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It was the fourth such launch this month as the North continues to develop its weapons program amid stalled nuclear talks with the United States. North Korea also has conducted artillery drills in what officials have said is part of its annual winter training.



Trump issues order to bring former troops back to active duty to assist in coronavirus response

President Donald Trump signed an executive order that allows Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper to order units and individual members "and certain Individual Ready Reserve" members to help with the coronavirus response.


Two Okinawa-based US airmen test positive for coronavirus, 18th Wing commander says

The Air Force’s 18th Wing announced Saturday that two airmen assigned to Kadena Air Base have tested positive for coronavirus, making them the first U.S. service members on Okinawa known to be infected with the disease.


Trump sees off NY-bound Navy hospital ship

President Donald Trump visited Naval Station Norfolk Saturday to see off the USNS Comfort as it headed to New York with medical staff and hospital beds to combat the coronavirus pandemic.



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Military Matters Review: Influencers

Hosts Rod Rodriguez and Desmon Farris take a break from the coronavirus by jumping back to the topic of military influencers. They talk with one of the earlier personalities to hit the social media sphere, former Army drill sergeant John Burk. Known in part for his often-controversial videos, Burk gives his thoughts on the world of military and veteran influencers, the value of raising awareness of the issue of veteran suicides, and more.


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FDA approves five-minute virus test for use almost anywhere

Abbott Laboratories is unveiling a coronavirus test that can tell if someone is infected in as little as five minutes and is so small and portable it can be used in almost any health care setting.


Two Okinawa-based US airmen test positive for coronavirus, 18th Wing commander says

The Air Force’s 18th Wing announced Saturday that two airmen assigned to Kadena Air Base have tested positive for coronavirus, making them the first U.S. service members on Okinawa known to be infected with the disease.


Australia prepares to fly cruise passengers to Germany

Australian authorities pressed ahead Saturday with plans to fly 800 cruise ship passengers to Germany this weekend after a downward revision in the number of people on board who needed to be tested for the coronavirus.


Militia attacks on Americans in Iraq are becoming more audacious. The US is wrestling with how to respond.

Iran-backed militias are becoming more audacious in attacking U.S. personnel in Iraq, with rocket strikes against military bases occurring more frequently and, for the first time, in broad daylight.


Virus prevention measures turn violent in parts of Africa

Police fired tear gas at a crowd of Kenyan ferry commuters as the country's first day of a coronavirus curfew slid into chaos. Elsewhere, officers were captured in mobile phone footage whacking people with batons.


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FDA approves five-minute virus test for use almost anywhere

Abbott Laboratories is unveiling a coronavirus test that can tell if someone is infected in as little as five minutes and is so small and portable it can be used in almost any health care setting.


Two Okinawa-based US airmen test positive for coronavirus, 18th Wing commander says

The Air Force’s 18th Wing announced Saturday that two airmen assigned to Kadena Air Base have tested positive for coronavirus, making them the first U.S. service members on Okinawa known to be infected with the disease.


Australia prepares to fly cruise passengers to Germany

Australian authorities pressed ahead Saturday with plans to fly 800 cruise ship passengers to Germany this weekend after a downward revision in the number of people on board who needed to be tested for the coronavirus.


Militia attacks on Americans in Iraq are becoming more audacious. The US is wrestling with how to respond.

Iran-backed militias are becoming more audacious in attacking U.S. personnel in Iraq, with rocket strikes against military bases occurring more frequently and, for the first time, in broad daylight.


Virus prevention measures turn violent in parts of Africa

Police fired tear gas at a crowd of Kenyan ferry commuters as the country's first day of a coronavirus curfew slid into chaos. Elsewhere, officers were captured in mobile phone footage whacking people with batons.



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Spending bill includes nearly $20 billion for VA

The House approved and President Trump signed into law a sweeping $2 trillion measure Friday that includes $19.6 billion for the Department of Veterans Affairs to help respond to the coronavirus pandemic.



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Montford Point Marine's trunk ended up in an estate sale in Connecticut

How did a trunk that once belonged to a decorated Montford Point Marine from New Jersey who fought at Iwo Jima end up in Connecticut? The mystery has the family of Gilmon D. Brooks scratching their heads.


Trump sees off NY-bound Navy hospital ship

President Donald Trump visited Naval Station Norfolk Saturday to see off the USNS Comfort as it headed to New York with medical staff and hospital beds to combat the coronavirus pandemic.


Maryland National Guard member tests positive for COVID-19

The soldier is at home and isolated. About 20 additional soldiers who came into contact with the soldier are now being quarantined as a precaution to prevent the spread of the virus.


Commander of the 128th Air Refueling Wing relieved of duties by adjutant general

The commander of the Wisconsin Air National Guard's 128th Air Refueling Wing has been relieved of his duties due to loss of confidence, the state adjutant general has announced.


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Montford Point Marine's trunk ended up in an estate sale in Connecticut

How did a trunk that once belonged to a decorated Montford Point Marine from New Jersey who fought at Iwo Jima end up in Connecticut? The mystery has the family of Gilmon D. Brooks scratching their heads.


Trump sees off NY-bound Navy hospital ship

President Donald Trump visited Naval Station Norfolk Saturday to see off the USNS Comfort as it headed to New York with medical staff and hospital beds to combat the coronavirus pandemic.


Maryland National Guard member tests positive for COVID-19

The soldier is at home and isolated. About 20 additional soldiers who came into contact with the soldier are now being quarantined as a precaution to prevent the spread of the virus.


Commander of the 128th Air Refueling Wing relieved of duties by adjutant general

The commander of the Wisconsin Air National Guard's 128th Air Refueling Wing has been relieved of his duties due to loss of confidence, the state adjutant general has announced.



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Justice Department sides with girls who sued against transgender athletic policy

Attorney General William Barr signed what is known as a statement of interest Tuesday, arguing against the policy of the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference, which allows athletes to compete as the gender with which they identify.


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Justice Department sides with girls who sued against transgender athletic policy

Attorney General William Barr signed what is known as a statement of interest Tuesday, arguing against the policy of the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference, which allows athletes to compete as the gender with which they identify.