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FILE - In this Dec. 21. 2017, file photo, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis talks to U.S. Marine Corps troops at a rifle range at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. For only the second time since 9/11, America’s defense secretary didn’t visit U.S. troops in a war zone during December, breaking a longstanding tradition of personally and publicly thanking service members in combat who are separated from their families during the holiday season. (AP Photo/Robert Burns, File)
December 29, 2017 - 10:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — For only the second time since 9/11, America's defense secretary didn't visit U.S. troops in a war zone during December, breaking a long-standing tradition of personally and publicly thanking service members in combat who are separated from their families during the holiday season...
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FILE - In this Dec. 24, 2014, file photo, NORAD and USNORTHCOM Chief of Staff Maj. Gen. Charles D. Luckey joins other volunteers taking phone calls from children around the world asking where Santa is and when he will deliver presents to their homes, inside a phone-in center during the annual NORAD Tracks Santa Operation, at the North American Aerospace Defense Command, at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. Hundreds of volunteers are on the phones at the base, answering questions from eager kids who want to know where Santa is on his Christmas Eve travels. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
December 24, 2017 - 1:26 pm
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AP) — Hundreds of volunteers at an Air Force base in Colorado were answering questions on Sunday from eager children who wanted to know where Santa was on his Christmas Eve travels. NORAD Tracks Santa got underway early Sunday morning at Peterson Air Force Base in...
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The contrail from a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is seen in the sky Friday, Dec. 22 2017, in Apple Valley, Calif. The launch was more than 200 miles from Apple Valley yet was still brilliantly visible. The Falcon 9 booster lifted off from coastal Vandenberg Air Force Base, carrying the latest batch of satellites for Iridium Communications. (James Quigg/The Daily Press via AP)
December 23, 2017 - 4:48 pm
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A reused SpaceX rocket carried 10 satellites into orbit from California on Friday, leaving behind a trail of mystery and wonder as it soared into space. The Falcon 9 booster lifted off from coastal Vandenberg Air Force Base, carrying the latest batch of...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, foreground, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, attend a meeting while visiting the Military Academy of Strategic Rocket Troops of the Peter the Great in Balashikha, outside Moscow, Russia, Friday, Dec. 22, 2017. Russian President Vladimir Putin is accusing the U.S. of violating a landmark Cold War-era arms nuclear pact. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
December 22, 2017 - 10:54 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday accused the U.S. of violating a landmark Cold War-era nuclear arms pact and harboring aggressive intentions, and pledged to fend off any potential threats at a fraction of the U.S. cost. Putin, speaking during a meeting with the top military...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence poses for photos with troops at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. (Mandel Ngan/Pool via AP)
December 22, 2017 - 5:26 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence swooped into Afghanistan on Thursday for a secret meeting with Afghan leaders and a visit with U.S. troops, pointing to progress four months after President Donald Trump announced a new strategy to end a stalemate in America's longest war. Pence's...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks with troops serving at RAF Akrotiri, one of two military bases Britain maintains on the east Mediterranean island of Cyprus on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. May stopped off at RAF Akrotiri to deliver good wishes to service personnel for the upcoming holidays on her way back to the UK after a visit to Poland. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias, Pool)
December 22, 2017 - 2:50 am
AKROTIRI, Cyprus (AP) — Britain's prime minister has praised military personnel at a U.K. air base on Cyprus for helping to beat back the Islamic State group with more than 1,600 air strikes in Iraq and Syria. Theresa May told troops Friday that RAF Akrotiri is at the epicenter of the fight against...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence shakes hands with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani upon arrival at the President Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. (Mandel Ngan/Pool via AP)
December 21, 2017 - 9:28 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's trip to Afghanistan (all times local): 2:50 a.m. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence says "real progress" is being made on the ground in Afghanistan. Pence is visiting the war-torn nation to meet with its leaders and rally U.S...
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FILE - In this June 7, 2014, file photo, the entrance to Camp 5 and Camp 6 at the U.S. military's Guantanamo Bay detention center, at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis made an unannounced visit to the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to offer holiday greetings to troops Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. He is the first Pentagon chief to visit the base in almost 16 years.(AP Photo/Ben Fox, File)
December 21, 2017 - 12:40 pm
GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (AP) — On a rare visit to the home of the U.S. military's prison for terror suspects, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis offered a pep talk Thursday to American troops — and urged them to always be ready for war. "I need you to be at the top of your game," he told an assembly of...
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December 20, 2017 - 4:26 am
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A national nonprofit organization has paid off around $2,000 in layaway balances for 12 military families at a Fort Bragg retailer in North Carolina. The Fayetteville Observer reports that the 12 families were called to the South Post Exchange under the guise of a customer...
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December 18, 2017 - 4:12 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Wreckage from a Polish fighter jet that disappeared from radar Monday was found near a domestic air base, but the pilot of the Russian-made plane survived the crash, a defense official said. Deputy Defense Minister Bartosz Kownacki said the pilot was able to eject before the...
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