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  1. A sign cautions visitors outside a 'pump and treat' facility aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., the site of one of the worst drinking water contaminations in U.S. history. Allen Breed/AP

    Victims of Lejeune toxic water meet skepticism at Supreme Court

    A divided Supreme Court seemed mostly dubious Wednesday that federal claims for environmental damages can be brought after state deadlines have passed, signaling a potential setback for thousands of former Marines and their families exposed decades ago to

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  2. First soldiers from the 173rd arrive in Poland

    The first soldiers from the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team have arrived in Poland as part of military exercises that are meant to reassure NATO members that border Russia of the alliance's commitment to defend them.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  3. An artist's rendering of a KC-46A refueling F-16 Fighting Falcons. Courtesy of Boeing Co.

    Altus selected for KC-46A training

    KC-46A Pegasus crews will train at Altus Air Force Base, Okla., when the tanker begins to enter the fleet in fiscal 2016, the Air Force announced Wednesday.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
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    Discharged Marine regrets crucifying himself in public

    Joshua Klohr felt that no one was paying attention to his claims of injustice.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  5. In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Army, Pfc. Bradley Manning poses for a photo wearing a wig and lipstick. A northeast Kansas judge will make a final determination Wednesday on Manning's request to change her name from Bradley Edward Manning to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning. AP

    Judge grants Manning's name change request

    A Kansas judge has granted a request to formally change the name of the soldier convicted of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks from Bradley Edward Manning to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  6. State Dept. says Egypt cleared for U.S. military aid

    The Obama administration said Tuesday it has certified that Egypt is upholding its 35-year-old peace treaty with Israel and therefore qualifies for some military and counterterrorism assistance.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  7. Piece of 'Band of Brothers' gets new commander

    The original 'Band of Brothers' has a new commander and will be getting a new home.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  8. Hagel seeking to deepen U.S.-Mexico ties

    U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday he is exploring ways to deepen U.S.-Mexican defense ties, including the possibility of training exercises with Mexican forces.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  9. US Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh says a continued US presence could help Afghanistan establish a self-sustaining aeronautical industry. Scott M. Ash / US Air Force

    Welsh: Afghanistan could create 'meaningful' aerospace industry

    Afghanistan is not a country known for its aeronautical industry, but at least one top-ranking U.S. official believes that could change.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  10. President Barack Obama steps from Air Force One Wednesday as he arrives at Haneda International Airport in Tokyo. Carolyn Kaster / AP

    Obama: U.S.-Japan treaty applies to disputed islands

    President Barack Obama confirmed Wednesday that America's mutual security treaty with Japan applies to the islands at the center of a territorial dispute between China and Japan.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  11. Soldier accused of killing teens in Iraq

    The two unarmed Iraqi brothers posed no threat as they herded cattle in a grove where a U.S. Army reconnaissance team was hidden one day seven years ago. But then-Staff Sgt.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  12. The pre-workout supplement Craze, made by Driven Sports, was named 2012 New Supplement of the Year by bodybuilding.com. Driven Sports has posted statements on its website saying that Craze does not contain amphetamines. Alison Young/USA Today

    FDA warns maker of controversial workout supplement Craze

    Federal regulators have warned the maker of the once-popular sports supplement Craze about its proprietary blend of ingredients and tests showing an undisclosed methamphetamine-like compound in the product, records now made public show.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  13. This Oct. 12, 2008, file photo shows a U.S. U2 reconnaissance plane taking off at the U.S. airbase in Osan, south of Seoul, South Korea. The U-2 spy plane outlasted the Cold War, outlived its successor and helped avert the world's nuclear annihilation a half century ago. Defense cuts now threaten to knock the high-flying reconnaissance aircraft out of the sky. Lee Jin-man / AP

    Spy plane outlasts Cold War, but not defense cuts

    The U-2 spy plane outlasted the Cold War, outlived its successor and proved crucial a half-century ago when two superpowers were on the brink of nuclear war.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  14. First lady Michelle Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, April 11, during an event for caregivers of veterans. The first lady announced Wednesday the launch of a new website for veterans to help them connect with potential employers. Jacquelyn Martin / AP

    First lady announcing one-stop job site for vets

    Aiming to streamline employment resources for people leaving the military, the government is creating an integrated website that can help job-seekers create resumes, connect with employers and become part of a database of veterans and their spouses for co

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  15. U.S. Sen. Jack Reed presented Navy vet Frank Poli with a number of awards, including the Navy Good Conduct Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, and the American Campaign Medal. Senate.gov

    Navy vet, 92, finally gets medals

    A 92-year-old military veteran has gotten long-overdue medals he earned for serving in the Navy during World War II.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  16. 2 years in jail for misusing money for homeless vets

    A Nashville, Tenn., woman who stole more than $364,000 earmarked to help homeless veterans will spend two years in jail for the crimes.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  17. Obama visit to Asia seen as counterweight to China

    President Barack Obama's travels through Asia aim to reassure partners about the renewed U.S. commitment to the region, with an eye both to China's rising assertiveness and the fast-growing markets that are the center of gravity for global growth.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  18. Recruits trending older in U.S. military

    New recruits in the U.S. military are getting slightly older, with more than half of Army enlistees age 20 or above compared with a few decades ago when only a third were in the older age group, according to a RAND Corp. study released Wednesday.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  19. Two UH-60 Black Hawks assigned to U.S. Army Europe's 12th Combat Aviation Brigade pick up 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) soldiers during an exercise at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Germany on March 28. Spc. Glenn M. Anderson/Army

    4 Army units heading to Eastern Europe

    The U.S. military in Europe is sending four company-sized infantry units, a total of about 600 soldiers, to Eastern Europe, the latest effort to reassure NATO allies in light of Russian aggression in Ukraine, a Pentagon official said Tuesday.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  20. Retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrsytal says he got hit in the head by a metaphorical curveball, but he managed to pick himself up, dust himself off and transition from being a soldier to running a business, McChrystal wrote for Linkedin's 'Career Curveballs' blog. Petty Officer 1st Class Mark O'Donald / DoD

    McChrystal tells of his recovery after getting hit with 'career curve ball'

    Retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrsytal says he got hit in the head by a metaphorical curveball, but he managed to pick himself up, dust himself off and transition from being a soldier to running a business, McChrystal wrote for Linkedin's

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  21. Spy vs. Spy: Former SecDef Gates talks Putin

    Before he became secretary of defense, Robert Gates spent a career at the CIA when U.S intelligence agents were pitted against the KGB.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  22. Midshipman 2nd Class Gabriel Voumard allegedly ran aggressively toward a cab driver with a knife. Anne Arundel County Police Department

    Midshipman accused of assaulting cab driver with knife

    Anne Arundel County police say a 22-year-old Naval Academy midshipman has been charged with assault after threatening a cab driver with a butter knife.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  23. The Obama administration is reportedly considering options to leave far fewer troops in Afghanistan after this year than the top U.S. and NATO commander for Afghanistan has recommended. Munir Uz Zaman / AFP

    Report: U.S. may leave fewer troops in Afghanistan

    The Obama administration is reportedly considering options to leave far fewer troops in Afghanistan after this year than the top U.S. and NATO commander for Afghanistan has recommended.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  24. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, right, talks with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk during an April 22 meeting in Kiev, Ukraine. Andrew Kravchenko / AP

    Ukraine orders offensive as Biden presses Russia

    Ukraine's president on Tuesday ordered the country's forces to renew a military operation against pro-Russian militants in East Ukraine after the killing of two men and a shooting at a plane.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  25. South Carolina's top military man begins re-election campaign

    Maj. Gen. Robert Livingston, South Carolina's adjutant general, lauded the state's Army and Air Force National Guard as one of the nation's top military organizations Tuesday and asked voters to re-elect him so he can work to keep it that way.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
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