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This is what it’s like to be an Army woman in combat

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At Fort Stewart, volunteer Army soldiers — 100 men and 60 women — are drilling on physically challenging tasks demanded of infantrymen and tank crews. Continue reading

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Fire the generals; Army needs younger leaders to fight today’s wars (column)

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The Army would be better served by retiring some generals, colonels, senior Lt. colonels, and promoting the best captains, majors and junior Lt. colonels. Continue reading

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Back Home: Army sergeant joins ‘healing side of the fight’

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Army Sgt. Sean Simmons lost four soldiers from his Green Beret unit during operations in Afghanistan and saw another 20 suffer injuries such as head traumas, loss of limbs and wounds so debilitating that they were sent home. When Simmons … Continue reading

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General foresees end to grim rise in Army suicides

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Army suicides are still increasing, but the four-star general who has been at the forefront of seeking solutions, Lloyd J. Austin III, says he thinks a turnaround is in sight. Continue reading

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Kansas Army veteran gets new service dog, free training

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An Army veteran who lost his legs in Afghanistan in 2008, then lost his service dog early this month in Park City, has found a new dog and an obedience instructor willing to train it. Continue reading

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Outcry, probe drive change in how Army diagnoses PTSD

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The Army has changed its screening system — but reinstated the head of a West Coast medical center — after an investigation into whether officials reversed soldiers’ PTSD diagnoses to save money. Continue reading

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