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The Trump administration’s nominee for Navy secretary has withdrawn from consideration, citing conflicts over ethics requirements that would require him to sell his investments.



Viper attack helicopters give Marines new weapon for Pacific arsenal

The next time Marines hit a Pacific beach, they will have the most advanced attack helicopter in the world at their backs.


Navy civilian perished in Nagano avalanche, Japanese officials say

Mathew Healy, a physician assistant who worked on Okinawa, was last seen around noon Monday at the Happo-one ski resort in Nagano prefecture.


Shulkin proposes eliminating 40-mile, 30-day rule for non-VA care

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin on Sunday proposed eliminating a controversial policy that limits veterans from receiving private-sector health care.



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Father of dead Navy SEAL wants investigation; refused to meet Trump at ceremony

The father of a Navy SEAL killed during a raid in Yemen is demanding an investigation into its planning and criticized the Trump administration for its timing.


Maintenance needs limit availability of B-1 bomber fleet

The Air Force’s most maintenance-intensive aircraft isn’t its oldest, or even its stealthiest. It’s the B-1 Lancer, and the bomber needs about 150 hours of maintenance after each flight.


Investigation: US missile defense system expansion goes forward despite key deficiency

The Pentagon is pushing ahead with an expansion of the nation’s homeland missile defense system, despite a newly recognized deficiency that affects nearly all the system’s rocket interceptors, a Los Angeles Times investigation has found.



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White House to propose boosting defense spending

The White House will propose boosting defense spending and slashing funding for longtime Republican targets like the Environmental Protection Agency in a set of marching orders to agencies as it prepares its budget for the upcoming fiscal year.


Japan emperor's Vietnam visit a sign of improved ties

When Nguyen Thi Xuan said goodbye to her Japanese husband in 1954, she thought he was going off for a year or two on another long assignment. She never imagined it would be more than half a century before she'd see him again.


Taliban leader encourages people to plant trees

The statement does point out that the Taliban remain, "actively engaged in a struggle against foreign invaders and their hirelings" - a reference to the Kabul government that the militant group seeks to overthrow.


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Russia’s global hacking efforts not fake news

Russian intelligence services have been using “fake news” and stolen information for more than a century to try to manipulate Europe and America.


Pentagon seeks to expand fight against extremists in Somalia

Somalia is "our most perplexing challenge," Gen. Thomas Waldhauser, the head of U.S. Africa Command, said in an interview with The Associated Press.


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White House to propose boosting defense spending

The White House will propose boosting defense spending and slashing funding for longtime Republican targets like the Environmental Protection Agency in a set of marching orders to agencies as it prepares its budget for the upcoming fiscal year.


Japan emperor's Vietnam visit a sign of improved ties

When Nguyen Thi Xuan said goodbye to her Japanese husband in 1954, she thought he was going off for a year or two on another long assignment. She never imagined it would be more than half a century before she'd see him again.


Taliban leader encourages people to plant trees

The statement does point out that the Taliban remain, "actively engaged in a struggle against foreign invaders and their hirelings" - a reference to the Kabul government that the militant group seeks to overthrow.


OPINION

Russia’s global hacking efforts not fake news

Russian intelligence services have been using “fake news” and stolen information for more than a century to try to manipulate Europe and America.


Pentagon seeks to expand fight against extremists in Somalia

Somalia is "our most perplexing challenge," Gen. Thomas Waldhauser, the head of U.S. Africa Command, said in an interview with The Associated Press.




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Marine vet builds a new flagpole for World War II veteran

Jamie Popwell has placed about a dozen flags in a just a few weeks. He shares the stories and photos of the veterans on the Flags for Vets Facebook page.


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From Fort Eustis to the West Wing: McMaster is seen as a soldier-scholar

As outspoken as he is smart, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster will now tackle a different type of battle as national security adviser to President Donald Trump.


Moody AFB Airmen in fatal wreck identified

The names of three Moody Air Force Base airmen who were involved in a fatal crash in Hahira Saturday have been released.


Driver rescued from SUV after crashing into Lake St. Clair

A 16-year-old boy was rescued from Lake St. Clair by the Coast Guard after losing control of the SUV he was driving and landing in the water off Grosse Pointe Shores.


Navy identifies sailor shot and killed at Oceana Naval Air Station

A sailor who crashed through Gate 2 of Oceana Naval Air Station late Friday made it all the way to the hangar for the squadron he worked for before he was shot and killed by a master at arms, U.S. Navy Fleet Forces Command said Sunday night.


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Marine vet builds a new flagpole for World War II veteran

Jamie Popwell has placed about a dozen flags in a just a few weeks. He shares the stories and photos of the veterans on the Flags for Vets Facebook page.


ANALYSIS

From Fort Eustis to the West Wing: McMaster is seen as a soldier-scholar

As outspoken as he is smart, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster will now tackle a different type of battle as national security adviser to President Donald Trump.


Moody AFB Airmen in fatal wreck identified

The names of three Moody Air Force Base airmen who were involved in a fatal crash in Hahira Saturday have been released.


Driver rescued from SUV after crashing into Lake St. Clair

A 16-year-old boy was rescued from Lake St. Clair by the Coast Guard after losing control of the SUV he was driving and landing in the water off Grosse Pointe Shores.


Navy identifies sailor shot and killed at Oceana Naval Air Station

A sailor who crashed through Gate 2 of Oceana Naval Air Station late Friday made it all the way to the hangar for the squadron he worked for before he was shot and killed by a master at arms, U.S. Navy Fleet Forces Command said Sunday night.



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Swimmers leave legacies in EFSL championships

Stuttgart walked away with a combined medal count of 96 with 37 gold, 37 silver and 22 bronze. The Kaiserslautern Kingfish followed closely with 78 medals: 33 gold, 25 silver and 20 bronze.


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Swimmers leave legacies in EFSL championships

Stuttgart walked away with a combined medal count of 96 with 37 gold, 37 silver and 22 bronze. The Kaiserslautern Kingfish followed closely with 78 medals: 33 gold, 25 silver and 20 bronze.



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