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Marine Dog With Cancer Gets Tear-Filled Farewell
Offbeat  (tags: offbeat, unusual, animals, service dog, military, pets, animal companions )

Robert
- 20 days ago - yahoo.com
Hundreds of people in Michigan came together to salute and say a tear-filled final goodbye to a cancer-stricken dog who served three tours in Afghanistan with the U.S. Marines.
SAS Mission to Destroy SyriaâEUR(TM)s Sarin Stockpiles Called Off in 2013-Sources
Offbeat  (tags: SAS mission, Military, Chemical Weapons, Syria )

Ray
- 131 days ago - rt.com
An SAS mission to locate and destroy stockpiles of chemical weapons was called off in 2013 over fears up to half the troops could be killed carrying out the mission, anonymous sources claim.
US Military Failed Americans in Benghazi, Says House
Offbeat  (tags: Military, Congressional report, USA )

Ray
- 415 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The US military failed to protect four Americans who died in attacks on a US compound in the Libyan city of Benghazi, says a Congressional report.
Why a Mother Had to Visit the Place Her Son Died
Offbeat  (tags: Military, Iraq War, UK )

Ray
- 415 days ago - bbc.co.uk
They scatter 179 poppies - one for every serviceman and woman killed in Iraq, looking so British in this alien and dangerous place.
The Secret Life of a Transgender Airman
Offbeat  (tags: Military, Transgendered, Secret Life, USA )

Ray
- 428 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Transgender people are banned from serving in the US armed forces, yet an estimated 12,800 do, the vast majority in secret. Jane, a senior airman, has hidden her gender identity from the military for 25 years. She hopes a policy review announced
GPS on the West Coast Might Not Work Due to Mysterious Military Tests
Offbeat  (tags: military, technology )

Rob
- 432 days ago - mnn.com
Tests centered around a military installation in the Mojave Desert could mess with your GPS, warns FAA.
Fort Hood: Bodies of Soldiers Missing in Texas Floods Found
Offbeat  (tags: Military, Bodies, Fort Hood, USA )

Ray
- 439 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The bodies of four missing US soldiers have been recovered after their vehicle overturned while crossing a flooded riverbank at Fort Hood, Texas.
Handler Uses Military DogâEUR(TM)s Ashes for Tattoo in His Honor
Offbeat  (tags: military, dogs, humans, pets, unusual )

Hanna May
- 547 days ago - theepochtimes.com
Recently, an Afghanistan war veteran paid tribute to his black Labrador, Treo, who was by his side during the conflict. He got a tattoo made out of TreoâEUR(TM)s ashes after he died.
Veterans Say Palin Gives PTSD Sufferers a Bad Name
Offbeat  (tags: Military, Health, Palin, US veterans, USA )

Ray
- 572 days ago - bbc.co.uk
US veterans responded angrily to Sarah Palin relating her son's domestic violence arrest to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
British Legion Calls for More Research Into Gulf War Illnesses
Offbeat  (tags: Military, Gulf War illnesses, Royal British Legion, UK )

Ray
- 578 days ago - bbc.co.uk
More help is needed for veterans with Gulf War Syndrome, the Royal British Legion has said, as it marks 25 years since the beginning of that conflict.
Borowitzn Report(Humor) - Obama Continues to Stubbornly Link Gun Violence With Guns
Offbeat  (tags: usa, war, terrorism, troops, politics, propaganda, military, lies, iraq, government, dishonesty, abuse, police, humor, protection, safety, ethics, crime, funny, odd, health, world )

Wilde
- 587 days ago - newyorker.com
WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)-Republican Presidential candidates ripped President Obama on Tuesday for what they called his stubborn insistence on linking gun violence with guns.
A Security Concern Due to Divided Loyalties
Offbeat  (tags: Israel, military, US, Jew, dentist, anti-Semitism, racism )

Gillian
- 606 days ago - nydailynews.com
*Divided loyalties* and security concerns are keeping a Queens dentist with family in Israel from offering his services to the military at an upstate, off~base Navy clinic.
US to Open All Combat Roles to Women, Defence Secretary Says
Offbeat  (tags: military, women, US Defense Secretary, USA )

Ray
- 622 days ago - bbc.co.uk
US Defense Secretary Ash Carter has announced that all combat roles in the US military will be opened to women.
A Muslim Marine's Retort to Donald Trump
Offbeat  (tags: Military, Trump, Muslim-Americans, USA )

Ray
- 632 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A former US Marine who inspired an online campaign by Muslim-Americans who oppose the idea of a religion-specific identification card says he's had hundreds of messages of support from serving members of the US armed forces.
 

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