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Thumbnail: An aerial view of the Pentagon on May 11, 2021. (DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Brittany A. Chase)

Remember 5G? Pentagon backs 6G hub tied to Army Research Lab

Colin Demarest

WASHINGTON — As telecom companies struggle to complete the transition to the fifth-generation, or 5G, mobile standard, the Pentagon is backing an effort focused on 6G research and technologies amid a military-wide push to modernize communications and connectivity.

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US spy agency sends another satellite to space in show of rapid launch capability

Irene Loewenson

WASHINGTON — The U.S. National Reconnaissance Office on Thursday launched its NROL-199 mission — the second of its kind in less than a month’s time.

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Thumbnail: A sign advertises for help at The Goldenrod restaurant and candy shop in York Beach, Maine, on June 1. (Robert F. Bukaty/AP)

Veterans unemployment under 3% for the fifth consecutive month

Leo Shane III

The veterans unemployment rate settled at 2.7% for the third consecutive month in July, extending positive news about the veterans job market to its best streak in 22 years, according to the federal researchers.

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Commissary home delivery test a hit with customers, officials say

Karen Jowers

If the commissary agency’s doorstep delivery pilot program continues with the success it’s had so far, “we’re going to go globally as fast as the law and contracting rules allow,” said the director of the agency.

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Thumbnail: Maj. Kristen Wolfe, F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team commander with the 388th Fighter Wing, flies over the crowd during the Warriors Over the Wasatch Air and Space Show at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, June 25, 2022. (Se

Here’s what we know about F-35 ejection seat woes so far

Rachel S. Cohen and Stephen Losey

U.S. military officials say their F-35 Joint Strike Fighters are returning to flight after a scare from potentially defective ejection seats across the fleet, but won’t answer whether they’ve found the problem on any planes.

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Thumbnail: A U.S. defense contractor and his wife who federal authorities say lived for decades under the identities of two dead Texas children have been charged with identity theft and conspiring against the government. (Marilyn Nie

Coast Guard veteran, wife charged with stealing IDs of dead kids

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, The Associated Press and Brian Melley, The Associated Press

HONOLULU — A U.S. defense contractor and his wife who lived for decades under the identities of two dead Texas children have been charged with identity theft and conspiring against the government, according to federal court records unsealed in Honolulu.

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Plans for $300 billion VA budget on track after senators back big spending boost

Leo Shane III

Plans for a $300-billion budget for the Department of Veterans Affairs in fiscal 2023 appear likely to become law after Senate appropriators backed that target in their latest spending proposal.

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Thumbnail: Matthew Gallagher, son of Gunnery Sgt. Scott Gallagher, passed away in May, but always dreamed of becoming a pilot and astronaut. (Scott Gallagher and family)

Marine wants to fulfill late son’s dream with a trip to the moon

Jonathan Lehrfeld

A Marine Corps family will soon be sending the remains of their late son to the moon with help from a commercial space flight company that doubles as a memorial service business.

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Thumbnail: Purple Hearts stars Nicholas Galitzine as Luke and Sofia Carson as Cassie. (Mark Fellman/Netflix)

Netflix’s ‘Purple Hearts’ is a love story with a wounded premise

Sarah Sicard

WARNING: This review contains spoilers for Netflix’s “Purple Hearts.” It’s a love story as old as time.

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