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US Army-built chapel reminds visitors of Australia’s wartime past

As 33,000 troops take part in Talisman Saber war games near Rockhampton along the central Queensland coast, a small chapel overlooking a pasture serves as a reminder of when about 70,000 U.S. soldiers called the city home.


USS Milius deployment to Japan delayed amid ‘incredible’ workload in Asia-Pacific

USS Milius, originally scheduled to arrive this summer, was rescheduled so the ship can undergo additional testing and certification. The announcement comes at a time when 7th Fleet is already down a destroyer.


Open burns, ill winds: Full extent of military-related pollution in US still a secret

The Pentagon’s handling of munitions and their waste has poisoned millions of acres, and left Americans to guess at the threat to their health.



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GI Bill expansion, identical to House legislation, introduced in Senate

One week after a sweeping expansion of veterans’ educaton benefits was introduced in the House and fast-tracked to a vote, an identical bill was introduced Thursday in the Senate.


Hawaii rolling out civil defense plan for North Korean missile attack

The state of Hawaii is formulating a preparedness plan for a North Korean missile attack, much to the dismay of the state's tourism boosters.


Manpower issue that caused Okinawa gate closures resolved, officials say

Manpower issues that led to gate closures and traffic backups at some Marine Corps bases on Okinawa in recent months have been resolved, officials said.



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Hawaii rolling out civil defense plan for North Korean missile attack

The state of Hawaii is formulating a preparedness plan for a North Korean missile attack, much to the dismay of the state's tourism boosters.


Germans are learning to love Germany again, and Merkel takes note

If the origins of Germany's tricolor flag are not widely known, that is because the banner is rarely displayed in a country still atoning for the crimes it carried out in the name of national pride.


Israel limits Muslim access to Jerusalem site amid tensions

Israel banned Muslim men under the age of 50 from a contested Jerusalem shrine on Friday, ahead of expected protests over the installation of metal detectors there.


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Hawaii rolling out civil defense plan for North Korean missile attack

The state of Hawaii is formulating a preparedness plan for a North Korean missile attack, much to the dismay of the state's tourism boosters.


Germans are learning to love Germany again, and Merkel takes note

If the origins of Germany's tricolor flag are not widely known, that is because the banner is rarely displayed in a country still atoning for the crimes it carried out in the name of national pride.


Israel limits Muslim access to Jerusalem site amid tensions

Israel banned Muslim men under the age of 50 from a contested Jerusalem shrine on Friday, ahead of expected protests over the installation of metal detectors there.



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Ohio veteran can keep ducks to relieve PTSD, depression

Darin Welker, who served in Iraq with the Army and was medically discharged from the Ohio National Guard, says his six ducks have been therapeutic. He was granted a variance to a local law that banned farm animals.



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New River Air Station commander reassigned due to loss of trust, confidence in leadership

Lt. Col. Taylor White, commander of Marine Wing Support Squadron 274, was relieved of his command by Maj. Gen. Matthew Glavy, commanding general of the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing. It is the third time within seven weeks that a Marine Corps officer has been reassigned.


Super Galaxy brake failure prompts pre-takeoff evacuation at Yokota in western Tokyo

The plane’s crew, assigned to the 60th Air Mobility Wing at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., noticed the failure while taxiing to the runway. There were no injuries.


Navy SEAL monument dedicated at Virginia Beach Oceanfront

Rear Adm. Tim Szymanski, commander of Naval Special Warfare Command in Coronado, Calif., thanked local residents for providing a welcoming community for SEALs who live in Virginia Beach while they are on active duty.


US Army-built chapel reminds visitors of Australia’s wartime past

As 33,000 troops take part in Talisman Saber war games near Rockhampton along the central Queensland coast, a small chapel overlooking a pasture serves as a reminder of when about 70,000 U.S. soldiers called the city home.


Homeland security secretary says ports a terrorism priority

John Kelly said he believes the current security levels at U.S. shipping ports is adequate, but his agency must continue to research new technology to keep up with changing threats.


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New River Air Station commander reassigned due to loss of trust, confidence in leadership

Lt. Col. Taylor White, commander of Marine Wing Support Squadron 274, was relieved of his command by Maj. Gen. Matthew Glavy, commanding general of the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing. It is the third time within seven weeks that a Marine Corps officer has been reassigned.


Super Galaxy brake failure prompts pre-takeoff evacuation at Yokota in western Tokyo

The plane’s crew, assigned to the 60th Air Mobility Wing at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., noticed the failure while taxiing to the runway. There were no injuries.


Navy SEAL monument dedicated at Virginia Beach Oceanfront

Rear Adm. Tim Szymanski, commander of Naval Special Warfare Command in Coronado, Calif., thanked local residents for providing a welcoming community for SEALs who live in Virginia Beach while they are on active duty.


US Army-built chapel reminds visitors of Australia’s wartime past

As 33,000 troops take part in Talisman Saber war games near Rockhampton along the central Queensland coast, a small chapel overlooking a pasture serves as a reminder of when about 70,000 U.S. soldiers called the city home.


Homeland security secretary says ports a terrorism priority

John Kelly said he believes the current security levels at U.S. shipping ports is adequate, but his agency must continue to research new technology to keep up with changing threats.



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The Juice will be loose: O.J. Simpson granted parole

O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel-room heist, successfully making his case for freedom in a nationally televised hearing that reflected America's enduring fascination with the former football star.


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The Juice will be loose: O.J. Simpson granted parole

O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel-room heist, successfully making his case for freedom in a nationally televised hearing that reflected America's enduring fascination with the former football star.



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