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Thailand becomes first nation to buy Strykers from US

Gen. Robert Brown, commander of U.S. Army Pacific, participated in an official handover ceremony at Royal Thai Army headquarters in Bangkok. Accepting the vehicles was Gen. Apirat Kongsompong, commander-in-chief of the Royal Thai Army.

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Green Beret killed in combat in Afghanistan leaves behind daughter, pregnant wife

Sgt. 1st Class Dustin Ard, 31, of Idaho Falls, became the 15th U.S. combat casualty in that country this year.


US set to kick off first-ever maritime exercise with ASEAN members in South China Sea

The inaugural five-day joint maritime drills between the United States and a group of Southeast Asian nations is intended to “build capacity in maritime domain awareness, information sharing, and sea interdiction.”


USS Arizona Memorial to reopen over Labor Day weekend after yearlong floating dock repair

The memorial — which draws more than 4,000 visitors a day when open — is the heart of the Pearl Harbor National Memorial, which focuses on the history of the Japanese surprise attack on Oahu on Dec. 7, 1941.


'One of the toughest kids I’ve ever met': Families mourn Green Berets killed in Afghanistan

The family of Master Sgt. Jose J. Gonzalez, 35, of La Puente, Calif., requested that the Army not release further information about him, U.S. Army Special Operations Command said. But the family of Master Sgt. Luis F. Deleon-Figueroa, 31, publicly grieved his death in numerous social media posts.


Coast Guard commissioning pair of combat-ready cutters

The U.S. Coast Guard will hold a dual-commissioning ceremony for two Legend-class national security cutters Saturday at U.S. Coast Guard Base Honolulu.


Pentagon identifies two Green Beret soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Master Sgt. Luis F. Deleon-Figueroa, 31, and Master Sgt. Jose J. Gonzalez, 35, were assigned to 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., the Pentagon said in a statement Thursday.


Pearl Harbor dry dock, attacked by Japanese bombers in 1941, marks 100-year milestone

Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard’s Dry Dock 1, which began operation in 1919 with its flooding, was given a Hawaiian blessing during a Wednesday ceremony and named Keaoonamano, which translates to “The Realm of the Sharks.”


Navy relieves attack sub executive officer, investigates his personal conduct

Lt. Cmdr. Jonathan Cebik has been administratively reassigned to Submarine Development Squadron 5, the Navy said in a statement.


VIETNAM AT 50

Hamburger Hill: For war-weary Americans, 10-day battle defined futility of Vietnam War

Fifty years after leading a company of soldiers up Hamburger Hill, Gerald “Bob” Harkins sees the assault against burrowed-in North Vietnamese army forces no differently than he did then.


US withdrawal from international mail treaty could alter delivery for APO-FPO addresses

The average military mail customer has also likely given little thought to an arcane international treaty called the Universal Postal Union — but they’re apt to hear a lot more about it by October.