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    A fuel cell car refuels at the Renewable Hydrogen Fueling and Production Station on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. MC2 Daniel Barker / Navy

    Military studying renewable energy in Hawaii

    The U.S. Navy is putting millions of dollars into renewable energy research in Hawaii.

    • Nov. 9, 2014
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    An AGM-86B/C/D air-launched cruise missile can carry a nuclear or conventional warhead. Air Force

    Foundation of U.S. nuclear system showing cracks

    The foundation of America's nuclear arsenal is fractured, and the government has no clear plan to repair it.

    • Nov. 9, 2014
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    The joint high-speed vessel Choctaw County departs Morehead City, N.C., to take part in Bold Alligator 2014. The exercise aims to improve Navy and Marine Corps amphibious core competencies. MC1 Mike Lenart / Navy

    Joint High-Speed Vessel turns heads during Bold Alligator

    The joint high-speed vessel is a sight to behold, but that's not why this newest member of the blue-green team has heads turning.

    • Nov. 9, 2014
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    President Obama and his family arrive back at the White House aboard Marine One after a weekend at Camp David in 2009. Three men are accused of involvement in a bid-rigging plot for Marine Helicopter Squadron One, though the maintenance bid ultimately lost. Pete Souza / White House

    3 charged in presidential helicopter bid-rigging scheme

    Three men face charges in a fraud scheme involving a helicopter fleet that transports the president and vice president, federal prosecutors said Thursday.

    • Nov. 6, 2014
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    The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53). MC3 Benjamin Crossley / Navy

    U.S. shoots down 3 missile targets in Hawaii test

    The U.S. military has shot down three missiles nearly simultaneously during a test off Hawaii.

    • Nov. 6, 2014
  1. The Navy's variant of the Joint Strike Fighter, the F-35C, lands for the first time on an aircraft carrier Nov. 3 off the California coast in this image made from a Navy video. Navy

    F-35C makes first arrested landing on aircraft carrier

    An F-35C Lightning II, the carrier variant of the Joint Strike Fighter, made an arrested landing aboard a flattop today, an important milestone both in the development of the stealth fighter and in naval aviation history.

    • Nov. 3, 2014
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    A cyberattack similar to previous hacker intrusions from China penetrated computer networks for months at USIS, the government's leading security clearance contractor, before the company noticed the break-in, officials and others familiar with an FBI investigation and related official inquiries told The Associated Press. J. Scott Applewhite / AP

    Security contractor breach not detected for months

    A cyberattack similar to previous hacker intrusions from China penetrated computer networks for months at USIS, the government's leading security clearance contractor, before the company noticed, officials and others familiar with an FBI investigation and

    • Nov. 3, 2014
  2. Soldiers chow down on some MRE pizza prototypes. David Kamm/Army

    What's new in your MRE — 2015 and beyond

    About 200 soldiers at Fort Carson, Colorado, chowed down for science in September, participating in Army testing that could yield future Meal, Ready to Eat components like a burrito bowl, a chicken sandwich and what some might consider the Holy Grail of c

    • Nov. 1, 2014
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    The F-35C is scheduled to make its first trap on the carrier Nimitz on Nov. 3. Layne Laughter/Navy

    Navy F-35 starts first sea trials with new tailhook

    If all goes according to plan, the F-35C Lightning II jet will roar into its first flattop trap Nov. 3 as news cameras roll, an event 17 years in the making.

    • Oct. 31, 2014
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    Military athletes mingle at the 2014 Warrior Games. New advances in sensor technology are leading to prosthetic limbs with potential for better fit and greater comfort for wounded warriors. Mike Morones/Staff

    New prosthetic limb may prevent chafing, swelling

    Prosthetic technology has come a long way in the last few decades, offering state-of-the-art robotic arms, carbon-fiber blades and joints that contain microchips and processors.

    • Oct. 30, 2014
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    Pakistani protesters from the United Citizen Action group shout slogans and burn a U.S. flag as they demonstrate Oct. 8 against U.S drone strikes in Pakistan's tribal region in Multan. S.S. Mirza / AFP via Getty Images

    Drone strike kills 2 militants in northwest Pakistan

    Suspected U.S. drone-fired missiles struck a house early on Thursday in a restive tribal region in northwest Pakistan, killing two militants, officials said.

    • Oct. 30, 2014
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    This still image from NASA video shows an Orbital Sciences Corporation unmanned spacecraft exploding Oct. 28 at Wallops Island, Virginia, six seconds after launch on a resupply mission to the International Space Station. AFP

    Unmanned Antares rocket explodes on launch

    An unmanned rocket headed for the International Space Station to deliver supplies exploded on launch from Wallops Island, Va., Tuesday.

    • Oct. 28, 2014
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    Dakota Meyer Special Edition 1911 in .45ACP Courtesy Akai Custom Guns

    MoH recipient Dakota Meyer helps develop new 1911

    Anyone with $3,500 to spare can now own a pistol befitting a Medal of Honor recipient.

    • Oct. 28, 2014
  3. A Xenex Healthcare Services implementation manager demonstrates the capabilities of 'Saul,' a germ-zapping robot on Oct. 20 to airmen at Langley Air Force Base, Va. The 633rd Medical Group partnered with Xenex in effort to provide a safer healthcare facility for the Joint Base Langley-Eustis community. Staff Sgt. Antoinette Gibson / Air Force

    Joint Base Langley-Eustis hospital acquires 'germ-zapping' robot

    The Air Force acquired its second machine that can help stop spread deadly viruses — including Ebola.

    • Oct. 27, 2014
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    An F-35B and F-35C fly in formation. Lockheed Martin

    Lockheed, Pentagon agree on eighth F-35 lot

    Lockheed Martin has reached an agreement with the Pentagon to procure the eighth lot of F-35 joint strike fighters, including the first stealthy jets for Israel and Japan.

    • Oct. 27, 2014
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    Phoenix Air is a company that uses a portable isolation unit the Pentagon says is similar to what it is developing. Phoenix Air

    Pentagon builds isolation units to transport Ebola patients

    As more U.S. troops head to West Africa, the Pentagon is developing portable isolation units that can carry up to 12 Ebola patients for transport on military planes.

    • Oct. 26, 2014
  4. The crew disembarks Oct. 25 after taking positions on board for the commissioning of the U.S. Navy attack submarine USS North Dakota (SSN 784) at the Navy submarine base in Groton, Conn. USS North Dakota is a $2.6 billion attack submarine is capable of launching Tomahawk cruise missiles, delivering special forces and carrying out surveillance over land and sea. Sean D. Elliot / AP

    Navy's newest sub, USS North Dakota, joins fleet

    The Navy's newest attack submarine was commissioned Saturday at Naval Submarine Base New London, where 2,400 guests gathered to welcome USS North Dakota to the fleet and salute its crew.

    • Oct. 25, 2014
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    The Pentagon is developing isolation pods for the C-17 Globemaster aircraft to carry up to 15 service members should they contract Ebola while supporting Operation United Assistance in Africa. Staff Sgt. Andy M. Kin / Air Force

    Isolation pods will carry troops if they get Ebola

    The Pentagon is developing isolation pods for the C-17 Globemaster aircraft to carry up to 15 service members should they contract Ebola while supporting Operation United Assistance in Africa.

    • Oct. 24, 2014
  5. Soldiers working with civilians from PEO C3T install commercial IP packages at the Army's Landstuhl, Germany, Regional Hub Node. The node will be the hub for the communications network in support of the Operational United Assistance, aiding the response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. U.S. Army

    Army setting up comms for Ebola response in West Africa

    The Army is working to coordinate crisis response in Liberia

    • Oct. 24, 2014
  6. Berthings aboard Virginia-class attack submarines will be reconfigured to accommodate female sailors, an official said Thursday. Here, Electronics Technician 1st Class Kevin Watson conducts a roving security check aboard the attack sub North Carolina, one of the in-service subs to be retrofitted. MC3 Liam Kennedy/U.S. Navy

    Virginia subs to get berthing changes for female crew

    Sub designers are puzzling out how to fit enlisted women into the berthings on the Virginia-class attack submarines already in the force.

    • Oct. 23, 2014
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    The Samsung Galaxy 5.5 features a fingerprint sensor for security. Getty Images

    U.S. OKs Samsung devices for classified data

    For the first time, the government will allow devices made for the consumer market to handle classified information.

    • Oct. 23, 2014
  7. Families watched as the destroyer Michael Murphy leaves Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on its first cruise, an independent Western Pacific deployment, on Monday. MC2 Tiarra Fulgham/Navy

    Destroyer Michael Murphy leaves on first cruise

    The destroyer Michael Murphy left Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Monday on its maiden cruise: an independent deployment to the Western Pacific that also marked a first for many of the ship's crew.

    • Oct. 22, 2014
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    The USS Detroit is christened Oct. 18 at the Marinette Marine Corp. shipyard in Marinette, Wis. Rick Gebhard / AP

    Future USS Detroit christened in Wisconsin

    The Navy has christened a warship named after Michigan's largest city.

    • Oct. 19, 2014
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