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3 months ago

Army grounds fleet of helicopters due to fuel leaks, engine fires

The entire fleet of H-47 Chinook helicopters have been grounded by the Army in order to fix a part problem in about 70 helicopters.
3 months ago
Army grounds fleet of helicopters due to fuel leaks, engine fires
3 months ago

US Army grounds entire fleet of Chinook helicopters after engine fires

The U.S. Army has about 400 Chinooks in its fleet around the world, using them to transport troops and equipment as seen in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
3 months ago
US Army grounds entire fleet of Chinook helicopters after engine fires
4 months ago

Senate confirms 1st Black 4-star general in Marine history

Lieutenant General Michael E. Langley was confirmed as the first Black Marine Corps four-star general.
4 months ago
Senate confirms 1st Black 4-star Marine Corps general
7 months ago

Pentagon reports about 400 UFO encounters during hearing

Top Pentagon officials told a House panel that there are now close to 400 reports from military personnel of possible encounters with UFOs.
7 months ago
Pentagon reports about 400 UFO encounters during hearing
7 months ago

Pentagon now reports about 400 UFO encounters

Officials said in congressional testimony they are "reasonably" sure pyramid-shaped objects in one video were drones.
7 months ago
Pentagon now reports about 400 UFO encounters
7 months ago

Pentagon chief slams nuclear war talks as 'dangerous'

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Tuesday that any public statements by world leaders that the conflict in Ukraine could lead to a nuclear confrontation are "unhelpful and dangerous."
7 months ago
Pentagon chief slams nuclear war talks as 'dangerous'
8 months ago

Pentagon holds press briefing on war in Ukraine

Commenting on Pentagon press secretary John Kirby's latest briefing, former U.S. defense official Mick Mulroy says it is unlikely that U.S. troops will be deployed in Ukraine.
8 months ago
Pentagon holds press briefing on war in Ukraine
8 months ago

Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby: US does not have a clear battle assessment

ABC News national security and defense analyst Mick Mulroy reacts to the recent Pentagon briefing, talks sending aid to Ukraine.
8 months ago
Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby: US does not have a clear battle assessment
8 months ago

Pentagon comments on significance of Russia’s loss of a warship in Black Sea

The Russian warship, “Moskva,” that was badly damaged in combat was one of the ships involved in the now famous run-in with Ukrainian soldiers on Snake Island.
8 months ago
Pentagon comments on significance of Russia’s loss of a warship in Black Sea
8 months ago

Defense secretary, GOP congressman clash over alleged 'wokeism' in military

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin was visually frustrated as GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz attacked his leadership.
8 months ago
Defense secretary, GOP congressman clash over alleged 'wokeism' in military
10 months ago

Pentagon announces deployment of thousands of troops to Eastern Europe

ABC News' Stephanie Ramos is live in Ukraine breaking down the troop announcement from the Pentagon and growing tensions between Russia and Ukraine.
10 months ago
Pentagon announces deployment of thousands of troops to Eastern Europe
10 months ago

Ukraine crisis: Pentagon deploys more troops amid Russia standoff

Retired Gen. Robert Abrams discusses tactics behind the deployment of more than 3,000 troops to Eastern Europe.
10 months ago
Ukraine crisis: Pentagon deploys more troops amid Russia standoff
1 year ago

Pentagon outlines new definition for extremism in the military

The Department of Defense issued a new report on prohibited extremist activities helping military commanders determine whether service members are actively participating in extremist activities.
1 year ago
Pentagon outlines new definition for extremism in the military
1 year ago

Pentagon has new definition for extremism in the ranks

The Pentagon has issued a new definition for extremism to identify active participants in prohibited extremist activities.
1 year ago
Pentagon has new definition for extremism in the ranks
1 year ago

Pentagon identifies police officer killed in attack

The Pentagon police officer slain at the Arlington, Virginia, transit center Tuesday was identified as George Gonzalez, an Iraq War veteran.
1 year ago
Pentagon identifies police officer killed in attack
1 year ago

Police officer, suspect killed in shooting, stabbing incident at Pentagon: Sources

A Pentagon police officer and his assailant were killed in an incident at the Pentagon Transit Center Tuesday morning, according to two law enforcement sources.
1 year ago
Police officer, suspect killed in shooting, stabbing incident at Pentagon: Sources
2 years ago

Out-of-control Chinese rocket tracked by Pentagon

The unpredictable 23-ton rocket is expected to crash into Earth this weekend. Some falling debris is possible. The Defense Department said there are no plans to shoot it down.
2 years ago
Out-of-control Chinese rocket tracked by Pentagon
2 years ago

Pentagon officer charged with murder also pulled gun on homeless woman last year: Police

The Pentagon police officer who has been charged with murder for allegedly killing two people in Maryland this week, also pulled a gun on a homeless woman last year.
2 years ago
Pentagon officer charged with murder also pulled gun on woman last year: Police
2 years ago

New Pentagon panel to take on sexual assault in the military

New Pentagon panel to take on sexual assault in the military as Sen. Gillibrand makes impassioned call for changes in how military deals with the issue.
2 years ago
New Pentagon panel to take on sexual assault in the military
2 years ago

2 female generals, recently promoted, spotlighted in White House remarks

Two female generals who were recently promoted to head four-star combatant commands were spotlighted during remarks in honor of International Women's Day.
2 years ago
2 female generals, recently promoted, spotlighted in White House remarks
2 years ago

Army soldier charged in sexual assault of another soldier recently found dead on base

Pfc. Asia Graham, 19, was found unresponsive in her barracks on New Year’s Eve.
2 years ago
Army soldier charged in sexual assault of another soldier recently found dead on base
2 years ago

Investigation underway for 2 Army soldiers found dead over New Year’s holiday

Army officials are investigating the deaths of Staff Sgt. Jessica Mitchell, 30, and Pvt. Asia Graham, 19, in separate incidents.
2 years ago
Investigation underway for 2 Army soldiers found dead over New Year’s holiday
2 years ago

Deaths of 2 female Army soldiers probed in Texas, 1 fatally shot on freeway

They were identified as Sgt. Jessica Mitchell, 30, Pfc. Asia M. Graham, 19.
2 years ago
Deaths of 2 female Army soldiers probed, 1 fatally shot on freeway
2 years ago

Pentagon weighs cutting most of its support to CIA's counterterrorism missions

The Pentagon has informed the CIA that it is weighing an end to most of its support to the CIA's counterterrorism missions.
2 years ago
Pentagon weighs cutting most of its support to CIA's counterterrorism missions
2 years ago

Pentagon fires, suspends 14 top Army leaders and enlisted personnel

A three-month investigation into the culture and climate at Fort Hood after the death of Vanessa Guillen found a number of issues, including that the response to sexual harassment was “ineffective.”
2 years ago
Pentagon fires, suspends 14 top Army leaders and enlisted personnel
2 years ago

US Army identifies 5 soldiers killed in Sinai helicopter crash

The U.S. Army has identified the five soldiers killed in a helicopter crash in Egypt who were serving as peacekeepers in the Sinai Peninsula.
2 years ago
US Army identifies 5 soldiers killed in Sinai helicopter crash
2 years ago

New monument at Arlington National Cemetery honors women in military

"The Pledge" statue shows a servicewoman bonding with a service dog.
2 years ago
Women in military honored in new monument at Arlington National Cemetery
2 years ago

Officials investigating after 21 sailors, civilians hospitalized in San Diego naval ship explosion

More than a dozen sailors and several civilians have been hospitalized following an explosion on a Navy ship in San Diego on Sunday, officials said.
2 years ago
Officials investigating after 21 sailors, civilians injured in naval ship explosion
3 years ago

Pentagon report shows 3% increase in sexual assaults

The Pentagon's latest report on sexual assaults in the military showed a 3% increase in the number of sexual assaults reported last year.
3 years ago
Pentagon report shows 3% increase in sexual assaults
3 years ago

Pentagon's No. 3 official resigns at Trump's request, but unclear why

The Pentagon's number three official resigned on Wednesday at the request of President Donald Trump.
3 years ago
Pentagon's No. 3 official resigns at Trump's request, but unclear why
3 years ago

Pentagon to decide soon on possible troop cut in West Africa

The Pentagon could decide in six to eight weeks whether there should be a U.S. military troop reduction in west Africa.
3 years ago
Pentagon to decide soon on possible troop cut in West Africa
3 years ago

Draft website crashes after Soleimani's death, Selective Service says 'business as usual'

Interest in the draft spiked after a U.S. airstrike killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani.
3 years ago
Draft website crashes after US airstrike, Selective Service says 'business as usual'
3 years ago

Pentagon to deploy troops after Iraqi protesters storm US embassy

The Pentagon expects to send additional U.S. troops to the Middle East after hundreds of protesters attempted to storm the U.S. embassy in Baghdad.
3 years ago
Pentagon to deploy troops after Iraqi protesters storm US embassy
3 years ago

Pentagon speaks about details of al-Baghdadi's death in US raid

America's top military officer said that U.S. special operations forces captured "two adult males" during the weekend raid that led to the death of the founder and leader of the Islamic State.
3 years ago
Pentagon speaks about details of al-Baghdadi's death in US raid
3 years ago

Fort Jackson Army recruit dies preparing for outdoor physical training drill

An 18-year-old Army recruit at Fort Jackson died on Friday night, after a "medical emergency" that occurred before an outdoor physical training exercise, officials said.
3 years ago
Fort Jackson Army recruit dies preparing for outdoor physical training drill
3 years ago

Fort Hood soldier dies from injuries sustained during Bradley vehicle maintenance

A Fort Hood soldier died from injuries sustained while conducting maintenance on a Bradley Fighting Vehicle.
3 years ago
Fort Hood soldier dies from injuries sustained during Bradley vehicle maintenance
3 years ago

Pentagon to put 127 projects on hold to free up money for wall

The agency is cutting almost $400 million from efforts to rebuild military sites in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.
3 years ago
Pentagon to put 127 projects on hold to free up money for wall
3 years ago

Pentagon tests first land-based cruise missile after pulling out of INF Treaty

The Pentagon conducted a test of a land-based cruise missile on Sunday, the first such test since the U.S. pulled out of the INF Treaty.
3 years ago
Pentagon tests first land-based cruise missile after pulling out of INF Treaty
3 years ago

New Pentagon guidelines reaffirm to top brass that it's OK to talk to press

Pentagon issues new guidelines that will open up more press access to senior military and civilian leaders.
3 years ago
New Pentagon guidelines reaffirm to top brass that it's OK to talk to press
3 years ago

FBI investigating leak of top-secret Air Force intelligence

The FBI is investigating an Air Force contractor who admitted to printing out and taking home more than 1,000 pages of classified documents marked "top secret."
3 years ago
FBI investigating leak of top-secret Air Force intelligence
3 years ago

Pentagon releases new photos as proof Iran was behind tanker attacks

The Pentagon has released new color images as proof that Iran was behind the attack on tankers in the Gulf of Oman.
3 years ago
Pentagon releases new photos as proof Iran was behind tanker attacks
4 years ago

Pentagon sends carrier strike group to Persian Gulf

National Security Adviser John Bolton said that the U.S. is deploying the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a bomber task force to the U.S. Central Command region.
4 years ago
Pentagon sends carrier strike group to Persian Gulf
4 years ago

Marines identify Raider killed in vehicle accident at Camp Pendleton

Staff Sgt. Joshua Braica, a Marine Raider, was killed over the weekend in a tactical vehicle accident at Camp Pendleton, California. Two others were injured.
4 years ago
Marines identify Raider killed in vehicle accident at Camp Pendleton
4 years ago

2 Marines killed in helicopter crash near Yuma, Arizona, identified by officials

The pilots were conducting a routine training mission.
4 years ago
2 Marines killed in helicopter crash now identified
4 years ago

Pentagon's top enlisted leader reinstated after ethics investigation

The Pentagon's top enlisted leader is back on the job after being disciplined administratively after an investigation found he'd violated two ethics rules.
4 years ago
Pentagon's top enlisted leader reinstated after ethics investigation
4 years ago

Pentagon watchdog to investigate complaints of alleged ethics violations against acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan

The Pentagon's Office of Inspector General has opened an investigation into complaints of alleged ethics violations against acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan.
4 years ago
Pentagon IG office to investigate complaints of Shanahan's alleged ethics violations
4 years ago

The quiet release of the Pentagon's new policy on transgender service: Analysis

The Pentagon quietly released its new policy on transgender service without a statement from the White House, acting Defense Secretary Shanahan or the press office.
4 years ago
The quiet release of the Pentagon's new policy on transgender service: Analysis
4 years ago

Proposed Pentagon budget includes new funding for border wall and accounting trick

The Pentagon's $718 billion budget includes new funding for the border and relies on accounting tricks to get around legal Pentagon funding caps.
4 years ago
Proposed Pentagon budget includes new funding for border wall and accounting trick
4 years ago

Pentagon issues new transgender policy limiting service members to birth gender

The new policy limits the military service of transgender persons currently in uniform to their birth gender, if they are unwilling to do so they could be discharged.
4 years ago
Pentagon issues new transgender policy limiting service members to birth gender
4 years ago

As a fellow member of the military, Martha McSally’s rape revelation hit home: ANALYSIS

The senator's story is something the military needs to hear.
4 years ago
As a member of the military, Martha McSally’s rape revelation hit home: ANALYSIS