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Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville wants longer tour options for Army families, saying the traditional system of required moves to new duty stations every three years is an antiquated way of doing business.



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Teams of experts will aim to incorporate space concerns, such as the ability of adversaries to jam GPS communication satellites and directed energy threats, into how the military trains and operates.


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Former VA Secretary Shulkin: Trump mulled an order to close parts of VA health system

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Army Chief of Staff McConville pitches longer tours for families

Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville wants longer tour options for Army families, saying the traditional system of required moves to new duty stations every three years is an antiquated way of doing business.


NKorea seen as weak link in swine fever's spread across Asia

South Korea is deploying snipers, installing traps and flying drones along its border as it ramps up efforts to stop wild boars from spreading swine fever from rival North Korea.


Several wounded as mortars hit UN compound in Mogadishu

The United Nations mission in Somalia says several people were wounded when mortar rounds landed inside the U.N. and African Union compounds in Mogadishu.


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Army Chief of Staff McConville pitches longer tours for families

Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville wants longer tour options for Army families, saying the traditional system of required moves to new duty stations every three years is an antiquated way of doing business.


NKorea seen as weak link in swine fever's spread across Asia

South Korea is deploying snipers, installing traps and flying drones along its border as it ramps up efforts to stop wild boars from spreading swine fever from rival North Korea.


Several wounded as mortars hit UN compound in Mogadishu

The United Nations mission in Somalia says several people were wounded when mortar rounds landed inside the U.N. and African Union compounds in Mogadishu.



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Having penis transplant was ‘one of the best decisions I ever made,’ Navy veteran says

A veteran lost both legs, his penis, scrotum and a chunk of his abdominal wall when he stepped on a roadside bomb as he ran to help a soldier during a Taliban ambush in 2010. Now he hopes that sharing his experience can help other veterans.



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US Marine veteran who fought in Iraq faces imminent deportation

A large tattoo of the Statue of Liberty is spread across the left side of Jose Segovia Benitez’s body. A second tattoo memorializes his service to the U.S. Marines. Neither will serve him well in El Salvador.


Capturing the soldier’s perspective: Exhibit honors Vietnam War-era cartoonist Vernon Grant

Cartoonist and Army officer Vernon Grant is being honored with an exhibit showcasing his work at The National Stars and Stripes Museum and Library in Bloomfield, Mo. It runs until Nov. 30.


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US Marine veteran who fought in Iraq faces imminent deportation

A large tattoo of the Statue of Liberty is spread across the left side of Jose Segovia Benitez’s body. A second tattoo memorializes his service to the U.S. Marines. Neither will serve him well in El Salvador.


Capturing the soldier’s perspective: Exhibit honors Vietnam War-era cartoonist Vernon Grant

Cartoonist and Army officer Vernon Grant is being honored with an exhibit showcasing his work at The National Stars and Stripes Museum and Library in Bloomfield, Mo. It runs until Nov. 30.



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After three decades of ‘Sports Byline,’ radio host still strives ‘to connect with athletes in a human way’

Ron Barr's program was the first sports talk show to air nationally and the first to find its way online. The San Francisco-based show can be heard on SiriusXM, CRN Digital Radio and American Forces Radio.


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After three decades of ‘Sports Byline,’ radio host still strives ‘to connect with athletes in a human way’

Ron Barr's program was the first sports talk show to air nationally and the first to find its way online. The San Francisco-based show can be heard on SiriusXM, CRN Digital Radio and American Forces Radio.