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Seaman Apprentice Joseph Min Naglak, 21, was struck by the propeller of an E-2C Hawkeye on Monday during flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier, which was off the East Coast of the United States.



Students using GI Bill receive incorrect housing payments due to VA technical errors

About 340,000 students attending school using the GI Bill received slightly smaller housing payments in August than they’re eligible for under federal law, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs.


Training on hold as Air Force unit in Texas assesses cause of Tuesday aircraft crash

Flight training is suspended for an Air Force unit in Texas after one of its aircraft crashed Tuesday afternoon near a shopping mall, according to officials at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph.


US soldiers in stable condition after tank accident in Slovakia

Three U.S. soldiers, assigned to the 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, were injured when their Abrams tank struck an embankment Wednesday during a training exercise in Slovakia.


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Marines roll out lightweight jungle uniform

A new tropical uniform, which has been described as “like pajamas,” is being field tested. It's based on the same design as the current Marine Corps combat utilities, but made of a lighter material designed to dry faster and keep Marines cooler.


Police officer gets year in prison for assaulting veteran at VA hospital

A former Veterans Affairs police officer who authorities say repeatedly struck a patient outside a VA hospital in Indianapolis has been sentenced to a year in prison.


The Army is trying to find criminal conduct among immigrant recruits, email shows

A military intelligence unit asked Army Reserve attorneys to scrutinize its completed security screening packets for admissions of potential crimes by immigrant recruits, according to an email obtained by The Washington Post.



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Training on hold as Air Force unit in Texas assesses cause of Tuesday aircraft crash

Flight training is suspended for an Air Force unit in Texas after one of its aircraft crashed Tuesday afternoon near a shopping mall, according to officials at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph.


North Korea agrees to dismantle nuclear complex if US also takes steps; Kim says he'll visit Seoul

Experts said the ball was in President Donald Trump’s court and it remained to be seen if South Korean President Moon Jae-in delivered enough to bring Washington back to the table.


Russia to study Israeli data related to downed plane

Russian President Vladimir Putin has accepted Israel's offer to share detailed information on the Israeli airstrike in Syria that triggered fire by Syrian forces which downed a Russian reconnaissance plane, the Kremlin said Wednesday.


Rumors, conflict challenge Ebola response in eastern Congo

The latest Ebola outbreak in Congo presents complex challenges as the virus spreads for the first time in an area where long-running conflict is hampering aid efforts, the regional Africa chief for the International Federation of the Red Cross said Wednesday.


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Training on hold as Air Force unit in Texas assesses cause of Tuesday aircraft crash

Flight training is suspended for an Air Force unit in Texas after one of its aircraft crashed Tuesday afternoon near a shopping mall, according to officials at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph.


North Korea agrees to dismantle nuclear complex if US also takes steps; Kim says he'll visit Seoul

Experts said the ball was in President Donald Trump’s court and it remained to be seen if South Korean President Moon Jae-in delivered enough to bring Washington back to the table.


Russia to study Israeli data related to downed plane

Russian President Vladimir Putin has accepted Israel's offer to share detailed information on the Israeli airstrike in Syria that triggered fire by Syrian forces which downed a Russian reconnaissance plane, the Kremlin said Wednesday.


Rumors, conflict challenge Ebola response in eastern Congo

The latest Ebola outbreak in Congo presents complex challenges as the virus spreads for the first time in an area where long-running conflict is hampering aid efforts, the regional Africa chief for the International Federation of the Red Cross said Wednesday.



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Students using GI Bill receive incorrect housing payments due to VA technical errors

About 340,000 students attending school using the GI Bill received slightly smaller housing payments in August than they’re eligible for under federal law, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs.



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Sailor killed aboard USS George HW Bush identified, was struck by plane propeller

Seaman Apprentice Joseph Min Naglak, 21, was struck by the propeller of an E-2C Hawkeye on Monday during flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier, which was off the East Coast of the United States.


The Army is trying to find criminal conduct among immigrant recruits, email shows

A military intelligence unit asked Army Reserve attorneys to scrutinize its completed security screening packets for admissions of potential crimes by immigrant recruits, according to an email obtained by The Washington Post.


A bright light in a storm. Coast Guard crew offers relief from Florence with different kind of rescue

Chief Petty Officer Steve Kelly does the cabbage patch in the front seat of his lifted Ford pickup. "Who let the dogs out?" he sings as he swings his arms in a circle. "Coast Guard, Coast Guard." The other members of his Coast Guard team from Kentucky laugh or roll their eyes in embarrassment.


In first estimate, Air Force outlines ideas for creating Space Force

A 15-page memo, signed by Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson, offers the first official estimate of the near-term costs of building a sixth branch of the military to focus on fighting in outer space, and outlines the Air Force’s ideas for doing so.


'We will be there 100 percent,' Trump tells storm victims while visiting NC

Handing out hot dogs, hugs and comforting words, President Donald Trump sought Wednesday to soothe those who suffered losses in Hurricane Florence, declaring that "America grieves for you" as he surveyed damage the powerful storm left behind in parts of North Carolina.


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Sailor killed aboard USS George HW Bush identified, was struck by plane propeller

Seaman Apprentice Joseph Min Naglak, 21, was struck by the propeller of an E-2C Hawkeye on Monday during flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier, which was off the East Coast of the United States.


The Army is trying to find criminal conduct among immigrant recruits, email shows

A military intelligence unit asked Army Reserve attorneys to scrutinize its completed security screening packets for admissions of potential crimes by immigrant recruits, according to an email obtained by The Washington Post.


A bright light in a storm. Coast Guard crew offers relief from Florence with different kind of rescue

Chief Petty Officer Steve Kelly does the cabbage patch in the front seat of his lifted Ford pickup. "Who let the dogs out?" he sings as he swings his arms in a circle. "Coast Guard, Coast Guard." The other members of his Coast Guard team from Kentucky laugh or roll their eyes in embarrassment.


In first estimate, Air Force outlines ideas for creating Space Force

A 15-page memo, signed by Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson, offers the first official estimate of the near-term costs of building a sixth branch of the military to focus on fighting in outer space, and outlines the Air Force’s ideas for doing so.


'We will be there 100 percent,' Trump tells storm victims while visiting NC

Handing out hot dogs, hugs and comforting words, President Donald Trump sought Wednesday to soothe those who suffered losses in Hurricane Florence, declaring that "America grieves for you" as he surveyed damage the powerful storm left behind in parts of North Carolina.



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As report on Maryland football player's death looms, coach's assistants work in limbo

Less than 24 hours before Maryland's Big Ten opener, the results of the external investigation into the death of offensive lineman Jordan McNair will be released. The report is expected to explain the roles of the parties present during the fateful May 29 workout, assigning blame, determining culpability and clearing names.


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As report on Maryland football player's death looms, coach's assistants work in limbo

Less than 24 hours before Maryland's Big Ten opener, the results of the external investigation into the death of offensive lineman Jordan McNair will be released. The report is expected to explain the roles of the parties present during the fateful May 29 workout, assigning blame, determining culpability and clearing names.