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U.S. prepares to send 'final increase' of American forces to Iraq

The deployment coincides with a planned invasion of the Islamic State group’s stronghold in Mosul.

Government shutdown looms as lawmakers spar over budget plan

A 10 week budget extension to keep federal programs running through the November elections stalled i…

Best for Vets: Places to Live 2016 — new rankings of 125 cities

For many people, Hawaii and sunny Southern California are dream vacation destinations. For you, coul…

Navy investigates sailor who didn't salute national anthem

The sailor's commander will determine whether she faces any punishment for not saluting.

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U.S. military commanders are 'pissed off' about the mission creep in Syria

The deal for U.S. military cooperation with Russia would expand the current mission in Syria far bey…

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Measure would bring campaign trail fight over VA to Congress

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

Navy investigates sailor who didn't salute national anthem

The sailor's commander will determine whether she faces any punishment for not saluting.

Malaysian jet was shot down by a missile from Russia, Dutch probe finds

Dutch-led criminal investigators said they have solid evidence that a Malaysian jet was shot down by…

13 civilians killed in airstrike on house, Afghan official says; U.S. military says it's investigating

A local lawmaker told The Associated Press that a crowd had gathered at the house to welcome home a…

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Measure would bring campaign trail fight over VA to Congress

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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Celebrities, political leaders raise awareness for military caregivers

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

Best for Vets: Places to Live 2016 — new rankings of 125 cities

For many people, Hawaii and sunny Southern California are dream vacation destinations. For you, coul…

Factor in health care when picking a permanent home

You've found your dream house in a beautiful location. You see yourself putting down roots, spending…

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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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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,…

Fort Rucker closes school building after 24 fifth-graders become ill

The students were on the playground when they became sick.

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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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