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The body of retired Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Ronald Wayne White was discovered in his DeSoto, Texas, apartment last week.


High-tech ‘hoodie’ helps protect military working dogs’ hearing, early tests show

Tests during helicopter operations of the Canine Auditory Protection System, which the Army is developing with biodefense and medical device company Zeteo Tech, “found a significant reduction in short-term hearing loss” in military canines, the Army said.


Yokota security forces, Japanese police target Fussa’s notorious Bar Row with joint patrol

Air Force security forces teamed up with Japanese police Wednesday to patrol a nightlife area popular with service members at the home of U.S. Forces Japan in western Tokyo.


Unbreakable glass shatters during demo of Tesla's electric pickup truck

The failed stunt, which ranks high on the list of embarrassing auto industry rollouts, came just after CEO Elon Musk bragged about the strength of "Tesla Armor Glass" on the wedge-shaped "Cybertruck."



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The Force for Hire team looks back at the series and examines some key issues about the world of private military contracting.

In this final episode of Force for Hire, we examine some major questions about the private military contracting world that we uncovered.

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Jetpacks, big decks and hundreds of Brits visit Annapolis waters on Royal Navy supercarrier

A jetpack stunt offered a sample of the kind of technology thought to be reserved for fictional spies and superheroes that has become a reality and — after visiting the waters of the Chesapeake Bay — could be used by United States and the United Kingdom.


First NATO-owned surveillance drone arrives at Sigonella as alliance looks to Middle East, Africa

NATO’s first unmanned aircraft has arrived at an alliance base in southern Italy, where reconnaissance missions are expected to begin next year.


Senator asks Air Force head to halt whistleblower discharge

Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin asked the head of the Air Force on Friday to halt discharge proceedings against a Wisconsin Air National Guard whistleblower until investigators determine whether his commanders are retaliating against him for complaining about sexual assaults in his unit.


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Senator asks Air Force head to halt whistleblower discharge

Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin asked the head of the Air Force on Friday to halt discharge proceedings against a Wisconsin Air National Guard whistleblower until investigators determine whether his commanders are retaliating against him for complaining about sexual assaults in his unit.


New Air Force secretary touts Space Force on first official trip overseas

“Establishing a Space Force is going to be one of the most important things that happen in the next year and it is vitally important for America’s defense and America’s way of life,” Air Force secretary Barbara Barrett said.


Netanyahu’s woes mirror those of his ally Trump

He was accused of using his high office to advance his personal political interests. He derided the investigation as a “witch hunt” fueled by “fake news” — an “attempted coup.” He counted on his right-wing base, his hand-picked attorney general and his media savvy to weather the crisis.


Somali Canadian peace activist was killed by stray bullet

Preliminary investigations show that a young Somali Canadian peace activist was killed by a stray bullet this week in Mogadishu, the peacekeeping mission in Somalia said Friday, while some family members at her funeral shouted, "We want justice."


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Senator asks Air Force head to halt whistleblower discharge

Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin asked the head of the Air Force on Friday to halt discharge proceedings against a Wisconsin Air National Guard whistleblower until investigators determine whether his commanders are retaliating against him for complaining about sexual assaults in his unit.


New Air Force secretary touts Space Force on first official trip overseas

“Establishing a Space Force is going to be one of the most important things that happen in the next year and it is vitally important for America’s defense and America’s way of life,” Air Force secretary Barbara Barrett said.


Netanyahu’s woes mirror those of his ally Trump

He was accused of using his high office to advance his personal political interests. He derided the investigation as a “witch hunt” fueled by “fake news” — an “attempted coup.” He counted on his right-wing base, his hand-picked attorney general and his media savvy to weather the crisis.


Somali Canadian peace activist was killed by stray bullet

Preliminary investigations show that a young Somali Canadian peace activist was killed by a stray bullet this week in Mogadishu, the peacekeeping mission in Somalia said Friday, while some family members at her funeral shouted, "We want justice."



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Bill legalizing marijuana clears house panel; could permit VA to recommend use for veterans

The House Judiciary Committee has approved a historic effort to legalize marijuana, which could pave the way for the Department of Veterans Affairs to recommend cannabis use to its patients.



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Major projects get underway at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

More than $200 million worth of projects that have been in the works for years are taking shape at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, promising to boost efficiency and continue the modernization of the nation's oldest continuously operated public shipyard.


Coast Guard repatriates 13 Dominican Republic migrants

Thirteen people trying to illegally migrate from the Dominican Republic to Puerto Rico were spotted adrift Monday and intercepted near Desecheo Island, a tiny, uninhabited island about 13 miles west of Puerto Rico, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.


Veteran overcomes mental illness as he pursues a degree to help him aid others

After years of struggling with mental illness, Marine Corps veteran John Wilkerson, 58, is enrolled at Eastern Michigan University and is aiming for a bachelor's degree in social work.


New Air Force secretary touts Space Force on first official trip overseas

“Establishing a Space Force is going to be one of the most important things that happen in the next year and it is vitally important for America’s defense and America’s way of life,” Air Force secretary Barbara Barrett said.


Retired colonel guilty of bribery in Fort Gordon bid-rigging conspiracy

Retired Army Col. Joseph Young admitted Thursday he joined the "Colonels Cabal" by paying bribes to get bids rigged for his company, at least one of which was for IT work at Fort Gordon.


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Major projects get underway at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

More than $200 million worth of projects that have been in the works for years are taking shape at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, promising to boost efficiency and continue the modernization of the nation's oldest continuously operated public shipyard.


Coast Guard repatriates 13 Dominican Republic migrants

Thirteen people trying to illegally migrate from the Dominican Republic to Puerto Rico were spotted adrift Monday and intercepted near Desecheo Island, a tiny, uninhabited island about 13 miles west of Puerto Rico, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.


Veteran overcomes mental illness as he pursues a degree to help him aid others

After years of struggling with mental illness, Marine Corps veteran John Wilkerson, 58, is enrolled at Eastern Michigan University and is aiming for a bachelor's degree in social work.


New Air Force secretary touts Space Force on first official trip overseas

“Establishing a Space Force is going to be one of the most important things that happen in the next year and it is vitally important for America’s defense and America’s way of life,” Air Force secretary Barbara Barrett said.


Retired colonel guilty of bribery in Fort Gordon bid-rigging conspiracy

Retired Army Col. Joseph Young admitted Thursday he joined the "Colonels Cabal" by paying bribes to get bids rigged for his company, at least one of which was for IT work at Fort Gordon.



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Going strong: At the Naval Academy, record number of women take up powerlifting

Pumping iron in a shabby gym at the U.S. Naval Academy, Jenny Chatwell feels a sense of relief, as if the weight of the world has been jacked from her shoulders. Gone are the everyday pressures faced by midshipmen; in their stead is a calmness marked by clanks, grunts and groans. Lifting, she says, lightens the load.


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Going strong: At the Naval Academy, record number of women take up powerlifting

Pumping iron in a shabby gym at the U.S. Naval Academy, Jenny Chatwell feels a sense of relief, as if the weight of the world has been jacked from her shoulders. Gone are the everyday pressures faced by midshipmen; in their stead is a calmness marked by clanks, grunts and groans. Lifting, she says, lightens the load.