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Staff Sgt. Johnathan Randall, Special Operations Surgical Team member assigned to the 720th Operational Support Squadron, smiles during a ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Florida, May 20, 2020, where he received the Bronze Star Medal for his actions while deployed in 2019.<br>Rose Gudex/U.S. Air Force

‘Humbling’: Airman earns Bronze Star after providing surgical care for over 600 casualties in ISIS fight

A special operations airman has been awarded a Bronze Star for his work on a battlefield surgical team during the fight against the Islamic State group, as the terrorists lost the last of their territory.


Navy receives first Super Hornet with special modifications for Blue Angels demo team

Boeing delivered the first of a planned fleet of 11 modified F/A-18E Super Hornets to the Navy’s Blue Angels demonstration team on Wednesday, according to the company.


Police: Family with military ties found dead in garage in San Antonio

The family with ties to the military, including four children between the ages of 11 months and 4 years old, was found dead in the back of an SUV after during a wellness check Thursday.

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Heavily fortified White House is at odds with its long history as the people's house

The White House is now so heavily fortified that it resembles the monarchical palaces or authoritarian compounds of regimes in faraway lands — strikingly incongruous with the historic role of the executive mansion at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.


Another huge blow to US workers expected in May jobs report

Economists have forecast that the government will report Friday that employers shed 8.5 million more jobs last month on top of 21.4 million lost in March and April.



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VA to place gender-exclusive motto in 142 cemeteries

The Department of Veterans Affairs plans to install plaques inscribed with its motto, using male-only pronouns, in 142 cemeteries nationwide — drawing ire from female veterans and advocates who have pushed for a gender-neutral version for years.



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Coast Guard rescues man who spent two hours in Lake Huron after kayak overturned

Coastguardsman stationed in Traverse City were launched over the weekend on a report of a kayaker who was stranded on the shore of Georgian Bay in Canada, according to an announcement by U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City.


Former Marine Commandant Neller calls for ‘justice and fairness’ in wake of George Floyd's death

Former Marine Corps commandant Gen. Robert Neller on Thursday became the latest high-ranking retired U.S. military official to weigh in on the death of George Floyd, urging national leaders in an open letter to “speak out for justice and fairness.”


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Coast Guard rescues man who spent two hours in Lake Huron after kayak overturned

Coastguardsman stationed in Traverse City were launched over the weekend on a report of a kayaker who was stranded on the shore of Georgian Bay in Canada, according to an announcement by U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City.


Former Marine Commandant Neller calls for ‘justice and fairness’ in wake of George Floyd's death

Former Marine Corps commandant Gen. Robert Neller on Thursday became the latest high-ranking retired U.S. military official to weigh in on the death of George Floyd, urging national leaders in an open letter to “speak out for justice and fairness.”



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