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Navy COVID-19 Teams Assisting Navajo Nation as Army North Expands Support Mission

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U.S. Public Health Service Lt. Cmdr. Jennifer Manning, right, deputy incident commander, Northern Navajo Medical Center, speaks with U.S. Navy medical providers during their hospital orientation at the Northern Navajo Medical Center, Shiprock, N.M., on Dec. 18, 2020. US Army Photo

As states across the U.S. braced for a winter resurgence in COVID-19 cases, some Navy medical personnel got mid-December deployment orders to an unusual destination: Navajo Nation.

Twenty Navy nurses and four respiratory therapists deployed to assist two hospitals in the small, rural towns of Chinle, Ariz., and Shiprock, N.M., where the coronavirus pandemic threatens to overwhelm local health

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Nearly a dozen ex-military among those arrested in connection with Capitol riot

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Retired military servicemen are turning up in alarming numbers on wanted posters and in charging documents as federal agents continue their sweep of arrests tied to the deadly riot at the Capitol last week, a trend that has experts increasingly concerned about the dangerous allure of extremist and paramilitary groups.



a group of people sitting in a chair: A protester carrying zip ties enters the Senate Chamber in the Capitol in Washington, D.C., Jan. 6, 2021.


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A protester carrying zip ties enters the Senate Chamber in the Capitol in Washington, D.C., Jan. 6, 2021.

So far at least nine of those arrested for participating in the riot have been confirmed to be former members of the U.S. military, ABC News has confirmed

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Commerce Department Imposes New Controls to Prevent US Citizens From Backing WMD, Foreign Military Intell Activities

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The Department of Commerce’s (DOC) bureau of industry and security has announced new controls to prevent U.S. individuals from supporting weapons of mass destruction programs and foreign military intelligence activities in Russia, China, Cuba, Venezuela and other terrorist-backing countries.

The new controls preclude U.S. citizens from backing foreign military intelligence actions such as offering maintenance, repair and overhaul services and negotiating the sale of products that originated from foreign entities, the department said Thursday.

The bureau is broadening the license requirements for exports to military intelligence end users in those countries and amending end-use controls to ensure that

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Military Humvee stolen from California National Guard facility; FBI offers 10G reward

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The FBI is searching for an armored military vehicle that was stolen from a National Guard facility in Southern California on Friday.

The High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, more commonly known as a Humvee, was stolen around 8:15 a.m. from the National Guard Armory in Bell, a suburb outside of Los Angeles, federal authorities said in a statement on Saturday. The vehicle is worth about $120,000.

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The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the recovery of the vehicle.

The

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The U.S. Navy’s Distributed Lethality Strategy, Explained

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The Navy’s now multi-year use of the word “Distributed” to explain its fast-evolving maritime warfare strategy is expanding and, in an interesting and significant way, building upon years of recent weapons development placing a not-so-surprising premium upon a need to massively expand its range and speed of attack weapons

“Ubiquitous and persistent sensors, advanced battle networks, and weapons of increasing range and speed have driven us to a more dispersed type of fight,” Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday writes in his new CNO NAVPLAN strategy paper. 

Arming the overall fleet with longer range weapons has indeed been

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US Military Says its Troop Removal from Somalia is Complete

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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The U.S. military says its troop withdrawal from Somalia is complete, in one of the last actions of President Donald Trump’s presidency.

Some experts have warned that the withdrawal of an estimated 700 U.S. military personnel comes at the worst possible time for Somalia, as the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremist group improves its bomb-making skills and continues to attack military and civilian targets even in the capital, Mogadishu. The withdrawal comes less than a month before Somalia is set to hold a national election.

The U.S. personnel trained and supported Somali forces, including its elite special forces,

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FBI Searches for Armored Military Vehicle in California

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The FBI announced a search Saturday for an armored military Humvee that was stolen from a National Guard facility in a Los Angeles suburb.

The Humvee, which the FBI said is worth about $120,000, was stolen Friday morning from the National Guard Armory in Bell, the agency said in a news release.

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the vehicle.

The FBI described the green camouflage vehicle as having four doors. The bumper number is 40BSBHQ6; the administrative number is WV57TO-HQ06/M1165A1; and the registration number is NZ311R. The

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U.S. Navy strategic plan calls for more activity in Arctic region

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Jan. 6 (UPI) — The United States must be more assertive in the Arctic region due to threats from China and Russia, the U.S. Navy said in a strategic plan revealed this week.

The 28-page “Blue Arctic: a Strategic Plan for the Arctic,” released on Tuesday, is a blueprint of strategic guidance stressing integration with allies.

It notes that global warming is turning the Arctic region from ice-covered, or “white,” to navigable, or “blue,” and acknowledges the increasing maritime activity of China and Russia in the region.

“Russia is investing heavily to enhance its Arctic defense and economic sectors, with

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U.S. Navy honors Thomas Conway, Waterbury’s hero priest of World War II

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The Rev. Thomas Conway, Waterbury native and heroic chaplain of the ill-fated USS Indianapolis, was awarded the Navy Cross posthumously on Friday for his selfless courage.



Memorial statue of Rev. Thomas Conway, hero of the USS Indianapolis, at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Waterbury.


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Memorial statue of Rev. Thomas Conway, hero of the USS Indianapolis, at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Waterbury.

Secretary of the Navy Kenneth Braithwaite presented the medal, the Navy’s second highest award, in the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. Local veterans and government leaders had been trying for years to obtain the honor for Conway, and Braithwaite apologized for the long delay in recognizing the

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Speaker Pelosi called military chief about ‘unhinged’ Trump’s access to nuclear launch codes

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WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told House members Friday that she called Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mark Milley to ask what was being done to prevent President Donald Trump from accessing nuclear launch codes, calling the president “unhinged.”



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The California Democrat’s move comes after calling for the vice president and Cabinet to remove Trump from office in the wake of his inciting his supporters to storm the Capitol on Wednesday in a deadly assault.

“This morning, I spoke to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley to discuss

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