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Republicans in Congress on Tuesday added a waiver to allow Gen. James Mattis to be considered as defense secretary into a federal budget bill that must be passed by the end of the week.



F/A-18C jet crashes off Japan, efforts to recover pilot underway

A Marine Corps F/A-18C fighter jet crashed Wednesday off the coast of Japan, the service said in a statement.


Wider blame cast in California National Guard bonus scandal

The first hint of the scandal that has engulfed the California National Guard came more than eight years ago with a one-page memo that disclosed an internal investigation of a sergeant working at Mather Airport in Sacramento.


Pentagon has drafted misleading F-35 answers, testing chief says

Pentagon officials have been preparing a misleading assessment of progress on Lockheed Martin Corp.'s F-35, the costliest U.S. weapons program, the Defense Department's chief tester warned.



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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.


NFL doors open wider for Army and Navy athletes

A few weeks after the Ravens picked former Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL draft, the Department of Defense modified its requirement that service academy graduates perform two years of active duty before applying for reserve status. Going forward, Reynolds and others would be allowed to apply for the reserves immediately after graduation.


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Ewa defenders honored on anniversary of Japanese attack on Hawaii

Sgt. John Hughes and his fellow Marines had finished Sunday breakfast on Dec. 7, 1941, and most had returned to the tents that served as their barracks.



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Trump named Time magazine's Person of the Year

The Time cover reads, "Donald Trump: President of the Divided States of America" and the cover image features a photograph of the president-elect sitting in his private residence at Trump Tower.


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.


An Afghan woman goes from refugee to military pilot

From a childhood as a refugee, Capt. Safia Ferozi is now flying a transport plane for Afghanistan's air force as the country's second female pilot, a sign of the efforts to bring more women into the armed forces.


South Korea's political crisis could become a trigger for bigger change

Opposition lawmakers in South Korea are pressing ahead with their plan to impeach President Park Geun-hye Friday, but the embattled leader, after saying she would resign if the parliament demanded it, is digging in.


Somalia recaptures town from Islamic State-linked fighters; 34 dead

A Somali official says security forces have recaptured a port town from Islamic State-linked fighters in the semi-autonomous state of Puntland.


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Trump named Time magazine's Person of the Year

The Time cover reads, "Donald Trump: President of the Divided States of America" and the cover image features a photograph of the president-elect sitting in his private residence at Trump Tower.


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.


An Afghan woman goes from refugee to military pilot

From a childhood as a refugee, Capt. Safia Ferozi is now flying a transport plane for Afghanistan's air force as the country's second female pilot, a sign of the efforts to bring more women into the armed forces.


South Korea's political crisis could become a trigger for bigger change

Opposition lawmakers in South Korea are pressing ahead with their plan to impeach President Park Geun-hye Friday, but the embattled leader, after saying she would resign if the parliament demanded it, is digging in.


Somalia recaptures town from Islamic State-linked fighters; 34 dead

A Somali official says security forces have recaptured a port town from Islamic State-linked fighters in the semi-autonomous state of Puntland.



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Sailors who served in Civil War navies finally get their stories told

For all the attention historians have devoted to Civil War soldiers, they have paid relatively short shrift to the more than 100,000 sailors who fought on ships at sea, on the Mississippi River, or on the innumerable inland waterways that crisscrossed the South's battlefields.



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Why a US president needs a 'White House on wings'

Sure, it has plush leather seats, a bed and abundant hot meals served on plates emblazoned with the presidential seal. But there are more critical reasons the president of the United States wants - and needs - Air Force One.


Sailors who served in Civil War navies finally get their stories told

For all the attention historians have devoted to Civil War soldiers, they have paid relatively short shrift to the more than 100,000 sailors who fought on ships at sea, on the Mississippi River, or on the innumerable inland waterways that crisscrossed the South's battlefields.


Republicans force waiver for Mattis in must-pass budget bill

Republicans in Congress on Tuesday added a waiver to allow Gen. James Mattis to be considered as defense secretary into a federal budget bill that must be passed by the end of the week.


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Why a US president needs a 'White House on wings'

Sure, it has plush leather seats, a bed and abundant hot meals served on plates emblazoned with the presidential seal. But there are more critical reasons the president of the United States wants - and needs - Air Force One.


Sailors who served in Civil War navies finally get their stories told

For all the attention historians have devoted to Civil War soldiers, they have paid relatively short shrift to the more than 100,000 sailors who fought on ships at sea, on the Mississippi River, or on the innumerable inland waterways that crisscrossed the South's battlefields.


Republicans force waiver for Mattis in must-pass budget bill

Republicans in Congress on Tuesday added a waiver to allow Gen. James Mattis to be considered as defense secretary into a federal budget bill that must be passed by the end of the week.



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Friends remember former Heisman winner found dead in Colo. park

Friends, ex-teammates and former coaches mourn Rashaan Salaam upon hearing of his death in a park near University of Colorado, where he stamped his name as one of the greatest players in the program's history.


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Friends remember former Heisman winner found dead in Colo. park

Friends, ex-teammates and former coaches mourn Rashaan Salaam upon hearing of his death in a park near University of Colorado, where he stamped his name as one of the greatest players in the program's history.



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