The Beloved Air Force Chief Behind the 'AAFES Hot Dog Guy' Meme Has Died

The Beloved Air Force Chief Behind the 'AAFES Hot Dog Guy' Meme Has Died

For years, one of the most recognizable faces in military life was not that of the commander in chief, the secretary of defense or any other senior leader in the chain of command. It was the face of an airman who was (understandably) excited to eat a hot dog. His visage graced Army and Air […]

A Moment of Truth for the Army's Chief Laser Weapon

Directed Energy Maneuver-Short Range Air Defense

After nearly a decade in development, the Army’s primary vehicle-mounted laser weapon is on a collision course with its most fearsome foe yet — dust. The service has deployed four Directed Energy Maneuver-Short Range Air Defense, or DE M-SHORAD, prototypes — Stryker infantry carrier vehicles outfitted with 50-kilowatt laser weapons systems — to the Middle […]

Debate on Army Fitness Test Takes New Turn with Chief Nominee Testimony

Army Lt. Gen. Randy George testifies

The nominee for Army chief of staff told lawmakers Wednesday that he wants tougher and gender-neutral physical fitness standards, as the service and Congress remain locked in a years-long tug of war over how to measure athletic ability. Gen. Randy George, an infantry officer, testified on fitness standards as part of his confirmation hearing before […]

VMI’s Chief of Diversity Quits Amid Debate Over DEI

Virginia Military Cadets

The chief diversity officer of the nation’s oldest state-supported military college, Virginia Military Institute, has turned in her resignation amid a debate among alumni over the school’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. Jamica Love took on the new role in July 2021 — a month after a state-sanctioned report found VMI failed to address institutional […]

US Army Chief Seeks Closer Security Ties With Indonesia Amid Tensions in South China Sea

U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville and Indonesian Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — U.S. Army Chief of Staff James McConville met with Indonesia’s top defense official on Friday to push for stronger security ties amid growing Chinese maritime activity in the Indo-Pacific region. McConville said he and Indonesian Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto discussed ways to deepen cooperation, including enhanced military exercises between the countries. […]