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Army and Air Force Run Out of Female Hot Weather Uniforms Amid Summer Heat Wave

Army ROTC Cadet Savannah Pratte, Ferris State University, descends a cargo net while training with 3rd Regiment, Advanced Camp, during Cadet Summer Training at Fort Knox, Ky., June 19, 2022. (U.S. Army photo by Kyle Crawford) Base exchange stores have mostly run out of hot weather uniforms for women due to a contract dispute that has halted production, according to the Defense Logistics…
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Soldier Killed by Lightning Served on Combat Surgery Team

Fort Gordon. Army photo FORT GORDON, Ga.— The U.S. military Thursday identified a soldier killed by a lightning strike at a Georgia base as a 41-year-old Army reservist assigned to a medical team that performs emergency surgery in combat zones. Sgt. 1st Class Michael D.
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This Week’s Top Military Photos: Air Force Cadets Learn to Fly, Heroes Awarded, One Rests Easy

Cpl. Courtland Mabe, an anti-tank missile gunner with 2ndd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion reenlists in the ocean. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ryan Ramsammy) This week in the military, after 50 years, four veterans received the Medal of Honor for heroic actions during the Vietnam War; the Department of Justice launched an investigation into “Operation Lone Star,&#8221…
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Meet the Guardsman Helping Ukrainians Blow Up Russian Tanks over the Phone

Sgt. 1st Class Chris Freymann trained roughly 200 Ukrainian soldiers on the Javelin. (Courtesy Chris Freymann) Sgt. 1st Class Chris Freymann never thought he’d have such a direct role in the fight against Russian forces invading Ukraine. But as the war raged, he became a kind of ad hoc, over-the-phone tech support for Ukrainians trying to use Javelin missiles while under fire. They…
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Combat Death Puts Spotlight on Americans Fighting in Ukraine

Eddy Etue, an American who left home for Ukraine to help in the fight against Russia, is shown in a self portrait taken on Sunday, May 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Eddy Etue) Harrison Jozefowicz quit his job as a Chicago police officer and headed overseas soon after Russia invaded…
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Two Americans, Both Former Army, Wounded by Artillery in Ukraine Combat

A Russian army tank moves through a street on the outskirts of Mariupol, Ukraine, Friday, March 11, 2022. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka) KYIV, Ukraine — Two Americans volunteering in Ukraine’s armed forces were wounded by artillery fire during combat in southeastern Ukraine on Wednesday, April 27.  U.S. Army veterans Paul Gray and Manus McCaffery were on a mission to destroy a…
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