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U.S. Border Patrol agents conduct intake of people who've been taken into custody related to cases of illegal entry into the U.S.at the Central Processing Center in McAllen, Texas, Sunday, June 17, 2018.  U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION
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DHS requests room for up to 20,000 unaccompanied minors on military bases

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June 22, 2018

WASHINGTON — Up to 20,000 migrant children could be housed on U.S. military bases under a plan being considered by President Donald Trump’s administration, according to U.S.

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Steven Giordano speakes to sailors at Chinhae Naval Base, South Korea, Friday, April 27, 2018.  MARCUS FICHTL/STARS AND STRIPES
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Navy’s top enlisted sailor announces retirement amidst misconduct probe

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June 22, 2018

WASHINGTON – The Navy’s senior enlisted sailor on Thursday announced he would leave the service in an attempt to “avoid distraction” as the Navy inspector general probes...

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Military making headway on opioid epidemic among servicemembers, vets, officials say

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June 22, 2018

WASHINGTON — The military is seeing significantly lower levels of opioid abuse and use as it installs a series of reforms in the midst of a drug epidemic that has gripped the...

Ryan Kaono, a support agreement manager with the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, takes his service dog Romeo for a walk around his work center. Thanks to Romeo, Kaono is able to quickly transition through bouts of anxiety and night terrors. (U.S. Air Force photo by Armando Perez)

Service dog helps veteran with PTSD (Part 2)

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June 21, 2018

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) -- After battling night terrors and the pain and anxiety of post-traumatic stress disorder for decades, an Air Force veteran...

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NMCB 5 Conducts Mount-Out Exercise

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June 22, 2018

Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 completed a 48-hour Mount-Out Exercise (MOX) onboard Camp Shields in Okinawa, Japan, June 19-20.

A Marine with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit’s force reconnaissance platoon waits on the flight deck before low-light fast rope training aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard in the Pacific Ocean, June 25, 2017. The new Binocular Night Vision Goggle II being fielded by Marine Corps Systems Command will give force recon and explosive ordnance disposal Marines improved depth perception and better situational awareness on night missions. (Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. T. T. Parish)

Next-Generation Binoculars Contribute to Battlefield Survivability

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June 21, 2018

MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. -- Marines will have better situational awareness on missions in dark areas thanks to new night-vision goggles.