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Three Americans Killed in ‘Insider Attack’ in Afghanistan

Three Americans Killed in ‘Insider Attack’ in Afghanistan

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(PATIKA, Afghanistan) — An apparent insider attack has killed three Americans in the Patika region of Afghanistan.A man wearing an Afghan army uniform turned his weapon on his American trainers early Saturday, killing three. Two …

Female Servicewomen Sue Pentagon over Combat Policy

Female Servicewomen Sue Pentagon over Combat Policy

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the Pentagon on behalf of four women who served in Iraq and Afghanistan but feel stifled “by a policy that does not grant them the same recognition for their service as…

Operation: Love Reunited Helps Military Families Cope Through Pictures

Operation: Love Reunited Helps Military Families Cope Through Pictures

Tonee Lawrence, Operation: Love Reunited(NEW YORK) — Nothing can take away the pain and anxiety of having a loved one deployed overseas, but for Karen Tebbeharris and her three children, a program called Operation: Love Reunited helped them get throug…

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…

Michigan ‘Hero’s Welcome’ for Staff Sgt. Travis Mills, Who Lost Four Limbs

Michigan ‘Hero’s Welcome’ for Staff Sgt. Travis Mills, Who Lost Four Limbs

Hemera/Thinkstock(VASSAR, Mich.) — Two rival teams will face off Friday night at a Michigan homecoming football game, but this year fans from both sides will be sporting the same T-shirts with the motto, “Two Teams, One Hero.”The “hero” to whom they r…

Obama Notifies Congress of Troops Deployed to Libya and Yemen

Obama Notifies Congress of Troops Deployed to Libya and Yemen

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — President Obama has taken the formal step of notifying Congress that he has deployed troops “equipped for combat” to Libya and Yemen to defend U.S. citizens and property, pursuant to the War Powers Reso…

White House Disputes ‘Auto-Pen’ Used for Letters to Soldiers’ Grieving Families

White House Disputes ‘Auto-Pen’ Used for Letters to Soldiers’ Grieving Families

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — The White House Thursday disputed the suggestion that the president had used an auto-pen to sign condolence letters to the families of Navy SEALs killed in a Chinook crash in Afghanistan last year…

White House Disputes ‘Auto-Pen’ Used for Letters to Soldiers’ Grieving Families

White House Disputes ‘Auto-Pen’ Used for Letters to Soldiers’ Grieving Families

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — The White House Thursday disputed the suggestion that the president had used an auto-pen to sign condolence letters to the families of Navy SEALs killed in a Chinook crash in Afghanistan last year…

Senior Army NCO Killed in Afghanistan Suicide Blast, Brigade Commander Is Wounded

Senior Army NCO Killed in Afghanistan Suicide Blast, Brigade Commander Is Wounded

Pfc. Cameron Boyd(WASHINGTON) — A suicide bomb attack in eastern Afghanistan has killed or wounded the senior leaders of the Army’s 4th Brigade, 4th Infantry Division.The attack Wednesday killed four Americans, three U.S. service members and a U…

Soldiers and Veterans Should Have Annual PTSD Screenings, Report Says

Soldiers and Veterans Should Have Annual PTSD Screenings, Report Says

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Servicemen and women returning from the war zones get screened for post-traumatic stress disorder, but a new report says too little happens after that. An Institute of Medicine study says that of those who show sym…

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…

Army Battalion Commander Killed in Fort Bragg Shooting

Army Battalion Commander Killed in Fort Bragg Shooting

AbleStock/Thinkstock(FORT BRAGG, N.C.) — A U.S. Army battalion commander was killed by a fellow soldier on Thursday in a shooting incident at Fort Bragg, N.C.  The alleged gunman then shot himself and is in custody; a third soldier was slightly i…

Obama Visits Wounded Troops

Obama Visits Wounded Troops

Larry Marano/WireImage(WASHINGTON) — Following Thursday morning’s health care victory in the Supreme Court, President Obama spent the afternoon visiting wounded service members at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.The …

Pakistan Claims Soldiers Were Beheaded by Militants from Afghanistan

Pakistan Claims Soldiers Were Beheaded by Militants from Afghanistan

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ISLAMABAD) — Pakistani authorities alleged on Monday that 13 of its soldiers were killed by militants who crossed over the northwestern border from Afghanistan.The heads of seven soldiers among the dead were later found without …

Pakistani Troops Killed by Militants Near Afghan Border

Pakistani Troops Killed by Militants Near Afghan Border

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ISLAMABAD) — Six Pakistani troops were killed on Sunday by militants near the country’s northwest border with Afghanistan, according to a Pakistan military official.The soldiers were patrolling the border in the Upper Dir distri…

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…

Wounded Warriors Helping Dogs Help Vets

Wounded Warriors Helping Dogs Help Vets

Wounded warriors train service dogs to help other injured servicemen and women. (ABC News)(WASHINGTON) — A group of disabled Iraq and Afghanistan military veterans has taken on an important mission — training service dogs to aid other wounded vets on…

Soldiers More Apt to Get into Car Accidents at Home After Deployments

Soldiers More Apt to Get into Car Accidents at Home After Deployments

Creatas/Thinkstock(SAN ANTONIO, Texas) — Overseas duty appears to affect the driving behavior of returning military personnel, making these motorists more careless on the roads, according to a survey by a major insurer of the armed forces and their fa…

Obama Briefed on Photos of Soldiers Posing with Dead Suicide Bombers

Obama Briefed on Photos of Soldiers Posing with Dead Suicide Bombers

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — White House press secretary Jay Carney said President Obama was briefed on photos published Wednesday in the Los Angeles Times depicting U.S. military personnel posing with the dismembered bodies …

US Apologizes for Photos of Soldiers With Enemy Remains

US Apologizes for Photos of Soldiers With Enemy Remains

Creatas/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — For the second time in three months, the most senior U.S. officials in Afghanistan have had to condemn images of soldiers disrespecting the bodies of their enemies. On Wednesday, even before the Los Angeles Times had p…

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