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June 17, 2024 at 3:58 PM

US aircraft carrier counters false Houthi claims with 'Taco Tuesdays'

The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower may be one of the oldest aircraft carriers in the U.S. Navy, but it’s still fighting — despite repeated false claims by Yemen’s Houthi rebels
June 17, 2024 at 3:58 PM
An HSC-7 helicopter flies toward the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Red Sea on Wednesday, June 12, 2024. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
June 14, 2024 at 8:54 PM

US Navy faces its most intense combat since World War II against Houthi rebels

The U.S.-led campaign against Iran-backed Houthi rebels has turned into the most intense running sea battle the Navy has faced since World War II
June 14, 2024 at 8:54 PM
Drawings of drones and missiles that have been shot down are painted on the fuselage of a fighter jet stationed on the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, also known as "IKE," in the Red Sea on Tuesday, June 11, 2024. The U.S.-led campaign against Iran-backed Houthi rebels has turned into the most intense running sea battle the Navy has faced since World War II. That's what its leaders and experts tell The Associated Press, whose journalists visited U.S. ships off Yemen in recent days. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
June 13, 2024 at 9:26 AM

Families of Marines killed in V-22 Osprey crash demand answers

Lawmakers questioned Pentagon officials about the aircraft's safety record.
June 13, 2024 at 9:26 AM
An MV-22 Osprey aircraft is used during the annual Steel Knight training exercise, Dec. 5, 2022 at Camp Pendleton, Calif.
June 12, 2024 at 10:29 PM

Families of Marines killed in 2022 Osprey crash file wrongful death lawsuit

The suit names Boeing, Rolls Royce and Bell, the companies that make the Osprey.
June 12, 2024 at 10:29 PM
Ground level wreckage photo from USMC investigative report.
June 6, 2024 at 2:59 PM

Biden marks 80th D-Day anniversary in Normandy

The president attended a ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery.
June 6, 2024 at 2:59 PM
President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden arrive with French President Emmanuel Macron, and wife Brigitte Macron for a commemorative ceremony to mark D-Day 80th anniversary, June 6, 2024 at the US cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy.
June 5, 2024 at 7:19 PM

Military service members make 1st return to Normandy 80 years after D-Day

Plus, President Joe Biden and other world leaders gather in Normandy, France, to honor the incredible servicemen who landed on the beaches eight decades ago.
June 5, 2024 at 7:19 PM
VIDEO: Military service members make 1st return to Normandy 80 years after D-Day
June 5, 2024 at 4:03 PM

WWII veterans visit Omaha Beach to mark 80th anniversary of D-Day

American Airlines flew 68 World War II veterans to France to remember the fateful day.
June 5, 2024 at 4:03 PM
VIDEO: WWII veterans visit Omaha Beach to mark 80th anniversary of D-Day
June 5, 2024 at 2:31 PM

Women veterans return to Normandy for 80th D-Day anniversary

A group of 68 World War II veterans have returned to Normandy in France to commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day.
June 5, 2024 at 2:31 PM
A group of U.S. World War II veterans, including three women, traveled to the Normandy region of France to commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day.
1 month ago

F-35 crashes off of airfield near Albuquerque airport

A military aircraft has crashed off of the airfield at the Albuquerque International Sunport, the primary international airport in New Mexico, officials said.
1 month ago
A military aircraft crashed off the airfield near Albuquerque International Sunport, May 28, 2024.
1 month ago

Military aircraft crashes outside of airfield near Albuquerque airport in New Mexico

A military aircraft has crashed outside of the airfield at the Albuquerque International Sunport in New Mexico. The pilot, the only person on board, is conscious and is being taken to a hospital.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Military aircraft crashes outside of airfield near Albuquerque airport in New Mexico
1 month ago

Military aircraft crashes

A military aircraft crashed off the airfield near Albuquerque International Sunport. The pilot was the only person on board and was conscious and taken to the hospital.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Military aircraft crashes
1 month ago

US aid pier to be moved from Gaza for repairs after damage from rough seas

The U.S. military's temporary pier will be moved from Gaza for repairs that could last a week.
1 month ago
A truck carries humanitarian aid across Trident Pier, a temporary pier to deliver aid, off the Gaza Strip, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, near the Gaza coast, May 19, 2024.
1 month ago

Military dad surprises daughter at kindergarten ceremony

US Army Captain Gregory Rice, deployed for nine months, surprises 5-year-old daughter Alena Rice at her kindergarten ceremony. Video shows the heartwarming reunion.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Military dad surprises daughter at kindergarten ceremony
1 month ago

US airman killed by deputy in his own home honored at funeral

Civil rights activists and Air Force airmen lauded him during the ceremony.
1 month ago
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Roger Fortson was shot in his home by a Florida sheriff's deputy. Body camera footage appears to show Fortson had a gun in his hand at the time of the shooting.
1 month ago

Pentagon report to show significant drop in unwanted sexual contact in military

Pentagon report to show significant drop in unwanted sexual contact in military and a drop in number of reports filed last year.
1 month ago
In this 2011 file photo, female US Marines are shown marching.
1 month ago

Air Force pilot dies after aircraft ejection seat goes off while on the ground

An Air Force instructor pilot has died after the ejection seat on his aircraft activated while the plane was operating on the ground, officials said.
1 month ago
1 month ago

VA improperly approved over $10M in bonuses to senior executives, watchdog says

Some have challenged having to pay the money back, an inspector general said.
1 month ago
Some have challenged having to pay the money back, an inspector general said.
2 months ago

Witnesses tell lawmakers US intel downplaying cases of mysterious 'Havana syndrome'

A U.S. intelligence community report concluded it was 'very unlikely' a foreign adversary was the cause.
2 months ago
The agency seal on the floor of the lobby at the CIA, in Mclean, VA.
2 months ago

US military acknowledges errant drone strike killed civilian, not al-Qaeda leader

U.S. Central Command acknowledged that one year ago Friday, it mistakenly struck a civilian in a strike in Syria, not the al-Qaeda leader it was looking for.
2 months ago
The seal for the U.S. Central Command is displayed on Feb. 6, 2017, at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.
2 months ago

Medal of Honor recipient Col. Ralph Puckett lies in honor in Capitol rotunda

Col. Ralph Puckett Jr.'s cremated remains lay in honor at the U.S. Capitol on Monday -- joining the rare company of the country's most distinguished citizens.
2 months ago
A U.S. Capitol Police honor guard salutes the cremated remains of retired Army Col. Ralph Puckett Jr. during his congressional tribute in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol on April 29, 2024 in Washington, DC.
2 months ago

Sheriff conducting criminal investigation into National Guard helicopter crash

The Starr County Sheriff declined to release records from the March National Guard chopper crash, citing an ongoing investigation into whether criminality was involved.
2 months ago
In this frame grab taken from video provided by KRGV, authorities stage near where a helicopter flying over the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas crashed, killing two National Guard soldiers and a Border Patrol agent, March 8, 2024.
2 months ago

US to withdraw troops from Niger after military deal revoked

The United States and Niger are discussing plans to withdraw American troops from the West African nation, ending more than a decade of military presence there.
2 months ago
In this April 16, 2018 file photo a U.S. and Niger flag are raised side by side at the base camp for air forces and other personnel supporting the construction of Niger Air Base 201 in Agadez, Niger.
2 months ago

US discusses plans to withdraw troops from Niger

There are more than 1,000 military personnel stationed at an American drone base near the Nigerien city of Agadez.
2 months ago
There are more than 1,000 military personnel stationed at an American drone base near the Nigerien city of Agadez.
2 months ago

Marine killed In training exercise identified

Military officials said 23-year-old Sgt. Colin Arslanbas died in an accident last week during a training exercise near Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Marine killed In training exercise identified
2 months ago

Marine dies following incident during training exercise

A Marine died following an incident that occurred during a training exercise in North Carolina, U.S. Marine Corps officials said.
2 months ago
The US Department of the Navy, US Marine Corps, logo hangs on the wall Feb. 24, 2009, at the Pentagon in Washington, DC.
2 months ago

US to Israel: If you strike back at Iran, you'll do it alone

As Israel weighs its response to Iran’s attacks this weekend, U.S. officials are privately telling Israel that if it strikes back militarily, it will do so alone.
2 months ago
An anti-missile system operates after Iran launched drones and missiles toward Israel, as seen from Ashkelon, Israel April 14, 2024. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
2 months ago

Review finds US troops did not spot ISIS-K suicide bomber before Abbey Gate attack

The U.S. military named the suicide bomber behind the attack at Abbey Gate during the American withdrawal from Afghanistan. Review finds troops didn't spot ISIS-K bomber.
2 months ago
An Afghan man hands his child to a British Paratrooper assigned to 2nd Battalion, Parachute Regiment while a member of 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division conducts security at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 26, 2021.
3 months ago

Senior DOD official experienced 'Havana syndrome' symptoms at NATO summit: Pentagon

The U.S. government says a foreign adversary is unlikely behind "Havana syndrome," even as the Pentagon Monday confirmed a new case involving a senior defense official.
3 months ago
The Pentagon is seen from the air in Washington, Mar. 3, 2022.
3 months ago

Islamic State has been growing ‘unabated’ in Afghanistan: Retired Gen. Frank McKenzie

ABC News’ Martha Raddatz interviews former CENTCOM Commander Gen. Frank McKenzie on “This Week.”
3 months ago
VIDEO: 1-on-1 with Gen. Frank McKenzie
3 months ago

Former top general warns of 'inevitable' threats to US from ISIS after Moscow attack

ISIS has a "strong desire" to attack the U.S. and other foreign powers -- a threat that is only growing -- retired Gen. Frank McKenzie warned on Sunday
3 months ago
Commander of U.S. Central Command Gen. Kenneth McKenzie testifies during a Senate Armed Services hearing, on March 15, 2022, in Washington, D.C.
3 months ago

Cancer rate among Air Force missileers prompts questions, concerns

Former Air Force members known as missileers, who worked at nuclear missile sites, are concerned about a rise in cancer cases among their group.
3 months ago
Bioenvironmental engineers from the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine and the 341st Operational Medical Readiness Squadron at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont., assess environmental factors in a launch control center, June 22, 2023.
3 months ago

Top generals testify about chaos of Afghanistan exit: 'We could not forge a nation'

Gens. Mark Milley and Kenneth "Frank" McKenzie are testifying before a House committee about the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2021
3 months ago
Retired Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley testifies about Afghanistan during a hearing in Washington, D.C., on March 19, 2024.
3 months ago

Families of US troops in shock as they deploy to Gaza coast to build emergency pier

ABC News spoke with troops and their families in Newport News, Virginia.
3 months ago
Hundreds of U.S. troops are now enroute to the Mediterranean Sea, including 500 Army soldiers from the 7th Transportation Brigade, who left Mar. 12, 2024, from Newport News, Virginia.
3 months ago

US conducts defensive airstrikes as Houthis fire anti-ship ballistic missiles

The United States has conducted six defense strikes and fired 18 anti-ship missiles in Yemen after the Houthis fired two anti-ship ballistic missiles into the Red Sea.
3 months ago
An aerial view of the Barbados-flagged ship True Confidence ablaze following a Houthi missile attack at sea, March 6, 2024, in this handout photo.
4 months ago

US military lifts grounding order on V-22 Osprey three months after fatal crash

The US military has lifted its flight ban on V-22 Osprey aircraft three months after a deadly crash in Japan killed eight service members.
4 months ago
In this April 5, 2018, file photo, Bell Boeing CV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircrafts arrive at Yokota Air Base in Tokyo.
4 months ago

UFOs in storage? Findings about alien technology from exhaustive Pentagon review

The review looked at UFO sightings and reports dating back decades.
4 months ago
This video grab image obtained April 28, 2020, courtesy of the U.S. Department of Defense shows part of an unclassified video taken by Navy pilots that have circulated for years showing interactions with "unidentified aerial phenomena".
4 months ago

Biden announces 'emergency' US military mission to build pier off Gaza coast for aid

It will receive “large ships carrying food, water, medicine," an official said.
4 months ago
The Trident pier rests on the shore of Fort Story, Va., during the preliminary stages of the Joint Logistics-Over-the-Shore exercise, Aug.17, 2012.
4 months ago

Johnson invites Gold Star parents of Marines killed in Afghanistan to SOTU

Mike Johnson said he will bring Gold Star parents who lost their children during the 2021 U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan as guests at the State of the Union.
4 months ago
Speaker of the House Mike Johnson, R-La., discusses President Joe Biden's policies at the Mexican border during a news conference at the Capitol, Feb. 29, 2024 in Washington.
4 months ago

Pentagon to lift grounding order on V-22 Osprey, 3 months after deadly crash

The Pentagon is expected to lift its ban on V-22 Osprey aircraft as early as next week, three months after deadly crash.
4 months ago
In this June 8, 2022 file photo, an MV-22 Osprey assault support aircraft departs off the flight deck of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) in the Baltic Sea.
4 months ago

US military strikes targeting Houthi rebels are weaking their capabilities

ABC News’ Britt Clennett got an inside look at the operations aboard the USS Eisenhower positioned in the Red Sea.
4 months ago
VIDEO: US military strikes targeting Houthi rebels are weaking their capabilities
4 months ago

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin back in the hospital

The Pentagon says Austin can still do his job from the hospital with classified communications systems, but the deputy secretary is prepared to take over duties if needed.
4 months ago
VIDEO: Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin back in the hospital
5 months ago

Identities of 5 Marines killed in helicopter crash released

An investigation is ongoing with the Marines calling the crash a "tragic mishap."
5 months ago
VIDEO: Identities of 5 marines killed in helicopter crash revealed
5 months ago

5 Marines killed in helicopter crash are identified

Five Marines who died when their helicopter crashed in California during a routine training flight have been identified.
5 months ago
Sgt. Alec Langen, left, Lance Cpl. Donovan Davis, center, and Capt. Jack Casey.
5 months ago

5 missing Marines confirmed dead following helicopter crash

Five missing Marines have been confirmed dead more than 24 hours after their helicopter crashed in California, the U.S. Marine Corps said Thursday.
5 months ago
A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 165 lands on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu in a U.S. Navy file photo.
5 months ago

5 missing US Marines found dead after helicopter crash

ABC News’ Matt Gutman is on the scene near the crash site of a U.S Marine helicopter.
5 months ago
VIDEO: 5 missing US Marines found dead after helicopter crash
5 months ago

5 missing Marines confirmed dead after helicopter crash

The U.S. Marine Corps said the five missing Marines have been confirmed dead more than 24 hours after the crash of a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter in Southern California.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Search for missing Marines after helicopter found
5 months ago

US airstrike in Baghdad kills militia leader behind attacks on American forces

The U.S. carried out an airstrike in Baghdad on Wednesday targeting a leader of an Iran-backed militia in Iraq that was blamed for attacks on U.S. forces
5 months ago
Fighters lift flags of Iraq and paramilitary groups, including al-Nujaba and Kataib Hezbollah, during a funeral in Baghdad for five militants killed a day earlier in a US strike in northern Iraq, Dec. 4, 2023.
5 months ago

5 missing Marines confirmed dead following helicopter crash

The Marines had been reported missing when their CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter was "reported overdue" Tuesday night.
5 months ago
VIDEO: 5 missing Marines confirmed dead following helicopter crash
5 months ago

Search underway for Marines after helicopter goes down

Search crews were able to find the wreckage of the missing CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter hours after it was "reported overdue" to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Tuesday night.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Search underway for Marines after helicopter goes down
5 months ago

Missing military chopper found, search continues for 5 Marines

The chopper was found crashed in a California forest in East San Diego County.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Missing military chopper found, search continues for 5 Marines