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Missile defense radar in Alaska is almost ready after pandemic construction delays

The Long-Range Discrimination Radar system will be capable of tracking incoming missiles while at the same time distinguish lethal warheads from decoys or other nonlethal objects.

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Delayed by pandemic, US-India exercise slated for 2020 kicks off in 2021

The coronavirus pandemic stymied much of the one-to-one training the Army undertakes with partner nations last year, and the annual Yudh Abhyas exercise in India was no exception.


Air Force wants to know if key Pacific airfield could disappear under rising sea

The Air Force is spending $1.75 million to gauge the effects of future sea-level rise at Wake Island Airfield, located on a remote Pacific atoll that is a key asset in America’s missile defense system.


Army specialist charged with murder after death of his estranged wife at Hawaii base

Spc. Raul Hernandez Perez was charged under the Uniform Code of Military Justice with murder and failure to follow a lawful order following the death of his wife, Selena Roth.


Army launches vehicle registration system in Hawaii to curb glut of abandoned junkers

Dumping a vehicle in Hawaii is a crime, and active-duty soldier found doing so would face prosecution under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.


Navy reservists are playing a key role in shipyards from Maine to Hawaii during pandemic

Almost 16 years ago, the Navy launched a plan to identify Reserve sailors with maintenance backgrounds, familiarize them with shipyard operations and then send them to work there during their annual two-weeks of training.


Army veteran and spouse found slain at on-post home in Hawaii is laid to rest in Florida

Selena Roth, a former Army signals intelligence analyst, was found dead at her on-post home Jan. 13 by military police making a welfare check at a family member’s request.


Twitter critics roasted the Navy Band’s Taylor Swift sea shanty. The band responds.

Haters gonna hate, hate, hate — but the Navy Band is shaking off the criticism of its attempt at turning a Taylor Swift hit into a sea shanty in a new video.


Navy is testing a destroyer’s full crew for coronavirus following onboard outbreak

The warship, which carries roughly 350 sailors, arrived on Jan. 23 in San Diego from its homeport in Hawaii for training.


Chinese submariners patrolling South China Sea suffer 'serious' psych problems, study finds

The mental health of the members of China's military has been the subject of greater scrutiny since the country began including psychological testing in official recruitment examinations.


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.