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A last-minute budget showdown between Democrats and Republicans on Friday tripped up an effort to speed up Gen. James Mattis’ consideration as defense secretary, but appeared unlikely to derail the effort.



President Obama authorizes larger raise for federal employees

In letters to the House and Senate, Obama authorized an average pay raise for 2017 of 2.1 percent, instead of the 1.6 percent he submitted in August.


Trump's generals, hardened by war, see militant Islam, Iran as dire dangers

President-elect Donald Trump is assembling a national security team dominated by retired generals who have been heavily influenced by battlefield losses, the country's waning attention to the wars and an up-close view of a ruthless enemy.


Aboard Charles de Gaulle, French and US sailors toast ‘l’interopérabilité’

U.S. Navy Lt. Osbaldo walked through all of the catapult spaces beneath the flight deck, shaking hands with every present member of his French crew, a morning routine he’s grown accustomed to since attaching to the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle.



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From Utah to Syria, volunteers on a mission to fight the Islamic State

He was stuck on a rooftop in Syria, bleeding and sore, shrapnel in his eye. He had been fighting for weeks. He was tired. Hungry. Scared. As Freeman Stevenson waited to be evacuated, he texted his mom: "I've been hit, but I'm alive." Nine time zones away, in Utah, his mom frantically typed back: "What happened?"


James Gilman, retired Army major general, to head troubled NIH clinical center

Retired Maj. Gen. James Gilman, former commander of the unit that oversees the U.S. Army's battlefield medical needs, will become the new head the National Institutes of Health's troubled clinical center, NIH announced Friday.


Obama orders review of election hacking

President Barack Obama has ordered intelligence officials to conduct a broad review of election-season cyber attacks, including the email hacks that rattled the presidential campaign and raised fresh concerns about Russia's meddling in U.S. elections, the White House said Friday.



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Despite problems, F-35's 1st test pilot still believes in the stealth fighter

Jon Beesley, who has experience behind the stick of every other stealth aircraft, said the F-35 is different. He also does not find it “terribly surprising” that it has taken longer to develop because it’s being built for three service branches.


Aboard Charles de Gaulle, French and US sailors toast ‘l’interopérabilité’

U.S. Navy Lt. Osbaldo walked through all of the catapult spaces beneath the flight deck, shaking hands with every present member of his French crew, a morning routine he’s grown accustomed to since attaching to the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle.


Diplomat: Geneva meeting could avoid 'destruction' in Aleppo

A meeting on Saturday between Moscow and Washington is extremely important because it could avoid "massive destruction" if a plan for evacuating rebel fighters and civilians from war-ravaged Aleppo can be worked out, the U.N.'s special envoy to Syria said.


Japan ratifies Pacific trade pact that Trump plans to dump

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won parliamentary approval Friday for ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, despite U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's plan to withdraw from the 12-nation trade pact.


Bombing on Cairo road to pyramids kills 6 Egyptian police

A bombing on a main Cairo road leading to the Giza pyramids killed six police and wounded another three on Friday, the deadliest attack on security forces in the capital in more than six months.


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Despite problems, F-35's 1st test pilot still believes in the stealth fighter

Jon Beesley, who has experience behind the stick of every other stealth aircraft, said the F-35 is different. He also does not find it “terribly surprising” that it has taken longer to develop because it’s being built for three service branches.


Aboard Charles de Gaulle, French and US sailors toast ‘l’interopérabilité’

U.S. Navy Lt. Osbaldo walked through all of the catapult spaces beneath the flight deck, shaking hands with every present member of his French crew, a morning routine he’s grown accustomed to since attaching to the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle.


Diplomat: Geneva meeting could avoid 'destruction' in Aleppo

A meeting on Saturday between Moscow and Washington is extremely important because it could avoid "massive destruction" if a plan for evacuating rebel fighters and civilians from war-ravaged Aleppo can be worked out, the U.N.'s special envoy to Syria said.


Japan ratifies Pacific trade pact that Trump plans to dump

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won parliamentary approval Friday for ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, despite U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's plan to withdraw from the 12-nation trade pact.


Bombing on Cairo road to pyramids kills 6 Egyptian police

A bombing on a main Cairo road leading to the Giza pyramids killed six police and wounded another three on Friday, the deadliest attack on security forces in the capital in more than six months.



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Helping homeless veterans, one RV trip at a time

In what’s believed to be a one-of-a-kind VA outreach effort in the nation, an RV and a team of specialists bring the VA's services to the streets to help San Diego's homeless veterans.



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Former Sugar Grove naval base to become health care campus

A former Navy base in Pendleton County has been sold and is going to be repurposed as a health care campus for active-duty military personnel and West Virginia residents.


Court sets trial date for Ohio man in Wright-Patterson AFB security case

A man accused of causing the evacuation of two buildings at Ohio's largest military base is set for trial next year in federal court in southwestern Ohio.


Charity, readiness come together for annual Toy Drop jumps

Operation Toy Drop is one of the Army's largest charity events - a toy drive that collects thousands of Christmas gifts for families in need.


Marines remove World War II-era training round unearthed on Palmetto Dunes beach

An explosives ordnance disposal team from Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort removed a World War II-era training round Thursday from the beach at Palmetto Dunes on Hilton Head Island.


Coast Guard seeks public's help to find false mayday caller

The Coast Guard is seeking the public's help to find someone who has made repeated false calls for help from near the mouth of the Columbia River.


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Former Sugar Grove naval base to become health care campus

A former Navy base in Pendleton County has been sold and is going to be repurposed as a health care campus for active-duty military personnel and West Virginia residents.


Court sets trial date for Ohio man in Wright-Patterson AFB security case

A man accused of causing the evacuation of two buildings at Ohio's largest military base is set for trial next year in federal court in southwestern Ohio.


Charity, readiness come together for annual Toy Drop jumps

Operation Toy Drop is one of the Army's largest charity events - a toy drive that collects thousands of Christmas gifts for families in need.


Marines remove World War II-era training round unearthed on Palmetto Dunes beach

An explosives ordnance disposal team from Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort removed a World War II-era training round Thursday from the beach at Palmetto Dunes on Hilton Head Island.


Coast Guard seeks public's help to find false mayday caller

The Coast Guard is seeking the public's help to find someone who has made repeated false calls for help from near the mouth of the Columbia River.



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Army-Navy rivalry takes center stage in 'America's Game'

Army-Navy is America's Game. That's the way Jeff Monken sees it, and he brings a solid argument to back up the assertion. Now in his third season as Army's head coach, Monken previously spent six years as an assistant at Navy. Having been an integral part of the annual duel between the esteemed service academies, Monken considers it to be the epitome of college football.


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Army-Navy rivalry takes center stage in 'America's Game'

Army-Navy is America's Game. That's the way Jeff Monken sees it, and he brings a solid argument to back up the assertion. Now in his third season as Army's head coach, Monken previously spent six years as an assistant at Navy. Having been an integral part of the annual duel between the esteemed service academies, Monken considers it to be the epitome of college football.



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