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Top Military Officers Warn Congress Against Harmful Cuts

AP | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's top military officers are warning that automatic budget cuts will compromise the armed services' abilit...

Hey Government, You Open? When Do We Move to Hawaii?

Laura Jungreis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Hawaii
Laura Jungreis

There it was, next to his new unit patch. His jaw dropped. My heart raced remembering all the possibilities, desirable and not. Suddenly he started laughing and looked me in the eyes. 'Hawaii,' he said. Now my jaw was on the floor. 'Are you sure?'

Three Hundred Million Dollars of Junk -- Two

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 12.21.2013 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

To summarize, the Pentagon spent $300 million on a giant airship that was obsolete before it was useful, then offered to sell it back to its manufacturer for $44 million, and after that offer was rejected permitted the manufacturer to buy the airship back for $300,000.

Army Hit Hard By Budget Cuts, Fiscal Uncertainty

Reuters | Posted 12.21.2013 | Politics

By David Alexander WASHINGTON, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Two years of budget cuts and fiscal uncertainty have forced the U.S. Army to greatl...

Report: Nigeria's Military Is Killing Thousands

AP | MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 10.18.2013 | World

LAGOS, Nigeria -- LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Shedding stark light on Nigeria's escalating war with Islamic militants, mortuary records from a single Nige...

Former Secretary Of State To Receive Big Award

AP | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics

WEST POINT, N.Y. -- WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will receive the U.S. Military Academy's annual Thayer Awar...

Medal Of Honor Winner Asks To Return To Duty

AP | LOLITA BALDOR | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The former Army captain who received the Medal of Honor on Tuesday has asked to return to active duty in the Army, a...

Giffords Gets Big Award: 'Be Passionate. Be Courageous. Be Your Best.'

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) received the Army Decoration for Distinguished Civilian Service Thursday at the Pentagon. The award serv...

Is It Time to Return to a Draft?

Tom Carpenter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Tom Carpenter

Why should that question be asked unless someone can show the all-volunteer force (AVF) is not working and sustainable? A recently published book with...

No Answers For Family Of National Guardsman, Shot And Killed By Cop

| Posted 10.04.2013 | New York

By Trevor Kapp QUEENS — A triangular American flag rests in a glass case perched high on a wall inside Cecilia Reyes' tidy Rego Park apartment. ...

Staten Island Soldier Killed In Afghanistan Receives The Silver Star

DNAinfo | Posted 10.01.2013 | New York

NEW DORP — The Staten Island soldier killed while protecting a Polish colleague in Afghanistan has been awarded the Silver Star, the Army Times repo...

Amid Budget Troubles, Army Audit Finds More Miscues

AP | BRETT BARROUQUERE | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Even as the Army faces shrinking budgets, an audit shows it paid out $16 million in paychecks over a 2 1/2-year period to soldiers...

Intrusive Leadership and Saving Lives

Brian Hawthorne | Posted 11.26.2013 | Impact
Brian Hawthorne

I serve as a noncommissioned officer in the Army Reserve, and during a drill weekend last year, I led a discussion with Soldiers on mental health. It was not an easy talk. Service members are expected to embody strength and toughness.

Soldier Suicides: The Preventable Epidemic

Evan Bailyn | Posted 11.25.2013 | Impact
Evan Bailyn

It's incumbent on all of us to get involved and support our soldiers whether or not we agree with our country's military actions, whether or not we have service members in our own families. We must demand answers and options.

Hundreds Of U.S. Security Clearance Records Reportedly Falsified

Reuters | Tabassum Zakaria | Posted 11.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Sept 25 (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors have documented at least 350 instances of faulty background investigations done by private contr...

We Dare You To Watch This And NOT Feel Feelings

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.24.2013 | Good News

When Army Capt. Jane Renee "JR" Lund surprised her 13-year-old daughter, Bella, at a Wisconsin Badgers football game on Saturday, thousands of hearts ...

Trial Delayed For Army General Facing Sex Charges

AP | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics

FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- The Fort Bragg court martial of a U.S. Army general facing assault charges has been postponed. The trial of Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Si...

Budget Showdown Hits Military

Reuters | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

* Army chief says cuts jeopardize ability to fight a major war * Warnings come as Congress squares off over 2014 spending ...

Questions I Have About Moving to Hawaii

Laura Jungreis | Posted 11.18.2013 | Hawaii
Laura Jungreis

I daydream constantly about moving to Oahu. Amazing fresh fish, tropical climate, endless beaches, the aloha spirit! But as the fantasy becomes more and more real, fears creep in and my mind whirls with questions.

I Want to Apologize to West Point

Charles Clymer | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
Charles Clymer

I apologize for the misinformation. I apologize for misinterpreting the West Point PAO's statement. You see, last time the Academy said "misconduct," it was a glossing-over and dismissal of the very definition of sexual harassment committed by the Academy's rugby team in emails.

Chelsea Manning Gender Dysphoria: ACLU Says Military Prison Policy Raises Constitutional Issues

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 08.22.2013 | Politics

The military policy against providing hormone therapy to prisoners like Chelsea Manning raises "serious constitutional concerns," an American Civil Li...

Bradley Manning Prison Location Revealed

AP | JOHN HANNA | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. -- After being sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking classified documents to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, Pfc. Bradley Manni...

John Henry Browne Wants Prosecutors Off Robert Bales' Case

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 10.13.2013 | Crime

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. — Lawyers for the American soldier convicted of killing 16 Afghan civilians during nighttime raids last year ask...

Did This Army Post Go Too Far?

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics

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U.S. Soldiers In Afghanistan Reportedly Using Craigslist For Gay Sex

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.01.2013 | Gay Voices

Soldiers deployed in Afghanistan are reportedly utilizing Craigslist, an Internet site which offers want ads, personal ads, rooms for rent and more, t...