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According to Defense Department data, 3,717 Marines, 1,816 soldiers and 2,064 sailors have been discharged for refusing to get vaccinated.
The mandate, which was imposed in August 2021, requires all U.S. service members to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
As many as a dozen women with ties to North Dakota have been identified as having served as Women's Airforce Service Pilots, or WASPs.
Warren Papke, 92, who now resides in Jamestown, was drafted at age 20 in 1951 during the Korean War.

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Students applying for military academies must receive a Congressional nomination as part of the application process. Individuals interested in applying for a military nomination for the class of 2028 should apply by October 2023.
On Oct. 7, National Park Service released a study identifying 24 properties across the U.S. with nationally significant connections to the Cold War worthy of consideration for a National Historic Landmark designation, including the pyramid near Nekoma, North Dakota.
The United States Space Force adopted "Sempra Supra" as the official anthem of the military branch in a video released on Sept. 20. Check out the new anthem below and also hear from Gen. John "Jay" Raymond, Chief of Space Operations, on how the song came to be.
The 191st Military Police Company's destination in southwest Asia is the U.S. Central Command area of operations and includes countries in the Middle East.
The bank, headquartered in Fargo, is one of 15 companies to be honored in 2022 out of more than 2,700 companies nominated.
Vietnam veteran who once helped his WWII dad on a 2007 Honor Flight is now joined on his own Honor Flight by his Operation Iraqi Freedom son.

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Staff Sgt. Cody Cox, 30, died of natural causes Sunday, Sept. 4.
The pyramid and surrounding buildings near Nekoma, North Dakota were created to defend the country’s nuclear weapons during the Cold War. They've been empty for decades. But soon the facility will be a cryptocurrency mine, whose heat will warm an on-site greenhouse.
The award will be presented in September.

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