U.S. Air Force/Photo by Senior Airman Brian Ferguson

U.S. troops die in helicopter crash in Iraq

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/16/18, 11:11 am

All personnel aboard a U.S. helicopter in western Iraq died in a Thursday evening crash, U.S. Central Command announced Friday. The HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter, which the U.S. Air Force uses for combat search and rescue, crashed at about 6:45 p.m. A U.S. Army statement said a quick reaction force that included Iraqi and coalition service members responded at the scene. “This tragedy reminds us of the risks our men and women face every day in service of our nations,” Army Brig. Gen.

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Pearl Harbor survivor, ministry leader dies

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 2/14/18, 11:37 am

Jim Downing, a founding member of The Navigators ministry and one of the oldest survivors of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, died on Tuesday. He was 104. Born in 1913 in Oak Grove, Mo., Downing joined the Navy at age 19, a decision he likened to Jonah: “I felt that by going to sea I would get away from [God] for another four years.” But like in the life of Jonah, God persisted.

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Trump plans military parade

by Evan Wilt
Posted 2/07/18, 11:56 am

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump instructed the Pentagon to begin planning a large-scale military parade, the White House confirmed Tuesday. The Washington Post first reported Trump requested the event at a Jan. 18 meeting with military leaders. The president drew inspiration from last year’s Bastille Day celebration in Paris, where he witnessed French troops marching in uniform.

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