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EXCLUSIVE | Revisiting massacre site helps veteran feel whole, but one year later, he's still haunted by what-ifs

Veteran Chris Mintz has yet to make peace with the spotlight after Oregon shooting



Tom Hanks joins nationwide call to help military caregivers

There are more than 5.5 million caregivers for the nation’s military wounded or ill, and they often go unrecognized, new chairman of the Hidden Heroes campaign said.


US plans to deploy THAAD in South Korea ‘as soon as possible,’ official says

The U.S. and South Korea agreed earlier this year to station a Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system on the divided peninsula, but the plans have stiff opposition from local protesters and regional powerhouse China.


Congress divided as shutdown again threatens troop pay

Call it déjà vu all over again – Congress is risking a government shutdown that could freeze troop pay and squeeze civilian defense workers, this time over the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.


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Veteran groups intervene in fired Phoenix VA director lawsuit

A dozen veteran and military groups have entered the legal fight with former Department of Veterans Affairs executive Sharon Helman in hopes they can salvage a law allowing the department to fire top managers more quickly.



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Senator seeking investigation into general who lived in contractor's home

Brig. Gen. Michael Bobeck was fired for having an extramarital affair, but newspaper revealed that he had lived rent free in the home of a defense contractor.


Dutch investigators reportedly blame crash on Russian missile

A separate investigation by Dutch safety officials last year found the Amsterdam-to-Kuala Lumpur flight was downed by a Buk missile fired from territory held by pro-Russian rebels.


US, Afghans investigating if airstrike hit civilians

The strike came days after Afghan officials accused U.S. forces of killing eight police officers in two airstrikes on a checkpoint in the central province of Uruzgan.


Navy MWR, youth programs mistakenly overcharged at Pacific bases

U.S. personnel throughout the Pacific received duplicate charges on their debit and credit cards over six months at several base facilities because of a computer error, Navy officials said Wednesday.


US military says it kills 4 al-Shabab fighters in Somalia

The U.S. military says it has killed four al-Shabab extremists in Somalia in what it calls airstrikes in self-defense.


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Senator seeking investigation into general who lived in contractor's home

Brig. Gen. Michael Bobeck was fired for having an extramarital affair, but newspaper revealed that he had lived rent free in the home of a defense contractor.


Dutch investigators reportedly blame crash on Russian missile

A separate investigation by Dutch safety officials last year found the Amsterdam-to-Kuala Lumpur flight was downed by a Buk missile fired from territory held by pro-Russian rebels.


US, Afghans investigating if airstrike hit civilians

The strike came days after Afghan officials accused U.S. forces of killing eight police officers in two airstrikes on a checkpoint in the central province of Uruzgan.


Navy MWR, youth programs mistakenly overcharged at Pacific bases

U.S. personnel throughout the Pacific received duplicate charges on their debit and credit cards over six months at several base facilities because of a computer error, Navy officials said Wednesday.


US military says it kills 4 al-Shabab fighters in Somalia

The U.S. military says it has killed four al-Shabab extremists in Somalia in what it calls airstrikes in self-defense.



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Former airman to receive Silver Star in Fort Bragg ceremony

Airman 1st Class Benjamin Hutchins risked his life in an attempt to save two Fort Bragg paratroopers. For those heroics, and actions in a firefight days after the 2009 rescue attempt, Hutchins will receive the Silver Star.


Ghosts, goblins and beer at USS Salem

The Ghost Ship Harbor team has agreed to donate at least $40,000 of the proceeds to the U.S. Naval Shipbuilding Museum.


41-year-old Army chaplain completes Army Ranger School

The odds of successfully completing U.S. Army Ranger School were stacked against Capt. Ryan Mortensen — he is 41 years old, well past the age most soldiers commit to Ranger School, he had no military tactical experience and he had never carried or cleaned a weapon before signing up.


Coast Guard crew grounded for 2 hours by laser strike in Washington

A Coast Guard air crew was medically grounded for two hours after someone pointed a green laser light at its helicopter.


Iwakuni Marine proposes to girlfriend in Florida via surprise video

Brenda Salmeron thought she was going to the mall with a friend on Saturday, but instead she got the surprise of her life as the love of her life appeared on a giant video screen inside the Microsoft store to ask an important question.


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Former airman to receive Silver Star in Fort Bragg ceremony

Airman 1st Class Benjamin Hutchins risked his life in an attempt to save two Fort Bragg paratroopers. For those heroics, and actions in a firefight days after the 2009 rescue attempt, Hutchins will receive the Silver Star.


Ghosts, goblins and beer at USS Salem

The Ghost Ship Harbor team has agreed to donate at least $40,000 of the proceeds to the U.S. Naval Shipbuilding Museum.


41-year-old Army chaplain completes Army Ranger School

The odds of successfully completing U.S. Army Ranger School were stacked against Capt. Ryan Mortensen — he is 41 years old, well past the age most soldiers commit to Ranger School, he had no military tactical experience and he had never carried or cleaned a weapon before signing up.


Coast Guard crew grounded for 2 hours by laser strike in Washington

A Coast Guard air crew was medically grounded for two hours after someone pointed a green laser light at its helicopter.


Iwakuni Marine proposes to girlfriend in Florida via surprise video

Brenda Salmeron thought she was going to the mall with a friend on Saturday, but instead she got the surprise of her life as the love of her life appeared on a giant video screen inside the Microsoft store to ask an important question.



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Women's boxing coach forced to flee from Taliban, fights to make a new life

Nearly a decade after Mohammed Saber Sharif started coaching young Afghan women, the successes are unclear, and the dangers feel as present as ever.