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The acting secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs and the agency’s inspector general are engaged in a power struggle, each accusing the other of withholding access to information and impeding VA oversight.



Russian submarines in a growing threat, says Europe’s top Navy commander

Russia is deploying more submarines to the Mediterranean, the Black Sea and North Atlantic than at any time since the Cold War as part of a growing power game driving the U.S. to revive a decommissioned fleet and NATO to strengthen its naval defenses, the Navy’s top commander in the theater said.


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Death at sea separated these twins 74 years ago. Now they're back together.

The brothers' burial together in Normandy is a culmination of improbable events that included the review of a grave marked “unknown” in Belgium, a high school history project, a military forensics team review and a family gathering in Nebraska.


Fort Carson aviation brigade arrives in Europe for NATO mission

Helicopters and equipment from the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, arrived Wednesday at the port of Rotterdam, Netherlands, to begin a nine-month rotation in Europe as part of a NATO mission to deter potential Russian aggression.


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Marines award BAE $200 million to build new amphibious combat vehicle

Fleet Marines are set to get a more reliable, faster and better protected amphibious fighting vehicle starting in late 2020 as the Corps begins replacing its decades-old amphibious assault vehicle.


Lockheed Martin's 'Iron Man'-like leg device catches Army's eye

An exoskeleton-like device developed by a Lockheed Martin team based in Orlando could give soldiers, workers and perhaps even the disabled some significant new powers.


'We want to keep families together:' Trump says he'll sign order on detained children

President Donald Trump said he would be signing an executive order later Wednesday that would end the process of separating children from families after they are detained crossing the border illegally.



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'We want to keep families together:' Trump says he'll sign order on detained children

President Donald Trump said he would be signing an executive order later Wednesday that would end the process of separating children from families after they are detained crossing the border illegally.


On North Korean side of DMZ, it's change in the air

Lt. Col. Hwang Myong Jin has been a guide on the northern side of the Demilitarized Zone that divides the two Koreas for five years. Since the summits between North Korea's leader and the presidents of South Korea and the United States, things have quieted down noticeably, he says.


Fort Carson aviation brigade arrives in Europe for NATO mission

Helicopters and equipment from the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, arrived Wednesday at the port of Rotterdam, Netherlands, to begin a nine-month rotation in Europe as part of a NATO mission to deter potential Russian aggression.


Detainees held without charges decry Emiratis' sexual abuses

The 15 officers who arrived at the prison in southern Yemen hid their faces behind head dresses, but their accents were clearly foreign — from the United Arab Emirates. They lined up the detainees and ordered them to undress and lie down. The officers then searched the anal cavity of each prisoner, claiming that they were looking for contraband cellphones.


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'We want to keep families together:' Trump says he'll sign order on detained children

President Donald Trump said he would be signing an executive order later Wednesday that would end the process of separating children from families after they are detained crossing the border illegally.


On North Korean side of DMZ, it's change in the air

Lt. Col. Hwang Myong Jin has been a guide on the northern side of the Demilitarized Zone that divides the two Koreas for five years. Since the summits between North Korea's leader and the presidents of South Korea and the United States, things have quieted down noticeably, he says.


Fort Carson aviation brigade arrives in Europe for NATO mission

Helicopters and equipment from the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, arrived Wednesday at the port of Rotterdam, Netherlands, to begin a nine-month rotation in Europe as part of a NATO mission to deter potential Russian aggression.


Detainees held without charges decry Emiratis' sexual abuses

The 15 officers who arrived at the prison in southern Yemen hid their faces behind head dresses, but their accents were clearly foreign — from the United Arab Emirates. They lined up the detainees and ordered them to undress and lie down. The officers then searched the anal cavity of each prisoner, claiming that they were looking for contraband cellphones.



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VA inspector general accuses acting VA secretary of concealing information

The acting secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs and the agency’s inspector general are engaged in a power struggle, each accusing the other of withholding access to information and impeding VA oversight.



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Marines award BAE $200 million to build new amphibious combat vehicle

Fleet Marines are set to get a more reliable, faster and better protected amphibious fighting vehicle starting in late 2020 as the Corps begins replacing its decades-old amphibious assault vehicle.


Russian submarines in a growing threat, says Europe’s top Navy commander

Russia is deploying more submarines to the Mediterranean, the Black Sea and North Atlantic than at any time since the Cold War as part of a growing power game driving the U.S. to revive a decommissioned fleet and NATO to strengthen its naval defenses, the Navy’s top commander in the theater said.


Death, washed-out roads amid flooding in Upper Midwest

Widespread flooding in the Upper Midwest was blamed for at least one death in Wisconsin, while disaster declarations were issued Monday in northern Michigan after flash-flooding washed out roads, damaged businesses and caused dozens of sinkholes. The Coast Guard warned people to stay out of recreational waterways because of storm debris.


Fort Carson aviation brigade arrives in Europe for NATO mission

Helicopters and equipment from the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, arrived Wednesday at the port of Rotterdam, Netherlands, to begin a nine-month rotation in Europe as part of a NATO mission to deter potential Russian aggression.


Air Force’s B-1B Lancers cleared to return to flight after fleetwide safety stand-down

The Air Force’s B-1B Lancers have been cleared to resume flying after a safety stand-down that grounded the fleet on June 7 because of concerns about the plane’s ejection seat components, officials said.


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Marines award BAE $200 million to build new amphibious combat vehicle

Fleet Marines are set to get a more reliable, faster and better protected amphibious fighting vehicle starting in late 2020 as the Corps begins replacing its decades-old amphibious assault vehicle.


Russian submarines in a growing threat, says Europe’s top Navy commander

Russia is deploying more submarines to the Mediterranean, the Black Sea and North Atlantic than at any time since the Cold War as part of a growing power game driving the U.S. to revive a decommissioned fleet and NATO to strengthen its naval defenses, the Navy’s top commander in the theater said.


Death, washed-out roads amid flooding in Upper Midwest

Widespread flooding in the Upper Midwest was blamed for at least one death in Wisconsin, while disaster declarations were issued Monday in northern Michigan after flash-flooding washed out roads, damaged businesses and caused dozens of sinkholes. The Coast Guard warned people to stay out of recreational waterways because of storm debris.


Fort Carson aviation brigade arrives in Europe for NATO mission

Helicopters and equipment from the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, arrived Wednesday at the port of Rotterdam, Netherlands, to begin a nine-month rotation in Europe as part of a NATO mission to deter potential Russian aggression.


Air Force’s B-1B Lancers cleared to return to flight after fleetwide safety stand-down

The Air Force’s B-1B Lancers have been cleared to resume flying after a safety stand-down that grounded the fleet on June 7 because of concerns about the plane’s ejection seat components, officials said.



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Quarterback committed to Army over offers from Air Force, Navy and Hawaii

Dillon Gabriel wrote on Twitter that he has committed to Army over offers from Air Force, Navy and Hawaii. Former Waipahu football coach Sean Saturnio is an assistant coach with the Black Knights.


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Quarterback committed to Army over offers from Air Force, Navy and Hawaii

Dillon Gabriel wrote on Twitter that he has committed to Army over offers from Air Force, Navy and Hawaii. Former Waipahu football coach Sean Saturnio is an assistant coach with the Black Knights.