Obama honors 24 overlooked Medal of Honor recipients

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Canada welcomes home last troops from Afghanistan

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Eighty-four armed forces members were welcomed home marking the end of Canada’s participation in the Afghanistan war, a mission that spanned 12 years and marked the country’s longest ever military engagement.

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Investigation widens in soldiers’ photo mocking funerals

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Fourteen Army National Guard members are being investigated for taking part in a photo that appears to mock funerals for fallen soldiers — a “totally unacceptable” display, Pentagon officials told NBC News.

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Military scientists create pizza that lasts for three years

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It’s not exactly fresh. But this pizza will probably be a big hit with soldiers in the U.S. military.

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U.S. obtains new video of only service member held captive in Afghanistan

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Officials have obtained a “proof of life” video of American soldier Bowe Bergdahl, who disappeared from his base in Afghanistan in 2009. It’s the first video in three years.

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Four rescued after Navy helicopter goes down off Virginia; one missing

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4 US airmen presumed dead in chopper crash near English coast

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Mom surprised by soldier son in Santa suit: ‘It meant everything’

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A New Jersey mom received the gift she wanted the most for Christmas, wrapped in a big red suit with a white beard and glasses.

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Christmas in Afghanistan: Thoughts of home as US troops get on with job

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It was neither a silent nor holy night for American troops based in Afghanistan.

With the whir of choppers overhead, weapons holstered at their sides, and convoys rolling out, everyone was constantly reminded of the job at hand and dangers they face.

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Boy from iconic wartime photo pays it forward at Christmas

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It’s one of the most powerful pictures from the Iraq war: an 8-year-old, his lip trembling, is handed a folded flag at his father’s funeral.

The iconic image inspired a family friend - someone the young Christian Golczynski had never met - to send him a present and, later, to launch a foundation that helps hundreds of kids just like him. 

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Six US soldiers killed in Afghan helicopter crash

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Wounded in Afghanistan, soldiers begin healing in Germany

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When a rocket blast struck him in southern Afghanistan nearly two weeks ago, cleaving a nine-inch gash in the back of his neck, Marine Corporal Michael Hall began a journey that has become a signature route home for thousands of American service-members.

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Women in combat: Three female Marines march into history by completing infantry training

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The first three females ever to endure and pass the Marine Corps’ combat training course — nine grinding weeks that include “live fire events” and a furious 20-kilometer, full-pack hike — graduate Thursday from infantry school in North Carolina.

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US-Afghan agreement would keep American troops on ground for years to come

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While many believe the war in Afghanistan will soon be over, a draft of a key US-Afghan deal obtained by NBC News shows the US is prepared to spend billions on outposts and security, with no end date in sight.

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'A world of difference': Wounded warriors train with injured pro athletes

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Green Bay Packers offensive lineman Josh Sitton is a tough competitor in a tough sport, blocking big defenders and taking heavy hits week after week. But the men and women Sitton considers tough are the wounded warriors he trained with throughout the summer at a Florida Panhandle rehabilitation center.

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