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Oct. 1, 2018

Army Looks to Nature to Improve Body Armor

Future soldiers will be better protected in combat by stronger and lighter body armor thanks to innovative work at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory.

Oct. 1, 2018

What to Know Before TRICARE Open Season This Fall

Pretty soon you and your family will be able to enroll in a health care plan during TRICARE open season. So what options do you have?

Oct. 1, 2018

Army Medic in Afghanistan to Receive Medal of Honor

A former Army medic who saved dozens of teammates during an intense, hours-long battle in Afghanistan in 2008 will finally be getting what he deserves - the Medal of Honor.

Sept. 29, 2018

6 Reasons Marine Corps Maj. Jim Capers Jr. Is a Legend

Marine Maj. James Capers Jr. was a pioneer in reconnaissance training tactics, but details of his legendary career were kept secret due to their covert nature. Now, those missions have been declassified, and his amazing career is being brought to light.

Sept. 26, 2018

Paying it Forward, One Computer at a Time

This Navy sailor remembered firsthand what it was like to have family who struggled with computers, so he decided to give back to his community by volunteering to teach people vital skills.

Sept. 24, 2018

Mostly-Civilian DoD Entity Is Looking for a Few Good Interns

A new college semester may have just started, but if you're thinking ahead to next summer's internship opportunities, the DoD is offering one that's paid,and can work for several different majors.

Sept. 24, 2018

Medal of Honor Recipient's Last Stand During WWI Helped Break German Spirits

Breaching the Hindenburg Line during World War I broke the spirit of the German army, and Army Cpl. James Heriot's brave actions helped make it happen.

Sept. 17, 2018

Airmen Patrol Base, Beaches on Horseback

Vandenberg Air Force Base’s Working Horse Patrol is the last military working horse patrol unit in the entire Department of Defense and is responsible for scouring the entire 99,600-square-acre base for security and safety purposes before rocket launches.

Sept. 17, 2018

Sailor Cuts Stress, Feels Great Through Volunteering

Being a farmhand requires taking care of lots of animals, keeping their stalls clean and generally doing maintenance to keep things running smoothly. It’s a lot of work, but it’s something Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Daniel O’Neil does willingly, and for free.

Sept. 17, 2018

Soldier Earns Medal of Honor by Saving His Unit From a Roadside Mine In Vietnam

Army Sgt. Larry S. Pierce sacrificed his life by throwing himself on a roadside mine during the Vietnam War.