Gen. Joseph Votel answers a question during a press briefing at the Pentagon, August 30, 2016.<br>From a DOD video

Votel warns Iran against provoking US Navy in Persian Gulf

The U.S. Central Command chief blamed a hard-line group of Iranian naval commanders for the vast majority of recent “unsafe and unprofessional” incidents in international waters.

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This undated militant image provided by SITE Intel Group shows Abu Muhammed al-Adnani, the Islamic State militant group's spokesman who IS say was "martyred" in northern Syria. The IS-run Aamaq news agency said Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016 that al-Adnani was "martyred while surveying the operations to repel the military campaigns against Aleppo," without providing further details.<br>SITE Intel Group

Islamic State group says top official killed in Syria

The Islamic State group's spokesman and chief strategist, who laid out the blueprint for the extremist group's attacks against the West, has been killed while overseeing operations in northern Syria, the group announced Tuesday.

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An RQ-4 Global Hawk soars through the sky to record intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data.<br>Courtesy photo

Drone piloting now open to enlisted airmen from all career fields

The announcement comes just over a month after the Air Force released details of how the service planned to retrain a select group of enlisted airmen to fly the Global Hawk.

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Capt. Jeffrey Ward, commanding officer of amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard, registers for an absentee ballot request with the assistance of Lt. j.g. Jessica Vaeth, Bonhomme Richard's voting assistance officer. <br>Jeanette Mullinax/U.S. Navy

Survey finds obstacles to tracking military votes

Many of the 1.4 million active-duty U.S. military personnel stationed or deployed overseas will not know whether their absentee ballots have reached their home states to be counted. And the federal Election Assistance Commission, charged with monitoring their votes, may not know either.

18:27 August 30, 2016
U.S. Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Vincent Iglesias of the 1/294th Infantry Battalion, and 2nd Lt. Tommy Rivera of the 254th Air Base Group, verified the login accounts of their fellow Blue Team 6 members, all from Guam, for a miniature exercise during Cyber Shield 2016 at Camp Atterbury, Ind., April 22, 2016.<br>Stephanie A. Hargett/U.S. Army

Senator: Military culture must change to keep the best cyber warriors

The military may have to change its culture to retain and recruit the best cyber warriors, according to a briefing Monday with U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill and leaders of the Missouri National Guard’s cyber team.

02:07 August 30, 2016
Marines salute the colors in Times Square during the Once a Marine, Always a Marine formation in celebration of the Marine Corps Reserve's 100th anniversary, Monday, Aug. 29, 2016, in New York City.<br>Ian Leones/U.S. Marine Corps photo


Hundreds gather to celebrate Marine Corps Reserve’s centennial

The Marine Corps Reserve turned 100 years old Monday, and hundreds of active-duty, former and future Marines celebrated with a mass gathering in New York City’s Times Square.

01:28 August 30, 2016
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