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Navy medic wounds 2 in Frederick before authorities at Fort Detrick fatally shoot him

One of the victims was critically injured; the gunman was identified as Fantahun Girma Woldesenbet.
  • Apr 6, 2021

Pentagon sets policies for transgender troops to openly serve again, reversing Trump-era bans

Transgender people can now enlist in their self-identified gender if they meet military enlistment standards, according to the new policy.
  • Mar 31, 2021

‘A little eerie’: Guard members recall the mission aboard the virus-stricken Grand Princess

The mission to fly test kits to the Grand Princess marked the first Defense Department coronavirus operation, officials said.
  • Mar 31, 2021

The gun implicated in Boulder uses the same ammunition as an AR-15. It’s legally a pistol.

Critics have said AR-15 pistols are little more than revamped rifles designed by firearm manufacturers to circumvent existing gun laws.
  • Mar 24, 2021

National Guard troops ambushed at gunpoint while transporting coronavirus vaccine, police say

The suspect later told police he thought the three unmarked white vans were involved in the kidnapping of a woman and child.
  • Mar 24, 2021

Days after assault weapons ban was lifted in Boulder, a community grieves another mass shooting in America: ‘It hurts’

Boulder's assault weapons ban, adopted in 2018, was meant to prevent a deadly mass shooting — just like the one that occurred in the city Monday.
  • Mar 23, 2021

Former Green Beret charged in riot threw a flagpole at an officer like a spear, FBI says

The former Special Forces soldier, who served four tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, faces six charges.
  • Mar 19, 2021

Facing vaccine skepticism, one corner of the Army is trying something new

Cautious of another PowerPoint brief, a recent Army podcast harnessed the testimony of soldiers once skeptical of the vaccine.
  • Mar 19, 2021

Military leaders reject Tucker Carlson’s assertion that efforts to retain female troops are a ‘mockery’

The Fox host took aim at steps including development of a pregnancy flight suit.
  • Mar 11, 2021

Army continues to honor Confederate unit histories, even as base names draw scrutiny

At least three Army units have official nicknames that honor their Confederate roots, officials said, including a Virginia National Guard unit named after Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson.
  • Mar 11, 2021