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The calls to the three service members were made at the tail end of a day dominated by impeachment hearings against Trump, and after days of efforts by some senior Pentagon officials to change his mind, according to three U.S. officials.



Marine pilot survived in sea for nearly 10 hours after deadly midair collision, smartwatch shows

The data was extracted from the Garmin Fenix 3 smartwatch of Capt. Jahmar Resilard, a Marine Corps pilot who ejected from his F/A-18 Hornet after colliding with a KC-130J tanker last year off the coast of Japan.


South Korea should pay more for US troops by year’s end, Esper says

The Secretary of Defense also called on Seoul to reverse its decision to cancel a military intelligence sharing pact with Japan before the Nov. 23 expiration date.


Nearly two weeks later, Air Force searching 24/7 for remains of airman missing in Gulf of Mexico

Staff Sgt. Cole Condiff, a 29-year-old combat controller with the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron, had an “unplanned parachute departure” from a C-130 fixed-wing aircraft at about 11 a.m. Nov. 5 just south of Hurlburt Field, located in the Florida Panhandle.



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Marine dog is honored for combat valor, along with posthumous awards for three other dogs, two pigeons and a horse

Bass, a Belgian Malinois, served more than six years in Marine Corps special operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and Somalia. During his time in Iraq, Bass conducted more than 350 explosive detections with his handler, Staff Sgt. Alex Schnell. On Thursday, Bass was awarded the Medal of Bravery.


US Army’s new playing cards feature Russian tanks, Chinese missiles and Iranian weapons

An ace of spades embellished with a Russian-made SA-17 could tip a game of Texas Hold ‘em in a soldier’s favor, while also helping him identify a surface-to-air missile system on the ground.


11 sailors suffered minor injuries in fire on USS Iwo Jima

The U.S. Navy says 11 sailors suffered minor injuries when fire broke out Friday on the USS Iwo Jima, now docked at the Naval Station Mayport near Jacksonville.


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Ousted ambassador felt threat; Trump assails her anew

Former U.S. Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch spoke Friday of the “threat” she felt when ousted from her post and learning President Donald Trump had denounced her in his July phone call with Ukraine’s president as Trump assailed Yovanovitch as “bad news” and said she was “going to go through some things.”


'More than just a good soldier': Cavalry unit in South Korea remembers 20-year-old killed in rollover accident

Not a seat inside the Warrior Chapel on Camp Humphreys was empty and soldiers lined the walls to bid farewell to Spc. Nicholas C. Panipinto, a young soldier who had promised to share his outdoor adventures one day with all his friends.


Family gathers in Italy to honor US pilot shot down in 1945

Family members and friends of 1st Lt. Loren Hintz, killed when his P-47 Thunderbolt was brought down by German machine gun fire in April, 1945, will gather Saturday at the American Cemetery and Memorial in Florence, Italy to bury the last of his remains and effects.


Five protesters dead in violence over key Baghdad squares

Iraqi security forces fired live ammunition and tear gas in clashes with protesters in central Baghdad on Friday, killing three people. Separately, two protesters were killed when a roadside bomb exploded in a central square.


Ivanka Trump rejects notion family profits from presidency

Ivanka Trump brushed off criticism that her family has profited off the presidency and said Friday a big difference between her family and Democrat Joe Biden's is that President Donald Trump amassed his fortune before he entered politics while Biden's wealth is "derivative" of his time in office.


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Ousted ambassador felt threat; Trump assails her anew

Former U.S. Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch spoke Friday of the “threat” she felt when ousted from her post and learning President Donald Trump had denounced her in his July phone call with Ukraine’s president as Trump assailed Yovanovitch as “bad news” and said she was “going to go through some things.”


'More than just a good soldier': Cavalry unit in South Korea remembers 20-year-old killed in rollover accident

Not a seat inside the Warrior Chapel on Camp Humphreys was empty and soldiers lined the walls to bid farewell to Spc. Nicholas C. Panipinto, a young soldier who had promised to share his outdoor adventures one day with all his friends.


Family gathers in Italy to honor US pilot shot down in 1945

Family members and friends of 1st Lt. Loren Hintz, killed when his P-47 Thunderbolt was brought down by German machine gun fire in April, 1945, will gather Saturday at the American Cemetery and Memorial in Florence, Italy to bury the last of his remains and effects.


Five protesters dead in violence over key Baghdad squares

Iraqi security forces fired live ammunition and tear gas in clashes with protesters in central Baghdad on Friday, killing three people. Separately, two protesters were killed when a roadside bomb exploded in a central square.


Ivanka Trump rejects notion family profits from presidency

Ivanka Trump brushed off criticism that her family has profited off the presidency and said Friday a big difference between her family and Democrat Joe Biden's is that President Donald Trump amassed his fortune before he entered politics while Biden's wealth is "derivative" of his time in office.



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VIDEOS | USO honoree Ann-Margret looks back at her visits with service members

In four videos, entertainer Ann-Margret talks with Stars and Stripes' Ken-Yon Hardy about the time she spent entertaining the troops in Vietnam and elsewhere, a record of service that earned her the USO's first Bob Hope Legacy Award.



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Remains of long-missing Marine greeted with gratitude and respect in his hometown

Seventy-six years after he was killed in action on a little-known island in the Pacific during World War II, the remains of U.S. Marine Pfc. Joseph Robert Livermore arrived in Bakersfield by motorcade Thursday as hundreds of residents lined the streets and gathered on freeway bridges to welcome him home.


Coast Guard helps trans-Pacific sailor reach California

The Coast Guard has brought a 78-year-old sailor to a California port after he repeatedly ran low on provisions during a five-month trip across the Pacific in a sailboat and requested help.


Navy’s operations specialists first to have training upgraded with more simulators

The Navy is overhauling training school curriculums for new sailors by incorporating more simulator scenarios to practice job skills, as the service looks to boost lax training standards that contributed to two deadly ship collisions in 2017, Navy officials said.


Nearly two weeks later, Air Force searching 24/7 for remains of airman missing in Gulf of Mexico

Staff Sgt. Cole Condiff, a 29-year-old combat controller with the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron, had an “unplanned parachute departure” from a C-130 fixed-wing aircraft at about 11 a.m. Nov. 5 just south of Hurlburt Field, located in the Florida Panhandle.


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Remains of long-missing Marine greeted with gratitude and respect in his hometown

Seventy-six years after he was killed in action on a little-known island in the Pacific during World War II, the remains of U.S. Marine Pfc. Joseph Robert Livermore arrived in Bakersfield by motorcade Thursday as hundreds of residents lined the streets and gathered on freeway bridges to welcome him home.


Coast Guard helps trans-Pacific sailor reach California

The Coast Guard has brought a 78-year-old sailor to a California port after he repeatedly ran low on provisions during a five-month trip across the Pacific in a sailboat and requested help.


Navy’s operations specialists first to have training upgraded with more simulators

The Navy is overhauling training school curriculums for new sailors by incorporating more simulator scenarios to practice job skills, as the service looks to boost lax training standards that contributed to two deadly ship collisions in 2017, Navy officials said.


Nearly two weeks later, Air Force searching 24/7 for remains of airman missing in Gulf of Mexico

Staff Sgt. Cole Condiff, a 29-year-old combat controller with the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron, had an “unplanned parachute departure” from a C-130 fixed-wing aircraft at about 11 a.m. Nov. 5 just south of Hurlburt Field, located in the Florida Panhandle.



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US military academy athletes can now delay service, go pro

The new guidelines state athletes must get approval from the defense secretary, and it requires them to eventually fulfill their military obligation or repay the costs of their education.


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US military academy athletes can now delay service, go pro

The new guidelines state athletes must get approval from the defense secretary, and it requires them to eventually fulfill their military obligation or repay the costs of their education.