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For his heroics on Nov. 10, 2004, David Bellavia will become the first living American — and only the sixth servicemember overall — to receive the Medal of Honor for actions during the Iraq War.



Iran says path to diplomacy is permanently closed after new sanctions against its leader

Iran on Tuesday sharply criticized new U.S. sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic's supreme leader and other top officials, saying the measures spell the "permanent closure" for diplomacy between the two nations.


Another Kadena-based airman found dead at home on Okinawa

Information about the airman, who was found dead inside a residence near Kadena Air Base in Okinawa on Monday, was not readily available.


US soldier dies in Germany following high-speed crash into city gate

German authorities are still investigating the death of a U.S. servicemember whose car crashed into the Hahnbach city gate and erupted in flames on Memorial Day.



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Episode 12: A talk with Tim Lynch, voice of a misunderstood industry

Tim Lynch, retired Marine infantry officer turned contractor, joins us to talk about his experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan — from the mundane to the extraordinary. His insights, thoughts and observations make this episode one of the most dynamic of the season. You won’t want to miss it.

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Allied spending up, Russian weapons on agenda as Esper meets NATO defense ministers

Allies in Europe and Canada boosted defense spending by a combined 3.9% this year, marking the fifth consecutive year defense budgets have increased among non-U.S. NATO allies, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday.


‘No gray area:’ South Korea sets stricter limits on drinking and driving

A new law that took effect in South Korea on Tuesday lowers the legal limit for blood alcohol content to 0.03%, down from the 0.05% that had been the standard for the past 57 years.


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Airborne troops wrap up exercise amid booming howitzers and curious goats

More than 7,000 mostly airborne soldiers from eight NATO nations “battled” through the Balkans in an exercise designed to test the U.S. Global Response Force. The nearly two-week exercise ended Tuesday.


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‘No gray area:’ South Korea sets stricter limits on drinking and driving

A new law that took effect in South Korea on Tuesday lowers the legal limit for blood alcohol content to 0.03%, down from the 0.05% that had been the standard for the past 57 years.


Iran says path to diplomacy is permanently closed after new sanctions against its leader

Iran on Tuesday sharply criticized new U.S. sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic's supreme leader and other top officials, saying the measures spell the "permanent closure" for diplomacy between the two nations.


Ethiopia says plotter of failed coup is killed by military

Ethiopian forces had been hunting down Asamnew since soldiers loyal to him on Saturday attacked a meeting of the Amhara government, killing the regional governor and his adviser.


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‘No gray area:’ South Korea sets stricter limits on drinking and driving

A new law that took effect in South Korea on Tuesday lowers the legal limit for blood alcohol content to 0.03%, down from the 0.05% that had been the standard for the past 57 years.


Iran says path to diplomacy is permanently closed after new sanctions against its leader

Iran on Tuesday sharply criticized new U.S. sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic's supreme leader and other top officials, saying the measures spell the "permanent closure" for diplomacy between the two nations.


Ethiopia says plotter of failed coup is killed by military

Ethiopian forces had been hunting down Asamnew since soldiers loyal to him on Saturday attacked a meeting of the Amhara government, killing the regional governor and his adviser.



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100-year-old WWII veteran is on a quest to visit every state in the US

World War II veteran Sidney Walton is 100 years old, and he’s in a bit of a race. Walton, who served as an Army infantryman in the Pacific Theater, is on a mission to travel to all 50 states and meet all 50 governors.



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USS Boxer arrives in 5th Fleet waters amid tensions with Iran

Thousands of sailors and Marines sailed into 5th Fleet waters Monday as an amphibious assault group led by the USS Boxer deployed to the region, where tensions are flaring between the U.S. and Iran.


Defense to question investigator in case against Navy SEAL

Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher's lawyers contend that Joseph Warpinski, a special agent with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, helped create a "false narrative" against his client by using phony information from frightened witnesses.


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USS Boxer arrives in 5th Fleet waters amid tensions with Iran

Thousands of sailors and Marines sailed into 5th Fleet waters Monday as an amphibious assault group led by the USS Boxer deployed to the region, where tensions are flaring between the U.S. and Iran.


Defense to question investigator in case against Navy SEAL

Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher's lawyers contend that Joseph Warpinski, a special agent with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, helped create a "false narrative" against his client by using phony information from frightened witnesses.



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Jacobs, Andrew named DODEA-Europe's top athletes

Jessica Jacobs and Ogden Andrew may have been Division III athletes in their senior years of high school, but their skills and accomplishments in their sports allowed them to outshine students in higher divisions to earn coveted DODEA-Europe’s Athlete of the Year awards this year.


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Jacobs, Andrew named DODEA-Europe's top athletes

Jessica Jacobs and Ogden Andrew may have been Division III athletes in their senior years of high school, but their skills and accomplishments in their sports allowed them to outshine students in higher divisions to earn coveted DODEA-Europe’s Athlete of the Year awards this year.