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Russian ships visit, deliver military arms in Philippines

5 hours 47 min ago
Three Russian navy ships arrived in the Philippines on Friday and two others are coming to deliver donated military equipment in the country's third naval visit under President Rodrigo Duterte, who has vowed to diversify the country's ties away from the United States and toward China and Russia.

The call Trump hasn’t made: A coherent Africa policy

5 hours 47 min ago
Fallen servicemembers and their families deserve recognition and respect, both from presidents and the American people. Active-duty military also deserve a clear mission and the commitment of a nation to their service, fight and future.

Veterans with 'bad paper' won't get new VA ID cards

5 hours 48 min ago
Starting next month, veterans can register for identification cards that prove their military history – but not everyone who has served will get one.

94 deaths from plague in Madagascar, UN health agency says

5 hours 53 min ago
An unusually large plague outbreak in Madagascar has taken 94 lives, the World Health Organization said Friday.

Russia hands over fighter jets to Serbia

6 hours 4 min ago
Russia formally handed over six MiG-29 fighter jets to Serbia Friday, part of an arms delivery that has the potential to accentuate tensions in the war-weary Balkans.

John Kelly knows what happens when troops are killed; he experienced it firsthand

6 hours 4 min ago
During his years of service, John F. Kelly experienced two losses that were intensely personal: that of Lance Cpl. Chance Phelps, killed in action when his unit was ambushed in Iraq in 2004 while providing convoy escort to Kelly, who was the assistant division commander at the time; and that of his son, Second Lt. Robert Kelly, in 2010, who was killed when he stepped on hidden explosives in Afghanistan.

Dispersed Army brigade synchronizes for run around the world

6 hours 56 min ago
A group of soldiers spread around the world synchronized their watches to go on a formation “run around the world” Friday to show that while they may be separated geographically, they are still one unit.

Plenty of bereaved military families did not hear from Trump

7 hours 9 min ago
Relatives of people who died in military service have recounted varied interactions with President Donald Trump in the difficult days and weeks after the deaths of their loved ones. Despite Trump's boast that he reaches out personally to all families of the fallen, interviews with families members did not support his claim. Some never heard from him at all, and a few who did came away more upset.

Blackhawks will host title game after dispatching Warriors

7 hours 16 min ago
With the win, Humphreys booked its ticket to a rematch of the 2016 Far East D-II final against Matthew C. Perry at 6 p.m. Oct. 28.

1,000 bid farewell to National Guard soldiers in Louisiana

7 hours 18 min ago
The Louisiana National Guard says 1,000 people gathered to send off a group deploying to the Kuwait area.

2 Georgia dads speak out on condolence calls

7 hours 28 min ago
Ardie Wright got the condolence call from President Donald Trump on Tuesday. “It went probably 20 minutes or more, and I did 17 or 18 minutes of the talking,” Wright said, adding that Trump was "very cordial and polite.” Meanwhile, Calvin Murphy said he has not received such a phone call — or even a letter — from the commander-in-chief since his son, Spc. Etienne Murphy, died in May.

ASIJ runs roughshod over Singapore

7 hours 39 min ago
Andrew Howe ran for three touchdowns and Dean Hahne rushed for two more, as five different Mustangs scored TDs in a 55-0 romp.

Retired ‘Navy SEAL’ on Fox News was a fake

7 hours 46 min ago
Fox News ran a story on Oct. 8 about a decorated Vietnam War Navy SEAL who created an enormous presidential glass seal he hoped to give to President Donald Trump. On Thursday, 11 days later, the network retracted the story after being told the man never served in Vietnam at all, much less earned commendations for his service.

Perry shuts out Edgren in fnal tuneup before D-II final

7 hours 53 min ago
It was the Samurai’s last action before traveling to Korea next week for a rematch of last year’s D-II final at Humphreys.

Yokota routs Zama to even up record at season's end

8 hours 13 min ago
Kishaun Kimble-Brooks rushed just four times, but three were for touchdowns - 1, 55 and 70 yards on the game’s first play - and had two interceptions.

Evoking slain son, Kelly defends Trump on condolence calls

8 hours 35 min ago
White House chief of staff John Kelly delivered an extraordinary denunciation of a Democratic congresswoman Thursday, accusing her of politicizing what he called a "sacred" presidential effort to console the grieving loved ones of a slain soldier.

Taliban used a new tactic, the Humvee bomb, in Afghan base attack

8 hours 54 min ago
Taliban insurgents packed two Humvees stolen from Afghan security forces with explosives, detonated the vehicles outside an army base in the south, and then stormed the base a deadly attack Thursday.

NATO, Russia envoys to hold rare joint meeting in Brussels

9 hours 12 min ago
NATO says its ambassadors will hold talks with Russia's envoy next week in a rare meeting of the NATO-Russia Council.

Some Afghan troops training in US feared violence at home. So they went AWOL

9 hours 36 min ago
Threats of death, widespread corruption and dismal job prospects spurred scores of Afghan troops to flee training courses in the United States, according to a report issued Friday.

Uganda expels North Korea military experts over UN sanctions

10 hours 12 min ago
A Ugandan official says North Korean military experts and representatives of North Korean companies have been forced to leave the country, in a bid to comply with United Nations sanctions over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program.