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Ben Muessig

Army Charged Wounded Vet For Medal | Ben Muessig | Posted 10.06.2011 | Weird News

War comes with an incalculable human cost. And apparently a shipping fee of about $21. Retired Sgt. Major Rob Dickerson says that's the price he wa...

The Government Asked for Pets for Defense in the 1940s

Kate Kelly | Posted 10.03.2011 | Home
Kate Kelly

What if the U.S. government wanted your dog to enlist in the military? That's exactly the request that went out in 1942 shortly after Pearl Harbor.

Ben Muessig

AWOL Soldier Arrested With Weapons, Explosives, Planned Fort Hood Attack, Authorities Allege | Ben Muessig | Posted 09.27.2011 | Crime

Less than two years after an Army officer killed 13 people in a shooting attack on Fort Hood, police have arrested an AWOL soldier with weapons and ex...

Libyan Rebels Battle for Brega

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.19.2011 | World
Chris Weigant

Whoever controls Brega will control the oil the town can ship out, which would be a huge source of income for the rebels. In the end, this war may wind up being one of attrition.

Reserve Forces Gain £1.5bn Investment As Part Of Military Shake-Up

PA | Posted 09.17.2011 | Home

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Defence Secretary Liam Fox has announced a £1.5 billion investment in UK reserve forces over the next 10 years as part of a wide...

The Surprising Effect Of War On Military Marriages

Robert Hughes, Jr. | Posted 09.12.2011 | Divorce
Robert Hughes, Jr.

There have been numerous reports that the marriages of military couples are under threat due to the stress of the recent wars and the long and dangero...

Long Deployments Linked To Kids' Mental Health Problems

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 09.10.2011 | Healthy Living

Children with one or more parent on long-term deployment in Iraq or Afghanistan have a higher chance of mental health problems, according to a new stu...

Destigmatizing Mental Health In The Military

Leila Levinson | Posted 09.08.2011 | Healthy Living
Leila Levinson

The president clearly believes we need to remove the stigmas of war's mental health consequences. But it is striking that his statement completely ignores the 71 percent of the suicides that occur after service.

Man Broke Into Sex Shop, Got Intimate With Blow-Up Doll: Cops

Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

Police in Virginia say a sex shop burglar couldn't even wait to get home before he started enjoying his pillaged booty. Investigators in Woodbridge...

David Wood

WATCH: As Violence In Iraq Rises, Paratroopers Practice a New Iraq Mission | David Wood | Posted 09.04.2011 | World

FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- The assault began late on a moonless night with the muted drone of heavy, low-flying aircraft and the silent blossoming of a thous...

WATCH: Disabled Veteran's Charity Home Blocked By Homeowners Association

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.30.2011 | Business

Even after laying his life on the line for the country, and sustaining injuries because of it, Sean Gittens couldn't get the charity house he was offe...

WATCH: Ind. Disabled Soldiers Left Without Income, Waiting For Funds

Posted 08.16.2011 | Impact

When Dustin Boyce tried to chase down a disability check that never came this month, he was simply told he'd eventually get paid. Boyce is one of 20 ...

At Last: Military Outsourcing We Can All Support

David Isenberg | Posted 08.14.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

Although it may come as a shock to both the Republican and Tea parties, apparently providing religious services to troops is not an 'inherently governmental' function.

Panetta Must Rein In Personnel Costs, Panel Says

Posted 08.08.2011 | Politics

BY Colin Clark Editor AOL Defense Washington -- The day before Leon Panetta goes before the Senate for his first defense secretary nomination hear...

Saki Knafo

On Memorial Day Weekend, Veterans Remember Those Who've Died (VIDEO) | Saki Knafo | Posted 07.30.2011 | Impact

This story was reported in collaboration with our partners at * * * * * What does Memorial Day mean to you? Anthony Borrelli answered ...

Reflections on Memorial Day

Ashwin Madia | Posted 07.27.2011 | Politics
Ashwin Madia

This weekend, as we remember the sacrifices by exceptional men and women on behalf of our country so often brought about in part through the cruelty of chance, let's also remember how blessed we are to live in a country that draws such fine people to service.

Free Museum Entry For Active Service Members

Posted 07.24.2011 | Arts

The Big Apple and other cities are about to get a lot sweeter for active service members and their families. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, museums a...

Army Chief To Senate: Recruits Have Poor Diets, Are Unfit

Posted 07.19.2011 | Healthy Living

U.S. Army recruits have had poorer diets and are less fit than past generations, making them more prone to injury from heavier loads lugged in combat,...

Is Budweiser's New Commercial Gay, Bi or Straight? (VIDEO)

Bryan Safi | Posted 07.06.2011 | Comedy
Bryan Safi

Beer ads are usually the province of babes in bikinis. So when a new Budweiser ad featured two young men locked (briefly) in a tender embrace, the Internet's gaydar started tingling.

Dave Jamieson

At Pentagon, Quiet Satisfaction And Somber Reflection Upon Bin Laden's Death | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.02.2011 | World

ARLINGTON, VA -- Cassandra Johnson has passed by the Pentagon Memorial every workday since it opened on Sept. 11, 2008. Last night, when news broke th...

A First Look At The Army's App Store

Wired | Posted 06.27.2011 | Technology

If all of the bureaucratic and security hurdles can be overcome, the Army will soon launch its version of an app store, where soldiers can download Ar...

U.S. Army Enlists Google's Android Platform

Silicon Alley Insider | Posted 06.22.2011 | Technology

The Army wants all soldiers to stay connected, and has chosen Android to power a new smartphone that will do everything from charting troop movements ...

Reviewing America's Wars [Part 1]

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.20.2011 | World
Chris Weigant

Since the mainstream media has abdicated all responsibility for reporting the news, I thought today would be a good day to review the current status of America's wars.

Essential List of Organizations Helping Military Families in Need

Joshua Kors | Posted 06.20.2011 | Politics
Joshua Kors

Where can a veteran in need turn for help? These organizations help with disability claims, discharge disputes, VA guidance and legal conflicts. Some provide job training, continued education and connections to employers.

Thousands Across Mexico Call for New Strategy in Drug War

Lisa Haugaard | Posted 06.19.2011 | Politics
Lisa Haugaard

While frustration with the Mexican government's failure to stem the violence has been building for some time, Mexican author Javier Sicilia's grief proved to be a catalyst for unified action.