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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2015 file photo, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)
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Army announces troop cuts, says they could expand

The Army said Thursday that six domestic bases will lose 1,200 or more soldiers as part of a cost-saving plan to reduce the active-duty force by 40,000 troops over the coming two years. If Congress and the White House cannot avert another round of budget cuts this year, even deeper troop reductions would result, Army officials said.

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Army Suicide Attempts
FILE - In this June 29, 2009 file photo, U.S. Army soldiers walk in a line at a reenlistment ceremony for a comrade in Baqouba, Iraq. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)
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Suicide attempts most common in newer soldiers, study found

War-time suicide attempts in the Army are most common in newer enlisted soldiers who have not been deployed, while officers are less likely to try to end their lives. At both levels, attempts are more common among women and those without a high school diploma, according to a study billed as the most comprehensive analysis of a problem that has plagued the U.S. military in recent years.

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Soldier Surpises Mom as a Waiter
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Soldier Surprises Mom as Waiter [VIDEO]

I love stories like these. This video is absolutely heart-warming.

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Billy's Baseballs Collects Baseballs for veterans
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Billy Cook Collects Baseballs for Soldiers

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To celebrate the beginning of the 2014 baseball season, here's an amazing story of a boy who combined his good heart and his love for baseball to honor our U.S. soldiers.

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Worst Friend Ever Gets Rid of Soldier’s Dog Oakley While He Was Deployed

Lt. Brandon Harker returned from Afghanistan to find out that a "good friend" gave away his purebred yellow Labrador retriever named Oakley. He confronted the man who claimed not to know who he gave the dog to

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Isreali Soldiers Show a little but more than expected in racy Facebook photos
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Female Israeli Soldiers Post Racy Photos on Facebook

A group of female Israeli soldiers have been disciplined by the military for posting risqué photos of themselves on Facebook.

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The Jersey Jury wiegh in on the latest case
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Marine Captain Faces Court-Martial Over Controversial Video [POLL]

The Marine Captain involved in the 2011 video of troops urinating on Taliban corpses will face a special court-martial.

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How Can NJ Soldiers Secure Work Upon Return Home?

Members of the New Jersey National Guard and the reserve component of the Armed Forces called to active duty would be able to secure their spot on certain civil service eligibility lists under a bill that's been released by the Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee.

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VA Failing to Provide Timely Mental Care, Says Report

Federal investigators say that nearly half of the veterans who seek mental health care for the first time are waiting about 50 days before receiving a full evaluation, a much longer lag-time than what the Department of Veterans Affairs has reported.

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No Parade For Troops Imminent as Iraq War Ends

Americans won't be seeing a huge ticker-tape parade anytime soon for troops returning from Iraq.

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