USS Preble to Be First Destroyer Equipped with Laser Defense System
The USS Preble will be the first destroyer to be equipped with a high-energy laser to counter surface craft and drones.
University of Hawaii Lab Forges Ahead with $77.2M in Navy Funding
UH's Navy-sponsored lab is one of 13 university-affiliated research centers within the Defense Department.
Former USS Chafee Commander Censured in 'Fat Leonard' Corruption Case
A former commander of the Pearl Harbor destroyer USS Chafee received a scathing censure from the secretary of the Navy.
19 Army AH-64 Apache Helicopters Circle Oahu in Rare Flyover
An Army AH-64 Apache unit at Wheeler Army Airfield made some history -- and gained a lot of attention from the shore.
Younger Okinawans Are More Tolerant of US Military Presence, Study Finds
Approximately 54,000 U.S. personnel are stationed in Japan, with about half of those on Okinawa.
Hawaii Military Plans for Space Defense Race
The Defense Department already tracks over 20,000 objects in space, and that number is expected to increase dramatically.
Nonprofits Keep USS Arizona Memorial Open During Government Shutdown
Four Pearl Harbor nonprofits are shelling out about $18,000 a day to keep the USS Arizona Memorial visitor center open.
Fewer Pearl Harbor Attack Survivors Expected to Attend 77th Anniversary
Only about 34 World War II and Pearl Harbor survivors -- now in their 90s -- are expected for the ceremony this Dec. 7.
Navy Proposes Tripling Amount of SEAL Training in Hawaiian Islands
Naval Special Warfare plans to triple the amount of small-unit intermediate and advanced training in Hawaii.
Navy's Only Drone Submarine Hunter Arrives at Pearl Harbor
The Office of Naval Research plans to continue developing Sea Hunter into what could become an entirely new class of vessel.
Navy Divers Clear 250,000 Gallons of Oil from Captured WWII Nazi Ship
Twenty divers from the unit worked from the USNS Salvor to recover oil from the 697-foot Nazi warship.
Navy Officer Quickly Doomed by Error with 'Rebreather' Diving Gear
Navy officer Brian Bugge probably took a handful of breaths from his dive rig before he lost consciousness.
Remains of 64 South Korean Soldiers Returned in Hickam Ceremony
The remains that were returned to South Korea were part of recoveries made in North Korea between 1996 and 2005.
Air Force Couple Investigated for Child's Death
An Air Force couple who reportedly had financial issues is being investigated for the death of their infant son in 2016.
First Identifications of Remains Turned Over by North Korea to Be Announced
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency is expected to announce two identifications from 55 sets of remains.
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Should Low-Income Military Families Get a Food Allowance? White House Says No
A provision in the House defense policy bill would create an entitlement to cover food and other needs.
Lawmaker Orders Investigation into 'Pink Tax' on Women's Military Uniforms
A bill in Congress would order a GAO report on whether there really are gender disparities in uniform prices.
US Marine Corps Asks Duncan Hunter to Stop Using Marine Symbols for Campaign
The service apparently wrote Hunter a letter asking him to immediately stop using the USMC Eagle, Globe and Anchor emblem.
Marines' New Top Officer Wants to Give New Moms a Full Year Off
The commandant's plan would drastically expand the service's maternity leave benefits.
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West Virginia Soldier Dies in Kuwait in Non-Combat Incident
The incident is under investigation.
What's Keeping Generals up at Night? Cyber Threats
America, the world's most computer-dependent nation, is especially vulnerable to cyber attack.
Despite Opposition, Gamecocks Pick Retired General as School's Next President
The former superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point said he is honored to be named UCS's next president.
Norfolk Navy Airman Sentenced in Murder for Hire Plot
Navy Airman Uriel Gerardo-Olivas will also receive a dishonorable discharge.
Leonardo Helicopter Clears Final FAA Approval
If selected by the Navy this fall, the company would produce up to 130 helicopters at its Philadelphia production facility.
Navy Ends Search for Sailor Missing from the Aircraft Carrier Abraham Lincoln
The sailor was reported overboard in the Arabian Sea July 17.
Air Force News
Eglin AFB F-35s Hit Their Highest Mission-Capable Rate
The 33rd Fighter Wing posted a 77.1% mission-capable rate for the 33 F-35s on its flight line.
Some Don't Like It Hot: Shorts on the Way for Maintainers at Nellis Air Force Base
The high-stress, high-heat environment prompted officials to get utility shorts for its maintenance crew, officials said.
Air Force JTAC Awarded Silver Star for Calling Airstrikes Under Fire
Tech. Sgt. Michael Perolio received the third-highest award for valor in combat during a ceremony Thursday.
Marine Corps News
Married Marine Colonels to Take on Separate Commands on the Same Day
During two separate Marine Corps change-of-command ceremonies Friday in North Carolina, Col. Ebitz will take the reins.
USS Kearsarge, USS Arlington Return Home After Deployment
The USS Kearsarge and USS Arlington returned to Norfolk Thursday following a seven-month deployment.
Coast Guard News
Here's How the US Coast Guard Helped Put El Chapo Away for Life
Drug interdictions by the service played a role in convicting the kingpin.
Barry Drenches Gulf Coast, but Initially Spares New Orleans
Coast Guard helicopters rescued a dozen people and two pets from flooded areas of Terrebonne Parish, south of New Orleans.
Coast Guard Cutter Holds Line on China During Rare Pacific Deployment
Bertholf returned July 2 from the Coast Guard's first full-length deployment to the Western Pacific in seven years.