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Kayleigh Norton, Applied Behavior Analysis therapist, reviews numbers with the six-year-old son of a servicemember at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., April 13, 2012. (Dennis Sloan/USAF)

Autism care coverage improves, but costs are still a worry

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November 21, 2014

More than 26,000 military families with autistic children are getting better Tricare coverage of applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy and related services, which can improve a child’s development and quality of life.

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Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks at a forum addressing the civilian-military divide as well as the future of an all-volunteer force, in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 20, 2014. The event was hosted by the Center for a New American Security. (Carlos Bongioanni/Stars and Stripes)

Dempsey: Military policy faces challenges in an era without secrets

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November 21, 2014

WASHINGTON — The chasm between the U.S. military and the country’s civilian population has grown so wide as to appear unbridgeable. But in the realm of cable news and social media, where decisions on national security are parsed without pause,...

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Speaker disappointed with the Navy’s disregard for the traditional healing practices

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November 21, 2014

For Immediate Release, November 21, 2014 – Speaker Judith T. Won Pat is upset by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Marianas' (NAVFAC) limitations on how traditional healers and herbal practitioners will be allowed to collect medicinal...

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A mixed gender, two-person team of Marines carry a rocket launcher up a hill at Camp Lejeune, N.C., as Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel looks on. (Jon Harper/Stars and Stripes)

Hagel views integration of women into combat units as civil rights issue

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November 20, 2014

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel believes women have the right to serve in direct ground combat units if they meet physical requirements, and he made clear that he views lifting gender-based exclusions as a civil rights issue...

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