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At $800K a Pop, New Navy Destroyer's Ammo is in Question

PERSONAL TECH | By David Sharp | Nov 14
The new guns on the Navy's biggest and most advanced destroyer are going to be firing blanks if the Navy can't find cost-effective projectiles.

$12.9B, 4.5 Acres: Navy's Next-Generation Aircraft Carrier

SCIENCE | By Steve McMillan, Nathan Griffiths, and Steve Helber | Nov 13
The Navy refers to its newest aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford, as "4.5 acres of sovereign U.S. territory."

California Guard: 'Bad Actors' Misled Soldiers over Bonuses

LEGAL | Oct 25
The California National Guard says it welcomes attention to the predicament of nearly 10,000 soldiers ordered to repay enlistment bonuses a decade after signing up to serve in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Military Members Refute Trump's Criticisms of Transgender Troops

NATIONAL | By John Riley | Oct 11
Participating in a panel interview at the Retired American Warriors PAC, Trump was asked about the Obama administration's "social experiments" of allowing women and transgender individuals to serve in the military.

Military Tests Unmanned Ship Designed for Seafaring Missions

PERSONAL TECH | By Julie Watson | May 4
The military is starting tests on the world's largest unmanned surface vessel - a self-driving, 132-foot ship designed to travel thousands of miles out at sea without a single crew member on board.

Air Force Secretary Expects Review of Military's Transgender Ban

NATIONAL | By Justin Snow | Dec 14
The military's longstanding ban on open transgender service is likely to face review within the next year, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said in an interview with USA Today published Wednesday.

Fast Cash, Schemes in Camo

NATIONAL | By Eric Tucker | Nov 16
Fabian Barrera found a way to make fast cash in the Texas National Guard, earning roughly $181,000 for claiming to have steered 119 potential recruits to join the military. The problem: He didn't really refer anyone.

Protesters Demand Philippine Custody of US Marine

INTERNATIONAL | By Jim Gomez | Oct 14
Activists burned a mock U.S. flag as they protested at the U.S. Embassy in Manila, demanding that Washington hand over to the Philippines a U.S. Marine suspected in the killing of a transgender Filipino that the demonstrators labeled a hate crime.

Rights of Same-Sex Military Spouses Vary by State

NATIONAL | Sep 23
Last year's Supreme Court ruling striking down DOMA ensured that federal military benefits extend to same-sex partners and their children. But about 2/3 of active-duty personnel in the U.S. are based in states that don't recognize same-sex marriage.

Veterans Affairs Sued For Denying Gay Marriage Benefits

POLITICS | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 20
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is being sued over its refusal to grant spousal benefits to same-sex military couples in states where these marriages are not recognized.

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