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A U.S. airstrike backing Afghan security forces fighting the Taliban in the turbulent Helmand province Friday killed several Afghan federal police officers, Pentagon and Afghan officials said.



Advancing veterans’ access to medical marijuana hinges on Monday vote

A measure allowing veterans easier access to medical marijuana garnered bipartisan support in Congress last year and nearly became law. A vote Monday could be the end of the line this year in another attempt to pass it.


Female sailors in training to become special operators, including SEAL

According to a report on National Public Radio, two female sailors are vying for Navy special operations jobs previously closed to women.


Congressman wants ‘second chance’ for veterans facing deportation

One Democrat on the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs is seeking a second chance for veterans who were convicted of crimes and face the possibility of deportation.



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Civilians return to Mosul as Iraqi forces mop up residual ISIS fighters

A steady stream of civilians crossed a floating bridge over the Tigris River into west Mosul Thursday as Iraqi troops searched for the remnants of defeated Islamic State forces in the city.


Open burns, ill winds: Full extent of military-related pollution in US still a secret

The Pentagon’s handling of munitions and their waste has poisoned millions of acres, and left Americans to guess at the threat to their health.


ACU-clad Dutch boy meets idols, US soldiers, along Nijmegen march route

A young Dutch boy, wearing his personalized U.S. Army uniform, got quite the thrill as he met a group of U.S. Army soldiers participating in Europe’s largest international road march, which is set to end Friday.



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White House threatens Iran over detained Americans

The White House is threatening "new and serious consequences" for Iran unless it releases all U.S. citizens who are detained there.


ACU-clad Dutch boy meets idols, US soldiers, along Nijmegen march route

A young Dutch boy, wearing his personalized U.S. Army uniform, got quite the thrill as he met a group of U.S. Army soldiers participating in Europe’s largest international road march, which is set to end Friday.


Al-Qaida suspect linked to cartoonist plot extradited to US

An al-Qaida suspect linked to a plot to kill a Swedish cartoonist has been brought to Philadelphia from Spain to face terrorism charges in federal court, despite President Donald Trump's promises to send terror suspects to the military prison at Guantanamo Bay.


In South Sudan, a child soldier long thought dead comes back

She had no body to bury, so the grieving mother kneeled in the dirt outside her small hut, recited psalms and simply traced her finger over the uneven earth.


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White House threatens Iran over detained Americans

The White House is threatening "new and serious consequences" for Iran unless it releases all U.S. citizens who are detained there.


ACU-clad Dutch boy meets idols, US soldiers, along Nijmegen march route

A young Dutch boy, wearing his personalized U.S. Army uniform, got quite the thrill as he met a group of U.S. Army soldiers participating in Europe’s largest international road march, which is set to end Friday.


Al-Qaida suspect linked to cartoonist plot extradited to US

An al-Qaida suspect linked to a plot to kill a Swedish cartoonist has been brought to Philadelphia from Spain to face terrorism charges in federal court, despite President Donald Trump's promises to send terror suspects to the military prison at Guantanamo Bay.


In South Sudan, a child soldier long thought dead comes back

She had no body to bury, so the grieving mother kneeled in the dirt outside her small hut, recited psalms and simply traced her finger over the uneven earth.



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Ohio veteran can keep ducks to relieve PTSD, depression

Darin Welker, who served in Iraq with the Army and was medically discharged from the Ohio National Guard, says his six ducks have been therapeutic. He was granted a variance to a local law that banned farm animals.



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Marine Corps group learns Civil War history through battlefield tour

The heat index reached triple digits on Thursday afternoon, but that didn’t stop nearly 70 Marines and civilians with the Marine and Family Programs Division in Quantico from enjoying the rich military history offered by the Fredericksburg area.


US airstrike kills Afghan federal police in friendly fire incident

A U.S. airstrike backing Afghan security forces fighting the Taliban in the turbulent Helmand province Friday killed several Afghan federal police officers, Pentagon and Afghan officials said.


US Army-built chapel reminds visitors of Australia’s wartime past

As 33,000 troops take part in Talisman Saber war games near Rockhampton along the central Queensland coast, a small chapel overlooking a pasture serves as a reminder of when about 70,000 U.S. soldiers called the city home.


Homeland security secretary says ports a terrorism priority

John Kelly said he believes the current security levels at U.S. shipping ports is adequate, but his agency must continue to research new technology to keep up with changing threats.


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Marine Corps group learns Civil War history through battlefield tour

The heat index reached triple digits on Thursday afternoon, but that didn’t stop nearly 70 Marines and civilians with the Marine and Family Programs Division in Quantico from enjoying the rich military history offered by the Fredericksburg area.


US airstrike kills Afghan federal police in friendly fire incident

A U.S. airstrike backing Afghan security forces fighting the Taliban in the turbulent Helmand province Friday killed several Afghan federal police officers, Pentagon and Afghan officials said.


US Army-built chapel reminds visitors of Australia’s wartime past

As 33,000 troops take part in Talisman Saber war games near Rockhampton along the central Queensland coast, a small chapel overlooking a pasture serves as a reminder of when about 70,000 U.S. soldiers called the city home.


Homeland security secretary says ports a terrorism priority

John Kelly said he believes the current security levels at U.S. shipping ports is adequate, but his agency must continue to research new technology to keep up with changing threats.



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Mooney, fellow grads rejoice in Army breakthrough against Navy

One of Collin Mooney's favorite T-shirts is a replica of the 82nd Airborne jerseys that Army football players wore for the Army-Navy game in December.


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Mooney, fellow grads rejoice in Army breakthrough against Navy

One of Collin Mooney's favorite T-shirts is a replica of the 82nd Airborne jerseys that Army football players wore for the Army-Navy game in December.



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