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Arguments in support of requiring women to register with the Selective Service raised Thursday cited the many positive contributions women have made to the armed forces. Others pointed towards a higher rate of injury among female servicemembers, as well as their personal beliefs in traditional gender roles, to testify against the change.



Pilot error to blame for June F-15C crash south of Okinawa, reports say

Pilot error was to blame for the F-15C Eagle crash into the ocean south of Okinawa in June that left an Air Force pilot in serious condition and led to a temporary pause in training, according to reports released this week by the U.S. military and Japanese government.


Sgt. Maj. Troy Black selected as the next sergeant major of the Marine Corps

Sgt. Major Troy E. Black has been selected as the 19th sergeant major of the Marine Corps, the service announced Thursday.


Fort Lee officer dies after vehicle falls on him while helping stranded motorist

Col. Gregory S. Townsend, 46, commander of the 23rd Quartermaster Brigade at Fort Lee in Virginia, died Monday.



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The families left behind

In this episode we talk to Barbie Baker and Nicole Woodland, two women with firsthand knowledge of the lifestyle change that takes place after a spouse joins the world of private military contracting.

Their story might sound familiar to former military spouses — loneliness, uncertainty and a search for new meaning — but some of what they say might surprise you.


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Coast Guard officer suspected of terror plot allowed pre-trial release

Christopher Hasson, awaiting trial on firearms and drug charges, hasn't been charged with any terrorism related offenses, although prosecutors say he created a hit list of prominent individuals.


North Korea issued $2 million bill for comatose Otto Warmbier's care

North Korea issued a $2 million bill for the hospital care of comatose American Otto Warmbier, insisting that a U.S. official sign a pledge to pay it before being allowed to fly the University of Virginia student from Pyongyang in 2017.


Afghan official says Taliban ambush police convoy, kill nine

The Taliban ambushed a security convoy in western Afghanistan, killing nine policemen, and in Kabul, a would-be attacker died when a bomb he was trying to plant at a private university detonated prematurely, officials said Thursday.


Congo park ranger tells of taking viral selfie with gorillas

A park ranger in Congo has described how he captured a selfie with two gorillas that went viral. Mathieu Shamavu, a ranger at Virunga National Park in eastern Congo, said he was checking his phone when he noticed two female orphaned gorillas, Ndakazi and Ndeze, mimicking his movements, so he took a picture with them.


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Coast Guard officer suspected of terror plot allowed pre-trial release

Christopher Hasson, awaiting trial on firearms and drug charges, hasn't been charged with any terrorism related offenses, although prosecutors say he created a hit list of prominent individuals.


North Korea issued $2 million bill for comatose Otto Warmbier's care

North Korea issued a $2 million bill for the hospital care of comatose American Otto Warmbier, insisting that a U.S. official sign a pledge to pay it before being allowed to fly the University of Virginia student from Pyongyang in 2017.


Afghan official says Taliban ambush police convoy, kill nine

The Taliban ambushed a security convoy in western Afghanistan, killing nine policemen, and in Kabul, a would-be attacker died when a bomb he was trying to plant at a private university detonated prematurely, officials said Thursday.


Congo park ranger tells of taking viral selfie with gorillas

A park ranger in Congo has described how he captured a selfie with two gorillas that went viral. Mathieu Shamavu, a ranger at Virunga National Park in eastern Congo, said he was checking his phone when he noticed two female orphaned gorillas, Ndakazi and Ndeze, mimicking his movements, so he took a picture with them.



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Paralyzed veteran handcycles 1,200 miles across four states for charity

Ricky Raley's journey is designed to support Boot Campaign’s Health and Wellness Program, which provides veterans access to holistic providers who treat a variety of conditions.



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Trump to speak at Air Force Academy commencement

President Donald Trump will speak at an Air Force Academy commencement May 30, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters Thursday.


Army's first female four-star general named 2019 Thayer Award recipient

Gen. Ann Dunwoody, the first woman to achieve the rank of four-star general, has been named the 2019 recipient of the Sylvanus Thayer Award, which embodies the West Pont motto, Duty. Honor. Country.


Coast Guard officer suspected of terror plot allowed pre-trial release

Christopher Hasson, awaiting trial on firearms and drug charges, hasn't been charged with any terrorism related offenses, although prosecutors say he created a hit list of prominent individuals.


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Trump to speak at Air Force Academy commencement

President Donald Trump will speak at an Air Force Academy commencement May 30, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters Thursday.


Army's first female four-star general named 2019 Thayer Award recipient

Gen. Ann Dunwoody, the first woman to achieve the rank of four-star general, has been named the 2019 recipient of the Sylvanus Thayer Award, which embodies the West Pont motto, Duty. Honor. Country.


Coast Guard officer suspected of terror plot allowed pre-trial release

Christopher Hasson, awaiting trial on firearms and drug charges, hasn't been charged with any terrorism related offenses, although prosecutors say he created a hit list of prominent individuals.



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End is near for Seoul American athletics

A mixed bag of emotions are following Seoul American’s soccer teams onto the pitch this weekend as they embark on their final league tournaments before the school closes its doors in June.


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End is near for Seoul American athletics

A mixed bag of emotions are following Seoul American’s soccer teams onto the pitch this weekend as they embark on their final league tournaments before the school closes its doors in June.