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Influential African-American women write to Hagel

Sixteen black female members of Congress are pushing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to change Army regulations that ban hairstyles frequently worn by minority women in the military. The Associated Press reports the members of the Congressional Black Caucus signed a letter Thursday to Hagel, stating that the changes are "discriminatory rules targeting soldiers who are women of color." They say that references in the rules calling hairstyles worn mostly by black women "unkempt" and "matted" are offensive and show a lack of "cultural sensitivity."

Tags: DoD , Chuck Hagel , Congressional Black Caucus , hairstyles

Friday - 04/11/2014, 02:00am EDT

House approves military pension bill

The House voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to restore full cost of living increases to pension benefits for younger military retirees, responding eagerly to election-year pressure from veterans groups.

Tags: Congress , House , pension , COLA , pay and benefits ,

Tuesday - 02/11/2014, 07:20pm EST

AP: Military suicides down by more than 22 percent

Suicides across the military have dropped by more than 22 percent this year, defense officials said. But the officials are unsure why and are reluctant to pin the decline on detection and prevention efforts.

Tags: DoD , suicide

Tuesday - 11/12/2013, 01:40am EST

Top 3 for 2013 - Adm. Norb Ryan on military personnel and spending

Norb Ryan, a retired vice admiral who's now the president and CEO of the Military Officers Association of America says that mental, physical and financial well-being for military personnel should be the top priority next year.

Tags: Top 3 for 2013 , Norb Ryan , In Depth , Francis Rose , Bethe Reardon , DoD

Friday - 12/28/2012, 05:21pm EST
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Federal auditors question fuel use by Afghan army

The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction says there's no proof the fuel is actually being used by Afghan forces. It could be lost, stolen or diverted to insurgents.

Tags: DoD Report , spending , Afganistan ,

Monday - 09/10/2012, 11:14am EDT
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