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Mold in Fort Meade military housing sparks 10 families to file lawsuit

The lawsuit states maintenance requests made by the families were ignored or met with substandard responses that did not fix the underlying issues in the homes.

Praise for special ops forces in al-Baghdadi raid and Conan the dog is introduced in the House

Rep. Ron Estes introduced a resolution Friday to commend the efforts of Conan, the military dog who raided a Syrian compound and hunted down Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, saying she has “captured the hearts” of Americans and people around the world.


More than 900 Guard troops help fight California fires; some VA hospitals delay procedures

The Guard had deployed about 470 members Monday to help battling the fires. By Wednesday, the number of Guard members was doubled to assist fighting the 76,000-acre Kincade Fire in Sonoma County, said Lt. Col. Jonathan Shiroma, spokesman for the California National Guard.


Former Army civilian pleads guilty to helping steal thousands from veterans

A former Army civilian working in Korea pleaded guilty Tuesday for his part in an international scam that drained millions of dollars from the bank accounts of older, disabled veterans, the Department of Justice announced Wednesday.


Eight military families in Texas sue housing company over water leaks, mold and bugs

Military families filed a federal lawsuit against Hunt Military Communities for mold- and pest-infested housing at Randolph Air Force Base, which is part of Joint Base San Antonio, and Laughlin Air Force Base near Del Rio in west Texas.


‘You are the best of us,’ Pence tells soldiers during Fort Hood visit

Vice President Mike Pence made a two-day stop at Fort Hood, Texas, where he met with soldiers and veterans, watched a tank training exercise and visited a memorial to the people who died in the Nov. 5, 2009, shooting at the Army base.