The Space Force has a name tape now


The U.S. Space Force has a name tape for uniforms now. Get excited people.

In a tweet from its official account, the Space Force said its uniform name tapes have "touched down in the Pentagon," sharing a photo of it on the chest of Gen. John W. Raymond, the newly-minted Chief of Space Operations for the new service branch nested in the Department of the Air Force.

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The U.S. Navy will name its fourth Ford-class aircraft carrier after Doris Miller, an iconic World War II sailor recognized for his heroism during the Pearl Harbor attack, according to reports in The Honolulu Star-Advertiser and U.S. Naval Institute News.

Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly is expected to announce the naming of CVN-81 during a ceremony on Monday in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, according to USNI. Two of Miller's nieces are expected to be there, according to the Star-Advertiser.

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"When will it end?" asks Laura Hechel, a U.S. Army veteran. "Over 60% of veterans like me think it's time to get out of Afghanistan," says Adam Miller, a Marine veteran.

Those two voices were among five unveiled Thursday in a 30-second television ad that will air in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania, urging voters to demand their lawmakers put an end to "endless wars." As part of that effort, the first order of business for the sponsor of the ad, Concerned Veterans of America, is to get America out of Afghanistan.

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A military member tried to claim up to $1 trillion in lost or damaged goods after making a military move, because you might as well go big or go home, right?

That nugget was tucked inside a report out this week from the Pentagon's inspector general, which conducted an audit of household goods shipments during fiscal year 2018.

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A pair of U.S. military M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) fire off missiles in September 2017 (DoD photo)

Iran launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles at U.S. and coalition personnel in Iraq early Wednesday morning, according to the Pentagon's top spokesman.

"It is clear that these missiles were launched from Iran and targeted at least two Iraqi military bases hosting U.S. military and coalition personnel at Al-Assad and Irbil," Jonathan Hoffman said in a statement. "We are working on initial battle damage assessments."

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President Trump said Iran would be held responsible for lives lost or damage incurred at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad before wishing everyone a happy new year in a pair of tweets on Tuesday.

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