- Report: Captain drank with his Navy crew, harassed women Updated: Feb-05-16 5:56 pm
NORFOLK, Virginia - A former commanding officer could be dismissed from the Navy over numerous misconduct allegations after a night of heavy drinking with his crew while he was in charge of the guided missile cruiser the USS Anzio.
- General says troop cuts constrain Afghan training mission Updated: Feb-04-16 6:11 pm
WASHINGTON - The ability to train and advise the still green Afghan security forces will be constrained if the U.S. troop level is cut to 5,500 as President Barack Obama has proposed, the senior American commander in Afghanistan said on Thursday.
- Commander of Groton-based sub dismissed for poor performance Updated: Feb-04-16 11:32 am
GROTON, Connecticut - The U.S. Navy says the commander of an attack submarine based in Groton, Connecticut, has been relieved of his duties due to poor performance.
- Leader of Maine National Guard promoted to brigadier general Updated: Feb-04-16 4:01 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - The leader of the Maine National Guard is now a brigadier general.
- Defense secretary says plan focuses on high-end ships Updated: Feb-03-16 7:39 pm
SAN DIEGO - The Pentagon's budget plan over the next five years will focus on investing in more high-end Naval ships and a newly modified defense missile able to also target ships at long range, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday.
- Trace elements of DNA found from Hawaii helicopter crash Updated: Feb-02-16 10:48 pm
HONOLULU - Trace elements of DNA have been found from Marines killed in a helicopter crash off Hawaii last month, the Marine Corps said Tuesday.
- The Latest: Navy commander pleads guilty in bribery case Updated: Jan-28-16 7:35 pm
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- Defense chief to seek longer family leave Updated: Jan-28-16 4:33 pm
WASHINGTON - U.S. officials say Defense Secretary Ash Carter intends to double the length of maternity leave for female service members. He'll also work to boost time off for paternity leave and adoptions.
- Pentagon chief seeks to improved family leave, child care Updated: Jan-28-16 4:22 pm
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Thursday unveiled a series of family-friendly proposals for the military that would increase parental leave, child care and health care coverage to bolster efforts to recruit and retain high-quality service members.
- Air Force withheld nuclear mishap from Pentagon review team Updated: Jan-23-16 3:35 pm
WASHINGTON - In the spring of 2014, as a team of experts was examining what ailed the U.S. nuclear force, the Air Force withheld from them the fact that it was simultaneously investigating damage to a nuclear-armed missile in its launch silo caused by three airmen.
- Senior RAF officer appointed head of Britain's armed forces Updated: Jan-22-16 8:07 am
LONDON - The British government has appointed a senior Royal Air Force officer to head the country's armed forces.
- Army secretary nominee worried about cuts to Army's size Updated: Jan-21-16 11:34 am
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration's nominee to be the Army's top civilian official said Thursday he is worried about plans to reduce the Army's size to about 450,000 active-duty troops.
- Poland's defense chief: We want constant NATO, US presence Updated: Jan-16-16 12:35 pm
WARSAW, Poland - Poland's defense minister says his country wants to have permanent NATO and U.S. troops' presence to ward off security threats.
- US Navy Secretary to visit University of New Mexico Updated: Jan-15-16 8:26 am
- Carter announce new commander for Middle East Updated: Jan-14-16 5:35 pm
MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Florida - Defense Secretary Ash Carter is announcing that the general who heads his special operations forces will be nominated as the next commander for the Middle East.
- Navy leader seeks new ways to combat sexual assault Updated: Jan-14-16 5:16 pm
WASHINGTON - The Navy's new top officer is launching several initiatives targeting the problem of sexual assault in the ranks.
- The Latest: Iran state TV broadcasts US sailors 'apology' Updated: Jan-13-16 4:05 pm
TEHRAN, Iran - The latest developments following the release of 10 U.S. Navy sailors detained by Iran after entering its territorial waters (All times local).
- Niger says 4 soldiers confess to December coup plot Updated: Jan-13-16 12:43 pm
NIAMEY, Niger - Four of Niger's army officers arrested in December confessed to planning an attempt to overthrow the government, the defense minister said Wednesday.
- Retired Thai general to head rubber body amid price crisis Updated: Jan-13-16 5:56 am
BANGKOK - A retired army general has been appointed to oversee the Thai government's response to falling rubber prices after the Cabinet promised subsidies for struggling rubber growers.
- Wilmington Coast Guard commander temporarily removed Updated: Jan-12-16 4:10 pm
WILMINGTON, North Carolina - The U.S. Coast Guard says the commander of Sector North Carolina in Wilmington has been temporarily relieved of his duty because of a loss of confidence in his ability to command.
- Army acting secretary steps aside amid stalled nomination Updated: Jan-11-16 1:44 pm
WASHINGTON - Acting Army Secretary Eric Fanning is stepping aside, at least temporarily, because the Senate hasn't confirmed his nomination, officials said Monday.
- Benghazi panel Republican 'hopeful' Clinton will be charged Updated: Jan-08-16 5:51 pm
WASHINGTON - A Republican member of the House Benghazi committee says he is "hopeful" the Justice Department will bring charges against Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for having classified information on her private email server.
- Villagers say Nigerian military killed suspects Updated: Jan-08-16 12:02 pm
YOLA, Nigeria - Villagers on Friday said Nigerian soldiers shot and killed a teacher and two middle-aged men who had been detained in northeast Nigeria, an account that comes amid accusations that many other people arrested by the military and vigilantes on suspicion of being Boko Haram fighters have disappeared and are feared dead.
- North Korea worries US Navy commander most in volatile Asia Updated: Jan-08-16 6:20 am
YOKOSUKA, Japan - U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin talked to reporters Friday about two of the biggest challenges the U.S. military faces in Asia: North Korea and the South China Sea.