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Mabus: Cost for LCS will decline

2 hours 8 min ago
Operating costs for the U.S. Navy's newest ships will decline and 'become more normal' over time, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said Thursday.
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LCS to conduct test of Norwegian missile

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 19:42
The littoral combat ship USS Coronado will get a chance at an historic LCS first this fall when it launches a surface-to-surface missile in tests off Southern California.
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Official: Iraqi request for U.S. airstrikes 'under active consideration'

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 18:29
The U.S. is still considering a request from the Iraqi government for airstrikes against Sunni militants in Iraq, a senior State Department official told lawmakers.
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Army vice chief Campbell confirmed for ISAF post; Votel goes to SOCOM

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 18:28
The Army's vice chief of staff, Gen. John Campbell, was confirmed Wednesday as the next commander for NATO's International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces in Afghanistan.
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Walsh campaign: Senator won't withdraw from race over plagiarism allegations

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 17:46
Sen. John Walsh remained steadfast Thursday amid allegations he plagiarized a research project required for a master's degree, winning fresh backing from fellow Democrats in Montana and the governor who appointed him to the Senate earlier this year.
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Survey provides insight into newest generation of combat troops

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 17:28
More than half of post-9/11 combat veterans say they have a mental health condition, but three-fourths report they are getting care, according to a new survey of young veterans conducted by Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.
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Naval Academy welcomes new superintendent

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 16:32
Back in 2010, the secretary of the Navy and the chief of naval operations made a $100 bet with then-Naval Academy superintendent Vice Adm. Mike Miller that he wouldn't survive a second four-year stint back on the yard.
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Military working dogs finding their way home

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 16:31
When Marine Sgt. Deano Miller was preparing to return home from a deployment in Afghanistan, he desperately wanted to say goodbye to his best friend.
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Enlisted women to serve on attack submarines after 2020

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 16:31
With female officers having served in the boomer force for nearly three years, the Navy is aiming for women to make up a significant portion of the ballistic-missile submarine force by 2020, one of the new waypoints in the silent service's historic integr
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Seabee battalion being decommissioned

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 16:30
Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 74 is being decommissioned Friday during a ceremony at the Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport.
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House, Senate chairs offer competing bills on VA

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 16:29
With Congress scheduled to recess in a week, the chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees offered competing proposals Thursday to fix a veterans' health care program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering
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Iraq elects new president as attacks kill dozens

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 16:14
Iraqi lawmakers elected a veteran Kurdish politician on Thursday to replace long-serving Jalal Talabani as the country's new president in the latest step toward forming a new government.
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VA reform bills stalled by partisan bickering

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 14:40
Plans for a comprehensive Veterans Affairs Department reform bill that appeared all but finished a month ago devolved into partisan bickering and funding fights on Thursday, casting doubt on the future of a deal.
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U.S.: Russia firing artillery at Ukraine military

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 14:19
The Obama administration is accusing Russia of firing artillery to hit Ukrainian military sites and planning to send pro-Russian separatists more lethal weaponry.
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Senator: No arms to Iraq unless Congress gets info

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 13:51
An influential Democratic senator threatened Thursday to block U.S. arms sales to Iraq if Congress doesn't get an assessment of Iraqi forces and assurances the weapons won't fall into the hands of extremist militants.
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Skydiver dies during WWII-style jump in Oklahoma

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:34
A skydiver from central Illinois was killed earlier this week while taking part in a demonstration jump in Oklahoma to honor World War II paratroopers, authorities said.
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Woman struck and killed at Kitsap-Bangor

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:34
A civilian employee at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor was struck and killed Wednesday afternoon while walking on a sidewalk.
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Documents detail VA mistreatment of vets

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:28
In 2003, a veteran who had served in the Vietnam War entered a Veterans Affairs live-in treatment facility after trying several times to kill himself - including by stabbing himself in the stomach.
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Truman sailor dies after fall from barracks balcony at Naval Station Norfolk

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:28
A sailor died after falling six stories at Naval Station Norfolk.
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