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Military experts praise national security adviser pick

President Donald Trump’s selection of Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as national security adviser was hailed by military experts as a stark contrast from the ousted Michael Flynn, trading a career military intelligence officer for an innovative battlefield commander who bucked military hierarchy.


Okinawa-based civilian goes missing while skiing Japanese Alps

A search is underway for a Navy civilian who went missing Monday while skiing the Japanese Alps at a Nagano winter resort.


Air Mobility Command chief pays morale-boosting visit to Ramstein, Spangdahlem

As military operations keep airmen with Air Mobility Command at work around the clock, the command’s top enlisted leader checked in with some of her Europe-based airmen last week.


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A son's eulogy for Lt. General Harold G. Moore, Jr.

Harold G. Moore III's eulogy for his father, retired Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore Jr., as delivered at Auburn, Ala., Feb. 17, 2017.


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Escalating conflict along Pakistan-Afghan border threats peace talks

An escalating border conflict between Afghanistan and Pakistan is threatening to undermine their cooperation on terrorism and peace talks with the Taliban as the Trump administration begins weighing its options to spur progress on both fronts.


Mar-a-Lago 3, Camp David 0. Is the rustic presidential retreat doomed?

Dwayne Snurr, a janitor and lifelong resident of this rural, working-class town 60 miles from the White House, was eating chicken wings in a cafe off Main Street last week when he began chewing over a locally important subject: President Donald Trump's taste in vacations.



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Military experts praise national security adviser pick

President Donald Trump’s selection of Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as national security adviser was hailed by military experts as a stark contrast from the ousted Michael Flynn, trading a career military intelligence officer for an innovative battlefield commander who bucked military hierarchy.


Okinawa-based civilian goes missing while skiing Japanese Alps

A search is underway for a Navy civilian who went missing Monday while skiing the Japanese Alps at a Nagano winter resort.


Iraqi military says troops consolidate gains south of Mosul

Iraqi forces were consolidating their gains south of Mosul on Tuesday ahead of moving into the city's Islamic State-held western half, a military spokesman said, as civilians fled along the front line to government-controlled areas.


Air Mobility Command chief pays morale-boosting visit to Ramstein, Spangdahlem

As military operations keep airmen with Air Mobility Command at work around the clock, the command’s top enlisted leader checked in with some of her Europe-based airmen last week.


South Africa honors more than 600 dead in WWI ship sinking

It was a cataclysmic loss among many during World War I. On the foggy early morning of Feb. 21, 1917, in the channel between Britain and France, a British steamship accidentally rammed the smaller SS Mendi, sinking the vessel in about 20 minutes and killing more than 600 southern African troops on board, the vast majority of them black.


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Military experts praise national security adviser pick

President Donald Trump’s selection of Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as national security adviser was hailed by military experts as a stark contrast from the ousted Michael Flynn, trading a career military intelligence officer for an innovative battlefield commander who bucked military hierarchy.


Okinawa-based civilian goes missing while skiing Japanese Alps

A search is underway for a Navy civilian who went missing Monday while skiing the Japanese Alps at a Nagano winter resort.


Iraqi military says troops consolidate gains south of Mosul

Iraqi forces were consolidating their gains south of Mosul on Tuesday ahead of moving into the city's Islamic State-held western half, a military spokesman said, as civilians fled along the front line to government-controlled areas.


Air Mobility Command chief pays morale-boosting visit to Ramstein, Spangdahlem

As military operations keep airmen with Air Mobility Command at work around the clock, the command’s top enlisted leader checked in with some of her Europe-based airmen last week.


South Africa honors more than 600 dead in WWI ship sinking

It was a cataclysmic loss among many during World War I. On the foggy early morning of Feb. 21, 1917, in the channel between Britain and France, a British steamship accidentally rammed the smaller SS Mendi, sinking the vessel in about 20 minutes and killing more than 600 southern African troops on board, the vast majority of them black.



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Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund gets $10 million grant for education center

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund has received a $10 million grant for its proposed education center adjacent to its famous memorial on the Mall in Washington.



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Military families wrestle with Marine camp water contamination

What her father didn’t know as he headed off to the dangers of combat was there was danger at Camp Lejeune, lurking in its contaminated water. Today, Antonett Cox, now a wife and mother, has cancer — breast cancer, lymph cancer, brain cancer.


Air Force One crewmen share presidential stories at Air Force museum

Present day and former crewmen of the famed presidential fleet— spanning the Nixon to Obama administrations — appeared Monday at a first-ever President’s Day event of its kind at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.


Wife allegedly shoots Fort Bliss soldier to prevent divorce

A Fort Bliss woman allegedly shot her husband in their base residence because she would rather have him “dead than divorced,” according to court documents.


A drug submarine built to carry tons of cocaine leads to a guilty plea

On March 29, 2012, the U.S. Coast Guard intercepted a strange-looking vessel off the Honduran Caribbean coast. When the vessel stopped, Coast Guard personnel realized it was a makeshift semi-submersible built to carry at least 3 tons of cocaine.


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Military families wrestle with Marine camp water contamination

What her father didn’t know as he headed off to the dangers of combat was there was danger at Camp Lejeune, lurking in its contaminated water. Today, Antonett Cox, now a wife and mother, has cancer — breast cancer, lymph cancer, brain cancer.


Air Force One crewmen share presidential stories at Air Force museum

Present day and former crewmen of the famed presidential fleet— spanning the Nixon to Obama administrations — appeared Monday at a first-ever President’s Day event of its kind at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.


Wife allegedly shoots Fort Bliss soldier to prevent divorce

A Fort Bliss woman allegedly shot her husband in their base residence because she would rather have him “dead than divorced,” according to court documents.


A drug submarine built to carry tons of cocaine leads to a guilty plea

On March 29, 2012, the U.S. Coast Guard intercepted a strange-looking vessel off the Honduran Caribbean coast. When the vessel stopped, Coast Guard personnel realized it was a makeshift semi-submersible built to carry at least 3 tons of cocaine.



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Far East basketball roundup

Falcons oust Dragons from title defense

They’ll crown a new champion in this year’s Far East High School Boys Division I Basketball Tournament.


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Far East basketball roundup

Falcons oust Dragons from title defense

They’ll crown a new champion in this year’s Far East High School Boys Division I Basketball Tournament.



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