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Sen. Sanders seeks new VA funding compromise

July 24, 2014

A push by Veterans Affairs Department officials for billions in new funding to hire more doctors may upend congressional efforts for a wide-reaching VA reform package that appeared all but finished just a few weeks ago.

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Truman sailor dies after fall from barracks balcony at Naval Station Norfolk

July 24, 2014

A sailor died after falling six stories at Naval Station Norfolk.

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Senate panel backs McDonald for VA secretary

July 24, 2014

The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee on Wednesday endorsed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald to be the new secretary of Veterans Affairs.

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Iraq: al-Maliki rejects Iran’s urging to step down

July 23, 2014

Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki rejected an attempt by Iran to persuade him to step down, senior Iraqi politicians said Wednesday, underlining his determination to defy even his top ally…

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Study: Childhood traumas are more common in military members

July 23, 2014

Childhood traumas are more common among military members and veterans than among civilians, according to a new study. Researchers say the results support the notion that for some, enlistment serves…

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Guardsmen will not patrol border to catch illegal immigrants

July 23, 2014

The roughly 1,000 Texas Army and Air National Guard troops being dispatched to the U.S.-Mexico border will not be tasked with apprehending illegal immigrants, said the adjutant general of the…

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Naval Academy welcomes new superintendent

July 23, 2014

Back in 2010, the secretary of the Navy and the chief of naval operations made a $100 bet with then-Naval Academy superintendent Vice Adm. Mike Miller that he wouldn't survive…

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Enlisted women to serve on attack submarines after 2020

July 23, 2014

With female officers having served in the boomer force for nearly three years, the Navy is aiming for women to make up a significant portion of the ballistic-missile submarine force…

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Japan’s Fleet BMD: Upgrades & UORs

July 23, 2014
Japan’s Fleet BMD: Upgrades & UORs

JS Kongou(click to view full) The JMSDF (Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force) is working closely with the USA on missile defense activities. Air Force cooperation has also improved by leaps…

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College’s recruiting practices draw congressional fire

July 23, 2014

Senators and student veteran leaders are working to dissuade would-be college students from using GI Bill funds to enroll at WyoTech and Heald, criticizing the schools' recent recruiting actions as…

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U.S. officials, lawmakers clash over Iraq policy

July 23, 2014

Senior U.S.

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FY2014 “Use It Or Lose It” Season Opening at the Pentagon

July 23, 2014

The US Department of Defense now expects to spend $26B more in procurement and research/development by the end of the current fiscal year (Sept. 30) than outlined in recent budget…

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Atheist group urges Congress to allow humanist military chaplains

July 23, 2014

More than one in five service members do not identify with a particular religion, according to Defense Department statistics. To better serve them, an organization is working to expand the…

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Olympian credits surviving ATV accident to training with Marine vet

July 22, 2014

Todd Honea discovered his calling, partly out of necessity, while in the Marines: to get fit and help others to do the same.

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General: Texas Guard to take observation role at border

July 22, 2014

Most of the 1,000 National Guard troops headed to the Texas-Mexico border will take up observational positions and detain people only if they interfere with their mission, a top general…

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Blue Angels add XO, screening after misconduct report

July 22, 2014

In the wake of a high-profile misconduct investigation of the Blue Angels, the Navy's top aviator announced sweeping changes to the flight demonstration squadron's unique structure - changes officials hope…

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Olympia, Wash., group working to save USS Olympia

July 22, 2014

The Washington State Friends of the USS Olympia want to assuage some guilt. They want to right a 120-year-old wrong.

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Attorney: Ventura deserves millions from Kyle

July 22, 2014

An attorney for former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura is asking a federal jury to award Ventura millions in damages for what he claims is a lie in a memoir by…

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VA nominee: ‘Change can be achieved’

July 22, 2014

At Bob McDonald's confirmation hearing Tuesday on his nomination to become the next Veterans Affairs Secretary, Sen.

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Fleet’s oldest deployable warship nears retirement

July 22, 2014

The fleet's oldest deployable warship is nearing its goodbye.

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