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A Black Hawk helicopter with three crew members aboard crashed Thursday in central Minnesota, a state National Guard official said.


Pearl Harbor shipyard shooter identified as 22-year-old assigned to submarine USS Columbia

A sailor who shot three civilian shipyard workers Wednesday, killing two and then himself, has been identified as 22-year-old Gabriel Romero, according to The Associated Press.


Management company fires 17 employees, assists in federal probe into fraud in military housing crisis

Richard C. Taylor of Balfour Beatty Communities, which manages housing on military bases, told lawmakers Thursday that the company fired 17 employees and is cooperating with a federal investigation into allegations that workers altered paperwork to receive financial bonuses from the Defense Department.


House VA committee passes bill aimed at tackling military suicide crisis

A House committee on Thursday passed a bill aimed at tackling the suicide epidemic plaguing the veterans and military community, after months of bickering between Democrats, Republicans and the Department of Veterans Affairs.



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The Force for Hire team looks back at the series and examines some key issues about the world of private military contracting.

In this final episode of Force for Hire, we examine some major questions about the private military contracting world that we uncovered.

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Trump nominates Navy’s former top lawyer for Army undersecretary job

President Donald Trump intends to nominate retired two-star admiral James McPherson to be the next Army undersecretary, the White House said Thursday.


Pearl Harbor vet’s interment to be last on sunken Arizona

On Dec. 7, 1941, then-21-year-old Lauren Bruner was the second-to-last man to escape the burning wreckage of the USS Arizona after a Japanese plane dropped a bomb that ignited an enormous explosion in the battleship’s ammunition storage compartment.


Thousands of AAFES customers who ordered food online see late credit card charges due to glitch

Army and Air Force Exchange Service overseas customers who ordered online in recent months from exchange fast food restaurants could see batches of late charges turning up on their credit cards.


Pentagon official confirms military is considering sending more troops to the Middle East

A top Defense Department official told lawmakers Thursday that more military forces could be sent to the Middle East as a check on Iran, after he and other Pentagon officials denied a news report that the increase could be as much as 14,000 new troops.


As 58 migrants drown off Africa, a call to stop smugglers

The drowning of at least 58 migrants in the Atlantic Ocean off Mauritania sent despair through tiny Gambia on Thursday while some demanded a crackdown on human traffickers after one of this year's deadliest disasters among young Africans trying to reach Europe.


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Trump nominates Navy’s former top lawyer for Army undersecretary job

President Donald Trump intends to nominate retired two-star admiral James McPherson to be the next Army undersecretary, the White House said Thursday.


Pearl Harbor vet’s interment to be last on sunken Arizona

On Dec. 7, 1941, then-21-year-old Lauren Bruner was the second-to-last man to escape the burning wreckage of the USS Arizona after a Japanese plane dropped a bomb that ignited an enormous explosion in the battleship’s ammunition storage compartment.


Thousands of AAFES customers who ordered food online see late credit card charges due to glitch

Army and Air Force Exchange Service overseas customers who ordered online in recent months from exchange fast food restaurants could see batches of late charges turning up on their credit cards.


Pentagon official confirms military is considering sending more troops to the Middle East

A top Defense Department official told lawmakers Thursday that more military forces could be sent to the Middle East as a check on Iran, after he and other Pentagon officials denied a news report that the increase could be as much as 14,000 new troops.


As 58 migrants drown off Africa, a call to stop smugglers

The drowning of at least 58 migrants in the Atlantic Ocean off Mauritania sent despair through tiny Gambia on Thursday while some demanded a crackdown on human traffickers after one of this year's deadliest disasters among young Africans trying to reach Europe.



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Senate legislation looks for link between veteran suicides and prescription drugs

Sens. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisc., and Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, introduced the Veteran Overmedication Prevention Act of 2019, which would require the Department of Veterans Affairs to conduct an independent, expert study on VA patients who died by suicide or from a drug overdose during the past five years.



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Mass. city receives $1.35M reimbursement from Air Force for water contaminated with firefighting chemicals

Westfield, Mass. has received its $1.35 million reimbursement from the U.S. Air Force, money the city was owed because firefighting chemicals from Barnes Air National Guard Base contaminated the city’s drinking water supply.


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Mass. city receives $1.35M reimbursement from Air Force for water contaminated with firefighting chemicals

Westfield, Mass. has received its $1.35 million reimbursement from the U.S. Air Force, money the city was owed because firefighting chemicals from Barnes Air National Guard Base contaminated the city’s drinking water supply.



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Osan turns back the clock by filling out the lineup

There were just two wrestlers in the Osan practice room two years ago, setting off concerns about an “empty room syndrome” at some of the smaller programs in Korea.


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Osan turns back the clock by filling out the lineup

There were just two wrestlers in the Osan practice room two years ago, setting off concerns about an “empty room syndrome” at some of the smaller programs in Korea.