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Sailors mistakenly charged $5.3 million for child care, morale programs

Thousands of sailors just paid for their child care and MWR fees twice, but the Navy is working over…

U.S. plans big military expansion at Iraq's al Asad air base

In addition to personnel, the U.S. will install new technology allowing for more night operations.

New bank lending rules to protect troops will be enforced starting Oct. 3

Troops and their families will have stronger protections against predatory lenders starting Oct. 3 -…

Navy investigates sailor who didn't salute national anthem

The sailor's commander will determine whether she faces any punishment for not saluting.

Best for Vets: Places to Live 2016 — new rankings of 125 cities

For many people, Hawaii and sunny Southern California are dream vacation destinations. For you, coul…

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Unbearable conditions in this Navy barracks are giving sailors rashes and forcing them to sleep in cars

The temperature in their rooms has soared to 90 degrees and higher. They can't sleep. One sailor rep…

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Budget deal avoids government shutdown, finalizes next year's VA budget

The spending plan keeps government programs running through the election, and sets almost $177 billi…

Pentagon: U.S. airstrike kills 9 militants in Somalia

The Pentagon says a U.S. airstrike targeted and killed nine al-Shabab militants in Somalia on Wednes…

After 170 years, remains of U.S. troops return from Mexico

Remains thought to be those of U.S. troops who died in the Mexican-American War have been flown to a…

Obama hopeful national anthem protests spark a conversation

Asked by a service member to weigh in on some NFL players kneeling during the national anthem, Presi…

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Congress approves fertility services for wounded veterans but no funding

The Veterans Affairs funding bill allows VA to pay for fertility treatment and adoption services but…

Budget deal avoids government shutdown, finalizes next year's VA budget

The spending plan keeps government programs running through the election, and sets almost $177 billi…

Pentagon: U.S. airstrike kills 9 militants in Somalia

The Pentagon says a U.S. airstrike targeted and killed nine al-Shabab militants in Somalia on Wednes…

Russian military says it's ready to talk to U.S. about Aleppo

The Russian military said Wednesday it's ready to resume contacts with its U.S. counterparts over th…

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Fight over privatizing veterans care moves from campaign trail to House

A key House Democrat on Wednesday offered a resolution that opposes the privatization of Veterans Af…

Trump and Clinton clash over ISIS, Iraq in first presidential debate

About one-third of the event was devoted to national security issues, but both candidates made refer…

Clinton, Trump to meet separately with Israel PM Netanyahu

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are expected to meet separately with Israel's Prime Minister Benjam…

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Congress approves fertility services for wounded veterans but no funding

The Veterans Affairs funding bill allows VA to pay for fertility treatment and adoption services but…

New veterans cemetery in Omaha opens with memorial service

A new national cemetery for veterans in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa has opened with a service…

Celebrities, political leaders raise awareness for military caregivers

Star-studded Washington event calls attention to those who help wounded troops, vets

Best for Vets: Places to Live 2016 — new rankings of 125 cities

For many people, Hawaii and sunny Southern California are dream vacation destinations. For you, coul…

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Troops and their families can expect cuts to pools, libraries and other MWR programs

Budget cuts to morale, welfare and recreation programs will close some facilities and reduce operati…

Significant interest from the private sector in running commissaries

A “significant number” of organizations have expressed interest in the idea of privatizing commissar…

Commissary savings compared to outside the gates: Will customers get answers?

Officials to start local price comparisons

The Pentagon is closer to extending a generous new benefit to millions of veterans

The Pentagon is closer to extending a generous new benefit to millions of veterans

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New bank lending rules to protect troops will be enforced starting Oct. 3

Troops and their families will have stronger protections against predatory lenders starting Oct. 3 -…

Flu shots required for all students at Defense Department schools

Children attending the Department of Defense Education Activity schools must get flu shots by Dec. 1…

For those with the often solitary task of caring for disabled vets, help is on the way

More than 1 million Americans care for ill or injured Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. This new progra…

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Fresh words for forever wars — 19 new books from Belleau Wood to Wall Street to Washington

Here’s your guide, listed by category and in order of reading satisfaction and relevance, to the sea…

Nominations open for Military Child of the Year awards

Anyone who knows an awesome military kid can nominate a candidate for the honor.

Worth's late TD run helps Navy beat Tulane, 21-14

Will Worth is getting a pretty good handle on this late-game heroics stuff.

George W. Bush paintings book coming in 2017

The next book from former President George W. Bush will be more about pictures than words.

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