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Capt. Tamiko Gheen carries her son, Gavin, while hiking. Gheen is taking three years away from the Air Force through the service's Career Intermission Program. She's expecting her second child and hopes to get a master's degree while spending more time with her family during the break. (Courtesy of Tamiko Gheen)

Air Force accepting applications for sabbatical program

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August 05, 2015

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — When Staff Sgt. Megan Weiler told her fellow airmen she was applying for a sabbatical from her duties as a dental assistant, they thought she would surely be turned down.

“Since the military is downsizing so much,...

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Funeral set for Iowa airman who drowned in Guam

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August 05, 2015

OSAGE, Ia. — A funeral service has been scheduled for an airman of the Iowa Air National Guard who drowned while stationed for duty in Guam.

The Iowa National Guard says a service for Drew Bellairs (BA'-lairs) will be held Thursday at 10 a....

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Saipan residents get emergency relief following typhoon

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August 05, 2015

Food, water and other emergency supplies are heading to Saipan as island residents grapple with damage caused by Typhoon Soudelor.

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The USS Alexandria makes its way up the Thames River and home to Submarine Base New London in Groton, Conn., in April 2013. A machinist's mate has been accused of using his cellphone to take photos of sensitive electronic equipment aboard the fast-attack submarine, according to the Navy Times. (U.S. Department of Defense)

Lawyer blasts Navy for 'widespread' cell phone security breaches on subs

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August 05, 2015

ST. MARYS (Tribune News Service) — A lawyer who represented one of six sailors convicted of recording female officers undressing aboard the USS Wyoming is not surprised at the newest security breach on a nuclear-powered submarine.

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