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North Carolina Marines identified as those slain in Iraq

Mar. 10, 2020 11:16 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Defense identified two service members killed in Iraq on Sunday as members of a Marine special forces unit based in North Carolina. A Defense Department news release issued Tuesday said the Marines died while assisting Iraqi security forces in the north-central...

FILE - In this Saturday, July 27, 2019, file photo, sailors stand during a commissioning ceremony for the U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer USS Paul Ignatius, at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The U.S. Navy is releasing a strategy that describes plans to overhaul its approach to education because the nation no longer has a massive economic and technological edge over potential adversaries. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Navy is overhauling education system as US advantages erode

Mar. 2, 2020 2:54 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The U.S. Navy is overhauling its approach to education because the nation no longer has a massive economic and technological edge over potential adversaries, according to a strategy released Monday. The Education for Seapower Strategy 2020, provided to The Associated Press ahead of...

FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2019 file photo, Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger testifies during a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee in Washington, on Capitol Hill. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Marine general orders removal of Confederate items at bases

Feb. 28, 2020 3:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — All Confederate flags, bumper stickers and similar items must be removed from Marine Corps bases, according to a new directive from the commandant. Marine Gen. David Berger has told his commanders to begin implementing the order or develop plans to do so by Saturday. The order was...

FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2019, file photo members of the military attend a ceremony at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Suicides in the active-duty Air Force surged last year to the highest total in at least three decades, even as the other military services saw their numbers stabilize or decline, according to officials and unpublished preliminary data. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Air Force suicides surged last year to highest in 3 decades

Feb. 8, 2020 12:33 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Suicides in the active-duty Air Force surged last year to the highest total in at least three decades, even as the other military services saw their numbers stabilize or decline, according to officials and unpublished preliminary data. The reasons for the Air Force increase are not fully...