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September 18, 2017
Defense Secretary James Mattis at the commissioning ceremony for the USS Gerald R. Ford at Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia, July 22, 2017. Mattis said Aug. 20 that President Donald Trump, who had been accused by lawmakers of dragging his feet on Afghanistan, had settled on a new strategy after a “rigorous” review. (Hilary Swift/The New York Times)
U.S. to send over 3,000 troops to Afghanistan
September 18, 2017 - 3:07pm
U.S. bombers combine with South Korean and Japanese aircraft in a show of force over the Korean Peninsula on Sept. 17.  Staff Sgt. Steven Schneider, Defense Department.
U.S. jets drop live bombs in a new, massive show of force aimed at North Korea
September 18, 2017 - 12:26pm
September 12, 2017
Another Hero Dog, Maverick, helps with grocery shopping.  Hero Dogs
Hero Dogs program enlists pups to help those who served
September 12, 2017 - 12:52pm
September 6, 2017
Marines assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit embark the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge in Norfolk, Va., in August. The Marines and sailors aboard were initially deployed to assist with Hurricane Harvey, but could instead help with Hurricane Irma relief. Photo by Mass Communication Spec. 1st Class Deven B. King-U.S. Navy
US military preparations for Hurricane Irma now include four Navy ships and thousands of troops
September 6, 2017 - 12:39pm
August 31, 2017
U.S. Army soldiers from the 2nd Battalion 87th Infantry Division oversee training of the 215th Corps of the Afghan National Army at Camp Bastion in Helmand Province, Afg. on March 22, 2016. The U.S. has about 11,000 troops in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said Aug. 30, 2017, acknowledging for the first time publicly that the total forces there are higher than formally disclosed in recent years. The new count includes covert as well as temporary units, defense officials said. Adam Ferguson/The New York Times
Pentagon admits thousands more troops in Afghanistan than previously reported
August 31, 2017 - 12:42pm
August 25, 2017
President Donald Trump arrives at the White House in Washington, Aug. 23, 2017. Trump started his day on Thursday publicly criticizing leaders of his own party for not advancing his legislative agenda, which the president called “so easy.” (Al Drago/The New York Times
Trump directs Pentagon to implement ban on transgender service members, bans sex-reassignment surgery
August 25, 2017 - 8:19pm
August 21, 2017
A U.S. Air Force U-2 Dragon Lady takes part in a drill at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, August 21. Lee Sang-hak/Yonhap via REUTERS
North Korea tirade reignites missile threat against Guam
August 21, 2017 - 10:06am
August 20, 2017
The U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain maneuvers alongside the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard for a refueling-at-sea in the Philippine Sea June 14. Ten of the ship's sailors are missing after a collision Monday, Aug. 21. (Reuters)
Navy begins probe into collision of U.S. destroyer in Southeast Asia, 10 sailors missing, 5 injured
August 20, 2017 - 8:51pm
August 18, 2017
U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds
ROUNDS: Standing strong against foreign aggression
August 18, 2017 - 10:00am
July 27, 2017
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., U.S., June 13, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein
No changes to military's transgender policy yet, top U.S. general says
July 27, 2017 - 10:35am
July 26, 2017
U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks to U.S. military personnel at Naval Air Station Sigonella following the G7 Summit, in Sigonella, Sicily, Italy, May 27, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi/File Photo
Here's how many trans people serve in the U.S. military
July 26, 2017 - 3:11pm
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump holds up a rainbow flag with "LGBT's for TRUMP" written on it at a campaign rally in Greeley, Colorado, U.S. October 30, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
Trump bans transgender people from military service; critics call it 'raw prejudice'
July 26, 2017 - 10:18am
July 14, 2017
Pentagon says head of Islamic State in Afghanistan killed
July 14, 2017 - 3:27pm
Amelia Earhart standing under the nose of her Lockheed Model 10-E Electra. WikiCommons image
Amelia Earhart reality check: The Japanese helped the U.S. look for the famed aviator
July 14, 2017 - 8:45am
July 9, 2017
Joshua Wheeldon shows his POW-MIA tattoo. (Kjell Redal/Seattle Times/TNS)
Loss, service, patriotism, resistance: Veterans' tattoos speak loudly
July 9, 2017 - 7:00am