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Judge to Mull Chelsea Manning Name Change Request

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Associated Press | Apr 23, 2014

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. -- A Kansas judge on Wednesday will consider Army Pfc. Chelsea Manning's petition to legally change her name from Bradley, as she continues serving a 35-year sentence for passing loads of classified U.S. government information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. The former intelligence analyst, who is serving her sentence a... more

Indications of a Stress Reaction

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Disabled American Veterans

A resource guide developed by DAV After combat, service members demobilize and put away their weapons, turn in their ammunition and body armor and fold away their camouflage. In returning home, they also need to peel off layers of personal and collective behaviors that have protected them from danger and kept them functional and safe duri... more

Military Service Comment Ignites Ark. Senate Race

UPI | Apr 22, 2014

Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor may have touched a political third rail while fighting for his political life against freshman Rep. Tom Cotton. Pryor, a two-term Democrat whose seat is considered one of the more vulnerable for Republicans to pick up in November, accused his opponent of running for his House seat simply as a means to run for Senate. "... more

FAQs on VA Home Loans

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Why get a VA loan over other types? Simply put, a VA Home Loan allows qualified buyers the opportunity to purchase a home with no down payment. There are also no monthly mortgage insurance premiums to pay, limitations on buyer's closing costs, and an appraisal that informs the buyer of the property value.  For most loans on new houses, constru... more

Course Leads to Better Gear for Marines

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 | Apr 22, 2014

MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. - On patrols in Afghanistan and Iraq, Marines must crawl through tight spaces, maneuver steep, uneven stairs and climb through small windows while lugging around weapons and combat gear. But patrols aren’t the only times Marines face these obstacles. At the Marine Corps Load Effects Assessment Program course —or ... more

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