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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...
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,...
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis stands with Mexican Defense Secretary Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda during an armed forces parade in Mexico City, Sept. 15, 2017. (DoD photo by Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr)

Mattis: North Korea Sanctions Are Working

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September 20, 2017
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2017 — U.N. Security Council sanctions targeting North Korea’s missile and nuclear tests are working, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said yesterday during an...
President Donald Trump speaks during the United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. Headquarters, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. (SETH WENIG/AP)

At UN, Trump threatens 'total destruction' of North Korea

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September 20, 2017
UNITED NATIONS — President Donald Trump, in a combative debut speech to the U.N.
Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer testifies at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Sept. 19, 2017. Behind him are Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John M. Richardson and John H. Pendleton, the Government Accountability Office's director of defense force structure and readiness issues. JOE GROMELSKI/STARS AND STRIPES
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Senators grill Navy officials on crashes, sailors' deaths

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September 20, 2017
WASHINGTON — A row of grieving families looked on Tuesday morning as top Navy officials told a chorus of frustrated senators that years of high operational demands combined with...
Spc. Efren Gandara performs leg tucks during a pilot for the Army Combat Readiness Test, a six-event assessment designed to reduce injuries and replace the current Army Physical Fitness Test. Gandara and 120 other Soldiers based at Fort Lee, Va., had the opportunity to take the test Sept. 13-14, 2017. Developers plan to test at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., next month. If approved, the new test could be implemented across the Army in fiscal year 2020. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Sean Kimmons)

With six events, new Army Combat Readiness Test aims to replace APFT, cut injuries

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September 19, 2017
FORT LEE, Va. -- After finishing the Army Combat Readiness Test, a six-event assessment designed to reduce injuries and replace today's physical fitness test, Spc.