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The Marine Corps identified the seven Marines and one sailor presumed dead after an accident Thursday involving an amphibious assault vehicle in Southern California.


USS Theodore Roosevelt’s leadership changes hands for the second time in four months

Capt. Carlos Sardiello, who oversaw recovery efforts aboard the carrier and its eventual return to San Diego, relinquished command of the Theodore Roosevelt on Friday.


Seven more US troops test positive for coronavirus upon arrival in South Korea

The total number of coronavirus cases affiliated with U.S. Forces Korea has risen to 133, the military said.


US Army Europe soldiers face off for Best Warrior title

More than 30 soldiers from Army units across Europe battled it out in marksmanship, land navigation and a ruck march last week to determine the three “best warriors” in Europe.




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Military Matters episode two: Soldiers' deaths and Fort Hood's silence

Fort Hood, Texas, has seen a shocking number of soldiers killed in recent months and in this episode of Military Matters, the podcast looks at two of those cases — the homicides of Pfc. Gregory Wedel and Pfc. Brandon Rosecrans.

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Thousands protest in Berlin against coronavirus restrictions

Thousands protested Germany's coronavirus restrictions Saturday in a Berlin demonstration marking what organizers called "the end of the pandemic," a declaration that comes just as authorities are voicing increasing concerns about an uptick in new infections.


At least 21 killed, dozens wounded in Islamic State attack on Afghan prison

An attack on a prison in eastern Afghanistan holding hundreds of Islamic State members began late Sunday when a suicide bomber slammed an explosive-laden vehicle into the prison entrance.


AFRICOM begins search for new headquarters home

U.S. Africa Command has launched a search for a new headquarters home that could send the Germany-based unit somewhere else in Europe or to the United States.


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Thousands protest in Berlin against coronavirus restrictions

Thousands protested Germany's coronavirus restrictions Saturday in a Berlin demonstration marking what organizers called "the end of the pandemic," a declaration that comes just as authorities are voicing increasing concerns about an uptick in new infections.


At least 21 killed, dozens wounded in Islamic State attack on Afghan prison

An attack on a prison in eastern Afghanistan holding hundreds of Islamic State members began late Sunday when a suicide bomber slammed an explosive-laden vehicle into the prison entrance.


AFRICOM begins search for new headquarters home

U.S. Africa Command has launched a search for a new headquarters home that could send the Germany-based unit somewhere else in Europe or to the United States.



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Veterans affairs secretary visits Hampton Roads facilities, praises front-line workers

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie made stops at the Hampton VA Medical Center and community-based clinics in Chesapeake and Virginia Beach as a part of a national tour.



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Retired general is appointed to Trump administration in position that won't require confirmation

Anthony Tata withdrew his name from consideration for undersecretary of defense for policy. He instead has been chosen to be the official performing the duties of the deputy undersecretary of defense for policy, a temporary position that does not require Senate confirmation.


She was a pioneering Coast Guard rescue swimmer; a tsunami of sexual harassment followed

Sara Faulkner had the “it” factor as the first woman to graduate from the Coast Guard’s helicopter rescue swimmer school in North Carolina. But her story had a bitter end, she says, after sexual harassment saddled her with PTSD and forced the 20-year service member into retirement.


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Retired general is appointed to Trump administration in position that won't require confirmation

Anthony Tata withdrew his name from consideration for undersecretary of defense for policy. He instead has been chosen to be the official performing the duties of the deputy undersecretary of defense for policy, a temporary position that does not require Senate confirmation.


She was a pioneering Coast Guard rescue swimmer; a tsunami of sexual harassment followed

Sara Faulkner had the “it” factor as the first woman to graduate from the Coast Guard’s helicopter rescue swimmer school in North Carolina. But her story had a bitter end, she says, after sexual harassment saddled her with PTSD and forced the 20-year service member into retirement.



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A WWII hero with one leg wanted to pitch in the MLB; in 1945, he got his chance

Bert Shepard’s major league debut in 1945 — 75 years ago this month — capped a remarkable tale of perseverance that began when his P-38 Lightning fighter was shot down in Germany on May 21, 1944.


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A WWII hero with one leg wanted to pitch in the MLB; in 1945, he got his chance

Bert Shepard’s major league debut in 1945 — 75 years ago this month — capped a remarkable tale of perseverance that began when his P-38 Lightning fighter was shot down in Germany on May 21, 1944.