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The perpetrator apparently cut a fence to gain entry to Camp Foster’s Okinawa Defense Bureau office, said a bureau spokesman. The office is in a remote compound across a road from the main base.


USS Stennis returns to 5th Fleet, stops in Bahrain for R&R

For the crew, Bahrain is a welcome break from the shipboard life. One sailor mentioned taking a long shower with bare feet — a no-no aboard the ship, she said. Another sailor said she wanted to get to a hotel and order food.


S. Korea-based soldier to be honored for saving girl from dog attack

Spc. Jonathan Roman Rios was headed to a barbecue with friends when he saw a dog barking aggressively at a Korean woman and girl. He suffered bite wounds the size of half-dollars in his attempts to redirect the dog's attention.


Surviving veterans of Iwo Jima reunite for WWII battle’s 74th anniversary

A dozen of the dwindling number of U.S. veterans of the February 1945 Battle of Iwo Jima were among those allowed onto the island Saturday for an annual remembrance ceremony.



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The beginnings of Blackwater and how it forever changed US policy

Blackwater. Even though the name hasn’t been in official use for almost a decade, it remains synonymous with private military contracting.

In this episode, we delve into its history and how its success and failures changed American foreign policy forever.


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Suspected racing crash involving at least one Kirtland airman kills woman, injures three

In addition to the unidentified airman, the Saturday evening crash, which is attributed to street racing, also left a female pedestrian dead and three people critically injured.


US warships sail through Taiwan Strait for third month in a row

This week’s passage was the fifth time in six months that U.S. warships have made the journey. Before October, there had been only one Taiwan Strait transit reported in more than a year.


Defense Department identifies two soldiers killed in Afghanistan

The Department of Defense on Saturday identified the two soldiers who died Friday in Kunduz Province, Afghanistan, as a result of wounds sustained while engaged in combat operations.



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Mueller finds no Trump collusion, leaves obstruction open

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said Trump will let Attorney General William Barr decide whether the special counsel's Russia report should be publicly released, though she adds that "he's more than happy for any of this stuff to come out."


N. Korea sends staff back to liaison office after Trump reverses sanctions decision

The return, limited to four or five staffers, followed President Donald Trump’s decision to reverse plans to impose new economic sanctions against North Korea, which experts said was likely to be seen as an olive branch by leader Kim Jong Un.


Germany-bound British Airways plane lands in Scotland instead

The British Airways flight from London City Airport was supposed to head to Duesseldorf, Germany, but ended up in Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland.


USS Stennis returns to 5th Fleet, stops in Bahrain for R&R

For the crew, Bahrain is a welcome break from the shipboard life. One sailor mentioned taking a long shower with bare feet — a no-no aboard the ship, she said. Another sailor said she wanted to get to a hotel and order food.


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Mueller finds no Trump collusion, leaves obstruction open

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said Trump will let Attorney General William Barr decide whether the special counsel's Russia report should be publicly released, though she adds that "he's more than happy for any of this stuff to come out."


N. Korea sends staff back to liaison office after Trump reverses sanctions decision

The return, limited to four or five staffers, followed President Donald Trump’s decision to reverse plans to impose new economic sanctions against North Korea, which experts said was likely to be seen as an olive branch by leader Kim Jong Un.


Germany-bound British Airways plane lands in Scotland instead

The British Airways flight from London City Airport was supposed to head to Duesseldorf, Germany, but ended up in Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland.


USS Stennis returns to 5th Fleet, stops in Bahrain for R&R

For the crew, Bahrain is a welcome break from the shipboard life. One sailor mentioned taking a long shower with bare feet — a no-no aboard the ship, she said. Another sailor said she wanted to get to a hotel and order food.



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Audit: Slow Legionnaires' response at Illinois veterans home

The audit sharply criticized the Departments of Public Health and Veterans' Affairs for delays in taking action and notifying nursing staff and the public in August 2015 of the outbreak of Legionnaires' disease at the Quincy Veterans Home, which ultimately led to the deaths of 13 elderly residents.



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Air travelers in Germany may experience delays due to software glitch; no effect on military air

Flight operations at Ramstein Air Base were unaffected Monday despite a software glitch at a German air traffic control center that has grounded or delayed dozens of commercial flights in parts of the country.


USS Stennis returns to 5th Fleet, stops in Bahrain for R&R

For the crew, Bahrain is a welcome break from the shipboard life. One sailor mentioned taking a long shower with bare feet — a no-no aboard the ship, she said. Another sailor said she wanted to get to a hotel and order food.


Intruder breaks into Okinawa Marine base, detonates gas canisters near Japanese office

The perpetrator apparently cut a fence to gain entry to Camp Foster’s Okinawa Defense Bureau office, said a bureau spokesman. The office is in a remote compound across a road from the main base.


James J. Coleman Jr., philanthropist and key player in Coast Guard Museum project, dies at 77

Besides purchasing Union Station in New London, Conn. for $3 million in 2015 to help facilitate construction of the the proposed National Coast Guard Museum, James J. Coleman Jr. is remembered for the part he played in designing and fundraising for the museum since the late ‘90s.


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Air travelers in Germany may experience delays due to software glitch; no effect on military air

Flight operations at Ramstein Air Base were unaffected Monday despite a software glitch at a German air traffic control center that has grounded or delayed dozens of commercial flights in parts of the country.


USS Stennis returns to 5th Fleet, stops in Bahrain for R&R

For the crew, Bahrain is a welcome break from the shipboard life. One sailor mentioned taking a long shower with bare feet — a no-no aboard the ship, she said. Another sailor said she wanted to get to a hotel and order food.


Intruder breaks into Okinawa Marine base, detonates gas canisters near Japanese office

The perpetrator apparently cut a fence to gain entry to Camp Foster’s Okinawa Defense Bureau office, said a bureau spokesman. The office is in a remote compound across a road from the main base.


James J. Coleman Jr., philanthropist and key player in Coast Guard Museum project, dies at 77

Besides purchasing Union Station in New London, Conn. for $3 million in 2015 to help facilitate construction of the the proposed National Coast Guard Museum, James J. Coleman Jr. is remembered for the part he played in designing and fundraising for the museum since the late ‘90s.



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Patriots' Gronkowski announces retirement at 29

The four-time All-Pro posted his decision on Instagram, saying that a few months shy of his 30th birthday “it’s time to move forward and move forward with a big smile.”


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Patriots' Gronkowski announces retirement at 29

The four-time All-Pro posted his decision on Instagram, saying that a few months shy of his 30th birthday “it’s time to move forward and move forward with a big smile.”