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The Marine Corps plans to soon assign a female infantry officer to a combat unit, a historic first, following her anticipated graduation from the service's grueling Infantry Officer Course, service officials said Thursday.


US Forces Korea warns of fake evacuation messages

The command stressed the evacuation order claim was false, saying “USFK did NOT issue this message” and warning recipients not to click on any links or open attachments included in them.


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Big guns, better chow for US soldiers on Russia deterrence mission

At a camp nestled in Lithuania’s remote, rainy forests, a platoon of artillerymen settled into a cycle: maintain the howitzers, work out and chow down on palate-pleasing international field rations as they wait for the order to fire.


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Joe Walsh’s first VetsAid concert delivers charity, 'healing'

The first concert of an initiative by Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Joe Walsh to raise money for veterans featured uniformed servicemembers, a few dozen Gold Star families, countless guitar riffs and an appearance from a U.S. senator.



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US, Russian generals met to discuss ISIS operations in Syria

Generals with the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State met face-to-face with their Russian counterparts recently to discuss ways to keep forces they support in Syria separated on a shrinking battlefield, a U.S. military spokesman said Thursday.


Pay raise, Tricare fees, couples' BAH might take months to set

The fate of these key elements of compensation is uncertain because the Senate and the House treat them differently in separate versions of the fiscal 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (HR 2810) bill.


47 years after Vietnam War secret mission, Green Beret to receive Medal of Honor

A retired Army Green Beret credited with saving multiple lives during a covert four-day mission into Laos to target North Vietnamese soldiers operating there will receive the Medal of Honor next month, 47 years after his heroic actions.



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Facebook to release Russia ads to Congress amid pressure

Facebook says the company will provide the contents of 3,000 ads bought by a Russian agency to congressional investigators. The move comes as the company has faced growing pressure from members of Congress to release the content of the ads.


US Forces Korea warns of fake evacuation messages

The command stressed the evacuation order claim was false, saying “USFK did NOT issue this message” and warning recipients not to click on any links or open attachments included in them.


Thieves near US bases in Germany stealing keyless cars

Owners of keyless cars may want to keep their key fobs in a metal box or even the freezer, following a string of recent car thefts near U.S. bases in Germany.


Report says 15-year US Afghan assistance mission was ill-prepared from the outset

TV shows used as training guides and “cut-and-paste activities” were among the flaws found by a U.S. government watchdog report as it examined why Afghanistan’s forces are unable to secure the country after 15 years of international assistance.


Migrant boat capsizes off Libya, leaves 5 dead, 90 missing

At least five migrants died and more than 90 were missing after their boat capsized off Libya's western coast, a major embarkation point for the perilous Mediterranean crossing to Europe, the Libyan coast guard said Thursday.


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Facebook to release Russia ads to Congress amid pressure

Facebook says the company will provide the contents of 3,000 ads bought by a Russian agency to congressional investigators. The move comes as the company has faced growing pressure from members of Congress to release the content of the ads.


US Forces Korea warns of fake evacuation messages

The command stressed the evacuation order claim was false, saying “USFK did NOT issue this message” and warning recipients not to click on any links or open attachments included in them.


Thieves near US bases in Germany stealing keyless cars

Owners of keyless cars may want to keep their key fobs in a metal box or even the freezer, following a string of recent car thefts near U.S. bases in Germany.


Report says 15-year US Afghan assistance mission was ill-prepared from the outset

TV shows used as training guides and “cut-and-paste activities” were among the flaws found by a U.S. government watchdog report as it examined why Afghanistan’s forces are unable to secure the country after 15 years of international assistance.


Migrant boat capsizes off Libya, leaves 5 dead, 90 missing

At least five migrants died and more than 90 were missing after their boat capsized off Libya's western coast, a major embarkation point for the perilous Mediterranean crossing to Europe, the Libyan coast guard said Thursday.



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For 102-year-old female WWII veteran, Honor Flight was 'a dream come true'

The Flag City Honor Flight group visiting Washington, D.C. from Ohio on Wednesday included 102-year-old Betty Casselman, a Marine who taught pilots the difference between friend and foe during the war.



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3 rescued, 1 dead on boat that went missing in Hurricane Maria

The U.S. Coast Guard says a woman and two children were rescued from a boat that went missing off Puerto Rico during Hurricane Maria, but a man died aboard the vessel. His body was not retrieved and the boat capsized.


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Big guns, better chow for US soldiers on Russia deterrence mission

At a camp nestled in Lithuania’s remote, rainy forests, a platoon of artillerymen settled into a cycle: maintain the howitzers, work out and chow down on palate-pleasing international field rations as they wait for the order to fire.


GALLERY

Airmen, soldiers sharpen skills on Korean Peninsula among rising tensions

The Air Force and Army honed their warfighting skills on the Korean Peninsula this week, conducting a pair of exercises as Washington and Pyongyang traded barbs at the United Nations.


Coast Guard cutter Sherman returns to Hawaii from Arctic deployment

The Honolulu-based Coast Guard cutter Sherman returned Wednesday after a 94-day, 16,000 mile patrol in the Arctic Ocean and Bering Sea in a region where melting sea ice is causing commercial and military activity to heat up as well.


Marine Corps expects to have a female infantry officer among its ranks for the first time

The Marine Corps plans to soon assign a female infantry officer to a combat unit, a historic first, following her anticipated graduation from the service's grueling Infantry Officer Course, service officials said Thursday.


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3 rescued, 1 dead on boat that went missing in Hurricane Maria

The U.S. Coast Guard says a woman and two children were rescued from a boat that went missing off Puerto Rico during Hurricane Maria, but a man died aboard the vessel. His body was not retrieved and the boat capsized.


GALLERY

Big guns, better chow for US soldiers on Russia deterrence mission

At a camp nestled in Lithuania’s remote, rainy forests, a platoon of artillerymen settled into a cycle: maintain the howitzers, work out and chow down on palate-pleasing international field rations as they wait for the order to fire.


GALLERY

Airmen, soldiers sharpen skills on Korean Peninsula among rising tensions

The Air Force and Army honed their warfighting skills on the Korean Peninsula this week, conducting a pair of exercises as Washington and Pyongyang traded barbs at the United Nations.


Coast Guard cutter Sherman returns to Hawaii from Arctic deployment

The Honolulu-based Coast Guard cutter Sherman returned Wednesday after a 94-day, 16,000 mile patrol in the Arctic Ocean and Bering Sea in a region where melting sea ice is causing commercial and military activity to heat up as well.


Marine Corps expects to have a female infantry officer among its ranks for the first time

The Marine Corps plans to soon assign a female infantry officer to a combat unit, a historic first, following her anticipated graduation from the service's grueling Infantry Officer Course, service officials said Thursday.



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Army 'beat up pretty good' heading into Tulane

The aftermath of Army's 38-7 loss was the one that Coach Jeff Monken and his staff had hoped to avoid. The Black Knights head to Tulane on Saturday with some key injuries.


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Army 'beat up pretty good' heading into Tulane

The aftermath of Army's 38-7 loss was the one that Coach Jeff Monken and his staff had hoped to avoid. The Black Knights head to Tulane on Saturday with some key injuries.