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Military personnel with more than 16 years of service will have an additional six months to transfer their Post-9/11 GI Bill education benefits to family members, while Congress decides whether to remove the restriction on transfers.



Enlisted women now free to apply for submarine duty at any time

The Navy will now accept applications continuously from female enlisted sailors to serve in non-nuclear rates, said an administrative message signed by Vice Adm. John Nowell Jr., chief of naval personnel.


Air Force sends F-35s, F-15s to Europe in combat readiness test

he U.S. Air Force sent a group of fighters and transport aircraft to Poland, Lithuania and Estonia Tuesday in a test of the service's ability to quickly deploy air power overseas, the military said.


N. Korea hints it may restart nuclear tests over US-S. Korea military exercises

North Korea warned on Tuesday that upcoming U.S.-South Korean military exercises would affect the resumption of nuclear negotiations and suggested it may restart nuclear or missile tests.



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Episode 14: Former British Army leader Tim Collins talks Iraq War, contracting

We are joined this week by former British colonel Tim Collins, who delivered one of the most famous speeches of the Iraq War.

Collins — now involved with security contracting firm New Century — shares his perspective on contracting and how it’s shaping the battlefield.

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Proposed law calls on Pentagon to consider more troops, surveillance in Baltic region

The Baltic region has long been an area of concern for the U.S. military in Europe, and U.S. military and Western security analysts have warned that NATO allies may be outgunned by Russia in the Baltics.


Customs and Border Protection denies Marine Corps veteran entry for scheduled citizenship interview

Roman Sabal first applied to become a U.S. citizen in 1995 after serving for six years as a Marine and then several more years in the Army Reserves. He was denied entry to the U.S. on Monday for his scheduled citizenship hearing.


New squad marksman rifles expected to be in Army hands early next year

The G28 is a military version of the civilian semi-automatic MR308 competition rifle and would “give infantry and other close-combat units a better chance of penetrating enemy body armor.”


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Retired Air Force general aims to challenge Collins for Senate seat in 2020

Retired Maj. Gen. Jonathan “Tracer” Treacy has filed his paperwork to seek the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine.


N. Korea hints it may restart nuclear tests over US-S. Korea military exercises

North Korea warned on Tuesday that upcoming U.S.-South Korean military exercises would affect the resumption of nuclear negotiations and suggested it may restart nuclear or missile tests.


Von der Leyen seeks to secure EU top job at parliament

The European Parliament started voting Tuesday whether to confirm Ursula von der Leyen as European Commission president after the departing German defense minister set out her political objectives on a greener, gender-equal Europe where the rule of law continues to hold sway.


Yemen’s warring sides meet over flash point port city

Yemen’s warring sides concluded an overnight meeting on Monday that discussed the redeployment of forces from the flash point port city of Hodeida, officials said.


Congo confirms 1st Ebola case in city of Goma

The Congolese health ministry confirmed an Ebola case in Goma late Sunday, marking the first time the virus has reached the city of more than 2 million people along the border with Rwanda since the epidemic began nearly a year ago.


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Retired Air Force general aims to challenge Collins for Senate seat in 2020

Retired Maj. Gen. Jonathan “Tracer” Treacy has filed his paperwork to seek the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine.


N. Korea hints it may restart nuclear tests over US-S. Korea military exercises

North Korea warned on Tuesday that upcoming U.S.-South Korean military exercises would affect the resumption of nuclear negotiations and suggested it may restart nuclear or missile tests.


Von der Leyen seeks to secure EU top job at parliament

The European Parliament started voting Tuesday whether to confirm Ursula von der Leyen as European Commission president after the departing German defense minister set out her political objectives on a greener, gender-equal Europe where the rule of law continues to hold sway.


Yemen’s warring sides meet over flash point port city

Yemen’s warring sides concluded an overnight meeting on Monday that discussed the redeployment of forces from the flash point port city of Hodeida, officials said.


Congo confirms 1st Ebola case in city of Goma

The Congolese health ministry confirmed an Ebola case in Goma late Sunday, marking the first time the virus has reached the city of more than 2 million people along the border with Rwanda since the epidemic began nearly a year ago.



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Customs and Border Protection denies Marine Corps veteran entry for scheduled citizenship interview

Roman Sabal first applied to become a U.S. citizen in 1995 after serving for six years as a Marine and then several more years in the Army Reserves. He was denied entry to the U.S. on Monday for his scheduled citizenship hearing.



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Vice President Mike Pence to be at Fort Bragg on Wednesday

Vice President Mike Pence is expected to talk to about 500 Special Forces soldiers, support troops and their guests during his visit to the installation this week.


Air Force sends F-35s, F-15s to Europe in combat readiness test

he U.S. Air Force sent a group of fighters and transport aircraft to Poland, Lithuania and Estonia Tuesday in a test of the service's ability to quickly deploy air power overseas, the military said.


Families of Marines killed in training band together to push lawmakers into action

While tributes helped the families of two Camp Pendleton Marines killed during training exercises process their grief, they remain unclear about what caused the fatalities. They expected their sons eventually would deploy and put their lives at risk, but they didn’t expect either would die while training on base.


Enlisted women now free to apply for submarine duty at any time

The Navy will now accept applications continuously from female enlisted sailors to serve in non-nuclear rates, said an administrative message signed by Vice Adm. John Nowell Jr., chief of naval personnel.


Pence praises Coast Guard drug seizure efforts and criticizes immigration system during San Diego visit

In a speech aboard the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Munro ported at Naval Air Station North Island, Vice President Mike Pence told members of the Coast Guard that their work was pivotal to saving American lives.


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Vice President Mike Pence to be at Fort Bragg on Wednesday

Vice President Mike Pence is expected to talk to about 500 Special Forces soldiers, support troops and their guests during his visit to the installation this week.


Air Force sends F-35s, F-15s to Europe in combat readiness test

he U.S. Air Force sent a group of fighters and transport aircraft to Poland, Lithuania and Estonia Tuesday in a test of the service's ability to quickly deploy air power overseas, the military said.


Families of Marines killed in training band together to push lawmakers into action

While tributes helped the families of two Camp Pendleton Marines killed during training exercises process their grief, they remain unclear about what caused the fatalities. They expected their sons eventually would deploy and put their lives at risk, but they didn’t expect either would die while training on base.


Enlisted women now free to apply for submarine duty at any time

The Navy will now accept applications continuously from female enlisted sailors to serve in non-nuclear rates, said an administrative message signed by Vice Adm. John Nowell Jr., chief of naval personnel.


Pence praises Coast Guard drug seizure efforts and criticizes immigration system during San Diego visit

In a speech aboard the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Munro ported at Naval Air Station North Island, Vice President Mike Pence told members of the Coast Guard that their work was pivotal to saving American lives.



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Former boxing champ Pernell Whitaker dies after being hit by car in Virginia

Police in Virginia Beach on Monday said Pernell Whitaker was a pedestrian when struck by the car Sunday night. The driver remained on the scene, where Whitaker was pronounced dead.


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Former boxing champ Pernell Whitaker dies after being hit by car in Virginia

Police in Virginia Beach on Monday said Pernell Whitaker was a pedestrian when struck by the car Sunday night. The driver remained on the scene, where Whitaker was pronounced dead.