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Military invites illegal aliens to sign up

New regulations allowing some young undocumented immigrants to join the U.S. military will probably only affect a few dozen, officials said. The Defense Department announced the change Thursday. Officials said immigrants who have been granted deporta ...

Law-enforcement agencies have many uses for military equipment

The Colorado Springs Police Department acquired non-armored Humvees so it would not have to repeat what happened after a blizzard shut down the city in October 1997. The Green Mountain Falls Police Department obtained rifles to better deal with bears ...

US Air Force: 'So help me God' in oath now optional

LAS VEGAS (AP) — U.S. airmen taking their enlistment or officer appointment oaths can omit the words "so help me God" if they choose, Air Force officials announced Wednesday. The policy change comes after an atheist airman in Nevada struck out the wo ...

School district police stock up on free military gear

LOS ANGELES (AP) — School police departments across the country have taken advantage of free military surplus gear, stocking up on mine resistant armored vehicles, grenade launchers and scores of M16 rifles. At least 26 school districts have particip ...

Airman refuses to say 'so help me God,' denied reenlistment

A non-profit group accused the U.S. Air Force Tuesday of denying an airman's reenlistment after he refused to recite religious oaths in word and on paper. The American Humanist Association, a national non-profit organization, released a letter addres ...

Report blasts Phoenix VA health system

Veterans seeking treatment in the Phoenix VA Health Care System endured "unacceptable and troubling lapses" in their care, a report released Tuesday said. But the Department of Veterans Affairs inspector general found no definitive proof that anyone ...

Congress announces $17B VA 'fix'

[caption id="attachment_1657" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]With just three days left before Congress leaves town for August recess, the lead negotiators crafting a fix for the troubled Veterans Affairs health system managed t ...

Bergdahl hires lawyer for military investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The lawyer representing Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl said Wednesday that his client has been vilified by some people, but the public should not leap to conclusions before the Army finishes its investigation into how and why the soldier left h ...

Army begins probe of Bergdahl's 2009 disappearance

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army said Monday it has begun investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding the disappearance and capture of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in Afghanistan. It put a two-star general with Afghan combat experience in charge. "These ty ...

Heartbroken U.S. vets watch in dismay as civil war overtakes Iraq

Tony Blair served two tours of duty as an Army infantry sergeant during the eight-year Iraq war and was injured in a roadside bomb explosion. Now the 55-year-old Warren resident worries that everything he and hundreds of thousands of other American s ...


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