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AddWatch the US Navy test a remote-controlled recon fish drone

The US military has tried some ridiculous things before, but this is arguably one of the most outlandish. Silent Nemo – no, seriously, that's its name – is a project being conducted at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek in Virginia by the Chief of Naval Operation's Rapid Innovation Cell. It takes the drone technology we know so well, and converts it into a submersible designed to look and swim like a Bluefin tuna.

AddBell-Boeing successfully completes V-22 Osprey weapons test

September's report that the US Air Force was thinking about armoring and arming its V-22 Osprey was a surprise, and now, less than three months on, the tilt-rotor plane has successfully completed its first forward-firing weapons test.

AddBest military photos of the week: November 14

After a week off, we're back with our roundup of the week's best military photos. It's a smaller gallery this week, with only eight photos, but there are still some exciting shots, starting with the image above.

AddBest military photos of the week: October 31

Happy Halloween! While we don't have any seasonally spooky shots in this week's crop of military photos, we do have more than a few cool shots. Up top, a member of the US Army's 82nd Airborne has some fun "testing" the new Lightweight Tactical All Terrain Vehicle. And yes, that's the military version of the Polaris MRZR ATV.

3Best military photos of the week: October 24

So, you think traffic is bad where you live? This week's lead shot comes from Hohenfels, Germany. The tanks, from the US Army's 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, are taking part in the multi-national Combined Resolve III exercises.

AddBest military photos of the week: October 17

Aircraft and ships feature heavily in this week's shots, with our interesting lead image coming from aboard the USS Halsey, a US Navy guided-missile destroyer at sea in the Asia-Pacific region. This shot comes from the DDG's flight deck, at the aft of the ship.

1The best military photos of the week: October 10

After a week off to take part in 2014 Paris Motor Show festivities, we're back with the top military photos of the past seven days, kicking off with what might be the most "metal" military photo we've ever seen.

61How the DOD could have saved $100M by blowing up 1,000 trucks

What's $100 million among the armed forces? Well, when that $100M is spent shipping unnecessary military equipment back from Afghanistan to the United States, it serves to shine some light on military waste.

AddThe best military photos of the week: September 26

This week's photos are big on night shots and dynamic lighting, and have been colored, in part, by the most recent bombing campaign in the Middle East. In our lead shot, two F-15E Strike Eagles are on full afterburner in the early morning following a strike in Syria.

15Marine F-35Bs hit milestone as first squadron begins initial training

The US Marine Corp's first F-35B jump-jet squadron, Fighter Attack Squadron 121, have officially kicked off their training on the new fighter, which will replace the aging (but still awesome) AV-8B Harrier.

AddThe best military photos of the week: September 12

As per usual, all four branches of the US military are represented in this week's best photos. This week's photos kick off with a rather bizarre scene, as a Georgia Air National Guard F-15 Eagle is towed through the town of Warner Robins. The single-seat fighter was loaned to the town's city hall to serve as a display for a new veteran's memorial.

AddThe best military photos of the week: September 5

This week's group of military photos covers the gamut (as usual). All four major service branches are covered, with some particularly good shots of the Navy and Air Force doing their thing, while the Army and Marines provide an up close look at their hardware and capabilities.

AddThe best military photos of the week: August 29

This week's gallery of images includes just a bit of everything. We've got a few land vehicles, plenty of aircraft, including some great shots of the USS Carl Vinson's F/A-18 Hornets, an entire flock of KC-135 Stratotankers and a nighttime look at the USS America, at dock in Valparaiso, Chile.

AddMilitary Terminology: COM and all its varieties

Read enough about the military, and you're likely to stumble across a range of abbreviations that all start with COM, for commander.

AddThe best military photos of the week: August 22

Today also sees the start of another new feature, which should really appeal to photography fans. We've raided the Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System for the very best military photos of the past week, taken by the photojournalists of America's armed forces. Keep an eye open every Friday afternoon for more of the best.

35Dozens Of California Marines Dying In Car Crashes

Sixty service members have died in combat, 64 have died in auto crashes, suicide, homicide, training accidents, drownings and illness

More Marines from a Southern California base have died while in the United States than overseas at war in the last seven years, including a dozen killed in accidents on the same desert highway, a newspaper investigation showed.

15House passes legislation to save King of the Hammers home

Amid the dust, euphoria and apocalyptic overtones of last year's King of the Hammers race, there was a fight going on to save the Johnson OHV (Off-Highway Vehicle) area for public use. Part of the area's 188,000 acres borders the 29 Palms Marine Base, and the Marines wanted to claim 160,000 of them for military use. If that happened, it would have robbed the public of almost all of the Johnson OHV area and, in claiming the Hammers collection of rock formations, shut down the race.

176Update: Repair Shop Helps Out Iraq Veteran Whose Car Was Trashed

Marine in Houston had found racial slurs spray-painted on his car by vandals

A repair shop in Houston has stepped up to help a disabled Marine veteran after his car was vandalized last month.

20014 Marines Busted For Stealing Cars, Selling Drugs In Massive Crime Sting

Drugs, weapons and stolen vehicles sold to undercover investigators

An extensive crime ring in San Diego, Calif., involving over 50 people including 7 active duty Marines, 7 retired Marines and a Navy sailor was busted in a sting operation on Thursday.

70Custom Chevrolet Camaro is ultimate tribute to fallen servicemen

Tribute 2010 Chevrolet Camaro – Click above for high-res image gallery

27Humvee orders about to end, have you met the MRAP?

United States Army HMMWV (Humvee) – Click above for high-res image gallery

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