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Congressional Black Caucus Joins Fight Against Army’s New ‘Racially Biased’ Hair Regulations

Women from the Congressional Black Caucus have joined the fight again the U.S. Army’s new grooming standards.


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Army Faces Backlash From Women Who Say New Hair Regulations are ‘Racially Biased’

New U.S. Army grooming standards that went into effect earlier this week are being criticized by people who are calling them “racially biased.”


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Report: Suicide Rate for Non-Deployed US Soldiers Tripled 2004-2009

There was a huge spike in suicide attempts among both deployed and non-deployed U.S. military members between 2004 and 2009, according to a new study by the National Institute of Mental Health.


Over three-quarters (76.6 percent) of soldiers with current mental disorders had onsets prior to enlistment. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Study: Nearly 1-In-5 US Army Soldiers Had Mental Illness Before Enlistment

Nearly 1 in 5 U.S. soldiers had mental illness before enlisting in the Army, and about 1-in-10 soldiers had thought about killing themselves prior to enlistment.


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Report: Few Army Women Want Combat Jobs

Preliminary results from a survey of the Army’s nearly 170,000 women show that only a small fraction of them would like to move into one of the newly opening combat jobs. Those who do want to make the move say they want a job that takes them right into the heart of battle.


Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Hagel Proposes Shrinking Army To Smallest Size In Decades

A U.S. official says that as part of the proposed 2015 defense budget, Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel is recommending shrinking the Army to its smallest size in decades.


The Army says pizza is always the number one choice when soldiers are asked what they would like added to their field rations. (Getty Images)

Military Nears Holy Grail: Pizza That Lasts Years

Researchers close to developing pizza that can remain good to eat after 3 years without freezing.


A U.S. Army helicopter flies over Kabul on June 2, 2011. (credit: PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)

AP: US Military Officials Insisted Secret Pentagon Study Proved Need To Buy Russian Copters For Afghanistan

U.S. military officials insisted a top-secret Pentagon study proved the need to buy Russian helicopters for Afghanistan’s security forces. But the study actually recommended an American-made rotorcraft, according to unclassified excerpts obtained by The Associated Press.


US soldiers participate in 'Eager Lion' military exercise at al-Quwiera near Aqaba city, 290 km (180 miles) south of Amman, on June 19, 2013. Some 8,000 personnel from 19 different nations are participating in the exercise in Jordan from June 9 to June 20, according to officials. (Credit: KHALIL MAZRAAWI/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Army Makes Unauthorized Software Installations; Settles for $50 Million

The United States Army was caught pirating $180 million in software, the Washington Post reports, and has now settled a copyright infringement suit with a tech firm for $50 million, as a result.


File photo of U.S. soldiers. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Soldier From Norfolk Dies in Kuwait

The Department of Defense says a soldier from Norfolk has died in Kuwait.