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Chuck Hagel to West Point Cadets: Sexual Assault Is a ‘Profound Betrayal’

Chuck Hagel to West Point Cadets: Sexual Assault Is a ‘Profound Betrayal’

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(WEST POINT, N.Y.) — Speaking at the commencement ceremony at the United States Military Academy at West Point, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told cadets that sexual harassment and sexual assault in the military are a “…

Sergeant Accused of Recording Female Cadets in Bathroom

Sergeant Accused of Recording Female Cadets in Bathroom

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WEST POINT, N.Y.) — A sergeant first class is accused of photographing and videotaping female cadets by planting hidden cameras in the bathroom and showers at West Point.
Sergeant Michael McClendon is under investigation by the …

Military Still Lags in Assisting Victims of Sexual Assault

Military Still Lags in Assisting Victims of Sexual Assault

Protect Our Defenders(NEW YORK) — For Jenny McClendon, joining the Navy meant “being there for each other, struggling, pulling together, being a team.”Growing up with a father in the Marine Corps, she always expected to serve her country in some capac…

Group Sends 21,000 Pizzas to US Military for Super Bowl

Group Sends 21,000 Pizzas to US Military for Super Bowl

U.S. Military(NEW YORK) — A non-profit group said that it sent 21,000 pizzas to members of the U.S. military for the Super Bowl, passing its goal of 20,000 pies.Pizza 4 Patriots, a 501(c)3 registered non-profit based in Illinois, has been sending pizz…

Marine Commandant: Women Might Not Be Used for Some Combat Roles

Marine Commandant: Women Might Not Be Used for Some Combat Roles

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The Pentagon’s decision to allow women into combat roles could still exclude them from certain jobs, Gen. James Amos, the commandant of the Marine Corps, has told USA Today.Amos says the Marines won’t lower physica…

Unplanned Pregnancies Hurt Military Women, Mission Readiness

Unplanned Pregnancies Hurt Military Women, Mission Readiness

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Women in the military have access to some of the nation’s best health care, which includes free birth control.  But a new study shows that many women are not using it and the rate of unintended pregnancy is do…

Gingrich, Santorum on Women in Combat: Infections, Emotions

Gingrich, Santorum on Women in Combat: Infections, Emotions

Jessica McGowan/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Wednesday’s announcement that women will be allowed to serve in combat was hardly the first time the subject has come up.When it cropped up during the Clinton administration, it drew opposition from the…

U.S. Marine Surprises Sons at College Football Game

U.S. Marine Surprises Sons at College Football Game

ABC News(NEW YORK) — When 10-year-old Noah Ricafrente and his 8-year-old brother, Elijah, got tickets to the Eastern Carolina University football game with the rest of their Pop Warner football team, it was a big deal.When the two brothers from Cherry…

Israeli Army Jeep Hit by Syrian Gunfire

Israeli Army Jeep Hit by Syrian Gunfire

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(GOLAN HEIGHTS, Israel) — An Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Jeep was hit by gunfire from Syria while on a routine patrol along the border in the Golan Heights, military officials in Israel confirmed. According to the IDF, the Jeep w…

Pentagon on Benghazi Troop Movements: ‘Swift Action’ on Night of Attack

Pentagon on Benghazi Troop Movements: ‘Swift Action’ on Night of Attack

GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/GettyImages(WASHINGTON) — A day after the release of a new timeline of the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, the Pentagon has released new details about  the military forces moved that night in case they were…

Bed and Breakfasts Offer Free Rooms to Say “Thank You” to Military

Bed and Breakfasts Offer Free Rooms to Say “Thank You” to Military

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Hundreds of bed and breakfasts around the country will offer free rooms and discounts to active and retired military personnel for Veterans Day and beyond this year. It was an idea that started with one three-room in…

Bed and Breakfasts Offer Free Rooms to Say “Thank You” to Military

Bed and Breakfasts Offer Free Rooms to Say “Thank You” to Military

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Hundreds of bed and breakfasts around the country will offer free rooms and discounts to active and retired military personnel for Veterans Day and beyond this year. It was an idea that started with one three-room in…

Military Wives Stripping Down to Battle PTSD

Military Wives Stripping Down to Battle PTSD

Ashley Wise(NEW YORK) — Military wives across the country are stripping down for their soldier husbands to draw attention to what they see as the rampant problem of post traumatic stress disorder.  They say they want to create awareness of the an…

Feds: Notorious Alleged Con Man ‘Bobby Thompson’ Was Military Spy

Feds: Notorious Alleged Con Man ‘Bobby Thompson’ Was Military Spy

Courtesy US Marshals(NEW YORK) — Authorities revealed on Monday that they believe “Bobby Thompson,” the man accused of using a fake veterans charity to swindle more than $100 million and to rub shoulders with top-level Republicans, is actually a forme…

Female Body Armor to Be Used

Female Body Armor to Be Used

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(FORT CAMPBELL, Ky.) — Female soldiers from Fort Campbell set to deploy to Afghanistan will be the first to test-out new vests that are said to be “shorter and better tailored” to fit women’s physiques.
As members o…

Four-Legged Robot Could Help Military Handle Rough Terrain

Four-Legged Robot Could Help Military Handle Rough Terrain

DARPA(WASHINGTON) — A robotic pack mule being developed for the Pentagon by Boston Dynamics could give U.S. troops a leg up in terrain too rough even for military vehicles.The mechanized four-legged robot, capable of carrying all the gear soldiers and…

Four-Legged Robot Could Help Military Handle Rough Terrain

Four-Legged Robot Could Help Military Handle Rough Terrain

DARPA(WASHINGTON) — A robotic pack mule being developed for the Pentagon by Boston Dynamics could give U.S. troops a leg up in terrain too rough even for military vehicles.The mechanized four-legged robot, capable of carrying all the gear soldiers and…

Military Families United on Hardships of War

Military Families United on Hardships of War

Khalid Mohammed-Pool/Getty Images(FORT BRAGG, N.C.) — The military generally votes Republican, and in the town that’s home to Fort Bragg, Paul Ryan found a ready audience on Thursday when he blasted the president on the looming $500 billion in d…

Military Funeral Protesters Vow to Defy New Law

Military Funeral Protesters Vow to Defy New Law

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The controversial Westboro Baptist Church, best known for its noisy protests at the funerals of fallen soldiers, vowed Tuesday to defy a new bill signed by President Obama that would require that they be kep…

George Lucas Mentors Military Veteran

George Lucas Mentors Military Veteran

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Capt. Hank Hughes, a decorated platoon leader, served twice in Afghanistan but now has left the military to find a new career. Many others are doing the same: Last year 180,000 troops retired from the military…

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