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Army Sgt. 1st Class Allan E. Brown died Tuesday at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, where he was transported for treatment in the days following the Nov. 12 attack at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan.



Vets group blasts ‘secret’ VA ratings system

A veterans group has blasted the Department of Veterans Affairs over leaked internal documents showing dozens of medical facilities performing at below-average levels.


Japan Supreme Court reverses ban on Atsugi’s JSDF night flights

Japan Self-Defense Forces' nighttime flights can resume at Atsugi.


Search-and-rescue operation expanded after F/A-18C jet crashes off Japan

A Marine Corps F/A-18C fighter jet crashed Wednesday off the coast of Japan. A search and rescue operation was underway with multiple U.S. and Japanese surface ships looking for the pilot, who as of midday Wednesday had not been found.



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Ceremony bids hearty thanks to the few remaining survivors from Pearl Harbor attack

For some of these veterans, it was their first time to return to Hawaii in 75 years. For many – the youngest in their mid-90s, a few more than a century old – it will likely be the last time they return to Pearl Harbor, the scene of one of America’s greatest military disasters.


Trump Cabinet picks raising concerns about heavy military influence

Trump's Cabinet picks have intensified worries among some members of Congress and national security experts that the new administration's policies may be shaped disproportionately by military commanders.


Judge throws out Marine Corps decision to remove officer who sent classified warning to colleagues

The judge ruled the decision against Maj. Jason Brezler will be vacated because the Navy "violated its own discovery rule" by failing to provide Brezler with all documents relevant to his case before an administrative hearing.



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Navy commander backs standing for national anthem at Pearl Harbor

U.S. Pacific Command Commander Adm. Harry Harris says those who served during the attack on Pearl Harbor never failed to stand for the national anthem.


DODEA’s tech symposium takes off for Mars

The planet Mars has captured the public imagination recently thanks to the Matt Damon movie “The Martian” and the National Geographic Channel’s miniseries “Mars.” It’s also the focus of this year’s DODEA STEMposium.


Besieged Syrian rebels seek way out of Aleppo

The government's push into the historic heart of Syria's largest city marks a defining moment in more than five years of war.


S. Korea's parliament sets up presidential impeachment vote

South Korea's opposition-controlled parliament introduced an impeachment motion Thursday on President Park Geun-hye, setting up a likely vote Friday on whether to suspend her powers over a huge political scandal.


Libya could become even more chaotic after Islamic State defeat

Libyan militias backed by American airstrikes said they have cleared the stronghold of the Islamic State in Libya, a defeat that would set back the group's ambitions in North Africa. The country, however, remains very unstable amid battles between rival militias and the remaining militants could still undermine a fragile U.S.-backed unity government, analysts said.


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Navy commander backs standing for national anthem at Pearl Harbor

U.S. Pacific Command Commander Adm. Harry Harris says those who served during the attack on Pearl Harbor never failed to stand for the national anthem.


DODEA’s tech symposium takes off for Mars

The planet Mars has captured the public imagination recently thanks to the Matt Damon movie “The Martian” and the National Geographic Channel’s miniseries “Mars.” It’s also the focus of this year’s DODEA STEMposium.


Besieged Syrian rebels seek way out of Aleppo

The government's push into the historic heart of Syria's largest city marks a defining moment in more than five years of war.


S. Korea's parliament sets up presidential impeachment vote

South Korea's opposition-controlled parliament introduced an impeachment motion Thursday on President Park Geun-hye, setting up a likely vote Friday on whether to suspend her powers over a huge political scandal.


Libya could become even more chaotic after Islamic State defeat

Libyan militias backed by American airstrikes said they have cleared the stronghold of the Islamic State in Libya, a defeat that would set back the group's ambitions in North Africa. The country, however, remains very unstable amid battles between rival militias and the remaining militants could still undermine a fragile U.S.-backed unity government, analysts said.



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Vets group blasts ‘secret’ VA ratings system

A veterans group has blasted the Department of Veterans Affairs over leaked internal documents showing dozens of medical facilities performing at below-average levels.



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Air Force releases finalists to host F-35A squadrons

Selection is expected next spring, with jets arriving at their chosen bases “in the early to mid-2020s,” an Air Force statement said.


3rd soldier dies from wounds suffered in November suicide attack on Bagram

Army Sgt. 1st Class Allan E. Brown died Tuesday at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, where he was transported for treatment in the days following the Nov. 12 attack at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan.


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Retired Marine Gen. John Kelly picked to head Homeland Security

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen retired Marine Gen. John F. Kelly to run the Department of Homeland Security, turning to a blunt-spoken border security hawk who clashed with the Obama administration over women in combat and plans to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, according to people familiar with the decision.


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Air Force releases finalists to host F-35A squadrons

Selection is expected next spring, with jets arriving at their chosen bases “in the early to mid-2020s,” an Air Force statement said.


3rd soldier dies from wounds suffered in November suicide attack on Bagram

Army Sgt. 1st Class Allan E. Brown died Tuesday at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, where he was transported for treatment in the days following the Nov. 12 attack at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan.


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Retired Marine Gen. John Kelly picked to head Homeland Security

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen retired Marine Gen. John F. Kelly to run the Department of Homeland Security, turning to a blunt-spoken border security hawk who clashed with the Obama administration over women in combat and plans to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, according to people familiar with the decision.



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Former Army coach Bob Sutton: nothing a given in Army-Navy

Despite recent lopsided results in the fierce Army-Navy rivalry — the Middies have won 14 straight — Bob Sutton says nothing is ever a given when these two teams play.


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Former Army coach Bob Sutton: nothing a given in Army-Navy

Despite recent lopsided results in the fierce Army-Navy rivalry — the Middies have won 14 straight — Bob Sutton says nothing is ever a given when these two teams play.



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