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Microsoft gains major U.S. army defense contract

Building on Microsoft's recent rise in valuation as a company and reflecting the tech firm's attempts at diversification, Microsoft has won a major military technology contract with the U.S. Army but the move is controversial with its employees.

U.S. Army discharging some immigrant recruits as security risks

Washington - The Associated Press reported on Thursday the U.S. Army has begun quietly discharging some immigrant members, a move that could put those member's immigration status at risk.

U.S. Armed Forces offer brain training to personnel: Interview Special

The U.S. Military has arranged for every soldier, sailor, airman, and marine to have access to brain training on BrainHQ web and mobile device apps. Dr. Henry Mahncke, CEO of Posit Science explains why.

Drones to get 'stealth' mode because of cyber-vulnerabilities

DJI, the world's largest drone maker, is developing a "stealth" mode for its drones so they can fly without transmitting data over the Internet. The news comes just weeks after the US Army prohibited their use over cyber-security concerns.

Spamalittle or Spamalot - SPAM is still popular after 80 years

SPAM, no, not the unsolicited junk email you receive every day on your computer, but the iconic little blue can with the bright yellow letters, that when opened, reveals a great-tasting mealtime favorite, is 80-years-old today.

Military childcare programs suspended after Trump hiring freeze

Fort Knox - President Donald Trump's federal hiring freeze — which he promised would not include the military —  has forced at least two U.S. Army bases to indefinitely suspend some important child care programs.

Chatting with Olympian Sam Kendricks: Pole vault, U.S. Army Special

Oxford - Olympic bronze medalist pole vaulter Sam Kendricks chatted with me about his experience at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Jainero, his motivations, as well as his future plans.

U.S. army General claims 220,000 more troops needed

Washington - Army Chief of Staff General Mark Milley told members of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee that planned strength of 980,000 troops was far too small.

Family relationships linked to joining U.S. Armed Services

Washington - Wondering if your son or daughter will join the military services? If you live in the U.S., the likelihood increases if someone in the family has previously enlisted.

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.
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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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File photo: Soldiers attend a chemical light vigil held at the North Fort Hood training site Nov. 6 ...
File photo: Soldiers attend a chemical light vigil held at the North Fort Hood training site Nov. 6, 2009.
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Nov. 11  2008 Soldiers take the oath of enlistment during the 3rd ESCs Operation Sustainer Strong re...
Nov. 11, 2008 Soldiers take the oath of enlistment during the 3rd ESCs Operation Sustainer Strong reenlistment ceremony and Veterans Day observance. www.Army.mil/
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Bystanders crouch for cover as shots rang out from the Soldier Readiness Processing Center on Fort Hood, Texas. 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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A U.S. Army Soldier of Company A, 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment moves down a flight of stairs in a suspected insurgent safehouse during a 2007 air assault operation in Arab Jabour, Iraq.
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US Army Sergeant (retired) Brendan Marrocco  lost all four limbs in an EFP attack in Baiji  Iraq in ...
US Army Sergeant (retired) Brendan Marrocco, lost all four limbs in an EFP attack in Baiji, Iraq in 2009, being helped from the firing range during 'Operation Proper Exit' at Forward Operating Base Shank in Afghanistan's Logar Province, May 28, 2014
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Fort Hood shooting: First responders use a table as a stretcher to transport a wounded US Soldier to an awaiting ambulance at Fort Hood, Texas - Nov. 5, 2009. The 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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Bomb damaged buildings in Kassel, Germany. Untere Königsstraße Deutsch: Blick vom Königsplatz in die Untere Königsstraße im April 29, 1945.
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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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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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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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Capt. Bruce Kevin Clark
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U.S. Army soldier observes the scenery while he sits on the ramp of a CH-47 Chinook in Khyber - Pakh...
U.S. Army soldier observes the scenery while he sits on the ramp of a CH-47 Chinook in Khyber - Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
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Clock at Nobiru, Japan train station stopped at the moment tsunami washed debris into the station building and destroyed tracks March 11, 2011.
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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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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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An unmanned US Army surveillance blimp tore loose from its ground tether in Maryland is tracked by fighter jets.
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