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US fighter jets will operate out of a 'no-kidding remote' airstrip in upcoming Guam exercise

During the annual trilateral Cope North exercise slated for next month, F-35s and F-16s from Misawa Air Base in Japan and Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska will land, refuel, plan and launch from an austere airfield “carved out of the jungle” in Guam.

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Joint Army-Air Force base in Alaska bans on-post alcohol sales after 10 p.m.

By Friday afternoon, the announcement had garnered nearly 300 comments on Facebook, most critical of the prohibition on overnight purchases.


Woman found dead at Hawaii base was Army veteran; soldier taken into custody

The Army identified Selena Roth, a military spouse and Army veteran, as the individual found dead at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, on Wednesday. A soldier has been placed in pre-trial confinement in connection with a homicide investigation into Roth's death, according to the service.


Army investigating death of soldier’s spouse at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii

The spouse of a soldier living in post housing at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, was discovered dead Wednesday morning by military police, the Army said in a news release.


In DOD reversal, agency will analyze remains thought to be WWII’s first Medal of Honor recipient

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency and its precursors had denied repeated requests by the family of Alexander “Sandy” Nininger Jr. to exhume remains in a Philippines grave for DNA testing, maintaining the agency’s documentation could not validate taking that step.


Family of still-missing WWII Medal of Honor recipient asks DOD to stop using his name

Frustrated by what they call a decades-long “bureaucratic logjam” in bringing his remains home from the Philippines, the family of First Lt. Alexander “Sandy” Nininger is requesting the federal government remove the soldier’s name from all public buildings and installations.


Army combat badge a long-awaited honor for 98-year-old Bataan veteran and 'hell ship' survivor

Almost eight decades after mounting the doomed defense of the Philippines against the Japanese invasion that began December 1941, Daniel Crowley, 98, was awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge during a ceremony Monday in Connecticut.


Air Force captain who died during Hawaii hike remembered as 'leader,' loyal friend

Capt. Anthony J. Polizzi collapsed Tuesday while hiking the Moanalua Valley trail on Oahu. He was taken to Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, where he was pronounced dead, the Air Force said.


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Death of Merrill’s Marauder veteran leaves only seven survivors of the famed WWII unit

James E. Richardson, one of only eight living veterans of the famed Merrill’s Marauders from World War II, died Sunday in Knoxville, Tenn., at the age of 99.


Frontline military medical workers among first in Hawaii to receive coronavirus vaccine

Tripler Army Medical Center was chosen as one of the Defense Department sites for the vaccine rollout because of the state’s sizable defense personnel footprint and the medical center’s ultra-cold storage capability.


USS Topeka becomes 10th Los Angeles-class attack submarine stationed in Hawaii

The USS Topeka is slated to soon go into Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard for regularly scheduled major maintenance for upgrades and repairs.