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U.S. soldier stationed in Afghanistan comes home — to give part of liver to dying Vietnam veteran grandfather

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He’s serving his duty to country — and family. A U.S. Army Specialist has flown back to the States from Afghanistan, not for a new assignment, but to donate the majority of his liver to his dying grandfather. Ricky Glenn Henderson, 21, said he didn’t want to have regrets, and offered to help his 62-year-old grandfather, Rick Homer — a ... Read More »

No jail time: Sinclair reprimanded, fined $20K

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FORT BRAGG, N.C. — An Army general who carried on a three-year affair with a captain and had two other inappropriate relationships with subordinates was reprimanded and docked $20,000 in pay Thursday, avoiding jail time in one of the military’s most closely watched courts-martial. Sinclair, the former deputy commander of the storied 82nd Airborne Division, was believed to be the ... Read More »

New AR 670-1 Changes courtesy of USAWTFM

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“The attached training package is an introduction to the changes within the updated AR 670-1 and its new accompanying DA Pam. Expect the publications to be released by the end of the month. Although this training captures many of the significant changes, it does not encompass every change within AR 670-1 or the DA Pam. Please pay special note to ... Read More »

Karzai says Afghanistan ready for U.S. Troop Withdrawl.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks during his final address to parliament during its opening session at the parliament house in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, March 15, 2014. Karzai said the last 12 years of war were "imposed" on Afghans, a reference to the U.S.-led invasion that ousted the Taliban. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — In his final address to Afghanistan’s parliament Saturday, President Hamid Karzai told the United States its soldiers can leave at the end of the year because his military, which already protects 93 percent of the country, was ready to take over entirely. He reiterated his stance that he would not sign a pact with the United ... Read More »

Paratrooper killed, numerous others injured during a training exercise.

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Fort Bragg North Carolina: A paratrooper was killed during a training incident on Fort Bragg Friday morning. Fort Bragg Officials said two other paratroopers were seriously injured and five others were treated at Womack Army Medical Center for minor injuries. Authorities said the names of the victims will be released once their families have been notified. The soldiers, part of ... Read More »

Man charged with murder in stabbing death of JBLM soldier

 Pierce County prosecutors on Tuesday charged a 29-year-old man with second-degree murder in the death of a decorated Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier who was stabbed over the weekend after coming to aid of a woman being attacked. Chase Harrison Devyver pleaded not guilty in Superior Court to that charge and single counts of attempted murder, robbery and attempting to elude ... Read More »

The secret US Army homing beacon used to track shipments and rescue troops in Vietnam – and disguised as a dog poop

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It may look like an average piece of dog feces – but in fact, this is a complex military transmitter used throughout the Vietnam War. Known as the ‘T-1151 Dog Doo Transmitter’, it was used as a homing beacon during the Vietnam War. It emitted a warning when movements occured, allowing US Military bosses to monitor shipments, or find a ... Read More »

Pentagon eases rules on turbans, beards in US Army

The Pentagon took steps on Wednesday to give individual troops greater latitude to wear turbans, head scarfs, yarmulkes and other religious clothing with their uniforms, but advocacy groups said the new policy fell short of what they were seeking. “The military departments will accommodate individual expressions of sincerely held beliefs (conscience, moral principles, or religious beliefs) of service members” unless ... Read More »

US to shrink size of its army by using remote-controlled robots

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LONDON: The US Army is considering replacing thousands of soldiers with robots as it deals with sweeping troop cuts. A senior American officer has said he is considering shrinking the size of the Army’s brigade combat teams by a quarter and replacing the lost troops with robots and remote-controlled vehicles. The American military is still far from fielding armies of ... Read More »