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PTSD Argued in Case of Marine Jailed in Mexico

Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, 25

SAN DIEGO -- There's no dispute retired Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi drove with three loaded guns in his truck into Mexico where firearms are illegal. Tahmooressi says he got lost on a California freeway ramp that sent him across the border with no way to turn back. His attorney argues Mexican Customs officials also violated his rights by hol... more

US Officials See Signs of New Life in Iraqi Army

An Iraqi Army trainer leads a course in building clearance at the Besmaya Training Center on Dec. 17, 2009. Much of the training at the American-funded center was led by an Iraqi cadre of some 800 soldiers. Stars and Stripes photo

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Iraq's fractured army has begun to regroup and stage modest, localized attacks on the Islamic State militants who routed them last spring and summer, but they are unlikely to be ready to launch a major counteroffensive for many months, senior U.S. military officials say. "We've seen them start to act like an arm... more

Report Finds Army Discriminated Against Transgender Employee

The Pentagon celebrates Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, and Transgender Pride Month in 2012. A transgender Army civilian faced repeated instances of discrimination and humiliation, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel announced. Chad J. McNeeley/Navy

A transgender Army civilian, who was restricted from using a female bathroom in the workplace and was called "sir" by colleagues, faced repeated instances of discrimination and humiliation at the hands of the Department of the Army, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel announced Thursday in a ruling that is being hailed as a landmark decision. Wh... 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

Decorated Soldier From 'Black Hawk Down' Battle Dies at 52

Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Gallagher

A decorated soldier who participated in the Somalia battle immortalized by Hollywood blockbuster "Black Hawk Down" was reportedly found dead in his Georgia home earlier this month. Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Gallagher, 52, died of natural causes as a result of a heart condition, Army Times reports. He served as the command sergeant major ... more

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