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Last year, the Veterans Benefits Administration required nearly 20,000 disabled veterans to submit to unwarranted, follow-up medical exams — also known as “re-examinations” — to verify whether a disability was still present or had worsened.



Marine to receive Medal of Honor 50 years after Battle of Hue heroics

Retired Sgt. Maj. John Canley learned he will receive the nation’s highest military honor via a phone call from President Donald Trump early this month. An official announcement from the White House is expected once a date for the presentation is confirmed.


Lawmakers aim to ease tax burden on new and retiring federal workers

Senators have introduced a bill that would lessen the blow of taxes on moving expenses for federal workers – a move some government employers say is necessary to attract top talent.


'Only a coward could do this': Vandal smashes memorial to slain Navy SEAL and Medal of Honor recipient

A memorial to slain Navy SEAL and Medal of Honor recipient Lt. Michael P. Murphy was smashed to pieces at a New York lake, outraging locals and veterans.

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Oklahoma guardsmen in Afghanistan get a grip on Mongolian-style wrestling

Learning to wrestle Mongolian-style proved “a trip” for soldiers from the Oklahoma National Guard, who tried to flip, throw and grapple their opponents in a traditional Mongolian festival while deployed in Afghanistan.


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Marines wrap up Big Island phase of multinational RIMPAC drills

A multinational amphibious force is preparing to leave the wind-swept lava fields of Hawaii’s Big Island and board ships for the next phase of the Rim of the Pacific exercise.


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Oklahoma guardsmen in Afghanistan get a grip on Mongolian-style wrestling

Learning to wrestle Mongolian-style proved “a trip” for soldiers from the Oklahoma National Guard, who tried to flip, throw and grapple their opponents in a traditional Mongolian festival while deployed in Afghanistan.


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Marines wrap up Big Island phase of multinational RIMPAC drills

A multinational amphibious force is preparing to leave the wind-swept lava fields of Hawaii’s Big Island and board ships for the next phase of the Rim of the Pacific exercise.


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A hairy issue: Sailors tell the US Navy, 'We want beards'

When beards were banned in 1984, the Navy explained it wanted professional-looking sailors who could wear firefighting masks and breathing apparatuses without interference. Still, some hope the change in female grooming standards opens the door for facial hair's return to the service.


Oklahoma guardsmen in Afghanistan get a grip on Mongolian-style wrestling

Learning to wrestle Mongolian-style proved “a trip” for soldiers from the Oklahoma National Guard, who tried to flip, throw and grapple their opponents in a traditional Mongolian festival while deployed in Afghanistan.


Armed US drones up and running in Niger

Armed U.S. drone flights over Niger — which started after four U.S. soldiers were killed in an ambush in October — have put a scare into local militants, the country’s top defense official said.



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Marine to receive Medal of Honor 50 years after Battle of Hue heroics

Retired Sgt. Maj. John Canley learned he will receive the nation’s highest military honor via a phone call from President Donald Trump early this month. An official announcement from the White House is expected once a date for the presentation is confirmed.



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Marines wrap up Big Island phase of multinational RIMPAC drills

A multinational amphibious force is preparing to leave the wind-swept lava fields of Hawaii’s Big Island and board ships for the next phase of the Rim of the Pacific exercise.


Coast Guard, law enforcement boosting efforts to target smugglers off California coast

The Maritime Coordination Center is charged with aiding dozens of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in a joint effort to keep the waters off California safe from smugglers and other criminals.


Oklahoma guardsmen in Afghanistan get a grip on Mongolian-style wrestling

Learning to wrestle Mongolian-style proved “a trip” for soldiers from the Oklahoma National Guard, who tried to flip, throw and grapple their opponents in a traditional Mongolian festival while deployed in Afghanistan.


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Marines wrap up Big Island phase of multinational RIMPAC drills

A multinational amphibious force is preparing to leave the wind-swept lava fields of Hawaii’s Big Island and board ships for the next phase of the Rim of the Pacific exercise.


Coast Guard, law enforcement boosting efforts to target smugglers off California coast

The Maritime Coordination Center is charged with aiding dozens of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in a joint effort to keep the waters off California safe from smugglers and other criminals.


Oklahoma guardsmen in Afghanistan get a grip on Mongolian-style wrestling

Learning to wrestle Mongolian-style proved “a trip” for soldiers from the Oklahoma National Guard, who tried to flip, throw and grapple their opponents in a traditional Mongolian festival while deployed in Afghanistan.



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Marines wrap up Big Island phase of multinational RIMPAC drills

A multinational amphibious force is preparing to leave the wind-swept lava fields of Hawaii’s Big Island and board ships for the next phase of the Rim of the Pacific exercise.


Turning the tide in WWI — the vital role of the US Army 100 years ago this month

Intent on drawing Allied reserves into the area from northern France and Belgium in July 1918, Germany’s military commander Erich Ludendorff sent his troops to cross one of the key gateways to Paris. But the American Expeditionary Force’s 3rd Division stood in their way.


Oklahoma guardsmen in Afghanistan get a grip on Mongolian-style wrestling

Learning to wrestle Mongolian-style proved “a trip” for soldiers from the Oklahoma National Guard, who tried to flip, throw and grapple their opponents in a traditional Mongolian festival while deployed in Afghanistan.


Armed US drones up and running in Niger

Armed U.S. drone flights over Niger — which started after four U.S. soldiers were killed in an ambush in October — have put a scare into local militants, the country’s top defense official said.


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Marines wrap up Big Island phase of multinational RIMPAC drills

A multinational amphibious force is preparing to leave the wind-swept lava fields of Hawaii’s Big Island and board ships for the next phase of the Rim of the Pacific exercise.


Turning the tide in WWI — the vital role of the US Army 100 years ago this month

Intent on drawing Allied reserves into the area from northern France and Belgium in July 1918, Germany’s military commander Erich Ludendorff sent his troops to cross one of the key gateways to Paris. But the American Expeditionary Force’s 3rd Division stood in their way.


Oklahoma guardsmen in Afghanistan get a grip on Mongolian-style wrestling

Learning to wrestle Mongolian-style proved “a trip” for soldiers from the Oklahoma National Guard, who tried to flip, throw and grapple their opponents in a traditional Mongolian festival while deployed in Afghanistan.


Armed US drones up and running in Niger

Armed U.S. drone flights over Niger — which started after four U.S. soldiers were killed in an ambush in October — have put a scare into local militants, the country’s top defense official said.




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