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Report details terror, heroism in aftermath of USS Fitzgerald collision

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:09
An initial report into the USS Fitzgerald collision released by the Navy on Thursday details the terror sailors experienced in the moments after the collision along with the heroic efforts crew members undertook to save lives.

US armor in Europe prepares for final exercise

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:00
U.S. tankers conducted their final live-fire training to prepare for the culminating event of their rotation in Europe, August 18.

Behind a WWII internment camp's barbed wire, 2 Scouts forged a lasting bond

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 09:45
When they are together, it's not hard to see the Boy Scouts they were when they met seven decades ago, in the barbed-wire Japanese internment camp that sprawled over desolate fields. One was imprisoned here; one belonged to the only troop that agreed to a jamboree on the inside.

Osprey makes maiden flight over Hokkaido during Northern Viper exercise

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 09:04
A Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft flew over Japan’s northern Island of Hokkaido for the first time on Friday as part of an exercise involving the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.

Key contract awarded to facilitate Okinawa Marine relocation to Guam

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 07:11
The U.S. government awarded a key contract this week to lay the groundwork for 4,000 Okinawa-based Marines to move to Guam within the next decade.

3 USS Ronald Reagan jet squadrons to relocate to Iwakuni this fall

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 05:30
Strike Fighter Squadrons 115 and 195, along with Electronic Attack Squadron 141, will transfer from Naval Air Facility Atsugi to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni after the Reagan completes its fall patrol, the Navy announced Friday.

South Korean soldier killed in blast during artillery drill

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 03:57
One South Korean soldier was killed and six others injured Friday in an explosion during an artillery drill near the border with North Korea, officials said.

Mattis says a decision is closer on strategy for Afghanistan

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 02:56
After months of sometimes heated internal debate, the Trump administration has almost reached a decision on a new approach for fighting the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday. He gave no hint of what the strategy would look like.

Ohio man accused of plotting US attacks set to be sentenced

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 00:02
Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud is set to be sentenced Friday morning in federal court in Columbus. Court documents unsealed earlier this summer show Mohamud pleaded guilty almost two years ago to terrorism charges.

The real revolution in North Korea is rise of consumer culture

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 23:59
Kim Jong Un's acceptance of a more consumer-friendly economy is meant to foster economic growth and bring profits into the regime's coffers. But like his pursuit of nuclear weapons, it's a risky business.

VA won't remove Confederate statue from Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 23:51
A statue of a Confederate soldier at the Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery on the Hilltop, a federally owned site on the National Register of Historic Places where about 2,200 Confederate soldiers are buried, received support from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Four injured after Japanese military helicopter flips over at Iwakuni

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 23:34
The extent of the damage and cause of the accident is under the investigation, he added. Japanese TV news reports showed images of the helicopter lying on its side with its rotor damaged and debris scattered around the aircraft

Search area expands for missing soldiers involved in Black Hawk crash off Hawaii

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 23:00
Though debris was found from the UH-60 Black Hawk, there has been no sign of the two pilots and three crewmembers who were aboard when controllers lost radio contact with it about 10 p.m. The missing soldiers are from the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade based at Wheeler Army Airfield.

Navy awards contract for future Marine base on Guam

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 21:35
The announcement came amid heightened tensions between North Korea and the U.S. just days after the North considered a preemptive missile strike on the strategically important U.S. territory of Guam.

5 treated after Marine plane loses pressure in flight

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 20:38
Authorities say a C-130J from the Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron was carrying 46 passengers when it lost pressure Tuesday morning after taking off from the Marine Corps air station in Miramar.

Under fire from GOP, Trump digs in on Confederate icons

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 20:04
Out of sight, but still online, Trump tweeted his defense of monuments to Confederate icons — bemoaning rising efforts to remove them as an attack on America's "history and culture."

Confederate leaders' descendants want monuments pulled down

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 19:27
Criticism of Confederate monuments has been intensifying since Saturday, when a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned violent after white nationalists opposed to the city's plan to remove a statue of Lee clashed with counter protesters.

US helping clear 'historic' amount of explosives in Mosul

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 18:21
On Thursday, the top U.S. commander in Iraq said for the first time that the American military will help contractors and other officials locate unexploded bombs dropped by Islamic State militants.

Navy relieves senior Fitzgerald leaders after ‘avoidable’ deadly collision

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 17:36
Adm. Bill Moran, the vice chief of Naval operations, said leadership aboard the guided-missile destroyer was at least partially at fault in the middle-of-the night collision that left seven sailors dead.

Spanish police kill 5 in resort hours after Barcelona attack

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 16:57
Police on Friday shot and killed five people wearing fake bomb belts who staged a car attack in a seaside resort in Spain's Catalonia region hours after a van plowed into pedestrians on a busy Barcelona promenade, killing at least 13 people and injuring over 100 others.