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Medal of Honor Monday: Navy Adm. Frank Jack Fletcher

Operational commander Navy Adm. Frank Jack Fletcher used his leadership experience in two key World War II engagements in the Pacific theater: the Battle of Midway and the Battle of the Coral Sea. But long before that, his actions during the 1914 occupation of Veracruz, Mexico, earned him the Medal of Honor. Born in Marshalltown, Iowa, in April 1885, Fletcher ...

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U.S. Airmen Fly Higher, Further, Faster as ‘Captain Marvel’ Extras

Air Force airmen and aircraft provide realism as Carol Danvers, also known as “Captain Marvel,” climbs higher, further and faster in theaters this weekend. About 50 airmen from the Fresno-based 144th Fighter Wing of the California Air National Guard and the 412th Test Wing from Edwards Air Force Base, California, had roles as extras for the film. B-1 and B-2 ...

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A Look Back: Operation Desert Storm

Operation Desert Storm was the first major foreign crisis for the United States after the end of the Cold War. On Aug. 2, 1990, Saddam Hussein led a well-equipped Iraqi army into Kuwait, a major supplier of oil to the United States. The U.S. had supplied Iraq with military aid during its eight-year war with Iran, giving Iraq the fourth-largest ...

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