Two Vietnam War Soldiers Awarded Medal Of Honor On Monday

President Barack Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to two Vietnam War soldiers at a White House ceremony Monday: Army Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins, 80, and Army Spc. Four Donald P. Sloat, who was killed in combat in 1970 at the age of 20.

Adkins and his wife of 58 years, Mary Adkins, made the trip from their home in Opelika, Alabama to attend Monday's ceremony.

According ...

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USS America To Arrive In New Homeport Of San Diego On Monday (Video)

The future USS America is slated to arrive in its new homeport of San Diego on Monday.

As Home Post reported earlier this summer, USS America departed the Ingalls Shipbuilding shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi in July for its maiden voyage to San Diego.

Because the 844-foot-long amphibious assault ship was too large to fit through the Panama Canal, it circumnavigated South America on a “America Visits the Americas” goodwill tour ...

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Navy Names Pilot Presumed Dead After Crash Off USS Carl Vinson

The Navy has identified the pilot who went missing and is presumed dead after his fighter jet crashed as Lt. Nathan Poloski, 26, of Lake Arrowhead, California.

As Home Post reported earlier, Poloski was the pilot of one of two F/A-18C Hornet jets from the USS Carl Vinson that collided Friday and crashed into the Western Pacific.

The other pilot was immediately rescued and received medical attention aboard the ...

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Navy: Pilot From Crashed Jet Presumed Dead; Search Called Off

The Navy has called off its search for the pilot of one of two F/A-18C Hornet jets from the USS Carl Vinson that crashed Friday in the Western Pacific.

The pilot, according to the Navy, "has been presumed deceased." That pilot was assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 94 out of Naval Air Station Lemoore in Central California.

The Navy won't release the pilot's name until his ...

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Two Navy Jets From USS Carl Vinson Collide At Sea; One Pilot Missing (Video)

The pilot of one of two U.S. Navy F/A-18C Hornet jets that collided in the western Pacific after taking off from the San Diego-based aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson was in fair condition Friday, while a search continued for the other pilot, Navy officials said.

At the time of the incident, the Navy reports the Vinson was roughly 250 nautical miles west of Wake Island.

Both jets were ...

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San Diego Vets Group Protests Obama's Plan To Defeat ISIS

When President Barack Obama announced increased military action in the Middle East on Wednesday night, a group of San Diego veterans rallied to voice their opposition.

The 35-member area chapter of Veterans for Peace displayed banners Thursday afternoon that read "End the wars" and "Vets for peace" along the Sixth Avenue bridge over Interstate 5 in San Diego. Chapter secretary David Barrows, an Army veteran who served in Korea during ...

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Bulldog Puppy PFC Smedley Butler Becomes A Marine

He might have been the youngest and smallest Marine at the Eagle, Globe and Anchor ceremony at Camp Pendleton Thursday morning, but he certainly attracted the most attention.

Private First Class Smedley Butler, a 6-month-old English Bulldog, donned a camouflage utility uniform for the big event, which symbolizes the first time a recruit is called a Marine.

There are only three official Marine Corps mascots, and Smedley is now one ...

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Marine Veteran Reunites With Military Dog, Thanks To California Group (Video)

They ate every meal together, slept next to each other each night. Marine Corps veteran Sgt. Robert Hulsey forged an unbreakable bond with his Improvised Detection Dog Jjoe when the two served together in Afghanistan for seven months in 2011.

Hulsey told the Dallas Morning News:

“Every single day, I’d wake up in the morning, and we’d patrol [around the base] for a few hours and come back ...

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New Ribbon For Marine Corps Combat Instructors

There's a new ribbon special duty assignment ribbon for Marines who've completed a three year tour as combat instructor at the School of Infantry West at Camp Pendleton, or the School of Infantry East at Camp Geiger in North Carolina.

According to news release by Headquarters Marine Corps:

The combat instructors at the Schools of Infantry teach all Marines the basic combat skills which make every Marine a ...

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Airman Won't Say 'So Help Me God' And Is Denied Reenlistment

"So help me God." Those four words are at the center of a controversy brewing for an atheist airman who refuses to say them as part of his reenlistment oath, and thus has been denied the opportunity to remain in the Air Force after his term of service expires in November.

The airman is stationed at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada and is choosing to remain anonymous for fear ...

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Baked French Fries For Crew Of USS America - San Diego's Newest Ship

As the USS America makes its way to its new home port of San Diego, the crew's dining options have been quite different from what other sailors usually experience during deployment - no free soft drinks, and french fries that aren't actually fried.

The Marine Corps Times reports the America does not have any deep fryers or free soft drink machines on board. Instead, America's crew has been ...

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Commanding Officer Of California Navy Base Fires Himself

Believing that Naval Surface Warfare Command Center Port Hueneme would "be better served by a new CO," Capt. Burt Espe resigned his post as commanding officer of the Navy base last month.

In an Aug. 14 email obtained by the Navy Times, Espe wrote to the nearly 2,000 employees under his command the reason why he decided to quit:

“As you know, procedural compliance is a monumental issue at ...

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Rape Tweets Prompt Navy To Drop Cee Lo Green From Concert

Cee Lo Green's Tweets claiming a woman can't be raped unless she's conscious got him booted from the lineup of entertainers scheduled to perform at Naval District Washington’s Freedom LIVE concert later this month.

Freedom LIVE released a statement on its Facebook page which read, in part:

Unfortunately, one of the performers we signed for the JBAB Freedom Live show on 20 September recently posted comments ...

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Obama Sending Military Resources To Battle Ebola Epidemic (Video)

Saying the United States needs to make the Ebola epidemic "a national security priority," President Barack Obama announced Sunday on "Meet the Press" he plans to send additional U.S. military assets to Africa in an attempt to stem the outbreak.

Obama explained his reasoning for acting as quickly as possible:

"If we don't make that effort now, and this spreads, not just through Africa but other parts of ...

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9/11 Museum Displays Shirt Of Navy SEAL Who Killed Osama Bin Laden (Video)

As the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks approaches, the National September 11 Memorial Museum is now displaying the shirt worn by the Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden.

In addition to the Navy SEAL uniform shirt, the new exhibit also displays a brick the SEALs recovered from bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

The third component of the museum's newest display includes a coin of ...

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Chris Kyle's Widow Asks Judge To Toss Verdict In Jesse Ventura Lawsuit

Taya Kyle, the widow of "American Sniper" Chris Kyle, is urging a judge to toss out a jury's verdict that awarded former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura $1.8 million in his defamation lawsuit against Kyle's estate.

According to the Minnesota Star-Tribune, Kyle wants the judge to either set the verdict aside, or to order a new trial.

Mrs. Kyle's attorneys filed paperwork Thursday that argues the evidence ...

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US Army Paratrooper Killed In Afghanistan

Army Spc. Brian K. Arsenault, 28, was killed Sept. 4, in Ghazni, Afghanistan.

According to the Department of Defense, Arsenault died from injuries suffered when the enemy attacked his unit with small-arms fire.

Arsenault was a native of Northborough, Massachusetts.

He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg in North Carolina.

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From Korea To Denver, Joan Rivers Was A Longtime USO Supporter

Groundbreaking comedian Joan Rivers died Thursday at the age of 81.

Rivers was a longtime supporter of the USO, even being named the 2001 USO of Metropolitan New York’s Woman of the Year.

She made a surprise visit last month to USO Denver at Denver International Airport, according to the Official USO Blog:

[Rivers] made sure each guest, volunteer and staff member knew how much she appreciated them.

While ...

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US Military Heading To Ukraine For 'Peacekeeping' Exercise

U.S. troops will train in Ukraine starting next week - the first time American service members have touched Ukraine soil since that country's crisis with Russia began.

The United States will join more than a dozen other countries in the annual military exercise known as Rapid Trident.

Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren told Stars and Stripes that Rapid Trident is a peacekeeping exercise that doesn't involve firing live ...

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