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Thumbnail: ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ premieres May 27, 2022. Wolf Hound Inspired by KG-200, a Luftwaffe special operations unit, ‘Wolf Hound’ is set in 1944 Nazi-occupied France. During World War II, the unit shot down, repaired an

5 military movies to watch in 2022

Sarah Sicard

As the Omicron variant of COVID-19 forces us all back into HPCON Charlie, good viewing material is going to be more essential than the personnel still stuck working in-person. At this point, you’ve no doubt burned through your stockpile of binge-worthy TV shows and all 11 seasons of M*A*S*H, and will surely be looking for new and exciting movies as we enter the third year of this endless pandemic loop.

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Thumbnail: Baby Armie entered the world on Jan. 7. (Screenshot via Twitter)

Go Armie!: Green Beret-turned congressman names baby after his beloved branch

Rachel Nostrant and Sarah Sicard

Congressman and former Green Beret Col. Rep. Mike Waltz, R-Florida, and fellow Army combat veteran Julia Nesheiwat got married in September.

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Thumbnail: Then-expectant mother and Air Force Capt. Beatrice Horne helps the Air Force test out a new flight suit prototype that will accommodate pregnancy. (DoD)

Two-piece flight suit, wrap dress on the horizon for pregnant airmen

Rachel S. Cohen

2,000 one-piece maternity flight suits will begin rolling out in April

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Thumbnail: Illicit weapons seized from a stateless fishing vessel in the North Arabian Sea are arranged for inventory aboard the destroyer O’Kane’s flight deck Dec. 21, 2021. (MCSN Elisha Smith/Navy)

Weapon, illicit drug seizures in U.S. 5th Fleet skyrocketed in 2021

Diana Stancy Correll

The U.S. Navy and partner forces operating in U.S. 5th Fleet seized more than $193 million worth of illegal drugs in 2021 — racking up a higher total value than the amount confiscated in the preceding four years combined, the Navy said.

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Thumbnail: Staff Sgt. John Hampson, an instructor at the U.S. Army Mountain Warfare School, instructs French troops on casualty evacuation techniques at Arta Beach, Djibouti, Dec. 14, 2021. Less than two weeks later, he saved three f

Vermont Guard soldier saves 3 from frozen lake on Christmas Day

Davis Winkie

On Christmas Day, an NCO from the Vermont National Guard was enjoying the holidays in Maine with his extended family when a life-threatening situation played out before his eyes, according to a Vermont National Guard release and a local news report.

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Thumbnail: Veterans wait outside the Puget Sound Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Seattle March 30, 2015. (Elaine Thompson/AP)

Troops would automatically be enrolled in VA health care under House plan

Leo Shane III

House lawmakers on Thursday advanced legislation that would automatically enroll separating service members into the Veterans Affairs medical system, an effort to streamline their access to that care if they need it.

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Thumbnail: U.S. Army Spc. Cody Bernardy, assigned to the Army Reserve Cyber Operations Group (ARCOG), North Central Cyber Protection Center, 335th Signal Command (Theater), analyzes network data with an Air Force Tech Sgt. during Cyb

In change, Army to allow file downloads for Army 365 email on personal devices

Davis Winkie

After months of soldiers complaining that security features on the Army’s new email platform were preventing them from doing basic tasks, the Army’s top IT official announced a change to the Army 365 download policy in a Monday LinkedIn post.

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Thumbnail: A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon is refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker over U.S. Central Command Jan. 1, 2022. (Tech. Sgt. Christopher Ruano/Air Force)

New in 2022: A changing outlook for air warfare in US Central Command

Rachel S. Cohen

The U.S. left two decades of combat in Afghanistan with a last-minute evacuation as the Taliban returned to power in August. Cue the air war’s next phase.

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Thumbnail: An F-35C Lightning II, assigned to Marine Wing Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 314, launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (1st Lt. Charles Allen/Marine Corps)

First Marine F-35C squadron deploys on an aircraft carrier

Philip Athey

The Marine Corps achieved another first for its F-35 program in early January as an F-35C squadron deployed on an aircraft carrier for the first time.

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