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{FD} 71-year-old Army veteran graduates high school 52 years later

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A 71-year-old army veteran is preparing for his high school graduation after missing his 1964 graduation because he was enlisted, a day he’s now regretted missing for decades. Continue reading

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{FD} Chelsea Manning releases first photo of herself after prison: ‘Here I am everyone’

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Pvt. Chelsea Manning posted the first photo of herself on Thursday, a day after she was released from a Kansas military prison for providing classified government materials to WikiLeaks. Continue reading

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{FD} Chelsea Manning freed from Kansas military prison

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Pvt. Chelsea Manning, the transgender soldier convicted of giving classified government materials to WikiLeaks, was freed from a Kansas military prison early Wednesday morning after serving seven years of her 35-year sentence. Continue reading

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{FD} Chelsea Manning to remain in Army, receive health care benefits after prison release

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Chelsea Manning will remain on active duty following her release from military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas on May 17, the U.S. Army said Sunday. Continue reading

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{FD} Immigrants explain why they’re joining the US Army

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Army Specialist Tue Minh Do Nguyen is among nearly a hundred immigrants celebrating their naturalization and graduation from Fort Jackson’s Army Basic Combat Training. Continue reading

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{FD} Candidate for secretary of Army pulls out amid controversy

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President Donald Trump’s choice for Army secretary withdrew his nomination on Friday in the face of growing criticism over his remarks about Muslims, and gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans. Continue reading

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{FD} US senator wounded in Iraq opposes Trump pick for Army post

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A senator wounded in combat says President Donald Trump’s pick for Army secretary isn’t fit to lead the service. Continue reading

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{FD} Top Senate Dem to oppose Trump’s pick for Army secretary

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The Senate’s top Democrat says he’ll vote against President Donald Trump’s pick for Army secretary over the disparaging comments the nominee has made about LGBT people and other groups of Americans. Continue reading

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{FD} Army releases haunting images of combat photographer’s death in Afghanistan

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The Army this week released haunting images showing the moment a mortar tube accidentally exploded during live-fire training in Afghanistan, killing the photographer behind the lens. Continue reading

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{FD} US Army paratrooper killed fighting ISIS in Iraq is identified

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25-year-old Weston C. Lee was killed after an improvised explosive device detonated near his patrol in Mosul. Continue reading

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{FD} Pentagon names Army Rangers killed fighting ISIS in Afghanistan

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The Rangers may have been killed by friendly fire from Afghan forces. Continue reading

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{FD} Friendly fire may have killed 2 Army Rangers in Afghanistan

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The Pentagon says the two Army Rangers killed during a raid on an Islamic State compound in Afghanistan may have died as a result of friendly fire. Continue reading

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{FD} Army should consider PTSD in gauging how it discharges vets, lawsuit says

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A federal lawsuit alleges the U.S. Army has issued less-than-honorable discharges for potentially thousands of service members without adequately considering the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health conditions. Continue reading

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{FD} Army private reunited with dog after court battle

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A Ohio Army private did something she never thought would happen again: She hugged her dog, Buck. Continue reading

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{FD} One dead, 4 injured in explosion at Army ammunition plant in Missouri

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DEVELOPING: One person has died and three were injured Tuesday after an explosion at an Army ammunition plant in Missouri, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump Calls Destroyer Commanders to Thank Them for Syria Strikes

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President Donald Trump thanked Cmdrs. Russell Caldwell and Andria Slough, commanding officers of the Ross and Porter respectively. Continue reading

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{FD} 5 Things to Start Your Week

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Here are five news stories and events to start your week. Continue reading

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{FD} Carrier Strike Group Sails Toward Korea After North’s Missile Test

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The Carl Vinson carrier strike group was ordered to cancel planned port visits in Australia and head toward the Korean peninsula. Continue reading

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{FD} Combat Vet, Doctor, State Senator Tapped for Army Secretary

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Trump has nominated Dr. Mark E. Green, a state senator and decorated West Point graduate, to be the 23rd secretary of the Army. Continue reading

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{FD} SGLI System Upgrade Allows Troops to Make Changes at Home

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U.S. sailors are now able to update their SGLI) information online, a major upgrade from the previous, old-fashioned method. Continue reading

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{FD} Army Announces Deployment of 1,500 Alaska-Based Troops

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The deployment of the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne, 25th Infantry Division to Afghanistan is part of a regular rotation. Continue reading

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{FD} First Two Marines Punished in Facebook Probe; Dozens More Investigated

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The Marine Corps has taken its first punitive action as part of an effort to crack down on misogynistic internet postings. Continue reading

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{FD} The Most Read Stories This Week on Military.com

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Here’s a look at the most popular stories this week on Military.com. Continue reading

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{FD} US Launches Cruise Missile Strike on Syria

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The U.S. military has launched cruise missiles at targets in Syria in response to the recent deadly chemical attack against civilians. Continue reading

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{FD} Army Commemorates 100th Anniversary of US Entering WWI

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A modest ceremony at the Pentagon marked the decision by Congress on April 6, 1917, to declare war on Imperial Germany. Continue reading

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{FD} Two-Star: Poor Communication May Have Spurred Pilots’ Refusal to Fly

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Rear Adm. DeWolfe Miller said the decision may reflect a lack of info about how much the service is doing to address the problem. Continue reading

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{FD} Five Marines Walk Away From CH-53 ‘Hard Landing’ in Yuma

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The helo was conducting a training mission in support of Yuma’s Weapons and Tactics Instructor school when the mishap took place. Continue reading

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{FD} More Drill Instructors Accused of Hazing to Face Court-Martial

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The Marine Corps has formally charged former two drill instructors accused of hazing recruits at Parris Island in South Carolina. Continue reading

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{FD} Navy Announces Two-Day Grounding for T-45s After Pilot Strike

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The pause will allow time for the Navy leadership to speak with the pilots, listen to concerns, and discuss risk mitigations. Continue reading

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{FD} The Most Talked About Stories This Week on Military.com

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Here are the stories generating the most comments this week on Military.com, along with a sampling of responses. Continue reading

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{FD} Spot’s Back: Marines Resume Testing With Four-Legged Robot

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After a long hiatus, the Marine Corps is about to start experimenting again with one of its most fanciful concepts. Continue reading

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{FD} Budget Woes Threaten Marine Corps Plan to Defeat Enemy Drones

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A yearlong continuing resolution would threaten the Marine Corps’ strategy to counter enemy unmanned aerial systems. Continue reading

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{FD} Army Approves New Award Devices for Combat

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The new devices are similar to the distinguished V device for valor, which was authorized decades ago for wear on Army ribbons. Continue reading

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{FD} Army Shows Off Its Lightest Combat Helmet Ever

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Officials said that the newest combat helmet will feel significantly lighter to soldiers while providing the same protection. Continue reading

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{FD} Marines Killed in Chattanooga Shooting to Receive Heroism Medal

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Two Marines who died during a shooting in Chattanooga will receive a medal the service reserves for acts of non-combat heroism. Continue reading

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{FD} Marines to Offer Retention Bonuses for F-35, V-22, F-18 Pilots

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The Marine Corps is set to offer retention bonuses for aviators for the first time since 2011. Continue reading

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{FD} Memo to the Marine Corps: Don’t Pretend It’s Just a PR Problem

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Following almost every scandal, the person, company or government entity responsible is tempted chalk it up as “a PR problem.” Continue reading

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{FD} New Details on Surprise Deployment as More Soldiers Head to War

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The Pentagon released new details behind the recent surprise deployment of about 200 82nd Airborne paratroopers to Iraq. Continue reading

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{FD} US official calls on Kosovo to retract law on creating army

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A senior United States official is calling on Kosovo leaders to retract a draft law on the transformation of its security force into a regular army and to continue consultations on the issue with the country’s ethnic minorities. Continue reading

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{FD} Marine Corps Reviews Chow Hall Options as Fitness Division Activates

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In a push to develop a more holistically healthy force, the Marine Corps is creating a Force Fitness Division. Continue reading

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{FD} UN’s proposed nuclear weapons ban ‘unrealistic,’ US general tells Congress

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The top U.S. general in Europe said Tuesday the United Nations’ proposed ban on nuclear weapons had serious problems, telling Congress that it was “just not realistic” amid ongoing threats from North Korea and Russia. Continue reading

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{FD} In Leadership Push, Navy Nixes Most Computer-Based General Training

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The Navy wants annual training on topics such as suicide prevention to be more than a ritual of clicking and scrolling. Continue reading

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{FD} Troubled Fort Bragg fire station needs repairs, congressman says

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Military firefighters stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina are working at a fire station the Public Affairs Officer Thomas McCollum exhibits poor working conditions. Continue reading

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{FD} Deadly Hornet Crash Result of Low Dive During Strafing Run

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The mishap appeared to be the result of a controlled flight into terrain, according to a newly released investigation. Continue reading

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{FD} Army to Require Soldiers to Test for Expert Action Badge

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The Expert Action Badge, an annual physical and skill-based test, will be similar to the prestigious Expert Infantryman Badge. Continue reading

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{FD} Marine Trademark Office Quietly Joins Fight Against Online Misogyny

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The Marine Corps Trademark and Licensing Office has taken on Disgruntled Decks, a game filled with inside jokes and crass humor. Continue reading

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{FD} Sailor Briefly in Irish Custody After Alleged Sexual Assault

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A U.S. sailor is in the hands of the Navy after being taken into custody by Irish authorities on suspicion of sexual assault. Continue reading

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{FD} Army Chief in Europe Wants More Weapons to Combat Russian Threat

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NATO’s supreme commander called Thursday for an escalated military buildup in Europe to deter Russia. Continue reading

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{FD} Chief: Army Will Need Smaller Units for Megacity Combat

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Preparing for urban warfare will mean redesigning fighting units to better cope with the compartmenting nature of city streets. Continue reading

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{FD} Construction begins on long-awaited Army Museum

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The United States Army is the only branch of the military without a national museum — but not for long. Continue reading

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