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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 ...

Bowe Bergdahl arrives in Texas

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl returned Friday to the United States, arriving at the San Antonio Military Medical Center in Texas after being released from captivity May 31 in Afghanistan. The 28-year-old was released in exchange for five Taliban members he ...

Former Soldiers: Massive Search for Bergdahl Changed Everything

When Anchorage-based Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl went missing at a lightly fortified outpost in southeastern Afghanistan in 2009, soldiers he left behind say it upended their deployment mission from one of turning Afghans away from the Taliban into a dangerou ...


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