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Biden says keeping U.S. troops in Afghanistan past this summer ‘makes no sense to me’

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President Joe Biden on Wednesday said the withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Afghanistan will begin at the start of May and finish before Sept. 11, but vowed leaders will remain focused on U.S. security as they end the nearly 20-year-old conflict. “With the terror threat now in many places, keeping thousands of troops grounded […]

‘Pink tax’ on women’s military uniform items would be eliminated under new proposal

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New legislation before Congress would require military leaders to eliminate the so-called “pink tax” by ensuring women receive uniform allowances more in line with what men receive. The bipartisan proposal, introduced Wednesday, comes just weeks after the Government Accountability Office found that women service members can pay as much as $8,300 out-of-pocket over the course […]

2 US Navy ships to sail Black Sea amid Russian troop buildup near Ukraine

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MOSCOW — Russia’s defense minister said Tuesday that the country’s massive military buildup in the west was part of readiness drills amid what he described as threats from NATO. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said the maneuvers in western Russia that have worried neighboring Ukraine and brought warnings from NATO would last for another two weeks. […]

How courts may make paid military leave as common as paid sick leave

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A legal battle is unfolding over paid military leave in courtrooms across the country, as a new wave of class-action lawsuits and court rulings raises a question: are National Guard and Reserve troops entitled to paid short-term military leave under federal law? Reserve component troops are suing their employers across the country, arguing that the […]

They’re back: Commissary sidewalk sales set for May

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Sidewalk sales and bigger savings are back at most stateside military commissaries, after being canceled last year because of the pandemic. Most commissaries will have one event, generally a two- or three-day outdoor weekend sidewalk sale – with extra savings on a variety of everyday items, according to the Defense Commissary Agency. The events are […]

Top Marine called to testify on 9 deaths in amphibious assault vehicle accident

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Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger is being called on by Congress to answer for the Corps’ safety record. California Democrat Rep. John Garamendi said the House Armed Services readiness subcommittee will call the top Marine to the Capitol on May 3, Military.com first reported. The hearing comes after the Marine Corps publicly released its […]

Top Marine called to testify on 9 deaths in amphibious assault vehicle accident

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Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger is being called on by Congress to answer for the Corps’ safety record. California Democrat Rep. John Garamendi said the House Armed Services readiness subcommittee will call the top Marine to the Capitol on May 3, Military.com first reported. The hearing comes after the Marine Corps publicly released its […]