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Biden suspects toxic exposure in Iraq killed his son Beau. Now he has a plan to help other sick veterans

Joe Biden, like many other families of service members diagnosed with illnesses from overseas deployments, suspects toxic exposure may have been behind his son Beau’s brain cancer


Lawmakers are mad about the Army’s new fitness test and think the leg tuck is useless

They said they have "considerable concerns regarding the negative impact it may already be having on so many careers"

Soldiers with the 4th Brigade Combat Team "Currahee", 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), participating in the Soldier, NCO of the quarter and Audie Murphy board, begin the run portion of the Army Physical Fitness Test, at forward operating base Salerno, Afghanistan, July 14, 2013. (U.S. Army/Sgt. Justin A. Moeller)

Soldiers won't have to pass the Army Combat Fitness Test to graduate initial training

The Army has suspended a rule requiring new enlisted soldiers and officers to pass the Army Combat Fitness Test to graduate initial military training through next year

Spc. Brennen Olsen a wheeled vehicle mechanic with 536th Support Maintenance Company, 25th Division Sustainment Brigade, 25th Infantry Division performs hand release push ups during an Army Combat Fitness Test as part of the US Army Pacific’s Best Warrior Competition on August 24, 2020 at Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

The Army approves push-ups and PT as punishments for minor infractions

The Army recently published an update to its command policy that encourages sergeants to drop soldiers for push-ups or order extra physical training to correct minor screw-ups as an alternative to stiffer non-judicial punishments

A U.S. Marine disposes of trash at the burn pit in Forward Operating Base Zeebrudge, Helmand province, Afghanistan, March 6, 2013.

How the VA is failing to track veterans burn pit claims

Just 10,588 burn-pit claims have been filed since Sept. 11, 2001, Veterans Affairs said in response to a Freedom of Information Act request from a veterans advocacy group