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    An Air Force C-130J Super Hercules sits on the flight line at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The body of an unidentified boy was discovered July 27 in the wheel well of C-130 assigend to the 86th Airlift Wing. Airman Kendra Alba / Air Force

    Boy found dead in C-130 may have been seen near other planes

    Investigators are looking into whether the boy found dead Sunday in a C-130J wheel well was seen earlier trying to reach aircraft at an airfield in Bamako, Mali, said Eberhard Bayer, a spokesman for the German prosecutor's office.

    • Jul. 31, 2014
  1. IG: Services contribute to delays in processing VA claims

    Veterans wait months longer than necessary to have their veterans disability benefits processed because of delays in how military officials handle service medical records, according to an audit released Thursday by the Defense Department Inspector General

    • Jul. 31, 2014
  2. Where would new VA medical facilities be located?

    Several new Veterans Affairs medical facilities would be opened if a House-Senate compromise bill designed to shorten delays in treating veterans becomes law.

    • Jul. 31, 2014
  3. CIA director apologizes to Senate leaders

    CIA Director John Brennan apologized to Senate intelligence committee leaders after his inspector general found that CIA employees acted improperly when the CIA searched Senate computers earlier this year.

    • Jul. 31, 2014
  4. Change-of-command planned at Little Rock AFB

    A change-of-command ceremony is planned at the Little Rock Air Force Base for a new leader of the 314th Airlift Wing.

    • Jul. 31, 2014
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    Kabul International Airport. Wikimedia Commons

    Report: Gunman in 2011'green-on-blue' attack did not commit suicide

    Eight of the nine Americans who were murdered by an Afghan colonel in 2011 never had a chance to fire back at their attacker, the final investigation into the incident concluded.

    • Jul. 30, 2014
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    The Department of Veterans Affairs in Phoenix on May 17. Matt York/The Associated Press

    House approves VA health care overhaul

    The House overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill Wednesday to help veterans avoid long waits for health care that have plagued the Veterans Affairs Department for years.

    • Jul. 30, 2014
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    The Taliban released a video June 4 showing the handover of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to U.S. forces in eastern Afghanistan. AP

    General to question Bergdahl about his disappearance

    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was released in a prisoner swap with the Taliban two months ago, will meet next week with the senior Army officer investigating the circumstances of his capture in Afghanistan, his lawyer said Wednesday.

    • Jul. 30, 2014
  5. An F-35A from Edwards AFB, California, flies on Feb. 7. Lockheed Martin

    Welsh defends F-35, calls it 'the answer, the only answer, to ensure' air superiority

    Despite ongoing restrictions on the fleet of F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, the Air Force's top general warned against being 'alarmist' when discussing the fifth-generation jet's engine.

    • Jul. 30, 2014
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    Military Times honors 2014 Service Members of the Year

    They've done extraordinary things in service to their country. But on Wednesday, a soldier, sailor, airman, Marine and Coast Guardsman were recognized for more than their military exploits.

    • Jul. 30, 2014
  6. More senators seek military aid to Ukraine

    Democratic senators joined their Republican colleagues Wednesday in calling for some U.S. military aid to Ukraine after receiving a closed-door briefing from senior Obama administration officials.

    • Jul. 30, 2014
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    An Air Force C-130J Super Hercules sits on the flight line at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The body of an unidentified boy was discovered July 27 in the wheel well of C-130 assigend to the 86th Airlift Wing. Airman Kendra Alba / Air Force

    Air Force: Stowaway triggers security review

    The Air Force's top civilian and uniformed leaders said Wednesday the failure to prevent a teenager from stowing away aboard a military cargo plane, apparently while on an airfield in the African nation of Mali, was a serious security lapse.

    • Jul. 30, 2014
  7. Man in military uniform killed in Fayetteville

    Fayetteville police say a man dressed in a military uniform was shot and killed in the parking lot of a local apartment complex.

    • Jul. 30, 2014
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    In this July 22 file photo former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura, center, arrives at court with his wife, Terry, and others for his defamation lawsuit against 'American Sniper' author Chris Kyle in St. Paul, Minn. Jim Gehrz/AP

    Jesse Ventura's image and legal battles not over

    Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura got the legal vindication he craved when a jury agreed he had been defamed in slain military sniper Chris Kyle's autobiography.

    • Jul. 30, 2014
  8. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh and Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James testify before the House Armed Services Committee in March. A new strategy document emphasizes better relations with Congress. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

    Air Force unveils 30-year strategy document

    The Air Force is calling for closer ties to industry, better relations with Congress, and increased flexibility for both airmen and acquisitions ó all part of a 30-year strategy document unveiled Wednesday.

    • Jul. 30, 2014
  9. Groups sue VA over rules on PTSD claims for sexual trauma

    Two advocacy groups are suing the Veterans Affairs Department for what they say are the department's discriminatory practices regarding compensation claims related to service-connected sexual assault.

    • Jul. 30, 2014
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    World War II veteran Arthur Robinson of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., looks old photographs from his time in the service at the New York State Military Museum on May 8, 2014, in Saratoga Springs. The Army's 27th Infantry Division, which Robinson served in, bore the brunt of Japans largest mass suicide attack, launched before dawn on July 7, 1944, on the island of Saipan. Mike Groll/The Associated Press

    Japanese urgently search U.S. archives for WWII MIA info

    Racing against time, members of a Japanese organization are combing a New York military museum's World War II records for information they hope will lead to the graves of American servicemen still listed as missing in action on Saipan.

    • Jul. 30, 2014
  10. Bill calls for Tricare to eliminate birth control co-pays

    Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., introduced legislation on Wednesday that would require Tricare to provide birth control free-of-charge to beneficiaries at retail pharmacies and by mail.

    • Jul. 30, 2014
  11. Report: Female troops struggle to get reproductive health care

    Active-duty women face immense obstacles in accessing sufficient reproductive and sexual health care in the military health system, according to a new report by a Washington, D.C., think tank.

    • Jul. 30, 2014
  12. Colo. VA employees face discipline for manipulating data

    The Department of Veterans Affairs says six employees at a clinic in Fort Collins and the VA Medical Center in Cheyenne, Wyoming, should be disciplined for manipulating data about veteran care.

    • Jul. 30, 2014
  13. The Veterans Affairs building in Washington, D.C. Karen Bleier/Getty Images

    House set to take up $17B VA overhaul bill

    With a new Veterans Affairs secretary in place and an August recess looming, Congress is likely to move quickly to approve a compromise bill to refurbish the VA and improve veterans' health care.

    • Jul. 30, 2014
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    Shown is a piece of a P-39 fighter plane that crashed in 1944 in Lake Huron Losinski family

    Divers find wreckage of World War II-era plane

    David and Drew Losinski are struck by the coincidence.

    • Jul. 30, 2014
  14. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, will introduce legislation Wednesday designed to strengthen the Pentagon's sex assault forensic examiner cadre by improving training and certification, and requiring more personnel be trained in taking DNA samples and other physical evidence following an attack. Karen Bleier / AFP

    Bill aims to strengthen forensic training in sexual assault cases

    The Defense Department must improve its procedures for investigating sexual assaults by standardizing training requirements for medical experts who examine victims and analyze rape kits, a bipartisan group of lawmakers say.

    • Jul. 30, 2014
  15. South Korea says North Korea fires 4 projectiles

    North Korea fired four short-range projectiles toward the ocean off its east coast on Wednesday in its latest in a series of missile and artillery tests, officials said.

    • Jul. 30, 2014
  16. House and Senate negotiators have approved a compromise bill to spend about $17 billion to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs. Agreement by the 28-member conference committee was needed to move the bill to the full House and Senate. AFP

    Conference committee OKs $17B VA health care bill

    House and Senate negotiators have approved a $17 billion compromise bill to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs and reform a program scandalized by veterans' long waits for health care and VA workers falsifying records to cover up delays.

    • Jul. 29, 2014

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