Military culture

In this Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018 photo, Michele Fitzpatrick, a retired lieutenant commander in the Coast Guard, poses for a photograph at the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. Female veterans, both current and former service members, were more likely to vote in the 2018 midterm elections for Democrats than Republicans, 60 percent to 36 percent, according to data from VoteCast. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
December 29, 2018 - 5:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — It had been months since retired Lt. Cmdr. Michele Fitzpatrick paid attention to news coverage. She was turned off by President Donald Trump's tweetstorms and attacks on critics such as the late Republican Sen. John McCain, a war hero. But as the November midterm elections...
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FILE - In this June 20, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump, right, listens as Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, left, addresses members of the media before Trump signs an executive order to end family separations at the border, during an event in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Trump and Nielsen never did quite click personally as the president chafed at her explanations of complicated immigration issues and her inability to bring about massive changes at the U.S.-Mexico border With Nielsen’s departure now considered inevitable, her eventual replacement will find there’s no getting around the immigration laws and court challenges that have thwarted the president’s hardline agenda. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
November 15, 2018 - 5:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen never quite clicked personally as the president chafed at her explanations of complicated immigration issues and her inability to bring about massive changes at the U.S.-Mexico border. With Nielsen's departure now...
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A man reads the headlines announcing the results of the Brazilian presidential election, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. Far-right congressman Jair Bolsonaro just missed outright victory in Sunday's vote, and will face former Sao Paulo Mayor Fernando Haddad of the leftist Workers' Party in an Oct. 28 runoff. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
October 08, 2018 - 9:14 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The far-right former army captain who looks likely to become Brazil's next president promised nothing short of a complete overhaul of Latin America's largest nation, vowing Monday to combat the evils of corruption by gutting government ministries and privatizing state...
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The Weir family, Vennita, left, Athena, center, and Bill take a photograph, at their home on Wednesday, September 27, 2018, in Albuquerque, N.M. Military families are complaining that this year’s base transfers are the worst in memory as movers are destroying, damaging, losing and stealing their household goods. (Vennita Weir, Source via AP)
October 06, 2018 - 11:11 am
Moving is nothing new for Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Bill Weir's family, but their latest transfer was the bumpiest yet. The Italian moving company the military hired to ship their belongings to New Mexico ruined artwork by wife Vennita, a professional artist. The crew boxed paintings with leaky...
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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2018, file photo, Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., leaves in a T-6 World War II airplane after speaking at a rally in Phoenix. Women with military experience _ many of them combat veterans _ are among the record number of female candidates running for office this year. (AP Photo/Matt York)
August 17, 2018 - 8:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A dragon winds around a cherry tree in the tattoo across MJ Hegar's arm and back, over the shrapnel wounds she had, at one point, not wanted to see with her young children around. But nine years after being shot down in Afghanistan, then winning a lawsuit against the federal...
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President Donald Trump, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, stand on the Truman Balcony as the national anthem is performed during the Fourth of July Celebration on the South Lawn of the White House, Wednesday, July 4, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 04, 2018 - 9:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday praised the U.S. military for keeping America "safe, strong, proud, mighty and free" and used the Independence Day holiday to thank them for being willing to put their lives on the line in defense of the nation. "Two hundred and 42 years ago on...
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President Donald Trump, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, places his hand over his heart during the playing of the national anthem during an afternoon picnic for military families on the South Lawn of the White House, Wednesday, July 4, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 04, 2018 - 7:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 6:20 p.m. President Donald Trump says the U.S. military keeps America safe, strong, proud, mighty and free and thanks them for serving. Trump addressed hundreds of military families Wednesday at a White House Fourth of July...
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FILE - In this June 14, 2018 file photo, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders smiles as she wishes President Donald Trump a happy birthday, during the daily briefing, in the Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. Sanders acknowledges in a tweet that she was asked to leave a Virginia restaurant Friday night, June 22. Sanders said she was told by the owner of The Red Hen in Lexington, Virginia, that she had to "leave because I work for @POTUS and I politely left." Sanders' treatment at the restaurant has created a social media commotion with people on both sides weighing in to provide their critique of the incident. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
June 24, 2018 - 1:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was booted from a Virginia restaurant because she works for President Donald Trump, setting off a fierce debate about whether politics should play a role in how administration officials are treated in public. Sanders was the...
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FILE - In this June 14, 2018 file photo, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders smiles as she wishes President Donald Trump a happy birthday, during the daily briefing, in the Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. Sanders acknowledges in a tweet that she was asked to leave a Virginia restaurant Friday night, June 22. Sanders said she was told by the owner of The Red Hen in Lexington, Virginia, that she had to "leave because I work for @POTUS and I politely left." Sanders' treatment at the restaurant has created a social media commotion with people on both sides weighing in to provide their critique of the incident. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
June 23, 2018 - 7:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was booted from a Virginia restaurant because she works for President Donald Trump, the latest administration official to experience a brusque reception in a public setting. Sanders tweeted that she was told by the owner of the...
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May 10, 2018 - 7:38 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — After a contentious standoff between the state and federal government, California National Guard troops started training Thursday with the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol to be camera operators, radio dispatchers, and to fill other support roles. President Donald Trump ordered...
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