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Pa. Marine’s national award helps with growing family

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SWARTHMORE — Last fall, Marine Sgt. Jason Simms was chosen from among 800 nominees as the 2013 Dickies American Hero of the Year Award. Simms and his wife Alana are expecting a baby in May. They’ll name him Ryder, in memory … Continue reading

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Army drills women, men as it rethinks combat fitness tests

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Commanders want to devise a test that more accurately mimics the most strenuous tasks that infantrymen, tank crews and other combat troops perform. Continue reading

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Salt Lake City teen wants to rename school for soldier killed in Afghanistan

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East High junior Erick Olivas of Salt Lake City is working to rename Parkview Elementary after a soldier who died in Afghanistan in 2007. Continue reading

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After seeing ‘underbelly of war,’ Texas veteran pursues counseling career

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Shawn Conrad wants to turn his experience with post-traumatic stress into a positive and help his fellow veterans who battle their own mental health issues. Continue reading

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Sled hockey helps wounded warriors rise above pain, injury

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USA Warriors hockey team members hit the ice in pursuit of a different kind of victory. Continue reading

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GI Joe, the world’s first action figure, turns 50

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The birthday of G.I. Joe is celebrated this month by collectors and the toy maker that introduced it. Continue reading

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Why Utah’s rural military veterans present unique challenges

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The VA hospital in Salt Lake City serves Utah, parts of Idaho, Nevada and Wyoming. That means or some veterans drive up to 8 hours for basic medical care. Continue reading

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Wounded veterans work to put away child predators

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After serving nine tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, Oskar Zepeda — with the help of fellow wounded veterans — now has a new target: child predators. Continue reading

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Utah military families get free vacation on ‘Snowball Express’

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Vacation in Dallas: In past years, the Snowball Express program offered rodeos, amusement parks and a ballet. Continue reading

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Vets in Tech helps veterans get their foot in the door

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Katherine Webster, founder of Vets in Tech, is working to demystify the high-tech world for veterans and help them build skills needed in Silicon Valley, and beyond. Continue reading

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