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Mike Pereira watches a football game inside the Officiating Command Center at Fox studios in Los Angeles on Nov. 20, 2016. <br>Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times/TNS

Military seen as hotbed for recruiting sports referees

Mike Pereira, former director of NFL officiating and current Fox Sports commentator, says servicemembers and veterans have qualities deemed attractive when recruiting sports officials.


Marine veteran fatally shot in Pennsylvania

A man whose family described him as a Marine veteran and a peacemaker was shot dead early Thursday in Olney, Penn.


Lawmakers press Trump not to deport foreign-born military recruits

Two lawmakers are pressing President Donald Trump to intervene on a Pentagon proposal to cancel enlistment contracts for 1,000 immigrant recruits, raising the specter of their deportation if the White House remains silent.

Alabama congressman wants separate military branch for space

An Alabama lawmaker’s proposal to create a separate military branch for space warfare appears to be moving forward in the U.S. House of Representatives.


US sets new visa rules for 6 mainly Muslim nations, refugees

The Trump administration on Wednesday set new criteria for visa applicants from six mainly Muslim nations and all refugees that require a "close" family or business tie to the United States.



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Military seen as hotbed for recruiting sports referees

Mike Pereira, former director of NFL officiating and current Fox Sports commentator, says servicemembers and veterans have qualities deemed attractive when recruiting sports officials.



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Air Force captain, space engineer ordained as priest

The Rev. Brad Jantz, a graduate of the Air Force Academy and six-year Air Force veteran, was ordained as Catholic priest last weekend in Birmingham, Ala.


1st Marine Aircraft Wing on Okinawa gets new commander as Sanborn heads to Germany

Brig. Gen. Thomas Weidley took command of III Marine Expeditionary Force’s combat aviation element during a ceremony Thursday at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma.


West Point will walk — or ride — through history

The West Point Public Library and Museum will offer people a glimpse of the square through a historical lens today during the first-ever West Point Town Square Historical Walk.


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Leadership lessons from 40 years in the Coast Guard

Admiral Paul Zukunft has been the commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard since May 30, 2014. In a recent interview, Zukunft discussed the times that have tested his leadership skills, the lessons he has learned during 40 years of service and his 4:30 a.m. exercise routine.


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Air Force captain, space engineer ordained as priest

The Rev. Brad Jantz, a graduate of the Air Force Academy and six-year Air Force veteran, was ordained as Catholic priest last weekend in Birmingham, Ala.


1st Marine Aircraft Wing on Okinawa gets new commander as Sanborn heads to Germany

Brig. Gen. Thomas Weidley took command of III Marine Expeditionary Force’s combat aviation element during a ceremony Thursday at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma.


West Point will walk — or ride — through history

The West Point Public Library and Museum will offer people a glimpse of the square through a historical lens today during the first-ever West Point Town Square Historical Walk.


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Leadership lessons from 40 years in the Coast Guard

Admiral Paul Zukunft has been the commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard since May 30, 2014. In a recent interview, Zukunft discussed the times that have tested his leadership skills, the lessons he has learned during 40 years of service and his 4:30 a.m. exercise routine.



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