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On-base activities

A calendar of events on U.S. facilities in the Pacific.
7 hours 2 min ago

Pencils, paper, backpacks, oh my! Stars go back to school

Fresh pencils and the perfect lunchbox, new clothes and the hottest notebooks. In the wind down of summer as we head into fall, a variety of celebrities time-tripped back to childhood, sharing favorite moments preparing for the first day of school.
7 hours 25 min ago

Russia boosts air campaign to help recapture key Syrian city

Russia has boosted its air campaign in Syria to help President Bashar Assad's forces drive Islamic State militants from Deir el-Zour, the largest city in which they still have a major presence.
7 hours 54 min ago

Nigeria's Buhari vows to intensify war on militants

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari vowed to step up the fight against the Islamist militants and proponents of secession in his first speech after returning from three months of sick leave in London.
8 hours 9 min ago

USS Bush returns home after battling ISIS

The USS George H.W. Bush is set to arrive at Norfolk, Va., on Monday, finishing a seven-month deployment during which it launched airstrikes against the Islamic State group from the Persian Gulf and Mediterranean.
8 hours 24 min ago

Looking past Afghanistan, NATO sees an urban battlefield

The U.S.-led NATO alliance says it isn’t adequately prepared for urban combat and is asking defense contractors for help in reshaping its fighting forces.
9 hours 43 min ago