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October 17, 2017 - 4:31 pm
(U.S. Air Force photo/Justin Connaher) By Matt Saintsing Soldiers attending advanced individual training (AIT) at Fort Gordon, Ga. say they were required to attend a Christian proselytizing event on Oct. 14, Army Times reports. In addition to the mandatory barbecue, the trainees say they had to...
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October 17, 2017 - 9:26 am
This undated photo released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on May 30, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un inspecting a test-fire of a ballistic missile at an undisclosed location in North Korea.(STR/AFP/Getty Images) UNITED NATIONS — North Korea's deputy U.N. ambassador...
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October 12, 2017 - 12:31 pm
The U-2 aka "dragon lady" is a high-altitude reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft used to collect imagery intelligence and detect nuclear and chemical signatures. The U-2 flies at a breathtaking 70,000 feet and as such, its pilots are required to wear a full pressure suit in order to survive...
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October 11, 2017 - 12:13 pm
The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (R), with a hole on its portside after a collision with an oil tanker, is escorted by Singapore Navy RSS Intrepid (L) to Changi naval base in Singapore on August 21, 2017. ( ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images) By Matt Saintsing The commander and executive...
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October 10, 2017 - 3:22 pm
General Mark Milley, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, speaks at the National Press Club, July 27, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) By Matt Saintsing The US Army has been training, advising, and assisting foreign militaries for years. This mission set has not just become...
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October 04, 2017 - 2:13 pm
2nd Lt. Spenser Rapone poses with a closed-fist salute and "communism will win" written inside of his cover, while in uniform on the West Point campus. (Photo from @punkproletarian Twitter account) FORT DRUM, N.Y. — U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is calling for an apparent pro-communist U.S. soldier to lose...
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October 03, 2017 - 1:49 pm
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrives at Forward Operating Base Gamberi east of Kabul, Afghanistan, on an unannounced visit to the war-torn country on September 27, 2017. (THOMAS WATKINS/AFP/Getty Images) WASHINGTON —The U.S. military's top leaders told lawmakers Tuesday that the thousands of...
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October 03, 2017 - 1:02 pm
Mourners light candles during a vigil at the corner of Sahara Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard for the victims of Sunday night's mass shooting, October 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) By Connecting Vets staff In the hours and days after the shooting in Las Vegas...
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October 03, 2017 - 7:12 am
A vigil on the Las Vegas strip for the victims of the Route 91 Harvest country music festival shootings on October 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Denise Truscello/Getty Images) They were school teachers and youth football coaches, real estate agents and local business owners. They were parents,...
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October 02, 2017 - 1:50 pm
A Virginia-class submarine is seen at a General Dynamics-Electric Boat basin. (Photo courtesy of General Dynamics-Electric Boat) WASHINGTON — After five years of construction, the US Navy's newest attack submarine USS Colorado (SSN 788) is almost ready for its close-up. The Virginia-class Block III...
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