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The mayor of Naples said a nuclear-powered submarine that took part in missile strikes against suspected Syrian chemical weapons sites should not have cruised through waters near the city, but Italian military officials said he has no jurisdiction over the matter.



VIETNAM AT 50

Veterans who fought for Vietnam helicopter monument at Arlington see it unveiled

If there was any doubt left about the significance of the new monument at Arlington National Cemetery honoring Vietnam War helicopter pilots and crewmembers, it was quashed Wednesday by the number of people who traveled from across the country to attend its dedication.


Neller: Marines 'in better place' since sexual misconduct scandals

Gen. Robert Neller, commandant of the Marines, told a Senate panel on Thursday that the Corps has enacted a series of reforms to reign in the culture of harassment that has included sexual misconduct and long plagued the service.


Failure to launch: Afghan’s economy stalls without troop presence

The Afghan economy tanked after large numbers of coalition troops — and the jobs created to support them — left the country, indicating a 16-year, $122 billion reconstruction effort failed to develop a sustainable economic system, according to a U.S. watchdog agency.

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New Army Europe top NCO looks to leverage experience at ‘critically important’ time

U.S. Army Europe’s new top enlisted leader is bringing his special operations experience with him to Germany for a posting where integrating U.S. forces with allies is high on the Army’s agenda.


'I didn't think it was going to happen': Iraq War amputee achieves dream of being a cop

It’s been a long road since August 2007, when an Iraqi bomb blew apart his right leg, leading to amputation below the knee. But, for the past four months, Christopher Lawrence has been working the beat as a Chula Vista, Calif., police officer.


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New Army Europe top NCO looks to leverage experience at ‘critically important’ time

U.S. Army Europe’s new top enlisted leader is bringing his special operations experience with him to Germany for a posting where integrating U.S. forces with allies is high on the Army’s agenda.


'I didn't think it was going to happen': Iraq War amputee achieves dream of being a cop

It’s been a long road since August 2007, when an Iraqi bomb blew apart his right leg, leading to amputation below the knee. But, for the past four months, Christopher Lawrence has been working the beat as a Chula Vista, Calif., police officer.


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Colonel who led dinosaur-puppet oath demoted, forced to retire

The colonel and NCO, whose use of a puppet during her re-enlistment ceremony caused an online firestorm, were not identified by the Tennessee Air National Guard.


Report: Teacher who called military 'lowest of our low' bullied students, had photos of nude women on class computer

A private investigator's report suggests high school teacher Gregory Salcido's firing was not based on a single diatribe about the military. The report suggests firing was based on a pattern of behavior that included "bullying" students, improper use of a classroom computer, and the use of profanity and racial slurs in front of students.


MILITARY UPDATE

Exchanges resist plan to merge with faltering commissaries

Defense Department officials want Congress to include in its fiscal 2019 defense policy bill new authorities to execute its plan to merge the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) with the three military exchange services under a single system of on-base stores to be called the Defense Resale Enterprise.



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Wilkie fills VA, DOD roles in visit to Fayetteville and Fort Bragg

A little more than 100 miles of highway separate Fort Bragg from Camp Lejeune. Robert Wilkie, a top Department of Defense official and acting VA secretary, said the stretch of N.C. 24 is the most important road in America.



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'I didn't think it was going to happen': Iraq War amputee achieves dream of being a cop

It’s been a long road since August 2007, when an Iraqi bomb blew apart his right leg, leading to amputation below the knee. But, for the past four months, Christopher Lawrence has been working the beat as a Chula Vista, Calif., police officer.


New Army Europe top NCO looks to leverage experience at ‘critically important’ time

U.S. Army Europe’s new top enlisted leader is bringing his special operations experience with him to Germany for a posting where integrating U.S. forces with allies is high on the Army’s agenda.


Naples mayor: US submarine used in Syria missile attacks unwelcome in port

The mayor of Naples said a nuclear-powered submarine that took part in missile strikes against suspected Syrian chemical weapons sites should not have cruised through waters near the city, but Italian military officials said he has no jurisdiction over the matter.


Pacific area Coast Guard boss says service needs more money for global operations

He commands U.S. Coast Guard forces from the shores of East Africa to the Rocky Mountains, rescuing mariners at sea, enforcing fishing laws, interdicting smugglers and protecting America’s ports, and Vice Adm. Fred M. Midgette says his Coasties need more money.


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'I didn't think it was going to happen': Iraq War amputee achieves dream of being a cop

It’s been a long road since August 2007, when an Iraqi bomb blew apart his right leg, leading to amputation below the knee. But, for the past four months, Christopher Lawrence has been working the beat as a Chula Vista, Calif., police officer.


New Army Europe top NCO looks to leverage experience at ‘critically important’ time

U.S. Army Europe’s new top enlisted leader is bringing his special operations experience with him to Germany for a posting where integrating U.S. forces with allies is high on the Army’s agenda.


Naples mayor: US submarine used in Syria missile attacks unwelcome in port

The mayor of Naples said a nuclear-powered submarine that took part in missile strikes against suspected Syrian chemical weapons sites should not have cruised through waters near the city, but Italian military officials said he has no jurisdiction over the matter.


Pacific area Coast Guard boss says service needs more money for global operations

He commands U.S. Coast Guard forces from the shores of East Africa to the Rocky Mountains, rescuing mariners at sea, enforcing fishing laws, interdicting smugglers and protecting America’s ports, and Vice Adm. Fred M. Midgette says his Coasties need more money.



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Death of former Trump advisor's father labeled suspicious

Law enforcement and Pennsylvania Health Department officials are investigating the death of H.R. McMaster Sr., the father of President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, at a Philadelphia senior care facility.


Seoul: N. Korean leader removes major nuclear sticking point

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday that his rival, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, isn't asking for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the Korean Peninsula as a precondition for abandoning his nuclear weapons. If true, this would seem to remove a major sticking point to a potential nuclear disarmament deal.


New Army Europe top NCO looks to leverage experience at ‘critically important’ time

U.S. Army Europe’s new top enlisted leader is bringing his special operations experience with him to Germany for a posting where integrating U.S. forces with allies is high on the Army’s agenda.


Syrian rebels hand over arms, leave another town near Douma

Hundreds of Syrian rebels in a town northeast of Damascus handed in their weapons and boarded buses to leave under an evacuation deal that would relocate fighters with their families to opposition-held areas in northern Syria.


200 child soldiers freed in S. Sudan, but problem continues

More than 200 child soldiers were released by armed groups in war-torn South Sudan, part of a series of releases that will see almost 1,000 children freed in the coming months.


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Death of former Trump advisor's father labeled suspicious

Law enforcement and Pennsylvania Health Department officials are investigating the death of H.R. McMaster Sr., the father of President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, at a Philadelphia senior care facility.


Seoul: N. Korean leader removes major nuclear sticking point

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday that his rival, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, isn't asking for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the Korean Peninsula as a precondition for abandoning his nuclear weapons. If true, this would seem to remove a major sticking point to a potential nuclear disarmament deal.


New Army Europe top NCO looks to leverage experience at ‘critically important’ time

U.S. Army Europe’s new top enlisted leader is bringing his special operations experience with him to Germany for a posting where integrating U.S. forces with allies is high on the Army’s agenda.


Syrian rebels hand over arms, leave another town near Douma

Hundreds of Syrian rebels in a town northeast of Damascus handed in their weapons and boarded buses to leave under an evacuation deal that would relocate fighters with their families to opposition-held areas in northern Syria.


200 child soldiers freed in S. Sudan, but problem continues

More than 200 child soldiers were released by armed groups in war-torn South Sudan, part of a series of releases that will see almost 1,000 children freed in the coming months.



Jaguars unveil 'no-nonsense' uniforms, helmets for 2018

The Jacksonville Jaguars have unveiled new uniforms and helmets, going with an old-school look that matches the team's blue-collar identity.



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