG, North Carolina - Defense Secretary Ashton Carter says the military will continue to be able to defend against multiple threats around the world despite troop reductions bringing the Army to its lowest manpower level since before World War II.
- At apex of military, spotlight feels bright, power seems dim Updated: Jul-10-15 11:26 am
WASHINGTON - The man often called America's top military officer, the most powerful person in uniform, actually commands nothing. No tanks, no planes, no ships, no troops.