Army Considering Major Changes for Recruiting

Maj. Gen. Allen Batschelet

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Army Recruiting Command is considering a number of dramatic changes to help deal with what it perceives as an extremely challenging recruiting environment in coming years. Virtual recruiting is already being tried in remote areas where no recruiting stations are located, and the Army is using personality screening to aug... more

Instincts Bond Purple Heart Veteran and Abused Dog

Tim and Melanie

Trying to adjust to a civilian lifestyle became a painful challenge for Timothy, a Vietnam veteran and Purple Heart recipient whose only refuge lay with the many dogs and cats that he brought into his life after the war. Even now, he describes those animals as "the only friends I had." Tragically, this refuge was taken away from Timothy when hi... more

Contractors' Deal Averts New Breakdown in POV Shipments

Inspecting car

WASHINGTON -- The military's troubled system for shipping privately owned vehicles appears to have dodged a major breakdown Wednesday after a dispute was settled by the main contractor and a subcontractor responsible for overseas transport. International Auto Logistics, which took over POV shipping earlier this year, reached an agreement in Geo... more

Game Review: ‘Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!’

borderlands the pre sequel

Like dozens of other video games, "Borderlands" is all about killing — people, robots, monsters, whatever. But "Borderlands" has a not-so-secret weapon in its arsenal: an acidic sense of black humor that's a welcome relief from the gung-ho war-is-hell cliches of competitors like "Call of Duty" and "Halo." In 2012's "... more

Movie Review: ‘White Bird in a Blizzard’

white bird in a blizzard shailene woodley christopher meloni

By now, there should be no question in anyone's mind that Shailene Woodley is an actress on a rapid-fire journey to stardom. She's enchanted us in enough films — "The Descendants," ''The Spectacular Now," ''The Fault in Our Stars" — that one less-than-stellar film won't alter her upward trajectory. Which is good, because "White ... more

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