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Bernie Sanders Warns Against Letting Tax-Funded Zika Research Fatten Wallet Of Big Pharma

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 03.13.2017 | Politics

The U.S. Army is several months into clinical human trials for a Zika virus vaccine, and many worry that the government will make a deal with pharmace...

U.S. Army Lifts Ban On Dreadlocks

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 02.21.2017 | Black Voices

The U.S. Army has lifted the ban on dreadlocks, freeing black women in the army from having to decide between their hair and serving their country. Th...

U.S. Could Grant Final Permit For Dakota Access Pipeline Within Days, Lawyer Says

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.07.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army secretary could make a decision on the final permit needed to complete the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline a...

Report: Pentagon Failed To Disclose Thousands Of Airstrikes

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 02.05.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Feb 5 (Reuters) - The Pentagon has failed to disclose up to thousands of air strikes the U.S. military carried out over several years in I...

Iraqi Interpreter For U.S. Army Detained At JFK: 'America Is The Land Of Freedom'

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 01.29.2017 | Politics

NEW YORK ― Even in America’s darker days, there is light. An Iraqi man who was detained at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, fol...

For U.S. Sikhs, Decades Of Fighting For The Right To Serve Have Paid Off

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.24.2017 | Religion

Sikh Americans who wish to serve in the U.S. armed forces have never been so well positioned to do so. For decades, Sikh soldiers have had to choose b...

New U.S. Army Regulations Will Allow Turbans, Hijabs And Beards

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.14.2017 | Religion

Just days into the new year, the U.S. Army has already handed a major victory to religious liberty advocates. New Army regulations released on Tuesday...

Trump Picks Trading Firm Founder Vincent Viola For Army Secretary

Reuters | Ashley Alman | Posted 12.19.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump plans to nominate Virtu Financial founder Vincent Viola as secretary of the Army, the Trump transi...

Despite the Campaign Trail Chatter, Americans Not Sold on Defense Increase

Steven Kull | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics
Steven Kull

Listening to all the campaign trail chatter of increasing defense spending, one could conclude that deficit reduction has fallen off the political radar. But, it this what the voters want?

Because She's My Mother, That's Why

Charlie Carillo | Posted 05.08.2016 | New York
Charlie Carillo

When my first novel was published my mother was in a midtown bookstore busily carrying stacks of it to the front display table - nobody dared to stop ...

Retired General Confronts Chaplains on LGBT Rights; 'Make Room at the Table or Get Out'

Michael L. (Mikey) Weinstein, Esq. | Posted 08.21.2016 | Politics
Michael L. (Mikey) Weinstein, Esq.

My friends, remember the name and words of rare courage of a retired Army 3-star General and be prepared to be astonished, if not thunderstruck, with pride and hope.

Army Vet Mom Makes Bracelets From Old Uniforms To Support Military Families

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 05.26.2015 | Good News

An army veteran is honoring the nation's armed forces by wearing her heart on her wrist. Elsa Zarate, a military mom and veteran, is making bracel...

Women Outperform Men on Day One of Ranger School

Charles Clymer | Posted 06.23.2015 | Women
Charles Clymer

Critics have long alleged that few women could make it past the first day, let alone the rest of the course. So, what happened?

The Agency Vince Built: Chicago Entrepeneur and Family's Five Decades in Travel Industry

Steve Karras | Posted 04.23.2015 | Chicago
Steve Karras

Conenna's son John, now the President of Venus Travel recalls the hardworking father who tirelessly kept long hours.

Defense Secretary Plans To Shrink Army To Pre-WWII Level

The New York Times | Posted 02.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel plans to shrink the United States Army to its smallest force since before the World War II buildup and el...

PHOTOS: Christmas In Seattle

Sandra Thomas | Posted 12.11.2012 | Travel
Sandra Thomas

Here's where I admit that despite Seattle's easy access from Vancouver, I've never actually visited the city before. Now I know what I've been missing.

Military Family Appreciation Week: Serving Those Who Stand And Wait

Rev. Dr. Wollom A. Jensen | Posted 06.13.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Wollom A. Jensen

We would all do well to remember Milton's words as we think of our military families, "They also serve who only stand and wait."

Pat Tillman's Enduring Legacy

Andrew Brandt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Andrew Brandt

The overriding message in reading about Tillman is that with so any opportunities for all of us to go beyond our comfort zones and take a more risky yet rewarding path, too often we settle for the easy choice.

OpedNews Journalist and Six Protesters Charged With Criminal Conspiracy After Arrest at "Army Experience Center"

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Linda Milazzo

Cheryl Biren, OpedNews' Managing Editor: How can press be prevented from recording news in the making? It's shameful. It's anti-democracy.