China held a massive parade today in Beijing to mark the defeat of Japan in World War II, showcasing its military might on an unprecedented scale.
The F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter is the costliest military plane ever built, and it comes with a helmet straight out of a science fiction movie.
Today, President Barack Obama presented Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts with the Medal of Honor for his actions in 2008 during the Battle of Wanat, one of the deadliest engagements of the war in Afghanistan. As the ninth living recipient of the nation’s highest award for actions in Iraq and Afghanistan, Pitts has vowed to wear the medal to honor and remember his fellow soldiers who died that day.
Students at Columbia College in Chicago are braving the bitter cold to raise money for homeless veterans.