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Researchers are hoping the discovery of the USS Abner Read brings some awareness about the Aleutian Islands campaign to the American public. For families of the sailors who died, they want the finding to offer some solace.


About 1,700 troops now fighting wildfires in California and three other states

Troops are using 22 aircraft and more than 100 vehicles to combat the largest wildfire in Californian history.


Green Beret killed in Afghanistan dreamed of joining Special Forces

Sgt. 1st Class Reymund R. Transfiguracion, 36, had deployed in March to Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, the U.S. counterterrorism mission that targets al-Qaida and the local branch of the Islamic State.


Remains from North Korea in moderate to poor condition, could take years to identify

“The mettle of our scientists and the capabilities of our labs will be challenged, but in the months and years ahead, they will make identifications from these remains and give families long-sought answers,” said Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency Director Kelly McKeague.


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USS Ronald Reagan sailor found guilty of attempting to sexually assault children

Prosecutors said Petty Officer 1st Class Gilbert Sandoval tried to meet a person he believed to be a 14-year-old Kinnick High School freshman for sexual acts. He was also accused of planning to have sex with a 7-year-old girl.


PT belt — much like the kind mocked in the military — sold for $30 at Urban Outfitters

The U.S. military has made its mark on the fashion world many times — consider the leather bomber jacket, khaki pants or the wool peacoat — but few soldiers likely would have pegged the infamous “glow” belt to crossover into world of civilian style.


30 Afghan soldiers killed in latest battlefield reversal

The Taliban stormed two small bases in northern Baghlan province on Wednesday, killing dozens of Afghan troops and police officers — the latest in a string of battlefield successes by the guerrillas, officials said.



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NSA contractor Reality Winner facing 'longest sentence' for leaking to media

A Georgia woman who mailed a secret U.S. report to a news organization faces the "longest sentence" ever behind bars for a federal crime involving leaks to the news media, prosecutors said in a court filing.


Iceland hotel offers US military barracks theme experience to travelers

The Base Hotel and Hostel, at the former U.S. Naval Air Station Keflavik, tries to hold on to its American military heritage, by offering unique, military-themed lodgings.


Green Beret killed in Afghanistan dreamed of joining Special Forces

Sgt. 1st Class Reymund R. Transfiguracion, 36, had deployed in March to Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, the U.S. counterterrorism mission that targets al-Qaida and the local branch of the Islamic State.


In heart of West Africa, Burkina Faso faces rising extremism

The once-peaceful Burkina Faso, in the heart of West Africa, is finding itself uncomfortably at the center of a battle between extremists and a regional counterterror effort for which it is relatively unprepared.


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NSA contractor Reality Winner facing 'longest sentence' for leaking to media

A Georgia woman who mailed a secret U.S. report to a news organization faces the "longest sentence" ever behind bars for a federal crime involving leaks to the news media, prosecutors said in a court filing.


Iceland hotel offers US military barracks theme experience to travelers

The Base Hotel and Hostel, at the former U.S. Naval Air Station Keflavik, tries to hold on to its American military heritage, by offering unique, military-themed lodgings.


Green Beret killed in Afghanistan dreamed of joining Special Forces

Sgt. 1st Class Reymund R. Transfiguracion, 36, had deployed in March to Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, the U.S. counterterrorism mission that targets al-Qaida and the local branch of the Islamic State.


In heart of West Africa, Burkina Faso faces rising extremism

The once-peaceful Burkina Faso, in the heart of West Africa, is finding itself uncomfortably at the center of a battle between extremists and a regional counterterror effort for which it is relatively unprepared.




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80,000 gallons of sewage flows into Sinclair Inlet from Naval Base Kitsap

Health officials are warning the public to avoid contact with the water of Sinclair Inlet near Bremerton after 80,000 gallons of sewage spilled from Naval Base Kitsap.


Barge capsizes off Surfside Beach in South Carolina

A Coast Guard boat and helicopter from Georgetown went out to help with the clean up after a barge capsized in waters off Surfside Beach on Wednesday. The barge was there to begin dredging for sand for beach re-nourishment.


Police ID 24-year-old Marine killed in motorcycle accident in South Carolina

The Marine, assigned to Air Station Beaufort, died Monday night after the motorcycle he was driving struck a tree, Beaufort County Deputy Coroner David Ott said.


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80,000 gallons of sewage flows into Sinclair Inlet from Naval Base Kitsap

Health officials are warning the public to avoid contact with the water of Sinclair Inlet near Bremerton after 80,000 gallons of sewage spilled from Naval Base Kitsap.


Barge capsizes off Surfside Beach in South Carolina

A Coast Guard boat and helicopter from Georgetown went out to help with the clean up after a barge capsized in waters off Surfside Beach on Wednesday. The barge was there to begin dredging for sand for beach re-nourishment.


Police ID 24-year-old Marine killed in motorcycle accident in South Carolina

The Marine, assigned to Air Station Beaufort, died Monday night after the motorcycle he was driving struck a tree, Beaufort County Deputy Coroner David Ott said.



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Unified Korean women's basketball team wins at Asian Games

Three North Korean basketball players were part of a unified Korean women's basketball team that defeated Indonesia 108-40 on Wednesday at the Asian Games.


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Unified Korean women's basketball team wins at Asian Games

Three North Korean basketball players were part of a unified Korean women's basketball team that defeated Indonesia 108-40 on Wednesday at the Asian Games.