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    May promotions to sergeant, staff sergeant announced

    These soldiers have been chosen for promotion to sergeant and staff sergeant in May, the Army announced on Thursday.

    • Apr. 24, 2014
  2. The 'Happy Human' symbol associated with Humanisn. Wikimedia Commons

    Army recognizes 'Humanism' as a religious preference

    The Army has taken a step toward officially acknowledging 'humanists' among other faiths and belief systems, ending years of resistance to the idea, advocates say.

    • Apr. 24, 2014
  3. Hagel says Russian military exercises up tensions

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says Russian military exercises on its border with Ukraine increase tensions and run counter to a diplomatic agreement it signed just last week.

    • Apr. 24, 2014
  4. Tarshia Williams displays a pendant with her daughter's face on it outside of a federal courthouse in Honolulu on Thursday. A federal jury convicted the girl's father, former Hawaii soldier Naeem Williams, of murder in the beating death of the 5-year-old girl, a capital offense in a state that doesn't have the death penalty. Sam Eifling / AP

    Ex-soldier convicted in daughter's beating death

    A federal jury on Thursday convicted a former Hawaii soldier of murder in the beating death of his 5-year-old daughter, a capital offense in a state that doesn't have the death penalty.

    • Apr. 24, 2014
  5. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Army / AP

    Taliban ready to deal on Bergdahl?

    The captors of an American soldier held for nearly five years in Afghanistan have signaled a willingness to release him but are unclear which U.S.

    • Apr. 24, 2014
  6. Tiny Pacific nation sues 9 nuclear-armed powers

    The tiny Pacific nation of the Marshall Islands is taking on the United States and the world's eight other nuclear-armed nations with an unprecedented lawsuit demanding that they meet their obligations toward disarmament and accusing them of 'flagrant vio

    • Apr. 24, 2014
  7.  Staff

    Release date set for colonel and lt. colonel command selectee list

    Slating lists containing detailed assignment information for colonel- and lieutenant colonel-level command selectees will be released by the Human Resources Command April 30.

    • Apr. 24, 2014
  8. 3 possible suicides at Fort Bliss last weekend

    Fort Bliss, Texas, is reeling from three deaths on Easter weekend that, while still under investigation, are thought to be suicides.

    • Apr. 24, 2014
  9. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, vowed to hold hearings on the lapses in care in the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care system. Alex Wong / Getty Images

    Lawmakers vow hearings on Phoenix VA health care issues

    Congressional leaders are promising hearings and further investigation into allegations that officials in the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care system covered up lengthy wait times for care of thousands of veterans, contributing to at least 40 deaths.

    • Apr. 24, 2014
  10. An Afghan policeman prevents journalists from approaching Cure International Hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday. The U.S. embassy in Afghanistan says three American doctors have been killed at by an Afghan security guard who opened fire at a hospital in Kabul. Massoud Hossaini / AP

    Afghan hospital guard kills 3 American doctors

    An Afghan security guard opened fire on a group of foreign doctors at a Kabul hospital on Thursday morning, killing three American physicians and wounding a U.S. nurse, officials said.

    • Apr. 24, 2014
  11. President Barack Obama gestures Thursday as he attends a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Akasaka State Guest House in Tokyo. President Barack Obama warned Moscow on Thursday that the United States has another round of economic sanctions 'teed up' — even as he acknowledged those penalties may do little to influence Vladimir Putin's handling of the crisis in Ukraine. Junko Kimura-Matsumoto / AP

    Obama to Russia: More sanctions are 'teed up'

    Accusing Russia of failing to live up to its commitments, President Barack Obama warned Moscow on Thursday that the United States has another round of economic sanctions 'teed up' — even as he acknowledged those penalties may do little to influence Vladim

    • Apr. 24, 2014
  12. Remote care for wounded warriors raises concern

    The potential for thousands of wounded soldiers to have to rely on remote medical care has some Defense Department healthcare officials challenging Army logic.

    • Apr. 24, 2014
  13. COLA dropping for many troops in Germany

    Some service members in Germany could see their overseas cost of-living allowance drop by more than $200 per month under new COLA rates set to take effect on May 16, according to U.S. military officials in Europe.

    • Apr. 24, 2014
  14. Canada honors Drum soldier for crash heroics

    A soldier stationed at Fort Drum in northern New York is being honored by the Canadian government for rescuing more than two dozen passengers from a burning charter bus after it was rear-ended on an upstate highway in 2011.

    • Apr. 24, 2014
  15. N.Y. flags at half-staff in honor of Drum soldier

    Flags on New York government buildings will be flying at half-staff to honor of a Fort Drum soldier fatally injured during combat in Afghanistan earlier this month.

    • Apr. 24, 2014
  16. Witness: Iraqi teens posed no threat before death

    The Army already looked into allegations that Sgt. 1st Class Michael Barbera killed two unarmed Iraqi boys in 2007. Commanders gave him a letter of reprimand.

    • Apr. 24, 2014
  17. Chinese Navy helicopters and 528 warship attend an international fleet review to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army Navy in 2009 in the water off Qingdao of Shandong Province, China. China's boosted defense spending this year grew 12.2 percent to $132 billion, continuing more than two decades of nearly unbroken double-digit percentage increases that have afforded Beijing the means to potentially alter the balance of power in the Asia-Pacific. Guang Niu / AP

    China splurging on military as U.S. pulls back

    China's navy commissioned 17 new warships last year, the most of any nation.

    • Apr. 24, 2014
  18. Ex-JBLM soldier gets 17 years for child porn

    A former soldier at Joint Base Lewis-McChord has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for producing and distributing child pornography, including a video of him molesting a 3-year-old child.

    • Apr. 24, 2014
  19. Jasmine Jacobs, who started the White House petition to seek reconsideration of the Army's hairstyle rules, is not disappointed it didn't hit 100,000 signatures. The petition succeeded in generating debate. Courtesy

    Hair reg petition fails to force White House response

    A White House petition calling for the president to order the Army to reconsider its new grooming regulation fell short of its goal, but the female sergeant who started the petition still considers her effort a win.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  20. First soldiers from the 173rd arrive in Poland

    The first soldiers from the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team have arrived in Poland as part of military exercises that are meant to reassure NATO members that border Russia of the alliance's commitment to defend them.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  21. In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Army, Pfc. Bradley Manning poses for a photo wearing a wig and lipstick. A northeast Kansas judge will make a final determination Wednesday on Manning's request to change her name from Bradley Edward Manning to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning. AP

    Judge grants Manning's name change request

    A Kansas judge has granted a request to formally change the name of the soldier convicted of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks from Bradley Edward Manning to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  22. State Dept. says Egypt cleared for U.S. military aid

    The Obama administration said Tuesday it has certified that Egypt is upholding its 35-year-old peace treaty with Israel and therefore qualifies for some military and counterterrorism assistance.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  23. Piece of 'Band of Brothers' gets new commander

    The original 'Band of Brothers' has a new commander and will be getting a new home.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  24. Hagel seeking to deepen U.S.-Mexico ties

    U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday he is exploring ways to deepen U.S.-Mexican defense ties, including the possibility of training exercises with Mexican forces.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  25. President Barack Obama steps from Air Force One Wednesday as he arrives at Haneda International Airport in Tokyo. Carolyn Kaster / AP

    Obama: U.S.-Japan treaty applies to disputed islands

    President Barack Obama confirmed Wednesday that America's mutual security treaty with Japan applies to the islands at the center of a territorial dispute between China and Japan.

    • Apr. 23, 2014

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