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MEDITERRANEAN SEA (July 18, 2017)

Photos - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 11:00

Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Cody Calhoun removes a cap from ordnance on an F/A-18E Super Hornet attached to the "Tomcatters" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 31 aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). The ship and its carrier strike group are conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matt Matlage (Released) 170718-N-FE442-068
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CORAL SEA (July 20, 2017)

Photos - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 11:00

A Sailor observes an MV-22B Osprey assigned to the "Dragons" of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265 (Reinforced) take off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) during Talisman Saber 17. Talisman Saber is a biennial U.S.-Australia bilateral exercise held off the coast of Australia meant to achieve interoperability and strengthen the U.S.-Australia alliance. U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Elijah G. Leinaar (Released) 170720-N-GP548-118
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NORFOLK (July 20, 2017)

Photos - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 11:00

MV-22 Ospreys assigned to the U.S. Presidential Helicopter Squadron land on the flight deck of the future aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Andrew J. Sneeringer (Released) 170720-N-WS581-016
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Ramstein lives clean, gets dirty during Mudless Mudder

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 10:52
The 86th Airlift Wing hosted its fourth annual Mudless Mudder on resiliency day at Ramstein Air Base on Friday.
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Minnesota sailor killed at Pearl Harbor to be buried in hometown

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 10:46
The remains of one of the first Minnesotans killed during World War II will be buried with full military honors July 29 in Holdingford.
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Russian who met Trump Jr. represented intelligence agency in past

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 10:44
The Russian lawyer who met Donald Trump Jr. during the 2016 campaign has represented a military unit operated by Russia's intelligence agency, according to court filings obtained by The Associated Press on Friday.
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Is that really a beached whale beneath Paris' Notre Dame?

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 10:39
A sperm whale appears to have beached on an embankment in the shadow of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Or maybe not.
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2 dead, 500 hurt as deadly quake rattles Greece, Turkey

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 10:38
A powerful earthquake shook beach resorts Friday in Greece and Turkey, killing two tourists crushed when a building collapsed on a bar in the Greek island of Kos and injuring nearly 500 others across the Aegean Sea region.
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Wildfire grows rapidly near Washington military training range

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 10:13
A large wildfire is burning amid the grass and sagebrush of the military's Yakima Training Center in Washington state.
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Amrhein takes over RAF Mildenhall wing

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 09:50
U.S. servicemembers and British dignitaries welcomed Col. Christopher Amrhein as the new commander of the 100th Air Refueling Wing on Friday.
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Saudi king shakes up security agencies after prince's rise

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 09:47
Saudi Arabia's king has stripped the Interior Ministry of many of its key mandates, including counter-terrorism, and transferred those powers to a newly created body overseen by the monarch, the state agency reported Friday.
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South Korean students cycle cross-country to bring awareness to WWII 'comfort women'

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 09:44
For about 4,000 miles, cycling from Los Angeles to New York, two students are hoping to bring awareness to women and girls who were forced into prostitution by the Japanese army during World War II.
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Even the best generals can only do so much

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 09:12
Relying on generals to determine questions of war and peace creates unrealistic — and troubling — expectations for those same generals to craft policy and oversee, unchecked, a military that was intentionally designed to follow the command of a civilian.
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US position on the poles still carries weight

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 09:09
Melting polar ice is revealing enormous mineral deposits previously unavailable. That is changing political dynamics both within and between nations.
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Liu’s death marks dark times for dissent in China

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 09:07
Dissent and critical expression have been chilled, and it seems increasingly clear that Chinese officials aren’t bothered by censure from abroad.
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US disrespecting wartime allies who served at great risk

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 09:05
Nine years ago, Taliban insurgents attacked me and my squad during a routine mission in Afghanistan’s Ghazni province. Those insurgents would have killed us had it not been for Janis Shenwary, our Afghan translator, who shot and killed two of them.
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Iraqi Kurds want US to play divorce lawyer

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 09:04
But Baghdad opposes talk of secession, and with the United States committed to a one-Iraq policy, it’s going to be an uphill fight.
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Army firing kills Kashmir man during anti-India strike

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 09:02
The Indian army fired at worshippers outside a mosque in disputed Kashmir on Friday, killing one man and injuring another, after some threw rocks, police and residents said.
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Mooney, fellow grads rejoice in Army breakthrough against Navy

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 08:58
One of Collin Mooney's favorite T-shirts is a replica of the 82nd Airborne jerseys that Army football players wore for the Army-Navy game in December.
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Veterans hospital under investigation adds interim leaders

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 08:48
New Hampshire's only veterans hospital, under investigation after reports of substandard treatment and conditions, has appointed two more interim leaders.
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