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US, N. Korea show off military might with dueling exercises and submarine port call

A U.S. guided-missile submarine made a port call in South Korea and the allied nations conducted maritime exercises Tuesday, while North Korea reportedly conducted a large artillery drill as tensions mounted on the divided peninsula.


Medevac crews don’t hesitate to swoop in when needed

Pilots flying medical evacuation missions over Mosul don’t get a say in where they land. They often have little time to plan their flights, with just 15 minutes from when a call comes in to when they’ve got to be in the air.


8th Army gets ready to move – the statue of a Korean War hero

After years of delays, the 8th Army headquarters started the clock Tuesday on completing its move to a base south of the South Korean capital by mid-July.



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US rotational forces in Europe conduct largest training event since arrival

The rotational armored brigade deployed to Europe has carried out its largest exercise so far, with nearly 1,400 troops and more than 800 vehicles conducting a live-fire exercise here.


Japan warns citizens they might have only 10 minutes to prepare for N. Korea missile

The Japanese government is preparing its citizens to be ready in case a missile comes their way — something that could come with less than 10 minutes' warning.


Deployment reunites sergeant with estranged mother

Sometimes soldiers go into war zones. Sometimes they’re sent to Hawaii. “It’s called ‘the needs of the Army,’” said Master Sgt. Bakkafa Casey. “If it so happens to be where you want to go, that’s awesome.”



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Nearly 400 military bases must be tested for drinking-water contamination

Contamination from former or current military installations has ignited a nationwide review of water on or around bases that used a firefighting foam containing toxic chemicals.


Medevac crews don’t hesitate to swoop in when needed

Pilots flying medical evacuation missions over Mosul don’t get a say in where they land. They often have little time to plan their flights, with just 15 minutes from when a call comes in to when they’ve got to be in the air.


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US rotational forces in Europe conduct largest training event since arrival

The rotational armored brigade deployed to Europe has carried out its largest exercise so far, with nearly 1,400 troops and more than 800 vehicles conducting a live-fire exercise here.


Deployment reunites sergeant with estranged mother

Sometimes soldiers go into war zones. Sometimes they’re sent to Hawaii. “It’s called ‘the needs of the Army,’” said Master Sgt. Bakkafa Casey. “If it so happens to be where you want to go, that’s awesome.”


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Nearly 400 military bases must be tested for drinking-water contamination

Contamination from former or current military installations has ignited a nationwide review of water on or around bases that used a firefighting foam containing toxic chemicals.


Medevac crews don’t hesitate to swoop in when needed

Pilots flying medical evacuation missions over Mosul don’t get a say in where they land. They often have little time to plan their flights, with just 15 minutes from when a call comes in to when they’ve got to be in the air.


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US rotational forces in Europe conduct largest training event since arrival

The rotational armored brigade deployed to Europe has carried out its largest exercise so far, with nearly 1,400 troops and more than 800 vehicles conducting a live-fire exercise here.


Deployment reunites sergeant with estranged mother

Sometimes soldiers go into war zones. Sometimes they’re sent to Hawaii. “It’s called ‘the needs of the Army,’” said Master Sgt. Bakkafa Casey. “If it so happens to be where you want to go, that’s awesome.”



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Navy Federal to cover direct deposit for eligible members ahead of possible government shutdown

Eligible members include servicemembers in the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard; Army or Air National Guard on federal active service; Officer Candidates of the Armed Forces and civilian employees of the DoD who have their net pay deposited directly into a Navy Federal account.



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US rotational forces in Europe conduct largest training event since arrival

The rotational armored brigade deployed to Europe has carried out its largest exercise so far, with nearly 1,400 troops and more than 800 vehicles conducting a live-fire exercise here.


Air Force: Mechanical failures led to B-52 aborted takeoff, fire in 2016 Guam incident

An investigation concluded a B-52H Stratofortress was destroyed during takeoff in Guam last year by a combination of birds impacting the aircraft coupled with mechanical failures, the Air Force has announced.


Admiral to lead review of oxygen problems affecting F-18, T-45 pilots

The Navy said Monday it will comprehensively review recent breathing problems experienced by aircrews of the F/A-18 strike fighter and the T-45 jets used to train them.


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US rotational forces in Europe conduct largest training event since arrival

The rotational armored brigade deployed to Europe has carried out its largest exercise so far, with nearly 1,400 troops and more than 800 vehicles conducting a live-fire exercise here.


Air Force: Mechanical failures led to B-52 aborted takeoff, fire in 2016 Guam incident

An investigation concluded a B-52H Stratofortress was destroyed during takeoff in Guam last year by a combination of birds impacting the aircraft coupled with mechanical failures, the Air Force has announced.


Admiral to lead review of oxygen problems affecting F-18, T-45 pilots

The Navy said Monday it will comprehensively review recent breathing problems experienced by aircrews of the F/A-18 strike fighter and the T-45 jets used to train them.



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For this WWII veteran, Pirates game is another moment to savor

As his family and friends gathered inside PNC Park and team officials approached with field credentials for them to wear as they were escorted to a spot in front of the Pirates’ dugout, John Galasso realized something was about to happen before he could buy his usual game-day meal of hot dog, fries and a diet soda.


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For this WWII veteran, Pirates game is another moment to savor

As his family and friends gathered inside PNC Park and team officials approached with field credentials for them to wear as they were escorted to a spot in front of the Pirates’ dugout, John Galasso realized something was about to happen before he could buy his usual game-day meal of hot dog, fries and a diet soda.



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