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Will former POW McCain help sink CIA nominee implicated in torture program?

Activists seeking to derail President Donald Trump’s nomination of Gina Haspel to lead the CIA are looking to Sen. John McCain to cast the deciding vote against her — assuming he is well enough to return to Washington.


Army: No VA benefits for false warning of bad anthrax vaccine

The Army told soldiers stationed in South Korea on Thursday that they were not eligible for disability benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs after the service retracted a memorandum warning of bad batches of the anthrax vaccine.


President George HW Bush greets mourners honoring his wife

Barbara and George Bush were married longer than any other presidential couple when she died Tuesday at their home in Houston. One of just two first ladies to have a child elected president, Barbara Bush was widely admired for her plainspoken style and her advocacy for causes including literacy and AIDS awareness.


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T-Mobile offers new phone service discounts for military families and veterans

T-Mobile has launched a campaign geared toward veterans, with a hiring effort, discounts on phone lines, and investments in its network near military bases.


Army art programs help soldiers tap into their creative sides

Art therapist at Vicenza encourages people who’ve never painted a sunset, sketched a songbird or even doodled a doodle to give it a try. For many, such activities are relaxing, rewarding, even therapeutic.


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Distinctive waterfall, stunning views set quaint German town Saarburg apart

A river runs through it. Along with a waterfall! That’s the claim to fame of Saarburg, a small southwestern German town nestled in the picturesque wine region close to the border with Luxembourg.



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Will former POW McCain help sink CIA nominee implicated in torture program?

Activists seeking to derail President Donald Trump’s nomination of Gina Haspel to lead the CIA are looking to Sen. John McCain to cast the deciding vote against her — assuming he is well enough to return to Washington.


DOD civilian pleads guilty to sexually abusing sleeping co-worker at Navy base in Japan

Michael Cerera, 36, admitted to crawling into a fellow employee’s hotel bed while she was asleep and sexually abusing her while he was on a temporary duty assignment at Yokosuka Naval Base, according to federal court documents.


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Airmen and soldiers take on obstacle course challenge at Ramstein

Nearly 200 people participated in this year’s CLEAR Challenge, which included events such as a silent walk, bubble soccer, tug-of-war matches and an obstacle course.


US Special Operations soldiers, African partners wrap up Flintlock exercise

U.S. special operations troops ended their largest training mission in West Africa on Friday, as part of a bid to better train local soldiers for the fight against terror groups.


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Will former POW McCain help sink CIA nominee implicated in torture program?

Activists seeking to derail President Donald Trump’s nomination of Gina Haspel to lead the CIA are looking to Sen. John McCain to cast the deciding vote against her — assuming he is well enough to return to Washington.


DOD civilian pleads guilty to sexually abusing sleeping co-worker at Navy base in Japan

Michael Cerera, 36, admitted to crawling into a fellow employee’s hotel bed while she was asleep and sexually abusing her while he was on a temporary duty assignment at Yokosuka Naval Base, according to federal court documents.


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Airmen and soldiers take on obstacle course challenge at Ramstein

Nearly 200 people participated in this year’s CLEAR Challenge, which included events such as a silent walk, bubble soccer, tug-of-war matches and an obstacle course.


US Special Operations soldiers, African partners wrap up Flintlock exercise

U.S. special operations troops ended their largest training mission in West Africa on Friday, as part of a bid to better train local soldiers for the fight against terror groups.



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This deported Marine veteran came home the only way he could — in a casket

Lance Cpl. Enrique Salas, a Persian Gulf War veteran who was deported to Mexico in 2006, was buried with military honors in a Reedley, Calif. cemetery on Friday beside his younger brother, another fallen Marine.



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Airmen and soldiers take on obstacle course challenge at Ramstein

Nearly 200 people participated in this year’s CLEAR Challenge, which included events such as a silent walk, bubble soccer, tug-of-war matches and an obstacle course.


Marine brings military-learned cyber skills to university classroom

Marine major who teaches "hacking class" at North Dakota State University as an unpaid volunteer says he's excited to bring some of the skills honed in the military to an academic setting


Army art programs help soldiers tap into their creative sides

Art therapist at Vicenza encourages people who’ve never painted a sunset, sketched a songbird or even doodled a doodle to give it a try. For many, such activities are relaxing, rewarding, even therapeutic.


San Diego-based admiral declines to probe Bible placement at Okinawa hospital

Although the Navy vowed to probe complaints by the troops that Navy officials in Okinawa were trying to convert people to Christianity through a Vietnam War display, an admiral in San Diego nixed the investigation.


Pacific area Coast Guard boss says service needs more money for global operations

He commands U.S. Coast Guard forces from the shores of East Africa to the Rocky Mountains, rescuing mariners at sea, enforcing fishing laws, interdicting smugglers and protecting America’s ports, and Vice Adm. Fred M. Midgette says his Coasties need more money.


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Airmen and soldiers take on obstacle course challenge at Ramstein

Nearly 200 people participated in this year’s CLEAR Challenge, which included events such as a silent walk, bubble soccer, tug-of-war matches and an obstacle course.


Marine brings military-learned cyber skills to university classroom

Marine major who teaches "hacking class" at North Dakota State University as an unpaid volunteer says he's excited to bring some of the skills honed in the military to an academic setting


Army art programs help soldiers tap into their creative sides

Art therapist at Vicenza encourages people who’ve never painted a sunset, sketched a songbird or even doodled a doodle to give it a try. For many, such activities are relaxing, rewarding, even therapeutic.


San Diego-based admiral declines to probe Bible placement at Okinawa hospital

Although the Navy vowed to probe complaints by the troops that Navy officials in Okinawa were trying to convert people to Christianity through a Vietnam War display, an admiral in San Diego nixed the investigation.


Pacific area Coast Guard boss says service needs more money for global operations

He commands U.S. Coast Guard forces from the shores of East Africa to the Rocky Mountains, rescuing mariners at sea, enforcing fishing laws, interdicting smugglers and protecting America’s ports, and Vice Adm. Fred M. Midgette says his Coasties need more money.



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NASCAR champion's USS Gerald R. Ford visit to be a highlight of Coca-Cola 600

Whenever NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski wins a race, he holds an American flag out of his window to pay tribute to military veterans and service members who are among the sport’s most faithful fans.


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NASCAR champion's USS Gerald R. Ford visit to be a highlight of Coca-Cola 600

Whenever NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski wins a race, he holds an American flag out of his window to pay tribute to military veterans and service members who are among the sport’s most faithful fans.