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The servicemembers were killed while conducting an operation in Afghanistan Friday, according to a statement from the U.S.-led NATO Resolute Support mission.


In memos, Marine commandant says deploying troops to border poses 'unacceptable risk' to readiness

In addition to deployments along the U.S.Mexico border, Marine Corps Gen. Robert Neller also cited funding transfers, recovery costs from Hurricanes Florence and Michael, new housing allowances and civilian pay raises as factors affecting combat readiness.


Fort Benning-based Army Ranger is killed in parachute training in Arizona

Sgt. 1st Class Ethan Carpenter was killed March 15 during the routine training exercise. He was a reconnaissance specialist assigned to the elite 75th Ranger Regiment’s special troops battalion at Fort Benning in Georgia.


USAF Academy welcomes 9-year-old with cancer as ‘youngest cadet’

Decked out in a kid-sized flight suit, Je’Moni Ford, 9, became the U.S. Air Force Academy’s “youngest cadet” this month, quickly advancing from the fourth grade straight into college — at least for a day.



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The beginnings of Blackwater and how it forever changed US policy

Blackwater. Even though the name hasn’t been in official use for almost a decade, it remains synonymous with private military contracting.

In this episode, we delve into its history and how its success and failures changed American foreign policy forever.


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Defunding Pentagon projects for border wall could sting Puerto Rico, allies

The projects in Puerto Rico that would potentially have their funding taken away to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border include the construction of a school for military children on what was once Ramey Air Force Base and improvements to Camp Santiago, a training facility operated by the Puerto Rico National Guard.


South Korean employee dies in apparent accident on Camp Carroll, police say

Kim Song-Cho, 66, a full-time employee with the Directorate of Public Works, died Wednesday while performing his job on the base. The incident is under investigation.


Vehicle thefts near Ramstein spotlight keyless entry vulnerabilities

U.S. military and German police are warning drivers to secure their vehicles and electronic fobs following two high-value thefts from a small village near Ramstein Air Base earlier this week.


Two US servicemembers killed in Afghanistan

The servicemembers were killed while conducting an operation in Afghanistan Friday, according to a statement from the U.S.-led NATO Resolute Support mission.


US, partners work to strengthen sea policing as piracy off West Africa surges

Thirty-three countries are taking part in this year’s Obangame Express exercise off the West African coast so they can better combat crimes like piracy, drug smuggling and human trafficking.


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ANALYSIS

Defunding Pentagon projects for border wall could sting Puerto Rico, allies

The projects in Puerto Rico that would potentially have their funding taken away to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border include the construction of a school for military children on what was once Ramey Air Force Base and improvements to Camp Santiago, a training facility operated by the Puerto Rico National Guard.


South Korean employee dies in apparent accident on Camp Carroll, police say

Kim Song-Cho, 66, a full-time employee with the Directorate of Public Works, died Wednesday while performing his job on the base. The incident is under investigation.


Vehicle thefts near Ramstein spotlight keyless entry vulnerabilities

U.S. military and German police are warning drivers to secure their vehicles and electronic fobs following two high-value thefts from a small village near Ramstein Air Base earlier this week.


Two US servicemembers killed in Afghanistan

The servicemembers were killed while conducting an operation in Afghanistan Friday, according to a statement from the U.S.-led NATO Resolute Support mission.


US, partners work to strengthen sea policing as piracy off West Africa surges

Thirty-three countries are taking part in this year’s Obangame Express exercise off the West African coast so they can better combat crimes like piracy, drug smuggling and human trafficking.



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Federal watchdog: VA leadership failures are to blame for GI Bill payment issues

The Department of Veterans Affairs didn’t have a designated official overseeing the project to implement portions of the new Forever GI Bill, VA Inspector General Michael Missal wrote in a report released Wednesday.



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Fort Gordon bid rigging case nets another guilty plea from a former Army colonel

Anthony Williams is the latest former Army officer to plead guilty to charges stemming from the bribery and bid-rigging conspiracy that took place from 2008 through 2014 at Fort Gordon.


Navy may oppose wind farms off Morro Bay — but that doesn't mean it can't happen

The Navy is expected to make an announcement in the coming weeks on whether it will support fields of 700-foot floating wind turbines off certain areas of the California coast.


In memos, Marine commandant says deploying troops to border poses 'unacceptable risk' to readiness

In addition to deployments along the U.S.Mexico border, Marine Corps Gen. Robert Neller also cited funding transfers, recovery costs from Hurricanes Florence and Michael, new housing allowances and civilian pay raises as factors affecting combat readiness.


Coast Guard commandant sounds the alarm about an aging fleet

The Coast Guard is "approaching a tipping point" when it comes to maintaining a service that can respond in times of need, the service's top officer said Thursday, requesting more money from Congress and highlighting a backlog of projects that has stacked up for years.


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Fort Gordon bid rigging case nets another guilty plea from a former Army colonel

Anthony Williams is the latest former Army officer to plead guilty to charges stemming from the bribery and bid-rigging conspiracy that took place from 2008 through 2014 at Fort Gordon.


Navy may oppose wind farms off Morro Bay — but that doesn't mean it can't happen

The Navy is expected to make an announcement in the coming weeks on whether it will support fields of 700-foot floating wind turbines off certain areas of the California coast.


In memos, Marine commandant says deploying troops to border poses 'unacceptable risk' to readiness

In addition to deployments along the U.S.Mexico border, Marine Corps Gen. Robert Neller also cited funding transfers, recovery costs from Hurricanes Florence and Michael, new housing allowances and civilian pay raises as factors affecting combat readiness.


Coast Guard commandant sounds the alarm about an aging fleet

The Coast Guard is "approaching a tipping point" when it comes to maintaining a service that can respond in times of need, the service's top officer said Thursday, requesting more money from Congress and highlighting a backlog of projects that has stacked up for years.



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Ferch hopes that seven times is the charm for Kadena

If holding onto a DODEA coaching position was based solely on performance, then on paper, it would seem that Steven Ferch had little left to prove.


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Ferch hopes that seven times is the charm for Kadena

If holding onto a DODEA coaching position was based solely on performance, then on paper, it would seem that Steven Ferch had little left to prove.