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The ISIS-claimed bombing of a restaurant in Syria on Wednesday killed an Army Green Beret with four children, a former Navy SEAL working for the Pentagon’s intelligence agency and a Navy linguist, the Pentagon announced Friday.



Army Ranger wounded in Afghanistan remembered as positive, dedicated soldier

Army Sgt. Cameron A. Meddock was known throughout his small town in Texas as a positive and supportive friend, always willing to help out when someone needed something. Now the town of Spearman is coming together to support his family, in the wake of his death from wounds sustained while deployed to Afghanistan.


Marine vet, 'Full Metal Jacket' actor R. Lee Ermey is buried at Arlington

R. Lee Ermey, who served 11 years in the Marines, including a tour as a drill instructor, turned his experience as a Marine Corps drill instructor into a notable role in the Academy Award-nominated 1987 film “Full Metal Jacket.”


Growing pains: Traffic jams cause headaches for Camp Humphreys’ increasing population

Lines of cars are frequently backed up for several blocks on the roads outside and inside the Army’s largest overseas base as drivers wait to file through sometimes a single lane during rush hours. Scanners used by the guards to check IDs often don’t work promptly, causing even more frustration.


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Army history highlights failures in Iraq War

While fighting in Iraq, the Army failed to grasp the significance of the country’s sectarian divisions and “tended to penalize” its own innovative leaders, according the service’s long-awaited history of the war that claimed over 4,000 servicemembers’ lives.


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A digital escape: Virtual reality in Mainz

Why just take a day trip to a nearby city when you can enter a whole new reality? VArea is a virtual reality gaming studio in the city of Mainz-Weisenau, Germany, that offers a selection of more than 40 games on multiple types of VR platforms.


3D printing may revolutionize maintenance for the stealthy F-22

Maintainers at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, last month installed for the first time a metallic 3D-printed bracket on an operational F-22, according to the Air Force and Lockheed Martin, the company that produces the $150 million aircraft.



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Pelosi abandons Afghanistan trip, accuses Trump of imperiling lawmakers with disclosure

Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday canceled her plans to travel by commercial plane to visit U.S. troops in Afghanistan, saying President Donald Trump had caused a security risk by talking about the trip. The White House said there was no such leak.


Trump, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to hold second summit

News of a second meeting with the reclusive North Korean leader came after Donald Trump's 90-minute meeting in the Oval Office with a North Korean envoy, Kim Yong Chol, who traveled to Washington to discuss denuclearization talks.


Army Ranger wounded in Afghanistan remembered as positive, dedicated soldier

Army Sgt. Cameron A. Meddock was known throughout his small town in Texas as a positive and supportive friend, always willing to help out when someone needed something. Now the town of Spearman is coming together to support his family, in the wake of his death from wounds sustained while deployed to Afghanistan.


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Bahrain School celebrates 50 years, hosts DODEA opponent for first time in school history

The Bahrain School Falcons wrapped up a homecoming spirit week as the school hosted a Department of Defense Education Activity opponent for the first time in its 50-year history on Friday night.


Kenya court orders 6 suspects held over Nairobi hotel attack

A Canadian national and five other people suspected of helping Islamic militants stage a deadly attack in the Kenyan capital this week appeared in court on Friday as prosecutors investigated them for suspected terror offenses.


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Pelosi abandons Afghanistan trip, accuses Trump of imperiling lawmakers with disclosure

Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday canceled her plans to travel by commercial plane to visit U.S. troops in Afghanistan, saying President Donald Trump had caused a security risk by talking about the trip. The White House said there was no such leak.


Trump, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to hold second summit

News of a second meeting with the reclusive North Korean leader came after Donald Trump's 90-minute meeting in the Oval Office with a North Korean envoy, Kim Yong Chol, who traveled to Washington to discuss denuclearization talks.


Army Ranger wounded in Afghanistan remembered as positive, dedicated soldier

Army Sgt. Cameron A. Meddock was known throughout his small town in Texas as a positive and supportive friend, always willing to help out when someone needed something. Now the town of Spearman is coming together to support his family, in the wake of his death from wounds sustained while deployed to Afghanistan.


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Bahrain School celebrates 50 years, hosts DODEA opponent for first time in school history

The Bahrain School Falcons wrapped up a homecoming spirit week as the school hosted a Department of Defense Education Activity opponent for the first time in its 50-year history on Friday night.


Kenya court orders 6 suspects held over Nairobi hotel attack

A Canadian national and five other people suspected of helping Islamic militants stage a deadly attack in the Kenyan capital this week appeared in court on Friday as prosecutors investigated them for suspected terror offenses.



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Marine vet, 'Full Metal Jacket' actor R. Lee Ermey is buried at Arlington

R. Lee Ermey, who served 11 years in the Marines, including a tour as a drill instructor, turned his experience as a Marine Corps drill instructor into a notable role in the Academy Award-nominated 1987 film “Full Metal Jacket.”



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As shutdown drags on, 'Coast Guard City' takes a hit

New London residents are rallying around their own as the partial government shutdown has left the Coast Guard — the only branch of the armed services that is part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security rather than the Pentagon — out in the cold.


3D printing may revolutionize maintenance for the stealthy F-22

Maintainers at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, last month installed for the first time a metallic 3D-printed bracket on an operational F-22, according to the Air Force and Lockheed Martin, the company that produces the $150 million aircraft.


Army history highlights failures in Iraq War

While fighting in Iraq, the Army failed to grasp the significance of the country’s sectarian divisions and “tended to penalize” its own innovative leaders, according the service’s long-awaited history of the war that claimed over 4,000 servicemembers’ lives.


Second phase of Futenma relocation landfill work could start as early as March

The Japanese government plans to expand landfill work as early as March on a new U.S. military runway that will lead to the closure of Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, local media have reported.


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As shutdown drags on, 'Coast Guard City' takes a hit

New London residents are rallying around their own as the partial government shutdown has left the Coast Guard — the only branch of the armed services that is part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security rather than the Pentagon — out in the cold.


3D printing may revolutionize maintenance for the stealthy F-22

Maintainers at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, last month installed for the first time a metallic 3D-printed bracket on an operational F-22, according to the Air Force and Lockheed Martin, the company that produces the $150 million aircraft.


Army history highlights failures in Iraq War

While fighting in Iraq, the Army failed to grasp the significance of the country’s sectarian divisions and “tended to penalize” its own innovative leaders, according the service’s long-awaited history of the war that claimed over 4,000 servicemembers’ lives.


Second phase of Futenma relocation landfill work could start as early as March

The Japanese government plans to expand landfill work as early as March on a new U.S. military runway that will lead to the closure of Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, local media have reported.



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Baltimore Orioles drop out of Naval Academy exhibition game

Naval Academy athletics officials have confirmed to The Capital the Baltimore Orioles will not play an exhibition game against another Major League Baseball team at Max Bishop Stadium as originally announced.


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Baltimore Orioles drop out of Naval Academy exhibition game

Naval Academy athletics officials have confirmed to The Capital the Baltimore Orioles will not play an exhibition game against another Major League Baseball team at Max Bishop Stadium as originally announced.