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An Afghanistan veteran was stabbed to death in El Paso, according to court filings that recount a botched drug theft and the gruesome killing of a 23-year-old allegedly carried out by suspects connected to nearby Fort Bliss.


Investigation of offer to view John Glenn's body rekindles Dover military mortuary scandal

A scandal involving the mortuary at Dover Air Force Base, the main point of entry for U.S. troops killed overseas, has rekindled with controversy over the care of astronaut John Glenn's body.


Family suing for DNA testing of possible remains of WWII Medal of Honor recipient

The family of World War II’s first Medal of Honor recipient is once again suing the U.S. government in an attempt to force a DNA test on an unknown set of remains buried in the Philippines that evidence suggests could belong to the celebrated war hero.


Parris Island drill instructor cleared of wrongdoing in hazing scandal

A former Parris Island drill instructor was acquitted Wednesday of hazing-related charges filed against him following an investigation into allegations of wide-spread mistreatment of recruits at the Marine Corps’ storied South Carolina recruit depot, a Marine spokesman said.



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Pentagon to test intercontinental ballistic missile intercept

The Pentagon will test its ability next week to shoot down an intercontinental ballistic missile like the ones that North Korea is attempting to develop, according to a U.S. Missile Defense Agency statement.


US says 2 Chinese jets conduct unsafe intercept of Navy aircraft

Two Chinese aircraft conducted an unprofessional intercept of a U.S. Navy surveillance aircraft over the South China Sea, the Pentagon said Friday, marking the second time in about a week that the U.S. has complained about unsafe Chinese operations in the region.


Roman military's secret weapon: Slingshot bullets with the stopping power of a .44 magnum

Research published Wednesday in National Geographic showed a slingshot used by the Romans some 1,900 years ago had nearly the same stopping power as a .44 magnum.



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Army Special Operations Command honors 7 soldiers at Memorial Wall

Seven names were officially added to the USASOC Memorial Wall — an expanse that includes the names of more than 1,200 special operations soldiers who have been killed in combat since the Korean War.


US says 2 Chinese jets conduct unsafe intercept of Navy aircraft

Two Chinese aircraft conducted an unprofessional intercept of a U.S. Navy surveillance aircraft over the South China Sea, the Pentagon said Friday, marking the second time in about a week that the U.S. has complained about unsafe Chinese operations in the region.


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Putting names to faces for Memorial Day in Cambridge

A crowd of U.S. servicemembers, veterans and members of the local British community gathered Friday at the Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial in preparation for the second annual Faces of Cambridge event this Memorial Day.


Iraqis demand compensation after US probe into Mosul strike

Iraqi officials demanded compensation from the U.S.-led coalition following an investigation into a March 17 airstrike in which the Pentagon acknowledged a U.S. bomb targeting Islamic State group fighters in Mosul set off a series of explosions that killed more than 100 civilians.


At least 28 killed in ambush attack on Christians in Egypt

Masked gunmen ambushed a bus carrying Coptic Christians to a monastery south of Cairo on Friday, killing at least 28 people, and Egypt responded by launching airstrikes against what it said were militant training bases in Libya.


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Army Special Operations Command honors 7 soldiers at Memorial Wall

Seven names were officially added to the USASOC Memorial Wall — an expanse that includes the names of more than 1,200 special operations soldiers who have been killed in combat since the Korean War.


US says 2 Chinese jets conduct unsafe intercept of Navy aircraft

Two Chinese aircraft conducted an unprofessional intercept of a U.S. Navy surveillance aircraft over the South China Sea, the Pentagon said Friday, marking the second time in about a week that the U.S. has complained about unsafe Chinese operations in the region.


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Putting names to faces for Memorial Day in Cambridge

A crowd of U.S. servicemembers, veterans and members of the local British community gathered Friday at the Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial in preparation for the second annual Faces of Cambridge event this Memorial Day.


Iraqis demand compensation after US probe into Mosul strike

Iraqi officials demanded compensation from the U.S.-led coalition following an investigation into a March 17 airstrike in which the Pentagon acknowledged a U.S. bomb targeting Islamic State group fighters in Mosul set off a series of explosions that killed more than 100 civilians.


At least 28 killed in ambush attack on Christians in Egypt

Masked gunmen ambushed a bus carrying Coptic Christians to a monastery south of Cairo on Friday, killing at least 28 people, and Egypt responded by launching airstrikes against what it said were militant training bases in Libya.




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Navy band which broke color barrier to get historical marker

The 44 members of the U.S. Navy B-1 Band cracked the color barrier, leaving an impression on the Chapel Hill community during their two-year service on UNC's campus during World War II. On Saturday, the community will commemorate their contribution with a historical marker.


Police documents recount gruesome murder of former Fort Bliss soldier

An Afghanistan veteran was stabbed to death in El Paso, according to court filings that recount a botched drug theft and the gruesome killing of a 23-year-old allegedly carried out by suspects connected to nearby Fort Bliss.


Investigation of offer to view John Glenn's body rekindles Dover military mortuary scandal

A scandal involving the mortuary at Dover Air Force Base, the main point of entry for U.S. troops killed overseas, has rekindled with controversy over the care of astronaut John Glenn's body.


Parris Island drill instructor cleared of wrongdoing in hazing scandal

A former Parris Island drill instructor was acquitted Wednesday of hazing-related charges filed against him following an investigation into allegations of wide-spread mistreatment of recruits at the Marine Corps’ storied South Carolina recruit depot, a Marine spokesman said.


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Navy band which broke color barrier to get historical marker

The 44 members of the U.S. Navy B-1 Band cracked the color barrier, leaving an impression on the Chapel Hill community during their two-year service on UNC's campus during World War II. On Saturday, the community will commemorate their contribution with a historical marker.


Police documents recount gruesome murder of former Fort Bliss soldier

An Afghanistan veteran was stabbed to death in El Paso, according to court filings that recount a botched drug theft and the gruesome killing of a 23-year-old allegedly carried out by suspects connected to nearby Fort Bliss.


Investigation of offer to view John Glenn's body rekindles Dover military mortuary scandal

A scandal involving the mortuary at Dover Air Force Base, the main point of entry for U.S. troops killed overseas, has rekindled with controversy over the care of astronaut John Glenn's body.


Parris Island drill instructor cleared of wrongdoing in hazing scandal

A former Parris Island drill instructor was acquitted Wednesday of hazing-related charges filed against him following an investigation into allegations of wide-spread mistreatment of recruits at the Marine Corps’ storied South Carolina recruit depot, a Marine spokesman said.



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One record falls on hot day at the track

Some track and field records set by athletes attending U.S. military schools in Europe have been on the books for decades.


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One record falls on hot day at the track

Some track and field records set by athletes attending U.S. military schools in Europe have been on the books for decades.



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