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US Army rolls out new fitness test with first major changes since 1980

FORT JACKSON, S.C. — The United States Army wants you to get in better shape. Actually, they want their soldiers to train harder, smarter and more efficiently. “It was time to look at how do we change not only how we test but how we train our soldiers,” said Major General Lonnie Hibbard. General Hibbard [...]

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Members of US Coast Guard and military honored for Hurricane Dorian disaster response

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Hurricane Dorian was the strongest category 5 hurricane on record to hit the Bahamas. “There was not a tree standing, there was not a building that wasn’t gutted, there [were] debris everywhere,” said Lt. Commander Tony Lumpkin, of the U.S. Coast Guard. “The water was 20 to 30 feet above where it [...]

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U.S. Coast Guard probes boat fire in waters off of Richmond Terrace

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating the cause of a fire overnight on an unoccupied boat in the waters off Mariners Harbor, according to a spokesman for the federal agency. The Coast Guard has dispatched a pollution response team and marine inspectors and investigation team, a spokesman for the Coast Guard [...]

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U.S. Coast Guard Officer Facing Gun Charges Researched ‘How to Rid Us of the Jews,’ Court Docs Reveal

The U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant who allegedly stockpiled weapons and wanted to start a race war is set to be sentenced Friday on gun and drug charges — and he’s hoping the judge will spare him from prison altogether. Christopher Hasson, 50, pleaded guilty in October to ordering synthetic opioids from Mexico and owning unregistered [...]

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Marine Becomes First Military Pilot to Hit 1,000 Flight Hours in F-35 Fighter

A U.S. Marine Corps pilot just made history as the first to surpass 1,000 flight hours in the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter. Lt. Col. Brian W. Bann became the first to accomplish the feat in the service’s F-35 Lightning II model while delivering a new aircraft to Marine Aircraft Group 13 at Marine Corps Air [...]

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The U.S. Marines Plan to Use Powerful Robots to Move Around Equipment and Weapons

Key point: Washington knows it needs high-tech weapons and machines to win future wars. That includes robots to haul supplies and assist the Marines in winning any fight. The U.S. Navy is moving quickly to develop robotic warships that could hunt submarines and other ships, screen aircraft carriers and convoys from air attack and sweep away [...]

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US, Japan Launch Exercise Northern Viper

HOKKAIDO, Japan — Japan and U.S. armed forces will conduct training exercise Northern Viper at Hokudaien and Yausubetsu Training Areas in the Hokkaido Prefecture of Japan from Jan. 26 to Feb. 8, 2020. The forces will conduct a bilateral, combined arms exercise and live-fire training in conjunction with ground and aviation units by utilizing the [...]

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US military recovers 2 bodies from Afghan plane crash site

The United States has recovered the remains of two personnel from a US military aircraft that crashed in Afghanistan, US and Afghan officials told Reuters News Agency. On Monday, the US military said an E-11A aircraft had crashed in the province of Ghazni, but disputed claims by the Taliban that they had brought it down. “US [...]

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After Soleimani killing, U.S. braced for Iranian drone and missile strikes

When the military carried out President Donald Trump’s order to kill Iran’s top general, some hardened veterans of the decadeslong U.S.-Iran shadow war were troubled. “Gobsmacked,” was the single-word reaction of a former CIA officer who spent a career working against the targeted general, Qassem Soleimani, an Iranian spy master who helped kill hundreds of [...]

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US Military Reimposes Commissary Spending Limits in South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea — The U.S. military has reimposed monthly commissary purchase limits in South Korea, less than a month after a retiree was banned from bases over black marketing allegations. The new policy, effective as of Jan. 23, means that commissary shoppers will again be limited to $800 for the main sponsor and $300 [...]

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