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  1. Retired Sgt. Maj. John Joseph Sixta, the former top enlisted leader with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, was arrested in Arizona on child molestation charges. Sixta was portrayed by actor Neal Jones in 'Generation Kill,' a seven-part HBO miniseries about the initial invasion of Iraq. Yuma County Sheriff's Office

    Sergeant major portrayed in 'Generation Kill' faces child sex charges

    A retired battalion sergeant major who was depicted in the HBO miniseries 'Generation Kill,' was arrested in Yuma, Arizona, and charged with sex offenses involving a minor. It's the second time in a month he has faced child sex abuse allegations.

    • Jul. 22, 2014
  2. Capt. David J. Lenzi II Courtesy Capt. David J. Lenzi II

    Opinion: No need to go back to Iraq the job may be done for us

    There seems to be an awful lot of people who think any excuse to travel to a foreign country and kill people is a good one.

    • Jul. 22, 2014
  3.  Staff

    August 1st lt. promotions are out

    These soldiers have been selected for promotion to first lieutenant in August, the Army announced:

    • Jul. 22, 2014
  4. President Obama shakes hands with former Procter & Gamble executive Robert McDonald, his nominee as the next Veterans Affairs secretary, at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington. McDonald is going before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee for a confirmation hearing as Congress considers a bill to help the next VA leader do his job. Charles Dharapak / AP

    Nominee for VA secretary has confirmation hearing today

    Former Procter & Gamble CEO Bob McDonald gets his first chance to publicly lay out his vision for fixing the embattled Veterans Affairs Department today, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee.

    • Jul. 22, 2014
  5. This undated photo provided by the Independence Seaport Museum shows the USS Olympia, a one-of-a-kind steel cruiser from the Spanish-American War, in Philadelphia. Hope Koseff Corse/Independence Seaport Museum via

    Olympia, Wash., group working to save USS Olympia

    The Washington State Friends of the USS Olympia want to assuage some guilt. They want to right a 120-year-old wrong.

    • Jul. 22, 2014
  6. Taya Kyle, widow of late Navy SEAL and author Chris Kyle, arrives at court July 22 in St. Paul, Minn. Closing arguments are set for Tuesday in former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura's defamation lawsuit against the estate of 'American Sniper' author Chris Kyle. Jim Gehrz/The Star Tribune via AP

    Attorney: Ventura deserves millions from Kyle

    An attorney for former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura is asking a federal jury to award Ventura millions in damages for what he claims is a lie in a memoir by the late military sniper Chris Kyle.

    • Jul. 22, 2014
  7. A brown bear attacked a National Guard soldier at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. The guardsman was reported to be in stable condition. Don Emmert / AFP via Getty Images

    Update: Sgt. mauled by bear in Alaska in stable condition

    A safety briefing that included what to do during a brown bear encounter likely saved a guardsman's life Sunday in Alaska.

    • Jul. 22, 2014
  8. Atheist group urges Congress to allow humanist military chaplains

    More than one in five service members do not identify with a particular religion, according to Defense Department statistics. To better serve them, an organization is working to expand the Chaplain Corps to include clergy who don't believe in a god.

    • Jul. 22, 2014
  9. Promotions to CW2 for August are out

    These soldiers have been selected for promotion to chief warrant officer 2 in August, the Army announced:

    • Jul. 22, 2014
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    5 yoga poses to complement your runs

    Whether you're tying on running shoes for one of the first times or training for a longer race, runners of all levels can benefit from incorporating yoga into a workout routine.

    • Jul. 22, 2014
  10. Donor gives Purple Heart to 12-year-old stabbing victim

    The Waukesha girl who was stabbed 19 times, allegedly by two classmates who thought her death would please a fictional online character, has received a special gift.

    • Jul. 22, 2014
  11. Study uses EEGs to guide treatment for depression

    Electroencephalograms, or EEGs, which measure electrical activity in the brain, show promise in improving treatment for depression and consequently lowering post-traumatic stress symptoms and suicidal tendencies, a new military medical study has found.

    • Jul. 22, 2014
  12. President Obama shakes hands with former Procter & Gamble executive Robert McDonald, his nominee as the next Veterans Affairs secretary, at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington. McDonald is going before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee for a confirmation hearing as Congress considers a bill to help the next VA leader do his job. Charles Dharapak / AP

    VA nominee McDonald to go before Congress

    President Barack Obama's choice to lead the beleaguered Veterans Affairs Department is going before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee for a confirmation hearing as Congress considers a bill to help the next VA leader do his job.

    • Jul. 22, 2014
  13. Under mounting world pressure, pro-Russian rebels handed over data-filled 'black boxes' from the Boeing 777 downed over eastern Ukraine to Malaysian officials who met the train in Donetsk early Tuesday. Damien Simonart / AFP

    Train carrying bodies from MH17 arrives in Kharkiv

    Four refrigerated rail cars carrying the bodies of 282 of the 298 victims of a downed Malaysian jetliner arrived in the city of Kharkiv, controlled by the Ukrainian national government, en route to Amsterdam.

    • Jul. 22, 2014
  14. California won't send troops to Mexican border

    California Gov. Jerry Brown won't be deploying National Guard troops to the Mexican border like Texas is doing in response to an influx of immigrants, a state military official said Monday.

    • Jul. 22, 2014
  15. This Nov. 10, 2003, photo released by Tarshia Williams shows Williams' daughter Talia Williams in Orangeburg, S.C. Lawyers for Naeem Williams, who avoided a death sentence for his 5-year-old daughter's killing, want the ex-soldier to consult with an appellate attorney before deciding whether to appeal his murder conviction. Tarshia Williams/AP

    Ex-soldier in Hawaii mulls murder-conviction appeal

    Lawyers for a former Hawaii-based soldier who avoided a death sentence for his 5-year-old daughter's killing want him to consult with an appellate attorney before deciding whether to appeal his murder conviction.

    • Jul. 22, 2014
  16. A non-Afghan soldier watches the site of a suicide attack on Tuesday on the deputy counter narcotic compound in Kabul. An Afghan official said that four security guards were killed and six others were wounded after a suicide bomber on a motorbike carried out the attack. Rahmat Gul / AP

    Suicide bomber kills 4 foreign guards in Kabul

    A suicide bomber on a motorcycle targeted a police compound housing foreign advisers in Kabul on Tuesday, killing four foreign security guards and wounding six, Afghan officials said.

    • Jul. 22, 2014
  17. Erin Corwin Provided photo

    Marine who knew missing California woman arrested

    High Desert law enforcement suspect that a pregnant Marine spouse who has been missing for weeks may have been harmed by a former Marine with whom she was romantically involved.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
  18. Special Report: The top 5 best bases for airmen

    No matter the service, no matter the era, one of the favorite pastimes of troops has always been comparing duty stations griping about the lousy ones and singing the praises of the good ones.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
  19. Ramon Morales, a police officer with the Richmond Police Department in Texas, pulls a woman from an oncoming freight train in an image taken from video. Staff

    Video: Marine veteran saves woman from oncoming freight train

    Some Marine Corps training will stick with you for life and sometimes, it will help save a life.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
  20. Vice President Biden greets members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars on July 21 at the VFW National Convention in St. Louis. Robert Cohen / AP

    White House to launch new high-tech job training initiative for veterans

    New high-tech job training efforts being launched by the White House this week will include veteran-specific programs and placement efforts, Vice President Joe Biden told the Veterans of Foreign Wars annual convention on Monday.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
  21. President Obama presents the Medal of Honor to former Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts during a July 21 ceremony at the White House. Alex Wong / Getty Images

    Ryan Pitts receives Medal of Honor for Battle of Wanat

    Former Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts received the Medal of Honor on Monday for his heroism during the Battle of Wanat in 2008, one of deadliest clashes of the Afghanistan War.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
  22. President Obama speaks to the press on Ukraine Monday outside the Oval Office at the White House in Washington. Jewel Samad / AFP via Getty Images

    Obama urges immediate access to Ukraine crash site

    President Barack Obama sternly called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to compel Kremlin-backed separatists to stop hampering the probe at the Ukraine site of a downed passenger jet and allow international investigators unfettered access.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
  23. President Obama makes a statement July 21 on the situation in Ukraine and Gaza. J. Scott Applewhite / AP

    Obama voices concern about casualties in Mideast

    President Obama called Monday for the international community to focus on ending the fighting in the Gaza Strip, as Secretary of State John Kerry headed to the Middle East to make a renewed push for a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
  24. Col. Tracy J. Tafolla

    Investigation reveals creepy details behind Marine colonel's firing

    An investigation into last year's firing of a senior Marine Corps officer reveals that at least six female subordinates told authorities he had touched them inappropriately or made lewd comments to them.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
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