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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.