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Former Staff Sgt. Ronald J. Shurer II was originally awarded the Silver Star for his actions on April 6, 2008, while assigned to support Special Operations Task Force 33, but his award was upgraded to the nation's highest military honor upon review.



Army misses 2018 recruiting goal, which hasn't happened since 2005

The Army had hoped to enlist 76,500 recruits in 2018, a goal that was lowered from 80,000 in April after more soldiers than expected elected to remain in the service.


New military sexual assault report finds highest risks on Navy ships, certain larger bases

A wide-ranging study of sexual assault and harassment among military ranks found the biggest risks are on a few of its largest bases, especially for the Army and Marine Corps. The greatest risk, however, is on the Navy’s fleet of ships.


Army finds fix for glitch that caused M4 rifles to fire unintentionally

The U.S. Army has found a fix for a glitch in the M4 and M4A1 assault rifles that causes the weapons to unintentionally fire, officials said Friday.


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Plan to build Vietnam War education center on the National Mall is abandoned

An effort to establish a Vietnam War education center on the National Mall was abandoned Friday after 17 years of planning and $23 million in donations already spent.


Veteran's family upset by lack of honors when casket arrived at National Airport

Col. Lewis Henry Dunagan's family thought arrangements had been made that included having an escort meet Dunagan's casket when they landed. But when the family arrived, there was no escort and none of the crew members seemed aware they were a military family traveling with the remains of a loved one, according to his daughter.


Florida-based Marine charged in wife’s 2015 death on Okinawa faces courts-martial

Private 1st Class Timothy Irvin, 23, assigned to Marine Aviation Training Support Group 23 out of Pensacola, Fla., has been charged in the death of Glynis Shermaine “Necii” Irvin, 19, according to a copy of the charge sheet obtained by Stars and Stripes.



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Navy SEAL detained in ISIS death probe, report says

The Navy Times reported Friday the unidentified SEAL based in California was being held in the brig at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, though he has not been charged with a crime.


United Nations Command to review inter-Korean military agreement

The U.S.-led United Nations Command will “thoroughly review” an inter-Korean military accord, an official said, after the two nations agreed to a series of sweeping measures aimed at easing tensions along the heavily fortified border that divides the peninsula.


Sailor dies in Naples car crash

The 21-year-old Navy medical specialist died after a two-car crash in Casal di Principe, a town about seven miles from the Navy Support Site. A second U.S. servicemember was injured, but has already been released from a local hospital.


Turkey says it will patrol north Syria town with US forces

Turkey will soon conduct joint patrols with U.S. forces in the strategic northern Syrian town of Manbij, once a stronghold of the Islamic State group, a top Turkish official said on Friday.


Defense expo reflects troubles for South African military

South Africa is one of the continent's biggest defense spenders but its military is increasingly stretched as the country faces recession and a weakening currency.


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Navy SEAL detained in ISIS death probe, report says

The Navy Times reported Friday the unidentified SEAL based in California was being held in the brig at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, though he has not been charged with a crime.


United Nations Command to review inter-Korean military agreement

The U.S.-led United Nations Command will “thoroughly review” an inter-Korean military accord, an official said, after the two nations agreed to a series of sweeping measures aimed at easing tensions along the heavily fortified border that divides the peninsula.


Sailor dies in Naples car crash

The 21-year-old Navy medical specialist died after a two-car crash in Casal di Principe, a town about seven miles from the Navy Support Site. A second U.S. servicemember was injured, but has already been released from a local hospital.


Turkey says it will patrol north Syria town with US forces

Turkey will soon conduct joint patrols with U.S. forces in the strategic northern Syrian town of Manbij, once a stronghold of the Islamic State group, a top Turkish official said on Friday.


Defense expo reflects troubles for South African military

South Africa is one of the continent's biggest defense spenders but its military is increasingly stretched as the country faces recession and a weakening currency.



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Trump signs $200 billion VA budget for 2019

President Donald Trump on Friday signed a spending bill for the Department of Veterans Affairs that for the first time exceeds more than $200 billion.



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Training resumes for Air Force unit after crash in Texas

The 12th Flying Training Wing at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph resumed training Friday morning after one of its aircraft crashed three days ago near a shopping mall, officials for the unit announced.


Navy SEAL detained in ISIS death probe, report says

The Navy Times reported Friday the unidentified SEAL based in California was being held in the brig at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, though he has not been charged with a crime.


Paddlers sue Coast Guard for kicking them off Potomac River when Trump is golfing

Paddlers who use the Potomac River near President Donald Trump's Loudoun County, Virginia, golf course filed a federal lawsuit Thursday morning to try to reverse a policy that closes a two-mile stretch of the river when the president is playing golf.


Former Army medic Ronald J. Shurer II to receive Medal of Honor

Former Staff Sgt. Ronald J. Shurer II was originally awarded the Silver Star for his actions on April 6, 2008, while assigned to support Special Operations Task Force 33, but his award was upgraded to the nation's highest military honor upon review.


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Training resumes for Air Force unit after crash in Texas

The 12th Flying Training Wing at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph resumed training Friday morning after one of its aircraft crashed three days ago near a shopping mall, officials for the unit announced.


Navy SEAL detained in ISIS death probe, report says

The Navy Times reported Friday the unidentified SEAL based in California was being held in the brig at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, though he has not been charged with a crime.


Paddlers sue Coast Guard for kicking them off Potomac River when Trump is golfing

Paddlers who use the Potomac River near President Donald Trump's Loudoun County, Virginia, golf course filed a federal lawsuit Thursday morning to try to reverse a policy that closes a two-mile stretch of the river when the president is playing golf.


Former Army medic Ronald J. Shurer II to receive Medal of Honor

Former Staff Sgt. Ronald J. Shurer II was originally awarded the Silver Star for his actions on April 6, 2008, while assigned to support Special Operations Task Force 33, but his award was upgraded to the nation's highest military honor upon review.