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Five current and former Department of Veterans Affairs employees claim that racism was engrained in the VA and recently made worse by leaders who refused to address it.


Army surges past 10,000 coronavirus cases as pandemic continues in United States

The Army has had 10,245 cases, an increase of 548 cases since Monday, according to the Pentagon. The military as a whole has had 30,392 cases of the coronavirus as of Friday and 510 service members have been hospitalized.


$349 million in projects continue even as military prepares to draw down in Germany

The Army Corps of Engineers says it has 80 projects underway in Germany at a cost of $349 million for the current fiscal year. But any number of those projects could eventually prove to be a multimillion-dollar waste if the Pentagon puts into action its plan to pull nearly 12,000 troops in the country.


New VET-Tv documentary series on Purple Heart veterans seeks to inspire life changes

“Veterans Laughing Together” brings together Purple Heart recipients to share stories of how they were wounded and what happened next. It’s the first such nonfiction program for the 3-year-old comedy site.




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Military Matters episode two: Soldiers' deaths and Fort Hood's silence

Fort Hood, Texas, has seen a shocking number of soldiers killed in recent months and in this episode of Military Matters, the podcast looks at two of those cases — the homicides of Pfc. Gregory Wedel and Pfc. Brandon Rosecrans.


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Postal Service loses $2.2 billion in three months as virus woes persist

The U.S. Postal Service says it lost $2.2 billion in the three months that ended in June as the beleaguered agency — hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic — piles up financial losses that officials warn could top $20 billion over two years.


Hawaii military bases boost health protection levels as coronavirus cases surge

Military installations in Hawaii had been at condition Charlie during the initial weeks of the pandemic in the spring, but lowered it to Bravo in early summer as daily new cases remained at single digits.


$349 million in projects continue even as military prepares to draw down in Germany

The Army Corps of Engineers says it has 80 projects underway in Germany at a cost of $349 million for the current fiscal year. But any number of those projects could eventually prove to be a multimillion-dollar waste if the Pentagon puts into action its plan to pull nearly 12,000 troops in the country.


Worker stranded at Bagram base petitions military for freedom

A government contractor who’s been confined for months at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan has asked a U.S. military judge to bring his former employer to court and to order his immediate release.


AFRICOM begins search for new headquarters home

U.S. Africa Command has launched a search for a new headquarters home that could send the Germany-based unit somewhere else in Europe or to the United States.


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Postal Service loses $2.2 billion in three months as virus woes persist

The U.S. Postal Service says it lost $2.2 billion in the three months that ended in June as the beleaguered agency — hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic — piles up financial losses that officials warn could top $20 billion over two years.


Hawaii military bases boost health protection levels as coronavirus cases surge

Military installations in Hawaii had been at condition Charlie during the initial weeks of the pandemic in the spring, but lowered it to Bravo in early summer as daily new cases remained at single digits.


$349 million in projects continue even as military prepares to draw down in Germany

The Army Corps of Engineers says it has 80 projects underway in Germany at a cost of $349 million for the current fiscal year. But any number of those projects could eventually prove to be a multimillion-dollar waste if the Pentagon puts into action its plan to pull nearly 12,000 troops in the country.


Worker stranded at Bagram base petitions military for freedom

A government contractor who’s been confined for months at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan has asked a U.S. military judge to bring his former employer to court and to order his immediate release.


AFRICOM begins search for new headquarters home

U.S. Africa Command has launched a search for a new headquarters home that could send the Germany-based unit somewhere else in Europe or to the United States.



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Black employees describe systemic racism in the VA

Five current and former Department of Veterans Affairs employees claim that racism was engrained in the VA and recently made worse by leaders who refused to address it.



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Military working on ground robots for the next generation of warfare

The Army and Marine Corps are working on robots for the next generation of mechanized warfare and troops are already testing their effectiveness in combat and reconnaissance, Army officials said Thursday.


Vice Adm. Luke McCollum retires as Chief of Navy Reserve

McCollum became the 14th chief of the Navy Reserve in September 2016. As commander, he has led about 60,000 Reserve Component personnel who support the Navy, Marine Corps and joint force.


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Military working on ground robots for the next generation of warfare

The Army and Marine Corps are working on robots for the next generation of mechanized warfare and troops are already testing their effectiveness in combat and reconnaissance, Army officials said Thursday.


Vice Adm. Luke McCollum retires as Chief of Navy Reserve

McCollum became the 14th chief of the Navy Reserve in September 2016. As commander, he has led about 60,000 Reserve Component personnel who support the Navy, Marine Corps and joint force.



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Navy football replaces Notre Dame on schedule with BYU

Navy will host Brigham Young University on Monday, Sept. 7, at 8 p.m. in a contest televised nationally by ESPN. Thursday’s announcement comes only hours after athletic director Chet Gladchuk learned the scheduled season opener with Notre Dame had been canceled.


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Navy football replaces Notre Dame on schedule with BYU

Navy will host Brigham Young University on Monday, Sept. 7, at 8 p.m. in a contest televised nationally by ESPN. Thursday’s announcement comes only hours after athletic director Chet Gladchuk learned the scheduled season opener with Notre Dame had been canceled.