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Sailors can get more ink under new Navy regulations

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| Beginning this month, tattoo enthusiasts who serve in the U.S. Navy can ink a lot more of their bodies. The new policy is designed to help recruit millennials.

Former Marine's graphic novel tackles life in the Corps


Before Max Uriarte left the Marine Corps, he began a popular web-comic called Terminal Lance. His new graphic novel has now risen to the top of bestseller lists.

Navy secretary to Marines: Women in combat is irreversible


On Tuesday, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus made his case for incorporating women into combat roles to Marines at Camp Pendleton.

To help keep veterans healthy, VA wants to hear their life stories


An initiative at several veterans hospitals adds something new to patients' medical records: their life stories.

Decades later, families await remains of loved ones lost in war


Nearly 83,000 U.S. service members are still listed as missing in action. Many of their families still hope their remains will be identified and returned home.

Tobacco still too much a part of military culture, Army report says


The Army's first ever "Health of the Force" report found that about a third of all soldiers use tobacco, and many have other health issues that affect their performance.

A vet's discharge papers can be the difference between hope and homelessness


Over a half-million veterans have received less-than-honorable discharges in the past 25 years. Activists call those kinds of discharges a path to homelessness.

Near Ft. Bragg, Trump defends position on torture


Donald Trump held a boisterous rally just outside Fort Bragg, North Carolina this week. The event underscored a sharp divide in how service members and veterans view the Republican presidential front-runner.