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The White House announced that Staff Sgt. Ronald J. Shurer II will receive the Medal of Honor for going above and beyond the call of duty April 6, 2008, while assigned to Special Operations Task Force - 33 in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom.<br>Courtesy of Ronald J. Shurer II

Former Army medic Ronald J. Shurer II to receive Medal of Honor

Former Staff Sgt. Ronald J. Shurer II was originally awarded the Silver Star for his actions on April 6, 2008, while assigned to support Special Operations Task Force 33, but his award was upgraded to the nation's highest military honor upon review.


Army finds fix for glitch that caused M4 rifles to fire unintentionally

The U.S. Army has found a fix for a glitch in the M4 and M4A1 assault rifles that causes the weapons to unintentionally fire, officials said Friday.


Navy dissolves combat camera units that have documented sailors for decades

The Navy announced late last year that it would disband the Navy Expeditionary Combat Camera command, by Oct. 1 to save money. Sailors who served in Combat Camera commands have been reassigned across the fleet.

New military sexual assault report finds highest risks on Navy ships, certain larger bases

A wide-ranging study of sexual assault and harassment among military ranks found the biggest risks are on a few of its largest bases, especially for the Army and Marine Corps. The greatest risk, however, is on the Navy’s fleet of ships.


Veteran's family upset by lack of honors when casket arrived at National Airport

Col. Lewis Henry Dunagan's family thought arrangements had been made that included having an escort meet Dunagan's casket when they landed. But when the family arrived, there was no escort and none of the crew members seemed aware they were a military family traveling with the remains of a loved one, according to his daughter.



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Sailor dies in Naples car crash

The 21-year-old Navy medical specialist died after a two-car crash in Casal di Principe, a town about seven miles from the Navy Support Site. A second U.S. servicemember was injured, but has already been released from a local hospital.



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Battered dog tag is family's precious bond to father identified from Korean War remains

When North Korea turned over 55 boxes possibly holding the remains of Americans who died in the Korean War in July, McDaniel greeted the news with caution. His father, Charles McDaniel, Sr., was declared MIA on Nov. 2, 1950, and his remains had never been located.




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