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A $205 million construction project to prepare RAF Lakenheath for the arrival of two squadrons of U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II fighter jets in 2021 officially got underway Monday.



VA abandoned more than 200,000 health care applications this year, records show

An arm of the Veterans Affairs Department in Atlanta eliminated 208,272 applications from across the country for health care amid efforts to shrink a massive backlog of requests, saying they were missing signatures or information about military service and income, according to records.


Pentagon identifies Green Beret killed in Afghanistan

The Department of Defense identifed the soldier Sunday as Sgt. Maj. James G. Sartor, 40, of Teague, Texas.


New squad marksman rifles expected to be in Army hands early next year

The G28 is a military version of the civilian semi-automatic MR308 competition rifle.



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Episode 14: Former British Army leader Tim Collins talks Iraq War, contracting

We are joined this week by former British colonel Tim Collins, who delivered one of the most famous speeches of the Iraq War.

Collins — now involved with security contracting firm New Century — shares his perspective on contracting and how it’s shaping the battlefield.

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Judge weighs bail for Epstein; women urge jail until trial

Two Jeffrey Epstein accusers urged a judge Monday to keep the wealthy financier behind bars until he goes on trial on federal charges that he sexually abused underage girls.


Japan Coast Guard rescues another US servicemember swept out to sea on Okinawa

For the second time in a month, a Japanese coast guard helicopter rescued a U.S. servicemember swept to sea Sunday at a popular but often dangerous swimming and diving spot known as Mermaid Grotto.


Construction of first permanent US F-35 campus in Europe begins at Lakenheath

A $205 million construction project to prepare RAF Lakenheath for the arrival of two squadrons of U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II fighter jets in 2021 officially got underway Monday.


Workers recover hundreds of bodies from mass grave in Syria

In an open field on the outskirts of the Syrian city of Raqqa, workers in black uniforms and red caps work under a scorching sun to dig up bodies from a large mass grave discovered last month.


Congo confirms 1st Ebola case in city of Goma

The Congolese health ministry confirmed an Ebola case in Goma late Sunday, marking the first time the virus has reached the city of more than 2 million people along the border with Rwanda since the epidemic began nearly a year ago.


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Judge weighs bail for Epstein; women urge jail until trial

Two Jeffrey Epstein accusers urged a judge Monday to keep the wealthy financier behind bars until he goes on trial on federal charges that he sexually abused underage girls.


Japan Coast Guard rescues another US servicemember swept out to sea on Okinawa

For the second time in a month, a Japanese coast guard helicopter rescued a U.S. servicemember swept to sea Sunday at a popular but often dangerous swimming and diving spot known as Mermaid Grotto.


Construction of first permanent US F-35 campus in Europe begins at Lakenheath

A $205 million construction project to prepare RAF Lakenheath for the arrival of two squadrons of U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II fighter jets in 2021 officially got underway Monday.


Workers recover hundreds of bodies from mass grave in Syria

In an open field on the outskirts of the Syrian city of Raqqa, workers in black uniforms and red caps work under a scorching sun to dig up bodies from a large mass grave discovered last month.


Congo confirms 1st Ebola case in city of Goma

The Congolese health ministry confirmed an Ebola case in Goma late Sunday, marking the first time the virus has reached the city of more than 2 million people along the border with Rwanda since the epidemic began nearly a year ago.



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VA abandoned more than 200,000 health care applications this year, records show

An arm of the Veterans Affairs Department in Atlanta eliminated 208,272 applications from across the country for health care amid efforts to shrink a massive backlog of requests, saying they were missing signatures or information about military service and income, according to records.



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Construction of first permanent US F-35 campus in Europe begins at Lakenheath

A $205 million construction project to prepare RAF Lakenheath for the arrival of two squadrons of U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II fighter jets in 2021 officially got underway Monday.


Bill that would exonerate black sailors of mutiny after Port Chicago explosion passed by House

The amendment inserted into the National Defense Authorization Act calls on the Secretary of the U.S. Navy to publicly exonerate the "Port Chicago 50" – the group of African-American sailors who refused to go back to the Concord Naval Weapons Station to load and unload dangerous munitions without proper safety training.


Pence praises Coast Guard drug seizure efforts and criticizes immigration system during San Diego visit

In a speech aboard the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Munro ported at Naval Air Station North Island, Vice President Mike Pence told members of the Coast Guard that their work was pivotal to saving American lives.


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Construction of first permanent US F-35 campus in Europe begins at Lakenheath

A $205 million construction project to prepare RAF Lakenheath for the arrival of two squadrons of U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II fighter jets in 2021 officially got underway Monday.


Bill that would exonerate black sailors of mutiny after Port Chicago explosion passed by House

The amendment inserted into the National Defense Authorization Act calls on the Secretary of the U.S. Navy to publicly exonerate the "Port Chicago 50" – the group of African-American sailors who refused to go back to the Concord Naval Weapons Station to load and unload dangerous munitions without proper safety training.


Pence praises Coast Guard drug seizure efforts and criticizes immigration system during San Diego visit

In a speech aboard the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Munro ported at Naval Air Station North Island, Vice President Mike Pence told members of the Coast Guard that their work was pivotal to saving American lives.



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Former boxing champ Pernell Whitaker dies after being hit by car in Virginia

Police in Virginia Beach on Monday said Pernell Whitaker was a pedestrian when struck by the car Sunday night. The driver remained on the scene, where Whitaker was pronounced dead.


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Former boxing champ Pernell Whitaker dies after being hit by car in Virginia

Police in Virginia Beach on Monday said Pernell Whitaker was a pedestrian when struck by the car Sunday night. The driver remained on the scene, where Whitaker was pronounced dead.