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Early Retirement Benefits for Marine Reserve SSGs

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Marine Corps News | Apr 19, 2014

NEW ORLEANS -- Marine administrative message 138/14 announced that within fiscal year 2015, the Marine Corps is authorized to offer voluntary retirement at a reduced monthly retainer-pay rate to Reserve-component staff sergeants. The Marine Corps Active Reserve Enlisted Temporary Early Retirement Authority Program gives early retirement benefit... more

Army Supporting Prayer Day Despite Protest

Stars and Stripes | Apr 19, 2014

WASHINGTON -- The Army plans to support a National Day of Prayer event closely associated with an evangelical Christian organization despite a protest from a group that wants to crack down on what it calls fundamentalist Christian domination of the U.S. military.   In a letter Thursday to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, Mikey Weinstein, preside... more

Vet Receives Body Armor that Saved His Life

 | Apr 19, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine -- Three years ago this month, Jackman native Timothy Gilboe stared into the eyes of a Taliban soldier in Afghanistan, grabbed the barrel of the enemy's AK-47 assault rifle to his chest, and thought, "This is really going to hurt." Gilboe's squad had been attacked by two Taliban soldiers near a small village in Afghanistan's Mai... more

Man Behind Torture Techniques Defends His Role

 | Apr 19, 2014

The psychologist regarded as the architect of the CIA's "enhanced interrogation" program has broken a seven-year silence to defend the use of torture techniques against al-Qaida terror suspects in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. In an uncompromising and wide-ranging interview, his first since he was publicly linked to the program in 2007, James M... more

More Than 170 Babies Meet Carrier Truman Dads

 | Apr 19, 2014

NORFOLK -- The wails of small babies nearly drowned out the patriotic rock song as the aircraft carrier Harry S. Truman pulled up along a pier Friday morning at Norfolk Naval Station. The heated tent reserved for mothers who had given birth during the ship's nine-month deployment was packed. The air smelled of cocoa butter, baby powder and hand... more

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