The Latest: Trump directs US military to aid Mozambique
BUZI, Mozambique (AP) — The Latest on Mozambique Cyclone (all times local):
United States military says President Donald Trump has directed it to support relief efforts in...
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The United States military on Friday said it had killed 26 fighters with the al-Shabab extremist group with an airstrike in central Somalia, after a pair of strikes earlier...
US military says airstrike kills 20 al-Shabab in Somalia
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The United States military says it has killed 20 fighters from the al-Shabab extremist group with an airstrike in central Somalia, a day after another airstrike in the area...
US airstrike in Somalia kills 35 al-Shabab extremists
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The United States military said Monday that its latest airstrike in Somalia killed 35 fighters with the al-Shabab extremist group not far from the Ethiopian border.
US says 4 airstrikes in Somalia kill 2 al-Shabab fighters
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The United States military says it has killed two al-Shabab extremists in four airstrikes in Somalia.
The attacks eliminated checkpoints and facilities used by al-Shabaab...
US says new airstrike in Somalia kills 8 al-Shabab fighters
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The United States military says it has killed eight al-Shabab extremists with an airstrike in southern Somalia.
A U.S. Africa Command statement says Friday's strike hit near Kobon, not far from the port city of Kismayo.
The U.S. says Kobon has been used to stage attacks against Somali forces. Its statement says no civilians were killed in the airstrike.
US says airstrike in Somalia kills 13 al-Shabab extremists
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The United States military says it has killed 13 members of the al-Shabab extremist group with an airstrike 30 miles (48 kilometers) outside Somalia's capital.
A U.S. Africa Command statement says Friday's strike occurred near Gandarshe in Lower Shabelle region. The statement says the al-Qaida-linked fighters have used Gandarshe as a staging area for bombings in the capital, Mogadishu.
US says airstrike kills 24 al-Shabab extremists in Somalia
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The United States military said Thursday it has killed 24 al-Shabab extremists with an airstrike in Somalia, one of its deadliest in months.
The airstrike was carried out on Wednesday near an extremist camp near Shebeeley in the central Hiran region north of the capital, Mogadishu, the U.S. Africa Command said in a statement.
South Dakota native enjoying time at US Military Academy
WATERTOWN, S.D. (AP) — Few can withstand the rigors of the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.
With its emphasis on academics and conduct expected of the academy's future military officers, just getting into the nation's academy is difficult enough let alone staying.
In short, it's not for the typical college-aged student.
Fortunately, Watertown's Zachariah Markel appears to be doing just fine.
US says airstrike in Somalia kills 6 al-Shabab extremists
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The United States military says it has carried out an airstrike in southern Somalia that killed six al-Shabab extremists.
The U.S. Africa Command statement on Wednesday says Tuesday's airstrike targeted an al-Shabab camp near Yaaq Braawe in the Bay region.
Two strikes on Monday near Baqdaad killed four al-Shabab members, and one on Sunday killed six al-Shabab members near Dheerow Sanle in Lower Shabelle region.
US says airstrikes in Somalia kill 4 al-Shabab extremists
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The United States military says it has carried out two airstrikes in Somalia that killed four al-Shabab extremists.
The U.S. Africa Command statement on Tuesday says Monday's airstrikes were in the vicinity of Baqdaad after the military's Somali partners "were engaged by al-Shabab militants." It does not say whether any of the partners were killed.
Another U.S. airstrike on Sunday killed six al-Shabab members near Dheerow Sanle in Lower Shabelle region.
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Marine lost at sea declared dead, was from New Hampshire
The United States military has identified a Marine lost at sea off the coast of the Philippines as a New Hampshire native.
Officials say Cpl. Jonathan Currier went missing on Aug. 9 from the USS Essex in the Mindanao Sea. He was part of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit based out of Miramar, California.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Some immigrant U.S. Army reservists and recruits who enlisted in the military with a promised path to citizenship are being abruptly discharged, the Associated Press has learned.
The AP was unable to quantify how many men and women who enlisted through the special recruitment program have been booted from the Army, but immigration attorneys say they know of more than 40 who have been discharged or whose status has become questionable, jeopardizing their futures.
US military says drone strike in Somalia kills 4 extremists
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The United States military for the second straight day is announcing a drone strike that killed al-Shabab extremists in Somalia.
The U.S. Africa Command says the strike on Wednesday killed four "terrorists" near Jamaame in Lower Juba region in the south. The statement says the U.S. assesses no civilians were killed.
The U.S. on Wednesday said a drone strike killed three al-Shabab extremists near Jilib town in Middle Juba region earlier this week.
US says drone strike in Somalia kills 3 al-Shabab extremists
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The United States military says it has carried out a drone strike against al-Shabab extremists in Somalia, killing three "terrorists."
The U.S. Africa Command statement says the airstrike occurred Monday near Jilib town in Middle Juba region. "We assess no civilians were killed in this strike."
Peter Wang, slain JROTC cadet, posthumously accepted to West Point after Parkland shooting
Peter Wang, a JROTC cadet who was killed in last week's mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida, is reportedly being admitted posthumously to the United States Military Academy at West Point.
The 15-year-old, who according to friends and family dreamed of one day attending the prestigious military academy, would have been in the class of 2025, the Sun-Sentinel reported.
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US drone strike in Somalia against al-Shabab kills ‘several’
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The United States military said Saturday it has carried out a new drone strike against the al-Shabab extremist group in Somalia, killing "several" militants.
A statement by the U.S. Africa Command said the strike was carried out Friday night in Lower Shabelle region, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) north of the capital, Mogadishu. It came a day after another strike in the Bay Region, about 100 miles west of Mogadishu.
Louisiana center gets grant to study military nutrition
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana research center will receive $6.7 million to study ways to improve the health of men and women in the United States military.
LSU's Pennington Biomedical Research Center announced Monday it has been awarded the grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to provide research and information on nutrition and metabolism.
By Terry Dean
The Cherokee County Commission recently had the pleasure of honoring two local Naval Academy candidates. Ensign Micky Shane Hall, a 2013 graduate of Cherokee County High School, recently graduated from the United States Military Academy in Anapolis, Maryland, and Race Clausen, a 2017 graduate of Sand Rock School, is preparing to enter the Naval Academy.
Lt, Col. Johnathan Frasier was born In Cedartown, Georgia. He received a Regular Army Commission from the United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point Class of 1995, and was assigned to the Aviation Branch upon graduation.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree In Mechanical Engineering from the USMA and a Master of Science Degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
ATLANTA (AP) — A former U.S. Army officer has been chosen as the 2018 Georgia Teacher of the Year.
WALB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2soS6XO ) State Superintendent Richard Woods announced John R. Tibbetts' selection on Monday. Tibbetts is an economics teacher at Worth County High School.
WASHINGTON — Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard released the names of her nominations to the U.S. Military Service Academies for classes this summer session.
Twenty-two students from across Hawaii’s Second Congressional District, including three students from Kauai, have gone through the application process and their applications are being considered for final selection by the United States Military Academy at West Point, the United States Naval Academy and the United States Air Force Academy.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The leading supplier of freeze-dried foods for the United States military is expanding its operations with a facility in Monroe County.
Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced that Oregon-based OFD Foods, LLC will build a 50,000-square-foot plant in Henrietta that will create 30 full-time jobs.
Cuomo says the company received up to $400,000 in state grant funds to build the $25 million facility.
Pentagon looking to rent space at Trump Tower
NEW YORK (AP) — The United States military is looking to rent space at Trump Tower for use when President Donald Trump returns to his longtime home in New York City.
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US military completes $11.2 million face-lift in Estonia
TAPA, Estonia (AP) — The United States military has completed investments worth $11.2 million to upgrade an Estonian NATO army base as a part of a U.S. commitment to the alliance's eastern flank, which faces increasing tensions with Russia.
Maj. Gen. John Gronski said Thursday the face-lifts at the Tapa army base symbolized the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's "strength and resolve" in the Baltics.
Veterans Day serves as a reminder of the dedication, honor and sacrifices made by United States soldiers in foreign wars. On Nov. 11, American Legion Post 629 gathered at the San Jacinto County courthouse to remind not only what qualities veterans have but also what freedoms they defend.
County Judge John Lovett began a presentation honoring veterans for their service while also providing some history and interesting facts about the United States military.
Ninety-five years ago, the congregation and friends of the First Methodist Episcopal Church of Canonsburg dedicated a massive pipe organ to the veterans who had served in World War I.In 2001, when the same church was known as First United Methodist, the organ was rededicated to veterans of all wars and branches of the service "past, present and if need be, future."The words proved to be prophetic, sadly but truly, because American service members are still serving - and dying - 15 years...
When Eric Fanning started working at the Pentagon as an aide, the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy had just begun. The 24-year-old didn’t have gay role models in the building.
A lot has changed in the United States military since then.
In May, 24 years later, Fanning was appointed secretary of the Army — becoming the first openly gay person to lead any branch of the U.S. armed forces.
He’s in town this weekend to participate in San Diego Pride...
Former U.S. Army Sgt. Ana Manciaz, left, of Los Lunas, celebrates a gold medal for track during the 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games held June 15-21 at the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. At right is former Marine Lance Cpl. Sarah Rudder. (Source: Pfc. Stefan English/U.S. Army)
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Ana Manciaz, a former Army sergeant from Los Lunas who lost the lower half of her right leg in a motorcycle crash in 2014,...