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Russian military recruiter shot amid fear of Ukraine call-up

Sep. 26, 2022 19:02 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A young man shot a Russian military officer at close range at an enlistment office Monday, an unusually bold attack reflecting resistance to Russian President Vladimir Putin's efforts to mobilize hundreds of thousands of more men to wage war on Ukraine. The...

Pentagon lays out new food, housing programs for troops

Sep. 23, 2022 15:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon announced a number of new programs Thursday that are aimed at helping service members who are struggling with housing shortages and steep food and living expenses as they move from base to base. Gil Cisneros, undersecretary for personnel, told...

Sheriff: Military recruiter killed after shooting wife

Sep. 23, 2022 13:48 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A military recruiter was killed by deputies after authorities say he fatally shot his wife as she was making a domestic violence complaint against him to investigators. The man’s wife had been speaking with investigators with the Naval Criminal Investigative...

Mexico's Senate votes to hand over National Guard to army

Sep. 09, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Senate passed a bill early Friday handing control of the country’s recently created National Guard over to the military. When the National Guard was created under a Constitutional reform in 2019, it was placed under civilian control. But most of its...

Sexual assault spike spurs military to focus on prevention

Sep. 01, 2022 18:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alarmed by a dramatic increase in reported sexual assaults in the military, defense leaders said Thursday they want to beef up prevention, but they are struggling to find people to hire and are still developing programs they think can work, after nearly two decades of trying. ...

Reported sexual assaults across US military increase by 13%

Aug. 31, 2022 18:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reports of sexual assaults across the U.S. military jumped by 13% last year, driven by significant increases in the Army and the Navy as bases began to move out of pandemic restrictions and public venues reopened, The Associated Press has learned. Mirroring the...

Army program gives poor-performing recruits a second chance

Aug. 28, 2022 07:36 AM EDT

FORT JACKSON, S.C. (AP) — Chaz Andrews has wanted to join the Army since he was 19, but he has failed the service's academic test more than 10 times over the past decade. Now, at age 29, Andrews thinks he has a real shot to pass, thanks to a new Army program that gives...

Urban combat and beyond: Ukrainian recruits get UK training

Aug. 15, 2022 12:06 PM EDT

A BRITISH ARMY BASE, England (AP) — A few weeks ago, Serhiy was a business analyst at an IT company. Zakhar was a civil engineer. Now they are soldiers, training to liberate Ukraine from Russia's invasion — but doing it more than 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) away in Britain. ...

80 years later, Navajo Code Talker marks group's early days

Aug. 14, 2022 17:16 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — It’s been 80 years since the first Navajo Code Talkers joined the Marines, transmitting messages using a code based on their then-unwritten native language to confound Japanese military cryptologists during World War II — and Thomas H. Begay, one of the last living members of...

As recruiters struggle, Air Force seeks lift from 'Top Gun'

Jul. 20, 2022 17:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When “Top Gun: Maverick” roared into theaters in late May, the Air Force was ready. The smash hit movie may feature Tom Cruise as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, a hotshot Navy aviator, but to much of the movie-going public, the distinction between Air Force...