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The five Marines who were aboard a tanker plane that collided midair with a fighter jet last week ranged from young corporals early in their service to a veteran pilot. On Tuesday, they were declared dead, ending days of searching for them.



Welcome to the jungle: Marine engineers tackle tough terrain during Okinawa exercise

Marines assigned to the 9th Engineering Support Battalion were exposed to a different type of battlefield setting than the U.S. has been involved in the past quarter-century during recent drills at Okinawa’s Jungle Warfare Training Center.


Langley Air Force Base secretary faked payroll for 17 years, giving herself an extra $1.46 million

A civilian secretary pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to felony charges that she undertook a long-running effort to boost her own pay.


Bath Iron Works launches Navy’s final Zumwalt-class guided-missile destroyer

The third and final Zumwalt-class guided-missile destroyer was launched from the General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, the Navy announced recently.


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'We must do better' in wake of Marine deaths, lawmakers say

In a somber congressional hearing on Navy and Marine Corps readiness, lawmakers expressed condolences, read aloud the names of the Marines who died in a recent crash and urged newfound vigilance for the military.


Senate takes new steps to end U.S. military’s role in Yemen

The Senate voted 60 to 39 Wednesday to approve a full floor debate on a Bernie Sanders-backed resolution that would put a stop to U.S. military support in the Saudi Arabian bombing campaign against Yemen.


Insurance claims at $9 billion from California fires

Insurance claims from 28,000 residences, 2,000 businesses, and 9,400 automobiles damaged in last month's wildfires in California have reached $9 billion. That number is expected to rise, according to the state's insurance commissioner.



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UN chief calls for compromise, sacrifice at climate talks

In his second dramatic appeal at the talks in Poland in the space of 10 days, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told ministers and senior diplomats from almost 200 countries they should consider the fate of future generations.


Turkey vows to take on US-backed Kurdish militia in Syria

“We will begin our operation to rescue the east of the Euphrates from the separatist organization within a few days,” said Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. “Our target is not the American soldiers, it is the terror organizations that are active in the region.”


One French servicemember dead, one American injured in Niger accident

The U.S. military is investigating a deadly accident involving U.S. and French troops in Niger that left one French servicemember dead and an American injured, U.S. Africa Command said Tuesday.


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UN chief calls for compromise, sacrifice at climate talks

In his second dramatic appeal at the talks in Poland in the space of 10 days, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told ministers and senior diplomats from almost 200 countries they should consider the fate of future generations.


Turkey vows to take on US-backed Kurdish militia in Syria

“We will begin our operation to rescue the east of the Euphrates from the separatist organization within a few days,” said Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. “Our target is not the American soldiers, it is the terror organizations that are active in the region.”


One French servicemember dead, one American injured in Niger accident

The U.S. military is investigating a deadly accident involving U.S. and French troops in Niger that left one French servicemember dead and an American injured, U.S. Africa Command said Tuesday.



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Oklahoma photographer provides courtesy photos to veterans

Jessie Newell's grandfather talked fondly of the friendships he formed while in the Army, but he didn't have many pictures of himself or memorabilia from his World War II experiences. An award-winning photographer, Newell decided about three years ago to give veterans and their families something she didn't have: photos.



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'We must do better' in wake of Marine deaths, lawmakers say

In a somber congressional hearing on Navy and Marine Corps readiness, lawmakers expressed condolences, read aloud the names of the Marines who died in a recent crash and urged newfound vigilance for the military.


Report: Chinese military expert calls for PRC Navy to ‘ram’ U.S. warships in contested waters

A Chinese military expert has suggested the People’s Liberation Navy should “ram” the next U.S. warship to sail through waters claimed by China, according to a report by the state-run newspaper Global Times.


Fort Stewart command sergeant major heads to Fort Hood

Fort Stewart has been home to Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel Hendrex for the last 18 months. But on Tuesday, he bid the Coastal Georgia military installation farewell as he heads to Fort Hood, Texas, to serve as the 3rd Corps command sergeant major.


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'We must do better' in wake of Marine deaths, lawmakers say

In a somber congressional hearing on Navy and Marine Corps readiness, lawmakers expressed condolences, read aloud the names of the Marines who died in a recent crash and urged newfound vigilance for the military.


Report: Chinese military expert calls for PRC Navy to ‘ram’ U.S. warships in contested waters

A Chinese military expert has suggested the People’s Liberation Navy should “ram” the next U.S. warship to sail through waters claimed by China, according to a report by the state-run newspaper Global Times.


Fort Stewart command sergeant major heads to Fort Hood

Fort Stewart has been home to Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel Hendrex for the last 18 months. But on Tuesday, he bid the Coastal Georgia military installation farewell as he heads to Fort Hood, Texas, to serve as the 3rd Corps command sergeant major.



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Report: USOC and others delayed in response to Nassar molestation allegations

From the top office at the U.S. Olympic Committee to FBI bureaus in three cities to what was essentially an unchecked, rogue operation at the Karolyi Ranch in Texas, nobody stepped in quickly enough to stifle Larry Nassar's crimes, a new independent report concludes.


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Report: USOC and others delayed in response to Nassar molestation allegations

From the top office at the U.S. Olympic Committee to FBI bureaus in three cities to what was essentially an unchecked, rogue operation at the Karolyi Ranch in Texas, nobody stepped in quickly enough to stifle Larry Nassar's crimes, a new independent report concludes.