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Storm clouds loom during the 24th annual luminaria at Fredericksburg National Cemetery in Fredericksburg, Va., May 25, 2019. Minutes later, the storm forced the evacuation of the cemetery.<br>Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes

Storm-shortened luminaria honors Civil War casualties at Fredericksburg National Cemetery

Of the more than 15,000 Union soldiers who were buried at Fredericksburg National Cemetery after the Civil War, only 2,473 were identified. That's one of the reasons why Donna Moore came to the cemetery Saturday evening for the 24th annual luminaria.


137-year-old Winchester rifle found in Nevada has new home

A 137-year-old rifle found five years ago leaning against a juniper tree in Great Basin National Park in Nevada is now part of an exhibit dedicated to the “Forgotten Winchester” at the park visitor center near the Utah border.


Fighter pilots see small plane crash off Florida coast

U.S. Coast Guard crews are searching for a small airplane that crashed hundreds of miles off the coast of Florida shortly after it was approached by U.S. military jets.

Arlington Caisson Platoon horse retires to Wis. with family of veteran she escorted

Retired Maj. Jackie Lee Stewart rarely spoke about his service in Vietnam. His family found his U.S. Army medals, military mementos, pictures and other items in a box after he died.


Stan Lee's former manager arrested on elder abuse charges

A former business manager of Stan Lee was arrested Saturday on elder abuse charges involving the late comic book legend.




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The Navy is planning extensive training in the Pacific Northwest. Here's how that might affect marine animals.

A Navy test and training proposal could tee up the latest battle over sonar — essential to national security at sea, but also a threat to the creatures trying to make an increasingly noisy ocean home.


Remains of World War II POW returning to Tucson family

This Memorial Day is bringing closure to the family of a young Army sergeant who left Arizona more than 80 years ago, dying in an infamous WWII prisoner of war camp in the Philippines.


Navy, Marines, Coast Guard sail into New York for Fleet Week

Some 2,600 Navy sailors, Marines and members of the Coast Guard cruised into New York City on more than a dozen vessels Wednesday for the 31st annual Fleet Week — one of the largest in the nation.


Fighter pilots see small plane crash off Florida coast

U.S. Coast Guard crews are searching for a small airplane that crashed hundreds of miles off the coast of Florida shortly after it was approached by U.S. military jets.


WWII researcher: Sea wreck must be plane of US MIA pilot

Wreckage on the ocean floor near a Japanese island must be from a fighter-bomber that crashed in 1945 with an American pilot who is still listed as missing in action, according to a World War II researcher who recently visited the crash site.


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The Navy is planning extensive training in the Pacific Northwest. Here's how that might affect marine animals.

A Navy test and training proposal could tee up the latest battle over sonar — essential to national security at sea, but also a threat to the creatures trying to make an increasingly noisy ocean home.


Remains of World War II POW returning to Tucson family

This Memorial Day is bringing closure to the family of a young Army sergeant who left Arizona more than 80 years ago, dying in an infamous WWII prisoner of war camp in the Philippines.


Navy, Marines, Coast Guard sail into New York for Fleet Week

Some 2,600 Navy sailors, Marines and members of the Coast Guard cruised into New York City on more than a dozen vessels Wednesday for the 31st annual Fleet Week — one of the largest in the nation.


Fighter pilots see small plane crash off Florida coast

U.S. Coast Guard crews are searching for a small airplane that crashed hundreds of miles off the coast of Florida shortly after it was approached by U.S. military jets.


WWII researcher: Sea wreck must be plane of US MIA pilot

Wreckage on the ocean floor near a Japanese island must be from a fighter-bomber that crashed in 1945 with an American pilot who is still listed as missing in action, according to a World War II researcher who recently visited the crash site.



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