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The body of retired Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Ronald Wayne White was discovered in his DeSoto, Texas, apartment last week.


Two airmen killed in T-38 crash during training mission at Vance Air Force Base

Video shot by Oklahoma City’s KOCO News shows one T-38 flipped over a few hundred feet off of a runway with markings in the ground that indicate its path from the runway. A second T-38 was resting upright several hundred feet from the flipped jet.


High-tech ‘hoodie’ helps protect military working dogs’ hearing, early tests show

Tests during helicopter operations of the Canine Auditory Protection System, which the Army is developing with biodefense and medical device company Zeteo Tech, “found a significant reduction in short-term hearing loss” in military canines, the Army said.


Major dismissed for affair with deployed soldier’s wife gains sentence review

A helicopter pilot who had an affair with the wife of a Special Forces soldier fighting in Afghanistan and who harassed her after she broke off the relationship says his dismissal from the Army was too harsh a punishment.



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Lacking permits but buoyed by official praise, group continues to build a private border wall

A group led by Stephen Bannon and prominent allies of President Donald Trump has been bulldozing the banks of the Rio Grande to erect a privately funded border fence along the water's edge despite lacking permits to build on the international flood plain in Texas.


Three protesters killed, raising death toll in Baghdad clashes

Iraqi security forces clashed with protesters on a historic Baghdad street near a key bridge for the second day on Friday, killing three and bringing the death toll from the fierce outburst of fighting to 13, security and medical officials said.


Somali Canadian peace activist was killed by stray bullet

Preliminary investigations show that a young Somali Canadian peace activist was killed by a stray bullet this week in Mogadishu, the peacekeeping mission in Somalia said Friday, while some family members at her funeral shouted, "We want justice."


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Lacking permits but buoyed by official praise, group continues to build a private border wall

A group led by Stephen Bannon and prominent allies of President Donald Trump has been bulldozing the banks of the Rio Grande to erect a privately funded border fence along the water's edge despite lacking permits to build on the international flood plain in Texas.


Three protesters killed, raising death toll in Baghdad clashes

Iraqi security forces clashed with protesters on a historic Baghdad street near a key bridge for the second day on Friday, killing three and bringing the death toll from the fierce outburst of fighting to 13, security and medical officials said.


Somali Canadian peace activist was killed by stray bullet

Preliminary investigations show that a young Somali Canadian peace activist was killed by a stray bullet this week in Mogadishu, the peacekeeping mission in Somalia said Friday, while some family members at her funeral shouted, "We want justice."



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Retired colonel guilty of bribery in Fort Gordon bid-rigging conspiracy

Retired Army Col. Joseph Young admitted Thursday he joined the "Colonels Cabal" by paying bribes to get bids rigged for his company, at least one of which was for IT work at Fort Gordon.



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Coast Guard repatriates 13 Dominican Republic migrants

Thirteen people trying to illegally migrate from the Dominican Republic to Puerto Rico were spotted adrift Monday and intercepted near Desecheo Island, a tiny, uninhabited island about 13 miles west of Puerto Rico, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.


Commander of the Marine Corps' Wounded Warrior Regiment is fired

Col. Lawrence Miller was relieved of his command “because he lost trust and confidence in his ability to lead,” according to a Marine Corps statement.


‘When anyone calls:’ Okinawa-based Navy medical team showcases pop-up hospital

Field hospitals like the one erected for practice by the 3rd Medical Battalion are the first stop for critical care for wounded Marines and sailors. A team of about 70 service members set up the interconnecting tents in under four hours.


Retired colonel guilty of bribery in Fort Gordon bid-rigging conspiracy

Retired Army Col. Joseph Young admitted Thursday he joined the "Colonels Cabal" by paying bribes to get bids rigged for his company, at least one of which was for IT work at Fort Gordon.


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Coast Guard repatriates 13 Dominican Republic migrants

Thirteen people trying to illegally migrate from the Dominican Republic to Puerto Rico were spotted adrift Monday and intercepted near Desecheo Island, a tiny, uninhabited island about 13 miles west of Puerto Rico, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.


Commander of the Marine Corps' Wounded Warrior Regiment is fired

Col. Lawrence Miller was relieved of his command “because he lost trust and confidence in his ability to lead,” according to a Marine Corps statement.


‘When anyone calls:’ Okinawa-based Navy medical team showcases pop-up hospital

Field hospitals like the one erected for practice by the 3rd Medical Battalion are the first stop for critical care for wounded Marines and sailors. A team of about 70 service members set up the interconnecting tents in under four hours.


Retired colonel guilty of bribery in Fort Gordon bid-rigging conspiracy

Retired Army Col. Joseph Young admitted Thursday he joined the "Colonels Cabal" by paying bribes to get bids rigged for his company, at least one of which was for IT work at Fort Gordon.



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Going strong: At the Naval Academy, record number of women take up powerlifting

Pumping iron in a shabby gym at the U.S. Naval Academy, Jenny Chatwell feels a sense of relief, as if the weight of the world has been jacked from her shoulders. Gone are the everyday pressures faced by midshipmen; in their stead is a calmness marked by clanks, grunts and groans. Lifting, she says, lightens the load.


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Going strong: At the Naval Academy, record number of women take up powerlifting

Pumping iron in a shabby gym at the U.S. Naval Academy, Jenny Chatwell feels a sense of relief, as if the weight of the world has been jacked from her shoulders. Gone are the everyday pressures faced by midshipmen; in their stead is a calmness marked by clanks, grunts and groans. Lifting, she says, lightens the load.