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Sixteen years after surviving a hellish night atop a snow-covered 10,000-foot mountain in eastern Afghanistan, retired Navy SEAL Britt Slabinski stood Thursday in the White House’s East Room and received the nation’s highest military honor from President Donald Trump.



Trump cancels North Korean summit plans, warns that military is ready if needed

President Donald Trump canceled the planned summit with North Korea Thursday and warned that the U.S. military was ready to respond to any “foolish or reckless acts” by the communist state.


USS John S. McCain chief pleads guilty in court-martial, loses rank

A chief charged with training and use of a navigational system on the USS John S. McCain at the time it collided with a commercial tanker in the Straits of Singapore, pleaded guilty Thursday to dereliction of duty and acknowledged his role in the deaths of 10 sailors last year.


Midnight curfew in effect for some soldiers in South Korea

The 2nd Infantry Division did not identify any specific incident that sparked the change to the policy, but said readiness of the unit’s 12,000 troops was its main concern.


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Security troops on US nuclear missile base took LSD

One airman said he felt paranoia. Another marveled at the vibrant colors. A third admitted, "I absolutely just loved altering my mind." Meet the servicemembers entrusted with guarding nuclear missiles that are among the most powerful in America's arsenal.


Senator seeks to ensure prosecution of juvenile sexual assault on bases

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, filed legislation this week to plug a jurisdictional gap on military bases that has allowed hundreds of sexual assaults committed by juveniles to go unprosecuted.



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Senator seeks to ensure prosecution of juvenile sexual assault on bases

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, filed legislation this week to plug a jurisdictional gap on military bases that has allowed hundreds of sexual assaults committed by juveniles to go unprosecuted.


USS Blue Ridge ignites its boilers for first time in 2 years

The USS Blue Ridge lit its boilers for the first time in two years this week, signifying a big step toward bringing the Navy’s oldest deployable warship back to sailing condition.


Commissaries in Europe recall thousands of pounds of beef

Commissaries across Europe have pulled thousands of pounds of ground beef from their shelves and issued a recall after metal was found in a package in Germany.


Report: Rivalry between military and civilians doomed Afghan stabilization

A 17-year U.S. effort designed to pacify large parts of Afghanistan has “mostly failed” due to lack of coordination between civilian agencies and the military, the Special Inspector General for the Reconstruction of Afghanistan said in a report released Thursday.


Gadhafi regime's legacy fuels violence in west Africa

The violence is stoking Nigeria's ethnic and religious divisions and is rivaling Boko Haram's nine-year-old Islamist insurgency in the northeast as the nation's biggest security crisis.


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Senator seeks to ensure prosecution of juvenile sexual assault on bases

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, filed legislation this week to plug a jurisdictional gap on military bases that has allowed hundreds of sexual assaults committed by juveniles to go unprosecuted.


USS Blue Ridge ignites its boilers for first time in 2 years

The USS Blue Ridge lit its boilers for the first time in two years this week, signifying a big step toward bringing the Navy’s oldest deployable warship back to sailing condition.


Commissaries in Europe recall thousands of pounds of beef

Commissaries across Europe have pulled thousands of pounds of ground beef from their shelves and issued a recall after metal was found in a package in Germany.


Report: Rivalry between military and civilians doomed Afghan stabilization

A 17-year U.S. effort designed to pacify large parts of Afghanistan has “mostly failed” due to lack of coordination between civilian agencies and the military, the Special Inspector General for the Reconstruction of Afghanistan said in a report released Thursday.


Gadhafi regime's legacy fuels violence in west Africa

The violence is stoking Nigeria's ethnic and religious divisions and is rivaling Boko Haram's nine-year-old Islamist insurgency in the northeast as the nation's biggest security crisis.



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Soldiers place flags in front of headstones at Arlington National Cemetery

Flags were placed in front of headstones at Arlington National Cemetery Thursday by hundreds of soldiers with The Old Guard during the annual pre-Memorial Day Flags-In ceremony.



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Retired SEAL receives Medal of Honor 16 years after deadly rescue operation on Afghanistan mountain

Sixteen years after surviving a hellish night atop a snow-covered 10,000-foot mountain in eastern Afghanistan, retired Navy SEAL Britt Slabinski stood Thursday in the White House’s East Room and received the nation’s highest military honor from President Donald Trump.


'Needed more than ever,' Coast Guard gets Pence praise at graduation ceremony

Vice President Mike Pence warned the new U.S. Coast Guard Academy graduates on Wednesday of the perils America faces from rogue regimes, criminal networks and terrorist groups, saying the new ensigns will be on the front lines of the threats.


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Soldiers place flags in front of headstones at Arlington National Cemetery

Flags were placed in front of headstones at Arlington National Cemetery Thursday by hundreds of soldiers with The Old Guard during the annual pre-Memorial Day Flags-In ceremony.


Security troops on US nuclear missile base took LSD

One airman said he felt paranoia. Another marveled at the vibrant colors. A third admitted, "I absolutely just loved altering my mind." Meet the servicemembers entrusted with guarding nuclear missiles that are among the most powerful in America's arsenal.


Marines fire commander, senior enlisted leader at California light armored battalion

Maj. Gen. Eric Smith, commander of 1st Marine Division at Camp Pendleton, removed Lt. Col. Rafael A. Candelario II and Sgt. Maj. Marcus A. Chestnut of 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion.


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Retired SEAL receives Medal of Honor 16 years after deadly rescue operation on Afghanistan mountain

Sixteen years after surviving a hellish night atop a snow-covered 10,000-foot mountain in eastern Afghanistan, retired Navy SEAL Britt Slabinski stood Thursday in the White House’s East Room and received the nation’s highest military honor from President Donald Trump.


'Needed more than ever,' Coast Guard gets Pence praise at graduation ceremony

Vice President Mike Pence warned the new U.S. Coast Guard Academy graduates on Wednesday of the perils America faces from rogue regimes, criminal networks and terrorist groups, saying the new ensigns will be on the front lines of the threats.


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Soldiers place flags in front of headstones at Arlington National Cemetery

Flags were placed in front of headstones at Arlington National Cemetery Thursday by hundreds of soldiers with The Old Guard during the annual pre-Memorial Day Flags-In ceremony.


Security troops on US nuclear missile base took LSD

One airman said he felt paranoia. Another marveled at the vibrant colors. A third admitted, "I absolutely just loved altering my mind." Meet the servicemembers entrusted with guarding nuclear missiles that are among the most powerful in America's arsenal.


Marines fire commander, senior enlisted leader at California light armored battalion

Maj. Gen. Eric Smith, commander of 1st Marine Division at Camp Pendleton, removed Lt. Col. Rafael A. Candelario II and Sgt. Maj. Marcus A. Chestnut of 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion.



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Ovechkin, Holtsby shine in Game 7, Caps beat Lightning 4-0

Alex Ovechkin scored early and Andre Burakovsky added two second-period goals to help the Washington Capitals put a decade of playoff frustration behind them with a 4-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final Wednesday night.


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Ovechkin, Holtsby shine in Game 7, Caps beat Lightning 4-0

Alex Ovechkin scored early and Andre Burakovsky added two second-period goals to help the Washington Capitals put a decade of playoff frustration behind them with a 4-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final Wednesday night.