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A former U.S. Air Force Academy official who was harshly criticized for her handling of sexual assaults said the school made her a scapegoat and that commanders are downplaying the number of attacks. Teresa Beasley told "CBS This Morning" that she faced retaliation for arguing that the school was underreporting sexual assaults and that victims were facing retaliation.



Monument to Pacific-based chaplains dedicated at Hawaii’s Punchbowl cemetery

It’s no surprise that Richard Stenbakken would describe Wednesday’s dedication of a 1,600-pound monument honoring chaplains at the Punchbowl cemetery as “a miracle.”


McCain, battling brain cancer, in Walter Reed from effects of treatment

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., has been admitted to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for recovery from the side effects of another round of treatment for brain cancer, according to his office.


Sick children – including several from Walter Reed – fly to Santa’s workshop

Call it magic. For a few hours on a snowy Saturday before Christmas, some of the sickest children among us forgot that they were sick.



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Senators: Congress needs to revise war powers to rein in president’s authority

As global threats to the United States escalate, Congress will need a new war authorization to remain relevant in current and future military engagements, a Senate panel said Wednesday.


Fort Stewart soldier dies from injuries suffered in live-fire training

Sgt. Michael T. Trask was an infantryman assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division. He died Tuesday of injuries he sustained last week at the coastal Georgia Army post.


‘Star Wars’ actor looks to discover top military or veteran playwright

A nonprofit organization of actor Adam Driver — who portrays archvillain Kylo Ren in the latest pair of “Star Wars” films — is putting up a $10,000 prize for the best full-length play written by a current or former servicemember.



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As 'net neutrality' vote nears, some brace for a long fight

As the federal government prepares to unravel sweeping net-neutrality rules that guaranteed equal access to the internet, advocates of the regulations are bracing for a long fight.


UN’s North Korea envoy is said to be very worried after trip

The United Nations envoy to North Korea returned from that country deeply worried about the prospects for bringing an end to Kim Jong Un’s nuclear weapons program, according to a European member of the Security Council who was briefed on the visit.


Military television sets in Europe go high-definition

American Forces Network made the switch to high-definition TV overnight Monday in Europe, the Americas, Southwest Asia and Africa, completing the last phase of the agency’s worldwide conversion to HD programming.


UN chief: Iran may be defying UN on missiles, OK on nukes

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is warning that Iran may be defying a U.N. call to halt ballistic missile development even as it complies with the nuclear treaty with six world powers.


US commander orders new probe into Somalia raid

The head of U.S. Africa Command has asked for an additional investigation into whether civilians were killed during a deadly August raid in Somalia involving American and Somali forces.


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As 'net neutrality' vote nears, some brace for a long fight

As the federal government prepares to unravel sweeping net-neutrality rules that guaranteed equal access to the internet, advocates of the regulations are bracing for a long fight.


UN’s North Korea envoy is said to be very worried after trip

The United Nations envoy to North Korea returned from that country deeply worried about the prospects for bringing an end to Kim Jong Un’s nuclear weapons program, according to a European member of the Security Council who was briefed on the visit.


Military television sets in Europe go high-definition

American Forces Network made the switch to high-definition TV overnight Monday in Europe, the Americas, Southwest Asia and Africa, completing the last phase of the agency’s worldwide conversion to HD programming.


UN chief: Iran may be defying UN on missiles, OK on nukes

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is warning that Iran may be defying a U.N. call to halt ballistic missile development even as it complies with the nuclear treaty with six world powers.


US commander orders new probe into Somalia raid

The head of U.S. Africa Command has asked for an additional investigation into whether civilians were killed during a deadly August raid in Somalia involving American and Somali forces.



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Illinois families blame state in veterans home Legionnaires' outbreak

Eleven families are suing the state for negligence saying a fatal Legionnaires' disease outbreak in 2015 and continued problems at a western Illinois veterans' home were preventable.



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Anniston Army Depot brings Christmas to needy children

This year, Anniston Army Depot employees spent more than $30,000 on presents for the installation's annual Christmas toy giveaway. Employees fulfilled the wish lists of 200 children in protective custody.


Air Force 'innovation center' could reshape Ala. city

Maxwell Air Force Base is planning to build an innovation center outside its secure gates where researchers from Air University can collaborate with the nation's top tech minds, potentially bringing in new business and jobs.


Sailor injured while jumping out of plane in Central Fla.

Lt. Jesus Uranga, a Navy spokesman, said he could not release the person's name, but confirmed he was injured during a training exercise.


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Anniston Army Depot brings Christmas to needy children

This year, Anniston Army Depot employees spent more than $30,000 on presents for the installation's annual Christmas toy giveaway. Employees fulfilled the wish lists of 200 children in protective custody.


Air Force 'innovation center' could reshape Ala. city

Maxwell Air Force Base is planning to build an innovation center outside its secure gates where researchers from Air University can collaborate with the nation's top tech minds, potentially bringing in new business and jobs.


Sailor injured while jumping out of plane in Central Fla.

Lt. Jesus Uranga, a Navy spokesman, said he could not release the person's name, but confirmed he was injured during a training exercise.



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Navy's Perry likely moving to quarterback full-time in 2018

Head coach Ken Niumatalolo acknowledged after Saturday’s heartbreaking loss to archrival Army that Malcolm Perry would likely become the Navy starting quarterback next season.


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Navy's Perry likely moving to quarterback full-time in 2018

Head coach Ken Niumatalolo acknowledged after Saturday’s heartbreaking loss to archrival Army that Malcolm Perry would likely become the Navy starting quarterback next season.