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An F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Black Diamonds of Strike Fighter Squadron 146 stands by on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz on Dec. 8, 2016.<br>David Claypool/U.S. Navy

Boeing fighter jet, feared dead, gets new life from Trump tweets

Boeing's Super Hornet is poised for a surprising comeback thanks to President Donald Trump's Twitter broadsides and a strike-fighter shortage caused by delays to Lockheed Martin Corp.'s F-35 program.


Beaten by 3 in animal cruelty case, Navy veteran given a free car

The tears flowed at a local car dealership Wednesday when a disabled veteran was given a car. Garry Blough came to the attention of the nation last week when he tried to stop three people from torturing a fresh water turtle. The three suspects then beat him.


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Trump's top officials seek to sell Mexico on new immigration crackdown

The Mexican border police officer hung from the back of the truck rumbling through the streets of Tapachula, near the border with Guatemala, one hand on the overhead roll bar and the other on his AR-15 rifle. Made in the USA, he said. So was his bullet-proof vest. And much of his training. His unit is meant to help migrants, but his gear underscored the close relationship – and direct assistance – that Mexican security forces have with their U.S. counterparts.

Chopped off heads, torn out hearts in brutal Brazil gang war

"This was unprecedented," said Carlos Procopio dos Reis, in charge of the medical forensics unit in Manaus. "I still dream that I am in a truck throwing heads for people to catch."


Sales of McMaster's 'Dereliction of Duty' soar after presidential appointment

The new National Security adviser and former Fort Benning commander has seen sales of his 20-year-old book questioning the political leadership during the Vietnam War skyrocket since he was assigned to his new post on Monday.



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American Legion defends VA health care, still trying to meet with Trump

The American Legion is trying to arrange a meeting with President Donald Trump to discuss the importance of veterans service organizations, the group’s executive director said Wednesday.



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Army sergeant forms special bond with team

Will Caito hates surprises, which is understandable given the nature of his overseas duty as a sergeant first class in the Army. So as he prepared to drive to Columbus from his home in Virginia to watch his favorite sports team, his wife informed him of a secret his family had been harboring. The Blue Jackets planned to recognize him at the Feb. 11 game in Nationwide Arena.


Task Force 76 chief of staff dies in recreational accident on Okinawa

The chief of staff for the Navy’s forward deployed amphibious force — based on Okinawa — died Tuesday in an off-duty recreational accident, Navy officials said.


Parris Island drill instructor indicted on child-sex crimes, could face federal charges

A former Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island drill instructor — who separated from the Corps after being charged with child-sex crimes — has been indicted by a Texas grand jury.


Air Force: Full costs on Air Force One not yet known

Despite President Donald Trump’s claim that the cost of Air Force One has been cut by $1 billion, the Air Force said Wednesday that the price tag for the program has yet to be determined.


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Army sergeant forms special bond with team

Will Caito hates surprises, which is understandable given the nature of his overseas duty as a sergeant first class in the Army. So as he prepared to drive to Columbus from his home in Virginia to watch his favorite sports team, his wife informed him of a secret his family had been harboring. The Blue Jackets planned to recognize him at the Feb. 11 game in Nationwide Arena.


Task Force 76 chief of staff dies in recreational accident on Okinawa

The chief of staff for the Navy’s forward deployed amphibious force — based on Okinawa — died Tuesday in an off-duty recreational accident, Navy officials said.


Parris Island drill instructor indicted on child-sex crimes, could face federal charges

A former Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island drill instructor — who separated from the Corps after being charged with child-sex crimes — has been indicted by a Texas grand jury.


Air Force: Full costs on Air Force One not yet known

Despite President Donald Trump’s claim that the cost of Air Force One has been cut by $1 billion, the Air Force said Wednesday that the price tag for the program has yet to be determined.



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