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  1. U.S. Navy Approves Contract For New Marine Corps Base On Guam

    U.S. Navy Approves Contract For New Marine Corps Base On Guam
    The U.S. has approved plans to begin construction for a future Marine Corps base on Guam. The contract for development has been awarded amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and North Korea. Four hundred acres on Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station in Finegayan, Dededo, will be home to the Marines relocating from Okinawa. “This effort is a big step in...
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  2. WWII Soldiers Remains Return Home After 74 Years

    WWII Soldiers Remains Return Home After 74 Years
    After 74 years of missing in action, a World War II veteran is finally returning home to Nashville. The Department of Veterans Services announced earlier this week that U.S. Army Staff Sgt. William Turner of Nashville, along with five other American crew members, was recently identified and has returned home to Tennessee. He was presumably killed on Dec. 13, 1943...
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  3. West Point Appoints First Black Woman To Lead Cadets

    West Point Appoints First Black Woman To Lead Cadets
    West Point Military Academy made history Monday by appointing Simone Askew to First Captain of the 4,400-member Corps of Cadets, the highest position within the cadet chain of command at West Point. Askew, 20, is the first African-American female to lead the Long Gray Line. As first captain, Askew will now be responsible for the overall performance of the Corps...
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  4. Soldier Saves Drowning Autistic Boy In Tennessee

    Soldier Saves Drowning Autistic Boy In Tennessee
    An autistic teenage boy had a guardian angel watching over him when he began to drown in Clarksville, Tennessee. That guardian angel was Sergeant First Class Timothy Hansen of Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Ronnie Harris, 17, was knocked over by a current in the Red River Sunday and was unable to stand and keep his head above water. His mother tried...
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  5. Two 82nd Airborne Division Soldiers Killed In Iraq Identified

    Two 82nd Airborne Division Soldiers Killed In Iraq Identified
    Two soldiers of the 82nd Airborne were killed and five others wounded Sunday in northern Iraq in what the Pentagon is calling a U.S. artillery “mishap.” The deceased, 22-year-old Sgt. Allen L. Stigler Jr. of Arlington, Texas, and 30-year-old Sgt. Roshain E. Brooks of Brooklyn, New York, were paratroopers with the division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team. Reports of the incident...
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  6. Report Shows 90% Of Gulf War Illness Claims Denied By Albuquerque VA

    Report Shows 90% Of Gulf War Illness Claims Denied By Albuquerque VA
    A recent report shows that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Albuquerque office denied 592 of 640 Gulf War illness claims that were received in fiscal year 2015. The New Mexico VA office’s denial of over 90 percent of these claims gives it the ninth-lowest approval rating among VA offices nationwide. 2015 is the most recent yearly data available. The...
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  7. WWII Veteran Returns Flag Taken From Enemy Japanese Soldier

    WWII Veteran Returns Flag Taken From Enemy Japanese Soldier
    A World War II veteran is returning to Japan after more than 70 years to return a fallen enemy’s Japanese flag to his family. Former Marine Cpl. Marvin Strombo, 93, arrived in Tokyo today for his first stop in a 10,000-mile journey to the mountainside of Japan to bring a keepsake back to the fallen soldier’s home village where his...
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  8. Trump Touts US Nuclear Prowess; North Korea Threatens Guam

    Trump Touts US Nuclear Prowess; North Korea Threatens Guam
    In a series of tweets early Wednesday morning, President Trump declared U.S. nuclear power “far stronger and more powerful than ever before.” These statements reaffirm the president’s threat from Tuesday’s reposted video of Trump warning Pyongyang that they would be “met with fire and fury like the world has never seen” if they acted on threats against the U.S. and...
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  9. American Legion Riders Saddle Up For Annual Legacy Run

    American Legion Riders Saddle Up For Annual Legacy Run
    The American Legion and supporters are getting ready to take part in the American Legion Legacy Run. Starting from Fort Dodge, Kansas on Aug. 12, the five-day ride will end in Reno, Nevada for the American Legion’s national convention. The ride, which will feature over 500 motorcycle riders, is the American Legion’s signature fundraiser supporting the Legacy Scholarship Fund. The...
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  10. US Aircraft Crashes Off Australian Coast; 3 Marines Missing

    US Aircraft Crashes Off Australian Coast; 3 Marines Missing
    A U.S. aircraft has been located after crashing off the northeast coast of Australia. The MV-22 Osprey crashed into the water after trying to land on a ship. After hitting the flight deck, the aircraft plummeted into the water of Shoalwater Bay. Of those on board, 23 of the 26 were rescued, leaving three Marines unaccounted for. Shortly after a...
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