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A screenshot from a video of an Air National Guard master sergeant using a dinosaur hand puppet while reciting the oath of re-enlistment.  SCREENSHOT FROM FACEBOOK
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Colonel who led dinosaur-puppet oath demoted, forced to retire

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April 19, 2018
A Tennessee Air National Guard colonel has been demoted and forced to retire for leading a re-enlistment ceremony during which a senior noncommissioned officer recited her oat
A U.S. Marine with 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, Kilo Company poses with a drone during Urban Advanced Naval Technology Exercise 2018 at Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 20, 2018. The Defense Department has highlighted its need to be more agile in technology development, to keep pace with rapidly evolving adversaries. (Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Laiqa Hitt)

DoD Must Be More Agile in Technology Development, Official Says

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April 19, 2018

WASHINGTON -- The Defense Department must embrace a more agile approach to technology development to keep pace with rapidly evolving adversaries, the undersecretary of defense...

A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense -- also known as THAAD -- interceptor is launched from the Pacific Spaceport Complex Alaska in Kodiak, Alaska, during Flight Experiment THAAD (FET)-01, July 30, 2017. During the test, the THAAD weapon system successfully intercepted an air-launched, medium-range ballistic missile target. (Missile Defense Agency photo by Leah Garton)

Increasing Global Threats Call for Capabilities to Deter, Defend, Officials Say

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April 19, 2018

WASHINGTON -- In today’s increasingly complex and threatening environment, the Defense Department must sustain the capabilities needed to deter and defend against attacks on...

The hospital at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, has relaxed its same-day appointment policy for civilians, who can now schedule appointments up to 72 hours out.  TYLER HLAVAC/STARS AND STRIPES
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Yokosuka hospital makes changes to unpopular appointment policy

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April 17, 2018

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan – Naval Hospital Yokosuka has updated an unpopular policy that made it hard for civilians to get medical appointments.

DoD’s Underfunded Maintenance Backlog Exceeds $116 Billion, Official Says

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April 19, 2018

WASHINGTON -- The requested $10.5 billion in military construction and family housing programs in the president’s fiscal year 2019 budget request makes significant progress to...

South Carolina Army National Guard soldiers work to remove dirt and debris from the driveways for residents of Talante, Puerto Rico, Oct. 8, 2017. The homes had been blocked in and surrounded by debris since Hurricane Maria hit the island. National Guard photo by Army Capt. Tammy Muckenfuss

Bureau Chief details National Guard’s contributions in Senate hearing

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April 18, 2018
WASHINGTON -- In support of the National Defense Strategy