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  1. A Fort Bliss soldiers is seen observing along the border in 2012, as part of 'Operation Nimbus II,' where active-duty soldiers from Fort Hood, Texas, and Fort Bliss provided air and ground reconnaissance and surveillance support to the Border Patrol. Staff Sgt. Keith Anderson/Army

    Guardsmen will not patrol border to catch illegal immigrants

    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 Texas National Guard.

    • Jul. 23, 2014
  2. Few takers in first year of Marine career sabbatical program

    The Marine Corps' offer to troops to take three years off from active duty has found few volunteers so far.

    • Jul. 23, 2014
  3. The Gereshk Storage and Distribution Center in Helmand province is a cold and dry storage facility designed to store, process and transport produce. The facility has stayed empty since it was completed in May 2013. Army

    Investigation: $3 million Helmand food storage facility never used

    The independent agency responsible for oversight of U.S.

    • Jul. 23, 2014
  4. Chris Pape and wife, Maj. Dana Pape, pose for a photo after his nomination for Armed Forces Insurance 2014 Air Force Spouse of the Year. Photos by Silver Lane Photography

    Website founder's goal to help male spouses connect

    Spouses are often swept into the hyperactive military lifestyle PCSing, becoming the primary caregiver, learning the lingo without a proper 'how-to' guide.

    • Jul. 23, 2014
  5. Flags lowered on Navajo Nation for Code Talker

    Flags are flying at half-staff on the Navajo Nation in honor of a Code Talker.

    • Jul. 23, 2014
  6. Marine vet says he was forgotten in VA clinic

    A veteran of the U.S. Marines says he was locked inside a central Florida community clinic operated by the Veteran's Administration.

    • Jul. 23, 2014
  7. Iraq War veteran Darin Welker, 36, holds one of his ducks at his home in West Lafayette, Ohio. Trevor Jones/AP

    Vet cited for therapy ducks will get day in court despite fine being paid

    An Army veteran who says his pet ducks help relieve his post-traumatic stress disorder is getting his day in court after being cited for violating an Ohio village ban, even though someone else already paid his fine.

    • Jul. 23, 2014
  8. Two Russian-built Sukhoi-25 jet fighters, like this one that belongs to the Iraq defense forces, were reportedly shot down Wednesday over eastern Ukraine. AFP via Getty Images

    2 Ukrainian military fighter jets shot down

    Russian-backed separatists shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets Wednesday in the eastern regions of the country, according to the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.

    • Jul. 23, 2014
  9. Memorial honoring injured veterans under way in D.C.

    Army Lt. Dawn Halfaker was on patrol 10 years ago in Baqubah, Iraq, when a rocket-propelled grenade tore through her military vehicle and exploded inside.

    • Jul. 23, 2014
  10. Man gets probation for crash that killed Warren airman

    A 23-year-old man who was involved in a crash in northern Colorado that killed two siblings and an Air Force senior airman has been sentenced to two years of supervised probation.

    • Jul. 23, 2014
  11. Change of command set for Army Parachute Team

    The U.S. Army Parachute Team is getting a new leader in a change of command ceremony.

    • Jul. 23, 2014
  12. A V-22 Osprey flies during the air show at AirVenture 2008. The (Oshkosh, Wis.) Northwestern

    Osprey to make rare Wisc. airshow appearance

    What's been described as 'one of the world's most unique military aircraft,' the MV-22 Osprey Tilt-Rotor, will return after a four-year hiatus at this year's AirVenture.

    • Jul. 23, 2014
  13. Medal of Honor Recipient former Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts makes his remarks during the Hall of Heroes Induction Ceremony on Tuesday at the Pentagon. Sgt. Mikki Sprenkle/Army

    Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts inducted into 'Hall of Heroes'

    Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts, amid one of the bloodiest battles of the war in Afghanistan, was badly injured and fighting for his life, when he paused to comfort his comrade as he lay dying, Sgt. Israel Garcia.

    • Jul. 22, 2014
  14. The Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, fly in the Diamond formation in May at the Rhode Island National Guard Open House Air Show. MC2 Kathryn E. Macdonald/Navy

    Blue Angels add XO, screening after misconduct report

    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 will yield a better-run squadron.

    • Jul. 22, 2014
  15. Gen. William Shelton, commander of the US Air Force Space Command in 2013. NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images

    Shelton: Russia's doubt over U.S. satellite capabilities shows 'desperation'

    Russian statements expressing skepticism that the U.S. can produce satellite images showing a surface-to-air missile shooting down the Malaysia Airlines jet on July 17 shows 'desperation' on Russia's part, the top Air Force space official said today.

    • Jul. 22, 2014
  16. Tyler Perry arrives at the world premiere of 'The Single Moms Club' on March 10 in Los Angeles. Chris Pizzello / AP

    Lawsuit: Tyler Perry interfered with studio plan at former Ga. Army base

    A Georgia entertainment company is suing Tyler Perry, accusing the filmmaker of unfairly working with government officials to transform a former military base into a studio for Perry's company.

    • Jul. 22, 2014
  17. Retired Sgt. Maj. John Joseph Sixta, the former top enlisted leader with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, was arrested in Arizona on child molestation charges. Sixta was portrayed by actor Neal Jones in 'Generation Kill,' a seven-part HBO miniseries about the initial invasion of Iraq. Yuma County Sheriff's Office

    Sergeant major portrayed in 'Generation Kill' faces child sex charges

    A retired battalion sergeant major who was depicted in the HBO miniseries 'Generation Kill,' was arrested in Yuma, Arizona, and charged with sex offenses involving a minor. It's the second time in a month he has faced child sex abuse allegations.

    • Jul. 22, 2014
  18. The amphibious transport dock Denver was commissioned in 1968. Lance Cpl. Katelyn Hunter / Marine Corps

    Fleet's oldest deployable warship nears retirement

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

    • Jul. 22, 2014
  19. A Malaysian air crash investigator on July 22 takes pictures of wreckage at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 near the village of Hrabove, Ukraine. Vadim Ghirda / AP

    U.S.: Russia 'created the conditions' for shoot-down of airliner

    Senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday that Russia was responsible for 'creating the conditions' that led to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but they offered no evidence of direct Russian government involvement.

    • Jul. 22, 2014
  20. If confirmed by the Senate to be the next secretary of veterans affairs, former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald promised dramatic moves within his first 90 days on the job. Getty Images

    VA nominee: 'Change can be achieved'

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

    • Jul. 22, 2014
  21. The 12-year-old girl who was stabbed 19 times, allegedly by two classmates, anonymously received a Purple Heart. Marine Corps

    Donor gives Purple Heart to 12-year-old stabbing victim

    The Waukesha girl who was stabbed 19 times, allegedly by two classmates who thought her death would please a fictional online character, has received a special gift.

    • Jul. 22, 2014
  22. Iraq War veteran Darin Welker, 36, holds one of his ducks at his home in West Lafayette, Ohio. Trevor Jones/Coshocton Tribune

    Stranger pays veteran's duck fine without his OK

    What appears to be a citizen trying to do a good deed might deny a disabled veteran the day in court he wants.

    • Jul. 22, 2014
  23. Study uses EEGs to guide treatment for depression

    Electroencephalograms, or EEGs, which measure electrical activity in the brain, show promise in improving treatment for depression and consequently lowering post-traumatic stress symptoms and suicidal tendencies, a new military medical study has found.

    • Jul. 22, 2014
  24. A Marine Honor Guard folds a ceremonial flag during a July 21 memorial service for Joseph Raymond Giesel at the Roseburg National Cemetery Annex in Rosebureg, Ore. Mike Henneke / AP

    Officer who trained first black Marines laid to rest

    A World War II officer who trained the country's first black Marines was laid to rest at the Roseburg National Cemetery Annex.

    • Jul. 22, 2014
  25. Under mounting world pressure, pro-Russian rebels handed over data-filled 'black boxes' from the Boeing 777 downed over eastern Ukraine to Malaysian officials who met the train in Donetsk early Tuesday. Damien Simonart / AFP

    Train carrying bodies from MH17 arrives in Kharkiv

    Four refrigerated rail cars carrying the bodies of 282 of the 298 victims of a downed Malaysian jetliner arrived in the city of Kharkiv, controlled by the Ukrainian national government, en route to Amsterdam.

    • Jul. 22, 2014
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