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The Navy’s top SEAL has ordered Naval Special Warfare Command to adopt stringent grooming and uniform standards required throughout the rest of the service, telling his top commanders “that a portion of this force is ethically misaligned with our culture.”



US troops targeted in suicide attack near Bagram Airfield

A Taliban suicide car bomber attacked a convoy of foreign forces near the U.S.’s largest base in Afghanistan on Friday. No coalition troops were injured, officials said.


USS Ronald Reagan returns to Japan after three months at sea

Three months after the USS Ronald Reagan left for a patrol of the western Pacific, the aircraft carrier and its crew of about 4,500 returned home Saturday afternoon.


An Afghan soldier’s relatives held his funeral. Nine months later, he called them.

A family was summoned to a morgue in Kabul to claim the mangled remains of their son, a soldier killed in battle with the Taliban. They took the remains home to Kunar province for burial. Nine months later, he called.



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Episode 18: Fighting piracy on high seas often job for private military contractors

On this week’s episode, we welcome aboard a pair of former Royal Marines – both maritime security experts – to talk about the complexities of keeping vessels at sea safe from threats.

And yes, one of the threats ships face out there on the open waters are pirates. They exist and when security is lax, they strike.

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Abe becomes Japan's longest-serving prime minister since WWII

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe became the Japan's longest-serving prime minister since World War II on Saturday, surpassing Eisaku Sato's 2,798 days in office.


US troops targeted in suicide attack near Bagram Airfield

A Taliban suicide car bomber attacked a convoy of foreign forces near the U.S.’s largest base in Afghanistan on Friday. No coalition troops were injured, officials said.


As Malta disembarks migrants more charity-government clashes loom

Malta agreed Friday to disembark 356 migrants who were trapped for two weeks on a rescue ship in the central Mediterranean, capping a week of standoffs between charities and governments that have exposed in dramatic ways Europe's inability to deal with migration from Africa.


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Abe becomes Japan's longest-serving prime minister since WWII

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe became the Japan's longest-serving prime minister since World War II on Saturday, surpassing Eisaku Sato's 2,798 days in office.


US troops targeted in suicide attack near Bagram Airfield

A Taliban suicide car bomber attacked a convoy of foreign forces near the U.S.’s largest base in Afghanistan on Friday. No coalition troops were injured, officials said.


As Malta disembarks migrants more charity-government clashes loom

Malta agreed Friday to disembark 356 migrants who were trapped for two weeks on a rescue ship in the central Mediterranean, capping a week of standoffs between charities and governments that have exposed in dramatic ways Europe's inability to deal with migration from Africa.




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New beer options at Air Force Academy's Falcon Stadium

There will be new beer options at Falcon Stadium. A partnership with Anheuser Busch will make Bud Light and Breckenridge Brewery the official beer and craft beer of Air Force athletics.


City looks at zoning around Naval Submarine Base

A city official said feedback received over the past five years shows that residents believe a memorial design district is "a major limiting factor to any development or redevelopment in that district." The town has heard that the district's regulations are cumbersome and didn't outline clear expectations for development.


Illinois unit's deployment ceremony celebrates soldiers

Members of the 206th Regional Support Group out of Springfield, Ill., are set to deploy for about nine months with a final destination to Afghanistan, where they will conduct a support mission.


Navy secretary calls for expanded review of Navy, Marines JAG Corps

Navy Secretary Richard Spencer has called for an expanded review of the Navy’s Judge Advocate General Corps to include an assessment of the Marines’ Judge Advocates after a recent court-martial raised concerns about the service’s ability to handle legal cases effectively.


Coast Guard Academy medical staff bring bacterial outbreak under control

With hundreds of new Coast Guard Academy cadets starting their military training, staff at the medical clinic on campus have had their hands full during the summer months. That was magnified two weeks ago, when a bacterial infection began spreading among the cadets.


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New beer options at Air Force Academy's Falcon Stadium

There will be new beer options at Falcon Stadium. A partnership with Anheuser Busch will make Bud Light and Breckenridge Brewery the official beer and craft beer of Air Force athletics.


City looks at zoning around Naval Submarine Base

A city official said feedback received over the past five years shows that residents believe a memorial design district is "a major limiting factor to any development or redevelopment in that district." The town has heard that the district's regulations are cumbersome and didn't outline clear expectations for development.


Illinois unit's deployment ceremony celebrates soldiers

Members of the 206th Regional Support Group out of Springfield, Ill., are set to deploy for about nine months with a final destination to Afghanistan, where they will conduct a support mission.


Navy secretary calls for expanded review of Navy, Marines JAG Corps

Navy Secretary Richard Spencer has called for an expanded review of the Navy’s Judge Advocate General Corps to include an assessment of the Marines’ Judge Advocates after a recent court-martial raised concerns about the service’s ability to handle legal cases effectively.


Coast Guard Academy medical staff bring bacterial outbreak under control

With hundreds of new Coast Guard Academy cadets starting their military training, staff at the medical clinic on campus have had their hands full during the summer months. That was magnified two weeks ago, when a bacterial infection began spreading among the cadets.



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Anaheim Ducks’ sled hockey events empower athletes with disabilities

Sled hockey gave a new purpose to Ralph DeQuebec, a Purple Heart recipient who lost his legs above the knee in June 2012 while serving as a Marine bomb technician in Afghanistan.


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Anaheim Ducks’ sled hockey events empower athletes with disabilities

Sled hockey gave a new purpose to Ralph DeQuebec, a Purple Heart recipient who lost his legs above the knee in June 2012 while serving as a Marine bomb technician in Afghanistan.