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Family of Fallen Airman Given New Home

Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer | Apr 24, 2014

ABERDEEN -- Last October, Krista Harvell thought she was attending a military appreciation event on the Pinecrest High School football field. Instead, the Golden Knights jumped into the field and handed her blueprints to a new house being built just for her and her two young sons. "It was a shock to say the least," she said. The home is court... more

Afghan Hospital Guard Kills 3 American Doctors

An Afghan policeman prevents journalists from approaching Cure International Hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, April 24, 2014. (AP photo)

Associated Press | Apr 24, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan — An Afghan security guard opened fire on a group of doctors at a Kabul hospital on Thursday morning, killing three American physicians and wounding a U.S. nurse, officials said. The shooting at Cure International Hospital in western Kabul was the latest in a string of deadly attacks on foreign civilians in the Afghan capital... more

CNN: 40 Vets Died While Waiting for Care at VA

Phoenix VA Health Care System

Stars and Stripes | Apr 24, 2014

At least 40 U.S. veterans died while waiting for health care at the Phoenix VA, many of whom were placed on a secret waiting list, according to a CNN report. The "elaborate scheme," implemented by top management, was an effort to hide that 1,400 to 1,600 sick veterans waited months to see a doctor, said CNN, citing a former Veterans Administrat... more

New Vet Employment Site Launched | Apr 24, 2014

Active-duty service members, veterans and even their families have a new online service to connect them to employers. The Veterans Employment Center, online via the Department of Veterans Affairs website, also includes a skills translator and a resume builder to help in the transition from the military to the civilian world. The new service wa... more

Air Force Criticized for Mismanaging Drone Program

The Government Accountability Office said the Air Force has left its drone pilots with low morale. (U.S. Air Force photo) | Apr 24, 2014

The U.S. Air Force needs to do more for its overworked drone pilots, a specialized force that has little time to train and suffers from low morale, according to a recent report by a government watchdog. The Pentagon has dramatically expanded its use of drone aircraft in the last decade to support the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Air Force ... more

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