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Sen. Isakson lashes out at VA over dying Vietnam vet being bitten 100 times by ants at nursing home

Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., is demanding answers from the Department of Veterans Affairs about how a veteran stricken with cancer and living in a VA nursing home could be bitten more than 100 times by ants before his death.

Esper approves troop deployments along the US-Mexico border through 2020

Defense Secretary Mark Esper has authorized up to 5,500 servicemembers to continue missions along the U.S.-Mexico border in fiscal year 2020 to provide infrastructure and operational support as well as detection, monitoring and air support.


Soldier dies while conducting vehicle maintenance at Fort Hood

Pfc. Mason Webber died Thursday, according to officials at Fort Hood. The Army declined to provide more information about his death, citing the ongoing investigation.


Military bases have been 'spared the worst' of Hurricane Dorian's wrath

No flooding, injuries or significant damage have yet been reported at military bases and the National Guard in most states have begun to drawdown personnel as Hurricane Dorian finishes its trek along the U.S. East Coast and moves out to sea.


Navy evacuates some personnel in Virginia ahead of Dorian; other East Coast bases assess damage

More than 820 people, including families, guests, and Marines and Navy servicemembers, were evacuated from the Sandbridge area of Virginia Beach and Dam Neck Annex of Naval Air Station Oceana in advance of Dorian’s arrival Friday.


Military bases in Florida feeling Dorian’s wrath; Georgia and the Carolinas are next

As Dorian’s path progresses north along the coast, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island and Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, both in southern South Carolina, have already chosen to evacuate personnel ahead of the storm’s arrival overnight.