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Jerral Hancock, a 27-year-old Iraq war veteran who lost his left arm and was paralyzed from the waist down in a bomb explosion in Iraq, and his daughter Anastasia arrive at Lancaster High School for a meeting with members of Operation All The Way Home(OATH) in Lancaster, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Lancaster residents putting roof over wounded GI’s head

LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) — When Jerral Hancock came home from the Iraq war missing one arm, with another that barely worked and a paralyzed body that was burned all over, he was a hero to […]

11/11/2013

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Committee passes bill to address sexual assaults

WASHINGTON (AP) — With broad support from Republicans and Democrats, a House committee Wednesday approved legislation to tackle the growing problem of sexual assault in the armed forces by taking away the power of military […]

06/05/2013

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

Uncle Sam portrait by James Mongomery Flagg. (AP Photo)

Listen up ladies! Uncle Sam might want you too

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tennnnnn-hut, ladies! The next time Uncle Sam comes calling, he’s probably going to want you, too. The lifted ban on women in combat has opened the door to change the law for only men between age 18-25 to register for a military draft.

02/25/2013

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Air Force general calls sex assaults a ‘cancer’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sexual misconduct within the Air Force’s ranks is a “cancer” that the service is committed to eradicating, the Air Force’s top officer said Wednesday at the first congressional hearing into a sex scandal at a training headquarters in Texas.

01/23/2013

Defense budget

Military leaders warn Congress of ‘hollow’ force

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s top military leaders warned Congress in unusually stark terms that failure to pass a 2013 defense budget plus automatic budget cuts has pushed the Pentagon to the brink of a crisis.

01/16/2013

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