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Alejandra Juarez was deported Aug. 3, leaving behind her home of 22 years, where she and her Iraq War veteran husband, Cuauhtemoc or “Temo,” had two American children and planted roots. Now, they are a family divided.



Coast Guard to mark 100th anniversary of one of WWI's largest US naval combat losses

At dusk, U-boat skipper Wolf Hans Hertwig spotted what he thought was a steamer heading north in the Bristol Channel, about 50 miles off the coast of Wales. It was a small ship with a single smokestack and two masts. Easy prey. He submerged to attack.


He blew up a chlorine gas bomb beside an Army base — and left a fellow soldier severely wounded

Sgt. Joshua Farbro, a military police detective, walked into the ring of rapidly yellowing vegetation to investigate the booms echoing through Kisatchie National Forest in Louisiana. Moments later, Farbro had to be carried out and rushed to the hospital.


Ronald Reagan sailors give back on Guam after wrapping up Valiant Shield drills

The USS Ronald Reagan strike group arrived in Guam this week after wrapping up “successful” Valiant Shield drills in the Northern Marianas, a Task Force 70 statement said.


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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.


Mattis: US troops will remain in Syria to ensure ISIS’ defeat, support peace process

U.S. troops have been fighting Islamic State militants in Syria for four years and will remain in eastern portions of the war-torn country until American leaders are convinced the terrorist group cannot mount a return, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday.


Vets remember daring raid that liberated 500 POWs in the Philippines

The story of a raid that freed prisoners at the Cabanatuan POW camp was retold to former servicemembers and supporters who gathered there for POW/MIA Recognition Day.



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With tears, family of slain Navy vet joins call to disarm Portland State police

Michelle Washington on Monday stood in the spot where, months before, police bullets tore through her husband's body. A demonstration there drew a couple hundred people to the Portland State University campus on the first day of classes to decry Washington's death and demand an end to the school's policy of arming its public safety force.


US: Myanmar military led 'extreme' violence against Rohingya

A U.S. government investigation has found that Myanmar's military targeted Rohingya civilians indiscriminately and often with "extreme brutality" in a coordinated campaign to drive the minority Muslims out of the country.


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.


Mattis: US troops will remain in Syria to ensure ISIS’ defeat, support peace process

U.S. troops have been fighting Islamic State militants in Syria for four years and will remain in eastern portions of the war-torn country until American leaders are convinced the terrorist group cannot mount a return, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday.


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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With tears, family of slain Navy vet joins call to disarm Portland State police

Michelle Washington on Monday stood in the spot where, months before, police bullets tore through her husband's body. A demonstration there drew a couple hundred people to the Portland State University campus on the first day of classes to decry Washington's death and demand an end to the school's policy of arming its public safety force.


US: Myanmar military led 'extreme' violence against Rohingya

A U.S. government investigation has found that Myanmar's military targeted Rohingya civilians indiscriminately and often with "extreme brutality" in a coordinated campaign to drive the minority Muslims out of the country.


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.


Mattis: US troops will remain in Syria to ensure ISIS’ defeat, support peace process

U.S. troops have been fighting Islamic State militants in Syria for four years and will remain in eastern portions of the war-torn country until American leaders are convinced the terrorist group cannot mount a return, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday.


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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3 deaths found in investigation of impaired pathologist

A Veterans Affairs hospital official said Monday investigators have discovered 11 significant errors including three deaths in more than 30,000 cases originally seen by a fired Arkansas pathologist officials say was working while impaired.



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Justice Dept., Navy found no misconduct in Southern Command nominee's contacts with 'Fat Leonard'

The Pentagon has never publicly disclosed that Craig Faller was under investigation for more than three years by the Justice Department and the Navy for his interactions with Leonard Francis, a Singapore-based maritime tycoon known as Fat Leonard. The admiral was ultimately cleared of wrongdoing.


Esper: Army is considering more electronic warfare teams, longer tours

The Army is adding more personnel to its electronic warfare and air defense teams to keep up with emerging global threats, Army Secretary Mark Esper said following discussions with servicemembers and officials in Germany on Monday.


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Justice Dept., Navy found no misconduct in Southern Command nominee's contacts with 'Fat Leonard'

The Pentagon has never publicly disclosed that Craig Faller was under investigation for more than three years by the Justice Department and the Navy for his interactions with Leonard Francis, a Singapore-based maritime tycoon known as Fat Leonard. The admiral was ultimately cleared of wrongdoing.


Esper: Army is considering more electronic warfare teams, longer tours

The Army is adding more personnel to its electronic warfare and air defense teams to keep up with emerging global threats, Army Secretary Mark Esper said following discussions with servicemembers and officials in Germany on Monday.



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Winning Woods peaks buzz for Ryder Cup

Already the most intense competition in golf, the Ryder Cup doesn’t need help to boost the excitement. Tiger Woods managed to take it to another level.


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Winning Woods peaks buzz for Ryder Cup

Already the most intense competition in golf, the Ryder Cup doesn’t need help to boost the excitement. Tiger Woods managed to take it to another level.