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Marines developing gender-neutral MOS tests as 11 new jobs open to women

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 13:40
The Corps' top general said the service plans to adopt a gender-neutral screening test that would assess Marines' physical qualifications for various military specialties.
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General to question Bergdahl about his disappearance

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 13:29
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was released in a prisoner swap with the Taliban two months ago, will meet next week with the senior Army officer investigating the circumstances of his capture in Afghanistan, his lawyer said Wednesday.
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Military Times honors 2014 Service Members of the Year

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 13:27
They've done extraordinary things in service to their country. But on Wednesday, a soldier, sailor, airman, Marine and Coast Guardsman were recognized for more than their military exploits.
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Where would new VA medical facilities be located?

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 12:33
Several new Veterans Affairs medical facilities would be opened if a House-Senate compromise bill designed to shorten delays in treating veterans becomes law.
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CIA director apologizes to Senate leaders

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 11:44
CIA Director John Brennan apologized to Senate intelligence committee leaders after his inspector general found that CIA employees acted improperly when the CIA searched Senate computers earlier this year.
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More senators seek military aid to Ukraine

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 10:16
Democratic senators joined their Republican colleagues Wednesday in calling for some U.S. military aid to Ukraine after receiving a closed-door briefing from senior Obama administration officials.
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Man in military uniform killed in Fayetteville

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 10:00
Fayetteville police say a man dressed in a military uniform was shot and killed in the parking lot of a local apartment complex.
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Conference committee OKs $17B VA health care bill

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 19:55
House and Senate negotiators have approved a $17 billion compromise bill to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs and reform a program scandalized by veterans' long waits for health care and VA workers falsifying records to cover up delays.
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Jesse Ventura's image and legal battles not over

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 18:47
Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura got the legal vindication he craved when a jury agreed he had been defamed in slain military sniper Chris Kyle's autobiography.
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VA manipulated vets' appointment data, audit finds

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 18:12
Internal VA documents show the depth of fraudulent scheduling, manipulation of data and in some cases intimidation of staff to hide delays in medical care to veterans in the 6-million patient national system.
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House committee rebukes Obama over Bergdahl deal

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 18:10
House Armed Services Committee members voted Tuesday to condemn President Obama for failing to consult with congressional leaders before swapping five Taliban prisoners for prisoner of war Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
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Some F-35 flight restrictions lifted

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 17:38
The Pentagon has lifted some flight restrictions on F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, while inspections will continue for the foreseeable future, according to a Defense Department official.
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MARSOC gunnery sergeant to receive posthumous Silver Star

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 15:08
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.
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SOCOM chief McRaven set to become next chancellor for University of Texas System

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 15:07
University of Texas System regents on Tuesday selected one of the top U.S. military special operations leaders as the lone finalist for the job of chancellor, overseeing the system's 15 campuses and $14 billion budget.
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Dunford fielded tough questions on military justice before his confirmation

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 14:43
Before Gen. Joseph Dunford appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee for his confirmation hearing July 17, he answered a long list of the committee's questions on topics ranging from acquisition challenges to suicide prevention.
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Groups sue VA over rules on PTSD claims for sexual trauma

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 13:19
Two advocacy groups are suing the Veterans Affairs Department for what they say are the department's discriminatory practices regarding compensation claims related to service-connected sexual assault.
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Japanese urgently search U.S. archives for WWII MIA info

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:09
Racing against time, members of a Japanese organization are combing a New York military museum's World War II records for information they hope will lead to the graves of American servicemen still listed as missing in action on Saipan.
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Bill calls for Tricare to eliminate birth control co-pays

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 11:50
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., introduced legislation on Wednesday that would require Tricare to provide birth control free-of-charge to beneficiaries at retail pharmacies and by mail.
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Report: Female troops struggle to get reproductive health care

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 11:33
Active-duty women face immense obstacles in accessing sufficient reproductive and sexual health care in the military health system, according to a new report by a Washington, D.C., think tank.
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Former Iran hostage demands compensation from Iranians

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 09:59
Paul Lewis arrived as a Marine Corps security guard at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran on Nov. 3, 1979.
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