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86-year-old veteran held captive in motel room for four years

By Mike Fitzgerald Belleville News-Democrat A U.S. veteran was apparently held hostage for years and abused by his captor. Police say it happened in Highlands, N.Y., and the victim was an elderly man, according to TV station WABC-TV. Guns drawn, police surrounded the motel room where 86-year-old David McClellan was held captive Tuesday night. McClellan had spent at least four years in the squalor of a motel room he shared with stacked furniture and overturned flower pots. And next door to 35-year-o ... More

Air Force lieutenant found dead in UAE

By Joey Flechas The Miami Herald A young Air Force lieutenant from Miami died Monday in the United Arab Emirates, an Arabian Peninsula nation. First Lt. Anais A. Tobar, 25, was found dead in her room, according to a U.S. Air Force spokesperson. Authorities are still investigating the circumstances of her death. According to the Department of Defense, she was in the UAE supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, the U.S.-led operation against the Islamic State. She was assigned to the Fourth Maintenance Sq ... More

Bomb campaign on ISIS hits 7-month high

Fox News The U.S. Air Force dropped more bombs on the Islamic State terror group in June than any time in the past seven months. In all, the U.S. released more than 3,000 weapons on ISIS in Iraq and Syria last month, according to Air Force Central Command. It's the third-highest monthly total since the air war began nearly two years ago. In June, U.S. airstrikes helped Iraqi forces liberate Fallujah from the terror network. A convoy of 500 vehicles carrying ISIS fighters was destroyed trying to escape ... More

US Navy to return to New Zealand after three decades

By Cheryl Norrie WELLINGTON — The U.S. Navy will send a ship to New Zealand in November, Vice President Joe Biden confirmed Thursday, the first visit of its kind since New Zealand became nuclear free in 1987. Biden said the decision to send a ship to the Royal New Zealand Navy's 75th birthday celebrations in November was a major step towards rebuilding closer ties between the two countries. The US will not be required to confirm or deny whether the ship is nuclear armed or powered, but New Zeala ... More

Military: Stay out of restricted areas when playing Pokemon Go

By Military1 Staff While the new augmented reality game craze, Pokemon Go, is encouraging users to walk around and explore their surroundings, for those in uniform, common sense is key. Military bases in the U.S. are reminding their troops that restricted areas are still off-limits, no matter how rare that pokemon is. Last week, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam posted a reminder for fans of the game on its Facebook page, warning them to “not play the game on board the installation (other than in housi ... More