August 2014

The president stated recently that airstrikes in Syria would not occur in the near future, as a plan of action in Syria is still being formulated.

8/29/2014 - Obama rules out immediate airstrikes in Syria

The president stated recently that airstrikes in Syria would not occur in the near future, as a plan of action in Syria is still being formulated. read more »

The U.S. military is eagerly attempting to push into the final frontier.

8/28/2014 - Company reveals first military space plane concepts

The U.S. military is eagerly attempting to push into the final frontier. read more »

U.S. intelligence claimed that more than 100 Americans have traveled to Syria to fight alongside Sunni terrorist forces.

8/27/2014 - Officials worry about suspected ISIL militants with US passports

U.S. intelligence claimed that more than 100 Americans have traveled to Syria to fight alongside Sunni terrorist forces. read more »

Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq facing off with Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant forces may receive humanitarian aid requested by the Obama Administration.

8/27/2014 - US contemplates second humanitarian mission in Iraq

Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq facing off with Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant forces may receive humanitarian aid requested by the Obama administration. read more »

President Barack Obama will address members of the American Legion in Charlotte, North Carolina, to announce plans concerning executive measures that aim to improve health care for veterans.

8/26/2014 - Obama to announce executive action to improve veteran care

President Barack Obama will address members of the American Legion in Charlotte, North Carolina, to announce plans concerning executive measures that aim to improve health care for veterans. read more »

President Barack Obama has authorized manned and unmanned aircrafts to fly over the embattled nation of Syria to gain intelligence about Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant forces within the country.

8/26/2014 - US surveillance planes fly over Syria

President Barack Obama has authorized manned and unmanned aircrafts to fly over the embattled nation of Syria to gain intelligence about Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant forces within the country. read more »

Gen. Dempsey told a group of reporters recently that he would recommend the U.S. military move against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant forces if they become a direct threat to the U.S. homeland.

8/25/2014 - Gen. Dempsey claims Pentagon will confront ISIL if US is threatened

Gen. Dempsey told a group of reporters recently that he would recommend the U.S. military move against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant forces if they become a direct threat to the U.S. homeland. read more »

After a failed attempt to rescue American hostages in Syria being held by ISIL, a future mission to save hostages may be very difficult.

8/22/2014 - Could the military schedule future rescue missions to save ISIL hostages?

After a failed attempt to rescue American hostages in Syria being held by ISIL, a future mission to save hostages may be very difficult. read more »

As aggravating as the tattoo regulations may be for soldiers who planned to go under the needle or servicemembers who already had tattoos, there may be good news ahead.

8/22/2014 - Officials have an inkling tattoo policies will change

As aggravating as tattoo regulations may be for soldiers who planned to go under the needle or servicemembers who already had tattoos, there may be good news ahead. read more »

The ALS ice-bucket challenge has been officially barred by the Defense Department for servicemembers in uniform.

8/21/2014 - Military ALS challenge respondents may be on thin ice

The ALS ice-bucket challenge has been officially barred by the Defense Department for servicemembers in uniform. read more »

A government program to transfer unneeded military hardware to police stations has recently come under fire since violent protests broke out in Ferguson, Missouri.

8/20/2014 - Government officials respond to police militarization debate

A government program to transfer unneeded military hardware to police stations has recently come under fire since violent protests broke out in Ferguson, Missouri. read more »

Servicemembers will regain coverage for 35 diagnostic genetic tests starting Sept. 1.

8/19/2014 - TRICARE restores some genetic testing for servicemembers

Servicemembers will regain coverage for 35 diagnostic genetic tests starting Sept. 1. read more »

Riots and nightly clashes between police and protesters have erupted in Ferguson, forcing Gov. Jay Nixon to sign an executive order requesting additional assistance from the Missouri National Guard, according to a statement released by the governor's office.

8/18/2014 - Missouri governor calls National Guard to Ferguson

Riots and nightly clashes between police and protesters have erupted in Ferguson, Missouri, forcing Gov. Jay Nixon to sign an executive order requesting additional assistance from the Missouri National Guard. read more »

Obama has said that a rescue mission will most likely not be necessary and additional humanitarian air drops will most likely not be needed for civilians atop Mount Sinjar.

8/14/2014 - After assessing situation, US rules out rescue mission on Mount Sinjar

Obama has said that a rescue mission will probably not be necessary and additional humanitarian airdrops will most likely not be needed for civilians atop Mount Sinjar. read more »

According to Department of Defense News, President Barack Obama has ordered 130 advisers into Iraq to observe and assess the situation in Iraq.

8/13/2014 - Military sends 130 advisors into Iraq

According to Department of Defense News, President Barack Obama has ordered 130 advisers into Iraq to observe and assess the situation in Iraq. read more »

There's another side of Robin Williams that some overlook. He was incredibly supportive to American soldiers.

8/12/2014 - Remembering Robin Williams' compassion for U.S. troops

There's another side of Robin Williams that some overlook. He was incredibly supportive to American soldiers. read more »

President Barack Obama recently told reporters that U.S. combat troops would not be entering Iraq again, according to The Associated Press. However, some officials say that servicemembers are needed in the area to provide countermeasures against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria forces.

8/11/2014 - Military intervention in Iraq could require boots on the ground

President Barack Obama recently told reporters that U.S. combat troops would not be entering Iraq again, according to The Associated Press. However, some officials say that servicemembers are needed in the area to provide countermeasures against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria forces. read more »

President Barack Obama recently signed a measure to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs.

8/7/2014 - Inside the new VA reform bill

President Barack Obama recently signed a measure to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs. read more »

Just months ago, Capt. Justin Fitch was marching for miles at a time with an 80-pound rucksack on his back. Now, he has trouble even walking, but he's still working to complete one final mission - help cut down what has become a surge of veteran suicides.

8/6/2014 - Terminally ill captain rucks to help veterans

Just months ago, Capt. Justin Fitch was marching for miles at a time with an 80-pound rucksack on his back. Now, he has trouble even walking, but he's still working to complete one final mission - help cut down what has become a surge of veteran suicides. read more »

According to The Associated Press, the number of people on the U.S. terrorism database - which can place people on a no-fly list - has doubled within a few years.

8/5/2014 - Number of people in US terrorism database has surged in recent years

According to The Associated Press, the number of people on the U.S. terrorism database - which can place people on a no-fly list - has doubled within a few years. read more »

A newly announced plan - if approved by Congress - would send additional aid to Ukraine along with U.S. servicemembers who would help train military forces.

8/5/2014 - US proposes sending military trainers to Ukraine

A newly announced plan - if approved by Congress - would send additional aid to Ukraine along with U.S. servicemembers who would help train military forces. read more »

Living in a public private venture home - the military housing you see around bases - can be very beneficial for servicemembers, but now, it's more beneficial for the environment as well.

8/1/2014 - Servicemembers save money and energy with BAH standards

Living in a public private venture home - the military housing you see around bases - can be very beneficial for servicemembers, but now, it's more beneficial for the environment as well. read more »