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Navy’s senior enlisted sailor under investigation

The Navy has launched a misconduct inquiry into accusations raised against Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Steven Giordano, claiming he has fostered a hostile workplace in his Pentagon office.


Trump: ‘We are going to have the Space Force’

The president said the new force would be part of his administration’s efforts to return “American dominance” to space, as he vowed to send new missions to the moon and eventually to Mars.


Artillerymen, camels and drone footage: Marine photographer’s dramatic shots earn top honors

Sgt. Matthew Callahan, a Marine who filmed and photographed artillery strikes on the Islamic State in Syria is the first servicemember ever to be named both Military Photographer and Videographer of the Year.


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Marines give moms, dads more time off with update to parental-leave policy

The update – which went into effect June 14 and can be used by parents whose children were born as far back as Dec. 23, 2016 – adds six weeks of primary caregiver leave that can be taken in conjunction with six weeks of maternity leave.


Russian bunkers near Poland could be storing nuclear weapons, report says

A series of satellite images analyzed by the Washington-based Federation of American Scientists show one of three underground bunkers in the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad being excavated, renovated and then covered.


Japanese F-15s narrowly avoid collision with commuter plane on Okinawa

A pair of Japanese fighter jets were at “very high risk” of colliding with an incoming commuter plane after pulling onto an Okinawa runway last week.



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Massachusetts governor: National Guard won't go to border

Gov. Charlie Baker is reversing a decision to send a Massachusetts National Guard helicopter to the country's southern border, citing the Trump administration's policy of separating children from their parents.


China says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visiting Beijing

Chinese state media say North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will make a two-day visit to Beijing starting Tuesday following his groundbreaking summit with President Donald Trump in Singapore last week.


Senate may require Pentagon to study permanent US presence in Poland

Specifically, the Pentagon is to examine whether a permanently assigned Army brigade combat team would be effective and how Russia might react to such a move. Poland currently hosts U.S. Army and NATO forces, who rotate between Poland and the three Baltic states of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.


UN chief warns Gaza violence is close 'to the brink of war'

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the escalation of violence in Gaza is "a warning to all how close to the brink of war the situation is," and he is urging Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers to recommit to the cease-fire that ended their 2014 war.


Liberian's trial in Philadelphia highlights complicated US legacy in war-torn African nation

Testimony has amounted to a crash course in history for a jury largely unfamiliar with a conflict in a nation thousands of miles and an ocean away. The accounts highlight Liberia's complicated history with the U.S. and American efforts to influence the civil war.


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Massachusetts governor: National Guard won't go to border

Gov. Charlie Baker is reversing a decision to send a Massachusetts National Guard helicopter to the country's southern border, citing the Trump administration's policy of separating children from their parents.


China says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visiting Beijing

Chinese state media say North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will make a two-day visit to Beijing starting Tuesday following his groundbreaking summit with President Donald Trump in Singapore last week.


Senate may require Pentagon to study permanent US presence in Poland

Specifically, the Pentagon is to examine whether a permanently assigned Army brigade combat team would be effective and how Russia might react to such a move. Poland currently hosts U.S. Army and NATO forces, who rotate between Poland and the three Baltic states of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.


UN chief warns Gaza violence is close 'to the brink of war'

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the escalation of violence in Gaza is "a warning to all how close to the brink of war the situation is," and he is urging Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers to recommit to the cease-fire that ended their 2014 war.


Liberian's trial in Philadelphia highlights complicated US legacy in war-torn African nation

Testimony has amounted to a crash course in history for a jury largely unfamiliar with a conflict in a nation thousands of miles and an ocean away. The accounts highlight Liberia's complicated history with the U.S. and American efforts to influence the civil war.



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Fifty years after he disappeared over Laos, remains of Fla. Air Force veteran return home

In November 1969, at a hotel in Bangkok, Thailand, Air Force Capt. James White and his wife Sharon enjoyed their last night out together. The next morning, the 27-year-old pilot took off on another secret mission to attack the communist Pathet Lao forces. He was never seen again.



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Federal court overturns Marine general's Guantanamo war court contempt conviction

A federal judge on Monday overturned the contempt conviction of Marine Brig. Gen. John Baker, who is in charge of Guantanamo's war court defense teams, ruling that the military judge overstepped his role.


Navy’s senior enlisted sailor under investigation

The Navy has launched a misconduct inquiry into accusations raised against Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Steven Giordano, claiming he has fostered a hostile workplace in his Pentagon office.


Cape Hatteras Lighthouse could get a new LED light

The beacon atop the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is decades old and needs constant repair. The light went dark twice this year after aging components broke down. The Coast Guard is considering changing the bulb to the latest technology available – an LED light.


Father follows in son's jump boots

When Capt. Matthew Christensen graduated from the U.S. Army Airborne School at Fort Benning, Georgia, the elder Christensen was taking cues from his son, Spc. Caleb Christensen.


Remains of airman listed MIA during Vietnam returned home

Growing up, Margaret Stewart learned about and knew much about her grandfather, Peter Stewart: he was a colonel in the United States Air Force; the father of six flew combat missions in World War II, the Korean War and he in Vietnam. But she never got to meet him.


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Federal court overturns Marine general's Guantanamo war court contempt conviction

A federal judge on Monday overturned the contempt conviction of Marine Brig. Gen. John Baker, who is in charge of Guantanamo's war court defense teams, ruling that the military judge overstepped his role.


Navy’s senior enlisted sailor under investigation

The Navy has launched a misconduct inquiry into accusations raised against Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Steven Giordano, claiming he has fostered a hostile workplace in his Pentagon office.


Cape Hatteras Lighthouse could get a new LED light

The beacon atop the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is decades old and needs constant repair. The light went dark twice this year after aging components broke down. The Coast Guard is considering changing the bulb to the latest technology available – an LED light.


Father follows in son's jump boots

When Capt. Matthew Christensen graduated from the U.S. Army Airborne School at Fort Benning, Georgia, the elder Christensen was taking cues from his son, Spc. Caleb Christensen.


Remains of airman listed MIA during Vietnam returned home

Growing up, Margaret Stewart learned about and knew much about her grandfather, Peter Stewart: he was a colonel in the United States Air Force; the father of six flew combat missions in World War II, the Korean War and he in Vietnam. But she never got to meet him.



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Trotz resigns as coach of Stanley Cup-winning Capitals

Barry Trotz abruptly stepped down as coach of the Washington Capitals on Monday after failing to agree to terms on a new contract, leaving the newly minted Stanley Cup champions without a coach with the draft coming up later this week and free agency opening next month.


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Trotz resigns as coach of Stanley Cup-winning Capitals

Barry Trotz abruptly stepped down as coach of the Washington Capitals on Monday after failing to agree to terms on a new contract, leaving the newly minted Stanley Cup champions without a coach with the draft coming up later this week and free agency opening next month.