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United States Agency to International Development (USAID) and Los Angeles County Search and Rescue teams depart a U.S. Air Force C-17 in Katmandu, Nepal, April 28, 2015. (Taylor Queen/USAF)

Ospreys, helicopters and 150 US troops joining quake relief efforts in Nepal

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May 02, 2015

KATHMANDU, Nepal – The U.S. is sending six tilt-rotor V-22 Osprey aircraft along with conventional helicopters and 150 military personnel to Nepal to boost earthquake relief efforts.

3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade commander Brig. Gen....

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A video screen grab shows a military sexual assault response and prevention coordinator for Fort Meade, Md., giving a lecture on April 16, 2015. (Defense Department)

DOD: Number of sex assaults reported up 11 percent; concerns about retaliation remain

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May 02, 2015

More than 6,100 sexual assaults were reported to the Department of Defense in fiscal 2014, up 11 percent from the previous year and 70 percent from fiscal 2012, according to its annual report to Congress. Officials believe the jump indicates...

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U.S. Marine Lt. Gen. John A. Toolan, commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific and U.S. exercise director for Balikatan 2015, presents remarks at the closing ceremony at Clark Air Base, Philippines, April 30. (PACAF public affairs)

Balikatan war games wrap up in Philippines

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May 02, 2015

MANILA (Tribune News Service) — The United States and the Philippines armed forces on Thursday ended this year’s Balikatan (shoulder-to-shoulder) joint military war games a highlight of which was the general-exercise scenario that focused on...

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U.S. Marines Maj. Warren Leong, left, and Maj. Joseph L. White plan relief efforts April 29 before leaving here in support of the disaster relief for Nepal. U.S. Pacific Command sent a military Joint Humanitarian Assistance Survey Team of approximately 20 individuals to Nepal April 29 in support of the U.S. Agency for International Development's Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance's Disaster Assistance Response Team. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Drew Tech/Released)

DoD Humanitarian assistance servey team arrives in Nepal

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May 01, 2015

CAMP H.M. SMITH, Hawaii – U.S. Pacific Command continues to work closely with the U.S. Embassy in Nepal and U.S. Agency for International Development colleagues to determine how USPACOM forces and assets can assist the Government of Nepal in the...

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