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Alaska lauds black soldiers’ work on famed WWII highway

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Alaska lauds black soldiers’ work on famed WWII highway

- Anchorage, Alaska — Leonard Larkins and nearly 4,000 other segregated black soldiers helped build a highway across Alaska and Canada during World War II, a contribution largely ignored for decades but drawing attention as the 75th anniversary approaches. In harsh conditions and tough terrain, it took the soldiers working from the north just over eight months to meet up with white soldiers coming from the south to connect the two segments on Oct

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Female captain makes military history as she takes command of Changing  the Guard ceremony

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Female captain makes military history as she takes command of Changing the Guard ceremony

- BUCKINGHAM PALACE A 24-year-old woman from Canada made history when she took command of the ceremonial Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace, CTV News reported. Watch as Canadian Soldier Captain Megan Couto becomes the first female ever to Captain The Queen's Guard during Changing the Guard. pic.twitter.com/iSjgX98Eaz. — The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) Normally the British Army forms the Queen’s Guard, but Queen Elizabeth II has invited Canadians to take part in honor of the country’s 150th birthday, CTV News reported

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Alaska lauds black soldiers' work on famed WWII highway

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Alaska lauds black soldiers' work on famed WWII highway

- ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Leonard Larkins and nearly 4,000 other segregated black soldiers helped build a highway across Alaska and Canada during World War II, a contribution largely ignored for decades but drawing attention as the 75th anniversary approaches. In harsh conditions and tough terrain, it took the soldiers working from the north just over eight months to meet up with white soldiers coming from the south to connect the two segments on Oct

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AP PHOTOS: Black soldiers toiled on Alaska's first land link

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AP PHOTOS: Black soldiers toiled on Alaska's first land link

- ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska is commemorating 75 years since nearly 4,000 segregated black soldiers toiled in harsh weather and terrain to help build a highway across the state and Canada. The soldiers worked on the 1,500-mile (2,400-kilometer) highway during World War II, a contribution largely ignored for decades. It took the soldiers working from the north just over eight months to meet up with white soldiers coming from the south to connect the two segments on Oct

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Alaska lauds black soldiers' work on famed WWII highway

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Alaska lauds black soldiers' work on famed WWII highway

- ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Leonard Larkins and nearly 4,000 other segregated black soldiers helped build a highway across Alaska and Canada during World War II, a contribution largely ignored for decades but drawing attention as the 75th anniversary approaches. In harsh conditions and tough terrain, it took the soldiers working from the north just over eight months to meet up with white soldiers coming from the south to connect the two segments on Oct

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71st anniversary of military plane crash on Mount Tom in Holyoke set for ceremony July 15

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71st anniversary of military plane crash on Mount Tom in Holyoke set for ceremony July 15

- HOLYOKE -- Local military veterans will mark the 71st anniversary of the crash of a plane on Mount Tom that killed 25 servicemen returning home from World War II with a ceremony on July 15 at a monument at the site. "Please join us as we remember the service members who lost their lives on July 9, 1946. We will have transportation available up to the memorial site," Jesus Pereira, director of the Holyoke Veterans Services Department, said Monday

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Military history museum will come to the people

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Military history museum will come to the people

- TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A nonprofit trying to start an Armed Forces Heritage Museum on the joint military base in Burlington County has changed its plan to educate the public about the state's military history. Instead of the public coming to a building, the museum will go to the public. The Courier-Post of Cherry Hill (http://on.cpsj.com/2tZZsxC ) reports the museum board recently unveiled its mobile museum at an exhibit-building company in Burlington Township that converted a tractor trailer into static and video displays set on a 32-foot long retractable wall the length of the trailer

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Hundreds flock to watch epic military assault drill

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Hundreds flock to watch epic military assault drill

- The Chilean Marine Corps celebrated its bicentennial with a beachside military exercise that looked like an epic war movie! See the video below

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Hundreds flock to watch epic military assault drill

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Hundreds flock to watch epic military assault drill

- The Chilean Marine Corps celebrated its bicentennial with a beachside military exercise that looked like an epic war movie! See the video below

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Hundreds flock to watch epic military assault drill

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Hundreds flock to watch epic military assault drill

- The Chilean Marine Corps celebrated its bicentennial with a beachside military exercise that looked like an epic war movie! See the video below

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Hundreds flock to watch epic military assault drill

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Hundreds flock to watch epic military assault drill

- The Chilean Marine Corps celebrated its bicentennial with a beachside military exercise that looked like an epic war movie! See the video below

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Hundreds flock to watch epic military assault drill

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Hundreds flock to watch epic military assault drill

- The Chilean Marine Corps celebrated its bicentennial with a beachside military exercise that looked like an epic war movie! See the video below

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The United States Space Corps wants you ...

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The United States Space Corps wants you ...

- US lawmakers have drafted legislation proposing the formation of a new branch of the military called the Space Corps. This new space-orientated military service would join the five other branches of the United States Armed Forces and is intended to manage national security in space. Last week, the House Armed Service Committee, led by Republican Chairman Mike Rogers and Ranking Member Democrat Jim Cooper, introduced the new legislation claiming that the current national security space systems in the United States are not capable of protecting the country's space assets

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Congressman challenges transgender military policy changes

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Congressman challenges transgender military policy changes

- U.S. Rep. Steve Russell says changes to military policies on transgender soldiers are unconstitutional, weaken the nation's fighting forces, shock his conscience and could compel soldiers to falsely claim to be transgender to avoid combat deployments. Last June, the Department of Defense lifted a ban on transgender service and launched a training initiative with the intention of opening enlistments to transgender soldiers this July

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Col. Stacy Huser assumes command of 90th Missile Wing

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Col. Stacy Huser assumes command of 90th Missile Wing

- CHEYENNE – The passing of the 90th Missile Wing guidon marked the transition to a new commander of the Air Force base here that operates a critical component of the world’s most dominant nuclear force. Col. Stacy Huser assumed command of the “Mighty Ninety” at Francis E. Warren Air Force Base following a change-of-command ceremony Friday. Most recently commander of the 91st Operations Group at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota, she takes the reins from Col

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Texas A&M grad, former special forces soldier, goes viral in humanitarian aid photo

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Texas A&M grad, former special forces soldier, goes viral in humanitarian aid photo

- "I love the Iraqi people," he says, "They keep growing on me." Updated 4:21 pm, Friday, June 23, 2017 A Texas A&M graduate and former special forces soldier has been seen by millions after a photo of his humanitarian efforts went viral. David Eubank works with the Free Burma Rangers, an organization that provides humanitarian aid to people in conflict zones

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Egyptian air strikes hit 12 vehicles crossing from Libya: military
CAIRO Egyptian air strikes destroyed 12 vehicles loaded with arms, ammunition and explosive material trying to cross the border from Libya, the army spokesman said on Tuesday. The airforce acted after hearing that "criminal elements" had gathered to try and cross the western boundary, the army statement said, without giving details on exactly where or when the strikes took place. The attacks came a month after Egypt launched a series of air raids in Libya on what it said were Islamist militants responsible for attacking Christians in its territory   Read More ...
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The Latest: US military probing reports of strike on IS jail
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Senior Ukrainian intelligence officer killed in car bombing
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Alaska lauds black soldiers’ work on famed WWII highway
Alaska lauds black soldiers’ work on famed WWII highway Anchorage, Alaska — Leonard Larkins and nearly 4,000 other segregated black soldiers helped build a highway across Alaska and Canada during World War II, a contribution largely ignored for decades but drawing attention as the 75th anniversary approaches. In harsh conditions and tough terrain, it took the soldiers working from the north just over eight months to meet up with white soldiers coming from the south to connect the two segments on Oct   Read More ...
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Female captain makes military history as she takes command of Changing the Guard ceremony
Female captain makes military history as she takes command of Changing  the Guard ceremony BUCKINGHAM PALACE A 24-year-old woman from Canada made history when she took command of the ceremonial Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace, CTV News reported. Watch as Canadian Soldier Captain Megan Couto becomes the first female ever to Captain The Queen's Guard during Changing the Guard. pic.twitter.com/iSjgX98Eaz. — The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) Normally the British Army forms the Queen’s Guard, but Queen Elizabeth II has invited Canadians to take part in honor of the country’s 150th birthday, CTV News reported   Read More ...
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Listen Up! The birth of Britain's Special Forces Unit
Listen Up! The birth of Britain's Special Forces Unit "ROGUE HEROES: The History of the SAS, Britain’s Secret Special Forces Unit That Sabotaged the Nazis and Changed the Nature of War" by Ben Macintyre, read by the author, Random House Audio, $23.95; 13 hours, 1 minute (nf) War, Ben Macintyre’s book “Rogue Heroes” reminds us, is comprised of a series of tiny moments that mean the difference between a grieving or a grateful family   Read More ...
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Car bomb kills Ukrainian serviceman in Kiev
KIEV A Ukrainian serviceman was killed and another person was wounded in a car bomb explosion in the center of Kiev on Tuesday, the interior ministry said, describing the incident as a "terrorist act." Police said an explosive device in the vehicle blew up at 0516 GMT while the car was moving, killing the driver. "Since he was an acting serviceman, the prosecutor's office will determine the investigative procedure of this criminal act, which is currently registered as a 'terrorist act,'" interior ministry spokesman Artem Shevchenko told journalists   Read More ...
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Troops in Myanmar's Rakhine on high alert after killings of Rohingya
Troops in Myanmar's Rakhine on high alert after killings of Rohingya NAYPYITAW Troops in Myanmar's northeastern Rakhine state were put on high alert on Tuesday, police and sources said, after nearly 200 Rakhine Buddhist villagers fled the area after a recent spate of killings and amid fears of fresh attacks by Rohingya insurgents. Rakhine Chief Minister Nyi Pu and senior state government officials have "urgently" gone to the area after receiving reports of fleeing villagers, officials said, and border guards in neighboring Bangladesh have also been put on alert   Read More ...
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The Myanmar Military Has Detained Three Journalists for 'Unlawful Association'
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AP PHOTOS: Black soldiers toiled on Alaska's first land link
AP PHOTOS: Black soldiers toiled on Alaska's first land link ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska is commemorating 75 years since nearly 4,000 segregated black soldiers toiled in harsh weather and terrain to help build a highway across the state and Canada. The soldiers worked on the 1,500-mile (2,400-kilometer) highway during World War II, a contribution largely ignored for decades. It took the soldiers working from the north just over eight months to meet up with white soldiers coming from the south to connect the two segments on Oct   Read More ...
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Alaska lauds black soldiers' work on famed WWII highway
Alaska lauds black soldiers' work on famed WWII highway ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Leonard Larkins and nearly 4,000 other segregated black soldiers helped build a highway across Alaska and Canada during World War II, a contribution largely ignored for decades but drawing attention as the 75th anniversary approaches. In harsh conditions and tough terrain, it took the soldiers working from the north just over eight months to meet up with white soldiers coming from the south to connect the two segments on Oct   Read More ...
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AP PHOTOS: Black soldiers toiled on Alaska's first land link
AP PHOTOS: Black soldiers toiled on Alaska's first land link ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska is commemorating 75 years since nearly 4,000 segregated black soldiers toiled in harsh weather and terrain to help build a highway across the state and Canada. The soldiers worked on the 1,500-mile (2,400-kilometer) highway during World War II, a contribution largely ignored for decades. It took the soldiers working from the north just over eight months to meet up with white soldiers coming from the south to connect the two segments on Oct   Read More ...
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Alaska lauds black soldiers' work on famed WWII highway
Alaska lauds black soldiers' work on famed WWII highway ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Leonard Larkins and nearly 4,000 other segregated black soldiers helped build a highway across Alaska and Canada during World War II, a contribution largely ignored for decades but drawing attention as the 75th anniversary approaches. In harsh conditions and tough terrain, it took the soldiers working from the north just over eight months to meet up with white soldiers coming from the south to connect the two segments on Oct   Read More ...
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71st anniversary of military plane crash on Mount Tom in Holyoke set for ceremony July 15
71st anniversary of military plane crash on Mount Tom in Holyoke set for ceremony July 15 HOLYOKE -- Local military veterans will mark the 71st anniversary of the crash of a plane on Mount Tom that killed 25 servicemen returning home from World War II with a ceremony on July 15 at a monument at the site. "Please join us as we remember the service members who lost their lives on July 9, 1946. We will have transportation available up to the memorial site," Jesus Pereira, director of the Holyoke Veterans Services Department, said Monday   Read More ...
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Jury decides fate of military veteran on trial for murder in heroin-related shooting
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The Latest: Top Republican trims defense budget plan
The Latest: Top Republican trims defense budget plan WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the House Armed Services Committee's defense budget for the 2018 fiscal year (all times EDT): The Republican chairman of the House Armed Services Committee is recommending a defense budget for 2018 that's more in line with the thinking of his GOP colleagues. Committee aides say Rep. Mac Thornberry will release a roughly $696.5 billion blueprint for the 2018 fiscal year   Read More ...
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House committee eyes $18.5 billion increase to Trump defense budget
House committee eyes $18.5 billion increase to Trump defense budget WASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers said on Monday they wanted another $18.5 billion added to President Donald Trump's proposed defense budget of $603 billion to hire more troops and buy more aircraft and ships in fiscal 2018. Republican House of Representatives Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry released a proposed defense policy bill intended to address military readiness and the Department of Defense's unfunded requirements list, which is hovering at $33 billion, House staff told reporters on Monday   Read More ...
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U.S. House committee eyes $18.5 bln increase to Trump defense budget
U.S. lawmakers said on Monday they wanted another $18.5 billion added to President Donald Trump's proposed defense budget of $603 billion to hire more troops and buy more aircraft and ships in fiscal 2018. Republican House of Representatives Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry released a proposed defense policy bill intended to address military readiness and the Department of Defense's unfunded requirements list, which is hovering at $33 billion, House staff told reporters on Monday   Read More ...
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Air show attendance down after Air Force Thunderbirds cancel
Air show attendance down after Air Force Thunderbirds cancel DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio air show's attendance was lower than expected after the Air Force Thunderbirds cancelled performances when an F-16D fighter jet left the runway and flipped over upon landing during preparation for the show. Organizers estimate 44,000 spectators attended the Vectren Dayton Air Show this weekend. Expectations were for 60,000 or more. The two team members on the plane were hospitalized after Friday's accident   Read More ...
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Armed Services panel chairman seeks $696 billion DOD budget
Armed Services panel chairman seeks $696 billion DOD budget WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring the U.S. military in dire need of rebuilding, an influential House committee chairman pressed his case Monday for $696 billion defense budget in 2018 — more military spending than at any point during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Rep. Mac Thornberry of Texas, who heads the Armed Services Committee, argued the sharp increase is badly needed to address shortcomings that have driven the combat readiness of the armed forces to a level Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has described as shocking   Read More ...
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First military case in Navy bribery scandal begins
First military case in Navy bribery scandal begins Norfolk, Va. — While he was stationed in Singapore, a U.S. Navy commander ate suckling pigs worth $400 apiece, attended a Gucci fashion show with his wife and enjoyed the services of prostitutes — all courtesy of a Malaysian defense contractor, Navy prosecutors alleged Monday. Cmdr. David Alexander Morales is the latest Navy official to be charged in a wide-ranging bribery scandal in which officers allegedly provided ship schedules and important access to Singapore-based businessman Leonard Francis   Read More ...
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Guantánamo Detainee May Get Military Trial Over Bombings in Indonesia
Guantánamo Detainee May Get Military Trial Over Bombings in Indonesia Photo WASHINGTON — Military commission prosecutors at the Guantánamo Bay wartime prison have charged a high-profile detainee with two deadly terrorist bombings in Indonesia, setting in motion what could become the first new tribunals case of the Trump era. Best known by the name Hambali, the detainee is accused of playing a leading role in the 2002 nightclub bombings in Baliwhich killed 202 people, including seven Americans, and the 2003 Marriott Hotel bombing in Jakarta, which killed at least 11 people and wounded about 140 more, including three Americans   Read More ...
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First military case in Navy bribery scandal begins
First military case in Navy bribery scandal begins NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — While he was stationed in Singapore, a U.S. Navy commander ate suckling pigs worth $400 apiece, attended a Gucci fashion show with his wife and enjoyed the services of prostitutes — all courtesy of a Malaysian defense contractor, Navy prosecutors alleged Monday. Cmdr. David Alexander Morales is the latest Navy official to be charged in a wide-ranging bribery scandal in which officers allegedly provided ship schedules and important access to Singapore-based businessman Leonard Francis   Read More ...
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Air show attendance down after Air Force Thunderbirds cancel
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio air show's attendance was lower than expected after the Air Force Thunderbirds cancelled performances when an F-16D fighter jet left the runway and flipped over upon landing during preparation for the show. Organizers estimate 44,000 spectators attended the Vectren Dayton Air Show this weekend. Expectations were for 60,000 or more. The two team members on the plane were hospitalized after Friday's accident   Read More ...
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Military history museum will come to the people
Military history museum will come to the people TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A nonprofit trying to start an Armed Forces Heritage Museum on the joint military base in Burlington County has changed its plan to educate the public about the state's military history. Instead of the public coming to a building, the museum will go to the public. The Courier-Post of Cherry Hill (http://on.cpsj.com/2tZZsxC ) reports the museum board recently unveiled its mobile museum at an exhibit-building company in Burlington Township that converted a tractor trailer into static and video displays set on a 32-foot long retractable wall the length of the trailer   Read More ...
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The Latest: Top Republican trims defense budget plan
The Latest: Top Republican trims defense budget plan WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the House Armed Services Committee's defense budget for the 2018 fiscal year (all times EDT): The Republican chairman of the House Armed Services Committee is recommending a defense budget for 2018 that's more in line with the thinking of his GOP colleagues. Committee aides say Rep. Mac Thornberry will release a roughly $696.5 billion blueprint for the 2018 fiscal year   Read More ...
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Disruptions addressed in Northern Plains military exercises
Disruptions addressed in Northern Plains military exercises BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Two years after the Air Force opened a massive training complex over the Northern Plains, ranchers who have complained about the military aircraft exercises say progress has been made in addressing their concerns, thanks in large part to a new advisory group. Beginning Tuesday, military planes from bases in eight states will take part in Combat Raider, a three-day exercise in the Powder River Training Complex   Read More ...
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90th Missile Wing at FE Warren has new commander
CHEYENNE, Wyo. | The 90th Missile Wing at Wyoming’s F.E. Warren Air Force Base has a new commander. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports https://goo.gl/8dhZJu Col. Stacy Huser assumed command of the “Mighty Ninety” following a ceremony Friday. She was most recently the commander of the 91st Operations Group at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota. Huser takes the reins from Col   Read More ...
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Disruptions addressed in Northern Plains military exercises
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Two years after the Air Force opened the massive Powder River Training Complex over the Northern Plains, ranchers impacted by military aircraft exercises say progress has been made in addressing disruptions. That's thanks in large part to a new advisory group. About three dozen people representing the interests of ranchers, pilots, airports, the military and others attended the first meeting of the Powder River Council last November at Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota   Read More ...
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America's top military officer arrives in Afghanistan as US weighs strategy shift
America's top military officer arrives in Afghanistan as US weighs strategy shift Dunford was scheduled to meet with coalition leaders and forces as well as Afghan officials The US is deciding whether to deploy thousands of more troops (CNN)The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, US Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, arrived in Afghanistan Monday, a visit that comes as the Trump administration is deciding on a strategy to break what it sees as a stalemate in the 16-year-old war in the country   Read More ...
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Russian navy test-fires submarine-launched missile
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military says it has successfully test-fired a submarine-launched intercontinental ballistic missile. The Defense Ministry said the Yuri Dolgoruky nuclear-powered submarine launched the Bulava missile Monday from a submerged position in the Barents Sea. The ministry said the missile's mock warheads reached their designated targets on the opposite side of Russia — the Kura shooting range on the far eastern Kamchatka Peninsula   Read More ...
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Russian navy test-fires submarine-launched missile
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military says it has successfully test-fired a submarine-launched intercontinental ballistic missile. The Defense Ministry said the Yuri Dolgoruky nuclear-powered submarine launched the Bulava missile Monday from a submerged position in the Barents Sea. The ministry said the missile's mock warheads reached their designated targets on the opposite side of Russia — the Kura shooting range on the far eastern Kamchatka Peninsula   Read More ...
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Air Force office evacuated due to suspicious package
Air Force office evacuated due to suspicious package EAST BRUNSWICK -- An Air Force recruiting office was evacuated Monday morning after authorities found a suspicious package in front of the building, police said. City police responded to the building on Route 18 about 10:34 a.m. after a brown paper shopping bag, which contained a tiki torch bottle with an unknown liquid, was discovered, police Lt. Sean Goggins said. The building was evacuated   Read More ...
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Russian navy test-fires submarine-launched missile
The Defense Ministry said the Yuri Dolgoruky nuclear-powered submarine launched the Bulava missile Monday from a submerged position in the Barents Sea. The ministry said the missile's mock warheads reached their designated targets on the opposite side of Russia — the Kura shooting range on the far eastern Kamchatka Peninsula. The Bulava, which has been commissioned by the Russian navy after a long cycle of development, carries six nuclear warheads and has a range of up to 9,300 kilometers (about 5,770 miles)   Read More ...
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Myanmar army holds reporters who covered rebel drug burning
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's military on Monday detained seven people, including three journalists, who observed the destruction of illegal drugs by an ethnic rebel group fighting the government. The office of the military commander-in-chief said the seven men in two cars were stopped by government soldiers in northern Shan state and were found to have attended a drug burning organized by the Ta'ang National Liberation Army   Read More ...
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Myanmar army holds reporters who covered rebel drug burning
YANGON, Myanmar – Myanmar's military on Monday detained seven people, including three journalists, who observed the destruction of illegal drugs by an ethnic rebel group fighting the government. The office of the military commander-in-chief said the seven men in two cars were stopped by government soldiers in northern Shan state and were found to have attended a drug burning organized by the Ta'ang National Liberation Army   Read More ...
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Qatar accused of "military escalation" as inter-Arab rift deepens
Qatar accused of "military escalation" as inter-Arab rift deepens ISTANBUL -- Bahrain accused Qatar on Monday of a "military escalation" in the deepening in the tumultuous Middle East. A day after Turkey's president rejected a demand by Bahrain and several other major Arab states that Turkish troops leave Qatar, Bahrain's top diplomat accused Doha of changing the tone of the dispute from "diplomatic and security-oriented" to one involving a military component   Read More ...
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Hundreds flock to watch epic military assault drill
Hundreds flock to watch epic military assault drill The Chilean Marine Corps celebrated its bicentennial with a beachside military exercise that looked like an epic war movie! See the video below   Read More ...
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Hundreds flock to watch epic military assault drill
Hundreds flock to watch epic military assault drill The Chilean Marine Corps celebrated its bicentennial with a beachside military exercise that looked like an epic war movie! See the video below   Read More ...
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Hundreds flock to watch epic military assault drill
Hundreds flock to watch epic military assault drill The Chilean Marine Corps celebrated its bicentennial with a beachside military exercise that looked like an epic war movie! See the video below   Read More ...
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