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Army morale low despite 6-year, $287 million optimism program

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April 18, 2015

More than half of some 770,000 soldiers are pessimistic about their future in the military and nearly as many are unhappy in their jobs, despite a six-year, $287 million campaign to make troops more optimistic and resilient, findings obtained by...

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Two MV-22B Ospreys land on Echo Field in Tinian Island, in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, on Sept. 21, 2014, during the Valiant Shield exercise. (Alex Walters/U.S. Marine Corps)

Mariana officials bristle at US military's live-fire plans for Pagan, Tinian

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April 18, 2015

Activists and legislators in the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands are mobilizing against a Navy plan to convert the entire island of Pagan into a live-fire training range.

The CNMI legislature is considering a joint resolution...

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In this photo taken Aug. 18, 2013, U.S. Pacific Fleet Master Chief Marco Ramirez talks with officers and midshipmen in the wardroom on board USS Paul Hamilton during a round-table discussion. (Amanda Dunford/U.S. Navy)

Pacific Fleet's senior enlisted leader relieved of duties

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April 18, 2015

(Tribune Content Agency) — U.S. Pacific Fleet's senior enlisted leader was relieved of his duties Thursday after an investigation found that he "had not performed up to the high standards of his office," the Navy said.

Fleet Master Chief...

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Wounded veteran Donny Daughenbaugh sits next to his daughter, Gabby Daughenbaugh, 11, at their home in League City, Texas. He served in the Marines, and suffers from memory loss after taking a bullet near the base of his skull while in Iraq. (Matt McClain/The Washington Post)

When veterans return, their children also deal with the invisible wounds of war

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April 18, 2015

HARTFORD, Conn. — Twice a day, Koen Hughes’s medicine alarm beeps and sputters. He yells out across the kitchen to his father, retired Army Staff Sgt. Jonah Hughes, an Iraq war veteran, who suffers from such a severe brain injury that it’s hard...

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