Military culture

December 20, 2017 - 4:26 am
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A national nonprofit organization has paid off around $2,000 in layaway balances for 12 military families at a Fort Bragg retailer in North Carolina. The Fayetteville Observer reports that the 12 families were called to the South Post Exchange under the guise of a customer...
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FILE - In this March 27, 2008 file photo, the Pentagon is seen in this aerial view in Washington. A Pentagon official tells The Associated Press that transgender people can enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, despite President Donald Trump's opposition. The new policy reflects growing legal pressure on the issue. Potential transgender recruits will have to overcome a lengthy and strict set of physical, medical and mental conditions that make it possible, although difficult, for them to join the armed services. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
December 12, 2017 - 3:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Transgender recruits will be allowed to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, the Pentagon said, as President Donald Trump's ordered ban suffered more legal setbacks. The new policy divulged Monday reflects the difficult hurdles the federal government would have to cross to...
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FILE - In this March 27, 2008 file photo, the Pentagon is seen in this aerial view in Washington. A Pentagon official tells The Associated Press that transgender people can enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, despite President Donald Trump's opposition. The new policy reflects growing legal pressure on the issue. Potential transgender recruits will have to overcome a lengthy and strict set of physical, medical and mental conditions that make it possible, although difficult, for them to join the armed services. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
December 11, 2017 - 9:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Transgender recruits will be allowed to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, the Pentagon said Monday, as President Donald Trump's ordered ban suffered more legal setbacks. The new policy reflects the difficult hurdles the federal government would have to cross to enforce...
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This combo photo comprises of portraits of some of the Rohingya Muslim women taken during an interview with The Associated Press in November 2017 in Kutupalong and Gundum refugee camp in Bangladesh. They said they were raped by members of Myanmar's armed forces. The use of rape by Myanmar's armed forces has been sweeping and methodical, the AP found in interviews with 29 Rohingya Muslim women and girls now in Bangladesh. They were interviewed separately, come from a variety of villages in Myanmar and now live spread across several refugee camps in Bangladesh. The military has denied its soldiers raped any Rohingya women. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
December 11, 2017 - 3:47 pm
UKHIA, Bangladesh (AP) — The use of rape by Myanmar's armed forces has been sweeping and methodical, The Associated Press found in interviews with Rohingya Muslim women and girls now in Bangladesh. They were interviewed separately, come from a variety of villages in Myanmar and now live spread...
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Pope Francis meets Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi at the International Convention Centre of Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017. The pontiff is in Myanmar for the first stage of a week-long visit that will also take him to neighboring Bangladesh. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
November 28, 2017 - 6:41 am
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Pope Francis insisted Tuesday that Myanmar's future depends on respecting the rights of each ethnic group, an indirect show of support for Rohingya Muslims who have been subject to decades of discrimination and a recent military crackdown described by the U.N. as a...
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November 14, 2017 - 11:29 pm
TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-SESSIONS Sessions denies lying on Russia, pleads hazy memory WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is having trouble remembering the Trump campaign's discussions about and dealings with Russians in the 2016 election. Sessions denies that he ever lied to Congress about...
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November 14, 2017 - 10:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — An active-duty service member has received gender-reassignment surgery, the Pentagon said Tuesday, amid ongoing debate over whether transgender troops should be allowed to continue to serve in the military, Defense Department spokeswoman Dana White said the surgery was done...
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In this Oct. 17, 2017, photo, U.S. Army Col. Scott Jackson shows the patch for the Army's new Security Force Assistance Brigade as they train at Ft. Benning in Columbus, Ga. Jackson commands the brigade that is scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan next year to help train and advise Afghan forces. The Army’s new training brigade is looking beyond traditional best practices to see if soldiers meet the cultural and personality criteria to train local forces in dramatically different cultures. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
November 07, 2017 - 3:59 am
FORT BENNING, Georgia (AP) — Army Col. Scott Jackson reaches out and grasps the hand of a male soldier. Their fingers interlaced, Jackson talks to the soldier for a few minutes and then asks if he feels uncomfortable. The soldier's answer: "A little bit." That could be a problem. As the Army...
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FILE - In this Sunday, June 11, 2017 file photo, Equality March for Unity and Pride participants march past the White House in Washington. A federal court in Washington is barring President Donald Trump from changing the government's policy on military service by transgender people. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
October 30, 2017 - 4:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Monday barred President Donald Trump's administration from proceeding with plans to exclude transgender people from military service. U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly ruled that the transgender service members who had sued over Trump's policy were...
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FILE- In this Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, file photo, Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., talks to reporters in Miami Gardens, Fla. Wilson is asking White House Chief of Staff John Kelly to apologize for making false claims about her while defending President Donald Trump's handling of condolences to a military family. Wilson on Sunday, Oct. 22, called Kelly a "puppet of the president" and accused him of character assassination. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
October 22, 2017 - 7:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Florida congresswoman on Sunday asked White House chief of staff John Kelly to apologize for making false claims about her while defending President Donald Trump's handling of condolences to a military family. Her comments and the president's insulting tweets escalated a...
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