Military Minute: The Forever GI Bill Explained

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Commentary: Skirting the constraints of Posse Comitatus

BY TIMOTHY M. MACARTHUR AND LEIGH WINSTEAD, The image of 100,000 National Guard troops patrolling residential streets to detain and deport undocumented immigrants is, at best, unsettling. The Posse Comitatus Act (PCA) limits the executive’s authority to order such a mobilization domestically to perform law enforcement functions.  Couching immigration raids as necessary to protect […]

A Purple Heart Warrior Takes Aim At Military Inequality In ‘Shoot Like A Girl’

By Fresh Air, In 2009, Maj. Mary Jennings Hegar was shot down by the Taliban in Afghanistan while co-piloting an Air National Guard medevac helicopter. Though she was wounded in her rifle arm, Hegar managed to return fire while hanging onto a moving helicopter, which saved the lives of her crew and her patients. […]

To help student vets, college staff take a new course – in ‘military competency’

By Stacy Teicher Khadaroo, Texas A & M University, San Antonio, recently became the first college in the US to require all faculty and staff to take the training, which gives them insights into addressing challenges faced by veterans as well as other non-traditional students. With about 20 percent of its students connected to the […]

Special Report: Military Spouses Finding It Difficult To Find A Job

By Trish Williford, Channel Milbourne is facing a bit of a struggle. The Army wife and mother of two has applied for job after job in the Savannah area since her family moved here from San Antonio a year ago. Her husband is stationed at Ft. Stewart. “I’ve been told that I couldn’t get a […]

8 financial moves to make in if You’re in the Military in 2017

By Kimberly Lankford, Military Saves Week is the perfect time for military families to take stock of their finances, make the most of special saving opportunities and plan for the future. Q: I’m in the Army, and I saw your column about 8 Smart Financial Moves for the New Year a few weeks ago. […]

Five biggest disasters in US military history

By Robert Farley, “What are the biggest disasters in American military history, and what effect have they had on the United States?” Nations often linger on their military defeats as long as, or longer than, they do on their successes. The Battle of Kosovo remains the key event of the Serbian story, and devastating […]

91 year old, World War II veterans will working in supermarket

By Kayla Mamelak, NEW JERSEY (FOX5NY) – If you stop by the ShopRite in Flemington, New Jersey, a piece of American history might bag your groceries. “We give you service with a smile,” Archie Fagan says.  “We are the best store in town.” He is 91 and full of life. The supermarket employee sold […]

U.S. to Accelerate Buying BAE Vehicle for European Deterrence

By Anthony Capaccio, The U.S. Army’s war-fighting budget request for fiscal 2018 will include funds to accelerate deployment to Europe of its newest combat vehicle, a modern troop carrier built by BAE Systems Plc. Responding to a request from the Army’s European commanders, the service’s Overseas Contingency Operations request will include as much as […]

Navy punishes special warfare unit that flew Trump flag in public

By Peter Holley, The sight of a large blue-and-white Trump flag perched atop the lead vehicle in a military convoy was a shocking sight for some Kentucky drivers on the final weekend in January. Video and photos of the vehicle spread rapidly online, prompting Navy officials to open an investigation after they confirmed that […]

Here’s What Would Happen If Russia and NATO Went to War (or World War III)

By Kris Osborn, How much of a threat do Russia’s emerging 5th-generation stealth fighter, nuclear arsenal, high-tech air defenses, anti-satellite weapons, conventional army and submarines pose to NATO and the U.S.? Current tensions between Russia and NATO are leading many to carefully assess this question and examine the current state of weaponry and technological […]