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Airlander 10: World's largest aircraft almost ready to take off

Not too far from London resides the world's largest airship, Airlander 10. Looking like a giant zeppelin from a bygone era, the gargantuan 302-foot-long airship, filled with helium will soon take to the skies with test flights planned later this year.

U.S. Army allowing more time to find new service pistol

Gun manufacturers will have a little bit longer to come up with a perfect design for the U.S. Army's next service pistol, as the Army extends its deadline for solicitation.

Here's the army's plan for adapting to future threats

The US Army is seeking to reinvent itself in the face of a host of unprecedented challenges. Between tightening budgets, a shrinking military force, and a world of smaller and asymmetrical threats, the Army has released a new global strategy.

Op-Ed: Is the U.S. Army racist for naming helicopters after Native tribes?

Washington, D. C. - In the wake of the recent flap over the name of a US sports team, some have questioned the cultural sensitivity of the US Army’s practice of naming its helicopters after Native American tribes, leaders, and terms.

Military Vet to join Port St. Lucie Police Force Special

The War in Afghanistan began in 2001 after the 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington D.C. Why are we in Afghanistan? “We’re cleaning up someone else’s mess. The enemy is the Taliban.” ~Sergeant Hayley Nine, U.S. Army

U.S. soldiers get comfortable air-conditioned helmets

Battlefields are the hottest and most uncomfortable places to be in, but the US Army has made things easier for its soldiers by designing a new air-conditioned helmet that is light, comfortable, and requires less power.

Military generals say youth too fat and stupid to fight

Military leaders claim that only a quarter of american youth are eligible for the army because of the increasing rate of illiteracy and obesity among the nation's youth.

U.S. Army Drone crashes by elementary school in Pennsylvania

An unmanned Army drone being operated by the National Guard fell out of the sky and crashed into the ground near a elementary school in Lickdale, Pennsylvania Thursday. No one was hurt in the mishap.

Four die in Fort Hood shooting

Killeen - At least four people were killed and several wounded Wednesday at Fort Hood Army base in Texas when a soldier allegedly opened fire near the facility's medical center.

U.S. Army updates on latest fatal shooting at Fort Hood

Killeen - Following shootings at Fort Hood on Apr. 2, which left four dead, the U.S. Army issued a series of updates on what took place at the Texas army base. It was the second time in less than five years Fort Hood had been the scene of multiple killings.

U.S. to downsize army as cost-cutting measure

War is costly, not only in human lives lost, but to a nation. With the withdrawal of our forces from Iraq and Afghanistan, the U.S. military is under ordered budget cuts, making it an impossibility to retain many of those soldiers.

Urban Outfitters use of the Ranger scroll seen as disrespectful

A vest being sold by Urban Outfitters has caused outrage among American military community for the use of the Ranger scroll (the insignia of the 75th Ranger Regiment).

US sends army planners to Jordan amidst worsening Syria situation

The United States is sending Army planners to Jordan as the conflict in Syria gets even worse. However the US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has expressed skepticism regarding any US military intervention into the ongoing conflict in Syria.

Op-Ed: US military wants commanders reviewed by those they command

Sydney - This is a shakeup in a way no military organization has ever been shaken up. The new move is to get commanders “to be evaluated by their peers and the people they command on qualities including personal character”. Expect some interesting results.

Soldier rescues cat in Afghanistan: 'He was my saving grace'

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jesse Knott was serving in Afghanistan when he found an abused kitten. After seeing evidence of the abuse, he took the kitten back to his office to care for him.

Army will seek death penalty for Afghan massacre suspect

The US Army has announced it will seek the death penalty for a soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers in a March massacre.

US Army sprayed zinc cadmium sulfide on poor St. Louis residents

Saint Louis - Previously classified documents reveal new details about how and where the US Army sprayed chemical agents over thousands of unwitting residents of St. Louis, Missouri during the 1950s and 60s as part of a series of Cold War experiments.

Op-Ed: Always remember Independence Day

Baker City - July 4, 1776 is one of the most important dates in American history. It was a moment defined by celebration, patriotism and the birth of a new nation that would change the world we know today.

Op-Ed: Real heroes donate blood

Baker City - When people choose to donate blood to the American Red Cross, some give a few pints a year, while others have donated 100 pints in their lifetime. Father Julian Cassar of Saint Francis Cathedral in Baker City, Oregon is one of them.

One soldier dead, two injured, in Fort Bragg N.C. shooting

Fort Bragg - In a shooting this afternoon at Fort Bragg, N.C., one Soldier is dead and two are injured. The incident occurred during a unit safety brief.

U.S. Army: Captain Clark, soldier who died on Skype was not shot

The U.S. Army has said that the soldier who died in Afghanistan while chatting with his wife on Skype was not shot. The Army said that in spite of the claim by his wife that the captain was shot, he did not have a bullet wound.

Study: Detaching from work email lowers stress, increases focus

A new study suggests that cutting back on email time lowers stress on the job. Researchers examined the issue and found that people who are frequently on their email during the course of the day experienced increased heart rates and were less focused.

U.S. military unveils new non-lethal heat ray weapon

The U.S. military has unveiled a new weapon, a non-lethal heat ray weapon that causes a sensation of unbearable heat which appears to the victim to come from nowhere and causes a reflexive urge to flee.

US soldier kills up to 16 Afghan civilians in shooting spree

Kabul - Up to 16 civilians, including nine children and three women, have been killed by a rogue American soldier in Kandahar province, Afghan and Nato sources say.

U.S. army warns soldiers of dangers of Facebook geotagging

Fort Benning - The army has told soldiers that posting pictures on Facebook and other social media sites can put deployed troops at risk by revealing their location.

Op-Ed: Ahmadinejad and asteroids — The case for U.S. defense spending

With the unfortunate array of threats facing the United States, its allies, and the planet itself, it is a mistake to believe that the American government will - or even should - reduce its defense investments meaningfully.

Op-Ed: Reinventing the U.S. military, the khaki side of election 2012

Sydney - The Obama administration has flagged that the US military needs a new business model. Defense Secretary Panetta has a working model which is raising the hackles of an election year Congress bent on self-preservation.

Soldier's sexual orientation in WikiLeaks case raised at hearing

Washington - The second day of hearings for Pfc. Bradley Manning, with his lawyers attempting to say his gender confusion played a key role in his decision to leak sensitive government materials.

U.S. Army 'thrill-killer' gets life sentence

After a week-long court-martial, a five-member military panel has convicted Staff Sergeant Calvin Gibbs of leading a rogue unit involved in "thrill-kills" of Afghan civilians. Gibbs was jailed for life after being convicted of three murders.

Op-Ed: Today is Veterans Day

Today is Veterans Day. It is a day of honor, a chance for Americans to show its gratitude to the men and women who have served in the armed forces.
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Lt. Gen. Mark Milley speaks to reporters at Fort Hood US Army base in Texas after a gunmen killed a ...
Lt. Gen. Mark Milley speaks to reporters at Fort Hood US Army base in Texas after a gunmen killed a number of personnel before turning his gun on himself and taking his own life
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A US soldier conducts a security patrol in Sangin Valley, Afghanistan. Marines conduct security patrols to decrease insurgent activity and gain the trust of Afghan citizens.
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Photo shows Darnall Hospital at the US Army base at Fort Hood  Texas  where many victims of Wednesda...
Photo shows Darnall Hospital at the US Army base at Fort Hood, Texas, where many victims of Wednesday's shooting were taken.
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Capt. Bruce Kevin Clark
Capt. Bruce Kevin Clark
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A B-1B Lancer unleashes cluster munitions. The B-1B uses radar and inertial navigation equipment enabling aircrews to globally navigate, update mission profiles and target coordinates in-flight, and precision bomb without the need for ground-based navigation aids.
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North Korea announced this week any provocations by US and South Korean joint military exercises cou...
North Korea announced this week any provocations by US and South Korean joint military exercises could result in an "all-out war at any time."
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Coffins of soldiers killed in the Fort Hood shootings being loaded aboard an aircraft for flight to ...
Coffins of soldiers killed in the Fort Hood shootings being loaded aboard an aircraft for flight to Dover Air Force Base. The Nov. 5, 2009, shootings were perpetrated by Nidal Malik Hasan, a career serviceman with the U.S. Army who held the rank of major. The attack claimed the lives of 13 servicemen and women. Hasan has been linked to Anwar al-Awlaki, a high-ranking al-Qaida militant.
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Master Sgt. Claudesedrick Grace  the non-commission officer in charge of Joint Force Land Component ...
Master Sgt. Claudesedrick Grace, the non-commission officer in charge of Joint Force Land Component Command (Forward), and Detroit native, removes a frame of broken glass from the Nobiru Rail Station, April 21 in support of Operation Soul Train. Operation Soul Train consists of U.S soldiers supporting the Japanese in removing debris from two rail stations.
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Soldiers greet the audience after the Golden Knights' performance at the Wings, Wheels & Warriors show in Manassas, Va.
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Golden Knights' landing and gathering their parachutes
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Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle
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Specialist Trey Martin  member of the U.S. Army s Golden Knights 2012 team
Specialist Trey Martin, member of the U.S. Army's Golden Knights 2012 team
U.S. soldiers work together to pull up the Nobiru Rail Station sign that was knocked down by the tsu...
U.S. soldiers work together to pull up the Nobiru Rail Station sign that was knocked down by the tsunami of the Great East Japan Earthquake, April 21. U.S. soldiers are providing manpower to the Japanese in support of Operation Soul Train.
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U.S. Army soldiers in Iraq
U.S. Army soldiers in Iraq
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U.S. Army Golden Knights at the Wings  Wheels & Warriors Air Show  May 12  2012
U.S. Army Golden Knights at the Wings, Wheels & Warriors Air Show, May 12, 2012
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Deutsch: Blick vom Königsplatz in ...
Bomb damaged buildings in Kassel, Germany. Untere Königsstraße Deutsch: Blick vom Königsplatz in die Untere Königsstraße im April 29, 1945.
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Photo of Staff Sergeant James Hunter is on display near the Journalists Memorial at the Newseum in W...
Photo of Staff Sergeant James Hunter is on display near the Journalists Memorial at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.
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File photo: U.S. Army troops in a fierce shootout with insurgents during a raid on an al-Qaida in Ir...
File photo: U.S. Army troops in a fierce shootout with insurgents during a raid on an al-Qaida in Iraq
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