Military affairs

During a hearing by the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel about prevention and response to sexual assault in the military, Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., recounts her own experience while serving as a colonel in the Air Force, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 6, 2019. McSally, the first female fighter pilot to fly in combat, says she was raped in the Air Force by superior officer. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 07, 2019 - 3:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Martha McSally, the first female Air Force fighter pilot to fly in combat, said she was sexually assaulted by a superior officer, and later, when she tried to talk about it to military officials, she "felt like the system was raping me all over again." The Arizona Republican...
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March 05, 2019 - 4:28 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The world's largest pork producer is making a donation to a program which helps veterans make the transition from military service to agriculture. The Smithfield Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Smithfield Foods, announced Monday that it has presented a $200,000 donation to...
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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2018 file photo, John Mayer gestures to the crowd during the tribute event Mac Miller: A Celebration of Life at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. Mayer is launching a foundation focused on improving the health of veterans through scientific research. The singer on Friday, March 1, 2019 announced The Heart and Armor Foundation, which plans to focus on veterans with post-traumatic stress and meeting the emerging needs of women veterans. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
March 01, 2019 - 12:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — John Mayer is launching a foundation focused on improving the health of veterans through scientific research. The Grammy-winning singer on Friday announced The Heart and Armor Foundation, which plans to focus on veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and meeting the emerging...
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Army Capt. Alivia Stehlik, second from left, together with other transgender military members, from left, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Blake Dremann, Army Capt. Jennifer Peace, Army SSgt. Patricia King, and Navy Petty Officer Third Class Akira Wyatt, testify about their service before a House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, as the Trump administration pushes to ban their service. Stehlik is a graduate of West Point and served in Iraq. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
February 27, 2019 - 9:22 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Transgender troops testifying for the first time to Congress on Wednesday said transitioning to another sex made them stronger, while Pentagon officials defended the Trump administration's desire to bar people like them from enlisting in the future. Army Capt. Alivia Stehlik, an...
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February 25, 2019 - 3:42 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A court ruling in Texas declaring the U.S. military draft system unconstitutional because it applies only to men has left observers waiting to see what the government does next. The Justice Department declined comment Monday on the decision that has renewed attention over...
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February 19, 2019 - 1:42 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and members of the General Assembly are supporting legislation to elevate the Department of Veteran Affairs to a cabinet level position. A bipartisan group of legislators and veterans from various branches of the military held a news...
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February 18, 2019 - 10:41 pm
MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — A Mexican man detained by Border Patrol for illegal re-entry died Monday at a hospital in Texas. U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman Andrew Meehan says the 45-year-old man was initially apprehended Feb. 2 and requested medical attention. He was taken to a medical...
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February 14, 2019 - 7:15 am
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — An old U.S. Navy hospital in South Carolina will be demolished, after plans to redevelop the 10-story structure collapsed. News outlets reported Charleston County Council has decided to spend $6 million to tear down the old Charleston Naval Hospital in North Charleston...
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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump boards Marine One as he leaves Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., after his first medical check-up as president. Trump is in for some poking and prodding as doctors assess whether his “incredibly good genes” continue to serve him well. Trump travels to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center outside Washington on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, for his second annual medical checkup as president.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
February 08, 2019 - 6:36 pm
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — It's reckoning time: President Donald Trump had his annual medical exam Friday, a year after his doctor advised him to up the exercise and cut the calories. Trump spent more than four hours at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for a checkup supervised by Dr. Sean P...
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President Donald Trump waves after arriving on Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. The President was returning to the White House after his annual physical exam at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
February 08, 2019 - 6:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's annual medical checkup (all times local): 6:10 p.m. President Donald Trump's physician says the president is "in very good health" and is likely to remain so for the duration of his presidency and beyond. Dr. Sean Conley says that over the...
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