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A U.S. Army major deployed to Afghanistan is among the 22 contestants competing for a $1 million prize on the current season of the CBS reality show “The Amazing Race.”


Army to move brigade’s worth of firepower into Poland

The U.S. Army in Europe is moving ahead with a plan to place another brigade’s worth of combat-ready armor and artillery inside Poland in an effort to push firepower closer to potential hot spots along NATO’s eastern flank.


US, S. Korea begin installing THAAD missile defense system

U.S. forces began installing an advanced missile defense system Wednesday, and South Korea said it will be operational by the end of the year as the allies step up pressure on the North over its nuclear weapons program.


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Tail watchers line up at RAF Lakenheath for rare F-35 photos

Aviation enthusiasts from all over Britain have converged on this base for a rare chance to photograph the U.S. Air Force’s newest fighter, the Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II.



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US Navy fires warning flare at Iran vessel in Persian Gulf

A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer fired a warning flare toward an Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessel coming near it in the Persian Gulf, an American official said on Wednesday, the latest tense naval encounter between the two countries.


China launches first domestically made aircraft carrier

China has launched its first aircraft carrier built entirely on its own, in a demonstration of the growing technical sophistication of its defense industries and determination to safeguard its maritime territorial claims and crucial trade routes.


New social media rules won’t stop scandals, tech expert says

The military is cracking down on things servicemembers might be tempted to post online after a scandal involving shared nude photographs of female comrades on the Marines United Facebook group.



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Senator introduces bill to build 'war on terror' memorial

U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst introduced a bill Tuesday permitting a private foundation to construct a memorial on the National Mall recognizing American troops fighting the war on terror.


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Tail watchers line up at RAF Lakenheath for rare F-35 photos

Aviation enthusiasts from all over Britain have converged on this base for a rare chance to photograph the U.S. Air Force’s newest fighter, the Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II.


China launches first domestically made aircraft carrier

China has launched its first aircraft carrier built entirely on its own, in a demonstration of the growing technical sophistication of its defense industries and determination to safeguard its maritime territorial claims and crucial trade routes.


Military experience spurs Army major to the head of 'Amazing Race'

A U.S. Army major deployed to Afghanistan is among the 22 contestants competing for a $1 million prize on the current season of the CBS reality show “The Amazing Race.”


Deployment reunites sergeant with estranged mother

Sometimes soldiers go into war zones. Sometimes they’re sent to Hawaii. “It’s called ‘the needs of the Army,’” said Master Sgt. Bakkafa Casey. “If it so happens to be where you want to go, that’s awesome.”


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Senator introduces bill to build 'war on terror' memorial

U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst introduced a bill Tuesday permitting a private foundation to construct a memorial on the National Mall recognizing American troops fighting the war on terror.


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Tail watchers line up at RAF Lakenheath for rare F-35 photos

Aviation enthusiasts from all over Britain have converged on this base for a rare chance to photograph the U.S. Air Force’s newest fighter, the Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II.


China launches first domestically made aircraft carrier

China has launched its first aircraft carrier built entirely on its own, in a demonstration of the growing technical sophistication of its defense industries and determination to safeguard its maritime territorial claims and crucial trade routes.


Military experience spurs Army major to the head of 'Amazing Race'

A U.S. Army major deployed to Afghanistan is among the 22 contestants competing for a $1 million prize on the current season of the CBS reality show “The Amazing Race.”


Deployment reunites sergeant with estranged mother

Sometimes soldiers go into war zones. Sometimes they’re sent to Hawaii. “It’s called ‘the needs of the Army,’” said Master Sgt. Bakkafa Casey. “If it so happens to be where you want to go, that’s awesome.”



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Senator introduces bill to build 'war on terror' memorial

U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst introduced a bill Tuesday permitting a private foundation to construct a memorial on the National Mall recognizing American troops fighting the war on terror.



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Tail watchers line up at RAF Lakenheath for rare F-35 photos

Aviation enthusiasts from all over Britain have converged on this base for a rare chance to photograph the U.S. Air Force’s newest fighter, the Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II.


Military experience spurs Army major to the head of 'Amazing Race'

A U.S. Army major deployed to Afghanistan is among the 22 contestants competing for a $1 million prize on the current season of the CBS reality show “The Amazing Race.”


Gate closures to continue at Marine bases on Okinawa

The closures have impacted Marine bases Camp Kinser, Camp Courtney and Camp Foster, where traffic backups have led to 45-minute delays in getting off base on some days during rush hours.


US Navy fires warning flare at Iran vessel in Persian Gulf

A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer fired a warning flare toward an Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessel coming near it in the Persian Gulf, an American official said on Wednesday, the latest tense naval encounter between the two countries.


Trump cuts could mean stormy waters for California Coast Guard presence

President Trump’s pledge to build a wall on the Mexican border has complicated a spending bill needed to avoid a government shutdown — and ultimately could shift funding away from one of the Coast Guard’s most strategic stations in the California Bay Area.


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Tail watchers line up at RAF Lakenheath for rare F-35 photos

Aviation enthusiasts from all over Britain have converged on this base for a rare chance to photograph the U.S. Air Force’s newest fighter, the Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II.


Military experience spurs Army major to the head of 'Amazing Race'

A U.S. Army major deployed to Afghanistan is among the 22 contestants competing for a $1 million prize on the current season of the CBS reality show “The Amazing Race.”


Gate closures to continue at Marine bases on Okinawa

The closures have impacted Marine bases Camp Kinser, Camp Courtney and Camp Foster, where traffic backups have led to 45-minute delays in getting off base on some days during rush hours.


US Navy fires warning flare at Iran vessel in Persian Gulf

A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer fired a warning flare toward an Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessel coming near it in the Persian Gulf, an American official said on Wednesday, the latest tense naval encounter between the two countries.


Trump cuts could mean stormy waters for California Coast Guard presence

President Trump’s pledge to build a wall on the Mexican border has complicated a spending bill needed to avoid a government shutdown — and ultimately could shift funding away from one of the Coast Guard’s most strategic stations in the California Bay Area.



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For this WWII veteran, Pirates game is another moment to savor

As his family and friends gathered inside PNC Park and team officials approached with field credentials for them to wear as they were escorted to a spot in front of the Pirates’ dugout, John Galasso realized something was about to happen before he could buy his usual game-day meal of hot dog, fries and a diet soda.


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For this WWII veteran, Pirates game is another moment to savor

As his family and friends gathered inside PNC Park and team officials approached with field credentials for them to wear as they were escorted to a spot in front of the Pirates’ dugout, John Galasso realized something was about to happen before he could buy his usual game-day meal of hot dog, fries and a diet soda.



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