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The Air Force is considering changes to the way it conducts fitness assessments to prevent airmen from over-taxing their bodies to try to meet test standards, the service’s top enlisted leader said.



US blamed as Afghan officials say over 70 killed or injured in airstrike

The U.S. military was under fire Thursday from Afghan officials who said an American drone strike in Nangarhar province had killed at least 30 people and wounded more than 40 others. The U.S. military said claims of civilian casualties were being investigated.


Taliban must be reintegrated into Afghan society with US help, watchdog says

Recent talks between American and Taliban officials aimed at ending the U.S.’s longest war highlighted the need to incorporate an estimated 150,000 insurgents into the military, government and other areas, to make enduring peace likely, said a U.S. watchdog.


Those UFO videos are real, the Navy says, but please stop saying 'UFO'

In December 2017, two videos emerged that showed Navy pilots encountering mysterious spherical objects that appeared, at first glance, to move through the air in ways that baffled experts. Everyone who watched — including the pilots who filmed them — had the same question: What, exactly, are these things?



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Private contractors have taken part — or even led the charge — in America's cybersecurity efforts, but not without controversy.

Richard Clarke, special cybersecurity adviser to President George W. Bush joins us this week and addresses digital threats and how military contractors have helped and hurt U.S. national security.

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Next-generation F-35 fighter jets go to National Guard unit

The Vermont Air National Guard is due to take delivery of the first two of what will become 20 F-35 fighter aircrafts, the first guard unit to receive the next-generation fighter.


Pompeo says US backs Saudi Arabia's 'right to defend itself'

The Saudis displayed and cited evidence they said shows an attack on its oil installations was "unquestionably sponsored by Iran." Iran, which has denied involvement in the attack, warned the U.S. it will retaliate immediately if it is targeted.


98-year-old WWII veteran parachutes over the Netherlands

Tom Rice, who jumped on D-Day, described Thursday's jump as "perfect" and said, "I'm going to do it until I'm 100."


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Army vet turned Michigan police officer finds international success as competitive power lifter

While Detective Demetrios James Vakertzis is not one for the spotlight, he found himself bringing home the silver medal after competing in this year’s World Police & Fire Games.


Pressured to speed returns, the US military says South Korea can have 15 bases now

U.S. Forces Korea is ready to turn over more than half of the bases that are part of its relocation plan now, including parts of Yongsan Garrison in Seoul, the command said Wednesday.


US blamed as Afghan officials say over 70 killed or injured in airstrike

The U.S. military was under fire Thursday from Afghan officials who said an American drone strike in Nangarhar province had killed at least 30 people and wounded more than 40 others. The U.S. military said claims of civilian casualties were being investigated.


New AFRICOM chief in Niger to assess security in volatile western Africa

U.S. Africa Command’s Gen. Stephen Townsend met with American troops in Niger on Thursday during a visit to assess security in the West Africa region, which is grappling to counter several Islamic militant groups.


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Army vet turned Michigan police officer finds international success as competitive power lifter

While Detective Demetrios James Vakertzis is not one for the spotlight, he found himself bringing home the silver medal after competing in this year’s World Police & Fire Games.


Pressured to speed returns, the US military says South Korea can have 15 bases now

U.S. Forces Korea is ready to turn over more than half of the bases that are part of its relocation plan now, including parts of Yongsan Garrison in Seoul, the command said Wednesday.


US blamed as Afghan officials say over 70 killed or injured in airstrike

The U.S. military was under fire Thursday from Afghan officials who said an American drone strike in Nangarhar province had killed at least 30 people and wounded more than 40 others. The U.S. military said claims of civilian casualties were being investigated.


New AFRICOM chief in Niger to assess security in volatile western Africa

U.S. Africa Command’s Gen. Stephen Townsend met with American troops in Niger on Thursday during a visit to assess security in the West Africa region, which is grappling to counter several Islamic militant groups.




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Air Force mulls fitness assessment changes to reduce risks from rapid weight loss

The Air Force is considering changes to the way it conducts fitness assessments to prevent airmen from over-taxing their bodies to try to meet test standards, the service’s top enlisted leader said.


Those UFO videos are real, the Navy says, but please stop saying 'UFO'

In December 2017, two videos emerged that showed Navy pilots encountering mysterious spherical objects that appeared, at first glance, to move through the air in ways that baffled experts. Everyone who watched — including the pilots who filmed them — had the same question: What, exactly, are these things?


Pressured to speed returns, the US military says South Korea can have 15 bases now

U.S. Forces Korea is ready to turn over more than half of the bases that are part of its relocation plan now, including parts of Yongsan Garrison in Seoul, the command said Wednesday.


Protesters block Marine boat launch at port on Okinawa

The incident started at approximately 7 a.m. Tuesday when a Marine truck towing a 32-foot boat arrived at Motobu Port from Camp Schwab. The Marines were met by about 100 Okinawan demonstrators and turned away after a nine-hour protest.


On the Eastern Shore, preparing to prevent a disaster

Local, state, federal and military agencies in Virginia team up with industry and spill-management contractors to work out what to do in a simulation organized by the U.S. Coast Guard.


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Air Force mulls fitness assessment changes to reduce risks from rapid weight loss

The Air Force is considering changes to the way it conducts fitness assessments to prevent airmen from over-taxing their bodies to try to meet test standards, the service’s top enlisted leader said.


Those UFO videos are real, the Navy says, but please stop saying 'UFO'

In December 2017, two videos emerged that showed Navy pilots encountering mysterious spherical objects that appeared, at first glance, to move through the air in ways that baffled experts. Everyone who watched — including the pilots who filmed them — had the same question: What, exactly, are these things?


Pressured to speed returns, the US military says South Korea can have 15 bases now

U.S. Forces Korea is ready to turn over more than half of the bases that are part of its relocation plan now, including parts of Yongsan Garrison in Seoul, the command said Wednesday.


Protesters block Marine boat launch at port on Okinawa

The incident started at approximately 7 a.m. Tuesday when a Marine truck towing a 32-foot boat arrived at Motobu Port from Camp Schwab. The Marines were met by about 100 Okinawan demonstrators and turned away after a nine-hour protest.


On the Eastern Shore, preparing to prevent a disaster

Local, state, federal and military agencies in Virginia team up with industry and spill-management contractors to work out what to do in a simulation organized by the U.S. Coast Guard.



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Army vet turned Michigan police officer finds international success as competitive power lifter

While Detective Demetrios James Vakertzis is not one for the spotlight, he found himself bringing home the silver medal after competing in this year’s World Police & Fire Games.


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Army vet turned Michigan police officer finds international success as competitive power lifter

While Detective Demetrios James Vakertzis is not one for the spotlight, he found himself bringing home the silver medal after competing in this year’s World Police & Fire Games.