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December 29, 2021 |
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NDAA signed this week by Biden bars him from closing Gitmo detention center, a longtime Democratic Party goal

The Guantanamo By facility currently houses 39 detainees — all captured early in the American war on terror launched in response to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York and Washington.

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Navy remains mum on details of NSA Naples lockdown

Two weeks after reports of a possible active shooter triggered a lockdown at Naval Support Activity Naples and a search for a gunman, Navy officials have yet to explain what happened.

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December COVID-19 surge prompts DOD to recommend booster shots across US forces

The DOD urged anyone over age 18 and already vaccinated to get the booster as a means of mitigating the surge in coronavirus cases associated with the delta and omicron variants.

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US spy planes fly sortie over Ukraine amid ongoing tensions over Russian border buildup

A pair of Air Force spy planes flew over eastern Ukraine this week, even as Washington and Moscow prepare for talks intended to allay fears of a new Russian invasion of its southwestern neighbor.

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Services required to review missing persons policy, coordination with local officials

Each military service branch must conduct a review of how it handles missing persons reports as part of the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act.

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VA’s coronavirus cases reach all-time high

The active case count reached 22,911 Wednesday, surpassing a high set in January. The record-breaking number of cases among VA patients reflects trends nationwide.

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Marine tilt-rotor squadron shifts from Spain to Sicily

Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 365 arrived in November and is operating as part of Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa’s north and west Africa response force, according to a statement Tuesday.

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Glumness of COVID-19 serves as catalyst for upbeat kids’ book by Air Force reservist

“COVID SCHMOVID: A Primer for Survival” is a 28-page poetic page-turner that mirthfully explains how children can safeguard themselves against coronavirus infection.

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France primed to lead NATO unit designed to check Russian aggression

France is set to assume command of NATO’s quick-reaction spearhead force in the year ahead, replacing Turkey at the helm of the unit.

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Post-holiday COVID-19 surge hits Marine air base in Japan

Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni reported 80 new coronavirus cases Wednesday, more than it experienced in all of January, its pandemic peak, thus far.

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‘Like nothing we’ve seen’: US Forces Korea hits pandemic peak with new COVID-19 cases

U.S. Forces Korea counted 467 new COVID-19 cases in the week ending Monday, the highest number of infections reported by the command since the pandemic began in March 2020.

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