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8th Army gets ready to move – the statue of a Korean War hero

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After years of delays, the 8th Army headquarters started the clock Tuesday on completing its move to a base south of the South Korean capital by mid-July.

Navy clears environmental hurdle for exercise in Alaskan gulf this year

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The Navy announced Monday that it will move ahead with plans for an annual large-scale exercise in the Gulf of Alaska involving a carrier strike group.

Medevac crews don’t hesitate to swoop in when needed

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Pilots flying medical evacuation missions over Mosul don’t get a say in where they land. They often have little time to plan their flights, with just 15 minutes from when a call comes in to when they’ve got to be in the air.

Deployment reunites sergeant with estranged mother

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Sometimes soldiers go into war zones. Sometimes they’re sent to Hawaii. “It’s called ‘the needs of the Army,’” said Master Sgt. Bakkafa Casey. “If it so happens to be where you want to go, that’s awesome.”

Nearly 400 military bases must be tested for drinking-water contamination

1 hour 17 min ago
Contamination from former or current military installations has ignited a nationwide review of water on or around bases that used a firefighting foam containing toxic chemicals.

Artifacts preserve Holocaust stories for future generations

1 hour 30 min ago
The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum's new conservation and research center opened Monday on the annual memorial day for the 6 million Jews killed by Nazi Germany during World War II.

German chancellor honored by US Holocaust Memorial Museum

1 hour 35 min ago
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has received the 2017 Elie Wiesel Award, the highest honor from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Iraqi troops capture largest neighborhood in western Mosul

1 hour 47 min ago
Iraqi troops on Tuesday drove out Islamic State militants from the largest neighborhood in the western half of the city of Mosul, a senior military commander said, a major development in the months-long fight to recapture the country's second-largest city.

Ivanka Trump in Berlin to talk women's economic empowerment

1 hour 56 min ago
Ivanka Trump is joining Chancellor Angela Merkel and others in Berlin on Tuesday for talks on encouraging women's economic empowerment on her first international outing as a White House adviser.

Government shutdown, health bill rescue at stake in Congress

2 hours 6 min ago
Bipartisan bargainers are making progress toward a budget deal to prevent a partial federal shutdown this weekend, a major hurdle overcome when President Donald Trump signaled he would put off his demand that the measure include money to build his border wall with Mexico.

Official: Taliban kill 8 policemen in northern province

5 hours 52 min ago
An Afghan official says the Taliban have killed eight policemen and overran three security checkpoints in northern Takhar province.

Turkey hits Kurdish areas in Iraq's Sinjar, northeast Syria

6 hours 28 min ago
A military statement says the targets that were hit in the early hours of Tuesday were located on the Sinjar Mountain in northern Iraq and also in a mountainous region in Syria.

US, N. Korea show off military might with dueling exercises and submarine port call

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 22:53
A U.S. guided-missile submarine made a port call in South Korea and the allied nations conducted maritime exercises Tuesday, while North Korea reportedly conducted a large artillery drill as tensions mounted on the divided peninsula.

Researchers: Russia-linked hackers targeted Macron campaign

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 22:18
Researchers with the Japanese anti-virus firm Trend Micro say the campaign of French presidential front-runner Emmanuel Macron has been targeted by Russia-linked hackers, adding a little more detail to previous suggestions that the centrist politician was being singled out for electronic eavesdropping by the Kremlin.

Trump backs away from demand for border wall money

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 21:47
The border wall money is fiercely opposed by Democrats, whose votes are needed to pass the government-wide spending legislation that comes due Friday at midnight. The wall is also unpopular with many Republicans, and GOP negotiators on Capitol Hill were uneasy about the clash over the wall potentially sparking a government shutdown.

Alabama honors Southern soldiers on Confederate Memorial Day

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 20:39
Alabama is one of the last states in the country that still celebrates Confederate Memorial Day as an official holiday. The day brings controversy and confusion, with critics arguing about the appropriateness of the anniversary, supporters saying they want to honor their dead and some people just upset that their errands are upended by the closure of government offices.

Official: 'Silver lining' in hacker, foreign nation alliance

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 20:34
Criminal hackers hired by nations are more likely to travel and expose themselves to the risk of being arrested and prosecuted, and may be less savvy about evading detection than a sworn intelligence officer.

Trump to sign orders on oil drilling, national monuments

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 20:24
Republicans have asked Trump to reverse the two designations, saying they add an unnecessary layer of federal control and could stymie commercial development.

Navy proposing to expand SEAL training in Washington state

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 19:41
The U.S. Navy is proposing to expand training of its special operations teams on land along Puget Sound and on the southwestern Washington coast.

Afghan army chief, defense minister resign following attack

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 18:22
Afghanistan's army chief and defense minister resigned on Monday, following a Taliban attack over the weekend that struck a northern army base, killing more than 100 military and other personnel, officials said.