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The U.S. military is still whacking moles in Iraq's Anbar Province

The Islamic State group controls the Euphrates Valley near the Syrian border. Daily airstrikes conti…

Navy scuttles sailors' enlisted rating titles in huge career shake-up

The Navy eliminated all of its 91 enlisted ratings titles Thursday as the beginning of an overhaul o…

Next phase of Pacific rebalance focuses on cyber and interoperability

The U.S. will seek to “sharpen our military edge” in the Pacific even as it hopes China will improve…

Report: Veterans an untapped resource for charities, communities

The advocacy group Got Your Six is challenging non-veterans to use veterans' military experience and…

Russia accuses U.S. of nurturing an aggressive nuclear strategy

Amid the widening U.S.-Russian spat over Syria, the Russian Foreign Ministry on Thursday issued a st…

Obama defends allowing women to serve in combat jobs

Visiting an Army base in Virginia, the president explained in detail his decision to allow women to…

Congress approves fertility services for wounded veterans, but no funding

The Veterans Affairs funding bill allows VA to pay for fertility treatment and adoption services but…

Attacks on U.S. troops in Somalia leads to airstrikes on al-Shabab

The U.S. military maintains a "small number" of troops in Somalia to support the fight against al-Sh…

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Russia accuses U.S. of siding with 'terrorists' in Syria

Russian officials accused the U.S. on Thursday of siding with "terrorists" in Syria, in a sign of es…

U.S. official: Russia risks being mired in Syria 'quagmire'

A senior State Department official sought to assure skeptical lawmakers that Russia is at risk of be…

Ash Carter: U.S. will sharpen 'military edge' in Asia

The U.S. will seek to “sharpen our military edge” in the Pacific even as it hopes China will improve…

Report: Veterans an untapped resource for charities, communities

The advocacy group Got Your Six is challenging non-veterans to use veterans' military experience and…

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Fight over privatizing veterans care moves from campaign trail to House

A key House Democrat on Wednesday offered a resolution that opposes the privatization of Veterans Af…

Trump and Clinton clash over ISIS, Iraq in first presidential debate

About one-third of the event was devoted to national security issues, but both candidates made refer…

Clinton, Trump to meet separately with Israel PM Netanyahu

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are expected to meet separately with Israel's Prime Minister Benjam…

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Congress approves fertility services for wounded veterans, but no funding

The Veterans Affairs funding bill allows VA to pay for fertility treatment and adoption services but…

New veterans cemetery in Omaha opens with memorial service

A new national cemetery for veterans in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa has opened with a service…

Celebrities, political leaders raise awareness for military caregivers

Star-studded Washington event calls attention to those who help wounded troops, vets

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Troops and their families can expect cuts to pools, libraries and other MWR programs

Budget cuts to morale, welfare and recreation programs will close some facilities and reduce operati…

Significant interest from the private sector in running commissaries

A “significant number” of organizations have expressed interest in the idea of privatizing commissar…

Commissary savings compared to outside the gates: Will customers get answers?

Officials to start local price comparisons

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New bank lending rules to protect troops will be enforced starting Oct. 3

Troops and their families will have stronger protections against predatory lenders starting Oct. 3 -…

Flu shots required for all students at Defense Department schools

Children attending the Department of Defense Education Activity schools must get flu shots by Dec. 1…

For those with the often solitary task of caring for disabled vets, help is on the way

More than 1 million Americans care for ill or injured Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. This new progra…

Military failed to conduct background checks on civilians in base housing, putting troops at risk

Military officials have been taking an “unnecessary safety and security risk to military personnel,…

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Fresh words for forever wars — 19 new books from Belleau Wood to Wall Street to Washington

Here’s your guide, listed by category and in order of reading satisfaction and relevance, to the sea…

Air Force beats Utah State 27-20 in Mountain West opener

Jacobi Owens scored on a 1-yard TD run with 5:06 left in the fourth quarter and Air Force opened the…

Buffalo comes back to beat Army 23-20 in OT

In 30 years of coaching, Lance Leipold had never been part of an overtime game before. Adam Mitcheso…

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