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Camp Lejeune Marine officer relieved of duties

A Camp Lejeune Marine officer was relieved of his command on May 19, 2018 due to a loss of trust and confidence in his ability to continue to lead the battalion, officials said.


Philippines has ‘serious concerns’ about Beijing bombers in South China Sea

The Philippines has expressed “serious concerns” and vowed to take “appropriate diplomatic action” over Chinese long-range bombers operating in disputed parts of the South China Sea.


Trump, Moon to meet amid efforts to keep N. Korean diplomacy afloat

President Donald Trump and his South Korean counterpart agreed to work closely to ensure the success of the planned U.S.-North Korean summit as they prepare for their own meeting Tuesday in Washington.


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Richard N. Goodwin, 'supreme generalist' who was top aide to JFK and LBJ, dies at 86

Richard N. Goodwin, a top adviser and speechwriter to Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson who was credited with coining the term "the Great Society" to describe Johnson's ambitious domestic agenda of the 1960s before parting ways with the president over the Vietnam War, died May 20 at his home in Concord, Massachusetts. He was 86.


Trump warns China to stay 'strong & tight' on North Korea border

President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un are scheduled to meet for their highly touted summit June 12 in Singapore. In the meantime, Trump says China must be "strong & tight" in enforcing trade sanctions.


At Finland’s Arrow exercise, Marines shoot where they sleep – in their tanks

U.S. Marines withdrew tanks and weapons from storage caves in secret locations in Norway to fire tank guns and other weaponry alongside more than 3,000 Finnish servicemembers at Finland's Arrow exercise.


WHO says Ebola outbreak in Congo is not yet a global health emergency

The World Health Organization said Friday that criteria had not yet been met to declare a public health emergency of international concern in Congo, where three cases of Ebola have now been confirmed in an urban area.


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Richard N. Goodwin, 'supreme generalist' who was top aide to JFK and LBJ, dies at 86

Richard N. Goodwin, a top adviser and speechwriter to Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson who was credited with coining the term "the Great Society" to describe Johnson's ambitious domestic agenda of the 1960s before parting ways with the president over the Vietnam War, died May 20 at his home in Concord, Massachusetts. He was 86.


Trump warns China to stay 'strong & tight' on North Korea border

President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un are scheduled to meet for their highly touted summit June 12 in Singapore. In the meantime, Trump says China must be "strong & tight" in enforcing trade sanctions.


At Finland’s Arrow exercise, Marines shoot where they sleep – in their tanks

U.S. Marines withdrew tanks and weapons from storage caves in secret locations in Norway to fire tank guns and other weaponry alongside more than 3,000 Finnish servicemembers at Finland's Arrow exercise.


WHO says Ebola outbreak in Congo is not yet a global health emergency

The World Health Organization said Friday that criteria had not yet been met to declare a public health emergency of international concern in Congo, where three cases of Ebola have now been confirmed in an urban area.



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Veteran hopes misconceptions about service animals can be changed

Former Army medic Sandra Ewing said her doctor at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital in Madison, Wis., prescribed her a service dog to ease the effects of the disorder. The doctor’s authorization gives her—and Arrow—protections under the Americans with Disabilities Act.



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Navy ships sent elsewhere for repairs leads to salvo from Florida politicians

From routine maintenance to engine overhauls, plenty of companies in Northeast Florida are ready to offer the necessary services when the military needs work done. So when that work goes elsewhere, it's no surprise politicians get involved.


Air Force Academy graduation, Thunderbirds flyover schedule and survival guide

Nearly 1,000 cadets will graduate from the Air Force Academy next Wednesday in a ceremony that features a speech from America's Defense boss and a performance of the Air Force Thunderbirds flying team.


At Finland’s Arrow exercise, Marines shoot where they sleep – in their tanks

U.S. Marines withdrew tanks and weapons from storage caves in secret locations in Norway to fire tank guns and other weaponry alongside more than 3,000 Finnish servicemembers at Finland's Arrow exercise.


'Miracles happen': Soldier reunites with stray dog she adopted in Iraq

U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Tracy McKithern took in a puppy that was wandering the streets near a base in northern Iraq in 2017. With a lot of help, she was able to get the dog to Florida.


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Navy ships sent elsewhere for repairs leads to salvo from Florida politicians

From routine maintenance to engine overhauls, plenty of companies in Northeast Florida are ready to offer the necessary services when the military needs work done. So when that work goes elsewhere, it's no surprise politicians get involved.


Air Force Academy graduation, Thunderbirds flyover schedule and survival guide

Nearly 1,000 cadets will graduate from the Air Force Academy next Wednesday in a ceremony that features a speech from America's Defense boss and a performance of the Air Force Thunderbirds flying team.


At Finland’s Arrow exercise, Marines shoot where they sleep – in their tanks

U.S. Marines withdrew tanks and weapons from storage caves in secret locations in Norway to fire tank guns and other weaponry alongside more than 3,000 Finnish servicemembers at Finland's Arrow exercise.


'Miracles happen': Soldier reunites with stray dog she adopted in Iraq

U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Tracy McKithern took in a puppy that was wandering the streets near a base in northern Iraq in 2017. With a lot of help, she was able to get the dog to Florida.