An F/A-18C belonging to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 225 sits on the flight line at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar on Sept. 8, 2011. An aircraft from the base crashed in the desert near Twentynine Palms, Calif., killing the pilot, base officials announced on Friday, July 29, 2016.<br>U.S. Marines

Marine pilot killed in jet crash in California

A Marine Corps pilot was killed late Thursday when his fighter jet crashed near Twentynine Palms in California during a training mission, the Marines said Friday.

12:34 July 29, 2016
Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook attends a briefing at the Pentagon on July 29, 2016.<br>Clydell Kinchen/U.S. Army

US airstrikes in Syria continue despite another report of civilians killed

U.S. Central Command has launched a preliminary investigation into allegations that an anti-Islamic State coalition airstrike Thursday in northern Syria killed civilians, the third such report in less than two weeks, a Pentagon spokesman said Friday.

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2nd Lt. Michael R. Parros, left, and Spc. Matthew R. Hester are two of three soldiers who died this past week during training. An unidentified soldier at Fort Jackson collapsed Thursday following a two-mile run and later died at the hospital.<br>

3 soldiers die in training this week

Three soldiers have died in stateside training this week, the Army said Friday. A soldier in Ranger school died Wednesday at Fort Benning, Ga., and another died Thursday at Fort Jackson, S.C.

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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, shakes hands with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden during a ceremony in Washington, D.C., on May 16, 2013, as Biden's wife Jill and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry look on.<br>Eboni Everson-Myart/U.S. Army


As US, Turkey trade barbs, Erdogan looks to Russia

More than 1,000 Turks have rallied to demand the U.S. leave a key air base in the fight against the Islamic State as Ankara raises the stakes in its demand for the return of a U.S.-based cleric accused of inspiring the failed coup against Turkey’s president.

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The military is investigating the theft of arms from a weapons room at U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart. Panzer Kaserne, home to the garrison's headquarters, is shown here.<br>Martin Greeson/U.S. Army

Weapons stolen from arms room on US military base in Stuttgart

Special agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command are investigating the theft of guns and other military equipment from a base arms room in Stuttgart, military officials said.

11:19 July 29, 2016
Accused Army deserter Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is shown in this undated file photo.<br>U.S. Army

Bergdahl lawyers ask judge to remove soldier’s case from docket

Attorneys for accused Army deserter Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl have asked a judge to remove the soldier’s case from the service’s court calendar after prosecutors asked for additional time to review thousands of documents containing classified evidence.

14:08 July 29, 2016
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