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At a conference near Washington, D.C., in February, the commander of all Navy special operations units made an unusual request to industry: Develop and demonstrate technologies that offer "cognitive enhancement" capabilities to boost his elite forces' mental and physical performance.

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Former 12th Air Force Command Chief Master Sgt. Jose A. Barraza was charged Thursday with 15 violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, according to an Air Force statement.

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The Defense Department is adding two new award devices -- a C device for personnel who distinguish themselves under combat conditions and an R device for service members such as drone pilot who "remotely, but directly, contributed to a combat operation," according to the chief of the Army awards branch.

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  • Parents: Green Beret Son Was Murdered in Crime Complicated by Politics
  • Navy Instructor Pilots Refusing to Fly Over Safety Concerns
  • Navy SEAL Loses Rank, Gets Jail Time for Assaulting Ex
  • Group Files IG Complaint Over Blog on Incoming Academy Commandant
  • Air National Guard F-16 Crashes Near Washington, DC
  • Marines to Offer Retention Bonuses for F-35, V-22, F-18 Pilots
  • Marines Killed in Chattanooga Shooting to Receive Heroism Medal
  • These 'Swimming Bullets' Can Obliterate a Target Underwater
  • Marines Testing Polymer Solutions to Cut Ammo Weight
  • These Foreign Tanks Now Match the M1 Abrams, US General Says
  • In Innovation Push, Navy Brass Look to Repurpose Seabasing Vessels
  • Boeing Ramps Up Bomb Production as Stockpiles Decrease
  • Future V-22 Weapons May Range from Lasers to Sonic Waves
  • Bob Seger Rethinks the Vietnam War
  • The 13 Funniest Military Memes of the Week 4/5/17
  • 10 School Tips for Military Families With Gifted Children
  • 5 Things This Military Mom Learned As a Military Kid
  • Dentists Warn New Tricare Rates Will Cause Drop in Providers
  • Coast Guard to Congress: Don't Move Us to Pentagon

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