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Navy Will Now Require A Run Test Prior To Boot Camp

Oh, so you’re headed to Navy recruit training in Illinois next year? Fair winds and following seas — but don’t forget to do your stretches when you get there. Starting on Jan. 1, 2018, all new recruits will be required to pass a run test in order to enter boot camp, the Navy announced on ...

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6 Great War Movies That Deserve A Remake

One of the common complaints about Hollywood is that everything is either a reboot, remake, or sequel. Some of them are horrible, some are entertaining. “In a world” (to use a movie trailer voice) where Spider-Man can be rebooted three times in less than 20 years, with multiple sequels within the reboots — it’s a damn shame that some great ...

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What I Learned Enduring Cold Weather In The Army

Every year, cold weather injuries claim countless people who ventured into the unforgiving elements unprepared and untrained. Don’t be one of them. Squinting my eyes in the near white out conditions was mildly annoying, and, sure, I was worried about the 30-mile-per-hour winds beating against the few inches of skin I’d arrogantly left exposed. But, ...

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What Not To Say To A Veteran On Veterans Day

Early November is a magical time of year. The Halloween decorations are finally starting to be put away and cardboard cutouts of turkeys in Pilgrim hats are taking their place. People begin to stop enjoying the number of unseasonably warm days and start worrying about how hard winter’s going to hit when it finally does. ...

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Alejandro Villanueva Talks Vets, Protests and the New Call of Duty

Activision’s first-person-shooter franchise returned to its roots Nov. 3 with the newest title in its marquee series, Call of Duty: WWII. And as happened with the launch of the first dozen or so COD installments since 2003, this first-person shooter will have a real impact on the U.S. military: In barracks and rec rooms on bases across the ...

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Retired Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Killed In Texas Shooting

Retired Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Robert Corrigan and his wife Shani were shot and killed when former airman Devin Patrick Kelley opened fire Nov. 5 at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. They were just two of the 26 parishioners murdered and 20 others wounded by Kelley before he died of a gunshot in ...

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Study Examines Best Cities For Veterans to Live

Whether you’ve served one or two enlistments or are retiring after a lengthy career, the transition back to civilian life isn’t always easy; and where you live and the current job market in that area can have a big impact. At least those are the findings of a new study by WalletHub, which compared 100 of the ...

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Outrage Sparked Over SFAB’s Familiar Looking Green Berets

The U.S. Army is an institution steeped in tradition and respect for those that have come before. Soldiers are often required to memorize their unit’s history and the names that have brought credit to the unit in combat. An argument over that history has ignited a social-media firestorm this weekend, as images surfaced of the ...

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Vets May Be Eligible For Higher Service-Related Disability Ratings

The U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims issued a decision last month that could make it easier for veterans with injuries to the back, neck, and joints to obtain higher disability ratings, even in cases where veterans are already receiving disability benefits for such injuries. The recent case, called Sharp v. Shulkin, reviewed the Department of Veterans ...

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Poll Shows Troops Fear White Nationalism Over Iraq, Syria

With ISIS on the ropes after losing crucial strongholds in Mosul and Raqqa, U.S. service members are turning their attention to a domestic threat they see as more dangerous than the distant battlefields of Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria: white nationalism in the ranks. More than 30% of service members see white nationalism as a significant ...

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