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US Army in Italy plans for possibility of longer school closure, isolation for coronavirus patients

VICENZA, Italy — U.S. military officials are planning for possible continued school closures and isolation facilities for any infected troops as Italy’s number of coronavirus cases grows, Maj. Gen. Roger Cloutier said at a virtual town hall meeting Thursday. “As we look at the graph, we’re still on the ascendant phase,” Cloutier, commander of U.S. [...]

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1,000 Army recruits made history by taking an oath of enlistment from an astronaut in space

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what’s happening in the world as it unfolds. Article source: https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/27/us/army-space-oath-trnd-scn/index.html

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US Army wants $364 million for Defender Pacific in FY21

The Army is requesting $150,000 for home stationing training devoted specifically for Defender Pacific and is also asking for another $214,252 for an “expanded level deployment exercise that demonstrates employment of [Continental United States]-based forces into the Pacific Theater,” according to budget documents. The funds include additional transportation, maintenance and operations for the exercise. Article [...]

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Coast Guard search for missing boaters continues; ‘will to live’ can’t be underestimated

CLOSE A great day on the water can change in a heartbeat. Here’s the equipment you need on board to stay safe. GINNY BEAGAN/TCPALM INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — Coast Guard officials said they’ll continue into day eight searching for missing father-and-son boaters, Gerald and Peter Cook, who disappeared on their way to Vero Beach from Panama [...]

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US Coast Guard Helicopter Crew Uses Swimmer to Save Canadian from Ice near Detroit

DETROIT – A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew used a rescue swimmer to save a person who had fallen through ice near Detroit. The crew from Air Station Detroit responded to the scene after receiving a call of a Canadian national who had fallen through the ice between Detroit and Ontario on Sunday night. The [...]

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US Coast Guard Taking Enforcement Action Against Bouchard

File Photo: Danielle M. Bouchard. Photo: MarineTraffic.com/Lawrence Trujillo The U.S. Coast Guard is moving to take enforcement action against New York-based Bouchard Transportation Company after the company failed to comply with a recent captain of the port order related to the safety of one of its vessels anchored in Port Arthur, Texas. The Coast Guard [...]

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75 years ago today, US Marines raised the American flag over Iwo Jima. Here’s the inside story

(CNN) — Some say it’s the most famous, perfectly composed news photo of all time. Sunday marks 75 years since Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal captured the iconic photograph of six US Marines raising an American flag over the battle-scarred Japanese island of Iwo Jima. The image was so inspiring that, by 1945 standards, it [...]

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US Army, Marines want to make the Hellfire missile replacement more deadly at sea

A report from the Pentagon’s chief weapons tester released last month called out the less-than-lethal results during maritime testing of the new missile, which is also made by Lockheed. The initial operational test and evaluation, or IOTE, was held at Fort Hood, Texas, and Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, in April and May 2019. Article [...]

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Marines to bar ‘Confederate-related paraphernalia’ on bases

The Marine Corps’ top officer has directed the removal of “all Confederate-related paraphernalia” from the service’s installations, a document posted online revealed. B.A. Friedman, a military analyst specializing in amphibious warfare, tweeted a photo Wednesday showing part of the document. It shows a directive that was tasked to headquarters staff but isn’t yet a published [...]

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Military stepping up coronavirus prevention efforts for US troops in Thailand during multinational Cobra Gold exercise

The U.S. military is ramping up medical efforts this year at the annual, multinational exercise Cobra Gold in Thailand to safeguard against the spread of coronavirus. More than 5,500 U.S. troops are participating in this year’s exercise, along with troops from countries including Thailand, Singapore, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, and South Korea. Meanwhile, Asia has been [...]

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