Senior Airman Gabrielle Oaxaca takes retired veteran Barry Silva's blood pressure during his dialysis treatment Oct. 13, 2010, at the David Grant USAF Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base, Calif. (U.S. Air Force/Tech. Sgt. Bennie J. Davis III)

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With the federal deficit expected to top $984 billion this year, the Congressional Budget Office in December published a list of options for reducing the imbalance over the next 10 years, including three suggestions on Tricare and six that address veterans benefits.

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Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.

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And no one knows that better than military service members and we have the pictures to prove it.

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The head of Navy Recruiting District Michigan has been relieved of his duties, a Navy spokeswoman said Wednesday.

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The command master chief of the guided missile destroyer Milius was relieved Friday due to "misconduct identified during an ongoing investigation," according to Navy officials.

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An investigation into cancer rates among children at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina, has confirmed 15 cases of potentially fatal disease, but military public health officials say the illnesses are “unlikely” related to base “environmental or occupational” factors.

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The Iraq War killed former Minnesota Air National Guard Tech Sgt. Amie Muller. It just took a decade to do it.

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