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AF Grounds Two-Seater F-16s After Cracks Found

The Air Force grounded more than half of its F-16D fighter jets after it found structural cracks between the front and rear pilot seats in several aircraft, according to a statement released Tuesday in Washington.

The cracks in the canopy longeron sill, a thin… Full Story


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Military Discounts on Cellular Phone Plans

Military families are always on the go, and most times the best way to communicate with loved ones who may be spread throughout the country is with cell phones. That’s why it’s great news that most of the major cell… Full Story


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Putin’s Biggest Arms Firm Gets Slide on Sanctions

The U.S. Treasury Department targeted the maker of AK-47 assault rifles and seven other Russian defense firms for sanctions, but gave a pass to a Russian arms exporter that owns a controversial $554 million contract with the U.S. to supply… Full Story


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Panel Will Help Pick Next VA Health Chief

A panel of experts has formed to find a new head of health care for the Department of Veterans Affairs, a post that opened up last month when Dr. Robert Petzel resigned over the ongoing patient wait-times scandal and his named successor… Full Story


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2 Navy Helicopters Join South Korea Ferry Search

Two U.S. Navy helicopters began assisting Thursday morning in the search for survivors of a ferry that sank off the southwestern tip of South Korea a day earlier.

Almost 290 people, many of them high school students on a school… Full Story


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Army Starts Testing New Jungle Boots for Pacific

Soldiers may soon be shelving their collection of desert boots and lacing up the Army’s new, modernized jungle boots.

Uniform officials recently announced they could begin testing several commercially available jungle boot designs this summer as part of an effort… Full Story


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F-15 fighter jet loses canopy near Okinawa; no injuries reported

An Air Force F-15 fighter jet lost its canopy Tuesday morning during routine training off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, the 18th Wing at Kadena Air Base said.

The aircraft landed without incident at Kadena, and there were no… Full Story


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Rolled Sleeves to Make Return With Marines

Good news, Marines and fans of Marine biceps (ahem): Rolled sleeves are coming back.

Commandant Gen. James Amos and Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Micheal Barrett announced Tuesday via Facebook that the Corps is bringing back rolled… Full Story


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Lawmaker Says VA Obstructed Legion Quality Review

A congressional staffer will accompany members of The American Legion during a survey of Department of Veterans Affairs regional centers after a VA official blocked representatives of the veterans group from meeting with employees at the Seattle facility.

House Veterans… Full Story


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Air Force Names New Tanker ‘Pegasus’

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh announced Thursday the service will name its new KC-46A tanker refueling aircraft the “Pegasus” — after the mythological winged white horse.

The decision to name the aircraft after the iconic figure in… Full Story