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First woman is slated to graduate Green Beret training, lawmaker says

Kyle Rempfer

The first female Army Green Beret candidate will graduate from the Special Forces Qualification Course on July 9, according to Rep. Elise Stefanik, a New York congresswoman who serves on the House subcommittee overseeing special operations forces.

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Investigation of 2018 green-on-blue attack criticizes vetting of Afghan forces, praises actions of US riflemen

Kyle Rempfer

The investigation into an insider attack near Tarin Kowt Airfield, Afghanistan, on July 7, 2018, called into question the reliability of the vetting process for Afghan partner forces.

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Army leaders hold off on banning Confederate symbols, renaming installations

Kyle Rempfer

The Army announced several measures on Thursday to reduce the possibility of racial bias within its promotions and military justice systems, but banning Confederate flags and renaming posts bearing the names of Confederate military commanders will have to wait — possibly for a Pentagon-wide order.

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Army housing survey shows small bump in privatized housing satisfaction. Here’s how your base rates.

Karen Jowers

Two Army housing surveys conducted in late 2019 show mixed results for residents’ overall satisfaction — with the privatized housing score inching up, and Army owned and leased housing ticking downward.

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Air Force doesnt have enough drone pilots or sensor operators says GAO

Stephen Losey

The Air Force is facing an alarming shortage of pilots and sensor operators needed to fly its remotely piloted aircraft, the Government Accountability Office said in a report released Thursday.

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As COVID-19 spikes across US, troop diagnoses jump 20 percent in a week

Meghann Myers

The number of Defense Department-affiliated personnel diagnosed with COVID-19 this week jumped 18 percent from last week’s numbers, according to the latest data.

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Coalition denies Iraqi militia claim that it caused C-130 crash in Iraq

Stephen Losey

The coalition leading the campaign against the Islamic State is denying a militia’s claim that its attack earlier this month on Camp Taji in Iraq caused the crash of a C-130H Hercules.

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Trump wrongly diverted $2.5 billion in military construction funds for border wall

Daisy Nguyen, The Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court on Friday ruled against the Trump administration in its transfer of $2.5 billion from military construction projects to build sections of the U.S. border wall with Mexico, ruling it illegally sidestepped Congress, which gets to decide how to use the funds.

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Debate set to begin regarding troops retirement savings accounts

Leo Shane III

Lawmakers want defense officials to look into whether allowing military spouses to contribute to their service members’ Thrift Savings Plan could help improve more troops’ family finances.

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