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The Marine Corps said the outreach accomplished three goals: raising awareness of living conditions, identifying maintenance or safety issues, and making certain servicemembers were aware of programs available address housing problems.



Second Okinawa-based airman in four days arrested on suspicion of drunken driving

Senior Airman Timaan Garnes, 24, was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving at about 8:40 a.m. Saturday after he rear-ended a vehicle, which then crashed into another, police said.


Army considers better pay for aviation as pilots and crews leave at record rate

The Army is under its authorized strength for aviators, especially AH-64 Apache pilots, who take longer and are more expensive to train than many other pilots.


Merit over seniority: Army revamping 50-year-old centralized promotion board

The Army will revamp its centralized promotion board processes over the next few years to focus on advancing senior noncommissioned officers on merit, not time served.



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The families left behind

In this episode we talk to Barbie Baker and Nicole Woodland, two women with firsthand knowledge of the lifestyle change that takes place after a spouse joins the world of private military contracting.

Their story might sound familiar to former military spouses — loneliness, uncertainty and a search for new meaning — but some of what they say might surprise you.


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Soldier who died in Iraq was 101st Airborne Division fire control specialist

Spc. Ryan Dennis Orin Riley, 22, died Saturday in Iraq's Ninawa province. He was serving in the 2nd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division out of Fort Campbell, Ky.


New Coast Guard strategy for Arctic highlights 'projecting sovereignty' as China, Russia look north

The Coast Guard's new strategy for the Arctic calls for upgrading ships, aircraft and unmanned systems there, an effort to make sure the United States is "projecting sovereignty" into an increasingly contested region, the service's top officer said.


Two American soldiers stopped by Mexican troops along the border

Two American soldiers patrolling along the southern border in Texas were stopped and questioned by a group of Mexican troops who believed they had crossed into Mexico, a U.S. military spokesman said Monday.



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Trump sues in bid to block congressional subpoena of financial records

President Donald Trump and his business organization have sued the Democratic chairman of the House oversight committee to block a subpoena that seeks years of the president's financial records.


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Notre Dame fire was a warning bell. But will Europe listen?

Experts look at the near-endless list of fires at historical sites in Europe and wonder why officials so often don't learn before it's too late.


Soldier who died in Iraq was 101st Airborne Division fire control specialist

Spc. Ryan Dennis Orin Riley, 22, died Saturday in Iraq's Ninawa province. He was serving in the 2nd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division out of Fort Campbell, Ky.


Hundreds of Africans tried to reach the United States. Now they're stuck in Mexico.

By the time Cédric De Jesus reached Mexico's southern border, he had already traveled 9,000 miles from his home in the Congo. He had crossed the Atlantic Ocean by boat and come up through South America on foot and by bus.


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Trump sues in bid to block congressional subpoena of financial records

President Donald Trump and his business organization have sued the Democratic chairman of the House oversight committee to block a subpoena that seeks years of the president's financial records.


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Notre Dame fire was a warning bell. But will Europe listen?

Experts look at the near-endless list of fires at historical sites in Europe and wonder why officials so often don't learn before it's too late.


Soldier who died in Iraq was 101st Airborne Division fire control specialist

Spc. Ryan Dennis Orin Riley, 22, died Saturday in Iraq's Ninawa province. He was serving in the 2nd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division out of Fort Campbell, Ky.


Hundreds of Africans tried to reach the United States. Now they're stuck in Mexico.

By the time Cédric De Jesus reached Mexico's southern border, he had already traveled 9,000 miles from his home in the Congo. He had crossed the Atlantic Ocean by boat and come up through South America on foot and by bus.



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Utah man pushes for census to include veterans question

The former head of the Utah Department of Veterans Affairs is pushing for the U.S. census to include a question about veterans next year.



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Military housing crisis sparks outreach effort to contact every Marine about living conditions

The Marine Corps said the outreach accomplished three goals: raising awareness of living conditions, identifying maintenance or safety issues, and making certain servicemembers were aware of programs available address housing problems.


The Air Force hasn't bought an F-15 in over a decade, but Boeing is getting its plant ready to build them just in case

Even though a budget containing a fresh order of F-15s tricked out with modern defense, radar and operating systems has yet to make it through Congress, Boeing is readying itself and a production line that employs some 1,100 people.


Former Fort Drum soldier who killed wife, state trooper will be sentenced Tuesday

Just months before he shot and killed her, former Fort Drum soldier Justin Walters admitted in a text message to his wife Nichole that he entered the Army so he could legally kill people.


New Coast Guard strategy for Arctic highlights 'projecting sovereignty' as China, Russia look north

The Coast Guard's new strategy for the Arctic calls for upgrading ships, aircraft and unmanned systems there, an effort to make sure the United States is "projecting sovereignty" into an increasingly contested region, the service's top officer said.


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Military housing crisis sparks outreach effort to contact every Marine about living conditions

The Marine Corps said the outreach accomplished three goals: raising awareness of living conditions, identifying maintenance or safety issues, and making certain servicemembers were aware of programs available address housing problems.


The Air Force hasn't bought an F-15 in over a decade, but Boeing is getting its plant ready to build them just in case

Even though a budget containing a fresh order of F-15s tricked out with modern defense, radar and operating systems has yet to make it through Congress, Boeing is readying itself and a production line that employs some 1,100 people.


Former Fort Drum soldier who killed wife, state trooper will be sentenced Tuesday

Just months before he shot and killed her, former Fort Drum soldier Justin Walters admitted in a text message to his wife Nichole that he entered the Army so he could legally kill people.


New Coast Guard strategy for Arctic highlights 'projecting sovereignty' as China, Russia look north

The Coast Guard's new strategy for the Arctic calls for upgrading ships, aircraft and unmanned systems there, an effort to make sure the United States is "projecting sovereignty" into an increasingly contested region, the service's top officer said.