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After Saturday's Medal of Honor Day wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery featuring recipients of the nation's highest military honor, the focus turned to honoring men, women and one unique teenager who have served their communities in different ways.



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Islamic State-held human shields in Mosul complicate coalition strikes

Fleeing civilians, front-line doctors and troops have all said women and children are frequently caught in the crossfire. They say the militants often deliberately put them there by firing on them when they flee or using them as shields when they stay.


US acknowledges its forces were behind airstrike on Mosul

An airstrike targeting Islamic State militants in the Iraqi city of Mosul that witnesses say killed at least 100 people was in fact launched by the U.S. military, American officials said Saturday.


Monument pays tribute to role of engineer battalion in WWII Rhine crossing

A small town on the banks of the Rhine witnessed acts of extraordinary ingenuity and courage 72 years ago this week, when U.S. Army engineers built a 1,000-foot pontoon bridge in less than 24 hours.



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Vehicle attacks: Easy success for Islamic State, a challenge for police

Experts say attacks in which cars or trucks are driven into popular pedestrian areas present a unique challenge for law enforcement officials as they are nearly impossible to predict and easy to pull off. They require no advanced training, no specialized materials. Almost anyone can own or rent a vehicle.


2nd Cavalry Regiment soldiers head to Poland in 'spartan' mission

A long line of combat vehicles filed out of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment’s Rose Barracks here Saturday, beginning a 560-mile road march to northeastern Poland in a hard-power show of force to Russia.


Airmen mourn 'mom of the flight line' killed in noncombat incident in Jordan

U.S. troops gathered at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia on Thursday to mourn the death of a colleague they remembered as a kind friend, a loving wife and mother, and a dedicated and driven professional.



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Written off after 2009 grounding, USS Port Royal finishes 7-month deployment

A $1 billion guided-missile cruiser Navy brass had previously written off as permanently damaged goods from a bad 2009 grounding off Honolulu Airport returned Friday from a successful seven-month deployment to the Middle East and South China Sea.


US troops to stay in Libya to monitor Islamic State, AFRICOM chief says

Fewer than 200 Islamic State fighters remain in Libya but pose enough of a threat that the United States intends to retain a small special operations force in the troubled nation indefinitely, the U.S. Africa Command chief said Friday.


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Islamic State-held human shields in Mosul complicate coalition strikes

Fleeing civilians, front-line doctors and troops have all said women and children are frequently caught in the crossfire. They say the militants often deliberately put them there by firing on them when they flee or using them as shields when they stay.


EU leaders pledge unity days away from Brexit trigger

European Union leaders gathering in Rome on Saturday sought to reinforce the unity of the remaining member states, flagging a common defense as a priority, just four days before Britain officially sends notice it's leaving.


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Written off after 2009 grounding, USS Port Royal finishes 7-month deployment

A $1 billion guided-missile cruiser Navy brass had previously written off as permanently damaged goods from a bad 2009 grounding off Honolulu Airport returned Friday from a successful seven-month deployment to the Middle East and South China Sea.


US troops to stay in Libya to monitor Islamic State, AFRICOM chief says

Fewer than 200 Islamic State fighters remain in Libya but pose enough of a threat that the United States intends to retain a small special operations force in the troubled nation indefinitely, the U.S. Africa Command chief said Friday.


GALLERY

Islamic State-held human shields in Mosul complicate coalition strikes

Fleeing civilians, front-line doctors and troops have all said women and children are frequently caught in the crossfire. They say the militants often deliberately put them there by firing on them when they flee or using them as shields when they stay.


EU leaders pledge unity days away from Brexit trigger

European Union leaders gathering in Rome on Saturday sought to reinforce the unity of the remaining member states, flagging a common defense as a priority, just four days before Britain officially sends notice it's leaving.



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Utah court offers second chance to troubled veterans

It's been two years now since Utah Judge Royal Hansen launched a specialty court open exclusively to military veterans who find themselves on the wrong side of the law.



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Vice president's wife to visit Mississippi Navy base

The wife of Vice President Mike Pence is planning to visit a Navy base in Mississippi where she'll attend a reception honoring military spouses.


Double-amputee Marine vet joins New York police department

The wounded warrior is now a cop — and he'll be walking the beat on titanium legs. Matias Ferreira, a former U.S. Marine Corps lance corporal who lost his legs below the knee when he stepped on a hidden explosive in Afghanistan in 2011, is joining a suburban New York police department.


Kadena-bound US military plane makes emergency landing in Indonesia; no injuries

An American military plane made an emergency landing at an airport in Indonesia's Aceh province, an Indonesian air force spokesman said Saturday. There were no injuries.


Mexican boat stopped for illegally fishing off Texas coast

The U.S. Coast Guard has seized a Mexican fishing boat and detained its five crewmembers in a poaching investigation off the Gulf Coast waters of South Texas.


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Vice president's wife to visit Mississippi Navy base

The wife of Vice President Mike Pence is planning to visit a Navy base in Mississippi where she'll attend a reception honoring military spouses.


Double-amputee Marine vet joins New York police department

The wounded warrior is now a cop — and he'll be walking the beat on titanium legs. Matias Ferreira, a former U.S. Marine Corps lance corporal who lost his legs below the knee when he stepped on a hidden explosive in Afghanistan in 2011, is joining a suburban New York police department.


Kadena-bound US military plane makes emergency landing in Indonesia; no injuries

An American military plane made an emergency landing at an airport in Indonesia's Aceh province, an Indonesian air force spokesman said Saturday. There were no injuries.


Mexican boat stopped for illegally fishing off Texas coast

The U.S. Coast Guard has seized a Mexican fishing boat and detained its five crewmembers in a poaching investigation off the Gulf Coast waters of South Texas.



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Boys soccer roundup

Lancers top ISB to get some title-game revenge

Both of last year's D-I finalists are 1-1 after splitting opening weekend games, though Lakenheath wins in rematch between two teams.


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Boys soccer roundup

Lancers top ISB to get some title-game revenge

Both of last year's D-I finalists are 1-1 after splitting opening weekend games, though Lakenheath wins in rematch between two teams.



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