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Obama to bestow medals on 'overlooked' Korean War veterans

By Lee Chi-dong WASHINGTON, March 11 (Yonhap) -- The sacrifice of U.S. soldiers in the Korean War and two other major conflicts decades ago will be highlighted once again by the White House next week, when President Barack Obama bestows top medals on two dozen Army veterans. Obama plans to award them the Medal of Honor "for their conspicuous gallantry" in an unusually massive White House ceremony on Tuesday, followed by a Pentagon induction event the following day.

Obama to bestow medals on 'overlooked' Korean War veterans

By Lee Chi-dong WASHINGTON, March 11 (Yonhap) -- The sacrifice of U.S. soldiers in the Korean War and two other major conflicts decades ago will be highlighted once again by the White House next week, when President Barack Obama bestows top medals on two dozen Army veterans. Obama plans to award them the Medal of Honor "for their conspicuous gallantry" in an unusually massive White House ceremony on Tuesday, followed by a Pentagon induction event the following day.

Prince in stitches as soldier ditches queen's English

Britain's Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, fell about laughing Monday when a swearing soldier gave him the giggles. The 92-year-old former naval officer -- himself no stranger to plain-speaking -- got a taste of some colourful language while watching a football match at an army barracks. The Duke of Edinburgh is used to hearing people use the queen's English during his visits but got both barrels of some military-grade swearing on his trip to Aldershot, southwest of London.

S. Korea, U.S. Marines complete two-week armed march

SEOUL, Feb. 7 (Yonhap) -- A contingent of South Korean and U.S. Marine Corps has completed its two-week armed march along the eastern mountainous region and carried out drills to improve their combat capabilities, military officials here said Friday. After finishing a grueling winter survival camp, about 300 Marines of the allies started their march at Mount Hwangbyeong in the northeastern province of Gangwon on Jan. 26 to walk down 381 kilometers to the southeastern port city of Pohang, the South Korean Marine Corps said.

Half of U.S. nuclear missile wing implicated in cheating

By Phil Stewart and David Alexander WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Just over half of the 183 nuclear missile launch officers at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana have been implicated in a widening exam cheating scandal, the Air Force said on Thursday, acknowledging it had "systemic" problem within its ranks.

Amid test scandal, U.S. Air Force sees 'systemic problem' in ranks

By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force is likely suffering from a "systemic problem" among the officers who oversee America's nuclear missile launch systems, the new head of the military branch said on Wednesday as an exam-cheating scandal widened. "The need for perfection has created way too much stress and way too much fear about the future," Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James told an Air Force Association forum near the Pentagon.

Amid test scandal, U.S. Air Force sees 'systemic problem' in ranks

By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force is likely suffering from a "systemic problem" among the officers who oversee America's nuclear missile launch systems, the new head of the military branch said on Wednesday as an exam-cheating scandal widened. "The need for perfection has created way too much stress and way too much fear about the future," Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James told an Air Force Association forum near the Pentagon.

U.S. air force to deploy 12 F-16s to S. Korea

SEOUL, Jan. 11 (Yonhap) -- The United States Forces Korea announced Saturday it plans to deploy 12 F-16 fighters to South Korea this month, in line with its efforts to maintain military capability in the Asia-Pacific region. The aircraft, which are currently located at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, are slated to be dispatched here by mid-January along with 300 personnel, the U.S. 7th Air Force said. The 7th Air Force said the latest move demonstrates the continuing U.S. commitment to stability and security in the Asia-Pacific region.

Chief of U.S. Navy Korea wants more female officers to follow her suit

By Kim Eun-jung SEOUL, Jan. 8 (Yonhap) -- Rear Admiral Lisa Franchetti said she has come a long way to serve as the first female commander in the U.S. Navy in Korea and hopes to see more talented women in uniform follow her suit to take leadership roles in the military. Franchetti told Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) candidates at Sookmyung Women's University in Seoul about her Navy career starting from the Naval ROTC program at Northwestern University to lead 450 U.S. sailors and Marines in South Korea.

Chief of U.S. Navy Korea wants more female officers to follow her suit

By Kim Eun-jung SEOUL, Jan. 8 (Yonhap) -- Rear Admiral Lisa Franchetti said she has come a long way to serve as the first female commander in the U.S. Navy in Korea and hopes to see more talented women in uniform follow her suit to take leadership roles in the military. Franchetti told Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) candidates at Sookmyung Women's University in Seoul about her Navy career starting from the Naval ROTC program at Northwestern University to lead 450 U.S. sailors and Marines in South Korea.
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