Military

File photo of soldiers. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Report: 1 In 3 Young Adults Too Fat To Enlist In Military

The nation’s obesity epidemic is causing significant recruiting problems for the military, with one in three young adults nationwide too fat to enlist, according to report issued Wednesday by a group of retired military leaders.

07/15/2015

Fort Lee Military Base in Virginia (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Va. Commission Makes Recommendations to Bolster Military

A state commission has released a report detailing how Virginia can help grow the military’s presence in the state.

07/07/2015

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Report: New Air Force Jet Could Fly Five Times Faster Than The Speed Of Sound

Military planners are working on a jet aircraft that would reach speeds of over Mach 5.

06/30/2015

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Ash Carter: US Sending Heavy Military Equipment To NATO Member States In Response To ‘Russia’s Provocations’

The U.S. is sending some 250 tanks, armored vehicles and other equipment to new NATO member states in response to “Russia’s provocations.”

06/23/2015

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U.S. to Pay Millions For Agent Orange Claims

Ending years of wait, the government agreed Thursday to provide disability benefits to as many as 2,100 Air Force reservists and active-duty forces exposed to Agent Orange residue on airplanes used in the Vietnam War.

06/18/2015

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VA Nomination On Hold In Senate Over Agent Orange Dispute

Two Democratic senators are holding up a vote on Dr. David Shulkin’s nomination for the Veterans Affairs’ top health post.

06/11/2015

Bikers gather near the Pentagon before the "Ride for Freedom." (credit: Steve Dorsey/NewsRadio 99.1)

Annual Rolling Thunder ‘Ride for Freedom’ Honors Veterans

The roar of motorcycle engines filled the air in the nation’s capital on Sunday as thousands of bikers saluted military veterans with the Rolling Thunder “Ride for Freedom.”

05/24/2015

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Nepal Searchers Find Bodies Near Wreckage Of Marine Chopper

The helicopter disappeared during a relief mission in the earthquake-hit Himalayan nation.

05/15/2015

2016 Presidential Hopeful Marco Rubio (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Rubio Promoting A Strong Military As Part Of Foreign Policy

Defending the use of American military power, Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio on Wednesday called for an increase in military spending and for the U.S. to aggressively confront Russia, China and others that he says threaten the nation’s economic interests.

05/13/2015

A Stryker vehicle from the U.S. Army's Company A, 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, returns to base camp at the Yakima Training Center in Yakima, Washington. (Photo by General Dynamics/Getty Images)

$4 Million In US Projects That Aim To Protect Sage Grouse Could Hurt Military

Federal officials have announced more than $4 million in projects in four states as part of a wildfire-fighting strategy but the efforts could hurt training operations at numerous U.S. military facilities in the West.

04/29/2015

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