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Members of U.S. audience of armed forces listen to U.S. President Barack Obama speaks December 15, 2014 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. Obama will address the troops to thank them for their service and mark the end of the combat mission in Afghanistan. ahead of the upcoming holidays.  (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)

Obama Declares ‘Turning Point’ for U.S. Military

Marking what he called a “turning point” for the U.S. military, President Barack Obama on Monday saluted troops returning from Afghanistan and declared the United States is moving past the time for large deployments aimed at nation building.

12/15/2014

Wounded warrior U.S. Army Specialist Jay Briseno (Retired) (C) and his parents Joe (L) and Eva Briseno get settled into their new residence September 29, 2014 in Manassas, Virginia. Briseno became a quadripelgic after being shot in the head while serving in Iraq in 2003 and his parents have worked full-time to care for him since then. The Quality of Life Foundation, Azalea Charities and Helping A Hero worked together to raise $570,000 in labor, materials and contracting to build the home with an accessible bathroom with a roll in shower, lift system, a home therapy room and a screened-in porch and deck.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

‘Treats 4 Our Troops’ Changes Focus to Wounded Warriors

“Treats 4 Our Troops” is a post-Halloween, pre-Veteran Day tradition in our area, and while the sweets bring cheer to military service members they’ve brought a new career to the organization’s founder.

11/10/2014

Marines lined up to have their temperatures taken by Liberian health workers as they left their planes. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Pentagon Orders 21-Day Ebola Quarantine for Troops

Ordering firm restrictions for U.S. troops returning from West Africa, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday that the military men and women helping fight Ebola must undergo 21-day quarantines upon their return — longer than required for many civilian health care workers.

10/29/2014

File photo of the National Guard. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Obama Authorizes Guard, Reserve Call-Up for Ebola

President Barack Obama is authorizing the Pentagon to call up reserve and National Guard troops if they are needed to assist in the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

10/16/2014

President Barack Obama gives the commencement address at the graduation ceremony at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point on May 28, 2014 in West Point, N.Y. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Obama: 275 U.S. Military Personnel Could Deploy to Iraq

President Barack Obama is notifying Congress that about 275 U.S. military personnel could deploy to Iraq.

06/16/2014

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Bipartisan Delegation Visiting Troops Overseas

A bipartisan congressional delegation is spending Memorial Day visiting troops overseas.

05/26/2014

Unarmed Ukrainian troops confronted soldiers under Russian command occupying a military base in Crimea. (Getty Images)

Putin Orders Troops To Bases As Warning Shots Fired In Crimea

About 300 unarmed Ukrainian soldiers confronted Russian troops at an air base on the Crimean Peninsula.

03/04/2014

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Boehner: US Should Help Iraq in Anti-Terror Fight

House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that the United States should provide more equipment and other aid to the Iraqi government in its battle against al-Qaida militants, but he ruled out a reintroduction of U.S. troops for now.

01/09/2014

President Barack Obama is noting that it's not just the nation's birthday, it's his daughter Malia's, too. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Obama Family Thanks Troops During White House Barbecue

President Barack Obama is noting that it’s not just the nation’s birthday, it’s his daughter Malia’s, too.

07/04/2013

Director Michael Moore attends the Tribeca Talks Directors Series during the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival at BMCC/TPAC in New York on April 22, 2012. (credit: MEHDI TAAMALLAH/AFP/Getty Images)

Moore: I Will Stop Saying ‘I Support The Troops’

Academy Award-winning director Michael Moore says he’s done supporting America’s military.

01/02/2013

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