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  • President Obama to launch airstrikes in Syria

    President Obama to launch airstrikes in Syria

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 9:27 PM EDT2014-09-11 01:27:10 GMT

    In a major reversal, President Barack Obama ordered the United States into a broad military campaign Wednesday night to "degrade and ultimately destroy" Islamic State militants in two volatile Middle East nations authorizing airstrikes inside Syria for the first time as well as an expansion of strikes in Iraq. Officials compared the new U.S. mission in Iraq and Syria to the actions in Yemen and Somalia, campaigns that have gone on for years.


    In a major reversal, President Barack Obama ordered the United States into a broad military campaign Wednesday night to "degrade and ultimately destroy" Islamic State militants in two volatile Middle East nations authorizing airstrikes inside Syria for the first time as well as an expansion of strikes in Iraq. Officials compared the new U.S. mission in Iraq and Syria to the actions in Yemen and Somalia, campaigns that have gone on for years.


  • Wounded Marine to get home on Long Island

    Wounded Marine to get home on Long Island

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 11:14 PM EDT2014-09-10 03:14:20 GMT
    In 2011, Marine Corps Cpl. Kevin Vaughan lost his left leg in an IED explosion while riding in a truck through the Marjah region of Afghanistan. Three years later, in the town of Hempstead, Long Island, a high school band, local officials, and Kevin's family gathered to give him a house and a flag to fly in his new front yard.
    In 2011, Marine Corps Cpl. Kevin Vaughan lost his left leg in an IED explosion while riding in a truck through the Marjah region of Afghanistan. Three years later, in the town of Hempstead, Long Island, a high school band, local officials, and Kevin's family gathered to give him a house and a flag to fly in his new front yard.
  • NY soldier missing since WWII identified

    NY soldier missing since WWII identified

    Thursday, September 4 2014 2:52 PM EDT2014-09-04 18:52:37 GMT
    The remains of a soldier missing in action since World War II have been identified and will be buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery, a Department of Defense office said Wednesday. Army Pfc. Bernard Gavrin, who was from Brooklyn, was 29 when he was reported missing on July 7, 1944, the Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office said.
    The remains of a soldier missing in action since World War II have been identified and will be buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery, a Department of Defense office said Wednesday. Army Pfc. Bernard Gavrin, who was from Brooklyn, was 29 when he was reported missing on July 7, 1944, the Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office said.
  • Ceremonies mark 75 years since World War II began

    Ceremonies mark 75 years since World War II began

    Monday, September 1 2014 8:55 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:55:49 GMT
    Ceremonies were being held all around the world to mark the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II. Yet, the world of today differs far greatly from the depression ravaged world of the 1930s.
    Ceremonies were being held all around the world to mark the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II. Yet, the world of today differs far greatly from the depression ravaged world of the 1930s.
  • Soldiers' use of mental health services up, stigma down

    Soldiers' use of mental health services up, stigma down

    As war raged in Iraq and Afghanistan, U.S. soldiers almost doubled their use of mental health services -- and they felt more comfortable seeking such treatment, according to new research.
    As war raged in Iraq and Afghanistan, U.S. soldiers almost doubled their use of mental health services -- and they felt more comfortable seeking such treatment, according to new research.
  • Many Iraq-Afghanistan war vets struggle to find enough food

    Many Iraq-Afghanistan war vets struggle to find enough food

    One-quarter of U.S. veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have trouble getting enough access to enough food, according to new research.
    One-quarter of U.S. veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have trouble getting enough access to enough food, according to new research.
  • Vets' brain damage from blasts not always apparent

    Vets' brain damage from blasts not always apparent

    Even if they have no symptoms, military veterans exposed to blasts from bombs, grenades and other devices may still have brain damage, a new study finds.
    Even if they have no symptoms, military veterans exposed to blasts from bombs, grenades and other devices may still have brain damage, a new study finds.
  • Poor sleep in Gulf War vets may be tied to brain changes

    Poor sleep in Gulf War vets may be tied to brain changes

    There may be a link between poor sleep quality and reduced gray matter in the brains of Gulf War veterans, a new study suggests.
    There may be a link between poor sleep quality and reduced gray matter in the brains of Gulf War veterans, a new study suggests.
  • Military contractors suffer high rates of post-traumatic stress disorder

    Military contractors suffer high rates of post-traumatic stress disorder

    Private contractors who worked in Afghanistan, Iraq and other conflict zones over the past two years have high rates of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a new study finds.
    Private contractors who worked in Afghanistan, Iraq and other conflict zones over the past two years have high rates of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a new study finds.
  • Vets with Gulf War Syndrome show brain changes

    Vets with Gulf War Syndrome show brain changes

    A new study shows changes in the brains of Gulf War soldiers who are believed to have been sickened by exposure to chemical weapons and may provide insight into why they often report memory problems.
    A new study shows changes in the brains of Gulf War soldiers who are believed to have been sickened by exposure to chemical weapons and may provide insight into why they often report memory problems.
  • Capt. William Swenson awarded Medal of Honor for Afghanistan battle

    Capt. William Swenson awarded Medal of Honor for Afghanistan battle

    Tuesday, October 15 2013 3:20 PM EDT2013-10-15 19:20:29 GMT
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    A former Army captain whose heroic actions in a deadly Afghan battle were captured on video received the nation's highest military award, the Medal of Honor, from President Barack Obama at the White House Tuesday. Obama placed the award around the neck of William D. Swenson for his actions in a lengthy battle against the Taliban.
    A former Army captain whose heroic actions in a deadly Afghan battle were captured on video received the nation's highest military award, the Medal of Honor, from President Barack Obama at the White House Tuesday. Obama placed the award around the neck of William D. Swenson for his actions in a lengthy battle against the Taliban.
  • Defense, Navy secretaries' statements on Navy Yard shooting

    Defense, Navy secretaries' statements on Navy Yard shooting

    Monday, September 16 2013 4:17 PM EDT2013-09-16 20:17:47 GMT
    The Pentagon issued a statement from Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel about the deadly shooting at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday.
    The Pentagon issued a statement from Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel about the deadly shooting at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday.
  • Fort Drum soldier dies in Afghanistan

    Fort Drum soldier dies in Afghanistan

    Monday, June 3 2013 5:33 PM EDT2013-06-03 21:33:59 GMT
    A soldier stationed at Fort Drum, in northern New York, died in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced.
    A soldier stationed at Fort Drum, in northern New York, died in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced.
  • Navy SEAL from Long Island dies in training accident

    Navy SEAL from Long Island dies in training accident

    Friday, May 17 2013 4:17 PM EDT2013-05-17 20:17:46 GMT
    A Humvee carrying six Navy SEALs and two other sailors overturned during a training exercise at Fort Knox in Kentucky, killing one of the SEALs and injuring the others, military officials said Friday.
    A Humvee carrying six Navy SEALs and two other sailors overturned during a training exercise at Fort Knox in Kentucky, killing one of the SEALs and injuring the others, military officials said Friday.
  • Yankees to play exhibition game at West Point

    Yankees to play exhibition game at West Point

    Wednesday, January 16 2013 3:33 PM EST2013-01-16 20:33:01 GMT
    The New York Yankees will take on cadets from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., in an exhibition game this spring, MLB.com reported.
    The New York Yankees will take on cadets from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., in an exhibition game this spring, MLB.com reported.
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