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Marine Corps sells nearly $2 million in small-arms ammunition to Brunei for first time

The sale was conducted under terms set by the Acquisition and Cross-Serving Agreement between Brunei and the United States, which allows U.S. armed forces to conduct the military-to-military exchange of logistics and supply services.

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Gen. Brown bids farewell to Pacific Army command as he heads for retirement

U.S. Army Pacific commander Robert Brown was honored with a farewell ceremony at Fort Shafter on Friday. He will retire from a 38-year Army career next month with an official ceremony on the mainland.


From Hawaiian waterfalls to Wrigley Field, many troops seek memorable spots to re-enlist

Some servicemembers took oaths while scuba diving, flying or ziplining. For others, it was all about location: the highest peak in Germany, the scene of an epic D-Day battle in Carentan, France, or Chicago’s Wrigley Field.


Treaty deal averts military mail disruption but cost of shipping overseas likely to rise

U.S. negotiators hammered out a compromise deal during an emergency meeting of treaty members held this week in Geneva, Switzerland, that gives the U.S. Postal Service flexibility in setting postage rates for incoming international mail.


Electricity bills for some Navy housing residents in Hawaii to increase by 68%

Residents of Hickam Communities and Ohana Military Communities were notified only two weeks ago that the rate for electricity coming from a Navy-owned power grid would increase from 19 cents per kilowatt-hour to 32 cents per kWh on Oct. 1.


Former top military officials seek action, saying climate change poses ‘unprecedented security risks’

A group of former top military and national security officials on Tuesday called for President Donald Trump to establish a sweeping plan that treats climate change as a major national security threat.


Marine Corps Ospreys fly to Hawaii after completing six-month rotation in Australia

The Ospreys had spent the past six months in Australia as part of the Marine Rotational Force-Darwin aviation combat element, training in more than a dozen exercises across the country.


With death of 98-year-old muleskinner, only nine Merrill’s Marauders remain

Sgt. Henry C. Smith was awarded a Silver Star for his efforts in leading an intelligence and reconnaissance patrol through the jungles of Burma in April 1944. He died Aug. 5 at the age of 98.


Colt ending retail sales of AR-15 rifles to focus on military, police demand

The high-velocity AR-15 has gained notoriety as the weapon carried by gunmen in certain mass shootings in recent years, and even made headlines last week when it was mentioned during the Democratic presidential primary debates.


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.


With death of Lauren Bruner, 98, only three survivors of USS Arizona attack remain

During a news conference in 2014, Lauren Bruner announced he decided to have the urn that would hold his cremated ashes interred aboard the USS Arizona.