Defense Department civilians can choose whether to be quarantined when they return from Ebola-infected areas of West Africa, unlike troops, who face a mandatory 21 days of “controlled monitoring.”
The Defense Department on Friday announced that troops who deploy in support of current operations in Iraq and Syria are eligible for the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal.
Since the time of Abraham. That’s how long Afghan farmer Haji Mohammad Hydar says generations of his family have lived in the area of Afghanistan that now falls in the Sangin district of Helmand province. But no more.
At Donetsk, in Ukraine's eastern industrial heartland, hundreds of miners each day brave the artillery fire that flares between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian troops to go down — deep, deep down — into the Chelyuskintsev coal mines.