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USMC Super Stallion crashes in Gulf of Aden; all 25 personnel rescued

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 15:49
A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter assigned to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit crashed at sea today in the Central Command area of operations, an official press release stated.
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Diving legend Walter Mazzone dies at 96

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 08:34
Retired Capt. Walter Mazzone, a decorated World War II submariner who later became legend as a pioneering medical officer in deep dive experiments that captured the nation's attention, died Aug. 7 in San Diego. He was 96.
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New rules OK ball caps with blue cammies, on base and off

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 08:18
You asked, pressed, urged and pleaded. And after six years, the Navy listened.
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Militia says it 'secured' U.S. compound in Libya

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 12:19
The Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya's capital has 'secured' a U.S. Embassy residential compound there, more than a month after American personnel evacuated from the country over ongoing fighting, one of its commanders said Sunday.
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DoD makes advances toward blood test to diagnose concussions

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 12:01
The Defense Department is closing in on a blood test to detect concussions.
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Iraqi forces break militant siege of town after U.S. airstrikes

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 11:56
Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amirli, following U.S.
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DoD takes lead on finding drugs to fight superbugs

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 10:55
With very few antibiotics in development at major pharmaceutical companies, the Pentagon is stepping in to support research to combat the growing threat of 'superbugs' - bacteria that can't be stopped with current medications.
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U.S. trained Alaskans as secret 'stay-behind agents'

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 10:35
Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S.
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Philippine troops pull 'greatest escape' in Golan

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 10:18
Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers escaped their besieged outpost in the Golan Heights after a seven-hour gunbattle with Syrian rebels, Philippine officials said Sunday. Al-Qaida-linked insurgents still hold captive 44 Fijian troops.
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Senator: Obama may be too cautious with militants

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 10:10
Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein says President Obama may be too cautious in his approach to dealing with Islamic State militants.
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Coming up the gangway: Sailors in exoskeletons

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 09:19
Anyone who saw Ripley defeat the alien queen in the 1986 film 'Aliens' knows how badass exoskeleton technology can be.
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TA rule changes: Tougher grade requirement, but more sailors eligible

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 09:15
An estimated 39,000 more first-term sailors are now eligible for tuition assistance with their commanding officer's approval, under a tuition assistance overhaul unveiled Aug. 21.
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Sailors prep for the next natural disaster

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 09:13
More than 320 sailors and Marines put new gear and strategies to the test Wednesday in a bid to prepare for and reduce response times to natural disasters.
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Putin to Ukraine: Begin immediate talks on east

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 08:43
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday called on Ukraine to immediately start talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine.
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Obama seeking allies for fight against extremists

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 08:36
President Obama's acknowledgment the U.S. still lacks a strategy for defeating the growing extremist threat emanating from Syria reflects a still unformed international coalition.
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More charges in sailor's death in Germany

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 08:35
A soldier will stand trial Oct. 14 on charges he made a false official statement and helped conceal a crime in the December death of Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dmitry Chepusov in Kaiserslautern, Germany.
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John Walker, a former sailor who spied for the Soviets, dies in prison

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 08:33
A former American sailor convicted during the Cold War of leading a family spy ring for the Soviet Union has died in a prison hospital in North Carolina.
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5 U.S. airstrikes target Islamic State fighters near Iraqi dam

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 16:27
The U.S. military says fighter aircraft and unmanned drones have struck Islamic State militants near Iraq's Mosul Dam.
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Here are some last-minute Labor Day staycations

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 15:54
The end of summer draws near - sigh - but it's not over yet!
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Saudi king warns of terrorist threat to Europe, U.S.

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 14:36
The king of Saudi Arabia has warned that extremists could attack Europe and the U.S. if there is not a strong international response to terrorism after the Islamic State group seized a wide territory across Iraq and Syria.
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