Dr. James “Red” Duke Jr., founder of Life Flight helicopter ambulance system passed away Tuesday at the age of 86.
The Pentagon is preparing to end the ban on transgender troops in the military by May 27 of next year, according to a memo sent to top military personnel and medical officials last week.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday awarded former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle with the highest military decoration the state can give, the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor.
The Pentagon’s inspector general has launched an investigation into whether officials in the military altered intelligence estimates about the U.S. campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq to give a more favorable impression of progress.
Some lawmakers are considering a full-year continuing resolution to fund the government next year, a makeshift measure that would fail to address defense cuts and hamper procurement of new ships, planes, and vehicles, critics say.
A student undergoing military training at a high school in China recently called police because he felt too tired to complete the exercise.
The Obama administration advised the Ukrainian government not to fight Russian forces when Vladimir Putin invaded Crimea in 2014, the main reason for which was a desire not to anger the Russian president.
Russia is nearing deployment of a new missile capable of targeting all of Europe with nuclear or conventional warheads, according to defense officials.
If you were surprised by the fact that two women are graduating from the Army’s Ranger School this week, you haven’t been paying attention. At the end of May, after all 19 women who began the course had washed out, the Army’s top general announced that the trial program had been a “success,” and that further iterations of the course would likely be opened to female students. At the same time, it was announced that three of the women who had failed, including the two who have now made it to graduation, had been offered the opportunity to begin the course over again. This is not an unprecedented opportunity for stellar soldiers who have underperformed on one or two events, but it is not a widely available opportunity, either.
The top officer of the U.S. Navy said Tuesday that the service is “on track” to open up its SEAL teams to women who pass the required grueling training course.