The Most Read Stories This Week on Military.com

A screenshot from a 2011 video shot in Kandahar, Afghanistan shows then-Navy Cmdr. Lynne Blankenbeker sending Christmas greetings to family back home. Blankenbeker is now running for Congress in New Hampshire. (DVIDS)
A screenshot from a 2011 video shot in Kandahar, Afghanistan shows then-Navy Cmdr. Lynne Blankenbeker sending Christmas greetings to family back home. Blankenbeker is now running for Congress in New Hampshire. (DVIDS)

Here's a look at the most popular stories this week on Military.com.

 

Female Vets Running for Congress Find Service Records Under Attack

Maura Sullivan was a Marine captain in Iraq. With a Sept. 11 primary fast approaching, two female congressional candidates are defending their military service after they were criticized for using the word "combat" in their political campaigns.

By Kevin Landrigan, the New Hampshire Union Leader | Read more

 

Background Check Change Could Put Troops' Clearances at Risk

Troops with security clearances who have low credit scores or past-due bills could be at greater risk of having those clearances revoked, thanks to a change to the frequency at which background check officials look at financial data.

By Allison Barrie, Fox News | Read more

 

Homeless Vet who Helped Stranded Woman Says He Can't Get GoFundMe Cash

Troops with security clearances who have low credit scores or past-due bills could be at greater risk of having those clearances revoked, thanks to a change to the frequency at which background check officials look at financial data.

By Fox News | Read more

 

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-- Sean Mclain Brown can be reached at sean.brown@military.com. Follow him on Twitter at @seanmclainbrown.

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