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Navy forges maritime space officer designator

Diana Stancy Correll

The Navy has created a maritime space officer designator to serve within the Information Warfare Community, and is accepting applications for lateral transfers through October.

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Thumbnail: Former Staff Sgt. Nicholas J. Jones, critical skills operator, was awarded the Navy Cross by the Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. David Berger during a ceremony aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Aug

Marine Raider veteran receives second highest valor award for Iraq fight

Philip Athey

CAMP LEJEUNE, North Carolina ― A former Marine staff sergeant received the Navy Cross on Aug. 26 for his 2020 heroic actions that saved the life of one French special operator and attempted to save, then recover the bodies of two Marine Raiders while fighting ISIS in northern Iraq.

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Thumbnail: Children converge as Air Force Col. Mike Zuhlsdorf, commander of Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling and others cut the ceremonial ribbon on the new charter school Aug. 26. (Karen Jowers/Staff)

JBAB charter school opens after years of persistence by military and civilian parents

Karen Jowers

JOINT BASE ANACOSTIA–BOLLING, WASHINGTON — Army Staff Sgt. Rosemary Okotie said she became “really excited” when she found out a new charter school was opening on this base in the nation’s capital.

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Thumbnail: Army-funded research on wild squirrels and how they jump at the University of California-Berkley aims to learn how to apply their acrobactic ways to future robot systems. (UC-Berkeley)

Acrobatic squirrels may hold the key to better jumping robots in Army-funded research

Todd South

Those twitchy jumping squirrels that spring from branch to branch near homes, parks and on tree-filled college campuses could hold a key to building military robots capable of similar acrobatics.

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Thumbnail: Retired Col. Brian Baca, right, tells New Mexico National Guard soldiers and airmen the incredible story of an American flag made from scraps of material in a Japanese prisoner of war camp during World War II, Wednesday, S

US flag, sewn by soldier at POW camp, settles at Smithsonian

Ollie Reed Jr., Albuquerque Journal via the AP

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Its beginnings were humble, but proud and brave too. An American flag, assembled secretively and at risk in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp, was fashioned out of pieces of red blanket, white bedsheets and blue denim dungarees.

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Thumbnail: Afghan refugees are processed inside Hangar 5 at the Ramstein U.S. Air Base in Germany Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived at the base where he will meet with his German counterpart for

U.S. Defense, State officials will meet with rescue groups to help evacuate Americans, Afghan allies

Howard Altman

The Departments of Defense and State will meet with groups such as Digital Dunkirk, Pineapple Express, Allied Airlift 21 and others to find a way to evacuate American citizens and Afghan allies, several members of those groups told Military Times.

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Commissary customers worldwide will soon have curbside pickup

Karen Jowers

Commissary customers worldwide will have the service that allows them to order groceries online and pick them up at curbside by the end of September, officials announced.

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Thumbnail: A tattoo at U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay draws a picture of a cross on the shoulder blade of a service member on June 16, 2008. (Pvt. Carlynn Knaak/Army)

Can the military boost recruitment by allowing more tattoos?

Leo Shane III

Congress wants to know if tattoos and piercings are keeping too many potential recruits out of the military.

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Thumbnail: Lyle Hendrick, a former Army Special Forces officer, pictured in 2019 at the Special Forces Association conference. Hendrick is leading an effort to get Green Beret veterans record their stories for posterity. (Courtesy of

Former Green Beret asks SF vets to tell their stories for future generations

Davis Winkie

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Lyle Hendrick has a lot of stories to tell. The former Green Beret officer, who was stationed in Germany during the 1980s, fills rooms with his presence — thanks to his 6-foot-5-inch frame, booming voice and gregarious personality.

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