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VA to reopen hospitals for compensation and pension exams

May 29 (UPI) — The Department of Veterans Affairs, with a backlog of 114,000 cases, announced that it will resume in-person disability examinations at some VA...

Four U.S. combatant commands, NORAD conduct homeland defense exercise

May 29 (UPI) — The U.S. Northern Command on Friday announced an Atlantic Ocean exercise involving four other combatant commands and led by the USS Harry S. Truman...

Kenneth Braithwaite sworn in as Secretary of the Navy

May 29 (UPI) — Kenneth J. Braithwaite, appointed by President Donald Trump in 2017 as U.S. ambassador to Norway, was sworn in Friday as Secretary of the U.S. Navy....

Sirkorsky awarded $17.9M modification for work on the H-53K

May 28 (UPI) — Sikorsky was awarded a $17.9 million contract modification Thursday for work on the H-53K helicopter. Under the modification Sikorsky, a division of...

State Department approves $425M deal for work on Kuwait’s Patriot missiles

May 28 (UPI) — The State Department approved a possible deal for Patriot missile support for up to $425 million, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced...

Navy accuses Russia of third ‘unsafe’ intercept of U.S. plane in two months

May 27 (UPI) — The U.S. Navy accused the Russian military of unsafe flying during an interception of a Navy plane over the Mediterranean Sea for the third time in...

Report: USAF covered up incidents of racial bias

May 27 (UPI) — The U.S. Air Force tried to cover up racial bias in its justice system, a report by an independent advocacy group said Wednesday. The 25-page report...

U.S. Air Force scales back fitness testing, citing COVID-19 concerns

The Rev. Daryl Gray of the Clergy Coalition hands out face masks at the Lively Stone Church of God in St. Louis on May 26. Over 125,000 masks were distributed to...

China’s planned military exercise in South China Sea worries neighbors

May 27 (UPI) — China’s two aircraft carriers will be deployed in August near Taiwanese waters for military exercises, according to reports. The aircraft...

DoD to phase out stop-movement order

May 26 (UPI) — The Department of Defense will lift the stop-movement order it issued earlier this spring in stages rather than keeping it in place through June 30,...

Space Force starts teaching classes to give troops ‘warfighting mindsets’

May 26 (UPI) — The U.S. Space Force has started teaching a new series of courses to give new space professionals “warfighting mindsets they will carry with...

Roosevelt carrier holds at-sea simulations as 13 sailors positive for COVID-19 again

May 18 (UPI) — The Navy said Monday that although the USS Theodore Roosevelt will not soon leave Guam, the crew, as it returns, is undertaking simulated at-sea...