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Doctor visit means hundreds of miles for some vets

Navy Times - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 13:56
For millions of veterans living in rural America, the challenges of accessing an overburdened and scandal-plagued health care system go beyond having to wait months to land an appointment.
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Coming home to stay: Tennessee country boy GI who gave all in WWII finally gets his wish

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 13:54
For most of the past 68 years, the spot was nothing more than a resting place for hikers.

Campaign to posthumously promote Army's first African-American colonel

Army Times - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 13:49
A bronze statue of Army Col. Charles Young will be in Mason County in September as part of a campaign to have him promoted posthumously to the rank of brigadier general.
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Guardsman seeks light sentence in Ohio bomb case

Military Times - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 13:44
An attorney for a member of the Indiana Guard who pleaded guilty to having homemade explosive devices in his vehicle in Ohio is seeking time served plus 18 months of house arrest for his client.
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Guardsman seeks light sentence in Ohio bomb case

Army Times - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 13:44
An attorney for a member of the Indiana Guard who pleaded guilty to having homemade explosive devices in his vehicle in Ohio is seeking time served plus 18 months of house arrest for his client.
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Newly uploaded videos show Guardsmen training at Fort Drum in 1940s, '50s

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 13:36
Recently uploaded home movie footage has given new life to the training of National Guard units on Pine Camp, now known as Fort Drum, that took place about six decades ago.

Overhauling an aircraft carrier: A complex challenge

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 13:22
It might not be exciting, but a 35-sailor team is participating in one of the military's most complicated fix-up jobs. The USS Abraham Lincoln is being overhauled. It happens midway through the 50-year life of a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, and pulverizing old floor tiles is among thousands of jobs.

Air Force: Crackdown on 'juicy bars' in South Korea paying dividends

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 13:01
A year after protests by bar owners brought the popular Songtan entertainment area outside Osan Air Base to a near-standstill, the 7th Air Force says its efforts to put "juicy bars" off-limits to U.S. servicemembers have helped dramatically lower the clusters of establishments thought to be involved with prostitution and human trafficking.

Disabled veterans lose funds from unpublicized benefits

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 13:00
It wasn't until a few months ago that Vietnam veteran Rubin Willis found out he didn't have to pay property taxes to the state or county because of his disability. Willis, like hundreds of thousands of other veterans, didn't know about the benefit he was entitled to.

U.S. survivors of WWII battle recall Saipan attack

Air Force Times - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 12:31
Even after seven decades, Wilfred 'Spike' Mailloux won't talk about surviving a bloody World War II battle unless longtime friend John Sidur is by his side.
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U.S. survivors of WWII battle recall Saipan attack

Military Times - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 12:31
Even after seven decades, Wilfred 'Spike' Mailloux won't talk about surviving a bloody World War II battle unless longtime friend John Sidur is by his side.
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U.S. survivors of WWII battle recall Saipan attack

Marine Corps Times - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 12:31
Even after seven decades, Wilfred 'Spike' Mailloux won't talk about surviving a bloody World War II battle unless longtime friend John Sidur is by his side.
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U.S. survivors of WWII battle recall Saipan attack

Army Times - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 12:31
Even after seven decades, Wilfred 'Spike' Mailloux won't talk about surviving a bloody World War II battle unless longtime friend John Sidur is by his side.
Categories: Military Times (US)

U.S. survivors of WWII battle recall Saipan attack

Navy Times - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 12:31
Even after seven decades, Wilfred 'Spike' Mailloux won't talk about surviving a bloody World War II battle unless longtime friend John Sidur is by his side.
Categories: Military Times (US)

TSA: Some at US-bound airports must turn on phones

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 12:11
The Transportation Security Administration is requiring passengers at some overseas airports that offer U.S.-bound flights to power on their electronic devices.

US survivors of WWII battle recall Saipan attack

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 12:02
One of the bloodiest attacks in the Pacific during World War II is being remembered by the dwindling number of American veterans who survived the Japanese onslaught 70 years ago.

Checking a more assertive China

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 11:48
It is imperative that China’s destabilizing actions stop. This will require the United States to take steps that more regularly and visibly enforce the rules-based international order in Asia.

Ventura must show SEAL sniper Kyle disregarded truth in book

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 11:34
When a man regarded as the deadliest sniper in U.S. history detailed his kills in a bestselling autobiography, he also included details about a 2006 incident in which he says he punched a guy he called "Scruff Face" - later identified as former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura.

Veterans turn to American Legion for medical help

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 11:14
Nearly 1,800 people who have turned to the American Legion, which has held town-hall meetings and opened temporary crisis centers in Phoenix, Fayetteville, North Carolina, and El Paso. People can gain access to health benefits, schedule doctor's appointments, enroll in the VA and even get back pay.

Iraq analyzing tape purported to show top militant

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 10:55
Iraq security agencies are working to verify the authenticity of a video that purportedly shows the elusive leader of the Sunni extremist group that has declared an Islamic state in a large chunk of territory it controls leading prayers this week in northern Iraq, authorities said.
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