US soldier killed in battle with IS in Afghanistan 

By Amir Shah Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan — An American soldier was killed and several others were wounded in a battle with Islamic State militants in eastern Afghanistan, the U.S. military said. The military said in a statement that several Afghan forces were also wounded in the fighting on Wednesday in the Achin district of the Nangarhar province, a militant stronghold. It did not specify how many forces were wounded. And in three southern provinces, Taliban attacks on Wednesday kille ... More

10 major Army bases honor Confederate generals

By Vera Bergengruen McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — All around the country, officials are discussing whether to remove memorials and rename public spaces dedicated to Confederate leaders. But not at the Pentagon. Three of the largest military bases in the world — Fort Bragg in North Carolina, Fort Hood in Texas and Fort Benning in Georgia — are named for Confederate generals. In all, 10 major U.S. Army bases and installations in the South pay tribute to military leaders of the sec ... More

Trump authorizes expanded college assistance for veterans 

By Darlene Superville Associated Press BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — President Donald Trump has authorized the largest expansion of college assistance for military veterans in a decade. Trump signed a veterans' education bill into law Wednesday at his golf club in central New Jersey. The law removes a 15-year time limit on using GI benefits and increases money for thousands serving in the National Guard and Reserve. It builds on a 2008 law that guaranteed military veterans a full ... More

Military officials react to white nationalist rally in Charlottesville

By Military1 Staff After President Trump made additional statements about the Charlottesville, N.C., rally and protest over the weekend, many military officials are coming out against his stance. The rally, which resulted in the death of a 32-year-old woman and two police officers, was inspired after city officials planned to remove a Confederate statue, prompting protests and counter-protests. On Saturday, Adm. John Richardson, the chief of naval operations, tweeted a firm denouncement of the violence at the r ... More

5 missing after Army helicopter goes down off Hawaii 

By Associated Press HONOLULU — U.S. Coast Guard and military crews are searching the ocean off Hawaii for five crewmembers of an Army helicopter that reportedly went down during a training exercise, authorities said Wednesday. Officials at Wheeler Army Airfield near Honolulu reported losing communications around 10 p.m. Tuesday with the crew of a UH-60 Black Hawk, the Coast Guard said in a news release. Responding teams reported spotting a debris field about 2 miles (3 kilom ... More

Navy commander latest to plead guilty in 'Fat Leonard' bribery scandal

By Kristina Davis The San Diego Union-Tribune A Navy commander accused of leaking information to the namesake target of the “Fat Leonard” bribery investigation pleaded guilty Tuesday in San Diego federal court. Bobby Pitts, 48, of Chesapeake, Va., pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to defraud the United States. From 2009 to 2011, Pitts was the officer in charge of the U.S. Navy’s Fleet Industrial Supply Command in Singapore, overseeing contracts of husbanding services — such ... More

Are senior leaders seeing the whole picture?

By RallyPoint In a February talk with the Center for Strategic and International studies, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, General David Goldfien stated, “I think in future conflict the victory will go to that individual who can actually turn data to decision.”[1] For me, I couldn’t agree more. However, after having a few discussions with individuals across multiple age groups, questions arise if senior leaders, as of today, are able to actually take data to a decision, or more specifically, t ... More

7 unrealistic Navy SEAL characters in the movies

By Tim Kirkpatrick We Are The Mighty Since the halcyon days of World War II frogmen, Navy SEALs have completed some of the most dangerous missions ever largely in the shadows — until the book comes out, that is. When done correctly, Hollywood has produced a few films that give those brave men credit where it’s due. However, some films try to capitalize on the respected SEAL image by creating characters that are so far-fetched, many veterans call bullsh*t on it right way. So check out our list ... More