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Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin listens during a House Veterans' Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Feb. 15, 2018.<br> Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes

Veterans groups rally behind David Shulkin

The American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, AMVETS, Disabled American Veterans and Vietnam Veterans of America – groups that regularly advise VA leadership and lawmakers on veterans issues – backed VA Secretary David Shulkin on Monday and decried any attempt to undermine or replace him.


Olympians past and present celebrate troops, families at Yongsan Garrison in Seoul

Olympians past and present joined several entertainers to celebrate U.S. troops and their families during a festival on this military base Monday as the 2018 Winter Games being held nearby entered their second week.


Fort Carson's new, game-changing drones can strike targets deep behind enemy lines

Fort Carson's newest weapon is also its most revolutionary, allowing ground-pounding units to strike targets hundreds of miles behind enemy lines and giving commanders an unprecedented view of enemy movements.

Flirty messages with subordinate's wife lead to general officer's demotion, forced retirement

Maj. Gen. Joseph Harrington will retire as a one-star, the last rank at which he served satisfactorily, according to media reports.


Ex-workers at Russian 'troll factory:' Trust the US indictment

While Russian officials scoff at a U.S. indictment charging 13 Russians with meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, several people who worked at the same St. Petersburg "troll factory" say they think the criminal charges are well-founded.


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Trump offers support for limited effort on background checks

President Donald Trump offered support for a limited strengthening of federal background checks on gun purchases Monday while staying largely mum in the last few days about the victims of the Florida school massacre and the escalating debate about controls on weapons.



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Ex-workers at Russian 'troll factory:' Trust the US indictment

While Russian officials scoff at a U.S. indictment charging 13 Russians with meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, several people who worked at the same St. Petersburg "troll factory" say they think the criminal charges are well-founded.



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Soldier says destiny brought her to serve at Camp Casey, South Korea

It's no coincidence 2nd Lt. Sarah Casey shares a name with her duty station. It was named in honor of her great-uncle, Maj. Hugh B. Casey, a World War II veteran killed in the Korean War. “I’m one of those people who believes everything happens for a reason,” she said.