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Retired cavalry mounts enjoy their golden years in new pastures

April Naiman spent nearly four years – the entirety of her Army service – riding a horse named Big Ben in the 1st Cavalry Division Horse Cavalry Detachment.

Since then, she dreamed of adopting Big Ben and bringing him to her 23-acre farm in Oxford, Ohio, where she lives with her three children and Navy veteran husband.

This month, that dream came true.

How Florence is affecting area bases

Servicemembers at North Carolina installations that felt the brunt of the storm were working Saturday to assess damage and warned that flooded streets and tornado threats should keep everyone who wasn’t required to report to stay sheltered. Navy ships and aircraft were heading back to Hampton Roads.


Rear Admiral: Mid-Atlantic bases are ready for Florence

With about 300,000 servicemembers, family members, reservists and retirees in the storm’s path, Rear Adm. Charles Rock said they are “taking it very seriously” as they prepare for Hurricane Florence.


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Military bases brace as Florence shifts path, Parris Island Marines to weather the storm

For days, the Navy has moved people and ships ahead of the hurricane, and the Air Force and Army have been flying aircraft elsewhere as a safeguard. Some remaining Marines, meanwhile, are digging in their heels.


Evacuations ordered for four military bases as Florence approaches East Coast

All or portions of at least four military installations along the East Coast have ordered evacuations in anticipation of Hurricane Florence, as the massive storm is expected to make landfall by Thursday.


Pilots stable after crash at Sheppard Air Force Base in Texas

Two pilots at Sheppard Air Force Base are in stable condition Tuesday after ejecting from a T-38C Talon aircraft that crashed shortly after takeoff, officials at the base confirmed.