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Yea Ji Sea, a 29-year-old from Gardena, California, came to the country as a child on a visitor visa and held other visas before enlisting in 2013 under a special government program for foreign citizens who want to serve in the U.S. military. Under the program, recruits agreed in their enlistment contracts to apply to naturalize as soon as their honorable service was certified.



Arrest is made in vandalism of monument honoring MOH recipient Michael Murphy

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Csaid in a statement he was “appalled and disgusted” by the vandalism, promising the state would fully fund the replacement. The new stone is expected to be nearly impossible to shatter.


Coast Guard captain was relieved of duty for inappropriate behavior

Capt. Andrew Tucci was being investigated for abusive sexual contact, a violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. The Coast Guard's investigation indicated there was "permanent relief for cause," and Tucci retired.


Armed US drones up and running in Niger

Earlier this year, U.S. Africa Command quietly began armed unmanned surveillance flights in Niger, adding more firepower in the country where the Oct. 4 attack on a team of Green Berets raised questions about whether troops were carrying out dangerous missions without sufficient backup.


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Turning the tide in WWI — the vital role of the US Army 100 years ago this month

Intent on drawing Allied reserves into the area from northern France and Belgium in July 1918, Germany’s military commander Erich Ludendorff sent his troops to cross one of the key gateways to Paris. But the American Expeditionary Force’s 3rd Division stood in their way.


Oklahoma guardsmen in Afghanistan get a grip on Mongolian-style wrestling

Learning to wrestle Mongolian-style proved “a trip” for soldiers from the Oklahoma National Guard, who tried to flip, throw and grapple their opponents in a traditional Mongolian festival while deployed in Afghanistan.


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Keeping its cool: Lesser-known Grotte Caglieron an easy distance from Aviano

Italy’s most famous sites — such as the Colosseum in Rome, the Grand Canal in Venice and Pompeii — are famous around the world. But it’s not that difficult to live in the country for years and find lesser-known venues that you’ve never heard of, much less discovered. Grotte Caglieron is one of those places.



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CIA: China is waging a 'quiet kind of cold war' against the US

China is waging a "quiet kind of cold war" against the United States, using all its resources to try to replace America as the leading power in the world, a top CIA expert on Asia said Friday.


Oklahoma guardsmen in Afghanistan get a grip on Mongolian-style wrestling

Learning to wrestle Mongolian-style proved “a trip” for soldiers from the Oklahoma National Guard, who tried to flip, throw and grapple their opponents in a traditional Mongolian festival while deployed in Afghanistan.


Armed US drones up and running in Niger

Earlier this year, U.S. Africa Command quietly began armed unmanned surveillance flights in Niger, adding more firepower in the country where the Oct. 4 attack on a team of Green Berets raised questions about whether troops were carrying out dangerous missions without sufficient backup.


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CIA: China is waging a 'quiet kind of cold war' against the US

China is waging a "quiet kind of cold war" against the United States, using all its resources to try to replace America as the leading power in the world, a top CIA expert on Asia said Friday.


Oklahoma guardsmen in Afghanistan get a grip on Mongolian-style wrestling

Learning to wrestle Mongolian-style proved “a trip” for soldiers from the Oklahoma National Guard, who tried to flip, throw and grapple their opponents in a traditional Mongolian festival while deployed in Afghanistan.


Armed US drones up and running in Niger

Earlier this year, U.S. Africa Command quietly began armed unmanned surveillance flights in Niger, adding more firepower in the country where the Oct. 4 attack on a team of Green Berets raised questions about whether troops were carrying out dangerous missions without sufficient backup.



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Wisconsin family reunited with veteran's lost dog tags

Lost for about 70 years, dog tags found with a metal detector in Colorado by a stranger have been returned to the family of a Wisconsin veteran.



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Marines wrap up Big Island phase of multinational RIMPAC drills

Twenty-five nations, more than 45 surface ships and submarines, 17 national land forces, 200-plus aircraft and 25,000 personnel are involved in the Rim of the Pacific exercise, which ais scheduled to run through Aug. 2 in Hawaii and Southern California.


Michigan finds high-level contaminants in 2 private wells

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has identified two private drinking wells near an Air National Guard base with high levels of chemical contaminants.


Arrest is made in vandalism of monument honoring MOH recipient Michael Murphy

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Csaid in a statement he was “appalled and disgusted” by the vandalism, promising the state would fully fund the replacement. The new stone is expected to be nearly impossible to shatter.


Coast Guard captain was relieved of duty for inappropriate behavior

Capt. Andrew Tucci was being investigated for abusive sexual contact, a violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. The Coast Guard's investigation indicated there was "permanent relief for cause," and Tucci retired.


White Sands welcomes new garrison commander during change of command ceremony

The White Sands Missile Range Garrison Command passed from Col. Dave Brown to Col. Christopher J. Ward during a change of command ceremony held July 17.


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Marines wrap up Big Island phase of multinational RIMPAC drills

Twenty-five nations, more than 45 surface ships and submarines, 17 national land forces, 200-plus aircraft and 25,000 personnel are involved in the Rim of the Pacific exercise, which ais scheduled to run through Aug. 2 in Hawaii and Southern California.


Michigan finds high-level contaminants in 2 private wells

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has identified two private drinking wells near an Air National Guard base with high levels of chemical contaminants.


Arrest is made in vandalism of monument honoring MOH recipient Michael Murphy

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Csaid in a statement he was “appalled and disgusted” by the vandalism, promising the state would fully fund the replacement. The new stone is expected to be nearly impossible to shatter.


Coast Guard captain was relieved of duty for inappropriate behavior

Capt. Andrew Tucci was being investigated for abusive sexual contact, a violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. The Coast Guard's investigation indicated there was "permanent relief for cause," and Tucci retired.


White Sands welcomes new garrison commander during change of command ceremony

The White Sands Missile Range Garrison Command passed from Col. Dave Brown to Col. Christopher J. Ward during a change of command ceremony held July 17.



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Special Olympics celebrates 50 years of inclusiveness

Eunice Kennedy Shriver, sister of President John F. Kennedy, forged the groundwork for the first Special Olympics at Chicago's Soldier Field in 1968 with Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke. Special Olympics has since branched out to 172 countries and 4.9 million athletes.


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Special Olympics celebrates 50 years of inclusiveness

Eunice Kennedy Shriver, sister of President John F. Kennedy, forged the groundwork for the first Special Olympics at Chicago's Soldier Field in 1968 with Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke. Special Olympics has since branched out to 172 countries and 4.9 million athletes.