United States Armed Forces

A C-130 transport plane takes off from the U.S. Marine Corps base in Futenma, in Okinawa, Japan. (AP Photo/Greg Baker)

Okinawa governor gives go-ahead for new US base

TOKYO (AP) — The governor of Okinawa gave the go-ahead Friday for land reclamation to begin for a new U.S. military base, advancing the effort to consolidate the massive American troop presence on the southern […]

12/27/2013

A group of sailors and Marines who failed the so-called "tape test'' are led by an instructor on a three mile run as they work to improve their fitness and remain in the military, at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Bulky troops turn to liposuction to pass fat test

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The soldiers often call Dr. Adam Tattelbaum, a plastic surgeon, in a panic. They need liposuction, and fast. A number of military personnel are turning to the surgical procedure to remove […]

10/28/2013

Nidal Hasan (Undated Bell County Sheriffs Department photo / AP)

Fort Hood jury hears from soldier shot in head

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — Jurors deciding whether to impose a rare military death sentence on the Army psychiatrist who fatally shot 13 people at Fort Hood in 2009 heard testimony Monday from victims and […]

08/26/2013

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)

Study disputes link between combat and suicide

CHICAGO (AP) — Combat appears to have little or no influence on suicide rates among U.S. troops and veterans, according to a military study that challenges the conventional thinking about war’s effects on the psyche. […]

08/07/2013

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Veterans’ uphill road back, struggle with suicide

WASHINGTON (AP) — Five years ago, Joe Miller, an Army Ranger captain with three Iraq tours under his belt, sat at home near Fort Bragg holding a cocked Beretta 40mm, and prepared to kill himself. […]

06/24/2013

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Japanese mayor apologizes for comment on US troops about rape

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese mayor apologized Monday for saying earlier that U.S. troops should patronize legal adult entertainment businesses as a way to reduce rapes and other assaults. Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto, who is […]

05/27/2013

Howard McKeon, US Representative of California (AP Photo)

McKeon: State didn’t ask for help before Benghazi

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior House Republican says U.S. military forces weren’t in a position to help those under attack at a U.S. diplomatic post in Libya because the State Department had failed to ask […]

05/21/2013

Wreckage of US Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker, near the village of Chaldovar, Kyrgyzstan. (AP Photo)

New mother, aviator from Palmdale killed in Asia

PALMDALE (CNS) – An Air Force captain who is a new mother from Palmdale was identified by the Pentagon today as one of three airmen killed when their tanker plane crashed in Central Asia, while supporting American […]

05/05/2013

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CA woman gets prison in terrorism funding case

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A California woman was sentenced Friday to five years in prison for wiring money to Pakistan to help fund terrorist attacks against U.S. military personnel.

03/29/2013

President Barack Obama

Obama calls for April debate on immigration bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he expects Congress to take up debate on an immigration bill next month so that he can sign it into law as soon as possible.

03/25/2013

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