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Military Tax Services Available Through Military OneSource > U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE > Defense Department News

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Filing taxes can be a daunting task every year, but the Defense Department has helpful resources for active-duty service members and their families, and it’s all free through Military OneSource beginning today.

Tax services for the military — also known as MilTax — is DOD’s approved tax-filing and tax-support service — including tax preparation and e-filing software and personalized support to deal with issues such as deployments, combat and training pay, housing and rentals, multistate filings, and living overseas.

“They can connect with a [tax] consultant during the tax season, and even past [it], through October, but in addition

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Armored Military Humvee Stolen In California, FBI Search Underway

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The FBI is searching for an armored military Humvee that was stolen from a National Guard facility in a suburb of Los Angeles, California.



a construction truck parked in a parking lot: The FBI is searching for an armored military Humvee that was stolen from a National Guard facility in Bell, California.


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The FBI is searching for an armored military Humvee that was stolen from a National Guard facility in Bell, California.

The Humvee was stolen from the National Guard Armory in Bell around 8.15 a.m. on Friday, FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said.

It was up-armored, upgraded and considered a combat vehicle, Fox11 reports. The vehicle is worth about $120,000, according to the FBI.

The bureau is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information

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Why Was The U.S. Air Force B-21 First Flight Delayed?

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Ask the Editors: The Aviation Week Network invites our readers to submit questions to our editors and analysts. We’ll answer them, and if we can’t we’ll reach out to our wide network of experts for advice.

Aviation Week Defense Editor Steve Trimble responds: Lockheed Martin flew the first weight-optimized F-35, known as “BF-1,” on June 11, 2008. The first Lockheed Martin F-22, bearing tail number 4001, flew on Sept. 7, 1997, or about 6.5 years after contract award. Finally, Northrop flew the original B-2 on July 17, 1989, or about eight years after winning the contract.   

For the B-21, the

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California National Guard humvee stolen

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An Army humvee was stolen from a National Guard facility in a Los Angeles suburb late last week, according to the FBI, and authorities are offering a $10,000 reward for its return.

The vehicle, reportedly worth about $120,000, was stolen from the California Army National Guard site in Bell, California, early last Friday, authorities said. It’s unclear whether law enforcement has identified any suspects.

“A green camouflage #Humvee was stolen from @CaArmyGuard in #Bell CA on Friday,” the FBI said in a tweet. “Identifiers include Bumper# 40BSBHQ6; Admin# WV57TO-HQ06/M1165A1; Reg# NZ311R & Battalion 40TH BSB. Please call 3104776565 to claim

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Public comment sought for Navy’s parks proposal

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The U.S. Navy’s proposal to expand its usage of state parks for training has produced some strong opinions on Whidbey Island and across Puget Sound.

The deadline for weighing in on the issue is Wednesday at 5 p.m., ahead of the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission’s special meeting the following week.

The Navy has been doing clandestine training at state parks for decades, but it wants to expand its usage from five to 28 parks, including multiple sites on Whidbey Island.

The Navy’s previous agreement with the state ended in 2020. None of the state parks it used previously

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Mark Milley key to military continuity when Biden takes office

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In taking charge of a Pentagon battered by leadership churn, the Biden administration will look to one holdover as a source of military continuity: Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

President-elect Joe Biden will inherit Milley as his senior military advisor, and although Biden could replace Milley, he likely won’t.

A Princeton-educated history buff with the gift of gab, Milley has been a staunch defender of the military’s apolitical tradition even as President Trump packed the Pentagon with political loyalists. Milley reassured Congress that the military would stay out of the elections and, in no

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“Swiss Army Knife” Nanoparticle Catalyst Can Make Natural Gas Burn Cleaner

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The elements that make up the metal oxide nanoparticle catalyst. Credit: Zhennan Huang

Lowering the Combustion Temperature for Methane

Natural gas is the cleanest traditional fossil fuel source because it produces relatively low amounts of pollutants like carbon dioxide – a potent greenhouse gas and major contributor to climate change. But greenhouse gases and pollutants released by burning natural gas could be reduced even further with the help of advanced catalysts that help lower the temperature at which methane – the largest component of natural gas – is burned.

“The more efficiently we burn methane and the less energy we

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New Jersey reservist, with Navy base clearance, charged in connection to deadly Capitol riot

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An Army reservist, who has “secret” clearance to a cache of military supplies, was criminally charged for his role in this month’s deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, officials said.

The charges filed against Timothy Louis Hale-Cusanelli, of Colts Neck, New Jersey, come as the FBI, fearing insider threats, seeks to vet service members who will be working at Wednesday’s inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.

Hale-Cusanelli, 30, is facing five federal charges: Entering a restricted government building, engaging in disorderly conduct to interrupt government business, violent entry and disorderly conduct in a Capitol building, illegal demonstration in a

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Bernie Sanders Vows to Reduce Military Spending, Raise Corporate Taxes Amid GOP ‘Socialist’ Fears

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Republicans are stoking concerns this week as “socialist” Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is set to be the next chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, reigniting a longtime GOP fear that Sanders mocked Sunday as he vowed to reduce military spending while boosting corporate tax revenue.



Maria Bartiromo holding a sign: Republicans are stoking concerns this week as "socialist" Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is set to be the next chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, a longtime GOP fear that Sanders mocked as he vowed to reduce military spending while boosting corporate tax revenue.


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Republicans are stoking concerns this week as “socialist” Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is set to be the next chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, a longtime GOP fear that Sanders mocked as he vowed to reduce military spending while boosting corporate tax revenue.

The Vermont Independent and current ranking

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Prosecutor: Retired Air Force officer at Capitol riot aimed ‘to take hostages’

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Retired Air Force officer Larry Rendall Brock Jr. walks out of Parker County Jail upon release on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 in Weatherford, Texas. Brock was released from custody on Thursday following a detention hearing in federal court. Brock was identified in photos as part of the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol last week.

FORT WORTH, Texas — A retired Air Force officer who was part of the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol last week carried plastic zip-tie handcuffs because

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