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Montana County Wants to Dispose of Cold War Commode Kits

In this Tuesday, April 26, 2016 photo, Cold War era sanitation kits, meant to provide makeshift bathroom facilities for fallout shelter, are shown in Bozeman, Mont. After county officials determined they didn't need the kits any

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A Montana county plans to dispose of more than three dozen Cold War-era sanitation kits meant to provide makeshift bathroom facilities for fallout shelters. Forty-two fiberboard drums labeled "SK IV Sanitation Kit" were shipped to Gallatin County in January 1964, the Bozeman Daily Chronicle ( reported. The kits contain a toilet seat, commode liner, 10 rolls of toilet paper that people were cautione... more

War Dog Loses Leg in Bomb Blast, Gets Highest Honor

Lucca is the hero of Maria Goodavage's book "Top Dog."

CAMP PENDLETON -- Gunnery Sgt. Chris Willingham was in Finland when he got the news that the dog he had trained and loved for years had stepped on a bomb in Afghanistan and lost her left front leg in the blast. Lucca, an 8-year-old German shepherd was deployed on a mission with her new handler, Cpl. Juan Rodriguez, and the two were leading a U.S. Army Special Forces patrol in the Helmand Province in March 2012. Lucca alerted Rodriguez to one... more

5 Military Dating Scams and How to Avoid Them

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This article by Sarah Sicard originally appeared on Task & Purpose, a digital news and culture publication dedicated to military and veterans issues. When you mix dating with the military, watch out for these scams. Military-related dating scams happen all the time. Whether you’ve been taken advantage of by a handsy strip club employee, or swindled into sending money abroad to save someone from destitution, there is no shortage of creative r... more

Army Europe Theater Awards Send Crowd Over the Top

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KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — There was glitz, glamor and enough drama to elicit screams of 11 on the “Spinal Tap” scale. About the only thing missing from the Army in Europe’s version of Broadway’s Tony Awards Saturday night was long acceptance speeches. Winners rushed to the stage to accept their golden “Toppers” — a gleaming gold statuette hoisting a star. They then beamed for a few stunned seconds while getting their photos snapped in front ... more

Polish Historian Hopes Crumbling Bunker Hides Amber Room

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WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A historian in northeastern Poland says the moss-covered ruins of a German World War II bunker may hide Russia's precious Amber Room, a national treasure that went missing during the war. The 18th-century Amber Room, made of amber panels and gold leaf, was fitted into Russia's Catherine Palace near St. Petersburg, where it remained until it was looted by Germany's Nazis in 1941. Tests in September by earth-penetrating r... more

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