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Thumbnail: In this frame grab from video provided by Hudson Community Television, retired Army Lt. Col. Barnard Kemter taps the microphone after organizers turned off the audio during his speech at a Memorial Day ceremony on May 31,

Veteran will get another chance to give censored Memorial Day speech

The Associated Press

HUDSON, Ohio — A retired U.S. Army officer whose speech about freed Black slaves honoring fallen Civil War soldiers was censored by organizers of a Memorial Day ceremony will get another chance to deliver it.

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Thumbnail: In this frame grab from video provided by Hudson Community Television, retired Army Lt. Col. Barnard Kemter taps the microphone after organizers turned off the audio during his speech at a Memorial Day ceremony on May 31,

The Spouse Angle Podcast – Up this week: Staying Organized This PCS Season – and Beyond

Military Times staff

This week: With PCS season underway, a certified professional organizer and Army spouse gives her top moving tips and other life hacks for military families.

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Thumbnail: The Army is fielding a new body armor system, including the Modular Scalable Vest. The MSV and other items in the system have purpose-built design features for female body types. Soldiers here with 10th Mountain Division t

New body armor carrier, plates and female-focused designs headed to soldiers

Todd South

When Maj. Melissa Elledge was a brand-new soldier ploughing through basic training, she had to find gear shortcuts simply to accomplish basic tasks, such as firing her weapon.

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Thumbnail: Clippings from the Great Falls Tribune that are displayed on June 8, 2021, in Great Falls, Mont., were part of the Cascade County Sheriff

Forensic genealogy closes 65-year-old double homicide of Malmstrom airman and girlfriend

The Associated Press

GREAT FALLS, Mont. — DNA evidence preserved after a 1956 double homicide and the use of forensic genealogy has helped a Montana sheriff’s office close the books on the 65-year-old cold case, officials said.

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Thumbnail: Artist rendering of a B-21 Raider concept in a hangar at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., one of the future bases to host the new airframe. (Courtesy photo by Northrop Grumman)

South Dakota’s Ellsworth Air Force Base will be home to B-21 bomber

Stephen Groves, The Associated Press

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota will be the home of the next-generation nuclear bomber, the B-21 Raider, the U.S. Air Force indicated Wednesday.

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Thumbnail: USS Constitution fires its cannons as it is tugged through Boston Harbor on May 21, 2021. (MC3 Alec Kramer/Navy)

USS Constitution crew to pay respects to health care workers

The Associated Press

BOSTON — The USS Constitution and its crew are paying tribute to health care workers and first responders for their service during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Thumbnail: The Go For Broke: Japanese American Soldiers of WWII stamp. (U.S. Postal Service)

Postal Service unveils stamp honoring Japanese American WWII veterans

The Associated Press

LIHUE, Hawaii — The U.S. Postal Service has unveiled a new commemorative stamp honoring WWII veterans representing the all-Japanese American 100th Infantry Battalion and the 442 Regimental Combat Team from Kauai.

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Thumbnail: Fallen Vietnam War soldier Thomas F. Minogue was killed in action March 21, 1967, when he shielded his wounded company commander from enemy automatic fire with his own body. (Shawn Morris/Army)

New York Guard building renamed to honor soldier who died shielding commander in Vietnam

Adam Morey

The New York National Guard’s Armed Forces Reserve Center was recently renamed in honor of Thomas F. Minogue, an Army medic who died in the Vietnam War when he used his own body to shield a wounded officer from enemy fire.

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Thumbnail: Sailors call their unwashed coffee mugs "seasoned." (Photo via NavyHistory.org)

Why sailors love a filthy, unwashed coffee mug

Sarah Sicard

Athletes on a hot streak or headed to the playoffs in a given sport oftentimes opt out of shaving for fear of interrupting a routine that may throw a wrench into success. Such superstitions, however, are not limited to the participants of any particular sport.

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