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Approval of a new uniform design would be the first update to the Air Force’s service dress uniform in decades. Airmen have long complained that the current service dress uniform looks more like corporate than military attire.



IG report: Veteran caregivers face long waits for VA assistance

A lack of accountability resulted in caregivers for injured veterans being blocked for months – and sometimes years – from a Department of Veterans Affairs program created to assist them, a VA watchdog reported.


Six provisions of the 2019 NDAA that could impact your wallet

Servicemembers will see a rash of changes with the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act that could impact their pocketbooks, especially if companion legislation to fund the newly signed law gains congressional approval in the coming weeks.


Trump cancels $92M military parade, cites cost, says maybe next year

President Donald Trump said Friday he had canceled plans for a Veterans Day military parade, citing the "ridiculously high" price tag — a day after U.S. officials said the November event could cost $92 million, more than three times the price first suggested by the White House.


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McRaven: ‘I would consider it an honor if you would revoke my security clearance as well’

One day after President Donald Trump stripped former CIA director John Brennan of his security clearance, the commander of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden said it would be an honor if the president would take away his own clearance next.


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Afghanistan’s tank battalion is melting away

Many of Afghanistan's remaining Soviet-made T-55s and T-62s are gradually succumbing to the ravages of time. Maintainers can barely keep the beasts running, and those they can’t are being cannibalized for parts or sold off as scrap.


Battle lines form over decision to return church bells to Philippines

Veterans and lawmakers from Wyoming have voiced their objections to a Pentagon plan to return church bells seized by U.S. troops more than a century ago after a battle during the Philippine-American war.



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Iraq War veteran gets life in prison for Florida airport shooting

An Iraq war veteran, Esteban Santiago was diagnosed, after the January 2017 Florida airport shooting that left five people dead, as schizophrenic but was found competent to understand legal proceedings.


Battle lines form over decision to return church bells to Philippines

Veterans and lawmakers from Wyoming have voiced their objections to a Pentagon plan to return church bells seized by U.S. troops more than a century ago after a battle during the Philippine-American war.


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Soldiers run, shoot, fight to earn title of ‘best warrior’ in Europe

After a week of grueling tests of physical fitness and martial arts skills, three soldiers emerged victorious at the 2018 U.S. Army Europe Best Warrior competition.


Mattis says further Taliban assaults likely in weeks ahead

The Taliban is likely to keep up its recent surge of violence in advance of scheduled parliamentary elections in October but Western-backed Afghan defenses will not break, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday.


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Egypt’s record on human rights is getting worse. Could withholding American military aid help?

The pattern over the last five years has been consistent: The U.S. withholds military aid from Egypt, citing human rights concerns, only to eventually release the funds before any substantial improvement.


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Iraq War veteran gets life in prison for Florida airport shooting

An Iraq war veteran, Esteban Santiago was diagnosed, after the January 2017 Florida airport shooting that left five people dead, as schizophrenic but was found competent to understand legal proceedings.


Battle lines form over decision to return church bells to Philippines

Veterans and lawmakers from Wyoming have voiced their objections to a Pentagon plan to return church bells seized by U.S. troops more than a century ago after a battle during the Philippine-American war.


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Soldiers run, shoot, fight to earn title of ‘best warrior’ in Europe

After a week of grueling tests of physical fitness and martial arts skills, three soldiers emerged victorious at the 2018 U.S. Army Europe Best Warrior competition.


Mattis says further Taliban assaults likely in weeks ahead

The Taliban is likely to keep up its recent surge of violence in advance of scheduled parliamentary elections in October but Western-backed Afghan defenses will not break, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday.


Analysis

Egypt’s record on human rights is getting worse. Could withholding American military aid help?

The pattern over the last five years has been consistent: The U.S. withholds military aid from Egypt, citing human rights concerns, only to eventually release the funds before any substantial improvement.



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IG report: Veteran caregivers face long waits for VA assistance

A lack of accountability resulted in caregivers for injured veterans being blocked for months – and sometimes years – from a Department of Veterans Affairs program created to assist them, a VA watchdog reported.



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Navy's $11 billion carrier falling short on reducing labor costs

Huntington Ingalls Industries, the sole U.S. builder of aircraft carriers, continues to fall short of the Navy's demand to cut labor expenses to stay within an $11.39 billion cost cap mandated by Congress on the second in a new class of warships.


Crews recover bodies of 2 men who drowned off Georgia beach

The Coast Guard, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and other agencies helped Tybee Island Fire and Rescue crews search for the two men, who went missing Monday evening.


B-2 stealth bombers fly in for first deployment in Hawaii

The bombers, which are capable of carrying nuclear and conventional weapons, flew into Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on Wednesday from Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri.


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Okinawa-based Marines attempt to win hearts and minds through music

By constant touring and gigging across the Pacific, members of the III Marine Expeditionary Force Band attempt to win hearts and minds through the international language of music and by putting a friendly face on American foreign policy.


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Navy's $11 billion carrier falling short on reducing labor costs

Huntington Ingalls Industries, the sole U.S. builder of aircraft carriers, continues to fall short of the Navy's demand to cut labor expenses to stay within an $11.39 billion cost cap mandated by Congress on the second in a new class of warships.


Crews recover bodies of 2 men who drowned off Georgia beach

The Coast Guard, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and other agencies helped Tybee Island Fire and Rescue crews search for the two men, who went missing Monday evening.


B-2 stealth bombers fly in for first deployment in Hawaii

The bombers, which are capable of carrying nuclear and conventional weapons, flew into Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on Wednesday from Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri.


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Okinawa-based Marines attempt to win hearts and minds through music

By constant touring and gigging across the Pacific, members of the III Marine Expeditionary Force Band attempt to win hearts and minds through the international language of music and by putting a friendly face on American foreign policy.



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ANALYSIS

Tiger Woods gave golf a boost. Who can do that for NASCAR?

Tiger Woods gave golf a much-needed boost with his run at the PGA Championship last week. NASCAR feels it had a similar moment when Chase Elliott finally won his first race earlier this month at Watkins Glen.


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ANALYSIS

Tiger Woods gave golf a boost. Who can do that for NASCAR?

Tiger Woods gave golf a much-needed boost with his run at the PGA Championship last week. NASCAR feels it had a similar moment when Chase Elliott finally won his first race earlier this month at Watkins Glen.