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For God and Country

Wait, the chaplains are in the news… again? Military chaplains never make the headlines. Weird!

According to a letter written on Monday by retired chaplains and religious agencies to the services chiefs of chaplains, gays getting married in base chapels “creates an environment that is increasingly hostile to many chaplains – …

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The Army Dodges a Bullet

The U.S. Army feels and bleeds just like the rest of us. While it may lack the swagger of the Marine Corps, it does more broadly reflect both the glory and the garbage of a country of more than 300 million.

Having covered it for more than 30 years, I could feel its mortification in 1995 after authorities fingered Timothy McVeigh as the …

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Hillbilly Body Armor

The Pentagon inspector general has just issued an unsettling report, especially if you have a loved one currently in harm’s way in the uniform of the U.S. military:

We are performing a series of Interceptor Body Armor audits in response to a congressional request. This audit covered six contracts valued at $434 million awarded to Point …

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I'll Be Home for Christmas…

Poignant story from the Killeen Daily Herald:

SALADO, Texas – A soldier who was severely wounded in the Nov. 5, 2009, shooting at Fort Hood and his fiancee are getting the house of their dreams, courtesy of the ABC television show “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” and an army of volunteers working this week. Staff Sgt. Patrick …

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As We Were Saying…

Tough story in the Clarksville, Tenn., Leaf-Chronicle this morning about a soldier with PTSD who says he went AWOL, instead of returning to Afghanistan, because of the lack of mental-health services at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. “All I wanted was to be treated,” Specialist Jeff Hanks, who also served in Iraq in 2008, said outside the …

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