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  1. A MARSOC Marine waits for a Marine Vessel-22B Osprey to land near Coloardo Springs, Colo. The Marine Corps just announce the creation of a new primary MOS for MARSOC officers. Lance Cpl. Coleman / Marine Corps

    Marines approve new primary MOS for MARSOC officers

    The commandant of the Marine Corps has approved a new primary military occupational specialty that will allow Marine officers the opportunity to spend a career in the Corps' special operations command.

    • Jul. 28, 2014
  2. Reductions in end strength have to equate to thinning the operating force, Army leadership explains. Army

    One retired colonel is campaigning for more cuts and Congress is listening

    The Army insists cutting the service down to 420,000 cannot be done.

    • Jul. 28, 2014
  3. Gunnery Sgt. Daniel Price Marine Corps

    MARSOC gunnery sergeant to receive posthumous Silver Star

    A MARSOC gunnery sergeant who was killed while fighting insurgents in Afghanistan, will be awarded the military's third-highest award for valor on Tuesday, MARSOC officials announced.

    • Jul. 28, 2014
  4. Tamryn Klapheke Photo courtesy of Klapheke family

    CPS worker in 2012 Dyess toddler death charged with evidence tampering

    Abilene, Texas, police have charged a former state child protective services worker with tampering with evidence in the case of a toddler found dead at her Dyess Air Force Base home nearly two years ago.

    • Jul. 28, 2014
  5. Spc. Bradley Darnell, an Army food service specialist, shaved a semester off his associate degree from Central Texas College with credit for his military training. Lance Rosenfield

    Top TA & GI Bill schools: Most popular colleges cater to troops by taking classes to them

    Schools known for their flexible learning options are by far the most popular among both active-duty service members using tuition assistance and veterans and their dependents using the Post-9/11 GI Bill, government data show.

    • Jul. 28, 2014
  6. Boatswains Mate Seaman Yeshabel Villot-Carrasco died on board the destroyer James E. Williams June 19. MC3 Lacordrick Wilson / Navy

    Sailor dies aboard destroyer Williams

    A Norfolk-based sailor died on deployment last month, the Defense Department announced Monday.

    • Jul. 28, 2014
  7. Gov. Rick Perry, center, speaks during a news conference July 21. Perry announced he is deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops over the next month to the Texas-Mexico border. Eric Gay / AP

    Five Questions with Texas Gov. Rick Perry: U.S.-Mexico Border

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has accused the federal government of failing to provide enough resources on the U.S.-Mexico border to stop the flow of undocumented immigrants, including more than 57,000 children who have illegally crossed into the U.S.

    • Jul. 28, 2014
  8. Senate Veterans' Affairs Chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., left, accompanied by House Veterans' Affairs Chairman Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., speaks during a July 28 news conference on Capitol Hill. J. Scott Applewhite / AP

    VA reform bill to get vote this week

    In a dramatic legislative turnaround, the chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans' Affairs committees on Monday unveiled plans for a $17 billion compromise VA reform bill that funds the hiring of more clinicians, expands private care options and makes i

    • Jul. 28, 2014
  9. Jury says it is stuck in Ventura case after 5 days

    The jury weighing former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura's defamation lawsuit against 'American Sniper' author Chris Kyle told the judge Monday they didn't think they could reach a unanimous verdict, but he asked them to keep trying.

    • Jul. 28, 2014
  10. Secretary of State John Kerry leaves after speaking at a July 28 news conference at the State Department in Washington. Cliff Owen / AP

    U.S. fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry

    Obama administration officials were fuming Monday over a torrent of Israeli criticism of Secretary of State John Kerry's latest bid to secure a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas.

    • Jul. 28, 2014
  11. Study: Young military men report more sexual dysfunction than civilians

    Young troops suffer from erectile dysfunction at nearly three times the rate of civilians their own age, according to a new study out of the University of Southern California.

    • Jul. 28, 2014
  12. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response take cover from debris blasted by an MV-22B Osprey. SPMAGTF-Crisis Response serves as a model for the new Middle East-based unit. Cpl. Michael Petersheim/Marine Corps

    Corps assembles next crisis response task force in Middle East

    The Marine Corps is preparing to dispatch its second task force designed specifically for crisis response this time to the Middle East in order to position for rapid response in that part of the world.

    • Jul. 28, 2014
  13. Petty Officer 2nd Class Dmitry Chepusov was declared dead Dec. 14 in Kaiserslautern, Germany, after being found unresponsive in the passenger seat of a vehicle driven by Air Force Staff Sgt. Sean Oliver, according to police. Screenshot

    For Germans, death penalty is concern in U.S. airman's murder trial

    Nearly a week after German police discovered the lifeless body of a U.S. sailor inside a car in Kaiserslautern Dec. 14, the remains were turned over to the U.S. armed forces regional medical examiner.

    • Jul. 28, 2014
  14. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, with Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., speaks during a news conference Thursday on Capitol Hill in Washington. The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a plan to fix a veterans' health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays. AP

    Deal on veterans' health care costs at least $15B

    A bipartisan deal to improve veterans health care would authorize at least $15 billion in emergency spending to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays.

    • Jul. 28, 2014
  15. Grant helps launch nursing program for veterans

    A $1 million federal grant to the University of Michigan-Flint will assist military veterans in earning an accelerated degree in nursing.

    • Jul. 28, 2014
  16. Online university to give discount to community college grads

    Missouri's community colleges have a new tuition agreement with an online university.

    • Jul. 28, 2014
  17. Va. to join higher ed distance learning agreement

    Virginia higher education officials are working to make it easier for students to take online classes and for universities to offer them.

    • Jul. 28, 2014
  18. University of Maryland University College students participate in class discussion during their Sociology of Disasters class at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. Rob Curtis/Staff

    Most popular colleges for TA and GI Bill

    American Military University continued its dominance of the military tuition assistance market in fiscal 2013, while the University of Phoenix more than doubled the Post-9/11 GI Bill enrollment of its closest competitor.

    • Jul. 28, 2014
  19. Army veteran Wayne Walden demonstrates exercises at his home in Washington, D.C., on Monday, July 14, 2014. (Mike Morones/Staff) Mike Morones/Gannett Government Media

    Military Muscle: 5 drills for a stronger back

    Here are some exercises that can be worked in both the strengthening phase as well as a treatment phase for people with back pain.

    • Jul. 28, 2014
  20. A pro-Russian rebel touches the MH17 wreckage at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 on July 22, near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine. Vadim Ghirda / AP

    U.N. rights chief: Flight 17 possible war crime

    The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 may be a war crime, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Monday.

    • Jul. 28, 2014
  21. Most popular colleges methodology

    The tuition assistance chart shows the 50 institutions of higher education most popular with service members using that education benefit in fiscal 2013.

    • Jul. 28, 2014
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