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U.S. Coast Guard explains laser strike dangers

OCEAN CITY, Md. – A hand-held laser can both be entertaining and utilitarian if used properly or in the correct setting, but pointing one at a plane in the sky can pose a major threat. According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) there were 3,894 laser incidents reported nationwide in 2014. A helicopter crew from [...]

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U.S. Coast Guard enters day 5 in search for missing South Florida boaters

The U.S. Coast Guard has entered its fifth day in a desperate search for a pair of missing teen boaters. The U.S. Coast Guard said it’s maintaining the highest level of optimism in a search for two South Florida boys, who vanished after taking a boat out in the ocean near Jupiter. More Search crews [...]

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Marines File Paperwork for F-35 IOC; Sign-Off ‘Soon’

Four F-35Bs from Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 (VMFAT-501) fly near their base a MCAS Beaufort, S.C.(Photo: Lockheed Martin) WASHINGTON — The US Marine Corps finished tests and filled out the paperwork needed to turn the F-35 joint strike fighter into an operational aircraft. Lt. Gen. Jon Davis, deputy commandant for Marine aviation, told [...]

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US Marines killed in WWII battle finally headed home

Rows of American flag-draped coffins rested on pavement cracked by the relentless heat of a tropical summer sun. For decades, the Marines inside the caskets had been deemed “unrecoverable,” lost to time, history and the families who never forgot them. On Saturday — after 10 years of research and thanks to the determination of one [...]

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After 72 years, remains of 36 unidentified WWII Marines returned to U.S.

The military and a private organization have brought home the remains of 36 Marines killed in one of World War II’s bloodiest battles. A group called History Flight recovered the remains from the remote Pacific atoll of Tarawa, the U.S. Marine Corps said. A ceremony was held Sunday in Pearl Harbor to mark their return. [...]

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Former U.S. military intelligence officer opening ice cream shop in Kailua

Originally, Stachowski hoped to open a bagel shop, but he came to the realization that bagels weren’t going to sell very well in Hawaii, pointing out that most people already have their established breakfast habits. So he turned to ice cream, figuring that the state’s year-round warm climate was perfect for the cool treat. Although [...]

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Cal Fire, U.S. military firefighters contain brush fire on Camp Parks Reserve …

Cal Fire and U.S. military firefighters contained a 750-acre brush fire on the Camp Parks Reserve Forces Training Area in Dublin near the Santa Rita Jail Tuesday afternoon. The fire was reported around 11:30 a.m. Officials said there is no training at the facility and that no structures or homes were threatened. “They started attacking [...]

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US Military’s Bomb Techs Fear Flying IEDs

A small, unmanned quadcopter crash landed at the White House in late January.(Photo: US Secret Service/AFP) WASHINGTON — The US military’s explosive ordnance disposal community, bedeviled by roadside bombs in recent wars, is girding for a new threat: flying drones as IEDs. The crash landing of a hobbyist’s quadcopter on the grounds of the White House [...]

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Former US Navy analyst convicted of spying for Israel to be freed after 30 …

WASHINGTON — Jonathan Pollard, convicted of spying for Israel, has been granted parole and will be released from an American prison on Nov. 21, his lawyer announced Tuesday. Pollard’s release — exactly 30 years after his arrest — could help ease the tensions between the United States and Israel that have grown over the Iran [...]

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Beware China’s ‘Basing’ Strategy: Former US Navy Chief

China is developing a widening network of strategic ‘bases’ that further heightens the challenge it poses to the United States, a former U.S. naval chief told a conference Tuesday. Beijing has already sought to secure access and rights in strategic countries to boost its influence and support its naval forces as it deploys them further [...]

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