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One of two aircrew on an A-29 Super Tucano light-attack aircraft died when the plane crashed at Red Rio Bombing Range in New Mexico Friday morning, the Navy reported Saturday.



GAO report says military must learn why pilots leave for commercial airlines

The military needs to get a better handle on why pilots are leaving the military and how many are leaving for jobs with commercial airlines, a new Government Accountability Office report said.


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Ramstein airmen patch up Berlin Airlift Memorial planes ahead of 70th anniversary

Ten airmen from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, volunteered their Saturday to do some extra repair work. Their mission: spruce up two vintage airplanes at the Berlin Airlift Memorial.


‘I only know my father through story’: Thousands gather to remember lives lost in Battle of Okinawa

Out of the ashes of the Battle of Okinawa grew “one of the strongest alliances in the history of alliances,” between the United States and Japan, Lt. Gen. Lawrence Nicholson told U.S. Marines attending the memorial.


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Brief cease-fire with Taliban could be watershed moment in Afghan War

For three extraordinary days this month, the 17-year Afghan conflict took its first formal break, generating a spontaneous outpouring of emotion on all sides and leaving indelible images of Taliban fighters eating at ice cream stands, hugging tearful Afghan soldiers and praying alongside their longtime enemies. Now, the insurgents have returned to the fight.


US sends coffins to border with N. Korea to prepare for return of war dead remains

The U.S. military sent 100 wooden coffins to the truce village on the border with North Korea on Saturday as it steps up preparations for the return of the remains of American soldiers killed in the 1950-53 war, according to the U.N. command.


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US veterans join 'brotherhood' of bikers on ride through the Alps

More than 250 veterans, servicemembers and families rode their motorcycles through the jagged, gray peaks that mark the highest points in Germany as part of the annual Ride the Alps biker event this weekend.



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Boeing’s robot submarine is back at sea for second round of testing for Navy contract

Boeing Co.’s Echo Voyager has headed back to sea for a second round of testing, as the aerospace company looks to demonstrate the underwater drone’s more sophisticated capabilities for a U.S. Navy contract competition.


Mattis to visit China as Taiwan, S. China Sea tensions rise

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who has accused China of "intimidation and coercion" in the South China Sea, is visiting Beijing this week as the countries increasingly spar over U.S. arms sales to Taiwan and Beijing's expanding military presence overseas.


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Ramstein airmen patch up Berlin Airlift Memorial planes ahead of 70th anniversary

Ten airmen from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, volunteered their Saturday to do some extra repair work. Their mission: spruce up two vintage airplanes at the Berlin Airlift Memorial.


Can the Taliban be trusted to protect Afghanistan’s big bet on a gas pipeline?

The Afghan government has completed some of the first steps on a $10 billion natural gas pipeline project so potentially lucrative that the Taliban have promised their support. But financial and security hurdles await the fledgling pipeline, including funding concerns and a proposed pipeline route that will run through Taliban-contested provinces.


Zimbabwe leader calls assassination attempt ‘cowardly act’

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa was unscathed Saturday by an explosion at a campaign rally that state media called an attempt to assassinate him.


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Boeing’s robot submarine is back at sea for second round of testing for Navy contract

Boeing Co.’s Echo Voyager has headed back to sea for a second round of testing, as the aerospace company looks to demonstrate the underwater drone’s more sophisticated capabilities for a U.S. Navy contract competition.


Mattis to visit China as Taiwan, S. China Sea tensions rise

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who has accused China of "intimidation and coercion" in the South China Sea, is visiting Beijing this week as the countries increasingly spar over U.S. arms sales to Taiwan and Beijing's expanding military presence overseas.


gallery

Ramstein airmen patch up Berlin Airlift Memorial planes ahead of 70th anniversary

Ten airmen from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, volunteered their Saturday to do some extra repair work. Their mission: spruce up two vintage airplanes at the Berlin Airlift Memorial.


Can the Taliban be trusted to protect Afghanistan’s big bet on a gas pipeline?

The Afghan government has completed some of the first steps on a $10 billion natural gas pipeline project so potentially lucrative that the Taliban have promised their support. But financial and security hurdles await the fledgling pipeline, including funding concerns and a proposed pipeline route that will run through Taliban-contested provinces.


Zimbabwe leader calls assassination attempt ‘cowardly act’

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa was unscathed Saturday by an explosion at a campaign rally that state media called an attempt to assassinate him.



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US veterans join 'brotherhood' of bikers on ride through the Alps

More than 250 veterans, servicemembers and families rode their motorcycles through the jagged, gray peaks that mark the highest points in Germany as part of the annual Ride the Alps biker event this weekend.



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Alabama Reserve soldier who went missing during Florida training exercise is found dead

A soldier from the Alabama Army Reserve who went missing during a training exercise in Florida has been found dead, according to the Clay County, Florida Sheriff's Office.


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Ramstein airmen patch up Berlin Airlift Memorial planes ahead of 70th anniversary

Ten airmen from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, volunteered their Saturday to do some extra repair work. Their mission: spruce up two vintage airplanes at the Berlin Airlift Memorial.


Trump administration considers using Coast Guard funds to pay for border enforcement

Most of the funding would go to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, which also is part of Homeland Security. The department has the authority to move money around between its components, and may also shift other funding to pay for ICE operations.


‘I only know my father through story’: Thousands gather to remember lives lost in Battle of Okinawa

Out of the ashes of the Battle of Okinawa grew “one of the strongest alliances in the history of alliances,” between the United States and Japan, Lt. Gen. Lawrence Nicholson told U.S. Marines attending the memorial.


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Alabama Reserve soldier who went missing during Florida training exercise is found dead

A soldier from the Alabama Army Reserve who went missing during a training exercise in Florida has been found dead, according to the Clay County, Florida Sheriff's Office.


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Ramstein airmen patch up Berlin Airlift Memorial planes ahead of 70th anniversary

Ten airmen from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, volunteered their Saturday to do some extra repair work. Their mission: spruce up two vintage airplanes at the Berlin Airlift Memorial.


Trump administration considers using Coast Guard funds to pay for border enforcement

Most of the funding would go to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, which also is part of Homeland Security. The department has the authority to move money around between its components, and may also shift other funding to pay for ICE operations.


‘I only know my father through story’: Thousands gather to remember lives lost in Battle of Okinawa

Out of the ashes of the Battle of Okinawa grew “one of the strongest alliances in the history of alliances,” between the United States and Japan, Lt. Gen. Lawrence Nicholson told U.S. Marines attending the memorial.



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Serbs angrier at World Cup ref than at nationalist gestures

Serbs appeared angrier Saturday at the referee who officiated their country's 2-1 World Cup defeat than at two Swiss players who provocatively flashed Albanian nationalist gestures after scoring.


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Serbs angrier at World Cup ref than at nationalist gestures

Serbs appeared angrier Saturday at the referee who officiated their country's 2-1 World Cup defeat than at two Swiss players who provocatively flashed Albanian nationalist gestures after scoring.