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  1. 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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    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
  2. 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
  3. 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
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    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

    Alaska guardsman mauled by bear while training at JBER

    A soldier with the Alaska Army National Guard was in stable condition Sunday after 'an encounter with a brown bear sow defending her nearby cubs' that took place during training at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, the base announced in a news release.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
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    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
  4. The Washington National Guard continues to provide support July 21 to the people of north central Washington who have been affected by the Carlton Complex Fire. Sgt. 1st Class Jason Kriess / National Guard

    100 guardsmen on standby to fight fires in Washington

    Calmer winds and cooler temperatures were allowing firefighters to go on the offensive Monday against a destructive wildfire that has charred hundreds of square miles of terrain in Washington state and is the largest in state history.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
  5. Gen. John Campbell, the Army's vice chief of staff and nominee to lead U.S. forces in Afghanistan. John Milburn / AP

    Army intelligence system pulled from key test

    Army officials have withdrawn their intelligence network from a major testing exercise this fall because of software glitches, in the latest setback for the troubled system.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
  6. Oklahoma delegation decries holding kids at Fort Sill

    Members of Oklahoma's all-Republican congressional delegation are urging President Obama to reconsider using Fort Sill to house unaccompanied minors from Central America who have been caught trying to entering the country illegally.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
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    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. Charles Dharapak / AP

    Report: Retaliation by supervisors common at VA

    A pharmacy supervisor at the VA was placed on leave after complaining about errors and delays in delivering medications to patients at a hospital in Palo Alto, California.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
  7. Texas governor to send 1,000 National Guard troops to border

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry will announce today that he plans to activate up to 1,000 National Guard troops to help guard the U.S.-Mexico border, a source in the governor's office told Military Times.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
  8. A convoy of PLS and M915 Army trucks gets a test at Fort Hood, Texas. Testers were sometimes in the driver seats, but the vehicles were operated robotically. Lockheed Martin

    Army working on taking the drivers out of its vehicles

    The Army and Marine Corps are pursuing futuristic driverless vehicle technology that would free troops to do other things like watch for ambushes and roadside bombs.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
  9. Corruption investigated in Kansas National Guard

    Federal authorities are investigating possible corruption involving outside medical companies' contracts with the Kansas Army National Guard, according to the state's adjutant general's office.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
  10. A view of the Whiskey Complex wildfire in southwest Idaho is seen July 18. U.S. Forest Service / AP

    2 Wyoming air tankers in Idaho to fight wildfires

    Two military air tankers from Wyoming are in Boise to help fight wildfires in the Pacific Northwest.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
  11. An American Flag waves in the breeze July 18 as a wildfire approaches in Malott, Wash. Tyler Tjomsland / AP

    Montana Guard helicopters, troops to help with Washington fires

    The Montana Army National Guard sent 17 soldiers and two CH-47 Chinook helicopters to Washington state to support wildfire fighting operations.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
  12. A masked pro-Russian rebel stands as Peter Van Vilet, center left, team leader of Netherlands' National Forensic Investigations Team, speaks Monday to members of the OSCE's mission to Ukraine, while inspecting a refrigerated train loaded with the bodies of passengers in Torez, eastern Ukraine, 9 miles from the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Vadim Ghirda / AP

    U.N. to vote on crash resolution; Russia reluctant

    The U.N. Security Council will vote Monday on an Australia-proposed resolution demanding international access to the Ukraine plane crash site and a cease-fire around the area, with diplomats pressuring a reluctant Russia to approve it.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
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    W.Va. bridge renamed in honor of fallen Vietnam War soldier

    A bridge in Randolph County has been renamed in honor of a soldier who was killed in the Vietnam War.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
  13. U.S. soldiers patrol the city of Fallujah, 30 miles west of Baghdad, in May 2003. Ahmed Al-Rubaye/AFP

    Study: Indirect link between combat and suicide risk

    One of the first comprehensive efforts to explain record suicides among soldiers during and after their deployments in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan finds an indirect link between deployment, combat and self-destructive urges, according to a paper publ

    • Jul. 21, 2014
  14. This 2012 photo provided by Rabbi Asher Hecht, shows Nissim Sean Carmeli, left, with Hecht in Jerusalem. AP/Rabbi Asher Hecht via Chabad of the Rio Grande

    2 Americans killed in fighting in Gaza Strip

    Max Steinberg and Nissim Sean Carmeli grew up in America. But they both developed a passion for Israel.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
  15. No one hurt after howitzer dropped 700 feet

    Officials say no one was injured when a large artillery piece was accidentally dropped about 700 feet from a helicopter during training at Camp Grayling in northern Michigan.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
  16. WWII vet gets surprise $1K check after robbery

    A 101-year-old veteran in Carson City who was the victim of a home invasion robbery over the Memorial Day weekend has received a $1,000 check during a surprise visit from supporters.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
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    Aircraft with U.S. personnel lands in Ugandan road

    A small aircraft carrying U.S. military personnel made an emergency landing in the middle of a highway after running out of fuel, Ugandan police said Friday.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
  17. A member of Iraq's Special Weapons and Tactics Team stands guard as blindfolded suspected terrorists are displayed Sunday at the federal police headquarters in Basra, Iraq. Iraq's SWAT arrested 21 suspected terrorists during recent security operations in Basra, according to police. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani) Nabil al-Jurani / AP

    Overnight attacks in Iraq kill at least 16 people

    Attacks overnight in two Iraqi cities killed at least 16 people, officials said Monday as authorities struggle to stop the Sunni militants' offensive that has left huge areas in northern and western Iraq outside of government control.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
  18. Fort Campbell soldier charged with sexual battery

    A Fort Campbell soldier has been charged with sexual battery after police say he acted sexually aggressive toward a woman.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
  19. Air Force Tech Sgt. Rhonda Stockstill and her husband, Lendle, in front of the home they bought with a VA loan. Scott Schaefer

    Use your VA loan benefit

    After a tornado ripped through Air Force Tech. Sgt. Rhonda Stockstill's house in Moore, Oklahoma, in May 2013, she and her husband began the hunt for a new home, thinking they would go through their previous lender to get another VA home loan.

    • Jul. 20, 2014

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