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  1. Lt. Col. (Dr.) David King runs in the 2013 Boston Marathon.

    Army doc is back to run in Boston

    A year ago, Army Reserve Lt. Col. (Dr.) David King crossed the finish line of the Boston Marathon with a time of 3 hours, 12 minutes — a slow pace for the experienced runner but a thrill nonetheless for the Cambridge, Mass., resident.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  2. Yemeni soldiers check passing vehicles Sunday in the capital Sanaa, as authorities tightened security measures a day after a U.S. drone killed 15 al-Qaeda suspects. Mohammed Huwais / AFP via Getty Images

    New drone strike in Yemen kills al-Qaida militants

    Yemeni security officials and tribal chiefs say that a suspected U.S. drone strike has killed several al-Qaida militants in the country's south, including a local militant commander.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  3. Pat Tillman's widow, Marie, visits Pat Tillman Stadium at Leland High School in San Jose, Calif. The two met at Leland and were high-school sweethearts. Daniel Canepa / KXTV-TV, Sacramento

    10 years on, Pat Tillman's widow at peace with past

    Marie Tillman is sitting at her parents' dining-room table, waiting for a morning-coffee boost to kick in. She's surprised her baby is still asleep.

    • Apr. 20, 2014
  4. Soldiers from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, the U.K. and the U.S. conduct a convoy June 10 into the field-training portion of Exercise Saber Strike in Latvia. The U.S. is considering deploying about 150 soldiers for military exercises to begin in Poland and Estonia in the next few weeks, a Western official said Saturday. U.S. Army

    U.S. weighing military exercises in Eastern Europe

    The United States is considering deploying about 150 soldiers for military exercises to begin in Poland and Estonia in the next few weeks, a Western official said Saturday.

    • Apr. 20, 2014
  5. Abdullah's lead grows in new Afghan vote results

    Former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah's lead slightly increased in partial results for Afghanistan's presidential election released Sunday, but he and rival Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai still seem to be heading for a runoff next month.

    • Apr. 20, 2014
  6. The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Scranton returns to Naval Station Norfolk, Va. Scientists at the Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory in Groton, Conn., concluded submarine sailors, who traditionally begin a new workday every 18 hours, show less fatigue on a 24-hour schedule. Shannon D. Barnwell / AP

    Navy OKs changes for submariners' sleep schedules

    With no sunlight to set day apart from night on a submarine, the Navy for decades has staggered sailors' working hours on schedules with little resemblance to life above the ocean's surface.

    • Apr. 20, 2014
  7. Santa Rosa County Veterans Memorial manager Ralph Nesenson looks over one the park's recently vandalized memorials. The 'Wall of Tears' monument was vandalized to the point where it will no longer weep, said Nesenson. Tony Giberson / Pensacola News Journal

    Fla. vets say vandalism of military memorials should stir revulsion

    The vandalizing of military veterans' memorials in Milton and Pensacola during the past year or so is prompting the stewards of those monuments to plan security measures, but they're saddened at the need to do so.

    • Apr. 20, 2014
  8. New Challenges: A US soldier participates in the Shared Accord military exercise with South African troops. US Army Africa

    In shift to Africa, U.S. troops find complicated relationships

    Lt. Col. Lee Magee had been on the ground in Africa for less than four days when the call came in to gather his troops and get on a plane to South Sudan.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    As tension with Russia flares, U.S. senators meet with Marines in Baltics

    United States Marines assigned to the Black Sea Rotational Force, based at Mihail Kogalniceanu air base in Romania, wrapped up a 10-day exercise called Summer Shield with Latvian, Lithuanian and Estonian troops on April 17.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  10. Capt. Greg McWherter is seen here in 2010 while serving as the commanding officer of the Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels MC2 Ron Trevino/Navy

    XO fired for issues while leading Blue Angels

    The Navy fired the No. 2 officer at Naval Base Coronado Friday after allegations arose into his conduct while in command of the Blue Angels.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  11. Troops and and civilians enjoy American fast food at the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center's food court in 2009. Army & Air Force Exchange Service PAO

    On-base fast food outlets get temporary reprieve from new wage rules

    The Labor Department has pulled back — at least temporarily — from new minimum wage rules that had led several fast-food restaurants to end their contracts on military installations and prompted others to possibly follow suit.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  12.  Navy

    Marine to receive Navy Cross for heroism in Afghanistan

    Gunnery Sgt. Richard A. Jibson will receive the nation's second highest valor award on Tuesday at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., for bravery he exhibited during a five-hour firefight in Afghanistan.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  13. Sgt. Timothy Gilboe with the armor plate that saved him as he wrestled an AK47 away from the insurgent who shot him. Courtesy of Sgt. Timothy Gilboe

    Sergeant gets plate that saved his life in point-blank attack

    Sgt. Timothy Gilboe was given an armor plate three years after it saved his life when he charged an AK-47-toting insurgent and was shot point-blank in the belly.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  14. U.S. soldiers continue to work closely alongside partner nations in Europe and leaders say they are ready for 'any contingency.' Markus Rauchenberger/Army

    Army, National Guard ready to leverage, expand Eastern European alliances

    Pending any orders to ramp up its forces or engagements, U.S. Army Europe and the National Guard are focused on reassuring their allies and partners.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  15. Marine vet not caught in Everest avalanche

    A Boise resident climbing Mount Everest with a film crew as part of a motivational project for injured veterans didn't get caught in an avalanche Friday that killed at least 12 Napalese guides.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  16. A Slovenian soldier surveys a map as he and forces from U.S. Army plan an assault as part of a field training exercise in 2012. Despite the drawdown in Europe, there remain opportunities for NCOs, officers and their families. Spc. Lorenzo Ware/Army

    For U.S. troops, European tours come with career, quality-of-life perks

    Imagine going out to hunt wild boar in the forests of Germany, then celebrating with buddies at the local gasthaus, hoisting a brew that rivals any you can find in the States.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  17. Maulana Abdul Aziz, left, head cleric of a Pakistani seminary, talks to visitors in a library named after slain al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden on Friday. B.K. Bangash / AP

    Pakistani girl's seminary names library after OBL

    Most didn't notice the new library at this Islamic seminary for girls near Pakistan's capital, until locals saw the paper sign in Urdu posted on its wooden door: 'Library of Osama bin Laden, the Martyr.'

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  18. N.C. community college rate break for vets proposed

    Gov. Pat McCrory says he wants to make it easier for new veterans to attend any of North Carolina's community colleges.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  19. U.S.: Forfeiture deal over Iran assets sets record

    A federal judge has approved plans to sell a 36-story Manhattan office building and other properties owned by Iran nationwide in what will be the largest terrorism-related forfeiture ever, a prosecutor said Thursday.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  20. Anger and dismay at stalled Guantanamo 9/11 trial

    Don Arias stormed out of the meeting with the defense lawyers at this U.S. Navy base after less than 15 minutes. He was soon followed by three others who also lost family members in the 9/11 terror attack.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  21. Pro-Russia activists guard a barricade April 17 outside the police regional building seized by the separatists in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk. Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove, the Supreme Allied Commander Europe and four-star chief of U.S. European Command, said he rejects the Russians' claim that their military is not conducting operations in the towns of eastern Ukraine. Genya Savilov / Getty Images

    4-star: Armed attackers in Ukraine are Russian troops in disguise

    The Russians aren't fooling anyone.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  22. Military Religious Freedom Foundation Mikey Weinstein said senior Pentagon civilians and officers have complained to his group about military participation in a National Day of Prayer event on Capitol Hill. Courtesy of Mikey Weinstein

    Group calls for DoD to withdraw from Prayer Day event

    Longtime critics of Christian conservatives' influence in military culture are demanding the Pentagon back away from involvement in a National Day of Prayer event on Capitol Hill next month, saying it's a thinly veiled rally for far-right fundamentalists.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  23. Staff Sgt. Shareef Stokely is seen in an image made from video.

    Rapping medic dispenses care with a smile and a rhyme

    If you bust your leg, he busts a rhyme.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  24. Petty officer charged in 'Fat Leonard' bribery scandal

    A fourth member of the Navy has been charged with conspiracy to commit bribery in a multimillion-dollar scheme involving a Singapore-based defense contractor accused of providing cash, vacations, electronics and prostitutes in exchange for classified info

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  25. Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 7 listen to a convoy brief at Forward Operating Base Delaram II in Nimroz province, Afghanistan, on April 8 before heading to Camp Leatherneck with the last supplies, equipment and team members of Security Force Assistance Advisor Team 4-215. Sgt. Frances Johnson/Marine Corps

    Marines pull out of Afghanistan's Nimroz province

    Earlier this month, the Marine Corps quietly took leave of Nimroz province, consolidating its operations in Afghanistan to a single province and completing another chapter in its drawdown efforts.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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