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Marine Corps halts waterborne operations due to tank problem

Sep. 03, 2021 18:15 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Marine Corps on Friday halted waterborne operations for its new amphibious vehicle that resembles an armored seafaring tank after identifying a problem with its towing mechanism. Marine Corps spokesman Maj. Jim Stenger said the decision was made...

Slain Marine who cradled baby at Kabul airport loved her job

Aug. 28, 2021 22:45 PM EDT

A woman who cradled a baby in her arms at the airport and posted on social media that she loved her job. A young husband with a child on the way. Another man who always wanted to be in the military. A man who planned to become a sheriff’s deputy when his deployment ended. Heart-wrenching...

US confirms soldier from east Tennessee killed in bombing

Aug. 28, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A soldier from east Tennessee was one of 13 U.S. troops killed in a suicide bombing at Afghanistan’s Kabul airport this week, the Department of Defense said Saturday. Army Staff Sgt. Ryan C. Knauss, 23, of Corryton, was killed in Thursday's...

The Latest: New Zealand unable to get everyone out it wanted

Aug. 27, 2021 00:49 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand says it was not able to get everybody it wanted out of Afghanistan in time before the deadly attacks near Kabul’s airport brought its rescue mission to an end. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Friday she is not yet sure how...

More Virginia sites set to welcome Afghan immigrant influx

Aug. 25, 2021 19:08 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Ralph Northam's administration received notification Wednesday that the Department of Defense had authorized the use of Marine Corps Base Quantico to house Afghan refugees, as well as a national guard installation in central Virginia. Fort Lee,...

For US military leaders, Afghan news strikes personal chord

Aug. 21, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For senior military and Pentagon leaders, this week's news was profoundly personal. The photos and videos pouring out of Afghanistan hit a nerve, and triggered searingly vivid flashbacks to battles fought, troops lost and tears shed during their own...