Military News

Holiday Greetings: Chief Warrant Officer Cedric Durden

Chief Warrant Officer Cedric Durden sends a greeting to El Paso, Texas from Kandahar for Holiday Season 2013.

Apache 'Guardian' wins praise from pilots

The newest model of the Apache helicopter, the AH-64E Apache Guardian, was delivered to Soldiers in January.

Army's Ultra Light Vehicle now in survivability testing

Two of the three vehicles in the Army's "Ultra Light Vehicle" program have now entered survivability testing in Nevada and Maryland, to evaluate both their blast and ballistic protection capability.

Holiday Greetings: Senior Airman Tony Coronado

Senior Airman Tony Coronado sends a greeting to El Paso, Texas from Yongsan AB for Holiday Season 2013 Read more:  

Holiday Greetings: Staff Sgt. Vido Bryant

Staff Sergeant Vido Bryant stationed in Afghanistan wants to let his family Rachel, Yasmin, Destiny and Evangeline know he misses them and he'll be home soon.

Holiday Greetings: Chief Warrant Officer William Bush

Chief Warrant Officer William Bush, stationed in Afghanistan wishing his wife Katrice and family back in El Paso Happy Holidays!

Congress recognizes American Indian code talkers for wartime service

American Indian code talkers from 566 tribes were honored with Congressional Silver Medals at the Capitol, Nov. 20.

Army names 2013 Soldier, NCO of year

The Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition concluded Friday, at Fort Lee, with the announcement of the top Soldiers and Non-commissioned Officers.

Administrative leave authorized for Soldiers seeking same-sex marriages

As of a Nov. 7, Army directive, Soldiers seeking same-sex marriages are entitled, in some cases, to an amount of administrative leave in order to travel to a location where such marriages are legal.

DoD seeks plan to shut all U.S. commissaries

Defense officials have reportedly asked the Defense Commissary Agency to develop a plan to close all U.S.

Army Secretary notes Wounded Warrior progress, challenges

Army Secretary John M. McHugh acknowledged the depth and breadth of wounded warrior issues during a panel discussion at the Reagan National Defense Forum in Simi Valley, Calif., Nov. 16.

Troops to send satellite radio Christmas, Thanksgiving messages

The Joint Hometown News Service, part of the Defense Media Activity, is partnering this year with SiriusXM Radio to enable service members worldwide to send holiday greetings to loved ones back home.

Women to graduate from Marine Corps infantry training course for first time

- This year, for the first time in the history of the Marine Corps, the graduation class at its infantry training course will include women.

TSA expanding pre-check for military

Members of the military will have it a little easier at most airports by the end of the year. Service members that go through airport security will be able to leave their shoes, belt and jacket on, and laptops in bags.

Mail early to ensure packages reach loved ones over holidays

With the holidays coming up fast, now is the time to consider mailing early, especially to loved ones overseas, said Peter Graeve, a retired Soldier who is now with the Military Postal Service Agency.