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

US sending 300 more US troops to Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is sending another 300 troops to Iraq to beef up security at the U.S. Embassy and elsewhere in the Baghdad area to protect U.S. citizens and property, officials said Monday. […]

06/30/2014

Penny and Phil Sound Bite

Bob Costantini: al-Maliki resistant to form new government in Iraq

Nearly half of the roughly 300 U.S. military advisers and special operations forces expected to go to Iraq are now in Baghdad. Phil and Penny discussed the details concerning Iraq with NBC’s Bob Costantini:  

06/25/2014

U.S. Navy Blue Angels (AP Photo)

Military air shows, fleet weeks back after hiatus

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. (AP) — The F-22 is the nation’s most advanced fighter jet and is capable of making hairpin turns, doing a power loop that looks like a back flip and maneuvering […]

05/24/2014

Female soldiers training on a firing range. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Army tests both women, men in combat fitness study

FORT STEWART, Ga. (AP) — Military researchers put dozens of soldiers, both women and men, through a series of drills Wednesday aimed at helping the Army develop a unisex test to decide which troops are […]

03/12/2014

This March 6, 2014 file photo shows Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., left, and Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H. at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Senate is heading toward a vote to change the military justice system to deal with sexual assault. The legislation would scrap the nearly century-old practice of an accused being able to use a "good soldier defense" to raise doubts that a crime had been committed. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

New Senate bill to combat military sexual assaults

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate headed toward an overwhelming vote Monday in favor of big changes in the military justice system to deal with sexual assault, including scrapping the nearly century-old practice of using a […]

03/10/2014

Local residents carry Russian flags and shout slogans rallying through the streets of Crimean capital Simferopol, Ukraine, on Saturday, March 1, 2014.  (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

Russian troops take over Ukraine’s Crimea region

SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Russian troops took over Crimea as the parliament in Moscow gave President Vladimir Putin a green light Saturday to use the military to protect Russian interests in Ukraine. The newly installed government in […]

03/01/2014

(AP Photo)

AP Exclusive: Misconduct forces more soldiers out

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of U.S. soldiers forced out of the Army because of crimes or misconduct has soared in the past several years as the military emerges from a decade of war that […]

02/15/2014

A U.S. soldier walks atop his armored vehicle at sunset as he prepares for a nighttime military exercise in the Kuwaiti desert south of the Iraqi border on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2002. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

VA reports spike in suicides among youngest vets

WASHINGTON (AP) — There has been a sharp increase in the suicide rate among the youngest male veterans, and a smaller but still significant jump among women who served in the military, the Department of […]

01/09/2014

U.S. Marine Corps seal. (AP Photo)

Murder conviction against US Marine overturned

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The military’s highest court overturned a murder conviction Wednesday against a Camp Pendleton Marine in one of the most significant cases against American troops from the Iraq war. The Court of […]

06/26/2013

Experience LA with Maggie McKay

By Maggie McKay, KFWB Afternoon Anchor This Sunday is Veteran’s Day, a good time to remember and pay tribute to our servicemen and women who risk their lives for our freedom. Thank a veteran by […]

11/09/2012

Panel calls for annual PTSD screening

(AP) – A new report sought by Congress recommends that soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan be screened for post-traumatic stress disorder at least once a year and that federal agencies conduct more research to […]

07/13/2012

Pentagon to make database to track medal awardees

(AP) – The Pentagon says it plans to establish a searchable database of military valor awards and medals. The decision announced Tuesday by Pentagon press secretary George Little stems from a June 28 Supreme Court […]

07/10/2012

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