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9 proposals from CFLs to toughen Navy fitness tests

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 07:45
Rumor has it that some big changes are coming to the Navy's physical fitness assessment, but top officials say they're just that - rumors.
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Obama to outline strategy on Islamic State

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 07:03
President Barack Obama will outline plans this week for an expanded U.S. campaign to defeat violent Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, a strategy that will also involve cooperation from allies in Europe, the Middle East and elsewhere.
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Navy's new amphib highlights the future of Marine aviation

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 13:41
About 1,500 Marines and sailors have been busily testing the capabilities of the Navy's newest amphibious assault ship during a two-month transit in a region that rarely sees a warship of this size.
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Ebola outbreak: Pentagon to set up field hospital in Liberia

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 12:28
The Pentagon will send and staff a 25-bed field hospital to Monrovia, Liberia, as part of President Obama's plan to provide assistance in containing the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.
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Feds respond to report on Minn. VA

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 10:49
Sources say the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General is flying an investigator to Minnesota next week to interview whistleblowers who told KARE 11 News they were pressured to falsify patient records at the Minneapolis VA medical cent
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Marine, Iraq vet aims to oust House Democrat

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 10:27
Seth Moulton's opposition to another ground war in Iraq is rooted in firsthand experience acquired from four tours. As a young Marine, he saw how quickly a militant threat could transform U.S.
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Attack kills 16 ahead of key Iraq assembly session

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 10:27
A suicide bomber struck a meeting of Sunni tribal fighters and Iraqi security troops on Monday, killing 16, just hours ahead of a key parliament meeting that is expected to vote on a new government.
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Author: What Navy SEALs can teach you about trust

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 09:43
Imagine this: You're 6 feet, 5 inches tall, weigh 230 pounds and wear a 60-pound vest with assorted survival gear.
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Deckhouse for Zumwalt-class destroyer arrives in Maine

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 09:40
A composite deckhouse for the second Zumwalt-class destroyer has arrived at Bath Iron Works in Maine.
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After 23 moves, Navy wife awaits retirement

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 09:22
There was the time in Japan when Sally Carpenter got the chicken pox so bad she had to be hospitalized. New to the country and knowing no one, she relied on other military wives to care for her children because her husband, Steve, was deployed.
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9/11 museum shows SEAL's shirt from bin Laden raid

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 09:08
The shirt a Navy SEAL wore in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden and a special coin given to a CIA officer who played a key role in finding him are being displayed at the Sept.
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5th Fleet loosens curfew in latest move

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 08:39
The curfew for sailors, their dependents and other Defense Department contractors and civilians assigned to 5th Fleet was loosened slightly as of Wednesday, a Naval Forces Central Command spokesman confirmed to Navy Times.
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Mixed views in East Europe on higher NATO defense

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 08:36
Leaders in most Eastern European nations are just short of jubilant after NATO created a rapid-reaction 'spearhead' force to protect the region from Russian bullying.
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Sailors to pilot 27-foot drone for training

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 08:10
The submarine development folks at Naval Undersea Warfare Center Keyport in Washington state have a new toy: an unmanned drone that can dive a half mile under the waves with battery power that lasts out to 72 hours.
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Pentagon: Terrorist leader killed in airstrike on Somalia

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 08:09
The U.S. military has killed the leader of an al-Qaida-linked Islamic group in a Somalia airstrike, the Pentagon announced Friday.
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NATO allies agree to take on Islamic State threat

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 08:08
The U.S. and 10 of its key allies on Friday agreed that the Islamic State group is a significant threat to NATO countries and that they will take on the militants by squeezing their financial resources and going after them with military might.
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U.S. launches airstrikes around Iraq's Haditha Dam

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 08:07
The U.S. military said Sunday it launched airstrikes around Haditha Dam in western Iraq, targeting Islamic State insurgents there for the first time in a move to prevent the group from capturing the vital dam.
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Unmanned jet completes successful week at sea

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 08:06
The Navy's unmanned carrier jet program wrapped up a week of testing aboard the carrier Theodore Roosevelt on Aug. 24, flying the X-47B in a pattern with manned aircraft and testing the system's ability to operate aboard an underway flat top.
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Sen. Harkin: Iowa veteran didn't earn military award

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 08:06
A Marshalltown, Iowa, veteran was erroneously presented with one of the nation's highest military honors by Sen. Tom Harkin after submitting inaccurate documentation, the Democratic senator acknowledged in a statement late Friday.
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China says 2 pilots died in aircraft carrier tests

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 08:05
Two Chinese test pilots were killed during development of the country's first aircraft carrier fighter wing, state media said, in a rare admission of problems with the hugely popular naval program.
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