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Shelter Dog a Naval Aviator's Port in the Storm

Damian and Bella

Pets for Patriots

Damian had a long Naval career as an aviator and flight instructor. After years of constant change, he embraced post-military life and shared his newly permanent roots with a friend: a shelter dog named Bella. Although mobility is a job requirement of anyone in the military, relocating is still a complex event and can take its toll. The effects... more

US Evacuates Embassy in Libya with F-16 Support

US and Libyan flags | Jul 27, 2014

WASHINGTON -- More than 100 U.S. State Department staff members including the Marine guards were evacuated safely Saturday from the U.S. Embassy in Libya by convoy to Tunisia as Air Force F-16 fighters flew cover overhead. Embassy personnel reportedly destroyed classified documents or carried them away before joining the column of vehicles on t... more

Marines Investigate Corporal Who Vanished in Iraq


Associated Press | Jul 25, 2014

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. -- Marine Corps officers have launched a formal investigation into whether a Lebanese-American Marine deserted his unit in Iraq or months later after returning to the United States, a military spokesman said Thursday. Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun was being investigated for alleged desertion, destruction of government property and... more

Hamas Tunnel Threat At Center of War With Israel

FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013 file photo, Israeli soldiers enter a tunnel discovered near the Israel Gaza border (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov, File)

Associated Press | Jul 25, 2014

JERUSALEM — A network of tunnels Palestinian militants have dug from Gaza to Israel — dubbed "lower Gaza" by the Israeli military — is taking center stage in the latest war between Hamas and Israel. Gaza's Hamas rulers view them as a military game changer in its conflict with Israel. The Israeli military says the tunnels pose a serious threat ... more

RIMPAC Tour Provides Glimpse Aboard Chinese Ship

 | Jul 25, 2014

ABOARD THE PEACE ARK AT SEA --The "soft power" side of China's participation in Rim of the Pacific war games was on display Wednesday on its hospital ship about 46 miles north of Oahu. The People's Liberation Army Navy invited media to tour the 584-foot Peace Ark, which is painted white and has large red crosses like the U.S. Navy's two larger ... more

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