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The making of 'Black Hawk Down: The Untold Story'

The filmmaker and retired Air Force colonel behind a new documentary says the soldiers from Fort Drum, who fought valiantly in a two-day battle in and above the streets of Mogadishu, never got the credit they deserved.


Americans and French mark centennial of massive WWI offensive

With 1.2 million soldiers involved, the World War I Meuse-Argonne offensive was the largest involving U.S. forces. It began on Sept. 26, 1918, and lasted until the guns fell silent with the armistice on Nov. 11 of that year.


Soldiers recount memorable moments from mandatory weekend safety briefs

The warnings given to soldiers at weekend and holiday safety briefings in recent decades are the stuff of Army lore. As those mandatory briefings become optional or end entirely – the Army has eliminated several administrative requirements recently – a few soldiers shared their memories of unusual briefings.


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Twitter reacts after Japanese police reject airman’s ‘heart-warming’ gesture

An airman’s failed attempt at gifting refreshments to two Japanese police officers made the rounds on social media last week after a Twitter user captured the “heart-warming” interaction.


Retired cavalry mounts enjoy their golden years in new pastures

April Naiman spent nearly four years – the entirety of her Army service – riding a horse named Big Ben in the 1st Cavalry Division Horse Cavalry Detachment.

Since then, she dreamed of adopting Big Ben and bringing him to her 23-acre farm in Oxford, Ohio, where she lives with her three children and Navy veteran husband.

This month, that dream came true.


Soldier's home robbed while he was helping with Hurricane Florence relief

A National Guard soldier left his Charlotte home to help with Hurricane Florence recovery efforts on the coast — but he came home Friday to find his house ransacked, according to a GoFundMe page set up on his behalf.



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As Venezuelans go hungry, US targets food corruption

A sustained campaign by the Trump administration aims to put pressure on President Nicolas Maduro by striking at the wallets of the top officials in his socialist administration.


Twitter reacts after Japanese police reject airman’s ‘heart-warming’ gesture

An airman’s failed attempt at gifting refreshments to two Japanese police officers made the rounds on social media last week after a Twitter user captured the “heart-warming” interaction.


Americans and French mark centennial of massive WWI offensive

With 1.2 million soldiers involved, the World War I Meuse-Argonne offensive was the largest involving U.S. forces. It began on Sept. 26, 1918, and lasted until the guns fell silent with the armistice on Nov. 11 of that year.


Defense expo reflects troubles for South African military

South Africa is one of the continent's biggest defense spenders but its military is increasingly stretched as the country faces recession and a weakening currency.


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As Venezuelans go hungry, US targets food corruption

A sustained campaign by the Trump administration aims to put pressure on President Nicolas Maduro by striking at the wallets of the top officials in his socialist administration.


Twitter reacts after Japanese police reject airman’s ‘heart-warming’ gesture

An airman’s failed attempt at gifting refreshments to two Japanese police officers made the rounds on social media last week after a Twitter user captured the “heart-warming” interaction.


Americans and French mark centennial of massive WWI offensive

With 1.2 million soldiers involved, the World War I Meuse-Argonne offensive was the largest involving U.S. forces. It began on Sept. 26, 1918, and lasted until the guns fell silent with the armistice on Nov. 11 of that year.


Defense expo reflects troubles for South African military

South Africa is one of the continent's biggest defense spenders but its military is increasingly stretched as the country faces recession and a weakening currency.



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Massachusetts veteran of World War II to be honored at Fenway Park

Purple Heart recipient John Leoncello, 94, of Hyde Park, is set to be recognized before Tuesday night's Red Sox game for his valor during World War II as a rifleman in Gen. George Patton’s Third Army.



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Hoosier pride goes into the 4th USS Indiana as it's commissioned

Construction on the Virginia-based sub began in 2012. At 377 feet long and capable of speeds more than 25 knots, it will have a nuclear generator on board, meaning that it won't ever need refueling in its life span.


The making of 'Black Hawk Down: The Untold Story'

The filmmaker and retired Air Force colonel behind a new documentary says the soldiers from Fort Drum, who fought valiantly in a two-day battle in and above the streets of Mogadishu, never got the credit they deserved.


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Hoosier pride goes into the 4th USS Indiana as it's commissioned

Construction on the Virginia-based sub began in 2012. At 377 feet long and capable of speeds more than 25 knots, it will have a nuclear generator on board, meaning that it won't ever need refueling in its life span.


The making of 'Black Hawk Down: The Untold Story'

The filmmaker and retired Air Force colonel behind a new documentary says the soldiers from Fort Drum, who fought valiantly in a two-day battle in and above the streets of Mogadishu, never got the credit they deserved.



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Army nearly stuns No. 5 Oklahoma; falls 28-21 in OT

The Black Knights, more than four-touchdown underdogs on the road, held on to the ball for nearly 45 minutes and ran 87 plays to Oklahoma's 40.