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{FD} Russian bombers fly near Alaska; Air Force scrambles jets

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A pair of Russian nuclear-capable bombers flew near Alaska Monday night, coming as close as 100 miles from Kodiak Island — the first time since President Trump took office that Moscow has sent bombers so close to the United States. Continue reading

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{FD} Afghanistan: Friend raises $181,000 for family of Green Beret killed

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Online donations have poured in for the family of a Green Beret killed in action while fighting ISIS extremists in Afghanistan over the weekend, Fox & Friends reported Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} US Air Force sends message to North Korea with display of air power

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U.S. Air Force officials made it clear to North Korea they were not messing around, launching a surprise military exercise with full combat air power in Japan Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Afghanistan: Maryland Green Beret killed in ISIS fight remembered as hero

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The Green Beret killed in eastern Afghanistan over the weekend — days before the U.S. announced it dropped the “Mother of All Bombs” there — strove to be “the best of the best,” his family said. Continue reading

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{FD} Spying on North Korea: US Air Force keeps eye on Kim Jong Un

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The U.S. Air Force is busy in the skies over the Korean Peninsula, a range of aircraft including F-16’s running around the clock missions and exercises. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump Calls Destroyer Commanders to Thank Them for Syria Strikes

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President Donald Trump thanked Cmdrs. Russell Caldwell and Andria Slough, commanding officers of the Ross and Porter respectively. Continue reading

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{FD} 5 Things to Start Your Week

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Here are five news stories and events to start your week. Continue reading

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{FD} Carrier Strike Group Sails Toward Korea After North’s Missile Test

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The Carl Vinson carrier strike group was ordered to cancel planned port visits in Australia and head toward the Korean peninsula. Continue reading

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{FD} Combat Vet, Doctor, State Senator Tapped for Army Secretary

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Trump has nominated Dr. Mark E. Green, a state senator and decorated West Point graduate, to be the 23rd secretary of the Army. Continue reading

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{FD} SGLI System Upgrade Allows Troops to Make Changes at Home

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U.S. sailors are now able to update their SGLI) information online, a major upgrade from the previous, old-fashioned method. Continue reading

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{FD} Army Announces Deployment of 1,500 Alaska-Based Troops

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The deployment of the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne, 25th Infantry Division to Afghanistan is part of a regular rotation. Continue reading

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{FD} First Two Marines Punished in Facebook Probe; Dozens More Investigated

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The Marine Corps has taken its first punitive action as part of an effort to crack down on misogynistic internet postings. Continue reading

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{FD} The Most Read Stories This Week on Military.com

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Here’s a look at the most popular stories this week on Military.com. Continue reading

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{FD} US Launches Cruise Missile Strike on Syria

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The U.S. military has launched cruise missiles at targets in Syria in response to the recent deadly chemical attack against civilians. Continue reading

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{FD} Army Commemorates 100th Anniversary of US Entering WWI

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A modest ceremony at the Pentagon marked the decision by Congress on April 6, 1917, to declare war on Imperial Germany. Continue reading

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{FD} Two-Star: Poor Communication May Have Spurred Pilots’ Refusal to Fly

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Rear Adm. DeWolfe Miller said the decision may reflect a lack of info about how much the service is doing to address the problem. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump hints at military action to retaliate against Assad

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President Donald Trump hinted at military action against Syria Thursday as his administration considered how to retaliate against President Bashar Assad for this week’s chemical weapons attack that killed more than 80 people. Continue reading

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{FD} Five Marines Walk Away From CH-53 ‘Hard Landing’ in Yuma

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The helo was conducting a training mission in support of Yuma’s Weapons and Tactics Instructor school when the mishap took place. Continue reading

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{FD} US Military, Airline Officials to Discuss Pilot Shortage

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Military officials will meet with their counterparts in the airline industry to discuss dealing with a nationwide pilot shortage. Continue reading

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{FD} More Drill Instructors Accused of Hazing to Face Court-Martial

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The Marine Corps has formally charged former two drill instructors accused of hazing recruits at Parris Island in South Carolina. Continue reading

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{FD} Senate Panel Advances Trump’s Air Force Secretary Pick

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The Senate Armed Services Committee on Wednesday advanced President Donald Trump’s pick to be the next secretary of the Air Force. Continue reading

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{FD} Pilot ditched F-16 jet in woods to miss homes in Maryland neighborhood, military says

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A fighter pilot on a training mission ditched his jet in a wooded area of a suburban Washington neighborhood early Wednesday so that the plane would avoid crashing into a suburban Washington neighborhood, military officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Navy Announces Two-Day Grounding for T-45s After Pilot Strike

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The pause will allow time for the Navy leadership to speak with the pilots, listen to concerns, and discuss risk mitigations. Continue reading

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{FD} Military F-16 jet crashes after taking off from Joint Base Andrews, pilot ejected

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A military fighter jet that left Joint Base Andrews Wednesday morning crashed about two miles south on Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Air National Guard F-16 Crashes Near Washington, DC

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An Air National Guard F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet crashed Wednesday morning near Washington, D.C., an official said. Continue reading

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{FD} The Most Talked About Stories This Week on Military.com

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Here are the stories generating the most comments this week on Military.com, along with a sampling of responses. Continue reading

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{FD} Spot’s Back: Marines Resume Testing With Four-Legged Robot

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After a long hiatus, the Marine Corps is about to start experimenting again with one of its most fanciful concepts. Continue reading

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{FD} General Warns of Need to Boost Airlift Capacity

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The Air Force is working to upgrade its C-5 Galaxy fleet and keep its C-17 Globemaster III aircraft in key condition. Continue reading

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{FD} US Air Force Preparing for War in Space

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The goal is to train the service members to combat evolving threats against the service’s “vulnerable” space infrastructure. Continue reading

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{FD} Budget Woes Threaten Marine Corps Plan to Defeat Enemy Drones

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A yearlong continuing resolution would threaten the Marine Corps’ strategy to counter enemy unmanned aerial systems. Continue reading

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{FD} US Air Force to cut lighting at Hawaii base to help endangered seabirds

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The U.S. Air Force will reduce exterior lighting at a Hawaii facility to help protect endangered and threatened seabirds there. Continue reading

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{FD} Airman’s Death in Syria Highlights Role of Space Command Downrange

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The tragic death of a 25-year-old airman in Syria illustrated the quiet role U.S. space forces play in ongoing fights. Continue reading

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{FD} Democrats criticize Trump’s Air Force pick over past work

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President Donald Trump’s nominee to be Air Force secretary is facing criticism from Senate Democrats over her work as a defense industry consultant and her contact a decade ago with a federal prosecutor during a corruption probe. Continue reading

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{FD} Air Mobility Sees Rising Demand Despite Budget Uncertainty

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The Air Mobility Command plays a crucial role in national defense and also serves as an extension of international diplomacy. Continue reading

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{FD} Marines Killed in Chattanooga Shooting to Receive Heroism Medal

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Two Marines who died during a shooting in Chattanooga will receive a medal the service reserves for acts of non-combat heroism. Continue reading

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{FD} Marines to Offer Retention Bonuses for F-35, V-22, F-18 Pilots

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The Marine Corps is set to offer retention bonuses for aviators for the first time since 2011. Continue reading

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{FD} Memo to the Marine Corps: Don’t Pretend It’s Just a PR Problem

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Following almost every scandal, the person, company or government entity responsible is tempted chalk it up as “a PR problem.” Continue reading

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{FD} Marine Corps Reviews Chow Hall Options as Fitness Division Activates

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In a push to develop a more holistically healthy force, the Marine Corps is creating a Force Fitness Division. Continue reading

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{FD} In Leadership Push, Navy Nixes Most Computer-Based General Training

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The Navy wants annual training on topics such as suicide prevention to be more than a ritual of clicking and scrolling. Continue reading

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{FD} Deadly Hornet Crash Result of Low Dive During Strafing Run

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The mishap appeared to be the result of a controlled flight into terrain, according to a newly released investigation. Continue reading

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{FD} Marine Trademark Office Quietly Joins Fight Against Online Misogyny

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The Marine Corps Trademark and Licensing Office has taken on Disgruntled Decks, a game filled with inside jokes and crass humor. Continue reading

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{FD} Sailor Briefly in Irish Custody After Alleged Sexual Assault

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A U.S. sailor is in the hands of the Navy after being taken into custody by Irish authorities on suspicion of sexual assault. Continue reading

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{FD} Air Force Weighs Retiring F-15C/D Fighter in Mid-2020s

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The Air Force is looking at possible plans to retire the F-15C/D Eagle as early as the mid-2020s, officials told lawmakers. Continue reading

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{FD} Air Force arsenal of land-based nukes shrinking as planned

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The Air Force is quietly shrinking its deployed force of land-based nuclear missiles as part of a holdover Obama administration plan to comply with an arms control treaty with Russia. Continue reading

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{FD} While Trump talks tough, US quietly cutting nuclear force

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The Air Force is quietly shrinking its deployed force of land-based nuclear missiles as part of a holdover Obama administration plan to comply with an arms control treaty with Russia. Continue reading

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{FD} Girl in iconic Hurricane Katrina photo going to JROTC ball with Air Force rescuer

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An Air Force enlistee who worked as a pararescue jumper in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina is reuniting with the little girl he hugged in a now-iconic photograph to a Junior ROTC ball. Continue reading

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{FD} Air Force colonel sentenced for child porn, mishandling classified documents

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Col. William Jones, former 20th Fighter Wing vice commander was sentenced by a judge on Shaw Air Force Base. Continue reading

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{FD} Air Force colonel sentenced for child porn

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Col. William Jones, former 20th Fighter Wing vice commander was sentenced by a judge on Shaw Air Force Base. Continue reading

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{FD} Air Force Identifies Airmen Killed in U-28 Crash

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The U.S. Air Force identified three special operations airmen who died when their U-28 single-engine turboprop aircraft crashed. Continue reading

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{FD} Three airmen killed after Special Ops plane crashes in New Mexico

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Three U.S. airmen were killed after a U-28 single-engine turboprop aircraft crashed during a training flight in New Mexico. Continue reading

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