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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a diminutive yet towering women’s rights champion who became the court’s second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington. She was 87.


Army infantry school is doing away with 'mean, nasty' shark attack methodology at basic training

Infantry recruits will no longer have drill sergeants barking orders at them inches from their faces during basic training as the “shark attack” technique, which uses intimidation to establish authority and weed out the weak, is dropped in favor of a new approach.


Former USS Theodore Roosevelt captain says he knowingly risked career with virus warning

Brett Crozier's witness statement, recorded in May during the Navy's investigation into the handling of the outbreak aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt, provides a look at his thinking when he sent the March email that upended the military world.




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Episode four: Unidentified aerial phenomena part two — the engineer's take

In the most recent episode of Military Matters, host Rod Rodriguez explored unidentified aerial phenomena and what the Defense Department knows about them. This week, he finds out from a former aerospace engineer at Lockheed Martin's famed Skunk Works about the facts that can be gleaned from those unexplained encounters.

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NATO's new Atlantic Command tasked with countering an increasingly assertive Russia

Set up to help allies move forces across the ocean in a crisis, the Norfolk, Va.-based command has been under development since 2018, when NATO approved the concept.


NAS Pensacola digs out after Hurricane Sally, hopes to restart pilot training soon

The airfield at Naval Air Station Pensacola was set to reopen Friday, though recovery efforts from Hurricane Sally will continue for weeks at the training base on the Florida Panhandle, a base spokesman said.


Marine colonel is tapped to be the next judge for 9/11 trial at Guantanamo Bay

Marine Col. Stephen Keane has been selected to be the newest military judge to preside over the Khalid Sheikh Mohammed 9/11 trial at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba, the Office of Military Commissions said Friday.



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Operation Homefront is seeking Military Child of Year nominees

A national nonprofit that serves military families is seeking applications for its 2021 Military Child of the Year Awards, with award recipients each receiving $10,000 and a laptop computer.


South Korean driver was drunk, speeding before fatal crash with US vehicle, police say

The Aug. 30 crash occurred on a bridge as two American soldiers in the military vehicle were headed home after a training at the Rodriguez Live Fire Complex. The soldiers were not seriously injured; all four people in the SUV died.


NATO's new Atlantic Command tasked with countering an increasingly assertive Russia

Set up to help allies move forces across the ocean in a crisis, the Norfolk, Va.-based command has been under development since 2018, when NATO approved the concept.


Man of 'Hotel Rwanda' fame denied bail in terrorism case

A Rwandan court on Thursday denied bail to Paul Rusesabagina, whose story inspired the film "Hotel Rwanda," saying the terrorism and other charges against him are serious and he should remain in detention for another 30 days.


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Operation Homefront is seeking Military Child of Year nominees

A national nonprofit that serves military families is seeking applications for its 2021 Military Child of the Year Awards, with award recipients each receiving $10,000 and a laptop computer.


South Korean driver was drunk, speeding before fatal crash with US vehicle, police say

The Aug. 30 crash occurred on a bridge as two American soldiers in the military vehicle were headed home after a training at the Rodriguez Live Fire Complex. The soldiers were not seriously injured; all four people in the SUV died.


NATO's new Atlantic Command tasked with countering an increasingly assertive Russia

Set up to help allies move forces across the ocean in a crisis, the Norfolk, Va.-based command has been under development since 2018, when NATO approved the concept.


Man of 'Hotel Rwanda' fame denied bail in terrorism case

A Rwandan court on Thursday denied bail to Paul Rusesabagina, whose story inspired the film "Hotel Rwanda," saying the terrorism and other charges against him are serious and he should remain in detention for another 30 days.



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'Forrest Gump' author, Army veteran Winston Groom dead at 77

Winston Groom served in the Army’s Fourth Infantry Division from 1965 to 1969, the university said. His service included a tour in Vietnam — one of the settings for “Forrest Gump.”



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When coronavirus sidelined 18 members of a Coast Guard cutter crew, cadets stepped in

In the span of three days, a group of third-class cadets went from finishing their first year at the academy remotely from home to boarding the Munro, one of the largest ships in the Coast Guard with a permanent crew of 145 people.


Former USS Theodore Roosevelt captain says he knowingly risked career with virus warning

Brett Crozier's witness statement, recorded in May during the Navy's investigation into the handling of the outbreak aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt, provides a look at his thinking when he sent the March email that upended the military world.


Group of Democratic lawmakers tour Fort Hood, leave ‘deeply concerned’ about conditions at the Texas base

While the lawmakers' visit to the Texas installation was initially prompted by a rash of recent high-profile soldier deaths, they said they also witnessed poor living conditions in barracks and base housing, as well as a culture of fear and low morale.


Marines, sailors from Camp Pendleton join the fight against California wildfires

Roughly 250 Marines and sailors from Camp Pendleton, Calif., will deploy to help battle the 25 wildfires still burning across state that have stretched firefighting resources to the limit, military officials announced late Wednesday.


POW/MIA Recognition Day: Remembering Lt. Col. Ralph Pattillo, who never returned from the Vietnam War

Of the 23 Morgan County, Alabama men killed during the Vietnam War, only the body of Air Force Lt. Col. Ralph Pattillo was never returned home. A marker in memory of Pattillo sits above an empty grave at the Hartselle City Cemetery.


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When coronavirus sidelined 18 members of a Coast Guard cutter crew, cadets stepped in

In the span of three days, a group of third-class cadets went from finishing their first year at the academy remotely from home to boarding the Munro, one of the largest ships in the Coast Guard with a permanent crew of 145 people.


Former USS Theodore Roosevelt captain says he knowingly risked career with virus warning

Brett Crozier's witness statement, recorded in May during the Navy's investigation into the handling of the outbreak aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt, provides a look at his thinking when he sent the March email that upended the military world.


Group of Democratic lawmakers tour Fort Hood, leave ‘deeply concerned’ about conditions at the Texas base

While the lawmakers' visit to the Texas installation was initially prompted by a rash of recent high-profile soldier deaths, they said they also witnessed poor living conditions in barracks and base housing, as well as a culture of fear and low morale.


Marines, sailors from Camp Pendleton join the fight against California wildfires

Roughly 250 Marines and sailors from Camp Pendleton, Calif., will deploy to help battle the 25 wildfires still burning across state that have stretched firefighting resources to the limit, military officials announced late Wednesday.


POW/MIA Recognition Day: Remembering Lt. Col. Ralph Pattillo, who never returned from the Vietnam War

Of the 23 Morgan County, Alabama men killed during the Vietnam War, only the body of Air Force Lt. Col. Ralph Pattillo was never returned home. A marker in memory of Pattillo sits above an empty grave at the Hartselle City Cemetery.



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Reverse: Big Ten will try to play fall football after all

Players were pumped. Coaches were stoked. Fan seemed relieved. Even the president was pleased. The Big Ten is going to give fall football a shot after all.


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Reverse: Big Ten will try to play fall football after all

Players were pumped. Coaches were stoked. Fan seemed relieved. Even the president was pleased. The Big Ten is going to give fall football a shot after all.