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According to administration officials, President Donald Trump has pushed to steer a wall contract to a construction firm led by a Republican donor who has frequently appeared on TV to tout a border barrier.


Japan stalled in hunt to replace Iwo Jima as site for US carrier-landing practice

Iwo Jima was meant to be a temporary site for US carrier-landing practice. But over 30 years later, Japan's latest plan for a replacement has hit a snag.


Army leveraging virtual-reality market for plug-and-play battle simulation

“What I think we’re going to do with the Synthetic Training Environment right now is the most revolutionary thing since developing our live training environment at our combat training centers,” Maj. Gen. Maria Gervais said during a panel she chaired at the Land Forces Pacific Symposium in Honolulu.


Trump visits Arlington National Cemetery before Memorial Day

President Donald Trump paid his respects Thursday to those who died in service to the United States by placing American flags at several gravesites during an early Memorial Day visit to Arlington National Cemetery.



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Navy IDs sailor who died aboard USS Arlington

Lt. Kaylie Ludwig, a medical corps officer, was found unresponsive on Monday and pronounced dead aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington, U.S. Sixth Fleet spokesman Kyle Raines said in a statement.


S. Korean sailor dies during destroyer docking accident after antipiracy mission

A rope broke as it was being tightened to secure the ship to the dock in the southeastern port of Chinhae, resulting in an accident that left one sailor dead and four injured, according to the South Korean navy.


US body armor found with remains of Korean War dead at DMZ

Search teams have found 321 pieces of bone and nearly 23,000 items from soldiers who died during fierce battles in what would later become the Demilitarized Zone since April 1.



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Trump urges Army Corps of Engineers to award border wall deal to North Dakota firm

According to administration officials, President Donald Trump has pushed to steer a wall contract to a construction firm led by a Republican donor who has frequently appeared on TV to tout a border barrier.


S. Korean sailor dies during destroyer docking accident after antipiracy mission

A rope broke as it was being tightened to secure the ship to the dock in the southeastern port of Chinhae, resulting in an accident that left one sailor dead and four injured, according to the South Korean navy.


Navy IDs sailor who died aboard USS Arlington

Lt. Kaylie Ludwig, a medical corps officer, was found unresponsive on Monday and pronounced dead aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington, U.S. Sixth Fleet spokesman Kyle Raines said in a statement.


Pentagon plan could send up to 10,000 more troops to the Mideast, US officials say

The Pentagon on Thursday will present plans to the White House to send up to 10,000 more troops to the Middle East, in a move to beef up defenses against potential Iranian threats , U.S. officials said.


Strike kills two militants as US-backed forces push into ISIS territory in Somalia

The U.S. military said it killed two Islamic State fighters Wednesday in Somalia, where there has been an uptick in airstrikes against the militant group in the past month.


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Trump urges Army Corps of Engineers to award border wall deal to North Dakota firm

According to administration officials, President Donald Trump has pushed to steer a wall contract to a construction firm led by a Republican donor who has frequently appeared on TV to tout a border barrier.


S. Korean sailor dies during destroyer docking accident after antipiracy mission

A rope broke as it was being tightened to secure the ship to the dock in the southeastern port of Chinhae, resulting in an accident that left one sailor dead and four injured, according to the South Korean navy.


Navy IDs sailor who died aboard USS Arlington

Lt. Kaylie Ludwig, a medical corps officer, was found unresponsive on Monday and pronounced dead aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington, U.S. Sixth Fleet spokesman Kyle Raines said in a statement.


Pentagon plan could send up to 10,000 more troops to the Mideast, US officials say

The Pentagon on Thursday will present plans to the White House to send up to 10,000 more troops to the Middle East, in a move to beef up defenses against potential Iranian threats , U.S. officials said.


Strike kills two militants as US-backed forces push into ISIS territory in Somalia

The U.S. military said it killed two Islamic State fighters Wednesday in Somalia, where there has been an uptick in airstrikes against the militant group in the past month.




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Trump urges Army Corps of Engineers to award border wall deal to North Dakota firm

According to administration officials, President Donald Trump has pushed to steer a wall contract to a construction firm led by a Republican donor who has frequently appeared on TV to tout a border barrier.


Navy, Marines, Coast Guard sail into New York for Fleet Week

Some 2,600 Navy sailors, Marines and members of the Coast Guard cruised into New York City on more than a dozen vessels Wednesday for the 31st annual Fleet Week — one of the largest in the nation.


Suspicious exam results spark cheating probe at Air Force Academy

The investigations, called a “clarification” process in academy lingo, are used to determine whether cadets violated the school’s honor code, which forbids lying, cheating and stealing. “Academic integrity at the academy is taken extremely seriously,” academy spokeswoman Lt. Col. Tracy Bunko said in an email.


Marine will never get to deliver ring after four-day courtship

Kathleen Isabel Rose Bourque and Marine 1st Lt. Hugh Conor McDowell were supposed to be planning their wedding. Instead, this Memorial Day weekend, she will be at his funeral.


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Trump urges Army Corps of Engineers to award border wall deal to North Dakota firm

According to administration officials, President Donald Trump has pushed to steer a wall contract to a construction firm led by a Republican donor who has frequently appeared on TV to tout a border barrier.


Navy, Marines, Coast Guard sail into New York for Fleet Week

Some 2,600 Navy sailors, Marines and members of the Coast Guard cruised into New York City on more than a dozen vessels Wednesday for the 31st annual Fleet Week — one of the largest in the nation.


Suspicious exam results spark cheating probe at Air Force Academy

The investigations, called a “clarification” process in academy lingo, are used to determine whether cadets violated the school’s honor code, which forbids lying, cheating and stealing. “Academic integrity at the academy is taken extremely seriously,” academy spokeswoman Lt. Col. Tracy Bunko said in an email.


Marine will never get to deliver ring after four-day courtship

Kathleen Isabel Rose Bourque and Marine 1st Lt. Hugh Conor McDowell were supposed to be planning their wedding. Instead, this Memorial Day weekend, she will be at his funeral.



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Baseball/softball Day 1

Play begins on diamonds and heats up on second day

The 2019 DODEA-Europe baseball tournaments started and finished their preliminary rounds Thursday in the Kaiserslautern Military Community. From now on, it’s win or go home.


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Baseball/softball Day 1

Play begins on diamonds and heats up on second day

The 2019 DODEA-Europe baseball tournaments started and finished their preliminary rounds Thursday in the Kaiserslautern Military Community. From now on, it’s win or go home.