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Joe Biden became the 46th President of the United States on Wednesday, declaring that "democracy has prevailed." He swore the oath of office to take the helm of a deeply divided nation and inheriting a confluence of crises arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors.



Dat Tran to temporarily lead VA as acting secretary

President Joe Biden on Wednesday named Dat Tran, the principal deputy assistant secretary for the Department of Veterans Affairs' Office of Enterprise Integration, to immediately take the helm of the agency.


David Norquist takes over as acting defense secretary

David Norquist, a Pentagon mainstay throughout former President Donald Trump’s term, was sworn in Wednesday as the acting defense secretary, taking over the Defense Department's top position until a permanent choice is approved by Congress.


Veteran sues retailers after finding image of him in Afghanistan for sale on posters

Army veteran Nicholas Giovannelli is suing to stop several companies from “exploiting his image for profit” after he found them selling posters featuring photos of him taken in Afghanistan many years ago.




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Fast take: Here's what's new, what's coming in Season 3

Military Matters host Rod Rodriguez talks with new co-host Jack Murphy, a journalist and former Army Ranger and Green Beret, about QAnon, UAPs, extremism in the military and what to expect in Season 3.

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Trump bids farewell to Washington, hints of comeback

Donald Trump pumped his fist and waved as he departed the White House on Marine One Wednesday for the last time as president, leaving behind a legacy of chaos and tumult and a nation bitterly divided.


Americans in Germany have to wear medical masks when shopping, using public transport, off base

The new face mask requirement is part of a package agreed to by Chancellor Angela Merkel and state leaders Tuesday during an hourslong meeting to hash out ways to bring down high numbers of coronavirus infections.


Soldier arrested in suspected plots to attack service members, blow up NYC 9/11 Memorial

Cole James Bridges was with the Third Infantry Division out of Fort Stewart, Georgia, when he thought he was communicating with the Islamic State online about the terrorism plots.



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Americans in Germany have to wear medical masks when shopping, using public transport, off base

The new face mask requirement is part of a package agreed to by Chancellor Angela Merkel and state leaders Tuesday during an hourslong meeting to hash out ways to bring down high numbers of coronavirus infections.


AFRICOM launches airstrike in Somalia shortly after troop pullout

AFRICOM said it bombed and destroyed an al-Shabab compound in southern Somalia on Monday, which came after attempts by the militants to target Somalia’s military leaders.


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Americans in Germany have to wear medical masks when shopping, using public transport, off base

The new face mask requirement is part of a package agreed to by Chancellor Angela Merkel and state leaders Tuesday during an hourslong meeting to hash out ways to bring down high numbers of coronavirus infections.


AFRICOM launches airstrike in Somalia shortly after troop pullout

AFRICOM said it bombed and destroyed an al-Shabab compound in southern Somalia on Monday, which came after attempts by the militants to target Somalia’s military leaders.



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Dat Tran to temporarily lead VA as acting secretary

President Joe Biden on Wednesday named Dat Tran, the principal deputy assistant secretary for the Department of Veterans Affairs' Office of Enterprise Integration, to immediately take the helm of the agency.



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49th Wing commander gets COVID-19 vaccine

Col. Ryan Keeney, 49th Wing commander at Holloman Air Force Base, received his COVID-19 vaccination last week. Keeney survived a leukemia relapse in 2012 which left him immunocompromised following a bone marrow transplant in 2013.


Shipbuilder Electric Boat faces 'atrophied' supply chain, GAO report says

Inefficient computer-aided design software and inconsistent material supply threaten to hamstring Electric Boat's work on the next-generation Columbia-class nuclear submarine, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.


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Army secretary departs amid questions about the National Guard's Capitol riot response

Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy resigned Wednesday, he said in a letter to the military's largest branch, capping a term of tumultuous moments that ended with the unprecedented use of the National Guard at home.


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49th Wing commander gets COVID-19 vaccine

Col. Ryan Keeney, 49th Wing commander at Holloman Air Force Base, received his COVID-19 vaccination last week. Keeney survived a leukemia relapse in 2012 which left him immunocompromised following a bone marrow transplant in 2013.


Shipbuilder Electric Boat faces 'atrophied' supply chain, GAO report says

Inefficient computer-aided design software and inconsistent material supply threaten to hamstring Electric Boat's work on the next-generation Columbia-class nuclear submarine, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.


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Army secretary departs amid questions about the National Guard's Capitol riot response

Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy resigned Wednesday, he said in a letter to the military's largest branch, capping a term of tumultuous moments that ended with the unprecedented use of the National Guard at home.