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F-22s taxi down the runway as they prepare to depart Langley Air Force Base, Va., Tuesday morning, Sept. 11, 2018, as Hurricane Florence approaches the Eastern Seaboard. Officials from Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Hampton said the base's F-22 Raptors and T-38 Talon training jets, as a precaution, were headed for Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base in central Ohio. (Jonathon Gruenke/The Daily Press via AP)
September 12, 2018 - 1:24 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Navy is moving people and ships ahead of Hurricane Florence , and the Air Force and Army are flying advanced aircraft elsewhere as a safeguard. Some remaining Marines, meanwhile, are digging in their heels. Florence is headed for a region with some of the most well-known...
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Nick Hobbs, of Marine Warehouse Center, removes a customer's boat from the water in advance of Hurricane Florence in Wrightsville Beach, N.C., Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. Florence exploded into a potentially catastrophic hurricane Monday as it closed in on North and South Carolina, carrying winds up to 140 mph (220 kph) and water that could wreak havoc over a wide stretch of the eastern United States later this week. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
September 11, 2018 - 7:03 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Florence (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Airlines are beginning to cancel flights ahead of Hurricane Florence making landfall later this week. And Charleston International Airport in South Carolina is tweeting that it expects runways to close by midnight...
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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2016, file photo, Army drill sergeants stand over recruits during a live-fire marksmanship training course at Fort Jackson, S.C. Under the gun to increase the size of the force, the Army is pouring an extra $200 million into bonuses this year to attract and retain soldiers, and has approved more drug use and conduct waivers for recruits in order to build the ranks. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
August 01, 2018 - 3:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Under the gun to increase the size of the force, the Army is issuing more waivers for past drug use or bad conduct by recruits, and pouring an extra $200 million into bonuses this year to attract and retain soldiers. According to data obtained by The Associated Press, nearly one-...
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Pearl Harbor survivor Ray Emory, center, arrives a surprise ceremony honoring him, Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in Honolulu. Emory, who served aboard the USS Honolulu during the 1941 attack, is moving back the the mainland and wanted to visit the site where his former ship was moored one last time. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
June 20, 2018 - 10:45 pm
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — Ray Emory survived the early morning attack on Pearl Harbor that killed nearly 2,400 servicemen in shower of bombs and explosions nearly 80 years ago. The 97-year-old never forgot those who died that day, spending the past few decades doggedly pushing for the remains of...
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Pearl Harbor survivor Ray Emory, center, salutes sailors who stood in an honor cordon, Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in Honolulu. Emory, who served aboard the USS Honolulu during the 1941 attack, is moving back the the mainland and wanted to visit the site where his former ship was moored one last time. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
June 19, 2018 - 8:08 pm
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — Nearly eight decades ago, Ray Emory, then a young sailor, watched in disbelief as Japanese torpedoes tore into American ships in Pearl Harbor. Emory survived the devastating attack but didn't forget his fellow sailors and Marines who died and were buried there without...
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U.S. Marine Corps soldiers stand beneath the U.S. flag during a Memorial Day commemoration at the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in Belleau, France, Sunday, May 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
May 27, 2018 - 12:07 pm
BELLEAU, France (AP) — High-ranking military officials from the United States, France and Germany took part in Memorial Day ceremonies at an American cemetery in France on Sunday to mark the centennial of the battle of Belleau Wood, a turning point in World War I and a key moment in U.S. Marine...
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May 02, 2018 - 5:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than a year after a nude-photo-sharing scandal rocked the Marine Corps, the service has investigated about 130 individuals for online misconduct, ranging from sexual harassment and bullying to revenge porn. Nearly 60 faced some type of punishment. Marine Commandant Gen...
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This Feb. 7, 2018, photo, shows Leandra Mulla at her home in Tabor City, N.C. As a high school freshman in 2014, Mulla told Army investigators her ex-boyfriend dragged her to a secluded area of their base in Germany and sexually assaulted her. Four years later, she still wonders what came of her report. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
March 13, 2018 - 11:41 am
JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A decade after the Pentagon began confronting rape in the ranks, the U.S. military frequently fails to protect or provide justice to the children of service members when they are sexually assaulted by other children on base, an Associated Press investigation has found...
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February 28, 2018 - 5:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Marine Corps suspended a top adviser accused of creating a "hostile work environment," officials said Wednesday. Gen. Robert Neller, the commandant of the Marine Corps, said in a written statement that he took action against Brig. Gen. Norman L. Cooling pending the...
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In this Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 photo, U.S. Marines build a military site during a sandstorm in western Anbar, Iraq. The US-led coalition's newest outpost in the fight against the Islamic State group is in this dusty corner of western Iraq near the border with Syria where several hundred American Marines operate close to the battlefront, a key factor in the recent series of swift victories against the extremists. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
November 09, 2017 - 1:01 pm
QAIM, Iraq (AP) — The US-led coalition's newest outpost in the fight against the Islamic State group is in a dusty corner of western Iraq near the border with Syria. Here, several hundred American Marines operate close to the battlefront, a key factor in the recent series of swift victories against...
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