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NAVY ABOLISHES ONLINE GENERAL MILITARY TRAINING COURSES IN FAVOR OF MORE PERSONAL METHODS

In response to numerous complaints regarding its General Military Training (GMT), the Navy has eliminated the online aspect of its GMT entirely, leaving cybersecurity as one of the few remaining ...
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Free Speech Limitations in the Military

In America, our citizens are afforded a high degree of freedom when it comes to free speech. There are many areas of critical speech that are undoubtedly protected by the First Amendment. Some ...
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TWO CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH SKELETAL REMAINS OF AIRBORNE SOLDIER FOUND IN TENNESSEE

Private First Class Shadow McClaine, a 101st Airborne Division Soldier, has been identified as the skeletal remains that were found off a Tennessee interstate in mid 2016. McClaine was scheduled to be ...
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Senators Demand Transparency in the Military Justice System, Call on Carter to Lift the 'Cloak of Secrecy'

Last month, the Associated Press published a detailed investigation that highlighted flaws in the military justice system's current record databank, or lack thereof. In response, 3 U.S. senators ...
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Trump refusing to back down over McCain 'not a hero' statements

Donald Trump, the billionaire real estate investor, reality television personality and now polarizing 2016 GOP presidential candidate, has frequently found himself in hot water over comments he has ...
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U.S. Soldiers Face Consequences for Desertion

Desertion is one of the most serious crimes of which a service member in the United States Armed Forces may be convicted. During a time of war, any Soldier convicted of desertion faces the possibility ...
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Another Sailor Convicted for Videos of Female Officers

A fifth Sailor has been convicted for his involvement in the submarine shower video case that has rocked the US Navy in recent months. Missile Technician 2nd Class Ryan Secrest was found guilty of ...
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Proposed Legislation Would Create Military Sex Offender Registry

Last Friday, May 15, 2015, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation directing the Department of Defense to create a national online registry for convicted sex-offenders within the military ...
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Proposed Bill To Provide Greater Protections To Military Whistleblowers

Senators Barbara Boxer (D–CA), Ron Wyden (D–OR), and Ed Markey (D–MA) have introduced a new piece of legislation, the Legal Justice For Servicemembers Act ("LJSA"), to ...
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Ferguson Protests Shed Light on Department of Defense's 1033 Program

Following the controversial death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, the town of Ferguson, Missouri has been the site of heated debates and protests. Contention has largely resulted from witnesses' ...
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Army's Bergdahl Investigation Continues

The Army's investigation of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, originally set to conclude on August 16, 2014, has been extended for an additional minimum of three weeks. The Army's chief investigator, Maj. ...
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Hassoun Hearing Temporarily Adjourned

Similar to Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s recent legal dilemma (link), Marine Cpl. Wassef Hassoun may, too, face a military trial on charges of desertion. Hassoun, 34, first made headlines in June of 2004 ...
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Missouri Voters to Decide on Veteran Lottery Ticket

Missouri, the 15 th most veteran-populated state, houses seven veteran retirement homes – second only to California and Texas, which each host eight veteran retirement homes. Even with these ...
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Army Researchers Develop 3-D Food Printers for Soldiers

If current research pans out as planned, Army Soldiers may soon be consuming meals printed by 3-D technology. Lauren Oleksyk, food technologist for the Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and ...
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Anonymous Veteran Donates Purple Heart to Young Stabbing Victim

This past May, a young Wisconsin girl made national news when she became the victim of a brutal attack. Stabbed 19 times by two of her classmates, the 12-year-old girl miraculously survived the ...
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Pentagon Aims to Restore Memories with Brain Implant

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (“DARPA”) has just announced its plans to develop a cognitive device that will restore one’s memory following a traumatic brain injury. ...
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U.S. Military Employing Hollywood Tactics to Protect Service Members

The special effects' team behind superhero blockbusters Captain America and Iron Man are in the process of constructing bodysuits to protect U.S. special operations forces. Relying on medieval ...
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Troops in Bahrain Share Culture Through Ice Hockey

Bahrain's only ice hockey rink, located near the U.S. naval base, has provided many U.S. service members an unexpected cultural experience. The league's 30 members make up four teams; of these ...
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Prosecutor Responsible for Camp Pendleton Raid Reassigned

Major Ray Slabbekorn, the senior Marine Corps prosecutor who oversaw last month's raid on a Camp Pendleton defense firm, has been court-ordered off of several cases and reassigned to a new ...
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Canadian Neuroimaging Device Attempts to Make Invisible Battle Wounds Visible

In World War War I, when solders returned home from battle in a depressed or emotionally distressed state, they were branded with the term 'shell-shocked', which often times connoted a lack of ...
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Obama Continues to Face Criticism for Soldier's Release

Ever since President Barack Obama agreed to release Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for five high-level Afghan detainees, he has faced widespread criticism – most notably from Republicans in ...
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Branstad Sets Veteran-Friendly Precedent

Gov. Terry Branstad celebrated Memorial Day by hosting a Camp Dodge ceremony in which he signed Senate File 303, a veteran assistance bill designed to attract veterans to the state of Iowa. “Our ...
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Defense Community Incensed By Camp Pendleton Raid

Lt. Col. Clay Plummer is leading a fight against government investigators who raided defense attorney offices at Camp Pendleton last week in search of a cell phone linked to a case being tried on ...
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Shinseki Under Fire Amid Veterans 'Secret List' Controversy

In recent weeks, the Department of Veterans Affairs has been the target of much criticism, surrounding allegations that the VA is responsible for delays in treatment at some of its hospitals that have ...
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First Ladies Urge Support of Military Caregivers

First Lady Michelle Obama and Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden announced this week that the Department of Defense will be launching a program designed to help military caregivers connect and relate with one ...
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