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  1. Gov. Rick Perry speaks during a July 21 news conference in Austin, Texas. Eric Gay / AP

    General: Texas Guard to take observation role at border

    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 over the deployment said Tuesday.

    • Jul. 22, 2014
  2. Military suicides declined slightly in 2013, Pentagon says

    Suicides in the military dropped by 6 percent last year, a decline that Pentagon officials hope signals a reversal in a tragic trend ó but that some advocates say does not reflect the true scope of the issue in the military and veterans' community.

    • Jul. 22, 2014
  3. Report: Open-air burn pits still in use in Afghanistan

    Two incinerators at a joint Afghan-U.S. airbase have been underused, needlessly exposing troops to toxic pollution generated from open-air burn pits still in operation, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction has found.

    • Jul. 22, 2014
  4. California won't send troops to Mexican border

    California Gov. Jerry Brown won't be deploying National Guard troops to the Mexican border like Texas is doing in response to an influx of immigrants, a state military official said Monday.

    • Jul. 22, 2014
  5. A non-Afghan soldier watches the site of a suicide attack on Tuesday on the deputy counter narcotic compound in Kabul. An Afghan official said that four security guards were killed and six others were wounded after a suicide bomber on a motorbike carried out the attack. Rahmat Gul / AP

    Suicide bomber kills 4 foreign guards in Kabul

    A suicide bomber on a motorcycle targeted a police compound housing foreign advisers in Kabul on Tuesday, killing four foreign security guards and wounding six, Afghan officials said.

    • Jul. 22, 2014
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    Erin Corwin Provided photo

    Marine who knew missing California woman arrested

    High Desert law enforcement suspect that a pregnant Marine spouse who has been missing for weeks may have been harmed by a former Marine with whom she was romantically involved.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
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    Ramon Morales, a police officer with the Richmond Police Department in Texas, pulls a woman from an oncoming freight train in an image taken from video. Staff

    Video: Marine veteran saves woman from oncoming freight train

    Some Marine Corps training will stick with you for life ó and sometimes, it will help save a life.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
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    Vice President Biden greets members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars on July 21 at the VFW National Convention in St. Louis. Robert Cohen / AP

    White House to launch new high-tech job training initiative for veterans

    New high-tech job training efforts being launched by the White House this week will include veteran-specific programs and placement efforts, Vice President Joe Biden told the Veterans of Foreign Wars annual convention on Monday.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
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    President Obama presents the Medal of Honor to former Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts during a July 21 ceremony at the White House. Alex Wong / Getty Images

    Ryan Pitts receives Medal of Honor for Battle of Wanat

    Former Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts received the Medal of Honor on Monday for his heroism during the Battle of Wanat in 2008, one of deadliest clashes of the Afghanistan War.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
  6. President Obama speaks to the press on Ukraine Monday outside the Oval Office at the White House in Washington. Jewel Samad / AFP via Getty Images

    Obama urges immediate access to Ukraine crash site

    President Barack Obama sternly called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to compel Kremlin-backed separatists to stop hampering the probe at the Ukraine site of a downed passenger jet and allow international investigators unfettered access.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
  7. President Obama makes a statement July 21 on the situation in Ukraine and Gaza. J. Scott Applewhite / AP

    Obama voices concern about casualties in Mideast

    President Obama called Monday for the international community to focus on ending the fighting in the Gaza Strip, as Secretary of State John Kerry headed to the Middle East to make a renewed push for a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
    • NEWS /
    Col. Tracy J. Tafolla

    Investigation reveals creepy details behind Marine colonel's firing

    An investigation into last year's firing of a senior Marine Corps officer reveals that at least six female subordinates told authorities he had touched them inappropriately or made lewd comments to them.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
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    A MARSOC critical skills operator. MARSOC

    MARSOC uses applicants' feedback to redesign workout prep program

    MARSOC fitness tips: don't skimp on the swimming and carry a 50-pound pack everywhere.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
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    President Obama shakes hands with former Procter & Gamble executive Robert McDonald, his nominee as the next Veterans Affairs secretary, at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington. Charles Dharapak / AP

    Report: Retaliation by supervisors common at VA

    A pharmacy supervisor at the VA was placed on leave after complaining about errors and delays in delivering medications to patients at a hospital in Palo Alto, California.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
  8. Texas governor to send 1,000 National Guard troops to border

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry will announce today that he plans to activate up to 1,000 National Guard troops to help guard the U.S.-Mexico border, a source in the governor's office told Military Times.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
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    Military burying Marine missing since WWII

    The remains of a Marine from northeastern Kentucky unaccounted for since last being seen on an island in the Pacific Ocean during World War II and will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
  9. A masked pro-Russian rebel stands as Peter Van Vilet, center left, team leader of Netherlands' National Forensic Investigations Team, speaks Monday to members of the OSCE's mission to Ukraine, while inspecting a refrigerated train loaded with the bodies of passengers in Torez, eastern Ukraine, 9 miles from the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Vadim Ghirda / AP

    U.N. to vote on crash resolution; Russia reluctant

    The U.N. Security Council will vote Monday on an Australia-proposed resolution demanding international access to the Ukraine plane crash site and a cease-fire around the area, with diplomats pressuring a reluctant Russia to approve it.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
  10. U.S. soldiers patrol the city of Fallujah, 30 miles west of Baghdad, in May 2003. Ahmed Al-Rubaye/AFP

    Study: Indirect link between combat and suicide risk

    One of the first comprehensive efforts to explain record suicides among soldiers during and after their deployments in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan finds an indirect link between deployment, combat and self-destructive urges, according to a paper publ

    • Jul. 21, 2014
  11. This 2012 photo provided by Rabbi Asher Hecht, shows Nissim Sean Carmeli, left, with Hecht in Jerusalem. AP/Rabbi Asher Hecht via Chabad of the Rio Grande

    2 Americans killed in fighting in Gaza Strip

    Max Steinberg and Nissim Sean Carmeli grew up in America. But they both developed a passion for Israel.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
  12.  MARSOC A&S Workout App

    App lets Marines share their workout progress with friends

    If you're interested in tracking and sharing your progress on the new MARSOC 10-week prep workout, it turns out, there's an app for that.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
  13. Editorial: MARSOC should disclose its attrition rates

    Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command has overhauled its 10-week fitness program designed to help would-be operators optimally prepare for the rigors of MARSOC's assessment and selection process.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
  14. WWII vet gets surprise $1K check after robbery

    A 101-year-old veteran in Carson City who was the victim of a home invasion robbery over the Memorial Day weekend has received a $1,000 check during a surprise visit from supporters.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
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    Aircraft with U.S. personnel lands in Ugandan road

    A small aircraft carrying U.S. military personnel made an emergency landing in the middle of a highway after running out of fuel, Ugandan police said Friday.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
  15. A member of Iraq's Special Weapons and Tactics Team stands guard as blindfolded suspected terrorists are displayed Sunday at the federal police headquarters in Basra, Iraq. Iraq's SWAT arrested 21 suspected terrorists during recent security operations in Basra, according to police. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani) Nabil al-Jurani / AP

    Overnight attacks in Iraq kill at least 16 people

    Attacks overnight in two Iraqi cities killed at least 16 people, officials said Monday as authorities struggle to stop the Sunni militants' offensive that has left huge areas in northern and western Iraq outside of government control.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
  16. Gen. Joseph Dunford testifies July 17 on Capitol Hill. Lauren Victoria Burke / AP

    Q&A spotlights Dunford's view on key issues

    Ahead of his confirmation hearing July 17 in Washington, Gen. Joseph Dunford provided the Senate Armed Services Committee with written responses to several policy questions designed to glean how he would lead the Marine Corps as its 36th commandant.

    • Jul. 20, 2014

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