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Female airmen attend a training forum last year at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas.  JACQUELINE JASTRZEBSKI/U.S. AIR
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Air Force OKs new hairstyles for women, off-duty earrings for men

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July 18, 2018
The Air Force has followed the Army, Navy and Marine Corps in authorizing its female servicemembers to wear their hair in dreadlocks.
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N. Korea may return up to 55 sets of US war dead remains next week, official says

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July 18, 2018
SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea has agreed to hand over as many as 55 sets of remains believed to be from American troops killed in the 1950-53 war, and to allow the United...
Lance Cpl. William Henderson, a mortarman with Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, fires an 81mm experimental non-lethal indirect fire munition round during a weapons testing event, July 16, 2018 at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii.  ADAM MONTERA/U.S. MARINE CORPS
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Marines field-test new flash-bang mortar rounds during RIMPAC

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July 18, 2018
POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii — The Marine Corps field-tested flash-bang mortar rounds designed to suppress the enemy and save civilian lives during the Rim of the Pacific...
The collision-damaged USS Fitzgerald sits in dry dock at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, July 13, 2017. Leonard Adams/U.S. Navy
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Fitzgerald, McCain collisions: Are the right people being held to account?

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July 17, 2018
An unlikely speaker took the podium last month at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory in Maryland to honor the life of one of the 17 sailors killed last year in two separate Navy...
Veterans who are eligible for a refund for taxes paid on their disability severance payment can submit a 1040X Amended U.S. Individual Tax Return for their reimbursement. Army Lt. Col. David Dulaney, the executive director for the Armed Forces Tax Council, said the Defense Department has identified more than 130,000 veterans who may be eligible for the refund. DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando

Eligible veterans can seek refund for taxes on disability severance payment

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July 18, 2018
WASHINGTON -- The Defense Department has identified more than 130,000 veterans who may be eligible for a refund for taxes paid on their disability severance payment, a DoD tax...
Marine Sgt. Matt DeMaio is pictured during a 2010 deployment to Mozambique, where he had the idea to make Condition One nutrition bars.  COURTESY OF MATT DEMAIO
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Marine veteran’s meal-replacement bars take aim at MREs

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July 17, 2018
A health-conscious Marine veteran has channeled a longtime dissatisfaction with MREs into a full-time job making meal-replacement bars.