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The American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, AMVETS, Disabled American Veterans and Vietnam Veterans of America – groups that regularly advise VA leadership and lawmakers on veterans issues – backed VA Secretary David Shulkin on Monday and decried any attempt to undermine or replace him.



Soldier says destiny brought her to serve at Camp Casey, South Korea

It's no coincidence 2nd Lt. Sarah Casey shares a name with her duty station. It was named in honor of her great-uncle, Maj. Hugh B. Casey, a World War II veteran killed in the Korean War. “I’m one of those people who believes everything happens for a reason,” she said.


Petition seeks military funeral for Douglas JROTC cadet who ‘died a hero’

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High student Peter Wang died in his JROTC uniform Wednesday helping others escape the gunfire at the school. Now a move is underway to see that he receives a military funeral for his effort.


Olympians past and present celebrate troops, families at Yongsan Garrison in Seoul

Olympians past and present joined several entertainers to celebrate U.S. troops and their families during a festival on this military base Monday as the 2018 Winter Games being held nearby entered their second week.


SPECIAL REPORT | Vietnam at 50: 1968

Marine veteran Richard Prince, the subject of one of the most famous photographs taken during the battle of Hue, talks about returning to Vietnam, some 50 years after the war.

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Fort Carson's new, game-changing drones can strike targets deep behind enemy lines

Fort Carson's newest weapon is also its most revolutionary, allowing ground-pounding units to strike targets hundreds of miles behind enemy lines and giving commanders an unprecedented view of enemy movements.


Flirty messages with subordinate's wife lead to general officer's demotion, forced retirement

Maj. Gen. Joseph Harrington will retire as a one-star, the last rank at which he served satisfactorily, according to media reports.


Ex-workers at Russian 'troll factory:' Trust the US indictment

While Russian officials scoff at a U.S. indictment charging 13 Russians with meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, several people who worked at the same St. Petersburg "troll factory" say they think the criminal charges are well-founded.



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Trump offers support for limited effort on background checks

President Donald Trump offered support for a limited strengthening of federal background checks on gun purchases Monday while staying largely mum in the last few days about the victims of the Florida school massacre and the escalating debate about controls on weapons.


Soldier says destiny brought her to serve at Camp Casey, South Korea

It's no coincidence 2nd Lt. Sarah Casey shares a name with her duty station. It was named in honor of her great-uncle, Maj. Hugh B. Casey, a World War II veteran killed in the Korean War. “I’m one of those people who believes everything happens for a reason,” she said.


Ex-workers at Russian 'troll factory:' Trust the US indictment

While Russian officials scoff at a U.S. indictment charging 13 Russians with meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, several people who worked at the same St. Petersburg "troll factory" say they think the criminal charges are well-founded.


Turkey renames US Embassy street after Syria offensive

Turkish authorities on Monday renamed a street where the U.S. Embassy is located with the name of Turkey's military offensive in Syria that had led to tensions between the allies.


17 killed in garbage dump collapse in Mozambique

Heavy rains triggered the partial collapse of a huge mound of garbage in Mozambique's capital on Monday, killing as many as 17 people who were buried by debris. Authorities believe more bodies could be buried at the Hulene garbage dump and a search was underway.


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Trump offers support for limited effort on background checks

President Donald Trump offered support for a limited strengthening of federal background checks on gun purchases Monday while staying largely mum in the last few days about the victims of the Florida school massacre and the escalating debate about controls on weapons.


Soldier says destiny brought her to serve at Camp Casey, South Korea

It's no coincidence 2nd Lt. Sarah Casey shares a name with her duty station. It was named in honor of her great-uncle, Maj. Hugh B. Casey, a World War II veteran killed in the Korean War. “I’m one of those people who believes everything happens for a reason,” she said.


Ex-workers at Russian 'troll factory:' Trust the US indictment

While Russian officials scoff at a U.S. indictment charging 13 Russians with meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, several people who worked at the same St. Petersburg "troll factory" say they think the criminal charges are well-founded.


Turkey renames US Embassy street after Syria offensive

Turkish authorities on Monday renamed a street where the U.S. Embassy is located with the name of Turkey's military offensive in Syria that had led to tensions between the allies.


17 killed in garbage dump collapse in Mozambique

Heavy rains triggered the partial collapse of a huge mound of garbage in Mozambique's capital on Monday, killing as many as 17 people who were buried by debris. Authorities believe more bodies could be buried at the Hulene garbage dump and a search was underway.



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Sen. Duckworth still breaking barriers, and she likes it

The decorated Iraq War veteran who lost both legs when her helicopter was shot down is an Asian-American woman in the mostly white, mostly male and very fusty Senate. And now, with a baby due in April, she'll be the first senator to give birth while in office.



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11 years later, grief remains fresh for father of fallen Marine

Sitting in an armchair in the home he once shared with his family, Raymond Harris still becomes emotional as he thinks about his daughter’s death and the community that has continued to support him.


Ingalls awarded $1.43 billion contract to build amphibious transport dock

The as-yet unnamed LPD 29 will be the 13th in its class. Thus far, Ingalls has delivered 11 LPD's, with a 12th currently under construction and expected to launch in the first quarter of 2020.


Vance AFB graduates 2,000th pilot since 9/11

The benchmark was achieved with the graduation of 23 pilots in Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 18-05, the latest members of the military to join a fight that's gone for more than 16 years.


Soldier says destiny brought her to serve at Camp Casey, South Korea

It's no coincidence 2nd Lt. Sarah Casey shares a name with her duty station. It was named in honor of her great-uncle, Maj. Hugh B. Casey, a World War II veteran killed in the Korean War. “I’m one of those people who believes everything happens for a reason,” she said.


New North Carolina bridge named after leader of black lifesaving service unit, Civil War soldier

The leader of a heroic Outer Banks rescue team and a soldier who fought with the 36th U.S. Colored Troops during the Civil War will have a bridge on N.C. 12 named after him.


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11 years later, grief remains fresh for father of fallen Marine

Sitting in an armchair in the home he once shared with his family, Raymond Harris still becomes emotional as he thinks about his daughter’s death and the community that has continued to support him.


Ingalls awarded $1.43 billion contract to build amphibious transport dock

The as-yet unnamed LPD 29 will be the 13th in its class. Thus far, Ingalls has delivered 11 LPD's, with a 12th currently under construction and expected to launch in the first quarter of 2020.


Vance AFB graduates 2,000th pilot since 9/11

The benchmark was achieved with the graduation of 23 pilots in Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 18-05, the latest members of the military to join a fight that's gone for more than 16 years.


Soldier says destiny brought her to serve at Camp Casey, South Korea

It's no coincidence 2nd Lt. Sarah Casey shares a name with her duty station. It was named in honor of her great-uncle, Maj. Hugh B. Casey, a World War II veteran killed in the Korean War. “I’m one of those people who believes everything happens for a reason,” she said.


New North Carolina bridge named after leader of black lifesaving service unit, Civil War soldier

The leader of a heroic Outer Banks rescue team and a soldier who fought with the 36th U.S. Colored Troops during the Civil War will have a bridge on N.C. 12 named after him.



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The Olympic rings that follow US athletes home from the games

While most realize Olympians receive mountains of apparel and other sport-related gear, U.S. athletes receive a less-discussed prize - an Olympic ring, gifted them by U.S. Olympic Committee sponsor O.C. Tanner, a global professional development firm.


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The Olympic rings that follow US athletes home from the games

While most realize Olympians receive mountains of apparel and other sport-related gear, U.S. athletes receive a less-discussed prize - an Olympic ring, gifted them by U.S. Olympic Committee sponsor O.C. Tanner, a global professional development firm.