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Brigade combat teams cut at 10 posts will help other BCTs grow

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, June 25, 2013) — The Army announced June 25 that 10 brigade combat teams based in the United States are slated to be reorganized by the end of fiscal year 2017. In addition to the 10 brigade combat teams, known as BCTs, announced today, the Army also announced last year it [...]

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Army lodging gets new life through public, private partnerships

JOINT BASE MYER-HENDERSON HALL, Va. (Army News Service, June 26, 2013) — Wainwright Hall recently became the latest Army lodging to see improvements through privatization efforts. Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment; Rep. Jim Moran of Virginia; Rep. Hal Rogers of Kentucky; and other distinguished guests attended a ribbon-cutting [...]

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Jordan Does Not Welcome US Troops , Weapons

Jordanians are not comfortable about U.S. troops, weapons, and equipment in their country, even though Washington says the build up is there to help an ally protect itself from a spillover of violence in Syria. The United States has kept F-16 warplanes and Patriot missiles in Jordan since a joint military exercise ended on June [...]

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With multiple missions, US military steps up Africa focus

By Peter Apps, Political Risk Correspondent WASHINGTON | Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:47pm EDT WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Striking Islamist militants with drones, supporting African forces in stabilizing Somalia and Mali and deploying dozens of training teams, the U.S. military has returned to Africa. Its presence remains mostly low key, barely mentioned in the context of [...]

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US Military Deaths in Afghanistan

The Department of Defense has identified 2,227 American service members who have died as a part of the Afghan war and related operations. It confirmed the deaths of the following Americans recently: ALT, Ember M., 21, Specialist, Army; Beech Island, S.C.; Fourth Infantry Division. ELLIS, Robert W., 21, Specialist, Army; Kennewick, Wash.; Fourth Infantry Division. [...]

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Aaron Vaughn: Parents of Stuart Navy SEAL withdraw from wrongful death lawsuit

STUART, Fla. – The family of a Stuart Navy SEAL killed in Afghanistan wants to hold top U.S. officials accountable for his death. But the parents of Navy SEAL Aaron Vaughn are abruptly pulling out of the wrongful death lawsuit that they have been building for a year and half. Vaughn’s father said he was [...]

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US Coast Guard issues permit for America’s Cup racing on San Francisco Bay

The U.S. Coast Guard has issued the America’s Cup with the Marine Event Permit required to conduct America’s Cup racing on San Francisco Bay this summer. “This is an important and necessary step for the America’s Cup,” said Iain Murray, independent Regatta Director for the America’s Cup. “I’d like to thank the United States Coast [...]

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The Navy Follows The Army

June 28, 2013: The U.S. Navy is seeking replacements for its 32 LCUs (Landing Craft Utility), which are all over 40 years old and fading fast. LCUs have a flat bottom and a ramp built into the front of the ship, which can be dropped into shallow water to allow armored vehicles or tucks to [...]

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Man the Guns. Join the Navy.

The big lie of our elite institutions is that they somehow transcend human nature. That they rise above greed or appetite or weakness, temptation or violence or cowardice. That they curb the worst in us. They do not. We’re all suckers for the ideals of tradition and devotion and honor, but no institution at any [...]

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Boston Bruins’ Andrew Ference on Army Rangers: ‘They deserve a lot more …

BOSTON – By now, a lot of people are familiar with the Boston Bruins and the Army Ranger jacket that is awarded to the ‘Player of Game,’ which started at the beginning of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Defenseman Andrew Ference started the ‘Player of the Game’ tradition back during the team’s 2011 Cup run with [...]

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