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22 min ago | Army Times

Family: Naval reservist killed in Afghan suicide bombing

Relatives of a U.S. Naval reservist from Ohio say he was among the three troops killed when a suicide car bomber struck in Afghanistan. Family members of 39-year-old Stephen Byus tell The Columbus Dispatch that he was killed Tuesday in Kabul when a Taliban attacker set off a car bomb next to an international military convoy.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, US Military, Reynoldsburg, OH

4 hrs ago | U.S. Department of Defense

Somalia Airstrike Targeted al-Shabab Leader, Camp, Official Says

Manned and unmanned aircraft operated by U.S. special operations forces participated in an airstrike yesterday in Somalia that destroyed an al-Shabab encampment and a vehicle located at that camp, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said today.

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Related Topix: Somalia, World News, Africa, US Military, Terrorism

Tue Sep 16, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

Navy Reservist killed in Afghanistan was from Reynoldsburg

A Reynoldsburg man who was on his third military tour of combat duty was among three coalition troops killed when a suicide car bomber struck in Afghanistan on Tuesday. Byus died the day after his 12th wedding anniversary with wife, Valerie.

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Related Topix: Reynoldsburg, OH, World News, Asia, Afghanistan, US Military, Wellston, OH

Marine News

Austal Delivers Fourth JHSV to the US Navy

The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of USNS Fall River from Austal USA yesterday, a week shy of six months from the date they took delivery of JHSV 3. This is the fourth Joint High Speed Vessel delivered to date for the JHSV Program which totals 10 ships at over $1.6 billion. Regarding the delivery, Austal USA President Craig Perciavalle said, "Delivery of this ship to the Navy is the culmination of many hours of hard work and dedication by Austal USA's incredible shipbuilding professionals, as well as our teammates from General Dynamics AIS and the Navy.

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Related Topix: US Military, Washington Navy Yard, Bayou La Batre, AL, Recreational Vehicle, Security

San Jose Mercury News

The Wire: Mass migrant drowning; anti-ISIS coalition forming;...

In a picture released by the Italian Navy on Sunday, a woman and her baby board the "Sirio" military boat during a rescue operation of immigrants off the coast of Sicily. More than 2.000 migrants were rescued by Navy ships and patrol boats in the past three days as part of an operation called Mare Nostrum.

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Related Topix: US Politics, John Kerry, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Military, Boat Disaster, World News, Libya, Iraq, Middle East, Terrorism

Washington Times

One year after Navy Yard shooting, Obama continues call for gun control

A year after 12 people were shot and killed at the Washington Navy Yard, President Obama said Tuesday the U.S. must pursue "common-sense reforms" to firearms laws and indicated he's not ready to admit defeat in his fight for gun control. "One year ago, 12 Americans went to work to protect and strengthen the country they loved.

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Related Topix: US Military, Washington Navy Yard, Newtown, CT

The Washington Post

Hundreds will gather to mark the one-year anniversary of the Navy Yard shooting

More than 2,000 people, including top Navy officials and families still in mourning, will gather Tuesday morning at the Washington Navy Yard to mark the one-year anniversary of the shooting rampage that killed 12 people inside Building 197. During the ceremony, the name of each person who died Sept.

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Related Topix: US Military, Washington Navy Yard, Buzzard Point (Washington, DC), Washington, DC

Local TV Station KTVZ

On this day: September 16

Eight other people were also injured in the attack. Alexis is seen here during the incident in closed-circuit TV footage.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Air Force Times

U.S. airstrikes target Islamic State in Iraq

An F/A-18C Hornet launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush on Sept. 10. Specialist 3rd Class Joshua Card/Released) The United States launched an airstrike near Baghdad on Monday in what defense officials say is the start of an expanded action against Islamic State extremists in Iraq.

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Related Topix: US Military, Iraq, World News

Ars Technica

Court blasts US Navy for scanning civilians' computers for child porn

A federal appeals court said the US Navy's scanning of the public's computers for images of child pornography constituted "a profound lack of regard for the important limitations on the role of the military in our civilian society." The Naval Criminal Investigative Service practice led the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals to suppress evidence in the form of images of child pornography that an NCIS agent in Georgia found on a Washington state civilian's computer.

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Related Topix: US Military, US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

KXXV-TV Waco

Fort Worth naval reserve unit decommissioned

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports the 9th Naval Construction Regiment, which provided construction support, was decommissioned during a ceremony Sunday at the Naval Air Station Fort Worth. Leaders say the decommissioning is part of the U.S. military's reduction of forces as wars wind down in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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This is The West Country

Navy task group begins amphibious landings

HUNDREDS of Royal Marines and sailors from the South West have arrived in the Mediterranean by a task force Royal Navy warships for a major amphibious exercise. More than 600 Royal Marines and 1,500 sailors, soldiers and airman have arrived in the Adriatic Sea off Albanian for the first stage of the annual workout of the Response Force Task Group's annual Cougar deployment.

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This is The West Country

Royal Navy warship and Star Spangled Spectacular

The crew of a Plymouth warship have formed up and spelled out a special message for their American colleagues as they arrived into Baltimore. Royal Navy frigate, HMS Argyll, will shortly come alongside in the US city just as the Star Spangled Spectacular - a commemorative event marking the 200th anniversary of the US National Anthem - gets underway.

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Related Topix: US Military, Europe, World News, United Kingdom

WMC-TV Memphis

A Scottish 'Yes' also means exit from EU, NATO

If Scottish voters this week say Yes to independence, not only will they tear up the map of Great Britain, they'll shake the twin pillars of Western Europe's postwar prosperity and security - the European Union and the U.S.-led NATO defense alliance. In breaking away from the rest of the United Kingdom, Scotland would automatically find itself outside both the EU and NATO, and have to reapply to join both, officials from those Brussels-based organizations have stressed.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), US Military

Sun Sep 14, 2014

NBC Dallas

Navy Pilot Killed in Crash ID'd

Lt. Nathan Poloski, 26, is presumed dead after an extensive search of the Western Pacific Ocean, according to the U.S. Navy. Poloski is a native of Lake Arrowhead in San Bernardino County.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, US News, Boat Disaster, Lake Arrowhead, CA, San Bernardino County, CA

The Bennington Banner

Navy identifies pilot presumed dead after crash

He was the subject of a 36-hour search in the waters off the U.S. territory of Wake Island after two F/A-18C Hornets collided in midair Friday. The other pilot safely ejected, was rescued from the ocean by helicopter and was treated and released from medical facilities aboard the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Military Prisons, Naval Air Station Lemoore, Prison

The Washington Post

Officer who shot Navy Yard gunman says it 'needed to be done'

At 9:15 a.m., the near-hour-long search through 600,000 square feet of office space narrowed to a single corridor, six rows of cubicles and a smattering of offices of Building 197. Aaron Alexis was hiding amid the cluttered desks and six-foot partitions.

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Related Topix: US Military, Washington Navy Yard, The Washington Post Company, Prison

Christian Science Monitor

Scottish vote: Sign of Britain's waning influence?

On the southern flank of England, buffeted by the fierce winds of the English Channel, Portsmouth has been a hub of the British Navy - and British power - since the reign of Henry VIII 500 years ago. Without Portsmouth, Britain's empire could not have become the largest in the world.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Hampshire County, England, US Military

Navy Times

Navy overhauls spot promotions

Capt. Michael Wettlaufer, above, CO of the carrier John C. Stennis, promotes sailors to first class petty officer via the command advancement program on Sept. 3. New PO3 Purnell Richardson, left, is greeted by Capt.

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KAUZ

N. Korea sentences US man to 6 years of hard labor

With the deadly ambush on a state police barracks in the Pocono Mountains, law enforcement in eastern Pennsylvania went on high alert and officers from throughout the region, including New York and New Jersey,... With the deadly ambush on a state police barracks in the Pocono Mountains, law enforcement in eastern Pennsylvania went on high alert and officers from throughout the region, including New York and New Jersey, joined in a... A woman has criticized police in the Utah County city of Saratoga Springs over the fatal shooting of her 22-year-old son, saying she believes the outcome would have been different had he not been black.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, US Military, North Korea, World News, Asia,

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