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Officials say more than 100 U.S. troops diagnosed with brain injuries from Iran attack

By Idrees Ali and Phil Stewart, Reuters News Service The U.S. military is preparing to report a more than 50% jump in cases of traumatic brain injury (TBI) stemming from Iran’s missile attack on a base in Iraq last month, U.S. officials told Reuters on Monday. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity ahead […]

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President Trump honors Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee at State of the Union

By Elaine Owen, Editor For Charles McGee, last week was a historic week. McGee, who recently celebrated his 100th birthday, is one of the last surviving Tuskegee Airmen. Sunday, he brought out the commemorative coin for the Super Bowl coin flip, handing it off to NFL referee Bill Vinovich. On Tuesday (Feb. 4), President Trump […]

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Pentagon Says 34 U.S. Troops Suffered Brain Injuries From Iranian Missile Strike

NPR Eight U.S. troops diagnosed with traumatic brain injury (TBI) arrived in the U.S. on Friday, according to Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman. Hoffman said those troops are among a total of 34 American service members diagnosed with TBI after the al Asad airbase where they were stationed in Iraq was hit by missiles fired by […]

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Trump Unveils Logo for New United States Space Force

By Associated Press 7:38 p.m. EST January 24, 2020 (WASHINGTON) — The Pentagon’s new U.S. Space Force is not Star Trek‘s Starfleet Command, but their logos bear a striking similarity. President Donald Trump unveiled the Space Force logo Friday, writing on Twitter that he had consulted with military leaders and designers before presenting the blue-and-white […]

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Protesters Attack U.S. Embassy in Iraq, Chanting ‘Death to America’

President Trump blamed Iran after demonstrators breached the compound’s outer wall. Tensions are high after American airstrikes killed members of an Iran-backed militia. By Falih Hassan, Ben Hubbard and Alissa J. Rubin (Reprinted With Permission) BAGHDAD — Protesters broke into the heavily guarded compound of the United States Embassy in Baghdad Tuesday (Dec. 31) and […]

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Trump: U.S. Killed Qassem Soleimani to ‘Stop a War’

By Elaine Owen, Editor President Trump denied on Friday afternoon (Jan. 3, 2020) that the U.S. drone airstrike that killed Iranian general Qassem Soleimani on Thursday was intended to “start a war.” Trump reiterated that Soleimani, whom he called the “number one terrorist anywhere in the world,” was planning “imminent and sinister attacks” against U.S. […]

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US Sent 4 Spy Planes to Korean Peninsula After Kim’s ‘Christmas Gift’ Threat: AP Report

Military Times/Associated Press News In what military watchers regard as an unusual move, the U.S. military sent four surveillance planes, simultaneously, over and around the Korean Peninsula this week in reaction to North Korea’s cryptic reference to a possible “Christmas gift” for the U.S. The action followed reports last week that North Korea had warned […]

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Local Veterans show Appreciation and Recognition to Veterans at Pruitt Healthcare Blue Ridge and Life Care of Copper Basin

By Richard Crosley, USAF Veteran, North Georgia Honor Guard North Georgia Honor Guard and Fannin Veterans Organizations conducted their annual Veterans Appreciation and Recognition Christmas Program at Pruitt Healthcare of Blue Ridge, GA. on Dec. 10, 2019, and at Life Care of Copper Basin in Ducktown, TN on Dec. 13, 2019. The Christmas program began […]

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Navy veteran one of last survivors of USS Arizona

Pearl Harbor survivor Donald G. Stratton is 97 and lives in Colorado Springs. He is one of three living survivors of the USS Arizona. After 98-year-old Lauren Bruner‘s September death, only three people who were on the USS Arizona on Dec. 7, 1941, during Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, remain alive. On Saturday (Dec. 7), […]

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U.S. warships sail in disputed South China Sea, angering China

By Idrees Ali, Reuters News WASHINGTON, Nov 21 (Reuters) – U.S. Navy warships twice sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea in the past few days, the U.S. military told Reuters on Thursday, at a time of heightened tension between the world’s two largest economies. The busy waterway is one of […]

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