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A Hays County, Texas, grand jury indicted the men on April 24, each on four counts of aggravated sexual assault and with a bond of $500,000, according to indictment records, over a suspected incident on May 19, 2018.


USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier departs Yokosuka for year’s first patrol

Sailors’ families gathered on the pier Wednesday morning as the USS Ronald Reagan left its homeport to patrol the Indo-Pacific region, its first deployment of 2019.


Trump to nominate former ambassador, astronaut for Air Force secretary

“I am pleased to announce my nomination of Barbara Barrett of Arizona, and former Chairman of the Aerospace Corporation, to be the next Secretary of the Air Force. She will be an outstanding Secretary!” Trump announced via Twitter late Tuesday afternoon.


Annual land force symposium in Hawaii shifts focus to competition with China

Democratic nations must consider giving their militaries greater authority in intervening in “gray zone” conflicts with adversaries such as China and Russia, a top Army official said Tuesday.



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Episode 9: Contractors navigate complex maze of laws, policies for health care

A trio of experts joins hosts Michelle Harven and Desmon Farris to help explain the intricacies of contractor health care, provide tips for those in the industry and clear up some of the murkier aspects of the current system.


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In ‘happy ending’ for family, Marine’s Medal of Honor returns home to Minnesota

A Pennsylvania nonprofit dedicated to educating Americans about citizenship and community service has fulfilled a family’s wishes and shipped a Marine hero’s Medal of Honor home for display.


Medical marijuana for vets to be highlighted during Rolling Thunder event

Veterans Cannabis Project, which lobbies for easier access to medical marijuana, partnered with Rolling Thunder’s primary sponsor, Harley-Davidson of Washington, D.C., to host a free barbecue and concert that aims to rally support for marijuana advocacy.


Shanahan defends sending more ships and bombers to Middle East in response to Iranian threats

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan on Tuesday defended the Pentagon’s decision to deploy more ships and bombers to the Middle East in response to threats from Iran, saying those actions might have convinced the Iranians to ‘put on hold’ potential attacks on Americans.



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SEAL's lawyer wants Navy prosecutor and judge kicked off murder case

Military investigators and a prosecutor misled a judge and didn't get search warrants or the necessary approval from higher-ups to investigate civilians, a defense lawyer for Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher said.


USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier departs Yokosuka for year’s first patrol

Sailors’ families gathered on the pier Wednesday morning as the USS Ronald Reagan left its homeport to patrol the Indo-Pacific region, its first deployment of 2019.


Cash-hungry Ukraine embraces China

Racing to upgrade its military, China has been turning to Ukraine. And Ukraine - with its economy scrambled by hostilities with Russia - has been willing to accept China's embrace.


UN envoy: Islamic State revival in Iraq must be prevented

Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert also told the Security Council on Tuesday that if the issue of thousands of returning Islamic State fighters and their families from Syria to Iraq isn't managed properly, "we risk creating a new breeding ground for the next generation of terrorists."


US jury finds former Somali colonel responsible for torture

After more than three days of deliberations, the civil jury in the Washington suburb of Alexandria awarded a $500,000 verdict to Farhan Mohamoud Tani Warfaa, who testified against former Somali army officer Yusuf Abdi Ali.


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SEAL's lawyer wants Navy prosecutor and judge kicked off murder case

Military investigators and a prosecutor misled a judge and didn't get search warrants or the necessary approval from higher-ups to investigate civilians, a defense lawyer for Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher said.


USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier departs Yokosuka for year’s first patrol

Sailors’ families gathered on the pier Wednesday morning as the USS Ronald Reagan left its homeport to patrol the Indo-Pacific region, its first deployment of 2019.


Cash-hungry Ukraine embraces China

Racing to upgrade its military, China has been turning to Ukraine. And Ukraine - with its economy scrambled by hostilities with Russia - has been willing to accept China's embrace.


UN envoy: Islamic State revival in Iraq must be prevented

Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert also told the Security Council on Tuesday that if the issue of thousands of returning Islamic State fighters and their families from Syria to Iraq isn't managed properly, "we risk creating a new breeding ground for the next generation of terrorists."


US jury finds former Somali colonel responsible for torture

After more than three days of deliberations, the civil jury in the Washington suburb of Alexandria awarded a $500,000 verdict to Farhan Mohamoud Tani Warfaa, who testified against former Somali army officer Yusuf Abdi Ali.



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Supreme Court declines to hear case to allow military medical malpractice lawsuits

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a Navy lieutenant’s wrongful death case that looked to overturn a rule that bars servicemembers from suing the government for medical malpractice.



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Trump to nominate former ambassador, astronaut for Air Force secretary

“I am pleased to announce my nomination of Barbara Barrett of Arizona, and former Chairman of the Aerospace Corporation, to be the next Secretary of the Air Force. She will be an outstanding Secretary!” Trump announced via Twitter late Tuesday afternoon.


In ‘happy ending’ for family, Marine’s Medal of Honor returns home to Minnesota

A Pennsylvania nonprofit dedicated to educating Americans about citizenship and community service has fulfilled a family’s wishes and shipped a Marine hero’s Medal of Honor home for display.


USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier departs Yokosuka for year’s first patrol

Sailors’ families gathered on the pier Wednesday morning as the USS Ronald Reagan left its homeport to patrol the Indo-Pacific region, its first deployment of 2019.


Annual land force symposium in Hawaii shifts focus to competition with China

Democratic nations must consider giving their militaries greater authority in intervening in “gray zone” conflicts with adversaries such as China and Russia, a top Army official said Tuesday.


Coast Guard commander who led Great Lakes crews dies from motorcycle crash injuries

Coast Guard Cmdr. Molly Waters, who served on at least three Great Lakes Coast Guard vessels and was commanding officer on two of its cutters, the Hollyhock and the Neah Bay, died this week after her motorcycle was struck while she was driving to work, the military reported.


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Trump to nominate former ambassador, astronaut for Air Force secretary

“I am pleased to announce my nomination of Barbara Barrett of Arizona, and former Chairman of the Aerospace Corporation, to be the next Secretary of the Air Force. She will be an outstanding Secretary!” Trump announced via Twitter late Tuesday afternoon.


In ‘happy ending’ for family, Marine’s Medal of Honor returns home to Minnesota

A Pennsylvania nonprofit dedicated to educating Americans about citizenship and community service has fulfilled a family’s wishes and shipped a Marine hero’s Medal of Honor home for display.


USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier departs Yokosuka for year’s first patrol

Sailors’ families gathered on the pier Wednesday morning as the USS Ronald Reagan left its homeport to patrol the Indo-Pacific region, its first deployment of 2019.


Annual land force symposium in Hawaii shifts focus to competition with China

Democratic nations must consider giving their militaries greater authority in intervening in “gray zone” conflicts with adversaries such as China and Russia, a top Army official said Tuesday.


Coast Guard commander who led Great Lakes crews dies from motorcycle crash injuries

Coast Guard Cmdr. Molly Waters, who served on at least three Great Lakes Coast Guard vessels and was commanding officer on two of its cutters, the Hollyhock and the Neah Bay, died this week after her motorcycle was struck while she was driving to work, the military reported.



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Girls soccer - Day 2

Kaiserslautern, top seeds march into finals

Ten DODEA-Europe girls soccer teams advanced to the elimination round of their respective tournaments Tuesday, withstanding inclement weather and competitive preliminary pools to move closer to a coveted European championship.


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Girls soccer - Day 2

Kaiserslautern, top seeds march into finals

Ten DODEA-Europe girls soccer teams advanced to the elimination round of their respective tournaments Tuesday, withstanding inclement weather and competitive preliminary pools to move closer to a coveted European championship.