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US, allies practice shooting down ballistic missiles amid global tensions

The U.S Navy and its allies defended themselves against incoming missiles during a monthlong exercise in the north Atlantic Ocean that ended Tuesday, sending a readiness message in light of a more assertive Russia and a growing nuclear threat from North Korea.


Maryland man indicted for hate crime in new soldier’s slaying

Richard Collins III was stabbed to death on May 20 at the University of Maryland, days before he was set to graduate from Bowie State University. He had just been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.


Permanent engineer battalion sets up shop at Camp Humphreys

The 11th Engineer Battalion will replace the stateside rotational engineer battalions U.S. forces in Korea had been relying on since 2015.



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DODEA students take a stand against bullying

Students at Ramstein Intermediate School wore orange while taking a stand against bullying Wednesday in celebration of Unity Day, a national campaign that promotes kindness, acceptance and inclusion.


USS Lake Champlain captain, crew members were disciplined for May collision

The commander of a U.S. warship that collided with a South Korean fishing vessel last spring was disciplined along with several members of his crew, the Navy revealed Tuesday.


Firm pays $2.6M settlement after hiring base guards in Iraq who US says couldn’t shoot

A security firm accused of billing the Defense Department millions of dollars for guards at a U.S. air base in Iraq has agreed to pay $2.6 million in a settlement with the government, after allegations that the guards couldn’t shoot easy targets.



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Trump: Congresswoman ‘fabricated’ account of his talk with soldier’s widow

President Donald Trump on Wednesday said a Florida congresswoman "fabricated" an account of the commander in chief telling the widow of a soldier killed in an ambush in Niger that her husband "knew what he signed up for."


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DODEA students take a stand against bullying

Students at Ramstein Intermediate School wore orange while taking a stand against bullying Wednesday in celebration of Unity Day, a national campaign that promotes kindness, acceptance and inclusion.


US-backed Syrian fighters clearing war remnants in Raqqa

U.S.-backed forces fighting Islamic State militants in Syria were removing land mines and clearing main roads in Raqqa on Wednesday, a day after their commanders declared the city was under their control, a spokesman said.


In Somalia, hope fades in desperate search for missing

Across Mogadishu, Somalia's flag flew at half-mast, marking three days of national mourning. Mayor Thabit Abdi called for a citywide march on Wednesday in honor of the victims — and as a show of defiance.


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Trump: Congresswoman ‘fabricated’ account of his talk with soldier’s widow

President Donald Trump on Wednesday said a Florida congresswoman "fabricated" an account of the commander in chief telling the widow of a soldier killed in an ambush in Niger that her husband "knew what he signed up for."


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DODEA students take a stand against bullying

Students at Ramstein Intermediate School wore orange while taking a stand against bullying Wednesday in celebration of Unity Day, a national campaign that promotes kindness, acceptance and inclusion.


US-backed Syrian fighters clearing war remnants in Raqqa

U.S.-backed forces fighting Islamic State militants in Syria were removing land mines and clearing main roads in Raqqa on Wednesday, a day after their commanders declared the city was under their control, a spokesman said.


In Somalia, hope fades in desperate search for missing

Across Mogadishu, Somalia's flag flew at half-mast, marking three days of national mourning. Mayor Thabit Abdi called for a citywide march on Wednesday in honor of the victims — and as a show of defiance.



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White House: VA's Shulkin not a candidate for HHS secretary

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, who is under investigation for taking a 10-day trip to Europe that mixed business with sightseeing, is not being considered for the top job at Health and Human Services, the White House said Wednesday.



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NY Guard unit starts 30th season supporting South Pole site

Members of an Air National Guard unit based in upstate New York have departed for the 30th season of supporting U.S. scientific missions at the South Pole.


Okinawa Marines resume Super Stallion flights following accident

The Marine Corps resumed CH-53E Super Stallion flights on Okinawa Wednesday despite Japanese officials’ calls to ground the legacy heavy-lift helicopters over safety concerns.


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US, allies practice shooting down ballistic missiles amid global tensions

The U.S Navy and its allies defended themselves against incoming missiles during a monthlong exercise in the north Atlantic Ocean that ended Tuesday, sending a readiness message in light of a more assertive Russia and a growing nuclear threat from North Korea.


Coast Guard opens forward operation station in Cold Bay

The Coast Guard has moved equipment and a helicopter to Cold Bay on the Alaska Peninsula in anticipation of the winter commercial fishing season.


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NY Guard unit starts 30th season supporting South Pole site

Members of an Air National Guard unit based in upstate New York have departed for the 30th season of supporting U.S. scientific missions at the South Pole.


Okinawa Marines resume Super Stallion flights following accident

The Marine Corps resumed CH-53E Super Stallion flights on Okinawa Wednesday despite Japanese officials’ calls to ground the legacy heavy-lift helicopters over safety concerns.


VIDEO, GALLERY

US, allies practice shooting down ballistic missiles amid global tensions

The U.S Navy and its allies defended themselves against incoming missiles during a monthlong exercise in the north Atlantic Ocean that ended Tuesday, sending a readiness message in light of a more assertive Russia and a growing nuclear threat from North Korea.


Coast Guard opens forward operation station in Cold Bay

The Coast Guard has moved equipment and a helicopter to Cold Bay on the Alaska Peninsula in anticipation of the winter commercial fishing season.