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  1. Veterans Affairs acting Secretary Sloan Gibson testifies July 16 on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee hearing on the state of VA health care in the wake of revelations of neglect and delayed medical visits. He is accompanied by Assistant Deputy Undersecretary For Health For Administrative Operations Philip Matkowsky. Photo: J. Scott Applewhite/AP

    Documents detail VA mistreatment of vets

    In 2003, a veteran who had served in the Vietnam War entered a Veterans Affairs live-in treatment facility after trying several times to kill himself including by stabbing himself in the stomach.

    • Jul. 24, 2014
  2. An Iraqi man inspects a destroyed prisoner transport bus Thursday in the town of Taji, about 12 miles north of Baghdad. Gunmen attacked a prisoner convoy north of Baghdad earlier, setting off a gunbattle with troops in which scores of prisoners and several soldiers were killed. Khalid Mohammed / AP

    Iraq: Attack on prisoner convoy kills 60 people

    Gunmen attacked a prisoner convoy north of Baghdad on Thursday, setting off a gunbattle with troops in which scores of prisoners and eight soldiers were killed, brutally underscoring Iraq's instability as lawmakers convened to elect a new president.

    • Jul. 24, 2014
  3. Members from 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), are among those slated for an upcoming deployment. Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington / Army

    Deployments to Afghanistan announced for 3,600

    Three more units will deploy as part of the rotation of forces in Afghanistan, the Defense Department announced Wednesday.

    • Jul. 23, 2014
  4. The Salute Battery of 4th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment renders honors during the re-flagging of 212th Fires Brigade to 1st Armored Division Artillery on Wednesday Fort Bliss, Texas. Army

    As 212th Fires Brigade re-flags, DIVARTYs begin a comeback

    The first step in the Army's revamped artillery organization one that will look familiar to some senior officers took place Wednesday at Fort Bliss, Texas, when the 212th Fires Brigade re-flagged to become the 1st Armored Division Artillery.

    • Jul. 23, 2014
  5. Incoming Naval Academy superintendent Rear Adm. Ted Carter, left, takes the oath of office administered by Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jon Greenert at a Wednesday ceremony. Carter was promoted to vice admiral for his new post. MC2 Tyler Caswell / Navy

    Naval Academy welcomes new superintendent

    Back in 2010, the secretary of the Navy and the chief of naval operations made a $100 bet with then-Naval Academy superintendent Vice Adm. Mike Miller that he wouldn't survive a second four-year stint back on the yard.

    • Jul. 23, 2014
  6. Few takers in first year of Marine career sabbatical program

    The Marine Corps' offer to troops to take three years off from active duty has found few volunteers so far.

    • Jul. 23, 2014
  7. The ballistic-missile submarine Wyoming is one of seven subs with female officers. Starting in 2016, these subs will be the first to include female enlisted crew members. MC1 Rex Nelson/Navy

    Enlisted women to serve on attack submarines after 2020

    With female officers having served in the boomer force for nearly three years, the Navy is aiming for women to make up a significant portion of the ballistic-missile submarine force by 2020, one of the new waypoints in the silent service's historic integr

    • Jul. 23, 2014
  8. An Air Force F-16 flies away after refueling midflight from a KC-135 Stratotanker during a Red Flag exercise in February. AP

    Air Force refocuses on training as wars wind down

    After more than a dozen years fighting wars against unsophisticated opponents and technology in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Air Force is refocusing its training on tests ripped from the headlines surface-to-air missiles, chemical weapons and cyber warfare.

    • Jul. 23, 2014
  9. The Gereshk Storage and Distribution Center in Helmand province is a cold and dry storage facility designed to store, process and transport produce. The facility has stayed empty since it was completed in May 2013. Army

    Investigation: $3 million Helmand food storage facility never used

    The independent agency responsible for oversight of U.S.

    • Jul. 23, 2014
  10. Wall Manor Navy/13News Now/WVEC.com

    Truman sailor dies after fall from barracks balcony at Naval Station Norfolk

    A sailor died after falling six stories at Naval Station Norfolk.

    • Jul. 23, 2014
  11. Continuing to deal with results of his injuries, Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry decided it was time to retire. Robert D. Ward / Army

    Medal of Honor recipient SFC Leroy Petry retires today

    One soldier's career: Ranger with eight deployments, lost his hand to a grenade while saving his buddies, pinned with the Medal of Honor, met presidents and celebrities, smiling in dress uniform as grand master at parades and speaker at university commenc

    • Jul. 23, 2014
  12. Erin Corwin disappeared June 23 after leaving her home on the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps base. AP

    Missing Marine wife Erin Corwin may be 'voluntarily missing'

    Law enforcement officials say they have new locations to comb for clues in the search for Erin Corwin, a pregnant Marine wife who vanished three weeks ago near the Southern California desert Marine base of Twentynine Palms.

    • Jul. 23, 2014
  13. Chris Pape and wife, Maj. Dana Pape, pose for a photo after his nomination for Armed Forces Insurance 2014 Air Force Spouse of the Year. Photos by Silver Lane Photography

    Website founder's goal to help male spouses connect

    Spouses are often swept into the hyperactive military lifestyle PCSing, becoming the primary caregiver, learning the lingo without a proper 'how-to' guide.

    • Jul. 23, 2014
  14. Air Force personnel arrange traffic cones near the front gate of Little Rock Air Force Base on July 23 in Jacksonville, Ark. The base was locked down Wednesday morning amid reports of a suspicious person. The lockdown was later lifted. Danny Johnston / AP

    Lockdown lifted at Little Rock AFB

    Military officials locked down an Arkansas air force base for several hours Wednesday after reporting that a suspicious individual was on the sprawling complex near Little Rock, then reopened the base and said the threat was '

    • Jul. 23, 2014
  15. Army Chief Warrant Officer Milam Jeans speaks with a policeman in Puyallup, Wash. KING

    Alaska soldier's car stuck in Wash. after transport company files for bankruptcy

    Army Chief Warrant Officer Milam Jeans had no problem moving his wife and children from Germany to a new post in Alaska this summer.

    • Jul. 23, 2014
  16. Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., , speaks to reporters in the Capitol on Wednesday. J. Scott Applewhite/The Associated Press

    Sen. Sanders seeks new VA funding compromise

    A push by Veterans Affairs Department officials for billions in new funding to hire more doctors may upend congressional efforts for a wide-reaching VA reform package that appeared all but finished just a few weeks ago.

    • Jul. 23, 2014
  17. Sen. John Walsh speaks to reporters Jan. 26 in Helena, Mont. The Democrat's thesis written for the U.S. Army War College contains unattributed passages that appear to be taken word-for-word from previously published papers. Walsh faces Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Daines on Nov. 4. Matt Volz / AP

    Senator says he had PTSD when he wrote Army War College thesis

    Sen. John Walsh of Montana said Wednesday his failure to attribute conclusions and verbatim passages lifted from other scholars' work in his thesis to earn a master's degree from the U.S.

    • Jul. 23, 2014
  18. 12 indicted in Mississippi Guard recruitment fraud case

    Twelve current or former Mississippi Army National Guard members have been indicted in a case alleging they swindled money through a program that offers incentives for recruiting.

    • Jul. 23, 2014
  19. Senate panel backs McDonald for VA secretary

    The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee on Wednesday endorsed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald to be the new secretary of Veterans Affairs.

    • Jul. 23, 2014
  20. Viral video: Watch what happens when Marines confront an apparent Army faker

    A video showing two Marines confronting a man dressed as an Army sergeant major is making the rounds on Facebook.

    • Jul. 23, 2014
  21. World War II veteran Cpl. Elmer Mackall, a Montford Point Marine, is presented with a Congressional Gold Medal by Rachel Jones, left, and Army Capt. Azizi Wesmiller. Office of Sen. Barbara Mikulski

    Montford Point Marine awarded Congressional Gold Medal

    Cpl. Elmer Mackall of Calvert County was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in a ceremony held Tuesday.

    • Jul. 23, 2014
  22. Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki. Brendan Smialowski / Getty Images

    Iraq: al-Maliki rejects Iran's urging to step down

    Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki rejected an attempt by Iran to persuade him to step down, senior Iraqi politicians said Wednesday, underlining his determination to defy even his top ally to push for a third term in office and further exacerbating th

    • Jul. 23, 2014
  23. Pfc. Paul Ieti, with A Company, 603rd Aviation Support Battalion, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, poses with fans at Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia. He'll sing on NBC's 'America's Got Talent' tonight. Submitted photo via Army

    Pfc. performs on 'America's Got Talent' tonight

    Pfc. Paul Ieti's performance in the first round of NBC's 'America's Got Talent' earned a standing ovation and hugs from three of the show's four celebrity judges a supermodel, a Spice Girl and Howard Stern.

    • Jul. 23, 2014
  24. Security personnel run past a C-130 aircraft on static display at the front gate of Little Rock Air Force Base in Jacksonville, Ark., on Wednesday. The base has been on lockdown since late morning. Danny Johnston/The Associated Press

    Little Rock AFB locked down amid report of suspicious person

    Little Rock Air Force Base went on lockdown Wednesday amid reports of a suspicious person, though military officials have offered few details about the incident.

    • Jul. 23, 2014
  25. Study: Childhood traumas are more common in military members

    Childhood traumas are more common among military members and veterans than among civilians, according to a new study. Researchers say the results support the notion that for some, enlistment serves as an escape from troubled upbringings.

    • Jul. 23, 2014
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