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Report: US Military Strength In Deep Decline As Threats Rise

As the U.S. embarks on deep cuts to the military, experts warn threats around the world from North Korea, Russia and China are on the rise in a new report on U.S. military strength. The 2016 U.S. Military Strength Index, an annual report produced by the Heritage Foundation, found the U.S. is fast-approaching a military force [...]

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Runaway US military blimp wreaks havoc in Pennsylvania

WASHINGTON A high-tech U.S. military blimp designed to detect a missile attack came loose on Wednesday and wreaked havoc as it floated from Maryland into Pennsylvania, dragging more than a mile of cable and knocking out power to thousands. The U.S. military scrambled two armed F-16 fighter jets to keep watch as the massive blimp [...]

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Former Navy SEAL Luttrell speaks to the Mizzou football team on Wednesday

Multiple posts on social media revealed that famed war veteran Marcus Luttrell was present on campus in Columbia, speaking to the Missouri football team.  A member of the Navy SEALS, Luttrell’s harrowing experience in Afghanistan involved his team being ambushed by Taliban fighters. He was the only member of his four-person unit to survive the [...]

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United States Coast Guard Practices Emergency Drills

CAPE MAY – The United States Coast Guard held emergency drill exercises today on their Cape May base. Local fire departments, police officers, and other government officials came together as a team to practice what to do in case an emergency situation happens on base. “Today we exercised our ability to work with our partners [...]

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British Army and Navy vehicles to be built using FOREIGN steel as UK plants …

Labour Shadow Defence Minister Kevan Jones said: “By buying Swedish steel for Royal Navy ships and Army land vehicles, the Government are turning their back on British jobs and industry. “Defence ministers need to pull their finger out and support British steelworkers.” Separately, Gareth Stace, director of trade body UK Steel, told the Commons’ Business [...]

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Army-Navy Game seeking bidders for 2018-2025

The Army-Navy Game will be played in Philadelphia this season, in Baltimore in 2016 and back in Philly again in 2017. After 2017, it remains uncertain just where college football’s best rivalry game will be played. The bidding process is about to get underway as the Naval academy and U.S. Military Academy are ready to [...]

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Former Army Ranger Alejandro Villanueva Makes First NFL Start

Alejandro Villanueva, a former Army Ranger, made his first ever start in the NFL, when he suited up for the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday in their 23-13 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Villanueva, who played college football at West Point, joined the Army Rangers after graduation in 2009. Villanueva was stationed as a second lieutenant [...]

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Funeral held at Air Force Academy for major killed in Afghanistan helicopter crash

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US Naval Academy Gets Verbal from Sarasota’s Campbell Lee

For more commitment articles, be sure to check out SwimSwam’s College Recruiting channel. Summer Juniors qualifier Campbell Lee, from Sarasota, Florida, has given his verbal commitment to the Navy Midshipmen for the 2016-17 season. “I chose the Naval Academy over other Division 1 swimming programs because of its rigorous world-class education and post-graduate opportunities. Head [...]

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My goal was to run the Marine Corps Marathon in under four hours. This is how …

The author (fifth from left) with his marathon training group at a post-marathon banquet. (Courtesy of Hai Nguyen) The pain in my calves began around Mile 21 of the 40th annual Marine Corps Marathon. Being prone to cramping while running long distances, especially in humid conditions like last Sunday, I made sure I was drinking [...]

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