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Lawmakers Reach Compromise to Help Guardsmen Ordered to Repay Bonuses

House and Senate negotiators reached a compromise that would permit the Pentagon to forgive debts owed by National Guard soldiers.

Navy: Iranian Vessel Aims Weapon at Norfolk-based Helicopter

An Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps vessel trained a weapon on a Navy helicopter in the Strait of Hormuz, the Navy said.

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Here are the stories generating the most comments this week on, along with a sampling of reader responses.

2 Fort Campbell Soldiers Charged in Woman's Disappearance

Two Fort Campbell soldiers have been charged with murder, kidnapping and conspiracy in the disappearance of another soldier.

Gun Rights Work To Be Done At The State And Local Level

With the election of Donald Trump to the office of President of the United States, the tendency is to rest on our laurels and take a break.  That’ a mistake, and the time to strike is now rather than later. Indystar: Gun rights advocates see the upcoming legislative session as their best shot yet to […]

Pizzagate VII

I’m sending you to a URL at discussion thread that redirects to an archived post.  Here is some of it. For the last few days I’ve been reviewing the events that lead up to the banning of r/pizzagate and noticed a few things that I thought should be shared to generate discussion and critical […]

Navy Turning to App to Help Keep Sailors Safe

The Navy launched a six-month pilot program for sailors in Hampton Roads and Rota, Spain, to use the LiveSafe app.

Human Error Blamed in Deadly US Strike on Syrian Troops

Human error was the cause of the Sept. 17 airstrike that killed more than 60 Syrian troops near Dayr Az Zawr.

Air Force Football Great Carson Bird Succumbs to Bone Cancer

Air Force football great Carson Bird died Saturday after a struggle with chondrosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. He was 31.

Outgoing Navy Sec. Mabus Leaves Imprint on Policies, Ship Acquisition

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus retires Jan. 20 after serving longer in that job than anyone since World War I.

Puget Sound Naval Shipyard Discrimination Suit Settled

TACOMA -- A lawsuit in federal court against Puget Sound Naval Shipyard by a female engineer alleging she had been harassed and discriminated against has been settled, with the Navy agreeing to pay...

Another Open Carry Fight Is Brewing In Texas

CBSDFW: GARLAND (CBSDFW.COM) – Tom Mannewitz has owned the Targetmaster Indoor Shooting Center in Garland since 1979. He supports open-carry, which lawmakers approved in 2015, allowing people to carry handguns openly just the same as long rifles. But Mannewitz said he opposes a new bill that would make licensing to carry a handgun, required education […]

Pizzagate VI

That a boy. Go get ‘em David.  He said what I did here and here, except longer and better, and more directed to the sense of morality inside the souls of federal employees, if there’s any left. Every man meets his end, and then the judgment and eternity.  Think hard about this.  There are sins […]

Bomb Technicians Face Higher Risk in Iraq, Syria: Commander

The two bomb disposal experts recently killed in Syria and Iraq were likely at higher risk than other U.S. troops in the region.

Army Increases Special Duty Pay for Five Job Assignments

The Army approved Special Duty Assignment Pay increases for five jobs, reduced it for one, and eliminated it for another.

Kamikaze Attack Survivor 'Long Overdue' for Purple Heart Medal

94-year-old Chilton Raiford lost hearing in his left ear during the Japanese attack and later spent time in a "shell-shock ward."

Army Officials to Review Hockey Team's Use of Golden Knights

A National Hockey League expansion team that plans to call itself the Golden Knights has caught the attention of Army officials.

WWII Bomber Pilot Speaks About Eluding Nazis

After making two dozen bombing runs to Austria, Germany and Italy, Bruce Leonard felt pretty comfortable in the cockpit.

Former Maryland National Guard Head James Fretterd Dies at 86

Lt. Gen. James F. Fretterd, who headed the Maryland National Guard for 16 years, died Saturday of kidney failure.

Navy Veteran To Be Buried Where Submarine Sank in 1963

A Navy veteran will soon be laid to rest at the bottom of the ocean, more than 200 miles off the New England coast.

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