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Former Navy pilot Gene Cernan, last astronaut on the moon, dies at 82

Former astronaut Gene Cernan, the last person to walk on the moon who returned to Earth with a messa…

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Former Navy pilot Gene Cernan, last astronaut on the moon, dies at 82

Former astronaut Gene Cernan, the last person to walk on the moon who returned to Earth with a messa…

Head of D.C. National Guard asked to stay through inauguration

The departing head of the District of Columbia National Guard says he was asked to stay in his job a…

One Marine killed, second wounded in training accident

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Istanbul gunman captured after more than 2 weeks on run

Turkish police captured the gunman who carried out the deadly New Year's nightclub attack in Istanbu…

Former Navy pilot Gene Cernan, last astronaut on the moon, dies at 82

Former astronaut Gene Cernan, the last person to walk on the moon who returned to Earth with a messa…

Oman says it accepts 10 Guantanamo Bay detainees

Oman said Monday it accepted 10 detainees from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay ahead of President…

Iraqi troops advance in eastern Mosul amid fierce clashes

Iraqi special forces battled Islamic State militants on Monday in two key neighborhoods in the easte…

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VA by the numbers: Has the department made progress?

A look at some key statistics of veterans programs as the bureaucracy prepares to change leaders.

Kremlin counts days to Trump's inauguration, blasts Obama

Exulted by Donald Trump's victory in the U.S., the Kremlin is counting the days to his inauguration…

In his own words: Mattis on the challenges facing the military

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Video: Guiding the Greatest Generation

The Honor Flight Network brings veterans from all over the country to visit their war memorials in D…

Video: Army combat vet teaches MMA for PTSD

Todd Vance, a veteran-turned-social-worker uses his MMA training to help fight PTSD and substance ab…

The military's massive valor awards review will result in fewer than 100 upgrades

More than 1,300 medal citations were examined for battlefield heroics since 9/11.

VA Secretary Robert McDonald's advice to vets

Outgoing Veterans Affairs Department Secretary Robert McDonald said he looks forward to being able t…

Best for Vets: Employers survey launched

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Moving beyond talk therapy for PTSD — a challenge for the next VA secretary

We need to pay more than lip service to nontraditional PTSD treatments. We need to fund studies look…

DoD issues new guidance for veterans seeking discharge upgrades, military record corrections

The Defense Department announced Friday a renewed effort to ensure veterans know how to request a re…

Defense official: Service's MWR funding issues remain unresolved

A defense official says the way forward may come in the form of a proposal, still in the works, that…

Survey: High operational tempo still affecting military families

The stresses of frequent deployments, despite the drawdowns, continue.

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Defense officials approve expanded veterans online shopping benefit

Defense officials have given the green light to allow all honorably discharged veterans to shop at o…

Marine families raise concerns their children's cancers may be linked to South Carolina base

Two Marine Corps wives are stepping up their quest for answers about whether their children's cancer…

As Obama leaves office, goal on homeless veterans goes unmet

Pledges by President Barack Obama and a national nonprofit organization to end homelessness among ve…

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Video: Army combat vet teaches MMA for PTSD

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New Year's fitness plans already flat? Get tips from 5 bodybuilders in uniform

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Report: Adam Driver, Sylvester Stallone to star in story of 82nd Airborne quadruple amputee

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