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The expansion grants veterans with a documented service-related disability, Purple Heart recipients, former prisoners of war and certain veteran caregivers access to commissaries, military exchanges, and some morale, welfare and recreation services on bases within the United States.



US may continue to make changes to military drills in South Korea for diplomacy’s sake, Esper says

Washington already has canceled or reduced the scope of several annual exercises after President Donald Trump announced he was “stopping the war games” after his first summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un last year.


US transfers patrol boats to Ukraine as military aid takes center stage during impeachment hearings

The two retired Coast Guard vessels were formally handed over to Ukraine at a ceremony in the port of Odessa on Wednesday — the same day that U.S. diplomats testifying in an impeachment hearing in Washington said delays in U.S. military aid have raised doubts about the Trump administration’s commitment to Ukraine.


Fort Carson Army sergeant killed by fellow soldier in shooting, police say

Sgt. Alexis Sanchez, remembered as a doting father and devout Christian by friends and family, was shot and killed in his apartment Oct. 27. Cpl. William Garcia — who, like Sanchez, is assigned to the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division — is accused of fatally wounding the Fort Carson soldier.



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The Force for Hire team looks back at the series and examines some key issues about the world of private military contracting.

In this final episode of Force for Hire, we examine some major questions about the private military contracting world that we uncovered.

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Arizona looking for military personnel owed $2.3 million in unclaimed funds

More than 8,800 military personnel who were once stationed in Arizona have unclaimed money waiting for them, the state’s Department of Revenue says. The funds total $2.3 million.


US may continue to make changes to military drills in South Korea for diplomacy’s sake, Esper says

Washington already has canceled or reduced the scope of several annual exercises after President Donald Trump announced he was “stopping the war games” after his first summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un last year.


US transfers patrol boats to Ukraine as military aid takes center stage during impeachment hearings

The two retired Coast Guard vessels were formally handed over to Ukraine at a ceremony in the port of Odessa on Wednesday — the same day that U.S. diplomats testifying in an impeachment hearing in Washington said delays in U.S. military aid have raised doubts about the Trump administration’s commitment to Ukraine.


Islamic Jihad says cease-fire reached to end Gaza fighting

The rare targeted killing by Israel sparked the heaviest fighting with Gaza militants since May. Islamic Jihad fired some 400 rockets toward Israel, while Israel responded with scores of airstrikes.


Ivanka Trump rejects notion family profits from presidency

Ivanka Trump brushed off criticism that her family has profited off the presidency and said Friday a big difference between her family and Democrat Joe Biden's is that President Donald Trump amassed his fortune before he entered politics while Biden's wealth is "derivative" of his time in office.


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Arizona looking for military personnel owed $2.3 million in unclaimed funds

More than 8,800 military personnel who were once stationed in Arizona have unclaimed money waiting for them, the state’s Department of Revenue says. The funds total $2.3 million.


US may continue to make changes to military drills in South Korea for diplomacy’s sake, Esper says

Washington already has canceled or reduced the scope of several annual exercises after President Donald Trump announced he was “stopping the war games” after his first summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un last year.


US transfers patrol boats to Ukraine as military aid takes center stage during impeachment hearings

The two retired Coast Guard vessels were formally handed over to Ukraine at a ceremony in the port of Odessa on Wednesday — the same day that U.S. diplomats testifying in an impeachment hearing in Washington said delays in U.S. military aid have raised doubts about the Trump administration’s commitment to Ukraine.


Islamic Jihad says cease-fire reached to end Gaza fighting

The rare targeted killing by Israel sparked the heaviest fighting with Gaza militants since May. Islamic Jihad fired some 400 rockets toward Israel, while Israel responded with scores of airstrikes.


Ivanka Trump rejects notion family profits from presidency

Ivanka Trump brushed off criticism that her family has profited off the presidency and said Friday a big difference between her family and Democrat Joe Biden's is that President Donald Trump amassed his fortune before he entered politics while Biden's wealth is "derivative" of his time in office.



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Ahead of 2020 election, lawmakers alarmed over foreign agents targeting veterans on social media

Veterans are a key target for online fraud and attempts to meddle in U.S. elections, with bogus web pages and charities aimed at the military community pushing propaganda and disinformation to gin up political discord, tech industry leaders and House lawmakers said Wednesday.



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Lockheed’s stealthy F-35 breaks down too often, Pentagon says

None of the Air Force, Marines and Navy variants of the Lockheed Martin fighter is meeting its five key “reliability or maintainability metrics,” according to a Pentagon spokesman.


Coast Guard ignored duck boat safety proposals, according to report

The National Transportation Safety Board says that since a duck boat accident killed 13 people in 1999, it has repeatedly urged the Coast Guard to require the vehicles be better able to remain afloat when flooded, and to remove impediments to escape such as canopies.


New Italian law mandating child seat alarms exempts most US troops but applies to others on bases

Service members, family members and civilians who work for the U.S. military whose vehicles are registered “through their installation with Armed Forces in Italy plates” are exempt from the law, officials said.


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Lockheed’s stealthy F-35 breaks down too often, Pentagon says

None of the Air Force, Marines and Navy variants of the Lockheed Martin fighter is meeting its five key “reliability or maintainability metrics,” according to a Pentagon spokesman.


Coast Guard ignored duck boat safety proposals, according to report

The National Transportation Safety Board says that since a duck boat accident killed 13 people in 1999, it has repeatedly urged the Coast Guard to require the vehicles be better able to remain afloat when flooded, and to remove impediments to escape such as canopies.


New Italian law mandating child seat alarms exempts most US troops but applies to others on bases

Service members, family members and civilians who work for the U.S. military whose vehicles are registered “through their installation with Armed Forces in Italy plates” are exempt from the law, officials said.



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Coast Guard football coach Bill George to retire following Saturday's season-finale

He has been the head football coach at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy for the past 21 seasons — but, after Saturday's rivalry game against the Merchant Marine Academy, Bill George will step down to spend more time with family.


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Coast Guard football coach Bill George to retire following Saturday's season-finale

He has been the head football coach at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy for the past 21 seasons — but, after Saturday's rivalry game against the Merchant Marine Academy, Bill George will step down to spend more time with family.