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Same sex military couples create problems for host countries

[caption id="attachment_7259" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption] VICENZA, Italy -- Same-sex marriage is not legal in Japan, although homosexual relationships are widely accepted there. Same-sex marriage is not legal in Germany, al ...

Congress wants answers on USAFA religious liberty incident

The Air Force's top two leaders spent nearly as much time answering questions about religious issues at the Air Force Academy as they did about proposed cuts during a Friday hearing of the House Armed Services Committee. At issue is a dry-erase board ...

Secret punishment for soldier who refused to salute the flag

The punishment of a Fort Carson soldier who caused Internet outrage with a 'selfie' of her avoiding saluting the flag will be kept secret, officials on the post said Friday. That means Pfc. Tariqka Sheffey, of Fort Carson's 43rd Sustainment Group, wo ...

Gay, lesbian troops perform in drag at Kadena Air Base fundraiser

KADENA AIR BASE, Okinawa -- Since the repeal of the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy, U.S. military bases have hosted a gay marriage ceremonies and a potluck gatherings. But on Saturday, servicemembers here may have been the first to take to the stage an ...

Soldier posts selfie while hiding in car to avoid saluting the flag

Fort Carson leaders have launched investigation into a "selfie" photo of a Fort Carson soldier who said she was hiding in her car to avoid saluting the flag went viral Tuesday, drawing a storm of criticism. Pfc. Tariqka Sheffey, of the posts's 43rd S ...

Pearl Harbor attack united nation

Angelo DiLiberti was a young teenager lying on his living room floor just outside Buffalo, N.Y., when the moment that set the course for his life occurred. He was listening to his favorite radio show when an announcer broke in with news of Japan's su ...

Thanking vets with a job

America's expressions of thanks and gratitude to the men and women who have served their country in the armed services are taking a welcome and practical turn. The generic description of all military veterans as "heroes" can sound a bit glib and even ...

Upping the pain for vets

In its continuing quest to make this government shutdown as painful as possible, the Obama administration has now targeted the nation's veterans. And, yes, you'd be right in thinking these people have no shame. Now even on its best days, the Veterans ...

Why don't you care about the VA scandal?

An unknown number of U.S. military veterans are dead within 30 days of contracting Legionnaires' disease in a Veterans Affairs hospital in Pittsburgh. Aside from their family members, few people seem to be outraged. If that doesn't grab your attentio ...

Solemn promises broken

This Memorial Day is punctuated by one other scandal in the Obama administration. The inability of the Department of Veterans Affairs to process disability and related claims of our nations veterans in a timely manner is a shameful situation that may ...


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