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July 15, 2013 at 8:10am

Morning Report: Thunderbirds back, Talisman Saber begins, pirates, Gangnam Style anniversary and more ...

Air Force Thunderbirds are back. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Justin Pyle

IT BEGINS TODAY: More than 28,000 soldiers, sailors, airmen and women will be taking to the sea, land and sky in northern Australia as part of Exercise Talisman Saber 2013.

YAY!: U.S. Air Force combat forces Thunderbirds to fly again after being grounded by budget cuts.

PIRATES!: Maritime Bureau reports worrying surge in attacks, kidnapping, armed robbery in Gulf of Guinea.

WEEK AHEAD: Armed Services committees tackle Syria.

NAVY: Rear Adm. John C. Scorby named commander of Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia.

NATIONAL GUARD: Secretary of the Army John McHugh again warned that sequestration continues to threaten military readiness.

THE HISTORY OF EUROPE: A quick military rundown of what shaped Europe into what it is today.

THE NEWSROOM RECAP: From hate-watching to... liking?

BILL COSBY: He's back.

MAY THE FLAVOR BE WITH YOU: Lightsaber Pocky and other Star Wars treats.

10 BEST WORST HORROR MOVIES: As we sift through Sharknado's wreckage, a look back at some of the most amusingly awful flicks in the genre.

Happy One-Year Anniversary Gangnam Style!

July 12, 2013 at 8:02am

Morning Report: Homeland Security secretary resigns, furloughs could become the new normal, "Sharknado" on Twitter and more ...

A Stryker vehicle rounds a corner in a Taloqan district village, Takhar Province, Afghanistan, Oct. 22, 2011, as Spc. Josh Bates, a medic with 3-21 Infantry Regiment, 1st SBCT, 25th Infantry Division, keeps watch. Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Lindsey Kibler

U.S. OFFICIALS: Homeland Security secretary resigns for senior post at University of California.

YIKES: Unless officials get serious about proposals to reduce the civilian workforce, furloughs could become the new normal as sequestration makes an encore 2014.

QATAR: The Army's Project Manager Stryker Brigade Combat Team took the first steps in retrograding their equipment from Operation Enduring Freedom.

HAS THE U.S. LOST ITS GRAND STRATEGIC MIND?: The U.S. has been actively involved in bankrolling Egypt's deposed president Mohamed Morsi's opposition, and in so doing has continued its long policy of subverting Islamist democratic victories when they win fair elections or threaten to win fair elections.

REPUBLICAN HOUSE LEADERSHIP: It's considering bringing the Defense Appropriations bill to the floor under a process that would limit the amendments that could be offered to the spending bill.

HOUSE HOMELAND SECURITY COMMITTEE REPORT: Law enforcement agencies must improve their information sharing and avoid pandering to political correctness if they wish to prevent future terrorist acts on U.S. soil.

AIR FORCE CHIEF SCIENTIST: "The future environment in the next decade has some really significant potential threats that we need to be aware of and thinking of."

AMERICAN FORCES NETWORK: One of the U.S. military's biggest accomplishments in post-war Europe was unintentional.

31 AMAZING SECONDS: Merry Clayton's isolated vocals in the Rolling Stone's "Gimme Shelter."

SHARKNADO: Never has social media been so fin-tastic.

COMEDIANS IN CARS GETTING COFFEE: Seth Meyers is the latest to hang with Jerry Seinfeld.

PEARL JAM: Lighting Bolt will be released Oct. 15.

July 3, 2013 at 8:11am

Morning Report: Missile intercept, post-DOMA military, 100 greatest albums and more ...

The 33rd Fighter Wing is a joint graduate flying and maintenance training wing that trains Air Force, Marine, Navy and international partner operators and maintainers of the F-35 Lightning II. Photo credit: Maj. Karen Roganov

FRIDAY FUN DAY: The Pentagon plans on July 5 to attempt the first successful interception in more than four years of a surrogate missile incoming toward the U.S.

F-35 PROGRAMS HEATS UP: The largest fleet of F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighters ramped up to 28 aircraft, bringing in new capability for the F-35 Integrated Training Center as the team trains to provide combat operations capability in the years ahead.

DEFENSE OF MARRIAGE ACT: DoD, VA calculate costs of post-DOMA military.

EGYPT: Marines put on standby to respond to Egypt unrest.

THE NUMBERS ARE IN: DoD announced recruiting and retention numbers for Fiscal 2013 through May 2013.

SWITCHING GEARS: Defense contractor Lockheed Martin is creating a new international business arm as it seeks to ramp up its foreign sales amid declining U.S. defense budgets.

CLAP OFF: Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has apologized for a "clearly erroneous" statement he made to Congress over the National Security Agency's surveillance activities.

WASHINGTON STATE REPRESENT: Senate Budget Chairwoman Patty Murray wants Republicans to engage in budget negotiations to replace the sequester before the August recess.

HOW MANY DO YOU HAVE?: The 100 greatest albums of all time.

GRAB THE RED CRAYON: Classic horror film coloring book.

ZZZZZZZZZZZ: Read celebrities' emails.

YES!: Hilarious Tumblr imagines celebrities as ears of corn.

Laser Wednesday!

May 17, 2013 at 7:33am

Morning Report: Air Rodeo 2014 update, Taliban arrest, war money, best spy novels and more ...

Army Col. Herbert Brown, former 854th Aviation Battalion commander, built North Field, Guam in April, 1945. Almost 60 years later, his grandson took made the airstrip better, now known as Northwest Field. Courtesy photo

AIR MOBILITY RODEO: Air Mobility Command says it's very unlikely Air Mobility Rodeo 2014 will happen at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

AFGHANISTAN: Combined force arrests Taliban leader in Baghlan Province.

WAR MONEY: The Pentagon will ask Congress to approve $80 billion for combat operations, the least since 2005, as U.S. troops withdraw from Afghanistan.

WORD: end the culture of silence about sexual assaults in the military.

DOD CLOUD: The Defense Department is taking bold steps to provide sound information and proper analysis as it fortifies its cloud computing.

COOL WAR: Could the United States really go to war with China?

HISTORY IS FUN: In late 1944, a U.S. Army commander and his troops ventured to Guam for an airstrip construction mission, enabling a B-29 Superfortress to launch air raids on mainland Japan. Almost 60 years later, the commander's grandson, Army Capt. Jeffrey Beeman, 523rd Engineer Company commander, made the same airstrip better.

LIST: 10 of the greatest Cold War spy novels.

Oh hell yes!

May 9, 2013 at 7:08am

Morning Report: Benghazi attacks thoughts, drones, camouflage kookiness and more ...

What will you wear today? Photo courtesy of U.S. Army

MANGUDAIR EXERCISE: A report embeds with the Mangudai Senior Enlisted Leader Development exercise at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

BENGHAZI: The six things Foreign Policy learned during the House Oversight Committee hearing concerning the attacks in Benghaz.

TICK, TICK, TICK ...: A decision on which bases will host the US Air Force's new tanker program is coming before the end of May.

SACRIFICES OF CAPT. VAN THACH: Trained as a lawyer, a man joined the infrantry after 9/11 to "engage the enemy "face to face."

DRONES: Ex-lawyer in State Department doesn't think drones are cool.

PRETTY COOL: Wounded Warriors share their journey with Boston Bombing victims.

SCIENCE!: Army lab engineers want "smart energy" for warfighters. Who doesn't?

WHA WHAT?: The U.S. military has 10 kinds of camouflage uniforms.

May 8, 2013 at 7:07am

Morning Report: Taliban leader arrested, Air Force fires 17 officers and more ...

May 8 marks the day of victory for Allies in World War II. Thanks to the Greatest Generation!

DOD SAYS: Combines force arrests Taliban leader in Kandahar province.

IRAQ: At least eight people were killed and nearly 40 were wounded in separate attacks across Iraq on Wednesday.

WWII SCANDAL: Japan has acknowledged that it conducted only a limited investigation before claiming there was no official evidence that its imperial troops coerced Asian women into sexual slavery before and during World War II.

MISSLE FIRINGS: Air Force strips 17 officers of authority to control and launch nuclear missiles.

ARMY CHIEF OF STAFF ODIERNO: Readiness issues pose risk to U.S. security.

LEAVE BAD ENOUGH ALONE: The United States should forget about intervening in Syria and concentrate on Asia.

LOOKING AT A WALL: The border between the U.S. and Mexico stretches nearly 2,000 miles. And there are several methods of guarding, blocking, and monitoring that border along the way. InFocus takes a cool, photographic look at life along the border - including a volleyball game being played over one segment of the border fence.

END NOTE: Studies from two countries have found that women are more attracted to man when he is holding a guitar.

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