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Raytheon completes first lot production of Small Diameter Bomb II

Raytheon has completed Lot 1 production of the Small Diameter Bomb II, a new  weapon that will give fighter pilots the ability to destroy...

Pentagon ends ban on transgender troops in military

The Pentagon announced June 30 that transgender people will be allowed to serve openly in the U.S. military, ending one of the last bans...

Military children serve, Too

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department knows that the whole family serves when a military member serves. April is the Month of the Military Child, a time to...

DoD launches new Civilian Performance Appraisal Program

WASHINGTON — Defense Department civilian employees are getting a new, standardized performance appraisal program as part of the department’s New Beginnings initiative. Paige Hinkle-Bowles, the deputy...

Blue Star Museums launches free admission program for military, families

WASHINGTON — In a celebratory launch at the Hampton Roads Naval Museum in Norfolk, Virginia, today, Blue Star Museums launches its seventh annual summer...

2016 BAH rates announced

The Department of Defense has released the 2016 Basic Allowance for Housing rates.  Basic Allowance for Housing rates will increase an average of 3.4...

U.S. personnel in Turkey safe, Pentagon spokesman says

WASHINGTON — All U.S. service members and civilians in Turkey are safe in the wake of the July 15 attempted coup there, Pentagon Press Secretary...

U.S. Military begins training Iraqi Forces to take on ISIL

WASHINGTON – The United States has begun training Iraqi army recruits, a central part of the strategy by the U.S.-led coalition that is working...

Air Force seeks $10 billion over sequestration funding

WASHINGTON – The demand for Air Force capabilities is increasing, therefore the service is requesting $10 billion more than sequestration-level funding provides, Air Force...

East Coast training provides joint experience for Army, Air Force

Air Force photograph by Carolyn HerrickAir Force Reserve aircrew from the 943rd Rescue Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., hoist (simulated) crash...

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