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2 years 7 months ago

YouTube series focus on military sexual assault

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The enormous obstacles and emotional torment a female solider confronts in reporting a sexual assault in the military is the focus of the three-part Web series "Lauren" debuting Monday on YouTube's new channel WIGS. Featuring "Flashdance" star Jennifer Beals and Troian Bellisario, "Lauren" gives a close-up...

2 years 8 months ago

Wartime remains of 6 US airmen located in Laos

WASHINGTON (AP) - Six U.S. airmen missing from a combat mission over southern Laos during the Vietnam War will be buried Monday after their remains were located and identified following a 17-year investigation. The Defense Department said Thursday the six will be buried in a single casket at Arlington National...

2 years 10 months ago

CU, Mines get Pentagon grants for equipment

DENVER (AP) - The Defense Department has award grants for equipment to researchers at the University of Colorado and the Colorado School of Mines. The grants were among 190 announced by the Pentagon on Tuesday. Individual amounts weren't listed, but they total $54.7 million and average $288,000. The CU grants...

3 years 7 months ago

Irene tests military's revamped disaster response

DENVER (AP) - Helping the East Coast recover from Hurricane Irene will test the military's new plan to avoid the chaos that plagued the response to Hurricane Katrina. The Defense Department says National Guard officers have been appointed as "dual-status commanders" to direct both active-duty and Guard troops helping...

4 years 11 months ago

Congress targets Pentagon waste, inefficiency

The House is demanding that the Pentagon improve how it acquires goods and services, saying that cutting down on waste and abuse can save taxpayers billions of dollars. Legislation passed by the House requires the Defense Department to adopt better business practices such as monitoring purchases to ensure that...

5 years 2 months ago

Fort Carson soldier dies in Afghanistan

The Defense Department says a Fort Carson soldier has been killed in Afghanistan. The Pentagon says 19-year-old Spc. Robert Donevski of Sun City, Ariz., died Saturday from wounds he suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small-arms fire in Abad, Afghanistan. Donevski was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry...

5 years 5 months ago

Appeals court upholds dismissal of vaccine suit

A federal appeals court has ruled that members of the military can be required to be vaccinated against anthrax. The U.S. Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld a lower court's decision dismissing a case brought by eight service members who challenged the Food and Drug Administration's determination that the vaccine...

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