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A member of the St. Louis County Police Department points his weapon in the direction of a group of protesters in Ferguson, Mo. on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. On Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, a white police officer fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, in the St. Louis suburb. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Ferguson police got surplus military equipment

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Images of police outfitted in paramilitary gear clashing with protesters in suburban St. Louis are giving new impetus to efforts to rein in a Pentagon program that provides free machine guns […]

08/15/2014

FILE - This Nov. 7, 2007 file photo shows comedian Robin Williams performing at the NY Comedy Festival Event "Stand Up for Heroes: A Benefit for the Bob Woodruff Family Fund", in New York. Williams, 63, committed suicide Monday by hanging himself with a belt at his San Francisco Bay Area home. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)

Williams remembered fondly by military

NEW YORK (AP) — Robin Williams was a superstar in movies, on television and at comedy clubs. But some of his biggest laughs came at military bases. Elizabeth O’Herrin of the Wisconsin Air National Guard […]

08/12/2014

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

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