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Past articles by Miami:

She was a pioneering Coast Guard rescue swimmer. A tsunami of sexual harassment followed

Coast Guard veteran Sara Faulkner says she endured groping, licking, butt smacking, leering and crude sexual innuendos meant to humiliate her in front of colleagues → Read More

Remember that guy who went on a racist tirade in Florida? Well, he’s a Navy SEAL poser, too

The 58-year-old man caught on camera threatening a Black man with a firearm claimed to be "a 35-year former Navy SEAL" and Purple Heart recipient. He isn't. → Read More

Insurgent group sought to capture Venezuela's Maduro and put him on a plane to the US

Luke Denman, a 34-year-old U.S. Army veteran, also said that he had expected to receive between $50,000 and $100,000 for a job. → Read More

A former Green Beret trained Venezuelan insurgents who clashed with government forces on Sunday

The 15-member team planned to do reconnaissance for a larger force of 200 men distributed in several areas of Venezuela. → Read More

The Coast Guard celebrated 4/20 by seizing $1 million worth of pot in the Caribbean

Last week, crews offloaded the nearly 1,300 pounds of marijuana at the Coast Guard Base Miami Beach. → Read More

Miami VA hospital employees told to reuse one surgical mask per week amid COVID-19 pandemic

Healthcare workers at the Miami VA hospital are being told to reuse one surgical mask for a week at a time starting Monday, guidance issued after a federal report on VA hospital preparedness for the novel coronavirus pandemic found the facility had shortages of personal protective equipment → Read More

Haiti has an army and a police force. How did they end up shooting at each other?

Haiti’s two armed institutions faced off in a six-hour gun battle that left a soldier and protester dead, and more than a dozen others, including police officers and two soldiers, wounded. → Read More

Trump appoints Coast Guard admiral as recovery czar for Puerto Rico

As Puerto Rico is struggling to recover from hurricanes and earthquakes, the White House confirmed on Friday that it's appointing U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Peter Brown as its liaison for the island → Read More

Florida scam tricked service members into buying meds, tests they didn't need

"Ramamurthy used our military families, our elderly, and our disabled to bilk millions of dollars from our country's vital healthcare programs," prosecutors said. → Read More

Marine reserve unit ordered to 'find another venue' after booking Mar-a-Lago for birthday ball

A Marine Corps reserve unit that hoped to hold its annual ball at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club is now desperately seeking a new venue — and time is running out. → Read More

A Florida Marine Corps unit wants to party at Trump's Mar-a-Lago club

At a time when taxpayer and foreign-government spending at Trump Organization properties is fueling political battles, a U.S. Marine Corps reserve unit stationed in South Florida hopes to hold an annual ball at a venue that could profit the commander in chief → Read More

A Florida company is selling a working F-16 fighter for $8.5 million

For a cool $8.5 million, you could be the proud owner of a "fully functioning" F-16 A/B Fighting Falcon fighter jet that a South Florida company acquired from Jordan. → Read More

Miami man charged with ordering assassination of Army Special Forces veteran who witnessed murder

In January, Julio Morris was days away from his murder trial when a key eyewitness was gunned down in an ambush attack in North Miami-Dade → Read More

Hundreds of ISIS fighters could end up in Guantanamo Bay

Holding Islamic State suspects at Guantanamo is still a viable option, Trump administration officials say on the heels of a U.S. appeal to other nations to take home their nationals who are among 700 suspected foreign fighters held by a U.S. ally militia in Syria. → Read More

Chinese student sentenced to one year for taking photos of Florida naval station

Zhao Qianli pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of photographing defense installations at the Key West military facility and was sentenced to one year in prison → Read More

Former Marine sergeant found guilty of trafficking guns and ammo to Haiti

A former U.S. Marine sergeant and Orlando gun shop owner was found guilty by a Fort Lauderdale federal jury Friday of conspiring with a Haiti senator and others to illegally export 166 semi-automatic guns and 30,000 rounds of ammunition to Haiti → Read More

Tricare briefly stranded a Marine Corps judge a Guantanamo Bay during a health emergency

The Pentagon abruptly ended a 9/11 pretrial hearing Tuesday because the judge in the case had a health emergency, war court spokesmen said → Read More

The Pentagon sent a special jumbo prison cell to an Al Qaeda detainee at Guantanamo Bay

The Pentagon is shipping a handicapped-accessible cell big enough to accommodate a hospital bed and wheelchair that, in a first, would let an accused war criminal live at the court during proceedings as he tries to recover from multiple spinal surgeries → Read More

Former Guantanamo Base Commander Charged With Impeding Death Inquiry, Lying About Affair

The former commander of Guantánamo Navy base is under arrest, accused of covering up an affair and fight he had with a base worker who soon afterward was found drowned in the bay → Read More

Florida Man Sentenced For Posing As Army Housewife To Dupe Unsuspecting Men Into Sex

Bryan Deneumostier, 33, admitted engaging in sex with 150 men — with just over half unaware of his production of the secret videos → Read More