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Air Force: PTSD, other factors led airman to kill his commander

U.S. Air Force investigators have determined that post-traumatic stress disorder and the unraveling of a distinguished military career led an airman to fatally shoot his commander last year at a San Antonio base before killing himself, according to Air Force documents.


Defiant EU nations ready themselves for Trump presidency

European Union nations bracing for the looming Donald Trump presidency showed defiance Monday in the face of the president-elect's stinging comments on everything from NATO and German cars to the crumbling of the EU itself.


Kennedy: Serving as ambassador to Japan ‘greatest privilege of my life’

Outgoing envoy Caroline Kennedy praises 'alliance of hope' in a farewell message released this week by the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo.



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US, Japan finalize agreement narrowing SOFA for contractors

The United States and Japan signed an agreement Monday that could end Status of Forces Agreement coverage for some military contractors without specialized skills.


Air Force Academy foyer costs reach $387,000; academy says it can't release explanation

The Air Force Academy remodeled the foyer outside Superintendent Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson's office in a project that finished this month. New wall coverings and carpet came with fresh ceiling tiles, efficient lighting, a couple of chairs and a big price tag: $387,000.


Gene Cernan, last astronaut on the moon, dies

Former astronaut Gene Cernan, the last person to walk on the moon who returned to Earth with a message of "peace and hope for all mankind," died on Monday in Texas following ongoing heath issues, his family said. He was 82.



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General promises DC National Guard is ready for inauguration despite furor

After days of controversy over the impending ouster of the Army general who heads the D.C. National Guard, the man slated to succeed him insisted Monday that the incident would not undermine Inauguration Day security.


Egypt drops case against mob that attacked Christian woman

Egyptian prosecutors have thrown out a case brought by an elderly Christian woman against several members of a Muslim mob who stripped off her clothes and paraded her naked on the streets.


Defiant EU nations ready themselves for Trump presidency

European Union nations bracing for the looming Donald Trump presidency showed defiance Monday in the face of the president-elect's stinging comments on everything from NATO and German cars to the crumbling of the EU itself.


Reports: police question Istanbul nightclub attacker

Police on Tuesday began questioning a suspected Islamic State militant accused of killing 39 people during a New Year's attack on an Istanbul nightclub, Turkish media reports said.


Kennedy: Serving as ambassador to Japan ‘greatest privilege of my life’

Outgoing envoy Caroline Kennedy praises 'alliance of hope' in a farewell message released this week by the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo.


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General promises DC National Guard is ready for inauguration despite furor

After days of controversy over the impending ouster of the Army general who heads the D.C. National Guard, the man slated to succeed him insisted Monday that the incident would not undermine Inauguration Day security.


Egypt drops case against mob that attacked Christian woman

Egyptian prosecutors have thrown out a case brought by an elderly Christian woman against several members of a Muslim mob who stripped off her clothes and paraded her naked on the streets.


Defiant EU nations ready themselves for Trump presidency

European Union nations bracing for the looming Donald Trump presidency showed defiance Monday in the face of the president-elect's stinging comments on everything from NATO and German cars to the crumbling of the EU itself.


Reports: police question Istanbul nightclub attacker

Police on Tuesday began questioning a suspected Islamic State militant accused of killing 39 people during a New Year's attack on an Istanbul nightclub, Turkish media reports said.


Kennedy: Serving as ambassador to Japan ‘greatest privilege of my life’

Outgoing envoy Caroline Kennedy praises 'alliance of hope' in a farewell message released this week by the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo.



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Ohio family gets back grandfather's Purple Heart from WWI

A family has a piece of its history back after a grandfather's Purple Heart for service in World War I was returned in a ceremony Saturday following years, and miles, of separation.



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Air Force Academy cadets marching in Trump inaugural parade must commit to the left

When Air Force Academy cadets march Friday in Washington, D.C., in the inaugural parade following President-elect Donald Trump's swearing in ceremony, they'll be obeying an unfamiliar command.


Yokosuka mayor thanks Marines, sailors for help after deadly crash

The city of Yokosuka honored servicemembers Monday for their rapid rescue efforts after a car plunged five stories from atop a parking garage with five people inside.


Man convicted in 2015 death of woman struck, killed by Coast Guard patrol boat

Investigators say Galdino Jose Ruiz-Hernandez was in the water trying to guide the woman through the Brownsville Ship Channel when she was hit by a Coast Guard vessel on patrol.


82nd to make its podcast debut

The first episode will be an introduction of sorts to the 82nd Airborne and its podcast plans. The second episode will start with the division -- then simply the 82nd Infantry Division -- being thrust into its first conflict during World War I.


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From Siberia to the Marines: Meet one of Parris Island's first female infantry graduates

Maria Daume is among the first women in the history of the Marine Corps to finish recruit training with every job available to her. She is also one of the first four women to graduate with an infantry contract in hand.


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Air Force Academy cadets marching in Trump inaugural parade must commit to the left

When Air Force Academy cadets march Friday in Washington, D.C., in the inaugural parade following President-elect Donald Trump's swearing in ceremony, they'll be obeying an unfamiliar command.


Yokosuka mayor thanks Marines, sailors for help after deadly crash

The city of Yokosuka honored servicemembers Monday for their rapid rescue efforts after a car plunged five stories from atop a parking garage with five people inside.


Man convicted in 2015 death of woman struck, killed by Coast Guard patrol boat

Investigators say Galdino Jose Ruiz-Hernandez was in the water trying to guide the woman through the Brownsville Ship Channel when she was hit by a Coast Guard vessel on patrol.


82nd to make its podcast debut

The first episode will be an introduction of sorts to the 82nd Airborne and its podcast plans. The second episode will start with the division -- then simply the 82nd Infantry Division -- being thrust into its first conflict during World War I.


COLUMN

From Siberia to the Marines: Meet one of Parris Island's first female infantry graduates

Maria Daume is among the first women in the history of the Marine Corps to finish recruit training with every job available to her. She is also one of the first four women to graduate with an infantry contract in hand.



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Army holds off American University, 53-49 for 1st Patriot League win

Matt Wilson scored 13 points off the Army bench and Luke Morrison and Jordan Fox each added 11 as the Black Knights beat American University Saturday afternoon.


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Army holds off American University, 53-49 for 1st Patriot League win

Matt Wilson scored 13 points off the Army bench and Luke Morrison and Jordan Fox each added 11 as the Black Knights beat American University Saturday afternoon.



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