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Pentagon will hold off on transgender troops ban despite Supreme Court ruling

The Pentagon will not immediately implement President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender men and women serving in the military, the Defense Department said Wednesday, one day after the Supreme Court removed some legal roadblocks that have stalled the controversial policy.


The age of true jetpack flight is near, and Special Operations Command wants in on it

JetPack Aviation in California expects to have a full-scale individual lift device prototype ready for initial flight testing by late summer for U.S. Special Operations Command.


Court-martial of USS Fitzgerald commander no longer valid, judge says

A military judge has disqualified Navy Adm. Frank Caldwell from serving as the convening authority in Cmdr. Bryce Benson’s case, effectively pausing the legal action against him and raising the possibility that the charges could be dismissed.


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Trump tells Pelosi he plans to give State of the Union speech in House; she says no

President Donald Trump informed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that he plans to deliver the State of the Union address Tuesday from the House despite her request to delay the speech. Pelosi responded a few hours later saying the House would not consider a joint session to hear Trump’s speech until the government shutdown ended.


Top officer: ‘Unacceptable’ that Coast Guardsmen must rely on donations during shutdown

While the other military branches have remained funded, Coast Guard personnel have gone without paychecks since the shutdown started 32 days ago.


Airman killed at Texas apartment complex

An airman was shot and killed Sunday night in front of his wife at an apartment complex in Texas, local officials said. The case remains under investigation and the killer is still on the loose.



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Iowa Sen. Ernst denies allegation of affair with soldier

Sen. Joni Ernst on Wednesday denied allegations leveled by her ex-husband that she had an affair with a subordinate while she served in the military.


III MEF Marine honored for bravery following water rescue on Okinawa

Marine Maj. William Easter was preparing for a run on the Okinawa seawall near American Village when he saw an exhausted man who had made it to shore after a swim, but whose pregnant wife was in distress roughly a quarter-mile out.


Russia presents info on missile US says violates pact

The Russian military on Wednesday rolled out a new missile and released its specifications, seeking to dispel the U.S. claim that the weapon violates a key nuclear arms pact.


Fort Bragg Green Beret killed in action was on third tour in Afghanistan

A 32-year-old Green Beret from Virginia who was killed in a firefight Tuesday with enemy forces in central Afghanistan was on his third deployment to the war-torn country, Army officials said Wednesday.


Sudan's president, facing protests, looks for aid from Qatar

Sudan's embattled president on Wednesday met the ruler of the tiny, energy-rich nation of Qatar, likely looking for financial support amid weekslong protests challenging his 29-year rule in the African nation.


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Iowa Sen. Ernst denies allegation of affair with soldier

Sen. Joni Ernst on Wednesday denied allegations leveled by her ex-husband that she had an affair with a subordinate while she served in the military.


III MEF Marine honored for bravery following water rescue on Okinawa

Marine Maj. William Easter was preparing for a run on the Okinawa seawall near American Village when he saw an exhausted man who had made it to shore after a swim, but whose pregnant wife was in distress roughly a quarter-mile out.


Russia presents info on missile US says violates pact

The Russian military on Wednesday rolled out a new missile and released its specifications, seeking to dispel the U.S. claim that the weapon violates a key nuclear arms pact.


Fort Bragg Green Beret killed in action was on third tour in Afghanistan

A 32-year-old Green Beret from Virginia who was killed in a firefight Tuesday with enemy forces in central Afghanistan was on his third deployment to the war-torn country, Army officials said Wednesday.


Sudan's president, facing protests, looks for aid from Qatar

Sudan's embattled president on Wednesday met the ruler of the tiny, energy-rich nation of Qatar, likely looking for financial support amid weekslong protests challenging his 29-year rule in the African nation.



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Albany Stratton VA, others team up to prevent veteran suicides

Dr. Joseph Hunter, suicide prevention coordinator for the Albany Stratton VA, said the VA is looking to those who have eyes on veterans not in their care to talk to those at risk, to recognize warning signs and to help connect them with resources and support networks.



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III MEF Marine honored for bravery following water rescue on Okinawa

Marine Maj. William Easter was preparing for a run on the Okinawa seawall near American Village when he saw an exhausted man who had made it to shore after a swim, but whose pregnant wife was in distress roughly a quarter-mile out.


Police: Sailor kills wife by shooting her in face during argument

Christian Alexander Neal is charged with voluntary manslaughter in the killing of his wife, 23-year-old Amber Greenidge, who also served in the Navy.


Airman killed at Texas apartment complex

An airman was shot and killed Sunday night in front of his wife at an apartment complex in Texas, local officials said. The case remains under investigation and the killer is still on the loose.


Fort Bragg Green Beret killed in action was on third tour in Afghanistan

A 32-year-old Green Beret from Virginia who was killed in a firefight Tuesday with enemy forces in central Afghanistan was on his third deployment to the war-torn country, Army officials said Wednesday.


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III MEF Marine honored for bravery following water rescue on Okinawa

Marine Maj. William Easter was preparing for a run on the Okinawa seawall near American Village when he saw an exhausted man who had made it to shore after a swim, but whose pregnant wife was in distress roughly a quarter-mile out.


Police: Sailor kills wife by shooting her in face during argument

Christian Alexander Neal is charged with voluntary manslaughter in the killing of his wife, 23-year-old Amber Greenidge, who also served in the Navy.


Airman killed at Texas apartment complex

An airman was shot and killed Sunday night in front of his wife at an apartment complex in Texas, local officials said. The case remains under investigation and the killer is still on the loose.


Fort Bragg Green Beret killed in action was on third tour in Afghanistan

A 32-year-old Green Beret from Virginia who was killed in a firefight Tuesday with enemy forces in central Afghanistan was on his third deployment to the war-torn country, Army officials said Wednesday.



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Rivera 1st unanimous HOF pick; Doc, Edgar, Mussina also in

Mariano Rivera became baseball's first unanimous Hall of Fame selection, elected Tuesday along with Edgar Martinez, Mike Mussina and the late Roy Halladay. Rivera received all 425 votes in balloting announced by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.


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Rivera 1st unanimous HOF pick; Doc, Edgar, Mussina also in

Mariano Rivera became baseball's first unanimous Hall of Fame selection, elected Tuesday along with Edgar Martinez, Mike Mussina and the late Roy Halladay. Rivera received all 425 votes in balloting announced by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.