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Air Force drops dress-code criterion of ‘faddish’ for being too subjective

“As we listened to Airmen and Space Professionals, we reviewed our policies and identified language in our dress and appearance instruction that was problematic for certain groups,” said Lisa Truesdale, Air Force deputy director of military force management policy.


Trump wears mask while visiting Walter Reed hospital

President Donald Trump wore a mask during a visit to a military hospital on Saturday, the first time the president has been seen in public with the type of facial covering recommended by health officials as a precaution against spreading or becoming infected by the novel coronavirus.


Service member tests positive for coronavirus after arriving on Guam via Patriot Express

After arriving at Andersen AFB, the service member was isolated and all other military and civilian passengers aboard the flight were quarantined.

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Pompeo refuses to testify unless Senate holds nominee hearings

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is refusing to testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee unless it holds hearings on five senior State Department nominees, including the administration's new ambassador to Ukraine.


Deployment inspires folk singer’s song about Afghanistan

“Lailly and Abdullah” is about Afghan youth in conflict with tradition and features a musician from Alabama singing “Allahu Akbar.”


Former George AFB residents file claim, intend to sue over alleged exposure to toxins

Lisa McCrea arrived at Victorville's George Air Force Base in 1987 a healthy and pregnant 19-year-old military wife. But within the first month, McCrea said her body "just didn't feel right... Something was off."




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Military Matters season two preview: The slaying of Spc. Vanessa Guillén

Next week, as the Military Matters podcast returns with season two, we will focus on the case of Spc. Vanessa Guillén, whose disappearance from Fort Hood, Texas, garnered the attention of officials and celebrities, and whose family was left devastated after remains discovered in nearby woods were determined to be hers.


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US warns its citizens in China they risk 'arbitrary' arrest

The State Department warned U.S. citizens living in or traveling to China they may face arbitrary arrest, the latest sign of deteriorating relations between Washington and Beijing.


Marines put Okinawa bases back on lockdown because of ‘two localized clusters’ of coronavirus

After months with no confirmed infections on the island, “this week the Marine Corps experienced two localized clusters of individuals who tested positive for the virus,” a statement on Facebook said.


Britain's nuclear future uncertain as relations with China fray

Britain's fraying relationship with China has the potential to undo a decade of mixed efforts to keep nuclear power flowing as an aging generation of plants drop out of service.


Virus cases rise sharply in Africa, India; concerns climb about unequal treatment

South Africa's confirmed coronavirus cases have doubled in just two weeks to a quarter-million, and India on Saturday saw its biggest daily spike as its infections passed 800,000.


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US warns its citizens in China they risk 'arbitrary' arrest

The State Department warned U.S. citizens living in or traveling to China they may face arbitrary arrest, the latest sign of deteriorating relations between Washington and Beijing.


Marines put Okinawa bases back on lockdown because of ‘two localized clusters’ of coronavirus

After months with no confirmed infections on the island, “this week the Marine Corps experienced two localized clusters of individuals who tested positive for the virus,” a statement on Facebook said.


Britain's nuclear future uncertain as relations with China fray

Britain's fraying relationship with China has the potential to undo a decade of mixed efforts to keep nuclear power flowing as an aging generation of plants drop out of service.


Virus cases rise sharply in Africa, India; concerns climb about unequal treatment

South Africa's confirmed coronavirus cases have doubled in just two weeks to a quarter-million, and India on Saturday saw its biggest daily spike as its infections passed 800,000.



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DOD knew K2 troops were exposed to cancer-causing toxins; VA continues to deny care

“The Department of Veterans Affairs continues to deny these illnesses are related and continue to deny benefits,” Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-Mass., said Thursday.



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San Diego's Bravo Co. Marine recruits recover from COVID-19, complete boot camp milestone

Although countless recruits have completed the grueling 2-day, 50-mile "Crucible" march, the last training evolution before earning the title "United States Marine," Bravo Company has done so after dozens of recruits contracted and recovered from COVID-19.


Former George AFB residents file claim, intend to sue over alleged exposure to toxins

Lisa McCrea arrived at Victorville's George Air Force Base in 1987 a healthy and pregnant 19-year-old military wife. But within the first month, McCrea said her body "just didn't feel right... Something was off."


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San Diego's Bravo Co. Marine recruits recover from COVID-19, complete boot camp milestone

Although countless recruits have completed the grueling 2-day, 50-mile "Crucible" march, the last training evolution before earning the title "United States Marine," Bravo Company has done so after dozens of recruits contracted and recovered from COVID-19.


Former George AFB residents file claim, intend to sue over alleged exposure to toxins

Lisa McCrea arrived at Victorville's George Air Force Base in 1987 a healthy and pregnant 19-year-old military wife. But within the first month, McCrea said her body "just didn't feel right... Something was off."