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

Afghanistan map with military helicopter

US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,045

(AP) – As of Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at least 2,045 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of the country in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.

02/19/2013

Women-in-combat

Troops: Women should meet same standards as men

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Iraq vet Alma Felix hopes the U.S. military’s new rules to open hundreds of thousands of combat jobs to women will lead society to recognize that female troops can be courageous warriors.

01/24/2013

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