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An apparent military convoy in Louisville, Ky., was seen flying a Trump campaign flag, which would be a violation of Defense Department regulations around political activity.  SCREENSHOT FROM VIDEO BY STEVE THOMPSON

Navy SEAL unit punished for flying Trump flag in Kentucky

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March 01, 2017
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Tribune News Service) — The Navy has punished the SEAL unit caught on video flying a campaign flag for President Donald Trump on military vehicles near Louisville...
Two veterans were ignored for hours despite complaining of severe pain inside a VA hospital in Durham, North Carolina, according to this Facebook post by Hanna McMenamin. Thousands of people are expressing outrage and the head of the medical center says an employee involved has been removed from patient care pending an internal review.  FACEBOOK

Facebook post on VA treatment of patients causes uproar

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March 01, 2017
DURHAM, N.C. — A Marine Corps veteran and his wife say the scene inside a VA hospital in Durham, North Carolina, was so shocking that they felt compelled to take pictures and post...

Air Force pays $140,000 to settle base sex discrimination suit

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March 01, 2017
The United States Air Force paid Bridget E. Lyons $140,000 to settle a federal job discrimination lawsuit in which she alleged she wasn’t properly promoted at Wright-Patterson Air...
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., left, and Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, are pushing for a $640-billion base defense budget. STARS AND STRIPES PHOTOS
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McCain, Thornberry: Trump's proposed defense spending hike isn't enough

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February 28, 2017
WASHINGTON – The Republican chairmen of the Senate and House armed services committees said Monday that President Donald Trump’s proposal to boost defense spending by $54 billion...
The Army is deploying more than 100 MRAPs to South Korea by the end of February to boost troop protection capabilities as tensions rise on the divided peninsula. (COURTESY OF THE 8TH ARMY)
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Army deploys more than 100 MRAPs to South Korea

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March 01, 2017
SEOUL, South Korea — The Army is sending more than 100 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles to South Korea to boost troop protection capabilities as tensions rise on the...
Federal authorities are stepping up investigations at Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers due to a sharp increase in opioid theft, missing prescriptions or unauthorized drug use by VA employees since 2009, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press.   CHARLES DHARAPAK/ASSOCIATED PRESS

VA data shows low rate of discipline for drug loss, theft

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February 28, 2017
WASHINGTON -- Doctors, nurses or pharmacy staff at the Department of Veterans Affairs' hospitals were fired or reprimanded in only a small fraction of thousands of reported cases...