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The explosion, which took place on Oct. 16, 2014 in a depot in the town of Vrbetice where 50 metric tons of ammunition was stored, claimed two victims.

The Pentagon has come under criticism for how it has distributed the vaccine, with overseas personnel voicing frustration over long wait times compared to the faster pace at U.S. installations.

The rugged communities that stretch from eastern Washington through the Idaho Panhandle into northwestern Montana include some of the country's highest concentrations of former service members. They are also highly suspicious of coronavirus vaccines.

"You do want to make sure you keep it safe," says Kelly Moore, deputy director of the Immunization Action Coalition. "You do want to make a copy of it and keep that on file, not because it's the only record, but because it's the one that you control."

While legislation requiring background checks for all gun buyers has passed the House, the odds remain long in the Senate, where Democrats hold a razor-thin majority.

George Marcincin, 38, was an Army 101st Airborne veteran who served two tours in Iraq before being killed in a road rage homicide April 12.

The intensified fighting and attacks on Saudi Arabia have come amid an international and regional diplomatic push to end the conflict in Yemen.

In a “first Colors” ceremony on Friday, the U.S. flag was raised over the site for the first time, as the former city park took on an elevated status as a “National” memorial.

San Diegans reflect on 20 years of service as America's longest war nears an end


Hundreds were pictured in the gathering in the aircraft carrier’s hangar deck and many chanted Capt. Brett Crozier’s name.

Roman Sabal first applied to become a U.S. citizen in 1995 after serving for six years as a Marine and then several more years in the Army Reserves. He was denied entry to the U.S. on Monday for his scheduled citizenship hearing.

A 92-year-old woman has been buried in Nebraska with British military honors for a secret that she held for decades: her World War II service as a codebreaker of German intelligence communications

Richard Overton, the oldest-living veteran, was born on May 11, 1906, the same year as the first wireless radio broadcast, and a year before Oklahoma became a state. He died Thursday at the age of 112.

BREAKING | Medal of Honor recipient Bennie Adkins, who was given the nation’s highest military honor for heroically fighting off enemies and saving wounded soldiers in Vietnam, died April 17 from complications caused by the coronavirus.

Thomas Patrick Payne is “one of the bravest men anywhere in the world,” the president told an audience in the East Room of the White House, which was filled with senior Pentagon officials and the soldier’s family.

Lt. Col. Patrick Schreiber, a retired Kansas Army officer, has lost his fight in federal court over his adopted daughter’s citizenship status, meaning she may have to return to her native South Korea.

Donald Stratton, a sailor severely burned while aboard the doomed USS Arizona during the Japanese surprise attack Dec. 7, 1941, died Saturday. He was 97. His passing leaves only two living survivors of the battleship, Lou Conter and Ken Potts.

Years after they fought in Afghanistan, US troops watch as their children deploy to the same war

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