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The Marine Corps has ended an extensive search for five Marines missing after their KC-130J Hercules collided midair with an F/A-18 Hornet last week off Japan’s southern coast. Of the tanker's seven-person crew, only one survived.



Last-ditch effort to pass Blue Water Navy bill fails in Senate

A final deal to provide Department of Veterans Affairs benefits to thousands of veterans who served off the coast during the Vietnam War failed in the Senate on Monday night with little time remaining in the 115th Congress to try again.


Afghan air force conducts first nighttime airstrikes

The Afghan air force has conducted nighttime airstrikes for the first time in a step toward making the country less dependent on American airpower, officials said Tuesday.


Army Warfighting Experiment 2018: Soldiers put driverless vehicles to the test

Children who grew up playing with remotely controlled toy tanks are now using real world versions in wargames here on the Salisbury Plain Training Area near Stonehenge.


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Fallen Marines to be honored with missing-man formation flight over MCAS Iwakuni

F/A-18 Hornets will conduct a single-pass, missing-man formation Wednesday morning over Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni as part of a private memorial service for Marines lost in a midair collision last week.


US warns S. Korean workers will be furloughed if no deal reached on military cost-sharing

The U.S. military has warned that South Koreans working on bases across the divided peninsula will need to be furloughed if Seoul and Washington fail to reach a new military cost-sharing agreement.


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US, Ukrainian tanks fight through mud and rain during war games

Troops and tanks from Texas and choppers from Colorado fought a mock battle in a freezing, muddy German forest on Tuesday, alongside units from 15 allies and partner nations, including Ukraine.



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Trump says military to build border wall if Democrats refuse

President Donald Trump sought Tuesday to pressure Democratic congressional leaders into supporting his demand for billions of dollars to build his promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, threatening to have the military build it "if Democrats do not give us the votes to secure our Country."


Japan seeks first aircraft carrier to deploy stealth fighters

Japan is seeking to possess its first aircraft carrier to allow for the deployment of U.S.-made stealth fighters as it seeks to bolster its arms capability under a new 10-year defense plan.


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US, Ukrainian tanks fight through mud and rain during war games

Troops and tanks from Texas and choppers from Colorado fought a mock battle in a freezing, muddy German forest on Tuesday, alongside units from 15 allies and partner nations, including Ukraine.


Afghan air force conducts first nighttime airstrikes

The Afghan air force has conducted nighttime airstrikes for the first time in a step toward making the country less dependent on American airpower, officials said Tuesday.


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Birdies for the Brave Tour makes a swing through base in Djibouti

U.S. servicemembers stationed at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, received a visit from members of the Professional Golf Association as part of a joint USO-PGA Birdies for the Brave Tour.


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Trump says military to build border wall if Democrats refuse

President Donald Trump sought Tuesday to pressure Democratic congressional leaders into supporting his demand for billions of dollars to build his promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, threatening to have the military build it "if Democrats do not give us the votes to secure our Country."


Japan seeks first aircraft carrier to deploy stealth fighters

Japan is seeking to possess its first aircraft carrier to allow for the deployment of U.S.-made stealth fighters as it seeks to bolster its arms capability under a new 10-year defense plan.


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US, Ukrainian tanks fight through mud and rain during war games

Troops and tanks from Texas and choppers from Colorado fought a mock battle in a freezing, muddy German forest on Tuesday, alongside units from 15 allies and partner nations, including Ukraine.


Afghan air force conducts first nighttime airstrikes

The Afghan air force has conducted nighttime airstrikes for the first time in a step toward making the country less dependent on American airpower, officials said Tuesday.


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Birdies for the Brave Tour makes a swing through base in Djibouti

U.S. servicemembers stationed at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, received a visit from members of the Professional Golf Association as part of a joint USO-PGA Birdies for the Brave Tour.



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Military accounts for Kansas native killed at Pearl Harbor

Scientists from the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency and the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System identified the remains of Navy Seaman 1st Class Camillus M. O’Grady, who was among sailors killed on the battleship USS Oklahoma on Dec. 7, 1941.



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US Navy bombing range expansion could limit public access

Conservationists are leading opposition to a proposal to triple the size of a U.S. military bombing range and training grounds in northern Nevada in a move that could gobble up more than 900 square miles of public land across five counties.


New director appointed at Air Force museum

David Tillotson III, former assistant deputy chief management officer for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, recently was appointed as the director of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.


Fallen Marines to be honored with missing-man formation flight over MCAS Iwakuni

F/A-18 Hornets will conduct a single-pass, missing-man formation Wednesday morning over Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni as part of a private memorial service for Marines lost in a midair collision last week.


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US, Ukrainian tanks fight through mud and rain during war games

Troops and tanks from Texas and choppers from Colorado fought a mock battle in a freezing, muddy German forest on Tuesday, alongside units from 15 allies and partner nations, including Ukraine.


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US Navy bombing range expansion could limit public access

Conservationists are leading opposition to a proposal to triple the size of a U.S. military bombing range and training grounds in northern Nevada in a move that could gobble up more than 900 square miles of public land across five counties.


New director appointed at Air Force museum

David Tillotson III, former assistant deputy chief management officer for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, recently was appointed as the director of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.


Fallen Marines to be honored with missing-man formation flight over MCAS Iwakuni

F/A-18 Hornets will conduct a single-pass, missing-man formation Wednesday morning over Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni as part of a private memorial service for Marines lost in a midair collision last week.


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US, Ukrainian tanks fight through mud and rain during war games

Troops and tanks from Texas and choppers from Colorado fought a mock battle in a freezing, muddy German forest on Tuesday, alongside units from 15 allies and partner nations, including Ukraine.



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Report: USOC and others delayed in response to Nassar molestation allegations

From the top office at the U.S. Olympic Committee to FBI bureaus in three cities to what was essentially an unchecked, rogue operation at the Karolyi Ranch in Texas, nobody stepped in quickly enough to stifle Larry Nassar's crimes, a new independent report concludes.


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Report: USOC and others delayed in response to Nassar molestation allegations

From the top office at the U.S. Olympic Committee to FBI bureaus in three cities to what was essentially an unchecked, rogue operation at the Karolyi Ranch in Texas, nobody stepped in quickly enough to stifle Larry Nassar's crimes, a new independent report concludes.