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Here's the army's plan for adapting to future threats

The US Army is seeking to reinvent itself in the face of a host of unprecedented challenges. Between tightening budgets, a shrinking military force, and a world of smaller and asymmetrical threats, the Army has released a new global strategy.

Op-Ed: Is the U.S. Army racist for naming helicopters after Native tribes?

Washington, D. C. - In the wake of the recent flap over the name of a US sports team, some have questioned the cultural sensitivity of the US Army’s practice of naming its helicopters after Native American tribes, leaders, and terms.

Military Vet to join Port St. Lucie Police Force Special

The War in Afghanistan began in 2001 after the 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington D.C. Why are we in Afghanistan? “We’re cleaning up someone else’s mess. The enemy is the Taliban.” ~Sergeant Hayley Nine, U.S. Army

U.S. soldiers get comfortable air-conditioned helmets

Battlefields are the hottest and most uncomfortable places to be in, but the US Army has made things easier for its soldiers by designing a new air-conditioned helmet that is light, comfortable, and requires less power.

Military generals say youth too fat and stupid to fight

Military leaders claim that only a quarter of american youth are eligible for the army because of the increasing rate of illiteracy and obesity among the nation's youth.

U.S. Army Drone crashes by elementary school in Pennsylvania

An unmanned Army drone being operated by the National Guard fell out of the sky and crashed into the ground near a elementary school in Lickdale, Pennsylvania Thursday. No one was hurt in the mishap.

Four die in Fort Hood shooting

Killeen - At least four people were killed and several wounded Wednesday at Fort Hood Army base in Texas when a soldier allegedly opened fire near the facility's medical center.

U.S. Army updates on latest fatal shooting at Fort Hood

Killeen - Following shootings at Fort Hood on Apr. 2, which left four dead, the U.S. Army issued a series of updates on what took place at the Texas army base. It was the second time in less than five years Fort Hood had been the scene of multiple killings.

U.S. to downsize army as cost-cutting measure

War is costly, not only in human lives lost, but to a nation. With the withdrawal of our forces from Iraq and Afghanistan, the U.S. military is under ordered budget cuts, making it an impossibility to retain many of those soldiers.

Urban Outfitters use of the Ranger scroll seen as disrespectful

A vest being sold by Urban Outfitters has caused outrage among American military community for the use of the Ranger scroll (the insignia of the 75th Ranger Regiment).

US sends army planners to Jordan amidst worsening Syria situation

The United States is sending Army planners to Jordan as the conflict in Syria gets even worse. However the US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has expressed skepticism regarding any US military intervention into the ongoing conflict in Syria.

Op-Ed: US military wants commanders reviewed by those they command

Sydney - This is a shakeup in a way no military organization has ever been shaken up. The new move is to get commanders “to be evaluated by their peers and the people they command on qualities including personal character”. Expect some interesting results.

Soldier rescues cat in Afghanistan: 'He was my saving grace'

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jesse Knott was serving in Afghanistan when he found an abused kitten. After seeing evidence of the abuse, he took the kitten back to his office to care for him.

Army will seek death penalty for Afghan massacre suspect

The US Army has announced it will seek the death penalty for a soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers in a March massacre.

US Army sprayed zinc cadmium sulfide on poor St. Louis residents

Saint Louis - Previously classified documents reveal new details about how and where the US Army sprayed chemical agents over thousands of unwitting residents of St. Louis, Missouri during the 1950s and 60s as part of a series of Cold War experiments.

Op-Ed: Always remember Independence Day

Baker City - July 4, 1776 is one of the most important dates in American history. It was a moment defined by celebration, patriotism and the birth of a new nation that would change the world we know today.

Op-Ed: Real heroes donate blood

Baker City - When people choose to donate blood to the American Red Cross, some give a few pints a year, while others have donated 100 pints in their lifetime. Father Julian Cassar of Saint Francis Cathedral in Baker City, Oregon is one of them.

One soldier dead, two injured, in Fort Bragg N.C. shooting

Fort Bragg - In a shooting this afternoon at Fort Bragg, N.C., one Soldier is dead and two are injured. The incident occurred during a unit safety brief.

U.S. Army: Captain Clark, soldier who died on Skype was not shot

The U.S. Army has said that the soldier who died in Afghanistan while chatting with his wife on Skype was not shot. The Army said that in spite of the claim by his wife that the captain was shot, he did not have a bullet wound.

Study: Detaching from work email lowers stress, increases focus

A new study suggests that cutting back on email time lowers stress on the job. Researchers examined the issue and found that people who are frequently on their email during the course of the day experienced increased heart rates and were less focused.

U.S. military unveils new non-lethal heat ray weapon

The U.S. military has unveiled a new weapon, a non-lethal heat ray weapon that causes a sensation of unbearable heat which appears to the victim to come from nowhere and causes a reflexive urge to flee.

US soldier kills up to 16 Afghan civilians in shooting spree

Kabul - Up to 16 civilians, including nine children and three women, have been killed by a rogue American soldier in Kandahar province, Afghan and Nato sources say.

U.S. army warns soldiers of dangers of Facebook geotagging

Fort Benning - The army has told soldiers that posting pictures on Facebook and other social media sites can put deployed troops at risk by revealing their location.

Op-Ed: Ahmadinejad and asteroids — The case for U.S. defense spending

With the unfortunate array of threats facing the United States, its allies, and the planet itself, it is a mistake to believe that the American government will - or even should - reduce its defense investments meaningfully.

Op-Ed: Reinventing the U.S. military, the khaki side of election 2012

Sydney - The Obama administration has flagged that the US military needs a new business model. Defense Secretary Panetta has a working model which is raising the hackles of an election year Congress bent on self-preservation.

Soldier's sexual orientation in WikiLeaks case raised at hearing

Washington - The second day of hearings for Pfc. Bradley Manning, with his lawyers attempting to say his gender confusion played a key role in his decision to leak sensitive government materials.

U.S. Army 'thrill-killer' gets life sentence

After a week-long court-martial, a five-member military panel has convicted Staff Sergeant Calvin Gibbs of leading a rogue unit involved in "thrill-kills" of Afghan civilians. Gibbs was jailed for life after being convicted of three murders.

Op-Ed: Today is Veterans Day

Today is Veterans Day. It is a day of honor, a chance for Americans to show its gratitude to the men and women who have served in the armed forces.

US Army ‘kill team’ member pleads guilty: ‘I pulled the trigger’

Tacoma - A rogue unit of the US Army in Afghanistan, called a "kill team," had a third team member plead guilty to murder Thursday, part of a plea deal over shocking revelations the team brutally killed innocent Afghan civilians, collecting fingers as trophies.

Op-Ed: Celebrating Baker County gold mining legacy Special

Baker City - On July 15-17, Baker County, Oregon celebrated its 79th annual Miners Jubilee, which is a celebration of Baker County's gold mining heritage during the late 1800's.
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Photo of Staff Sergeant James Hunter is on display near the Journalists Memorial at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.
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U.S. soldiers work together to pull up the Nobiru Rail Station sign that was knocked down by the tsu...
U.S. soldiers work together to pull up the Nobiru Rail Station sign that was knocked down by the tsunami of the Great East Japan Earthquake, April 21. U.S. soldiers are providing manpower to the Japanese in support of Operation Soul Train.
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U.S. Army mortar fire demonstration
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Part of a battalion of US Army howitzers are shown at the military base at Fort Hood, Texas.
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Golden Knights' landing and gathering their parachutes
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A new report shows yet more corruption and fraud in private contractor abuse with relation to the occupations in Afghanistan and Iraq, costing US taxpayers "tens of billions" of dollars.
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Photo shows Darnall Hospital at the US Army base at Fort Hood, Texas, where many victims of Wednesday's shooting were taken.
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New Jersey National Guard soldiers assist displaced residents at the town of Hoboken
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Coffins of soldiers killed in the Fort Hood shootings being loaded aboard an aircraft for flight to Dover Air Force Base. The Nov. 5, 2009, shootings were perpetrated by Nidal Malik Hasan, a career serviceman with the U.S. Army who held the rank of major. The attack claimed the lives of 13 servicemen and women. Hasan has been linked to Anwar al-Awlaki, a high-ranking al-Qaida militant.
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US Army Sergeant (retired) Brendan Marrocco  lost all four limbs in an EFP attack in Baiji  Iraq in ...
US Army Sergeant (retired) Brendan Marrocco, lost all four limbs in an EFP attack in Baiji, Iraq in 2009, being helped from the firing range during 'Operation Proper Exit' at Forward Operating Base Shank in Afghanistan's Logar Province, May 28, 2014
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US Army Sergeant (retired) Brendan Marrocco  lost all four limbs in an EFP attack in Baiji  Iraq in ...
US Army Sergeant (retired) Brendan Marrocco, lost all four limbs in an EFP attack in Baiji, Iraq in 2009, being helped from the firing range during 'Operation Proper Exit' at Forward Operating Base Shank in Afghanistan's Logar Province, May 28, 2014
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U.S. Army Rangers assigned to 2nd Battalion  75th Ranger Regiment  fire at an enemy bunker during Ta...
U.S. Army Rangers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, fire at an enemy bunker during Task Force Training on Camp Roberts, Calif.
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North Korea announced this week any provocations by US and South Korean joint military exercises cou...
North Korea announced this week any provocations by US and South Korean joint military exercises could result in an "all-out war at any time."
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File photo: Soldiers attend a chemical light vigil held at the North Fort Hood training site Nov. 6, 2009.
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U.S. Army soldier observes the scenery while he sits on the ramp of a CH-47 Chinook in Khyber - Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
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Specialist Trey Martin, member of the U.S. Army's Golden Knights 2012 team
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Jumpers descend towards the ground
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Nov. 11, 2008 Soldiers take the oath of enlistment during the 3rd ESCs Operation Sustainer Strong reenlistment ceremony and Veterans Day observance. www.Army.mil/
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