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Security experts have no idea how to prevent base shootings

DALLAS (AP) — After three mass shootings at military bases in the U.S. over the last five years, security experts say the sad truth is that there is probably no practical way of preventing members of the armed forces or civilian employees from carryi ...

Honor and Remember Flag Causes Controversy

BORDENTOWN CITY -- Amy and Patrick Moore didn't expect any trouble, not after the loss they suffered. They simply wanted to see their donated memorial flag flying over the Bordentown Veterans Memorial to honor the sacrifices of their late son, Benjam ...

Proposed military budget cuts could hurt lower ranking soldiers

Rachel Anderson, the proud Army wife of a Fort Gordon soldier, can easily see the savings add up every week she shops at the post's commissary. She saves $7 on a bag of Beneful dog food, another $2.50 on a 12-pack of Scott's ultra-soft toilet paper, ...

Obama admin plans to shrink Army to pre-World War II low

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel plans to shrink the U.S. Army to its smallest force since before World War II, Pentagon officials told the New York Times. The plans, to be laid out in Hagel's first defense budget Monday, call for the entire fleet of Ai ...

Soldiers clowning around empty casket cause outrage

A Wisconsin Army National Guard member who posted "controversial and distasteful photos" on Instagram about her job serving at military funerals has been suspended, the agency said Tuesday. Spc. Terry Harrison posted a selfie with the caption, "It's ...

Congress OKs full pension boost for working-age vets

[caption id="attachment_1657" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]Congress pulled back Wednesday from its decision two months ago to reduce cost-of-living pension increases for working-age military retirees. Veterans groups deluged ...

Wounded war hero is State of Union high point

WASHINGTON - Wounded veteran Cory Remsburg had met President Barack Obama three times before Tuesday night- once in France and twice since a roadside bomb in Kandahar, Afghanistan, on his 10th deployment. Number four was at Obama's State of the Union ...

Pentagon OKs beards, turbans and religious body art for some soldiers

WASHINGTON - A clean shave and a boot-camp buzz cut are no longer mandatory for adherents of religions whose grooming practices differ from those traditionally required by the U.S. military. The Pentagon announced Wednesday that beards, turbans, reli ...

Plan would cut 100K soldiers from Army

The Army would be slashed by more than 100,000 soldiers to a force of 420,000 by 2019 under budget plans set to be unveiled next month. It is a level far below what Army leaders have said they would need to ensure they can fight one major war. The mi ...

Iraq War veterans watch as hard-fought gains are lost

Robert Reynolds chokes up when asked to recall what it was like to be among U.S. forces who routed al Qaeda-linked fighters from the western Iraqi city of Fallujah a decade ago. "We lost hundreds of men, so many men, and so many more men were injured ...


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