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Capitol Hill

Stopgap Homeland Security spending bill fails in House

Stopgap Homeland Security spending bill fails in HouseThe House has rejected a stopgap spending bill for the Homeland Security Department with just hours to go before a midnight deadline to fund the agency or see it begin to partially shut down.
  • Capitol Hill
  • 10 minutes ago
Health Care

Researchers seek combat troops with lung symptoms

Researchers seek combat troops with lung symptomsArmy doctors seeking to find out more about relationships between deployment and breathing problems
  • Health Care
  • 1 hour, 36 minutes ago
News

Islamic State threat boosts business for Kurdish gunsmith

Islamic State threat boosts business for Kurdish gunsmithCustomers wait on a bench for their weapons to be prepared at gunsmith Bahktiyar Sadr-Aldeen’s repair shop on Wednesday, in Irbil, northern Iraq.
  • News
  • 4 hours, 30 minutes ago
Pentagon

U.S. rescinds rule requiring tribunal judges to move to Guantanamo

U.S. rescinds rule requiring tribunal judges to move to GuantanamoOfficials have rescinded a new rule requiring U.S. military judges presiding over tribunals at Guantanamo Bay to relocate to the base in Cuba.
  • Pentagon
  • 4 hours, 48 minutes ago
Capitol Hill

Lawmaker: Lower drinking age for active duty service members

Lawmaker: Lower drinking age for active duty service membersighteen-year-old active duty service members can vote, smoke and fight for their country, but they can't have a drink — a Maryland Senator is looking to change that.
  • Capitol Hill
  • 7 hours, 3 minutes ago
Pentagon

Battle of Mosul: Iraqis face ferocious enemy

Battle of Mosul: Iraqis face ferocious enemyAs the decisive Battle of Mosul looms, worries about the Iraqi Army's capability persist
  • Pentagon
  • 7 hours, 39 minutes ago
On Base

AAFES ties Wal-Mart for low satisfaction

AAFES ties Wal-Mart for low satisfactionArmy and Air Force Exchange Service stores are now tied with Wal-Mart stores for the lowest ranking in customer satisfaction among the largest retailers, according to a national survey of customers.
  • On Base
  • 7 hours, 52 minutes ago
Capitol Hill

Lawmaker: SEAL Chris Kyle should rate Medal of Honor

Lawmaker: SEAL Chris Kyle should rate Medal of HonorA Texas lawmaker has proposed a bill urging the Pentagon to award the late Navy SEAL Chris Kyle the nation's highest award for valor.
  • Capitol Hill
  • 8 hours, 6 minutes ago
News

A case against 'Thank you for your service'

A case against 'Thank you for your service'A New York Times column discusses troop reactions to "Thank you for your service."
  • News
  • 3 days, 5 hours ago
Entertainment

'Wounded': 12-part WWP series is on Netflix & YouTube

'Wounded': 12-part WWP series is on Netflix & YouTube12-part documentary series showcases veterans struggles post-service
  • Entertainment
  • 9 hours, 7 minutes ago
Capitol Hill

Some in GOP say DHS funding lapse not a big deal

Some in GOP say DHS funding lapse not a big dealNumerous House Republicans say it's preferable to let the Homeland Security Department go unfunded for a few days, at least, if that's the cost of undoing a White House immigration policy they consider unlawful.
  • Capitol Hill
  • 10 hours, 29 minutes ago
News

Iran test fires new weapon in naval drill

Iran test fires new weapon in naval drillIran's Revolutionary Guard on Friday announced it has test fired a "new strategic weapon" in the final day of a large-scale naval and air defense drill, saying the system would play a key role in any future battle against the United States.
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  • 10 hours, 41 minutes ago
News

Col. Paul Green, member of Tuskegee Airmen, dies at 91

Col. Paul Green, member of Tuskegee Airmen, dies at 91Col. Paul L. Green, one of the Tuskegee Airmen — the legendary black pilots who escorted U.S. aircraft during World War II — has died in a Southern California senior care home. He was 91.
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  • 20 hours, 24 minutes ago
News

Spartan Pegasus

Spartan PegasusSpartan Pegasus 2015
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  • 20 hours, 36 minutes ago
Capitol Hill

CMC: Readiness shortfalls risk young American lives

CMC: Readiness shortfalls risk young American livesReadiness shortfalls could translate to preventable deaths if the U.S. finds itself embroiled in another major fight, Marine Corps Commandant Joseph Dunford warned a congressional panel Thursday.
  • Capitol Hill
  • 23 hours, 36 minutes ago
Pentagon

NATO ready to advise Libya on security, eyes more drones

NATO ready to advise Libya on security, eyes more dronesNATO's chief says the alliance is ready to advise Libya's government on defense and security issues, saying the deteriorating situation in the country is posing new security threats for Europe that require a more robust defense.
  • Pentagon
  • 1 day ago
News

Gannett Government Media honored with two awards

Gannett Government Media honored with two awardsGannett Government Media has been honored with two awards from the White House National Press Photographers Association's 2015 Eyes of History contest.
  • News
  • 1 day ago
Veterans

Vet advocacy group: Fix VA health now

Vet advocacy group: Fix VA health nowConcerned Veterans for America executives say that law doesn't go far enough to fix the VA's chronic problems, prompting them to organize a bipartisan group to address the issue and propose solutions.
  • Veterans
  • 1 day, 1 hour ago
Benefits

Private-vehicle shipper: 'We're ready to go'

Private-vehicle shipper: 'We're ready to go'The contractor in charge of shipping service members' privately owned vehicles to and from overseas has taken steps – and is checking and re-checking their processes – to avoid a repeat of last year's problems that resulted in large numbers of delays for...
  • Benefits
  • 1 day, 1 hour ago
Health Care

Advocacy groups split over proposed Tricare reforms

Advocacy groups split over proposed Tricare reformsMilitary service organizations voice support for reform with reservations
  • Health Care
  • 1 day, 3 hours ago
Veterans

VA: Choice program isn't being ditched

VA: Choice program isn't being ditchedBut White House requests for shifting funds out of the program have upset lawmakers who want more private care options.
  • Veterans
  • 1 day, 3 hours ago
Capitol Hill

Medal of Honor sought for 'American Sniper' Chris Kyle

Medal of Honor sought for 'American Sniper' Chris KyleA Texas congressman is lobbying to award the Congressional Medal of Honor to Chris Kyle, whose life and military career were the subject of the book and blockbuster film American Sniper.
  • Capitol Hill
  • 1 day, 3 hours ago
News

Frontline Photos February 26, 2015

Frontline Photos February 26, 2015U.S. Army paratroopers get a M119 howitzer ready for combat during a heavy drop mission at the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany on Wednesday.
  • News
  • 1 day, 4 hours ago
News

Identity of Islamic State's 'Jihadi John' revealed

Identity of Islamic State's 'Jihadi John' revealedThe BBC and 'The Washington Post' have identified the Islamic State militant known as 'Jihadi John.' The news comes as the terrorist group has reportedly abducted 220 Assyrian Christians.
  • News
  • 1 day, 5 hours ago
Pentagon

Pentagon removes newsstands from walkways

Pentagon removes newsstands from walkwaysPentagon visitors will have to find something else to shield their head from the rain — the military has removed newspaper dispensers from the property.
  • Pentagon
  • 1 day, 5 hours ago
News

Politicians pressuring VA to eliminate backlog

Politicians pressuring VA to eliminate backlogHouse republican representitive Sean Duffy and democrat Gwen Moore are part of a bipartisan effort to push Veterans Affairs to reduce and ultimately eliminate the backlog that's been delaying veterans' appeals and claims.
  • News
  • 1 day, 5 hours ago
News

Community rallies around homeless blind veteran

Community rallies around homeless blind veteranA community in Texas is coming together to support a blind veteran recently evicted from his apartment.
  • News
  • 1 day, 5 hours ago
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