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The Air Force says it doesn't plan on using new flexibility under an executive order signed by President Donald Trump to address a pilot shortage by recalling retired pilots.


Local runners lead the way in 42nd Marine Corps Marathon

A pair of local runners took home the top spots in Sunday's Marine Corps Marathon. Desta Beriso Morkama from Arlington, Va., finished with time of 2 hours, 25 minutes and 13 seconds. Sarah Bishop, from Fairfax, Va., was the first woman to cross the finish line with a time of 2:45:06.


2 Americans who volunteered to fight Islamic State are in limbo

Kevin Howard and a fellow American volunteer, Taylor Hudson, grew disillusioned with the U.S.-backed militia and decided it was time to return home. But that decision launched both men on a still unfolding journey that highlights the odd nature of their role as soldiers fighting for a cause, not a country.


THAAD now fully integrated into air defenses for South Korea

The Delta Battery was officially realigned with the 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade from the 11th ADA Brigade in a reflagging ceremony in THAAD’s new home in Seongju.



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US-allied force takes Syria's largest oil field from Islamic State

U.S.-backed fighters captured Syria's largest oil field from the Islamic State group Sunday, marking a major advance against the extremists in an area coveted by pro-government forces.


McConnell says he's awaiting Trump's guidance on health care

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Sunday he's willing to bring bipartisan health care legislation to the floor if President Donald Trump makes clear he supports it.


After a bloody week in Afghanistan, elected officials seek answers from Ghani

Worried about eroding security, elected officials in Afghanistan sought answers this weekend from President Ashraf Ghani's administration, asking why more was not done to prevent suicide attacks that have killed nearly 200 people in one of the bloodiest weeks of the year.



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Air Force: No plans to recall retired pilots to fix shortage

The Air Force says it doesn't plan on using new flexibility under an executive order signed by President Donald Trump to address a pilot shortage by recalling retired pilots.


Japanese Prime Minister Abe heads to impressive election win

Japan's ruling coalition appeared headed to an impressive win in national elections on Sunday, in what would represent at least a partial comeback for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.


Tillerson seeks Arab help in US effort to isolate Iran

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson took the Trump administration's case for isolating and containing Iran in the Middle East and beyond to two Gulf Arab nations on Sunday, pushing for Saudi Arabia and Iraq to unite to counter growing Iranian assertiveness.


Egypt's el-Sissi vows to quash terrorism after police ambush

In his first remarks after a deadly attack on the country's police force, Egypt's president vowed on Sunday to press ahead with the country's war against terrorism, secure its borders and hunt down militants.


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Air Force: No plans to recall retired pilots to fix shortage

The Air Force says it doesn't plan on using new flexibility under an executive order signed by President Donald Trump to address a pilot shortage by recalling retired pilots.


Japanese Prime Minister Abe heads to impressive election win

Japan's ruling coalition appeared headed to an impressive win in national elections on Sunday, in what would represent at least a partial comeback for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.


Tillerson seeks Arab help in US effort to isolate Iran

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson took the Trump administration's case for isolating and containing Iran in the Middle East and beyond to two Gulf Arab nations on Sunday, pushing for Saudi Arabia and Iraq to unite to counter growing Iranian assertiveness.


Egypt's el-Sissi vows to quash terrorism after police ambush

In his first remarks after a deadly attack on the country's police force, Egypt's president vowed on Sunday to press ahead with the country's war against terrorism, secure its borders and hunt down militants.



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This Vietnam veteran's untold war stories may be keeping him from getting VA benefits

Ray Brown, 72, of Pleasant Hill, doesn’t speak, walk, use his hands; he doesn’t do much of anything except waste away. He did talk for awhile after the strokes in 2011, some words coming in his sleep about things his wife, Norma, never knew about.



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Remains of WWII soldier to return home Wednesday

Military records indicated Army Staff Sgt. Michael Aiello went missing Sept. 30 1944, during intense fighting near the bridge at Nijmegen. While no remains were officially identified, the military issued a presumptive finding of death about a year later.


Coast Guard vessel recovery in early stages

Officials say as many as 500 ships could litter local waters in the wake of hurricanes Irma and Maria, ranging from small personal sailboats to a ferry to a large yacht sunk on top of another vessel.


Remains of Marine killed in WWII coming home

Pfc. Tidley Hannon hunkered with two other Marines under intense Japanese fire on a beach on the tiny island of Betioin the Tarawa atoll in the central Pacific, lost his life when an enemy bullet struck him in the head.


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Remains of WWII soldier to return home Wednesday

Military records indicated Army Staff Sgt. Michael Aiello went missing Sept. 30 1944, during intense fighting near the bridge at Nijmegen. While no remains were officially identified, the military issued a presumptive finding of death about a year later.


Coast Guard vessel recovery in early stages

Officials say as many as 500 ships could litter local waters in the wake of hurricanes Irma and Maria, ranging from small personal sailboats to a ferry to a large yacht sunk on top of another vessel.


Remains of Marine killed in WWII coming home

Pfc. Tidley Hannon hunkered with two other Marines under intense Japanese fire on a beach on the tiny island of Betioin the Tarawa atoll in the central Pacific, lost his life when an enemy bullet struck him in the head.



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Local runners lead the way in 42nd Marine Corps Marathon

A pair of local runners took home the top spots in Sunday's Marine Corps Marathon. Desta Beriso Morkama from Arlington, Va., finished with time of 2 hours, 25 minutes and 13 seconds. Sarah Bishop, from Fairfax, Va., was the first woman to cross the finish line with a time of 2:45:06.


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Local runners lead the way in 42nd Marine Corps Marathon

A pair of local runners took home the top spots in Sunday's Marine Corps Marathon. Desta Beriso Morkama from Arlington, Va., finished with time of 2 hours, 25 minutes and 13 seconds. Sarah Bishop, from Fairfax, Va., was the first woman to cross the finish line with a time of 2:45:06.