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November 08, 2017 - 1:42 pm
American soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division to a U.S. base near the village of Deh Afghan on June 22, 2006 in the Zabul province of Afghanistan. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images) Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press BRUSSELS (AP) — The expected deployment of hundreds more U.S. Army trainers to...
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November 03, 2017 - 3:33 pm
The funeral of U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Bryan Black in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery. Black was assigned to Company A, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) on Fort Bragg, North Carolina when he died from wounds sustained during enemy contact in the country of Niger in West...
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November 03, 2017 - 12:26 pm
U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl enters the the Ft. Bragg military courthouse for his sentencing hearing. (Photo by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images) updated at 1:33pm to include reaction FORT BRAGG — Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier who walked off his post in Afghanistan and triggered a search that left several...
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November 01, 2017 - 4:33 pm
Guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald off the Shimoda coast after it collided with a Philippine-flagged container ship on June 17, 2017.(Photo credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images) By Matt Saintsing After more than two months of investigation and the removal of several senior officers, the Navy is...
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October 31, 2017 - 2:52 pm
U.S. Army Sgt. "Bowe" Bergdahl is escorted to the Ft. Bragg military courthouse after pleading guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. (Photo by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images) You can also subscribe to get all the latest Connecting Vets podcasts on iTunes! VetStory Podcast Theater...
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October 24, 2017 - 6:38 pm
A U.S. Army Special Forces weapons sergeant observes a Niger Army soldier during marksmanship training as part of Exercise Flintlock 2017 in Diffa, Niger, Feb. 28, 2017. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Klutts/released) WASHINGTON — The U.S. military believes someone in a Niger...
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October 24, 2017 - 6:26 pm
Chiefs of defense gather at Fort Belvoir, Va., for the Counter Violent Extremism Conference hosted by Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Oct. 24, 2017. (DoD photo by Jim Garamone) By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity FORT BELVOIR, Va. — The...
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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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