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Marine vet wounded by IED on Thanksgiving Day devotes holiday season to giving thanks to fellow troops

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Martinez was on his second deployment when he stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED) in the Helmand Province in Afghanistan on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26, 2010, causing the amputations of both of his legs. Af...

Bidens greet troops at US Coast Guard Station Brant Point on Thanksgiving Day

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President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden stopped by the US Coast Guard Station Brant Point Thursday, meeting with US troops stationed there as well as troops around the world virtually as they expressed their g...

See the pictures: US troops far from home celebrate Thanksgiving across the world

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"You know, as we gather together again, our table and our hearts are full of grace and gratitude for all those we love," the president said in a video message with first lady Jill Biden. "And as Commander-in-Chief, I...

Biden thanks immigrants and frontline workers, remembers troops in Thanksgiving day proclamation

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The president issued the proclamation on Wednesday, amid the biggest cost increase for Thanksgiving dinners the country has seen in over three decades. Biden wrote that Thanksgiving gives Americans "a time to reflect...

US troops around the globe will get Thanksgiving meal despite supply chain obstacles

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Almost 60,000 pounds of roasted turkeys, over 38,000 pounds of sweet potatoes and over 68,000 pies and cakes were shipped around the world by the Department of Defense's Logistics Agency to make sure American servic...

Myanmar troops arrest 18 medics for treating members of anti-junta groups

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Myanmar's military has arrested 18 medics for providing treatment to patients who were members of "terrorist organizations," a state-run newspaper said Wednesday, referring to outlawed anti-junta groups. Troops made ...

Josh Hawley: Milley, Austin need to prepare US troops for real wars, not culture wars

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Hawley suggested the incident exemplified misplaced priorities in the U.S. military under the Biden administration – and worried that China might draw some conclusions about U.S. war readiness. CHINA MOCKS ‘POWERLESS...

Thousands of Air Force troops set to reject vaccine mandate

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Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin on Aug. 25 directed all military branches to ensure service members receive the vaccine as numbers surged over the summer. Active duty members have until Nov. 2 to have started at le...

A statue honoring the US Colored Troops was unveiled across the street from a Confederate monument in Tennessee

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When numerous cities across America fought to remove Confederate monuments, a city in Tennessee chose to refocus attention on the contributions of Black people in the Civil War. After years of planning, the city of...

Drone attack targets US troops at US base in Syria, initial assessment suggests no US injuries

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A drone attack targeted US troops at the US base at At-Tanf in Syria, close to the border with Jordan, on Wednesday, according to a US defense official. The initial assessment is that there were no injuries as a res...

NYC man who wanted to join Taliban and kill US troops convicted in federal court, prosecutors say

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Delowar Mohammed Hossain, 36, was found guilty Friday in Manhattan federal court of attempting to provide material support to the terror group.  He was arrested on July 26, 2019, at John F. Kennedy International Airp...

Psaki claims military advisers were ‘split’ on troops in Afghanistan, despite Milley testimony

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Psaki, during the White House press briefing, fielded questions from reporters after Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley and head of U.S. Central Command Gen. Kenneth McKenzie testified before the ...

Massachusetts activates up to 250 National Guard troops to drive school vans

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Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday activated up to 250 National Guard troops to help with school transportation at the start of the academic year, according to a statement from his office. On Tuesday, 90 of...

Gary Cooper found solace in the outdoors, meeting American troops, daughter says: ‘It meant the world to him’

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The Oscar winner, who started his Hollywood career in 1925 doing stunt riding for Westerns, passed away in 1961 just six days after turning 60. In his lifetime, the actor who appeared in over 100 films, was idolized ...

Internet shut down and Indian troops deployed after death of Kashmir separatist leader

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Indian Kashmir veteran separatist politician Syed Ali Shah Geelani died on Wednesday night in Srinagar, prompting authorities to deploy troops around the city and shut down the internet as a precautionary measure. He...

US troops who fought in Afghanistan can hold ‘head up high,’ letter from top military officials says

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The letter was signed by Army Gen. Mark Milley, its chairman, and U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Ramón Colón-López. The note addressed the current challenges the military faces after the troop withdrawal from the c...

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