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U.S. Department of Defense

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  • Futuristic 'Hoverbike' to be developed in Harford County

    Futuristic 'Hoverbike' to be developed in Harford County
    Looking like something out of the Star Wars movie "Return of the Jedi," a Hoverbike may be much closer to reality. A Harford County defense firm is helping a British firm to develop a bike-like hovering craft for the U.S. Department of Defense, Maryland...
  • DoD: Reshape 'blended retirement' to better protect service members

    Military leaders and Department of Defense pay experts have presented to Congress a reshaped version of that new "blended retirement" system for future service members, saying this one "best enables us to maintain the readiness of the All-Volunteer Force....
  • Members of UCLA football team using helmets with sensors

    Members of UCLA football team using helmets with sensors
    More than 20 UCLA football players have begun wearing helmets equipped with sensors that "measure hits to the head," the school announced Friday. The sensors are part of an ongoing effort by UCLA researchers and the athletic department to better...
  • Free family fun: Pfac offers free admission to military families

    Free family fun: Pfac offers free admission to military families
    The Peninsula Fine Arts Center in Newport News is offering free admission to active duty military personnel through Labor Day. PFAC is participating in the Blue Star Museums program, a collaboration of the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star...
  • Wounded warriors compete in athletic games in Quantico, Va.

    The spirit of competition is bringing about 270 wounded warriors to Quantico, Virginia, for 10 days of athletic games. The Department of Defense Warrior Games begin with opening ceremonies Friday at the National Museum of the Marine Corps. The games will...
  • At DARPA challenge, rescue robots show future of disaster relief

    At DARPA challenge, rescue robots show future of disaster relief
    In a narrow parking lot, Brett Kennedy and Sisir Karumanchi stand around what looks like a suitcase. But then four limbs extend from its sides, bending and clicking into position. Two spread out like legs and two rise up like arms as the robot goes...
  • Afghanistan gets 'mini-Pentagon' as troops struggle

    Afghanistan gets 'mini-Pentagon' as troops struggle
    They call it the "mini-Pentagon" - a white marble building in the heart of Afghanistan's capital built with U.S. funds to serve as the headquarters of a modern military more than a decade in the making. But the newly constructed building is a world...
  • Pentagon: Price tag for war on Islamic State is $2.7 billion

    The U.S. has spent more than $2.7 billion on the war against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria since bombings began last August, and the average daily cost is now more than $9 million, the Pentagon said Thursday. Releasing a detailed breakdown of...
  • House passes defense spending bill

    The House on Thursday approved a $579 billion defense spending bill that offers a slight pay raise to U.S. troops, but reflects deep divisions on budget priorities and whether President Barack Obama needs new war powers to fight Islamic State militants....
  • Appeals court sets aside conviction of bin Laden assistant

    A federal appeals court on Friday threw out the only remaining conviction against a Guantanamo Bay detainee who had served as Osama bin Laden's personal assistant, setting new restrictions on the use of military commissions to try terror suspects. The U....
  • Officials: Second hack exposed military and intel data

    Officials: Second hack exposed military and intel data
    Hackers linked to China appear to have gained access to the sensitive background information submitted by intelligence and military personnel for security clearances, several U.S. officials said Friday, describing a second cyberbreach of federal records...