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The United States will invest heavily in studying new technologies capable of defending the U.S. mainland against all current and future missile threats, including advanced hypersonic missiles under development by competing countries, President Donald Trump said Thursday in a speech at the Pentagon.


Former VA secretary Shulkin violated ethics rules, allowed security staff to chauffeur his wife, IG report finds

Former Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin broke federal statutes and ethics rules when he allowed his personal security detail to transport his wife without him, an investigation by the VA Office of Inspector General found.


Two F-15s make emergency arrested landings within minutes of each other on Okinawa

Safety issues forced a pair of F-15 fighter jets to land on the same runway — in opposite directions — within minutes of each other this week at the Air Force’s most active base in the Far East.


Coast Guard members in Bahrain feel the effects of the government shutdown

Like their colleagues back home, hundreds of Coast Guard members in Bahrain are working without pay due to the partial government shutdown. The difference is that the “Coasties” in Bahrain face a potential adversary nearby in Iran.


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Army plans to ramp up rotations to US, Germany combat centers

The Army is planning to boost the pace of rotations to its combat training centers in the United States and Germany, going from 20 this year to 32 in 2020 as the service emphasizes higher end combat skills.


New enlistees to receive free, American-made athletic shoes

More than 250,000 recruits from the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Air Force each year are expected to receive new kicks made by one of three American companies.


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US, S. Korean military cost-sharing dispute raises fears of troop withdrawal

President Donald Trump could use the cost-sharing dispute as an excuse to reduce troops without making it seem like a concession to North Korea, which along with China has long sought to evict the Americans from the peninsula.



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Trump touts future weapons capable of defeating all missiles during Pentagon speech

The United States will invest heavily in studying new technologies capable of defending the U.S. mainland against all current and future missile threats, including advanced hypersonic missiles under development by competing countries, President Donald Trump said Thursday in a speech at the Pentagon.


Two F-15s make emergency arrested landings within minutes of each other on Okinawa

Safety issues forced a pair of F-15 fighter jets to land on the same runway — in opposite directions — within minutes of each other this week at the Air Force’s most active base in the Far East.


Thailand deports Belarus model who claimed she had info on Trump

Anastasia Vashukevich along with seven co-defendants pleaded guilty this week in a case related to holding a sex training seminar in Thailand. While in custody, Vashukevich claimed to have recordings of Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska talking about interference in the 2016 U.S. election.


US-led coalition airstrikes pound ISIS areas in eastern Syria

Syrian activists are reporting intense airstrikes on the last area held by the Islamic State group in the country's east where the extremists' control has been shrinking over the past weeks.


Looking forward, new USARAF commander brings hard lessons learned

Maj. Gen. Roger Cloutier took command of U.S. Army Africa here at a complicated time in the use of American forces on the world’s second-largest continent.


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Trump touts future weapons capable of defeating all missiles during Pentagon speech

The United States will invest heavily in studying new technologies capable of defending the U.S. mainland against all current and future missile threats, including advanced hypersonic missiles under development by competing countries, President Donald Trump said Thursday in a speech at the Pentagon.


Two F-15s make emergency arrested landings within minutes of each other on Okinawa

Safety issues forced a pair of F-15 fighter jets to land on the same runway — in opposite directions — within minutes of each other this week at the Air Force’s most active base in the Far East.


Thailand deports Belarus model who claimed she had info on Trump

Anastasia Vashukevich along with seven co-defendants pleaded guilty this week in a case related to holding a sex training seminar in Thailand. While in custody, Vashukevich claimed to have recordings of Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska talking about interference in the 2016 U.S. election.


US-led coalition airstrikes pound ISIS areas in eastern Syria

Syrian activists are reporting intense airstrikes on the last area held by the Islamic State group in the country's east where the extremists' control has been shrinking over the past weeks.


Looking forward, new USARAF commander brings hard lessons learned

Maj. Gen. Roger Cloutier took command of U.S. Army Africa here at a complicated time in the use of American forces on the world’s second-largest continent.



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Former VA secretary Shulkin violated ethics rules, allowed security staff to chauffeur his wife, IG report finds

Former Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin broke federal statutes and ethics rules when he allowed his personal security detail to transport his wife without him, an investigation by the VA Office of Inspector General found.



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Tour gives Japanese families a rare, up-close look at MCAS Iwakuni

While Japanese nationals can visit MCAS Iwakuni during the popular, annual Friendship Day air show — one of the largest in the Pacific — most of installation is off limits. The recent tour provided local families are rare look at the base.


Close call before USS Fitzgerald’s fatal collision went unreviewed, report says

A serious review of a near miss by the USS Fitzgerald might have prevented a collision five weeks later that killed 17 sailors, according to a leaked naval investigation reported by a military newspaper.


Coast Guard members in Bahrain feel the effects of the government shutdown

Like their colleagues back home, hundreds of Coast Guard members in Bahrain are working without pay due to the partial government shutdown. The difference is that the “Coasties” in Bahrain face a potential adversary nearby in Iran.


Army plans to ramp up rotations to US, Germany combat centers

The Army is planning to boost the pace of rotations to its combat training centers in the United States and Germany, going from 20 this year to 32 in 2020 as the service emphasizes higher end combat skills.


Two F-15s make emergency arrested landings within minutes of each other on Okinawa

Safety issues forced a pair of F-15 fighter jets to land on the same runway — in opposite directions — within minutes of each other this week at the Air Force’s most active base in the Far East.


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Tour gives Japanese families a rare, up-close look at MCAS Iwakuni

While Japanese nationals can visit MCAS Iwakuni during the popular, annual Friendship Day air show — one of the largest in the Pacific — most of installation is off limits. The recent tour provided local families are rare look at the base.


Close call before USS Fitzgerald’s fatal collision went unreviewed, report says

A serious review of a near miss by the USS Fitzgerald might have prevented a collision five weeks later that killed 17 sailors, according to a leaked naval investigation reported by a military newspaper.


Coast Guard members in Bahrain feel the effects of the government shutdown

Like their colleagues back home, hundreds of Coast Guard members in Bahrain are working without pay due to the partial government shutdown. The difference is that the “Coasties” in Bahrain face a potential adversary nearby in Iran.


Army plans to ramp up rotations to US, Germany combat centers

The Army is planning to boost the pace of rotations to its combat training centers in the United States and Germany, going from 20 this year to 32 in 2020 as the service emphasizes higher end combat skills.


Two F-15s make emergency arrested landings within minutes of each other on Okinawa

Safety issues forced a pair of F-15 fighter jets to land on the same runway — in opposite directions — within minutes of each other this week at the Air Force’s most active base in the Far East.



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In a first, Bahrain set to host Vicenza for weekend of hoops

DODEA-Europe has increasingly worked to incorporate geographically remote schools, including Spain-based Rota, into regular-season schedules in recent years.


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In a first, Bahrain set to host Vicenza for weekend of hoops

DODEA-Europe has increasingly worked to incorporate geographically remote schools, including Spain-based Rota, into regular-season schedules in recent years.