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Army rolls out new policy allowing soldiers to roll up sleeves

The U.S. Army announced commanders may authorize soldiers to roll up the sleeves on Army combat uniforms. Lt. Gen. James C, McConville signed the memorandum on Tuesday. The new policy pertains to the universal camouflage pattern, operational camouflage pattern and Operation Enduring Freedom camouflage pattern ACUs. “We’re going sleeves up, camo out,” said Sgt. Maj. [...]

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US Army vet violently harassed by teens on UK trolley: ‘You dirty little immigrant’

A U.S. Army veteran was hit with an onslaught of racial and xenophobic abuse from a group of British teenagers after telling them to watch their language on a trolley car. Juan Jasso, a former soldier from Texas who has lived in the U.K. for the last 18 years, was commuting on a trolley in [...]

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U.S. Coast Guard limits Lake Erie, Cuyahoga River traffic around Republican National Convention in Cleveland

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Coast Guard will severely restrict boating and shipping around the Lake Erie harbor in Cleveland and on the Cuyahoga River before and during the Republican National Convention. The Coast Guard cited waterborne security and terrorism risks involving the convention itself, since the Q — the arena holding the convention — is [...]

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US Coast Guard patrols Lake of the Ozarks

LAKE OF THE OZARKS, Mo. – For more than two centuries, the Coast Guard has been protecting U.S. maritime interests all over the world.  They are known to have presence at sea, in ports and some rivers. However, in Missouri, this military service is in the unique position of having jurisdiction at Lake of the [...]

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U.S. Coast Guard Orders ScanEagle Surveillance Service

The U.S. Coast Guard will deploy the Insitu ScanEagle small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) from one of its Legend-class national security cutters (NSCs), the parties announced. Under a service agreement, Insitu will operate the catapult-launched ScanEagle for a year or more aboard the Stratton, a cutter stationed in Alameda, Calif., beginning in 2017. The Coast Guard [...]

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Family and friends of fallen, decorated US Marine share memories of his life

BROWNSVILLE, Texas As a statue for women veterans was being unveiled over the weekend guest of honor in the crowd was the mother of a Marine who jumped on a grenade to save lives while fighting in the Middle East. News Center 23′s Derick Garcia spoke exclusively with Sergeant Rafael Peralta’s mother and a Marine [...]

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Marines responding to Benghazi were held up by debate on weapons and uniforms, commander says

An armed man waves his rifle as buildings and cars are engulfed in flames after being set on fire inside the U.S. consulate compound in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012.(Photo: AFP) Spain-based Marines trying to respond to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, were delayed for three hours as [...]

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U.S. Marines Corps strips ‘man’ from 19 job titles: ‘We have reached peak crazy’

The U.S. Marine Corps may have to change its motto from Semper Fidelis (Always Faithful) to “Always gender-neutral.” Nineteen military occupational specialties will soon be stripped of the word “man” as the Marine Corps comes into accordance with Navy Secretary Ray Mabus’ mandated changes. The Marine Corps Times published a list of the new job [...]

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The Now and Future US-Philippines Military Alliance

The United States and the Philippines have a long-lasting and complex security relationship. Based on a defense treaty forged in the early years of the Cold War, Washington and Manila conduct joint exercises and other forms of military training to bolster the preparedness of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in response to crises [...]

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Chinese National Jailed in US Military Hardware Smuggling Case

A Chinese national has been sentenced to 30 months in a U.S. prison for smuggling or trying to smuggle high-tech U.S. military hardware to China. Kan Chen of Ningbo, in China’s Zhejiang province, was convicted of illegally exporting or trying to export more than 180 items worth more than $275,000, including night vision and thermal [...]

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