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A key Senate committee on Tuesday endorsed a growing movement to enact a 2.6 percent military pay raise, the highest in nearly a decade, as part of an overall proposal to boost troop levels, military programs and benefits.



Veterans groups call for acting VA secretary to step down during Senate confirmation

President Donald Trump’s announcement to nominate Robert Wilkie to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs on a permanent basis prompted new questions this week about whether Wilkie must step aside as acting secretary during his congressional confirmation process.


Mattis won’t ban cellphones from Pentagon; use in secure areas remains restricted

The new guidance follows a months-long review ordered in January by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to probe the use of personal communications devices within the Pentagon. An all-out ban of personal devices was under consideration.


Army to deploy units from Fort Campbell and Fort Bragg

The Army will deploy a Fort Campbell brigade to Afghanistan and a Fort Bragg headquarters unit to Iraq later this year, the service announced Tuesday.


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Trump, Moon try to keep NKorea summit on track amid doubts

President Donald Trump labored with South Korea's Moon Jae-in Tuesday to keep the highly anticipated U.S. summit with North Korea on track after Trump abruptly cast doubt that the June 12 meeting would come off. Setting the stakes sky high, Moon said, "The fate and the future of the Korean Peninsula hinge" on the meeting.


Marine Corps tells company to quit using its name to sell promotional baseball jerseys

A popular retail chain surrendered to the Marines on Tuesday, following a warning from the Corps to quit using its name to sell Memorial Day merchandise.


Military vets-turned-lawmakers say US forces should remain on Korean Peninsula

Reps. Steve Russell, R-Okla., and Ted Lieu, D-Calif., military veterans and members of a key House panel focused on defense issues, also said while they are skeptical of the motivations driving North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, they believe a summit slated between the regime leader and President Donald Trump should go forward.



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Sub base names dive locker after Navy's first female deep-sea diver

Naval Submarines Base New London this week named a new dive locker, the facility used by divers who perform underwater maintenance on the 15 attack submarines based in Groton, after Donna Tobias, the Navy's first female deep-sea diver.


Elderly North Korean spies trapped in South yearn for home

He's spent nearly six decades trapped on enemy soil, surviving 29 years in a prison where he was tortured by South Korean guards before being released to a life of poverty and police surveillance. Now, 89 years old and bedridden with illness, former North Korean spy Seo Ok-yeol just wants to go home.


Fort Hood armored brigade arrives in Europe, ready to roll into Poland

On Sunday morning, some 200 troops from the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division started offloading tanks, armored vehicles and Humvees from the cargo ship Endurance at a port in Antwerp, Belgium.


Congo announces 6 new confirmed cases of Ebola virus

Dozens of health workers in the northwestern provincial capital, Mbandaka, have received vaccinations amid expectations that some will be deployed to the rural epicenter of the epidemic. Front-line workers are especially at risk of contracting the virus, which spreads in contact with the bodily fluids of infected people, including the dead.


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Sub base names dive locker after Navy's first female deep-sea diver

Naval Submarines Base New London this week named a new dive locker, the facility used by divers who perform underwater maintenance on the 15 attack submarines based in Groton, after Donna Tobias, the Navy's first female deep-sea diver.


Elderly North Korean spies trapped in South yearn for home

He's spent nearly six decades trapped on enemy soil, surviving 29 years in a prison where he was tortured by South Korean guards before being released to a life of poverty and police surveillance. Now, 89 years old and bedridden with illness, former North Korean spy Seo Ok-yeol just wants to go home.


Fort Hood armored brigade arrives in Europe, ready to roll into Poland

On Sunday morning, some 200 troops from the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division started offloading tanks, armored vehicles and Humvees from the cargo ship Endurance at a port in Antwerp, Belgium.


Congo announces 6 new confirmed cases of Ebola virus

Dozens of health workers in the northwestern provincial capital, Mbandaka, have received vaccinations amid expectations that some will be deployed to the rural epicenter of the epidemic. Front-line workers are especially at risk of contracting the virus, which spreads in contact with the bodily fluids of infected people, including the dead.



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Pregnant veteran loses unborn child after boyfriend stabs her multiple times

A pregnant woman’s boyfriend stabbed her repeatedly inside their Bronx apartment early Tuesday, critically injuring her and killing the unborn baby, police said.



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Charge dropped against former Fort Bliss soldier accused in El Paso constable's death

A judge approved an amended dismissal motion Monday to drop an aggravated assault charge against a man accused of causing the death of a constable. The decision came after defense lawyers claimed the original motion was unfair and vindictive.


Crews search for 2 women who reportedly jumped off boat

Early Tuesday, a man called the Monroe County Sheriff's Office around 2:30 a.m., saying he lost sight of two women who reportedly jumped from a small row boat off the Florida Keys.


Sub base names dive locker after Navy's first female deep-sea diver

Naval Submarines Base New London this week named a new dive locker, the facility used by divers who perform underwater maintenance on the 15 attack submarines based in Groton, after Donna Tobias, the Navy's first female deep-sea diver.


NASCAR driver to honor fallen airman from Michigan

It has been more than 15 years since U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Scott Sather died in combat in Iraq. On May 27, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Jamie McMurray will carry Sather's name on his windshield around the track as part of a Memorial Day weekend tribute.


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Charge dropped against former Fort Bliss soldier accused in El Paso constable's death

A judge approved an amended dismissal motion Monday to drop an aggravated assault charge against a man accused of causing the death of a constable. The decision came after defense lawyers claimed the original motion was unfair and vindictive.


Crews search for 2 women who reportedly jumped off boat

Early Tuesday, a man called the Monroe County Sheriff's Office around 2:30 a.m., saying he lost sight of two women who reportedly jumped from a small row boat off the Florida Keys.


Sub base names dive locker after Navy's first female deep-sea diver

Naval Submarines Base New London this week named a new dive locker, the facility used by divers who perform underwater maintenance on the 15 attack submarines based in Groton, after Donna Tobias, the Navy's first female deep-sea diver.


NASCAR driver to honor fallen airman from Michigan

It has been more than 15 years since U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Scott Sather died in combat in Iraq. On May 27, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Jamie McMurray will carry Sather's name on his windshield around the track as part of a Memorial Day weekend tribute.



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Hall of fame to redo soccer star Brandi Chastain plaque

A bronze plaque honoring soccer star Brandi Chastain got a red card Tuesday after a social media outcry over its unflattering portrayal of the athlete.


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Hall of fame to redo soccer star Brandi Chastain plaque

A bronze plaque honoring soccer star Brandi Chastain got a red card Tuesday after a social media outcry over its unflattering portrayal of the athlete.