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

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 08:39
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.
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Stranger pays veteran's duck fine without his OK

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 08:37
What appears to be a citizen trying to do a good deed might deny a disabled veteran the day in court he wants.
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Study uses EEGs to guide treatment for depression

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 08:36
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.
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2 Ukrainian military fighter jets shot down

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 08:17
Russian-backed separatists shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets Wednesday in the eastern regions of the country, according to the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.
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Memorial honoring injured veterans under way in D.C.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 07:51
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.
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Change of command set for Army Parachute Team

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 07:24
The U.S. Army Parachute Team is getting a new leader in a change of command ceremony.
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Olympian credits surviving ATV accident to training with Marine vet

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 18:28
Todd Honea discovered his calling, partly out of necessity, while in the Marines: to get fit and help others to do the same.
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General: Texas Guard to take observation role at border

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 18:00
Most of the 1,000 National Guard troops headed to the Texas-Mexico border will take up observational positions and detain people only if they interfere with their mission, a top general over the deployment said Tuesday.
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August 1st lt. promotions are out

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 17:38
These soldiers have been selected for promotion to first lieutenant in August, the Army announced:
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Military suicides declined slightly in 2013, Pentagon says

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 17:09
Suicides in the military dropped by 6 percent last year, a decline that Pentagon officials hope signals a reversal in a tragic trend - but that some advocates say does not reflect the true scope of the issue in the military and veterans' community.
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Report: Open-air burn pits still in use in Afghanistan

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 16:24
Two incinerators at a joint Afghan-U.S. airbase have been underused, needlessly exposing troops to toxic pollution generated from open-air burn pits still in operation, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction has found.
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Military suicides up a bit in 2014; More seek help

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 15:54
Suicides among active-duty military have increased a bit so far this year compared with the same period last year, but Pentagon officials say they are encouraged that more service members are seeking help through hotlines and other aid programs.
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Update: Sgt. mauled by bear in Alaska in stable condition

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 15:48
A safety briefing that included what to do during a brown bear encounter likely saved a guardsman's life Sunday in Alaska.
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Nominee for VA secretary has confirmation hearing today

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 15:37
Former Procter & Gamble CEO Bob McDonald gets his first chance to publicly lay out his vision for fixing the embattled Veterans Affairs Department today, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee.
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Ground broken for Fort Hood shootings memorial

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 15:18
Ground was broken Tuesday in Central Texas for a memorial to victims of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage that left 13 people dead and more than 30 wounded.
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White House to launch new high-tech job training initiative for veterans

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 13:30
New high-tech job training efforts being launched by the White House this week will include veteran-specific programs and placement efforts, Vice President Joe Biden told the Veterans of Foreign Wars annual convention on Monday.
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Promotions to CW2 for August are out

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 13:23
These soldiers have been selected for promotion to chief warrant officer 2 in August, the Army announced:
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