Category Archives: World

New in 2021: More FONOPs around the world for the Navy?

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The U.S. Navy has for years now sent warships through the South China Sea, past military outposts erected by the Chinese military on what were once mere reefs or sand bars. The Navy’s freedom of navigation operations, or FONOPs, are the U.S. military’s way of telling Beijing that, while it may build island fortifications in […]

World War II veteran beats COVID-19, marks 104th birthday

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man who spent World War II repairing bomb-damaged trains in France recovered from a fight with COVID-19 in time to mark his 104th birthday on Thursday. Major Wooten was physically drained and a little fuzzy mentally after battling the new coronavirus but appears to be on the mend, said […]

World War II veteran beats COVID-19, marks 104th birthday

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man who spent World War II repairing bomb-damaged trains in France recovered from a fight with COVID-19 in time to mark his 104th birthday on Thursday. Major Wooten was physically drained and a little fuzzy mentally after battling the new coronavirus but appears to be on the mend, said […]

Help World War II hero and former Sen. Bob Dole celebrate his 97th birthday

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Sen. Bob Dole, a World War II veteran who served in public office for 45 years, turns 97 this month and his family wants you to help celebrate a joint birthday with his wife Elizabeth, who turns 84. The Elizabeth Dole Foundation is asking well-wishers to sign a virtual card for Dole and his wife, […]

World of Warships hosts Navy-themed tattoo contest with a grand prize — more tattoos

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National Tattoo Day (July 17) may have come and gone, but one video game developer is keeping the celebration going all week by inviting gamers and fans of World of Warships to submit photos of their naval-themed tattoos to win a prize many adorned with body art could put to good use: a $1,000 gift […]

Anniversary of world’s 1st atomic test fuels nuclear debate

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Transported in the backseat of a blacked-out Plymouth sedan was the culmination of years of feverish work — a hefty plutonium core that would soon be used to trigger the world’s first atomic explosion. Within days of being taken in 1945 from a top secret installation in the mountains of northern New […]

World War II forces sweetheart singer Vera Lynn dies at 103

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LONDON — Dame Vera Lynn, the endearingly popular “Forces’ Sweetheart” who serenaded British troops during World War II, has died at 103. During the war and long after, Lynn got crowds singing, smiling and crying with sentimental favorites such as “We’ll Meet Again,” and “The White Cliffs of Dover.” “The family are deeply saddened to […]