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Veterans are flocking to college as wars wind down

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Adam Fisher isn’t your typical college freshman. At 25, he’s older than most classmates. He’s married, too. While many fellow students spent the past couple years in high school, Fisher was […]

10/17/2013

President Barack Obama awards the Medal of Honor to former Army Capt. William D. Swenson of Seattle, Wash., during a ceremony in the East Room at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. Swenson was being awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in a lengthy battle against the Taliban insurgents in the Ganjgal valley near the Pakistan border on Sept. 8, 2009, which claimed the lives of five Americans, 10 Afghan army troops and an interpreter. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Medal of Honor recipient asks to return to duty

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 rare move by an officer who has lived to […]

10/15/2013

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Partial Afghan security deal reached, Kerry says

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday said a partial agreement was reached with Afghanistan on a security accord, but the potentially deal-breaking issue of jurisdiction for American forces remains […]

10/12/2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry looks out the window en route to the ISAF headquarters after arriving on an unannounced visit in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)

Kerry in Afghanistan for urgent security talks

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry began urgent talks Friday with Afghan President Hamid Karzai as an end-of-October deadline loomed for a security deal that would allow American troops to remain […]

10/11/2013

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Army Secretary John McHugh, right, watch an Army carry team move a transfer case containing the remains of Pfc. Cody J. Patterson Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013 at Dover Air Force Base, Del. According to the Department of Defense, Patterson, 24, of Philomath, Ore., died Oct. 6, 2013 in Zhari district, Afghanistan of injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

Pentagon chief attending arrival of 4 war dead

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel traveled to Dover Air Force Base on Wednesday for the arrival of the remains of four U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan. Joining Hagel on the trip from […]

10/09/2013

A member of the Afghan National Army displays an Afghan flag from a porthole in a C-130 transport aircraft at the Afghan Air Force Base, Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

Afghans take delivery of US transport planes

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan took delivery on Wednesday of two C-130 transport aircraft from the United States, part of an effort to give the country’s military the ability to better fight insurgents around the […]

10/09/2013

Afghan President Hamid Karzai takes a question during a press conference at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

US still expects to sign pact with Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is optimistic that a U.S.-Afghan agreement over the future role of American troops in the country can be finalized in the next few weeks despite two main sticking points […]

10/07/2013

US Army soldier participant clears a hurdle as part of Combat Readiness Test, Fort Jackson Army Base, Columbia, South Carolina

Elite Army units to stop taking anti-malarial drug

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top doctor for Green Berets and other elite Army commandos has told troops to immediately stop taking mefloquine, an anti-malaria drug found to cause permanent brain damage in rare cases. The […]

09/19/2013

U.S. President Barack Obama (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Text of President Obama’s speech on Syria

Text of President Barack Obama’s speech on Syria, as provided by the Federal News Service: My fellow Americans, tonight I want to talk to you about Syria, why it matters and where we go from […]

09/11/2013

Members of the New York National Guard are reunited with eight mixed breed dogs that they found while on patrol in Afghanistan earlier this year, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013 in Port Jefferson Station, N.Y. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)

Afghan vets reunited in NY with 8 battlefield dogs

PORT JEFFERSON STATION, N.Y. (AP) — Army reunions have been held as long as soldiers have been going off to war, yet a reunion this week was perhaps like no other in history. National Guard […]

09/05/2013

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