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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey and Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 7. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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US military chiefs face tough questioning from senators

America's top two military leaders on Tuesday defended President Barack Obama's strategy to defeat Islamic State militants amid blistering criticism from Republican senators who argued that the administration's program to train and equip thousands of moderate Syrian rebels is faltering.

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New Balance Military
In this photo taken Wednesday, July 1, 2015, the New Balance proposed 950v2 sneaker is displayed at a manufacturing facility in Boston. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
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Military recruits still not using American-made sneakers

New Balance thinks the U.S. military is dragging its feet.

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US Flags
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NJ ranks as one of the worst states for military retirees, report says

As we get set to celebrate Memorial Day, a new report shows New Jersey is one of the worst states in the U.S. for military retirees.

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Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, sits in a vehicle guarded by the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan at the time of his release. (AP Photo/Voice Of Jihad Website via AP video, File)
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, sits in a vehicle guarded by the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan at the time of his release. (AP Photo/Voice Of Jihad Website via AP video, File)
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Bergdahl, charged with desertion, cites torture by his Taliban captors

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl says he was tortured in the five years he was held captive by the Taliban, beaten with a copper cable as he spent months blindfolded and chained spread-eagle to a bed.

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File photo of a Russian military long range bomber aircraft. (AP Photo/Royal AIr Force)
File photo of a Russian military long range bomber aircraft. (AP Photo/Royal AIr Force)
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Russian bomber patrols to reach Gulf of Mexico

MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's long-range bombers will conduct regular patrol missions from the Arctic Ocean to the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico, the military said Wednesday, a show of muscle reflecting tensions with the West over Ukraine.

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Job Fair Held For Veterans At New York's Lexington Avenue Armory
Job Fair Held For Veterans At New York's Lexington Avenue Armory (Andrew Burton, Getty Images)
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Poll: Veterans Struggling to Find Jobs in NJ [AUDIO]

A new Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press poll released Wednesday reveals that many New Jerseyans recognize the struggles military veterans are having finding a job.

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German solidier Tim Grunewald plays with one year old Carl at the army child-care of the Theodor-Kaerner-Kaserne, barracks, in Lueneburg.( AP Photo/dpa/Philipp Schulze)
German solidier Tim Grunewald plays with one year old Carl at the army child-care of the Theodor-Kaerner-Kaserne, barracks, in Lueneburg.( AP Photo/dpa/Philipp Schulze)
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Germany Seeks to Make Military Service Attractive

Germany's defense minister plans to equip the country's newly all-volunteer military with better childcare, more attractive barracks and Internet access - giving it a face-lift as it competes with business for new recruits in a humming economy.

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Olivia Munn, Sam Waterston, and Jeff Daniels, in a scene from season 2 of the series, "The Newsroom,"  among the shows the "Got Your 6" initiative is lauding for their depiction of veterans. (AP Photo/HBO,  Melissa Moseley)
Olivia Munn, Sam Waterston, and Jeff Daniels, in a scene from season 2 of the series, "The Newsroom," among the shows the "Got Your 6" initiative is lauding for their depiction of veterans. (AP Photo/HBO, Melissa Moseley)
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Hollywood Reconsiders Its Portrayal of Veterans

When the Got Your 6 initiative was launched two years ago to enlist Hollywood in the effort to help military veterans, it focused on benchmarks in crucial areas including jobs, housing and education.

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Homeless Veterans
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NJ a National Model for Helping Veterans [AUDIO]

Although Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder has officially been ruled out as a factor, the recent Fort Hood shooting has raised new questions about the mental health of America's soldiers. Wednesday, the head of the New Jersey National Guard told the Assembly Budget Committee that the Garden State is setting the standard when it comes to helping veterans.

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Job Fair Held For Veterans At New York's Lexington Avenue Armory
Andrew Burton, Getty Images
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NJ Veterans Post Highest Jobless Rate [AUDIO]

The unemployment rate among veterans was higher last year in New Jersey than any other state.

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