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New recruits are sworn in during the Army Reserve Mega Event in Whitehall, Ohio, June 22, 2013. (Andrew Baba/U.S. Army)

As number of youths eligible to serve shrinks to 3 in 10, Army adapts recruiting strategy

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October 25, 2014

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The U.S. Army now says that seven out of 10 young people between the ages of 17 and 24 are ineligible to become soldiers.

The alarming reduction in the pool of prospective soldiers worries Army brass, and they largely...

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International Auto Logistics opened new vehicle processing centers, like this one in Mildenhall, England, when it took over the contract in May to ship servicemembers' vehicles. The company has faced criticism for late deliveries and not being able to provide accurate information about the location of vehicles. (Adam L. Mathis/Stars and Stripes)

Contractors’ deal averts new breakdown in POV shipments

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October 24, 2014

WASHINGTON — The military’s troubled system for shipping privately owned vehicles appears to have dodged a major breakdown Wednesday after a dispute was settled by the main contractor and a subcontractor responsible for overseas transport.
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U.S. Marine Pfc Joseph Scott Pemberton, a suspect in the gruesome killing of a transgender Filipino woman, is escorted to his detention as he arrives inside the compound of the Camp Aguinaldo military headquarters in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines, on Oct. 22, 2014. (Aaron Favila/AP)

Marine murder case reveals US-Philippine sore spot

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October 25, 2014

MANILA, Philippines — American forces are guarding Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton, yet a ring of Filipino troops surrounds them. The seemingly redundant security effort around the suspect in a Philippine murder case reflects Manila's uneasy...

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A U.S. sailor directs the landing of a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge on Sept. 22, 2014. During an all-hands call aboard the ship at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert told the crew that eight-month deployments are no longer sustainable. (Tamara Vaughn/U.S. Navy)

Greenert tells Kearsarge crew 8-month deployments no longer sustainable

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October 24, 2014

NORFOLK, Va. — The Navy's top admiral told sailors on Wednesday that lengthy eight-month deployments are no longer sustainable and that he's got a plan to make seven-month cruises the standard.

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan...

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