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Kansas Marine one of five killed in helicopter crash

Kansas Marine one of five killed in helicopter crash

Lance corporal Donovan Davis of Olathe was killed, along with four others, when when their helicopter went down during stormy weather in the mountains outside San Diego Tuesday.

5 missing Marines confirmed dead following helicopter crash

5 missing Marines confirmed dead following helicopter crash

Five U.S. Marines aboard a helicopter that went down during stormy weather in the mountains outside of San Diego are confirmed dead, the military said Thursday.

Drone strike in Baghdad kills high-ranking militia commander, officials say

Drone strike in Baghdad kills high-ranking militia commander, officials say

A U.S. drone strike hit a car in the Iraqi capital Wednesday night, killing three members of the powerful Kataib Hezbollah militia, including a high-ranking commander, officials said.

US detects Russian aircraft flying in Alaska Air Defense Identification Zone

US detects Russian aircraft flying in Alaska Air Defense Identification Zone

The ADIZ is a zone that stretches out 150 miles from the U.S. coastline.

102-year-old veteran WWII pilot takes to the skies on a bumpy ride for charity

102-year-old veteran WWII pilot takes to the skies on a bumpy ride for charity

A former Royal Air Forces pilot has taken to the skies in a Spitfire at 102 years old.

McConnell AFB conducting 4-day exercise

McConnell AFB conducting 4-day exercise

McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita says the 22nd Air Refueling Wing is conducting a four-day exercise Monday through Thursday to test a range of activities."A number of scenarios and activities are written into this week’s exercise plan, to include

US begins strikes on militias in Iraq, Syria, retaliating for fatal drone attack, officials tell AP

US begins strikes on militias in Iraq, Syria, retaliating for fatal drone attack, officials tell AP

The initial strikes by manned and unmanned aircraft were hitting command and control headquarters, ammunition storage and other facilities.

How a Navy SEAL fell into rough waters and another died trying to save him

How a Navy SEAL fell into rough waters and another died trying to save him

Under the darkness of night, in the roiling high seas off the coast of Somalia, members of the U.S. Navy’s SEAL Team 3 began to climb aboard an unflagged ship that was carrying illicit Iranian-made weapons to Yemen.

NATO to start biggest wargames in decades next week, involving around 90,000 personnel

NATO to start biggest wargames in decades next week, involving around 90,000 personnel

NATO will launch next week its biggest military exercises in decades with around 90,000 personnel set to take part in months-long wargames aimed at showing that the alliance can defend all of its territory up to its border with Russia.

‘Functional Zero’: VA’s plan to combat veteran homelessness

‘Functional Zero’: VA’s plan to combat veteran homelessness

Thursday morning members of the city, county, and VA met at the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center to discuss solutions on ending veteran homelessness.

US Air Force officer makes history as Miss America

US Air Force officer makes history as Miss America

Miss Colorado Madison Marsh was crowned Miss America, becoming the first active-duty military service member to win the title in the pageant's nearly 100-year history.

US launches large-scale retaliatory strikes against Iranian-backed Houthi militants in Yemen

US launches large-scale retaliatory strikes against Iranian-backed Houthi militants in Yemen

The U.S. military has unleashed large-scale retaliatory strikes against multiple Houthi targets in Yemen.

US military space plane blasts off on another secretive mission expected to last years

US military space plane blasts off on another secretive mission expected to last years

The U.S. military’s X-37B space plane blasted off Thursday on another secretive mission that’s expected to last at least a couple of years.

96-year-old McPherson woman handwrites 8,000 Christmas cards for military members every year

96-year-old McPherson woman handwrites 8,000 Christmas cards for military members every year

It's tough to spend months on end thousands of miles from loved ones around the holidays, but that's the reality for members of our nation's military. But the holidays are a little brighter for thousands thanks to one Kansas woman with a big heart.

Pentagon, states begin new push to help LGBTQ veterans kicked out of military

Pentagon, states begin new push to help LGBTQ veterans kicked out of military

Decade after gay ban lifted, many discharged vets still lack full benefits.

Senate passes defense policy bill with 5.2% pay raise for troops, the biggest boost in decades

Senate passes defense policy bill with 5.2% pay raise for troops, the biggest boost in decades

Lawmakers have been negotiating a final bill for months after each chamber passed strikingly different versions in July.

Soldier makes history as first active-duty female Army sniper

Soldier makes history as first active-duty female Army sniper

U.S. Army Sgt. Maciel Hay recently graduated from airborne school after going through basic training while qualifying as an expert with the M4 assault rifle.

US military grounds Osprey fleet after crash off coast of Japan kills 8 US airmen

US military grounds Osprey fleet after crash off coast of Japan kills 8 US airmen

The US military is grounding its entire fleet of V-22 Ospreys, a week after an Air Force CV-22 crashed off the coast of Yakushima Island, Japan, resulting in the deaths of all eight airmen aboard the aircraft.

US retaliates against Iran-backed militants after ballistic missile strike, officials say

US retaliates against Iran-backed militants after ballistic missile strike, officials say

The U.S. military fired back at Iran-backed militants who injured several troops in Iraq early Tuesday morning local time, according to U.S. officials.

5 US special operations troops killed in Veterans Day weekend crash after training 'mishap'

5 US special operations troops killed in Veterans Day weekend crash after training 'mishap'

They were members of an elite unit, the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), known as the Night Stalkers, based in Ft. Campbell, Kentucky, officials said.

Staff sergeant reunites with retired military dog through adoption project

Staff sergeant reunites with retired military dog through adoption project

The two used to work as a team at a duty station.

U.S. senators seek to name Kansas VA outpatient clinic for Prairie Band tribe member

U.S. senators seek to name Kansas VA outpatient clinic for Prairie Band tribe member

The two U.S. senators from Kansas introduced legislation to name the Department of Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic in Kansas City, Kansas, in honor of the late War II and Korean war veteran Elwin Shopteese of the Prairie Band Potawatomie Nation.

US launches 2nd round of airstrikes on Iran-backed groups it says attacked American troops

US launches 2nd round of airstrikes on Iran-backed groups it says attacked American troops

The U.S. military on Wednesday said American warplanes struck a weapons storage facility in eastern Syria that officials said was being used by Iran-backed militants responsible for dozens of drone and rocket attacks against American troops

US Reaper drone shot down near Yemen by Iranian-backed Houthi militants, defense official says

US Reaper drone shot down near Yemen by Iranian-backed Houthi militants, defense official says

A U.S. MQ-9 Reaper drone was downed in international airspace near Yemen on Wednesday, according to a U.S. defense official.

Dad surprises daughter as mascot at middle school pep rally after deployment

Dad surprises daughter as mascot at middle school pep rally after deployment

Three children in Oklahoma had the surprise of their young lives when their military father, who’s been deployed overseas, returned home early.