- US defense secretary visits Newport during New England trip Updated: May-25-16 12:21 am
NEWPORT, Rhode Island - U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is visiting Rhode Island as part of a multi-day trip to New England to see Navy installations and meet service members.
- Purple Heart awarded to Navy officer 47 years after death Updated: May-24-16 6:12 am
BROOKLINE, Massachusetts - The family of a US Navy commander killed in action accepted a long-overdue Purple Heart award on his behalf after nearly 50 years of fighting to correct his military record.
- The Latest: UN says 50,000 civilians in Fallujah at risk Updated: May-23-16 3:03 pm
DAMASCUS, Syria - The Latest on a violent day in the Middle East, with deadly bombings in Syria and Yemen and the start of an Iraqi government offensive to retake the city of Fallujah from the Islamic State group (all times local):
- The Latest: Pakistan informed of drone hit on Taliban leader Updated: May-22-16 1:16 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan - The Latest on the killing of Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Akhtar Mansour in a drone strike (all times local):
- Top US commander makes secret visit to Syria Updated: May-21-16 6:45 pm
NORTHERN SYRIA - On a secret trip to Syria, the new commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East said Saturday he felt a moral obligation to enter a war zone to check on his troops and make his own assessment of progress in organizing local Arab and Kurd fighters for what has been a slow campaign to push the Islamic State out of Syria.
- US says Iraqi forces have retaken western town of Rutba Updated: May-20-16 7:40 pm
TAJI, Iraq - The top American general for the Middle East said Friday he is confident that Iraq is on course to defeating the Islamic State, but his words were spare and cautious, his tone notably muted.
- Atlantic City Coast Guard station gets new commander Updated: May-20-16 3:57 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - The Coast Guard's Atlantic City air station has a new commanding officer.
- Israel defense chief quits, cites lack of trust in Netanyahu Updated: May-20-16 1:37 pm
JERUSALEM - Israel's defense minister announced his resignation Friday, saying the governing party had been taken over by "extremist and dangerous elements" and that he no longer trusts Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
- Hezbollah credits slain commander for Syrian forces' gains Updated: May-20-16 1:10 pm
BEIRUT - The Lebanese militant Hezbollah group has credited its slain top military commander for the recent advances made by Syrian government forces.
- Army Corps of Engineers commander retiring Updated: May-19-16 1:11 am
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is getting a new commander.
- US commander: Islamic State trying to regain initiative Updated: May-18-16 2:53 pm
KUWAIT CITY - Deadly bombings in Baghdad may signal a shift in tactics by the Islamic State, determined to rebound from a series of battlefield losses and the group's hope that attacks in the capital will distract already divided Iraqi leaders, a top U.S. general said Wednesday.
- Weather forces cancellation of Air Force secretary's jump Updated: May-18-16 1:47 pm
CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, New Mexico - Weather put a damper on Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James' plans for a tandem parachute jump with members of a special unit training at Cannon Air Force Base.
- Senate approves new Army secretary after Guantanamo delay Updated: May-17-16 8:34 pm
WASHINGTON - The Senate confirmed the long-stalled nomination of Eric Fanning to be Army secretary, making him the first openly gay leader of a U.S. military service.
- Bergdahl to be court-martialed under new commander-in-chief Updated: May-17-16 2:27 pm
FORT BRAGG, North Carolina - A new commander-in-chief will be in charge when Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is court-martialed in February.
- Air Force secretary to make first jump with airmen Updated: May-17-16 5:57 am
CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, New Mexico - Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James is preparing to make her first tandem parachute jump with members of a special unit at Cannon Air Force Base.
- Flying unit at Ohio Air Force base gets new commander Updated: May-16-16 3:36 am
DAYTON, Ohio - The last remaining flying unit at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in southwest Ohio has a new commander.
- General is 1st woman to lead top-tier US combat command Updated: May-13-16 11:33 pm
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colorado - Air Force Gen. Lori J. Robinson on Friday became the first woman to lead a top-tier U.S. warfighting command when she took charge of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command in Colorado.
- Military plans security changes after killings in Tennessee Updated: May-13-16 5:23 pm
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colorado - The Pentagon is developing a way to quickly warn military personnel in the U.S. about threats to their safety like the 2015 attack that killed four Marines and a sailor in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Friday.
- The Latest: 1st woman takes over top US command Updated: May-13-16 1:50 pm
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colorado - The Latest on the installation of the first woman to lead a top-tier U.S. warfighting command. (all times local):
- Navy officer fired over Iran's detention of 10 sailors Updated: May-12-16 6:26 pm
WASHINGTON - The Navy has fired the commander of the 10 American sailors who wandered into Iranian territorial waters in the Persian Gulf and were captured and held by Iran for about 15 hours.
- Call me Lord Prime Minister: Cambodia wants PM title used Updated: May-12-16 7:21 am
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - For years, some Cambodian media have referred to the country's longtime leader simply as Prime Minister Hun Sen. Authorities are now warning that has to stop.
- New commander set to take charge of Air Force lab in Ohio Updated: May-12-16 12:25 am
DAYTON, Ohio - A new commander is ready to take charge of a research laboratory at Ohio's largest military base.
- US general: More cross-border cooperation needed to fight IS Updated: May-09-16 10:09 am
AMMAN, Jordan - The new commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command says an international coalition of special forces fighting Islamic State extremists must cooperate more closely and "adapt faster than the enemy."
- US Navy commander says canceled HK visit a minor hurdle Updated: May-06-16 9:27 am
SHANGHAI - The commander of the U.S. Navy's 7th Fleet on Friday dismissed the cancellation of a planned port visit to Hong Kong by an American aircraft carrier as a "minor hurdle" in relations between the two militaries.
- Secretary of Navy backs Reynolds' NFL bid with Ravens Updated: May-05-16 4:17 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - The Secretary of the Navy hopes to see Keenan Reynolds immediately pursue a career in the NFL.