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US Military Curfew in Japan Could Be Eased

Servicemembers below the rank of E-5 in Japan are not allowed to be off post after midnight due to curfew restrictions placed upon them after a string of incidents. (Stars and Stripes photo)

Stars and Stripes | Jul 29, 2014

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — U.S. military leaders are considering relaxing liberty restrictions in Japan, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said Monday. The policy requires servicemembers E-5 and below to have a “liberty buddy” with them if they go out between 7 p.m. and midnight and to be back on base or in a private residence or hotel room between mi... more

US: Russia Violated 1987 Nuclear Missile Treaty

In this Sept. 5, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin during arrivals for the G-20 summit at the Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013.

Associated Press | Jul 29, 2014

WASHINGTON  — In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration accused Russia on Monday of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach "a very serious matter" and going public with allegations that have simmered for some time. The treaty confrontation comes at a highly strained time between President... more

The Next Mission for Vets: Finding a Civilian Job

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Montgomery Advertiser | Jul 29, 2014

Army Sgt. Jody Thrasher had a lot more to worry about than a tough job market when he got back from Iraq in 2007. The first step was finding his place in the civilian world. He eventually went back to school and studied accounting, and he now works as a CPA with Aldridge Borden & Co. in Montgomery. But it wasn't easy. "It took me a year t... more

Young Amputee Veteran Gets Fresh Start in New Home

 | Jul 29, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG -- While others his age went to college parties or planned careers, Stephen Peterson was learning how to walk again after an explosion in Afghanistan took his right leg. Peterson was six months into his Army tour as part of Operation Enduring Freedom on July 1, 2011, when a bomb exploded beneath his vehicle and tore off his leg a... more

Lawmakers Reach Deal on VA Reform

VA Healthcare | Jul 28, 2014

The two sides have agreed to add $15 billion in emergency mandatory spending to the legislation, according to CQ Roll Call, which got hold of a summary of the agreement. The amount includes $10 billion to enable vets to get care from private providers and $5 billion to hire medical staff and upgrade facilities. On Friday, Miller propose... more

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