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Navy pushes ahead with plans to stand up another numbered fleet in the Indo-Pacific

The Navy can’t rely on 7th Fleet alone to cover an almost 48 million-square-mile operations area, the service’s top civilian leader said.


Trump orders the withdrawal of the majority of US troops in Somalia

Most of the troops to be removed from Somalia will be relocated to neighboring countries, from where they will continue efforts against the al-Qaida-aligned al-Shabab group.


US military adds 19 new cases to its coronavirus totals in Japan

On Okinawa, the prefectural government reported another 20 coronavirus infections on U.S. bases Friday. Yokota Air Base in western Tokyo said 12 people tested positive while Yokosuka Naval Base, homeport of the 7th Fleet, reported six cases.




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Episode nine: Navigating new social media and Section 230

Thousands of service members and veterans have migrated away from Twitter and Facebook to new social media sites such as MeWe and Parler, but why? And a recent tweet from President Trump puts Section 230 back in the spotlight. What is Section 230 and how will that affect social media as we know it?

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'It was such a brutal crime:' Autopsy report shows Fort Bragg soldier was decapitated

Spc. Enrique Roman-Martinez was killed in May while he was camping with fellow soldiers on an island at Cape Lookout National Seashore. The Army is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the apprehension of the person or persons responsible for the murder.


Soldier and veteran found dead at Fort Bragg had longtime ties to the base

Master Sgt. William J. Lavigne II, 37, with U.S. Army Special Operations Command's Headquarters and Headquarters Company, and Timothy Dumas, 44, an Army veteran from Pinehurst, N.C., were found Wednesday in a training area on Fort Bragg, near Fayetteville.


Misawa airman who posted on Instagram about sexual harassment was granted a transfer

Airman 1st Class Sarah Figueroa on Oct. 14 posted a photo of herself in uniform to Instagram and wrote that she was “a victim of sexual harassment in the Air Force” by a coworker.



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Pentagon blocks visits to military spy agencies by Biden transition team

The rejections from the National Security Agency and the Defense Intelligence Agency came even as Biden advisers spent much of this week meeting with officials at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the CIA.


Defense bill would continue Stars and Stripes' funding

The compromise Defense Department spending and policy bill lawmakers revealed Thursday would fund Stars and Stripes in 2021, maintaining the news organization that the Pentagon sought to close earlier this year.


Defense spending bill would rein in US troop drawdown from Afghanistan

U.S. lawmakers have moved to block the Trump administration’s rapid drawdown of American forces from Afghanistan, with a measure in the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act that would require input from other government agencies before more troops can be withdrawn.


Trump orders the withdrawal of the majority of US troops in Somalia

Most of the troops to be removed from Somalia will be relocated to neighboring countries, from where they will continue efforts against the al-Qaida-aligned al-Shabab group.


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Pentagon blocks visits to military spy agencies by Biden transition team

The rejections from the National Security Agency and the Defense Intelligence Agency came even as Biden advisers spent much of this week meeting with officials at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the CIA.


Defense bill would continue Stars and Stripes' funding

The compromise Defense Department spending and policy bill lawmakers revealed Thursday would fund Stars and Stripes in 2021, maintaining the news organization that the Pentagon sought to close earlier this year.


Defense spending bill would rein in US troop drawdown from Afghanistan

U.S. lawmakers have moved to block the Trump administration’s rapid drawdown of American forces from Afghanistan, with a measure in the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act that would require input from other government agencies before more troops can be withdrawn.


Trump orders the withdrawal of the majority of US troops in Somalia

Most of the troops to be removed from Somalia will be relocated to neighboring countries, from where they will continue efforts against the al-Qaida-aligned al-Shabab group.




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F.E. Warren AFB begins initial preparations for nuclear missile replacement project

After the announcement earlier this year that F.E. Warren Air Force Base would be the first to have its nuclear missiles replaced in the coming decade, base officials have started initial preparations for the project, which could begin as soon as 2022.


'It was such a brutal crime:' Autopsy report shows Fort Bragg soldier was decapitated

Spc. Enrique Roman-Martinez was killed in May while he was camping with fellow soldiers on an island at Cape Lookout National Seashore. The Army is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the apprehension of the person or persons responsible for the murder.


Submarine funding is restored in final version of defense bill

The final version of a defense policy bill agreed on by House and Senate negotiators restores funding for the construction of two Virginia-class submarines, built in Groton, and authorizes billions of dollars for Connecticut's defense industry.


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F.E. Warren AFB begins initial preparations for nuclear missile replacement project

After the announcement earlier this year that F.E. Warren Air Force Base would be the first to have its nuclear missiles replaced in the coming decade, base officials have started initial preparations for the project, which could begin as soon as 2022.


'It was such a brutal crime:' Autopsy report shows Fort Bragg soldier was decapitated

Spc. Enrique Roman-Martinez was killed in May while he was camping with fellow soldiers on an island at Cape Lookout National Seashore. The Army is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the apprehension of the person or persons responsible for the murder.


Submarine funding is restored in final version of defense bill

The final version of a defense policy bill agreed on by House and Senate negotiators restores funding for the construction of two Virginia-class submarines, built in Groton, and authorizes billions of dollars for Connecticut's defense industry.