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Military Base Water Contamination: House Approves Bill to Help Sick Families

Military Base Water Contamination: House Approves Bill to Help Sick Families

File photo. Hemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Five weeks after ABC’s Nightline reported on the decades-long attempt to secure health benefits for Marines and their families sickened by contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune, residents are fi…

First Military Base Same-Sex Wedding Held in NJ

First Military Base Same-Sex Wedding Held in NJ

Courtesy of Jeff Sheng(WRIGHTSTOWN, N.J.) — Two men became the first same-sex couple to marry on a military base when they held their wedding ceremony last month at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey.Tech Sgt. Erwynn Umali and his partner,…

Iran: ‘Long-Range’ Missiles Attack ‘Mock Enemy Bases’

Iran: ‘Long-Range’ Missiles Attack ‘Mock Enemy Bases’

iStockphoto/Thinkstock (file photo)(TEHRAN, Iran) — The Iranian military has launched a barrage of missiles at “mock enemy bases” as part of a major war games exercise aimed at dissuading any potential outsider attack, the nation’s state-run media rep…

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Soldiers and Vets Should Receive Purple Heart

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Soldiers and Vets Should Receive Purple Heart

Jupiterimages/Comstock(NEW YORK) — The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) stated that Soldiers and veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) should be considered to receive the Purple Heart Medal, as reported in the Medical…

Purple Hearts for Troops with PTSD?

Purple Hearts for Troops with PTSD?

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SEATTLE) — When Ron Morton returned from Vietnam in 1976, he abused drugs, attempted suicide and failed as a husband, unaware he was suffering a classic case of post-traumatic stress disorder from the near-fatal accidents he wit…

Debris Found on Alaskan Glacier from 1952 Plane Crash?

Debris Found on Alaskan Glacier from 1952 Plane Crash?

File photo. iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) — Military officials think debris they found on an Alaskan glacier is actually the remains of a military plane that went down 60 years ago, killing all 52 people onboard. It will take at least six…

Sick Families of Military Base Water Contamination May Finally Get Help, 30 Years Later

Sick Families of Military Base Water Contamination May Finally Get Help, 30 Years Later

BananaStock/Thinkstock(CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.) — Camp Lejeune, a military base in North Carolina, is home to hundreds of thousands of Marines and their families. It’s also the site of what may be the largest water contamination in American history.Now, ne…

Gay Military Members Honored in First-Ever Pentagon Ceremony

Gay Military Members Honored in First-Ever Pentagon Ceremony

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — For the first time ever, the Defense Department held a ceremony honoring homosexual and transgender service members in honor of Gay Pride Month at the Pentagon.President Obama and Secretary of Defense Leon Panet…

Members of Military Targeted by Predatory Financial Practices

Members of Military Targeted by Predatory Financial Practices

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Some servicemen and women serving abroad have found themselves not only facing the danger posed to them by their enemies, but threats on the home front from predatory financial practices aimed at them and their f…

Panetta on Military Suicides: ‘We Can Do More, We Must Do More’

Panetta on Military Suicides: ‘We Can Do More, We Must Do More’

DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett(WASHINGTON) — More active duty troops die from suicide than from combat, and the Pentagon chief is frustrated that efforts to prevent suicides are not succeeding.  And despite the Pentagon’s efforts so far, suicides are…

Egyptians Unsure If Military Will Cede Power to New President

Egyptians Unsure If Military Will Cede Power to New President

John Moore/Getty Images(CAIRO) — Egyptians were hoping for months that the just concluded presidential election would finally provide them with a free and open government.But now, the situation is more muddled than ever.Official results of the race be…

Is a Military Drone Base Coming to Your Hometown?

Is a Military Drone Base Coming to Your Hometown?

JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Death-dealing drones buzzing above may be a constant worry for militants in far-flung lands, but now more of America’s aerial assassins and their spying compatriots could be coming to your backyard — ju…

Military Breastfeeding Spokeswoman Fired from Civilian Job

Military Breastfeeding Spokeswoman Fired from Civilian Job

George Doyle/Thinkstock(SPOKANE, Wash.) — Crystal Scott, spokeswoman for the organization behind the controversial photographs of military mothers’ breast-feeding in uniform, was fired from her first civilian job as an x-ray technician because o…

US Military Suicides Up to Nearly One Per Day

US Military Suicides Up to Nearly One Per Day

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — After leveling off the past two years, suicides among active duty service members are up in 2012, averaging to about one per day, according to new figures from the Pentagon.ABC News has confirmed that through the f…

Vying for Commander-in-Chief: 2 Men Who Never Served

Vying for Commander-in-Chief: 2 Men Who Never Served

Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — For the first time since 1944, the two primary candidates for president have no military background. Neither President Obama nor Mitt Romney enlisted in the armed forces, although both of them h…

Report: Counterfeit Chinese Parts Slipping into US Military Aircraft

Report: Counterfeit Chinese Parts Slipping into US Military Aircraft

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Counterfeit electronic parts from China are “flooding” into critical U.S. military systems, including special operations helicopters and surveillance planes, and are putting the nation’s troops at risk, according t…

New China Stealth Fighter: Rival to Troubled US F-22 Raptor?

New China Stealth Fighter: Rival to Troubled US F-22 Raptor?

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Just as America’s latest breed of super jet fighters are being reigned in due to a mystery safety problem, a new Pentagon report released Friday notes that China’s own version of a next-generation fight…

McCain: Will New F-22 Fighter Limits Affect Missions Abroad?

McCain: Will New F-22 Fighter Limits Affect Missions Abroad?

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — A day after Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced strict flight restrictions for America’s most expensive fighter jet, the F-22 Raptor, over safety concerns about the plane’s oxygen system, Sen. Jo…

Obama Courts Veterans’ Votes with Outreach Campaign

Obama Courts Veterans’ Votes with Outreach Campaign

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama is making a targeted effort to court the votes of military veterans and their families, believing the constituency is in play for November and could make a difference in key battleground states.The …

Two Arrested in Alleged Plot to Smuggle US Military Tech to China

Two Arrested in Alleged Plot to Smuggle US Military Tech to China

U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Kasey Close(WASHINGTON) — An international plot to provide China with highly classified U.S. military technology has been foiled, U.S. federal agents said. Two Taiwanese nationals were arrested after they told American und…

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