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Robert Bales among former troops and contractors petitioning Trump for pardons over war crimes
Getting action in the case of former Staff Sgt. Robert Bales is "admittedly a long shot," his lawyer said
The US is only ‘marginally’ ready for a war with Russia or China, new assessment finds
Despite record budgets in recent years, the U.S. military is underfunded and needs more troops, planes, ships, and high-tech assets if it wants to be ready to wage long-term war with foes like Russia and China
Veteran died hours after 2 calls to suicide hotline went unheeded, Inspector General finds
A veteran died on the Fourth of July 2018 after two calls to the suicide hotline went unheeded.
Trump approves Congressional Gold Medal for legendary WWII jungle fighters known as ‘Merrill’s Marauders’
President Donald Trump has signed into law a bill authorizing the Congressional Gold Medal for the legendary all-volunteer jungle fighters of World War II known as Merrill's Marauders
Trump says service members won’t have to pay back deferred payroll taxes — if he wins
President Donald Trump pledged that service members and Defense Department civilians won't have to pay back the extra money that will be in their paychecks through the end of the year under the payroll tax deferral plan — if he wins re-election in November
Wilkie says bigger VA budget is proof Trump backs veterans and troops
Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie cited increased spending and support for veterans and troops Sunday as a defense against allegations President Donald Trump routinely disparaged the military and called those who fell in battle "losers" and "suckers"
Medal of Honor recipient Ron Rosser, who charged into enemy trenches during the Korean War, has died
Retired Army Master Sgt. Ronald Rosser, who earned the Medal of Honor in Korea by charging three times alone into enemy trenches to fight off the Chinese and save the wounded, died Wednesday at age 90 in Bumpus Mills, Tenn
Pentagon Inspector General looking into the response to active shooters on military bases
The project will look at training, policy documents, and more.
Meet the only man to witness all three atomic blasts of World War II
More than 600,000 men and women worked on the Manhattan Project nationwide, but only one of them bore witness to all three major atomic blasts in 1945 that led to the end of World War II
Back from the brink: 4 veterans who beat COVID-19 tell their stories
Four veterans over the age of 65, and each with underlying conditions that made them susceptible to COVID-19, share their stories of what it took to beat the virus.
The Pentagon’s new flag restrictions also apply to sports pennants and LGBT Pride flags
Defense Secretary Mark Esper's list of flags authorized for display, issued July 17, effectively bans by omission the Confederate flag. It also apparently applies to the rainbow Pride flag; the "Jolly Roger;" the flags of most organizations; and even the flags and pennants of sports teams
US Forces Japan bans display of Confederate flag
U.S. Forces Japan has joined U.S. Forces Korea in banning the display of the Confederate flag, the latest move by the military aimed at preventing racial division in the ranks
A gun store robber tried to get off easy by claiming Purple Hearts
The feds saw right through his ruse
The Army is reviewing the Confederate Memorial featuring slaves at Arlington National Cemetery
The Army, which has jurisdiction over Arlington National Cemetery, confirmed that the service is working with the Defense Department "on guidance for display of divisive symbols," including the Confederate Memorial
US returns remains of 147 soldiers in largest-ever Korean War repatriation
"Our missing and unaccounted for service members are entitled to one certainty — that they will never be forgotten"
In an unusual step, US Forces Korea permits protests on bases
U.S. service members are exercising their rights as citizens to free speech and assembly on military bases with the approval of Army Gen. Robert B. "Abe" Abrams, commander of U.S. Forces Korea, and other base commanders
Minnesota National Guard carrying guns and ammo in response to ‘credible threat,’ general says
As law enforcement officials brace for another night of violent protests in Minneapolis, Minnesota National Guard members activated to support them are now armed and carrying ammunition, the general in charge said Sunday
Arlington National Cemetery closed to all but family pass holders on Memorial Day
The cemetery will be closed to the general public through Memorial Day weekend, with restricted access for family pass holders.
An airman and Marine are headed to space in the first US manned launch in nearly a decade
NASA is relying on the skills and experience of an active-duty Air Force colonel and a retired Marine colonel to put the U.S. back in the business of manned space launches after a nine-year hiatus
Medal of Honor recipient Bennie Adkins dies of COVID-19 at 86
Retired Army Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie Adkins, a Medal of Honor recipient and Special Forces legend through three tours in Vietnam, died Friday at age 86 after a 23-day last battle against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)
Pentagon considering stop-loss order to maintain troop levels during COVID-19 pandemic
The Defense Department is considering bringing back "stop-loss" orders as a last resort to keep troops in the ranks past their separation dates in the ongoing fight against the novel coronavirus, according to Pentagon officials
US troops at Camp Taji in Iraq now have to deal with toxic waste on top of rocket attacks
In addition to frequent and sometimes deadly rocket attacks, U.S. troops at Camp Taji, Iraq, have had to cope with potential burn pit exposure to toxic waste dumped by a contractor, according to the Defense Department's Inspector General
The Pentagon awarded $876 million in contracts meant for disabled vets to ineligible companies, IG says
Small businesses owned or run by disabled veterans may have been cheated out of hundreds of millions of dollars in Defense Department contracts by unscrupulous firms who were ineligible for the awards, the Pentagon's Inspector General reported Thursday.
Neo-Nazi group membership may not get you booted from the military, officials say
Membership in a white supremacist or neo-Nazi group won't necessarily get a U.S. service member tossed out of the military, defense officials told a House subcommittee Tuesday
US troops treated for traumatic brain injury in Iranian missile attack could receive Purple Hearts
The dozens of troops who suffered traumatic brain injury (TBI) from the concussive effects of Iranian airstrikes on Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, are eligible for Purple Hearts, the Pentagon said Monday. But the individual services must still decide whether to award them