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New 2nd ID commander begins his first tour of duty on Korean Peninsula

Maj. Gen. David Lesperance took charge of the Army’s only permanently deployed division from Maj. Gen. Steve Gilland at a ceremony outside the division headquarters at Camp Humphreys.


Fort Hood’s Ironhorse brigade gets new leader at ceremony in Poland

The Fort Hood-based “Ironhorse” brigade has a new commander to lead it through the remainder of a nine-month rotation in Europe, which had a rocky start when a previous boss was fired.


More US bases in Japan unveil their updated coronavirus mask policies

The revised mask policies at NAF Atsugi and MCAS Iwakuni are stricter than the relaxed policies adopted at six other U.S. installations in Japan and Guam on Monday.




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Episode 10: A former West Point cadet vanishes without a trace

Former West Point cadet Maura Murray disappeared in a small New Hampshire town 17 years ago, and the case continues to stump investigators and the Murray family. On this week’s Military Matters, co-host Jack Murphy speaks with Maura’s sister, Julie Murray.


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88% of children covered by monthly payments starting in July

The payments are part of President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, which expanded the child tax credit for one year and made it possible to pre-pay the benefits on a monthly basis.


Spain, Morocco square off after 6,000 migrants arrive by sea

The sudden influx of migrants has deepened the diplomatic spat between Rabat and Madrid and created a humanitarian crisis for Ceuta, the Spanish city of 85,000 that lies in North Africa on the Mediterranean.


Slain Afghan interpreter’s family approved to come to US, advocates say

The family of an Afghan man who was killed after aiding U.S. troops has received emergency approval to come to America, lawyers and advocates for the family said.


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88% of children covered by monthly payments starting in July

The payments are part of President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, which expanded the child tax credit for one year and made it possible to pre-pay the benefits on a monthly basis.


Spain, Morocco square off after 6,000 migrants arrive by sea

The sudden influx of migrants has deepened the diplomatic spat between Rabat and Madrid and created a humanitarian crisis for Ceuta, the Spanish city of 85,000 that lies in North Africa on the Mediterranean.


Slain Afghan interpreter’s family approved to come to US, advocates say

The family of an Afghan man who was killed after aiding U.S. troops has received emergency approval to come to America, lawyers and advocates for the family said.



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Memorial Day weekend motorcycle ride gets a new starting location at RFK Stadium

AMVETS is organizing the ride, which has typically started at the Pentagon parking lots. However, the Defense Department barred the motorcyclists from gathering at the Pentagon this year, citing the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.



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Coast Guard returns 22 Cuban migrants

The U.S. Coast Guard on Friday returned 22 people from Cuba who were caught at sea off the Florida Keys in two separate migration attempts.


Airmen, sailors gather at Tyndall Air Force Base for air-to-air combat simulation exercises

Checkered Flag is one of the largest air-to-air combat simulation exercises the Department of Defense has to offer. Pilots get real-life training by shooting live missiles at targets.


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Coast Guard returns 22 Cuban migrants

The U.S. Coast Guard on Friday returned 22 people from Cuba who were caught at sea off the Florida Keys in two separate migration attempts.


Airmen, sailors gather at Tyndall Air Force Base for air-to-air combat simulation exercises

Checkered Flag is one of the largest air-to-air combat simulation exercises the Department of Defense has to offer. Pilots get real-life training by shooting live missiles at targets.