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Dakota Meyer, Bristol Palin call off wedding

Bristol Palin and Dakota Meyer pose for a photo posted on Palin's Instagram account.

Bristol Palin and Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer's wedding has been called off, according to a Facebook post by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

The couple and the former vice presidential candidate announced the news on Monday, a week before the wedding was supposed to take place in Kentucky.

Under Armour pulls ‘Band of Ballers’ shirt after veterans’ backlash

Officials of the activewear clothing line Under Armour pulled a T-shirt design after backlash from customers and military veterans.

The "Band of Ballers" shirt depicts the iconic Iwo Jima flag-raising but with a basketball hoop instead of a flag and basketball players instead of U.S. troops.

Medal of Honor recipient Meyer issues flag challenge

A recent online flag-stomping campaign prompted Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer to issue a challenge of his own last week.

Meyer, the Marine Corps' first living recipient of the military's highest honor since the Vietnam War, posted a video on his official Facebook page urging viewers to post images that “mean something to you, something that represents this country … and show them that we’re stronger than they’ll ever be.”

Duckworth has choice words for women in combat House doubters

Can women hump the 80-pound rucksacks and carry the gear required in combat? Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., an Iraq war vet who lost both legs when her helicopter was attacked, tweeted out some choice words for doubters during a marathon House debate on the defense budget Wednesday:

Derby high rollers: Bet on these veterans' benefit cups

Bourbon maker Woodford Reserve says net proceeds from its $1,000 mint julep cup will benefit the Wounded Warrior Equestrian Program.

You can blow your money betting on horses at this weekend’s Kentucky Derby. Or you can blow a thousand bucks on a mint julep. Well, the cup it’s served in, anyway.

At least with the latter, you’ll be helping out the Wounded Warrior Equestrian Program.

$25K tech grants for veteran-owned businesses now taking applications

A Florida city and entrepreneurship education company are teaming up to offer $25,000 grants and an business boot camp to veteran-owned businesses looking to develop new web, mobile or technology products.

Miami-based Venture Hive and the city of Fort Walton Beach are taking applications for a 12-week “accelerator course” open to veterans starting large-scale and global market companies.

Defector launches ‘The Interview’ in balloons toward North Korea

On Oct. 10, 2014, anti-North Korea activists launch balloons containing anti-Pyongyang leaflets into the North from South Korea.

“The Interview” is headed to North Korea, but don’t expect it in Pyongyang theaters anytime soon.

CNN has reported that North Korean defector Lee Min-bok has been launching balloons filled with DVDs of the Hollywood comedy toward the Demilitarized Zone.

Study: Servicemembers more sleepless than general public

Chief Mass Communication Spc. Keith DeVinney sleeps between exercises during Fleet Combat Camera Pacific's Winter Quick Shot 2013 exercise in the Angeles National Forest near Azusa, Calif., Feb. 17, 2013.

For 65 years, the hapless Beetle Bailey has been trying to get some sleep in his comic strip, the grouchy Sarge ever foiling the private’s on-the-sly shuteye.

Turns out that today’s military is teeming with sleep-deprived Baileys.

Fallon presents Marine father-in-law with special gift

The Tonight Show’s Jimmy Fallon introduces his audience to his father-in-law — a former Marine Corps pilot who survived a mid-air catastrophe during a 1961 training flight.

The Tonight Show’s Jimmy Fallon introduced his audience to his father-in-law earlier this week — a former Marine Corps pilot who survived a mid-air catastrophe during a 1961 training flight.

The Tuesday night clip also shed light on the exclusive Martin-Baker Tie Club, whose membership is reserved for pilots who have used the company’s ejection seats.

Medal of Honor recipients to honor civilian heroes

For their "acts of courage and self-sacrifice," three civilians will be honored next week by a group of Medal of Honor recipients.

The annual Citizen Honors awards recognizes Americans who have either dedicated their lives to enriching others' or committed extraordinary acts of heroism.

 
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