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WWII Navy chaplain posthumously awarded Navy Cross for comforting fellow sailors in ‘shark infested waters’

Diana Stancy Correll

A Navy chaplain who helped comfort shipmates when the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed and sunk in “shark infested waters” during the last days of World War II was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross, the service announced Saturday.

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Memorial service for retired Brigadier General Chuck Yeager WW II ace and first to break sound barrier

Diana Stancy Correll

A Celebration of Life memorial service for retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Charles “Chuck” Yeager — best known for being the first to fly faster than the speed of sound — is scheduled for Friday at noon Eastern Time.

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A definitive ranking of troops’ extreme napping positions

Sarah Sicard

Sleep can be hard to come by in the service. One of the very first things you learn when you enlist is that you should take any and every napping opportunity possible, despite the location.

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Behold! Cargo socks, the gift you never knew you needed

Sarah Sicard

Do you, like me, hate carrying around a bag of any kind but need a place to store keys, money and idenfitication? Maybe you just want to bring a handful of cheddary Cheez-Its on an afternoon hike but want your hands to remain unencumbered.

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Marine awarded for saving Okinawan woman from venomous snake bite

Philip Athey

In early November Marine Sgt. John James rushed to the rescue of an elderly Okinawan woman from who was bitten by the venomous Habu Viper.

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Exclusive: How the Space Force foiled an Iranian missile attack with a critical early warning

Nathan Strout

WASHINGTON — One year ago on the night of Jan. 7, 2020, Americans were shocked to learn that Iran had launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles at U.S. and coalition forces in Iraq.

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New in 2021: Blue Angels to start flying F/A-18 Super Hornets

Diana Stancy Correll

The Blue Angels will start flying F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet fighter jets in 2021, replacing the legacy F/A-18 Hornet fighter jets that the flight demonstration team has flown for 34 years.

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Entire DC Guard, plus 500 from MD and others from VA, activated after pro-Trump protestors storm Capitol

Meghann Myers and Davis Winkie

More than 1,000 District of Columbia National Guard troops have been ordered to report to their armory after pro-Trump protestors pushed through police barricades and broke through windows to swarm the building as senators met to certify the 2020 election.

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