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Searchers find WWII-era ship USS Hornet, which launched Doolittle Raid and fought in Battle of Midway

The wreckage was discovered in late January by the crew of the research vessel Petrel more than 3 miles beneath the surface of waters near the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific Ocean.

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Soldier who shot himself in head appeals Army’s decision to deny benefits

After a 2017 accidental shooting left him seriously injured and mentally impaired, the Army determined Spc. Kevin Holyan's injuries were obtained “in the line of duty” — but that ruling was soon overturned by commander of the 101st Airborne Division.


Super Galaxy plane lands on nose at Travis AFB after gear jams

None of the plane’s 11 crew members, assigned to the 349th Air Mobility Wing, were injured in the emergency landing.


Marines raid water park in urban-assault training held in Hawaii for first time

As the only permanently forward-deployed Marine Expeditionary Unit, the 31st is the go-to first responder for crises situations in the Indo-Pacific region. This week's training is normally held on Guam, but was moved to Hawaii due to damage from Typhoons Mangkhut and Yutu.


Navy couple faces nearly $11,600 bill to move pair of dogs from Virginia to Guam

A Navy couple transferring from Norfolk to Guam with two German shepherds are facing a steep price tag to fly the two canines, thanks to an onerous flight route spanning half the globe and United Airlines' decision last year to stop transporting large dogs.


Fort Hood sergeant dies in boating accident on Texas lake

Sgt. Kelton Sphaler, a 25-year-old with the 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, died in an apparent boating accident Monday on Belton Lake in Texas, the Army said in a statement Thursday.


The age of true jetpack flight is near, and Special Operations Command wants in on it

JetPack Aviation in California expects to have a full-scale individual lift device prototype ready for initial flight testing by late summer for U.S. Special Operations Command.


Army specialist is found dead in arms room at Alaska base

Military personnel discovered the body of Spc. Ashvin James Slaughter, who had been assigned to Fort Wainwright in January 2017, the Army said in a statement.


Indian helicopter lands for the first time on a US Navy ship deck

The UH-3H helicopter landed on the USS Anchorage, an amphibious transport dock ship carrying personnel with 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit.


B-2 stealth bombers return to Hawaii for second round of training, patrolling

This is the second time B-2 bombers, based at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., have rotated to Hawaii to support U.S. Strategic Command’s Bomber Task Force mission, the Air Force said.


Pacific Coast Guard focuses on essential missions without pay as government shutdown continues

Since the beginning of the year, the Coast Guard’s 14th District’s 835 active-duty members and some essential civilian employees have been carrying out those missions without pay due to the partial government shutdown.