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Thumbnail: In this World War II-era photograph provided by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, Army Air Forces Staff Sgt. Charles G. McMackin, of Revere, Mass., stands in front of a microphone. (Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency v

US airman shot down over Romania in WWII is accounted for

The Associated Press

BOSTON — An airman from Massachusetts who was shot down over Romania during World War II has been accounted for, the military said Wednesday.

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Thumbnail: Zach Stinson, posing for a photo, Nov. 3, 2021, is a paratriathlete who competes internationally. Stinson was wounded by an IED in Afghanistan while serving in the Marines. (Dan Gleiter/The Patriot-News via AP)

Marine vet who lost legs has new life via God, triathlons, hunting

John Luciew, PennLive.com

Two phone calls would change a veteran’s life. The first comes right after Marine Sgt. Zach Stinson arrived for his 2010 tour in Afghanistan.

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Thumbnail: Justin Billard of Brighton Township, Michigan, exhibits one of his more prized restorations, a Columbian bench vise perhaps dating back to pre-1949. Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021. (Gillis Benedict/Livingston County Daily Press & A

Iraq War veteran launches business to employ former service members

Jennifer Timar, Livingston Daily

Iraq War veteran Justin Billard is launching a Brighton Township, Michigan, business that will employ and support his fellow returned service members.

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Thumbnail: A rendered image of the Virginia Block V attack submarine. (General Dynamics)

Navy looks to get back on schedule for fielding hypersonic missiles on submarines

Megan Eckstein

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Navy hopes it can more quickly deploy hypersonic weapons on submarines by leveraging testing by the U.S. Army and onboard a Navy destroyer, as well as prioritizing funding for an underwater launch test facility, the admiral overseeing the Navy’s hypersonics work said.

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Thumbnail: Pvt. Wyatt Hicks, left, a student with School of Infantry East, performs a weighted pullup while Sgt. Brandon Ayers, right, Alpha Company platoon sergeant, monitors his performance at the Human Performance Center on Camp G

Smarter not harder: How the Marine Corps wants to improve performance

Philip Athey

ARLINGTON, Virginia ― As the Marine Corps looks “age up” its force, it is taking steps to try to improve the long-term mental, spiritual and physical well-being of Marines.

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Thumbnail: Movers load a Fort Knox family

Here’s how the selection of a single contractor to arrange PCS moves might help

Karen Jowers

The selection of a single company to arrange military moves worldwide will improve every part of the process for service members and their families, from scheduling the move to filing claims for loss and damage, said the CEO of the company that has just been awarded the $6.2 billion contract.

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Thumbnail: President Joe Biden serves dinner during a visit to soldiers at Fort Bragg to mark the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, in Fort Bragg, N.C. (Evan Vucci/AP)

Bidens serve Thanksgiving meal to service members, families at Fort Bragg

Rachael Riley, The Fayetteville Observer

FORT BRAGG — President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden landed at Fort Bragg on Monday evening, thanking service members and their families ahead of Thanksgiving.

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Thumbnail: Veteran Court organizer Tammy West offers Marine veteran Tommy Todd, 47, to select a treat after receiving his certificate of completion for the first phase of Catawba County Veterans Court, on Oct. 28, 2021, in Catawba Co

New treatment court gives N.C. veterans a second chance

Kevin Griffin

HICKORY, N.C. (AP) — Judges typically frown upon applause in their courtrooms. And the people appearing before those judges typically do not select a treat once the hearing has concluded. The Catawba County Veterans Treatment Court is unlike most courts.

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Thumbnail: Dr. Kate Rubins, a NASA astronaut, was given her oath of office by Lt. Gen. Jody Daniels at her swearing in ceremony at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Nov. 2, 2021. (Sgt. 1st Class Javier Orona/Army)

NASA astronaut joins Army Reserve

Rachel Nostrant

NASA astronaut Dr. Kate Rubins became an officer in the Army Reserve during a ceremony at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, on Nov. 2. Army Reserve Command boss Lt. Gen. Jody Daniels delivered the oath of office.

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