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Navy Jet Crashes into Virginia Beach Apartment Complex [VIDEO]

Residents of Virginia Beach, Va. were shocked Friday when a Navy jet crashed into an apartment complex there, sending flames and thick black smoke into the air.

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Soldier in Afghanistan Witnesses Son’s Birth Via Skype

Technology is awesome. And not just because it helps us play Words With Friends on our phone when we’re bored at work. It also allowed Specialist Brock Howland to witness the birth of his son.

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Returning Soldier Surprises Son Dressed as Captain America From ‘The Avengers’

Kids love and look up to Captain America from ‘The Avengers,’ so it was a shock for this one boy to see his favorite superhero show up on his doorstep. Though the bigger shock came when he realized that this real-life strong man was actually his army dad returning from Afghanistan.

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Should Women Be Allowed in Combat? — Survey of the Day

Last week, the Pentagon decided open up thousands of near-the-front-line military jobs to female military personnel who were previously restricted from such roles.

Women are still banned from combat, although this move to put them closer to harm’s way has upset some, including Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, who said that when women are too close to the front line “emotions” could lead to “compromised situations.” So what does the public think about the Pentagon’s measure?

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Returning Soldier Surprises Family at KFC [VIDEO]

We’ve all seen the heartwarming videos of soldiers stationed overseas surprising their children stateside with early returns home.

And that’s how this video of Capt. Cherissa Jackson, who had been deployed in Afghanistan, begins, with mom surprising her daughters Anita and Ashley at a Gaitherburg, Maryland Kentucky Fried Chicken. But then it gets even more touching. 

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What Is Yoga Helping US Military Soldiers Fight Against?

Yoga. Whether you can’t get enough of it or can’t get away from it, there’s no denying its peaceful approach to connecting one’s body and mind. Who’d have thought that this practice is now more and more becoming the method of choice for relieving PTSD symptoms in US soldiers?

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United States Soldier Danny Chen Commits Suicide – 8 Troops Charged In His Death

8 Soldiers deployed to Afghanistan have been charged in the death of a 19 year-old Chinese-American soldier, Private Danny Chen. Apparently ,Chen was bullied and taunted by other soldiers over his race and heritage.

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Veteran Who Has Two Towels Left Inside His Body After Cancer Surgery Gets $275,000

A United States Veteran has received a settlement in the amount of $275,000 after having two towels left inside his body after having a cancerous kidney removed.

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Military Heroes Remains Dumped In Virginia Landfill

Reports show that 274 American Troops' remains were dumped in a Virginia landfill during a four year period ending in 2008. This number is much higher than the military originally acknowledged.

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Air Force Academy Welcomes Pagans, Druids and Witches – Oh My!

The Air Force has officially signaled its support of people with alternative religious beliefs. What are the alternative religions? Pagans, Druids, Wiccans, Witches and followers of Native American faiths are now welcome to practice just as mainstream believers can.

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