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President Trump Commissions USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78)

Navy Top News - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 15:33
President Donald J. Trump commissioned the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) at a commissioning ceremony July 22.
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Crews detonating explosives at contaminated Hanover site

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 15:30
Explosions shaking nearby homes and rattling neighbors in recent days are coming from the carefully monitored detonation of unexploded ordnance being pulled from contaminated soil near forested town walking trails that were only recently closed.
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Soldier dies after shooting in Georgia

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 14:44
A soldier has died after he was shot Saturday in Columbus, authorities said.
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Arizona tells armed drivers how to avoid deadly police stops

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 14:11
Gun-friendly Arizona is trying to avoid deadly encounters between police and people behind the wheel by teaching armed drivers how they should handle themselves when they are pulled over.
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Camp for wounded veterans, people with disabilities taking shape in Va.

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 14:03
JT’s Camp Grom will serve wounded military veterans, families of fallen warriors and children and adults with physical and intellectual disabilities.
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Israeli troops placed on high alert after deadly stabbings

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 13:35
Israel's military fortified its troops in the West Bank and placed forces on high alert Saturday, a day after a Palestinian stabbed to death three members of an Israeli family and some of the worst Israeli-Palestinian clashes in years erupted over tensions at the Holy Land's most contested shrine.
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Trump: USS Ford is '100,000-ton message to the world'

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 13:29
President Donald Trump helped hand over the USS Gerald R. Ford to the Navy on Saturday and said the state-of-the-art aircraft carrier will send a "100,000-ton message to the world."
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Egypt opens military base says largest in region

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 13:27
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi has inaugurated a military base in the country's northwest to protect facilities and projects in coastal cities.
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Korean War soldier missing 66 years to get Illinois burial

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 13:19
The remains of a Harrisburg soldier missing in action 66 years are coming home for burial.
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Democrats herald agreement on sweeping Russia sanctions bill

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 13:01
Congressional Democrats announced Saturday that a bipartisan group of House and Senate negotiators have reached an agreement on a sweeping Russia sanctions package to punish Moscow for meddling in the presidential election and its military aggression in Ukraine and Syria.
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NORFOLK, Va. (July 22, 2017)

Photos - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 13:00

MV-22 Ospreys assigned to the U.S. Presidential Helicopter Squadron land on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78)during the ship's commissioning ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, Va. Ford is the lead ship of the Ford-class aircraft carriers, and the first new U.S. aircraft carrier designed in 40 years. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Andrew J. Sneeringer (Released) 170722-N-WS581-015
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NORFOLK (July 22, 2017)

Photos - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 13:00

Sailors man the rails of the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) during its commissioning ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, Va. Ford is the lead ship of the Ford-class aircraft carriers, and the first new U.S. aircraft carrier designed in 40 years. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Julio Martinez Martinez (Released) 170722-N-JH384-216
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NORFOLK (July 22, 2017)

Photos - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 13:00

Sailors man the rails of the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) during its commissioning ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, Va. Ford is the lead ship of the Ford-class aircraft carriers, and the first new U.S. aircraft carrier designed in 40 years. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Andrew J. Sneeringer (Released) 170722-N-WS581-072
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NORFOLK (July 22, 2017)

Photos - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 13:00

Sailors man the rails of the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) during its commissioning ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, Va. Ford is the lead ship of the Ford-class aircraft carriers, and the first new U.S. aircraft carrier designed in 40 years. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Julio Martinez Martinez (Released) 170722-N-JH384-222
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Vet groups urge House to reject plan to fix VA's budget gap

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 12:45
Eight major veterans' organizations on Saturday urged Congress to provide emergency money to the Department of Veterans Affairs without cutting other VA programs as the House moved quickly to address a budget shortfall that threatened medical care for thousands of patients.
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Coast Guard: Missile test could occur as early as next week

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 12:37
The U.S. Coast Guard says a launch from the Kodiak Island rocket complex in Alaska will occur as soon as next week.
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SD woman sentenced for stealing from veterans

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 12:36
A Rapid City woman who pleaded guilty to stealing money from military veterans has been sentenced to five years of probation and ordered to repay at least $45,000.
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US winning fight against Islamic State, leaders say

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 12:31
The United States is winning its fight against the Islamic State group and enlarging an international coalition to defeat the group, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday, hours after President Donald Trump said "ISIS is falling fast, very fast."
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Lawmakers demand funds for homeless vets be restored

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 12:24
More than half of Wisconsin's state legislators demanded on Friday that President Donald Trump's administration restore funding to put homeless veterans in two state homes, warning that the funding cut would worsen veterans' suffering.
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Gun and archery ranges teach essential usage skills

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 12:17
The son of a Marine, Kyle Beeson learned how to shoot at an early age. When he joined the Navy, he relearned many of the skills his father taught him.
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