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Nearly 51 years after the battle that would launch John L. Canley into the annals of Marine lore, the retired sergeant major stood stoic in the White House on Wednesday as he received the nation’s highest military honor.



Three troops wounded in suicide bombing at Bagram Air Field

A bomb blast wounded three servicemembers near Bagram Air Field Wednesday afternoon. The bomber attacked a patrol, according to a U.S. military spokesman with Resolute Support in Kabul.


Trump says he has yet to visit troops in the Middle East because he is ‘very busy’

The commander-in-chief spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday, and said that while he doesn’t feel it’s “overly necessary” to pay a visit to a military base in a combat zone like Iraq or Afghanistan, he plans to at some point in the future.


Retired admiral says climate-change research may mean 'our survival'

The former head of oceanography and meteorology for the Navy argued for more funding for research to understand the impact of climate change.


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Soldier shot and killed at Fort Campbell identified, husband in custody

Sgt. Brittney Silvers was killed Sunday around 10 p.m. while off duty, and her husband was taken into custody, according to a U.S. Army statement.


Okinawa Marines test healthier chow-hall menu ahead of service-wide rollout

The new “Fresh Line” items — which include options like packaged salads, wraps and flatbread and panini sandwiches — replace popular but fattening options like chili macaroni and cheese that are high in sodium and calories.


Air Force confirms California guardsman killed in fighter crash in Ukraine

An Air National Guard member from California was killed along with a Ukrainian servicemember in a Ukrainian Su-27UB fighter crash Tuesday evening during a large-scale military aviation exercise.



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Senator contends national security could be threatened without Mattis

Sen. Jack Reed, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee, praised Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ experience in light of President Donald Trump’s comments that the defense secretary was a “sort of a Democrat” and could leave his post.


No easy solution for Russia-Japan dispute over islands north of Hokkaido

The Russian presence and the expulsion of more than 17,000 Japanese from the country's Northern Territories remains a source of tension and the reason the nations have yet to sign a peace treaty 73 years after the war.


Trump asks Turkey for audio, video evidence on Khashoggi

President Donald Trump on Wednesday said the U.S. has asked for a recording, "if it exists," of what a Turkish newspaper alleges could reveal gruesome details of what happened to Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.


AFRICOM revamps strategy to empower Africa’s NCOs

U.S. Africa Command is pursuing a new strategy to empower the enlisted ranks across the continent as it concentrates efforts on developing regional training hubs where local forces, not American mentors, will be in the lead.


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Senator contends national security could be threatened without Mattis

Sen. Jack Reed, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee, praised Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ experience in light of President Donald Trump’s comments that the defense secretary was a “sort of a Democrat” and could leave his post.


No easy solution for Russia-Japan dispute over islands north of Hokkaido

The Russian presence and the expulsion of more than 17,000 Japanese from the country's Northern Territories remains a source of tension and the reason the nations have yet to sign a peace treaty 73 years after the war.


Trump asks Turkey for audio, video evidence on Khashoggi

President Donald Trump on Wednesday said the U.S. has asked for a recording, "if it exists," of what a Turkish newspaper alleges could reveal gruesome details of what happened to Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.


AFRICOM revamps strategy to empower Africa’s NCOs

U.S. Africa Command is pursuing a new strategy to empower the enlisted ranks across the continent as it concentrates efforts on developing regional training hubs where local forces, not American mentors, will be in the lead.



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Vets group calls on DOD, VA to help stop fake news targeting veterans, troops

Vietnam Veterans of America is working to find and stop social media pages that target veterans and servicemembers with sensationalized news and hyper-partisan political content.



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US forces storm beaches, practice landing helicopters on ships with Italian and French troops

The U.S. Navy and Marines are training with their Italian and French counterparts in the Mediterranean Sea, during an exercise that coincides with a recent Russian navy buildup in the region.


Okinawa Marines test healthier chow-hall menu ahead of service-wide rollout

The new “Fresh Line” items — which include options like packaged salads, wraps and flatbread and panini sandwiches — replace popular but fattening options like chili macaroni and cheese that are high in sodium and calories.


Fort Bragg suffers $55 million in damage from Florence

Fort Bragg's garrison commander told a Fayetteville audience on Wednesday that the post suffered about $55 million in damage from Hurricane Florence.


Air Force names its hypersonic flight research vehicle the ‘X-60A’

Under development by the Atlanta-based Generation Orbit Launch Services, the X-60A is aimed at helping the Air Force perfect such technologies as scramjet propulsion, high-temperature materials and autonomous control.


Canadian man dies after falling into St. Lawrence River at the Eisenhower Lock

State police and the U.S. Coast Guard are investigating the early-morning death of a Canadian man Tuesday who fell into the waters of the St. Lawrence River at the Eisenhower Lock. He fell while he was tying a ship off prior to entering the locks.


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US forces storm beaches, practice landing helicopters on ships with Italian and French troops

The U.S. Navy and Marines are training with their Italian and French counterparts in the Mediterranean Sea, during an exercise that coincides with a recent Russian navy buildup in the region.


Okinawa Marines test healthier chow-hall menu ahead of service-wide rollout

The new “Fresh Line” items — which include options like packaged salads, wraps and flatbread and panini sandwiches — replace popular but fattening options like chili macaroni and cheese that are high in sodium and calories.


Fort Bragg suffers $55 million in damage from Florence

Fort Bragg's garrison commander told a Fayetteville audience on Wednesday that the post suffered about $55 million in damage from Hurricane Florence.


Air Force names its hypersonic flight research vehicle the ‘X-60A’

Under development by the Atlanta-based Generation Orbit Launch Services, the X-60A is aimed at helping the Air Force perfect such technologies as scramjet propulsion, high-temperature materials and autonomous control.


Canadian man dies after falling into St. Lawrence River at the Eisenhower Lock

State police and the U.S. Coast Guard are investigating the early-morning death of a Canadian man Tuesday who fell into the waters of the St. Lawrence River at the Eisenhower Lock. He fell while he was tying a ship off prior to entering the locks.



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NFL plans no change to national anthem policy, at least through season and perhaps longer

NFL owners left a two-day meeting with no plans to make any changes to the sport's national anthem policy for the foreseeable future, according to multiple people familiar with the league's inner workings.


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NFL plans no change to national anthem policy, at least through season and perhaps longer

NFL owners left a two-day meeting with no plans to make any changes to the sport's national anthem policy for the foreseeable future, according to multiple people familiar with the league's inner workings.