U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin

Air Force Discharges 27 Service Members Over Vaccine Refusal

The Air Force gave service members until Nov. 2 to get at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

 | AP

Pearl Harbor survivor Herb Elfring speaks with National Park Service workers in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

Survivors Gather To Remember Those Lost At Pearl Harbor

About 30 survivors of Pearl Harbor and 100 other veterans of the war were expected to attend the ceremony honoring the 80th anniversary of the attack.

 | AP

Soldiers walk through a hospital hallway.

Active-Duty Military Helping MI Hospital With COVID Patient Surge

Three teams have been deployed to hospitals across the state of Michigan amid its fourth surge.

 | Terace Garnier

A man walks past a row of wrapped Christmas trees.

Military Families Get Free Christmas Trees At Virginia Base

A holiday tradition at Joint Expeditionary Base – Little Creek gives some military families a tree for the first time.

 | Scripps News Staff

A U.S. Navy Sailor prepares a COVID-19 vaccine

Marines Face Vaccination Deadline

Both the commandant and the sergeant major of the Marine Corps encouraged Marines to get vaccinated before the Nov. 28 deadline.

 | Terace Garnier

Armed Services YMCA food distribution

Active Military Having A Hard Time Feeding Their Families

Feeding America says 160,000 active-duty military members are having trouble feeding their families.

 | Scripps News Staff

A drone

Weaponized Drones Are Likely Coming To The U.S.

The Federal Aviation Administration says it's receiving more than 100 reports of drone sightings each month.

 | Sasha Ingber

A veteran salutes the flag.

Deported Veterans Push To Make Their Way Back To The U.S.

Many veterans were deported after committing a felony, and now some are trying to change federal law that allows the practice.

 | Ben Schamisso

President Joe Biden salutes the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

President Biden Salutes Troops As 'Spine Of America' On Veterans Day

The president honored fallen service members and those who have served in previous wars during a speech at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

 | AP

In A.I. And Materials, U.S. Lags Behind China On Hypersonic Weapons

In July, the U.S. was caught off guard when China successfully launched a rocket carrying a hypersonic glide vehicle, which soared through space.

 | Sasha Ingber

A designated area in Ruoqiang county, China

Satellite Images Show China Is Building Mock-Up U.S. Warships

Fears of escalations between the U.S. and China have risen with tensions in Taiwan, the South China Sea, and the Indo-Pacific.

 | Sasha Ingber

A robot prototype shows the type of technology military can adopt into their arsenal.

The New Reality Of Killer Robots In Warfare

The military may start using robotic, autonomous weapons with the capacity for violence, and these could bring an onslaught of ethical issues.

 | Scripps News Staff

U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin

Military Weighs Penalties For Members Who Refuse COVID Vaccine

Military officials are considering penalties for military and defense civilians who decide not to follow the mandate to get vaccinated against COVID.

 | AP

Nurse prepares COVID shot.

Retired Col. Moe Davis Talks Military Vaccine Mandate

The Pentagon issued a mandate in August for all active-duty and "ready reserve" members to be vaccinated by Nov. 2.

 | Scripps News Staff

U.S. Military

Pentagon Says 86% Of Active-Duty Military Members Are Fully Vaccinated

Eighty-two percent of Reservists and Guardsmen say they have received at least one shot.

 | David Ries

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen with military personnel

U.S. Military Trainers In Taiwan Amid Rising Tensions With China

Taiwan's defense minister said the island must defend itself and not rely on others like the U.S. to help if China were to launch an attack.

 | AP

A photo of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley testifying before the House Armed Services Committee.

Gen. Milley Calls Chinese Weapon Test 'Very Concerning'

China has disputed Western news reports about its test, saying it was working on technology for a reuseable space vehicle for peaceful purposes.

 | AP

North Korea launches a missile

China, North Korea Test New Weapons To Deter U.S. Missile Defenses

The Biden administration will have to decide whether to ignore the development, build missile defenses to counter attacks, or negotiate.

 | Sasha Ingber

In this July 12, 2020, file photo, smoke rises from the USS Bonhomme Richard at Naval Base San Diego.

Navy Probe Finds Major Failures In Fire That Destroyed Ship

A new report from the Navy found major faults leading to an arson fire that destroyed the USS Bonhomme Richard in July 2020.

 | AP

People watch a TV screen showing a news program reporting about North Korea's missile launch.

North Korea Tests Possible Submarine Missile Amid Tensions

The launch of the missile into the sea came hours after the U.S. reaffirmed an offer to resume talks on North Korea's nuclear weapons program.

 | AP

A U.S. soldier holds a sign indicating a gate is closed as hundreds of people gather at the Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan.

U.S. State Department Investigating End Of Afghanistan Operations

U.S. Troops withdrew from Afghanistan in August, and the U.S. State Department is looking into how it was handled.

 | Aaron Rustom

A person looks at photographs in an album

Veteran Takes His Own Life, Others Continue His Mission Saving Afghans

Rescuing two interpreters from Afghanistan was a late veteran's dying wish. His comrades are carrying on his mission.

 | Sasha Ingber

Why Some U.S. Troops Are Still In Syria

There are currently about 900 U.S. soldiers there and according to the Pentagon, they are there to help in the fight against ISIS.

 | Scripps News Staff

Taliban members sit in front of a mural depicting a woman behind barbed wire

Taliban Enforcing Brutal Policies After U.S. Troop Withdrawal

Thousands of Afghan allies and around 100 U.S. citizens and residents are still hoping to get out of the country.

 | Ben Schamisso

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin

Defense Secretary Defends Execution Of Final Airlift From Kabul

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin did acknowledge shortcomings in the final airlift from Hamid Karzai International Airport that began Aug. 14.

 | AP

Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks speaks during a briefing at the Pentagon in Washington.

Pentagon Announces How It Will Address Sexual Assault

Plans include establishing special-victim prosecutors, bringing on sexual assault prevention workers and hiring response coordinators and advocates.

 | Simon Kaufman and AP

National Guard Members Work In Warehouse

WLEX: Kentucky National Guard Helps Hospitals Overwhelmed By COVID

Some guard members are transporting medical supplies from warehouses to hospitals.

 | Scripps News Lexington

Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, Commander of U.S. Central Command

Pentagon Admits Fatal Drone Strike In Afghanistan Was A Mistake

Ten people were killed, including seven children, during August evacuations in Kabul, Afghanistan.

 | Terace Garnier

Gen. Mark Milley

General Mark Milley Under Fire For Calls With China

On Wednesday, a spokesperson for Milley did not deny the report but stated the calls were focused on conveying reassurance and strategic stability.

 | Willie James Inman

President Joe Biden

President Biden Announces Indo-Pacific Alliance With U.K., Australia

The new security alliance is likely to be seen as a provocative move by China.

 | AP