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Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis speaks during the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 20, 2017. BRIGITTE N. BRANTLEY/DOD
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Mattis: US must face ‘somber reality’ of military option on North Korea

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September 21, 2017
WASHINGTON — The United States must face the “somber reality” that military action against North Korea could be necessary should diplomacy fail to curb the nation’s hostile...
The Army is rolling out a gaming system, Operation Overmatch, that Soldiers can use to test virtual versions of gear and operation concepts that could be implemented in the future. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo)

New gaming system to help Soldiers test virtual versions of gear, provide valuable feedback

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September 21, 2017
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Army is rolling out a gaming system, Operation Overmatch, that Soldiers can use to test virtual versions of gear and operation concepts that could be...
Brig. Gen. Jeannie Leavitt, 57th Wing commander, speaks during the Breaking the Gender Barrier panel at the Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 19, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chad Trujillo)

Breaking the gender barrier

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September 20, 2017
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. (AFNS) -- A panel of female leaders discussed breaking gender barriers throughout their careers during the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber...
You may be wondering what action you need to take, if any, to ensure you continue TRICARE coverage in 2018. Some beneficiaries will need to take action, but most will not. If you’re currently enrolled in or eligible for TRICARE coverage on Dec. 31, 2017, you’ll transition to your respective TRICARE plan on Jan. 1, 2018. If you want to enroll in a TRICARE plan or change coverage after Jan. 1, 2018, you’ll need to take action to enroll in the plan of your choice.

Take action to make a smooth transition with TRICARE in 2018

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September 21, 2017
FALLS CHURCH, Va. -- You may be wondering what action you need to take, if any, to ensure you continue TRICARE coverage in 2018. Some beneficiaries will need to take action, but...
Staff Sgt. Chad Hickey of Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., was named the winner of the 2017 Drill Sergeant of the Year competition after competing four days of grueling events from Sept. 11-15 at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo)

On his home turf, Soldier wins grueling contest to become 2017 Drill Sergeant of the Year

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September 20, 2017
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. -- For hours he had walked in darkness, navigating his way through the uneven terrain of the Ozark wilderness. Before dawn, on a crisp late summer morning,...