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In this Sept. 18, 2014 photo, a Japanese medal is displayed along with maps and other memorabilia related to the 307th Bombardment Group during a reunion in Santa Fe, N.M. (Susan Montoya Bryan/AP)

Records, photos of famed US WWII bombers go online

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October 01, 2014

SANTA FE, N.M. — Thousands of feet above the Pacific Ocean, the bullets were coming fast and the flak was flying. Japanese fighter planes whizzed around like bees as the American forces in their lumbering B-24 bombers tried everything to reach...

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An F-22 Raptor flies at an altitude of about 21,000 feet during the Valiant Shield exercise Sept. 19, 2014, north of Guam. Valiant Shield includes an emphasis on the Air Sea Battle concept, a set of tactics that analysts say is aimed at deterring China from destabilizing the Asia-Pacific region. (Erik Slavin/Stars and Stripes)

How an Eisenhower-era jet refuels an F-22

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October 01, 2014

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam — The F-22 Raptor may be the most technologically sophisticated fighter plane ever to serve in combat. But when it gets thirsty, it relies on a plane that has been doing its job since the Eisenhower administration....

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Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus holds an all-hands call for sailors and shipyard employees at General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton, Conn., after a tour of the Virginia-class attack submarine Pre-Commissioning Unit Illinois, Sept. 17, 2014. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Armando Gonzales)

Sailors, Marines want more predictability in deployments

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October 01, 2014

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2014 – Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has flown more than 900,000 miles and spoken with thousands of sailors and Marines since taking office more than five years ago.

The morale of the force is high, he told the Defense...

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DoD takes steps to aid absentee voters

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September 30, 2014

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2014 – As the Nov. 4 midterm election nears, Defense Department officials are taking steps to ensure absentee voting is even easier for service members, their families and overseas citizens via FVAP.gov.

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