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Col. Michael Downs bids farewell to San Angelo

Stars & Stripes - 14 hours 58 min ago
Michael Downs relinquished command of the 17th Training Wing to Col. Ricky Mills during the base's change of command ceremony on Friday.
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Taliban capture two more districts as summertime fighting continues

Stars & Stripes - 16 hours 5 min ago
The Taliban seized control of two districts in different areas of Afghanistan in a matter of hours, officials said Sunday — the latest advances by the militants, who have vowed to step up attacks as the year progresses.
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Robot finds likely melted fuel heap inside Fukushima reactor

Stars & Stripes - 17 hours 6 min ago
Images captured by an underwater robot showed massive deposits believed to be melted nuclear fuel covering the floor of a damaged reactor at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.
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Former World War II POW honored as he reaches 100

Stars & Stripes - 17 hours 9 min ago
During three years as a Japanese prisoner of war in Manchuria, Randall Edwards was certain he wouldn't survive World War II. The leaders of the camp had orders to execute all the prisoners if American troops ever invaded the main island of Japan.
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Mexico sees surge in drug violence

Stars & Stripes - 17 hours 41 min ago
Drug war bloodshed in Mexico has jumped to record levels, with more homicides recorded in June than in any month in at least two decades.
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Death toll up in Jerusalem unrest

Stars & Stripes - 17 hours 46 min ago
East Jerusalem continued to smolder Saturday after one of the worst days of Israeli-Palestinian unrest in years.
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Capt. Robert Edwin Holton is laid to rest in Montana

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 20:46
U.S. Air Force Capt. Robert Edwin Holton was buried under hazy but cloudless blue skies Saturday, finally resting in his home state of Montana after 48 years of being missing in action during the Vietnam War.
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Meet the Sweeney family, who helped build the USS Gerald R. Ford

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 20:34
The commissioning of the USS Gerald R. Ford has been a long time coming for the Sweeneys, who experienced first-hand the conundrums that arise while building a supercarrier – some technical, some personal.
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Strong aftershocks test nerves on Greek island after quake

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 19:52
Crews of experts began examining the damage to cultural monuments and infrastructure on the eastern Greek island of Kos on Saturday, a day after a powerful earthquake killed two tourists and injured nearly 500 others in the Aegean Sea region that stretches to Turkey's sprawling coast.
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Trump asserts all agree he has 'complete power' to pardon

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 17:30
President Donald Trump said Saturday that he has "complete power" to issue pardons, an assertion that comes amid investigations into Russian interference in last year's presidential election.
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New veterans' one-stop coming to Western Slope

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 16:34
Air Force Maj. Gen. Michael Loh flew in a Boeing CH-47 Chinook to Grand Junction to make a special announcement to veterans on the Western Slope: An old Colorado National Guard Armory will soon become a central location for services veterans need.
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Falling Jeeps, German POWs among things you might not know about NW Fla.

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 16:30
Each year, thousands of visitors descend on the Emerald Coast to discover the area. Try as they might, however, there are some things that even longtime residents might not know about our little slice of paradise.
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World War II re-enactors provide hands-on link to history

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 16:27
Dirk deBroekert has had a varied medical career: U.S. Navy medical corps, family practice physician, Civil War doctor. And today, deBroekert is a World War II Army surgeon. He is part of the 113th Cavalry Living History Group encampment, which, in turn, is part of a busy day of historical programming at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.
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Body of Marine killed in air crash to be escorted from Los Angeles to Ventura on Sunday

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 16:23
The body of Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Robert Cox will be escorted from Los Angeles International Airport to a funeral home in Ventura on Sunday by a motorcycle group.
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For 1 victim of crash, life was about 'the Cowboys, Texas, the Marines, family and God'

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 16:17
Staff Sgt. Joshua Snowden once belted out every word of Radney Foster's "Angel Flight" while clutching his camo Marine hat over his heart as tears streamed down his face. That was Josh – a Dallas boy who exhaled patriotism with every breath and had country music in his blood.
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Fort Bragg welcomes new top cop

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 16:07
Fort Bragg's new top cop, Col. Larry Dewey assumed command for the 16th Military Police Battalion on Friday during a traditional, although hot, ceremony at Fort Bragg's Main Post Parade Field.
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Veterans need new mission, help to decrease suicide risk

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 15:48
When your military mission is over, your life's mission is not. That was a message Friday from a mental health professional who works with active members of the military and is trying to reduce the suicide rate among the military and veterans.
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Longtime Abilene physician honed skills in Vietnam

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 15:46
Surgeon. Vietnam War veteran. Husband. Those are three titles to start a remembrance of longtime Abilene orthopedic surgeon J. Price Brock Jr., who died Friday morning at age 76.
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Milestone 12th Armored reunion stirs memories

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 15:43
Looking back on his time in the 12th Armored Division, George Rich, 95 and not showing it a bit, said that since 1994 he has been devoted to yearly reunions of the World War II U.S. Army fighting force.
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Event treats veterans to crabbing, whale watching in Anacortes

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 15:37
Former Navy intelligence officer Adrianna Moore realized Thursday it had been a long time since she had been on the water. That morning she had departed from Cape Sante Marina for a guided crabbing trip as part of a free three-day event called Operation Orca Dungie.
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