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{FD} Coast Guard: Fewer Cuban rafts trying to reach US soil

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The U.S. Coast Guard says Cuban migrants are less likely to use homemade rafts to try to reach Florida since the end of a policy granting residency to Cubans arriving on American soil. 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} Coast Guard Hero’s Legacy Epitomizes Bond of Sea Services

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The sacrifice of Signalman 1st Class Douglas Munro exemplifies the bond shared by all those wearing the uniform, past and present. 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} 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} 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} 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} 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} 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} Coast Guard to Congress: Don’t Move Us to Pentagon

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The service is the only branch of the armed forces that falls under the Homeland Security Department rather than the Pentagon. Continue reading

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{FD} Federal offices in St. Thomas firebombed; suspect in custody

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The attack occurred at around 1:45 a.m. Tuesday in the offices located in the Nisky Shopping Center. Continue reading

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{FD} Searchers comb Gulf waters after plane carrying 3 vanishes

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The Coast Guard was battling dense fog and scouring the waters off Florida’s Gulf Coast Monday after a small plane with three people aboard failed to land on schedule Sunday. Continue reading

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{FD} Semitruck plunges off Chesapeake Bay Bridge amid powerful winds

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Driving through heavy winds, a tractor-trailer plunged off a bridge into the frigid waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Continue reading

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{FD} US Coast Guard rescues man clinging to life raft off Puerto Rico

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Wolfgang Sloma, 56, was found about 120 nautical miles northeast of San Juan after his distress signal was received. Continue reading

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{FD} Searchers needed on beaches, boats to find filmmaker off Florida Keys

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With time running short to find a filmmaker who disappeared while scuba diving off the Florida Keys, friends said Friday they ramped up their all-out search — and they need volunteers to operate boats and walk along nearby beaches. Continue reading

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{FD} Search intensifies for ‘Sharkwater’ filmmaker who vanished off Florida Keys

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Friends and the U.S. Coast Guard were ramping up their search Thursday for a filmmaker who vanished while scuba diving off the Florida Keys two days earlier. Continue reading

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{FD} Wreckage of missing helicopter found off Los Angeles, 2 dead

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A helicopter was reported to have crashed Wednesday in the Los Angeles Harbor area near San Pedro, prompting a multi-agency search for the aircraft and possible victims. Continue reading

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{FD} Four rescued from fire on oil platform in Gulf of Mexico

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A pre-dawn fire has been extinguished on an oil production platform in the Gulf of Mexico, and there is no sign of pollution in the area, authorities said Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} U.S. ship capable of breaking through thick ice preps for trip amid push to replace fleet

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The only U.S. ship capable of breaking through Antarctica’s thick ice is getting scrubbed down, fixed up and loaded with goods in balmy Hawaii this week as it prepares to head to the frigid south. Continue reading

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{FD} Fishermen, dog rescued after boat explosion caught on video

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The U.S. Coast Guard raced to rescue four fishermen and their dog Thursday after an explosion caught on video sent flames erupting in their boat off Georgia’s Simons Island Sound. Continue reading

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{FD} US Coast Guard pilot: Waves, darkness hampered search for Chinese sailor

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Waves, wind and darkness hampered the ocean search off Hawaii for a Chinese man reported missing while attempting to set a sailing record, the U.S. Coast Guard pilot who was the mission’s air commander said Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} Coast Guard suspends search for man trying to break record sailing across Pacific

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The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for a Chinese man attempting to set a sailing record after a crew did not find him aboard his boat off the Hawaii islands. Continue reading

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{FD} Coast Guard searches for passenger who apparently fell from cruise ship in Bahamas

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Authorities searched in the Bahamas for an American woman who went overboard from a cruise ship before dawn Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘SOS’ message in sand leads to rescue of stranded boaters

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Two boaters were rescued from an uninhabited island in the Pacific Ocean Friday after crews spotted the letters “SOS” written in the sand. Continue reading

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{FD} US Coast Guard gives special 226th birthday message

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As the U.S. Coast Guard celebrated its 226th birthday on Thursday, it released a special message saying, “We are unified and we are focused.” Continue reading

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{FD} Coast Guard seeks serial hoaxer whose calls for help cost $500,000

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Twenty-eight calls for help in the last two years have sent the Coast Guard scrambling off the Maryland coast but in each case the call turned out to be a hoax that originated from the same person. Continue reading

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{FD} Coast Guard recruit who collapsed after training run dies

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A new Coast Guard recruit from Virginia who collapsed last week after a physical fitness run at a training center in New Jersey has died. Continue reading

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{FD} Search suspended for family who vanished after going sailing in Gulf of Mexico

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The Coast Guard says the search for a family that disappeared off of the Florida coast has been suspended as rescuers identified the second body they found: the father, Ace Kimberly. Continue reading

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{FD} Second body, mast recovered by Coast Guard in search for missing Florida family

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Rescue teams spotted a possible flare early Thursday morning near the search area where crews are desperately looking for any survivors among a family of four who vanished on a sailboat off Florida’s Gulf Coast. Continue reading

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{FD} Rescuers find debris in search for family after boat disappears off Florida Gulf Coast

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As the Coast Guard continued a desperate search Wednesday afternoon for a missing sailboat carrying a father and his three teenage children, rescuers in Florida spotted a green kayak and a yellow kayak believed to belong to the family near the quartet’… Continue reading

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{FD} Hello, sailors: Fleet Week begins in New York City

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It’s “hello sailor” time in New York City. Continue reading

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{FD} Pilot may have spotted one of 2 missing teen fishermen days after disappearance

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A pilot told FoxNews.com that two days after two Florida teenage fishermen disappeared at sea last summer, he may have spotted one of them desperately signaling for help on a makeshift raft off the coast of Georgia. Continue reading

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{FD} Mom of missing Florida teen fisherman wants data from recovered iPhone

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The mother of a Florida teen who went missing at sea on a fishing trip with a friend wants the state attorney to force the other boy’s family to turn their son’s recovered cellphone over to experts in hopes that information regarding their disappearanc… Continue reading

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{FD} Coast Guard reportedly suspends search for soldier swept out to sea off Calif.

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The U.S. Coast Guard on Wednesday called off its own search for an Army soldier pulled out to sea off a Southern California beach as other crews continued looking for him, KNBC reports. Continue reading

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{FD} Body found after tug boat capsizes in San Jacinto River

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Rescuers searching for a crew member who disappeared in the water when a Texas tug boat capsized Tuesday morning announced they found a body, KTRK reported. Continue reading

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{FD} Veteran, 108, decides to skip biplane flight so she can stay on solid ground

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A 108-year-old woman believed to be the oldest living female military veteran kept her feet firmly on the ground Monday, deciding at the last minute to turn down a flight aboard a World War II-era biplane, according to the nonprofit that organized the … Continue reading

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{FD} 108-year-old female veteran to fly in WWII-era biplane

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A 108-year-old woman believed to be the oldest living female military veteran is set to be honored with a flight aboard a World War II-era biplane. Continue reading

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{FD} US Coast Guard rescues kayaker adrift without a paddle

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Karlin O’Neill was literally up the waterway without a paddle. Continue reading

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