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The Dauntless and the Origins of US Coast Guard Drug Interdiction

Marijuana was usually compressed and wrapped into watertight bales weighing 30 to 40 pounds. They were offloaded and turned over to U.S. Customs officers when a seized vessel was brought in. (U.S. Coast Guard photo provided by Beth Crumley) By U.S. Coast Guard News 2019-08-30 15:00:42 [By Capt. Daniel A. Laliberte, U.S. Coast Guard (ret'd)] On [...]

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U.S. Coast Guard Gives LKSD 24-Hr Extension To Transfer Napakiak Fuel

Two weeks ago the U.S. Coast Guard gave the Lower Kuskokwim School District until August 30 to transfer 36,000 gallons of diesel fuel away from the eroding Kuskokwim Riverbank. The day of the deadline, the Coast Guard granted LKSD a 24-hour extension to complete the project. KYUK’s Anna Rose MacArthur reported from Napakiak on Friday [...]

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US Marine Charged with Kidnapping 16-Year-Old Girl

This article by Paul Szoldra originally appeared on Task Purpose, a digital news and culture publication dedicated to military and veterans issues. A U.S. Marine reservist has been charged with felony kidnapping, stalking and criminal confinement after he allegedly kidnapped a 16-year-old Indiana girl and took her to Arkansas. Lance Cpl. Alexander Martin Curry-Fishtorn, 22, [...]

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18-Year-Old Marine Hopeful Dies During Fitness Test Run

An 18-year-old man who planned to become a Marine aviation mechanic died on Friday after collapsing during a fitness test at a Maryland recruiting station two days prior. Jose Rodriguez died early in the morning on Friday at Frederick Memorial Hospital, about 45 miles northwest of Washington, D.C., Marine officials said. His death remains under [...]

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Marine Paralyzed from the Neck Down After Being Shot in 29 Palms Live-Fire Exercise

An infantry Marine suffered a life-changing injury after being shot during a training exercise at a California military base. A lance corporal with 1st Battalion, 25th Marines, a Massachusetts-based Reserve unit, was injured during a live-fire event at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms on July 28. The Marine was treated and stabilized [...]

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Trump may have revealed US military secrets by tweeting a photo to taunt Iran

President Donald Trump looks to have shared a photograph of an intelligence briefing that could have exposed US military secrets to the world while taunting Iran over Twitter. Iran on Thursday suffered a failure of a satellite launch vehicle that blew up on the ground. Immediately after the test, commercial satellites photographed the wreckage and [...]

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U.S. Military Issues New Public Appeal For Secret Underground Facility Needed Urgently

Boston Globe via Getty Images It’s not every day that the U.S. Department of Defense takes to Twitter to create a mysterious story from nothing, but that’s what happened on August 28. “We’re interested in identifying university-owned or commercially managed underground urban tunnels and facilities able to host research and experimentation,” they said. Clearly the [...]

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Troops living deployment-style in Poland as US military ramps up presence in region

POZNAN, Poland — Months after Washington and Warsaw agreed to boost the number of U.S. troops in Poland, questions remain about where they will come from, how many will eventually arrive and how long they will live in conditions that remind them of combat deployments. Poland has grown in strategic importance as Russia’s military strength [...]

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The U.S. Navy Has Plans to Build Lots Deadly New Submarines

The U.S. Navy is getting close to inking a deal for a new type of attack submarine. The new “Block V” variant of the Virginia-class submarine adds, via a lengthy “payload module,” 28 vertical missile tubes to the 12 tubes on earlier versions of the Virginia. The extra missile tubes should help alleviate, but not [...]

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U.S. Navy Sends 6 Ships Out to Sea to Ride Out Hurricane Dorian

The U.S. Navy is sending six warships out to sea to ride out Hurricane Dorian before the storm makes landfall. The coastal patrol ship USS Shamal––motto, “the Fury of the Storm”––left Naval Station Mayport outside Jacksonville on Thursday. Five other ships were scheduled to leave Mayport on Friday: the guided-missile destroyers USS Lassen, USS Paul [...]

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