The Air Force is trying to trim back; they're asking for voluntary retirements across the board. It would be a reduction of 3,340 airmen; the goal is by September.
Right now the retirements are voluntary, according to the Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs.
Here are the reductions;... more »
Franklin Macon has his medal back. A bronze medal awarded to him by President Bush in 2007 was stolen by burglars in May.
Local and national media attention followed as word of the theft spread. Eventually, Macon was awarded a replica medal in a ceremony last month at the... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says the United States has lost a "genuine soldier-statesman" with the death of Army Gen. John Shalikashvili.
Shalikashvili was the first foreign-born chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Obama said Shalikashvili's "extraordinary life represented the promise of America and the limitless... more »
Congress is making it easier for members of the military and other Americans overseas to vote absentee. Those groups will have their home states provide ballots at least 45 days ahead of an election to ensure there's enough time to complete and return them. Once President Barack Obama signs the... more »
Even though we haven't carved jack-o-lanterns yet, it's almost time to get your overseas Christmas packages in the mail. The US Postal Service is reminding people that Nov. 13 is the deadline to mail packages parcel post to Iraq and Afghanistan to guarantee they'll get there before Christmas.
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A federal appeals court has ruled that members of the military can be required to be vaccinated against anthrax. The U.S. Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld a lower court's decision dismissing a case brought by eight service members who challenged the Food and Drug Administration's determination that the vaccine... more »