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Coast Guard vessel recovery in early stages

Officials say as many as 500 ships could litter local waters in the wake of hurricanes Irma and Maria, ranging from small personal sailboats to a ferry to a large yacht sunk on top of another vessel.
8 hours 3 min ago

Ghosts, ghouls and Green Berets descend on 3rd Group's annual Harvest Festival

The 3rd Special Forces Group's annual Harvest Festival had a little bit of everything, designed for both young families and adults. From trunk or treating to a hay ride to games and a flowing beer tap, the event was meant to be one big family reunion of sorts for the soldiers and their families.
8 hours 18 min ago

Nonprofit group pushes for diversity through special operations mentorship

Lyla Kohistany spent seven years as a Navy officer, but when she looks at today's U.S. military, she doesn't see herself. That's because, as the nation and the military as a whole grows more diverse, she said the upper levels of the U.S. military are lagging behind.
8 hours 38 min ago

Rep. Martha McSally raises more money than her 5 Democratic opponents combined

In what is expected to be one of the hottest political races next year, Republican Congresswoman Martha McSally continues her unbroken streak of raking in more cash than her would-be Democratic rivals.
8 hours 47 min ago

Family, veterans remember sergeant slain in Niger; No mention of controversy

On Friday, a public viewing was held at Christ The Rock Church in Cooper City, where a funeral with military honors will be held for the slain soldier at 11 a.m. Saturday.
8 hours 52 min ago

As Frederica Wilson soldier flap escalates, Fla. governor orders flags at half staff

Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced Friday that flags would be lowered to half staff on Saturday to honor Army Sgt. La David T. Johnson, the 25-year-old father of two, lost his life on Oct. 4, along with three other American soldiers, when they were attacked in an ambush in Niger in West Africa.
8 hours 55 min ago