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When President Donald Trump arrives at NATO headquarters on Thursday, allies will be under intense pressure to live up to demands from an American administration that has threatened to make the thorny issue of increased allied defense spending a condition for guaranteeing U.S. commitment to 68-year-old military pact.



Navy looks to increase personnel, ship maintenance with 2018 budget

The Navy is looking to fiscal year 2018 to regain readiness after years of budget shortfalls, short-term patches and cuts that have weakened maintenance and training, according to a Navy official.


Americans roll out Ukrainian tanks for Combined Resolve exercise

American soldiers on Tuesday used British Army equipment to transport Ukrainian T-64 tanks from here to Hohenfels in preparation for a Ukrainian tank platoon’s participation in Exercise Combined Resolve.


US chooses Nigeria for next Army chiefs summit despite human rights concern

As the African Land Forces Summit ended recently in this southern African nation whose tiny military specializes in peacekeeping, plans were already being laid for next year’s meeting in a location at the center of some of the continent’s most pressing problems.



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Navy says short-notice PCS moves will continue for families

Sailors should expect less notice — just two months — when it’s time for them to move to a new duty station, the Navy announced Monday.


Hawaii jet took off with unruly passenger despite red flags

Anil Uskanli, who authorities say inspired so much fear among flight attendants on a Hawaii-bound jet that fighter jets were scrambled to escort the plane, raised a series of possible red flags at Los Angeles International Airport before the flight took off.


Amazon turns to military vets as it looks for management talent

A former U.S. Navy captain who retired from the military in December, has joined a different type of army: Amazon.com, where he’s leading a team of about 70 people at a fulfillment center in Columbus, Ohio.



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Police find Nazi items, explosives during murder probe in Florida

A Florida teenager killed two roommates who had once shared his neo-Nazi beliefs before he converted to Islam, police and the FBI said. A fourth roommate, a member of the Florida National Guard, was arrested on charges related to the alleged discovery of bomb-making materials.


North Korea says ready to deploy, mass-produce new missile

North Korea said Monday it is ready to start mass-producing a new medium-range missile after a weekend test-launch confirmed its combat readiness. It called the missile, capable of reaching Japan and major U.S. military bases there, an "answer" to U.S. President Donald Trump's policies.


Manchester police name bomber, hunt for accomplices

Manchester police chief Ian Hopkins identified the bombing suspect as 22-year-old Salman Abedi. A European security official said Abedi was a Briton of Libyan descent.


Clashes between US troops, al-Qaida militants in Yemen

U.S. Central Command says the forces used "a combination of small arms fire and precision airstrikes" to attack the compound in Marib Governorate in central Yemen.


US chooses Nigeria for next Army chiefs summit despite human rights concern

As the African Land Forces Summit ended recently in this southern African nation whose tiny military specializes in peacekeeping, plans were already being laid for next year’s meeting in a location at the center of some of the continent’s most pressing problems.


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Police find Nazi items, explosives during murder probe in Florida

A Florida teenager killed two roommates who had once shared his neo-Nazi beliefs before he converted to Islam, police and the FBI said. A fourth roommate, a member of the Florida National Guard, was arrested on charges related to the alleged discovery of bomb-making materials.


North Korea says ready to deploy, mass-produce new missile

North Korea said Monday it is ready to start mass-producing a new medium-range missile after a weekend test-launch confirmed its combat readiness. It called the missile, capable of reaching Japan and major U.S. military bases there, an "answer" to U.S. President Donald Trump's policies.


Manchester police name bomber, hunt for accomplices

Manchester police chief Ian Hopkins identified the bombing suspect as 22-year-old Salman Abedi. A European security official said Abedi was a Briton of Libyan descent.


Clashes between US troops, al-Qaida militants in Yemen

U.S. Central Command says the forces used "a combination of small arms fire and precision airstrikes" to attack the compound in Marib Governorate in central Yemen.


US chooses Nigeria for next Army chiefs summit despite human rights concern

As the African Land Forces Summit ended recently in this southern African nation whose tiny military specializes in peacekeeping, plans were already being laid for next year’s meeting in a location at the center of some of the continent’s most pressing problems.



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Trump’s budget calls for cuts to VA benefits programs as tradeoff for extending Choice

President Donald Trump’s budget released Tuesday proposes cutting monthly stipends to some disabled, unemployed veterans and reducing veterans’ cost-of-living adjustments as offsets to continue a program that allows veterans to seek care outside the Department of Veterans Affairs.



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Navy looks to increase personnel, ship maintenance with 2018 budget

The Navy is looking to fiscal year 2018 to regain readiness after years of budget shortfalls, short-term patches and cuts that have weakened maintenance and training, according to a Navy official.


Air Force command chief master sergeant faces 17 charges at Article 32 hearing

A noted Air Force command chief master sergeant who was removed from duty in November now faces two new charges for “indecent recording,” the service announced Monday.


US chooses Nigeria for next Army chiefs summit despite human rights concern

As the African Land Forces Summit ended recently in this southern African nation whose tiny military specializes in peacekeeping, plans were already being laid for next year’s meeting in a location at the center of some of the continent’s most pressing problems.


Marine Corps veteran mails 3,000th care package to troops in Afghanistan

Among Marines, Don Downer has become known as the "Spam Czar" because a signature care package item is a can of Spam. His 3,000th care package also included magazines; foot powder; Tobasco sauce; Vienna sausage; sunflower seeds; Pop-Tarts; and Cracker Jacks.


Coast Guard rescues 2 kayakers off Alaska's southern coast

The U.S. Coast Guard says it rescued two kayakers who were near an island off the coast of southern Alaska and became separated as the weather deteriorated.


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Navy looks to increase personnel, ship maintenance with 2018 budget

The Navy is looking to fiscal year 2018 to regain readiness after years of budget shortfalls, short-term patches and cuts that have weakened maintenance and training, according to a Navy official.


Air Force command chief master sergeant faces 17 charges at Article 32 hearing

A noted Air Force command chief master sergeant who was removed from duty in November now faces two new charges for “indecent recording,” the service announced Monday.


US chooses Nigeria for next Army chiefs summit despite human rights concern

As the African Land Forces Summit ended recently in this southern African nation whose tiny military specializes in peacekeeping, plans were already being laid for next year’s meeting in a location at the center of some of the continent’s most pressing problems.


Marine Corps veteran mails 3,000th care package to troops in Afghanistan

Among Marines, Don Downer has become known as the "Spam Czar" because a signature care package item is a can of Spam. His 3,000th care package also included magazines; foot powder; Tobasco sauce; Vienna sausage; sunflower seeds; Pop-Tarts; and Cracker Jacks.


Coast Guard rescues 2 kayakers off Alaska's southern coast

The U.S. Coast Guard says it rescued two kayakers who were near an island off the coast of southern Alaska and became separated as the weather deteriorated.



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European softball preview

Can anyone stop the Ramstein juggernaut?

It’s not a high bar to clear, but the 2017 DODEA-Europe softball championships can improve upon the 2016 edition by simply playing out its three-day schedule.


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European softball preview

Can anyone stop the Ramstein juggernaut?

It’s not a high bar to clear, but the 2017 DODEA-Europe softball championships can improve upon the 2016 edition by simply playing out its three-day schedule.



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