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Senators unveil Veterans First Act

WASHINGTON -- Senators took fresh steps this week in the slow effort to reform the beleaguered Veterans Affairs Department and hold it more accountable just as news broke of a new scandal -- cockroaches in food at a VA hospital in Chicago.

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Meet the Army's first female infantry officer

When Capt. Kristen M. Griest made history last summer by becoming one of the first two women to graduate the Army's legendarily difficult Ranger School, she made her intentions clear: She was considering joining a Special Operations unit. Now, she has accomplished another first with some similar demands: becoming the U.S. military's first female infantry officer.

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A Washington ritual: Pentagon, Congress at odds over bases

The Pentagon thinks it has a winning argument for why Congress should allow a new round of military base closings. The case goes like this: The Army and Air Force have vastly more space for training and basing troops than they need, and trimming the surplus would save money better used to strengthen the military.

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Tullibee Base Officers for 2016-17 sworn in

At a meeting of United States Submarine Veterans Incorporated Tullibee Base of Mississippi, the ES3 District Commander, Lamarr Seader CMDCM(SS), retired, far right, from Milton, Fla., swore in the new Tullibee Base Officers for 2016-17. The new board, from left: Steven Walmsley, TMC(SS), retired, of Vancleave as base commander; Fred Holcomb ETCS(SS), retired, of Ocean Springs as vice commander; Lionel Blum YNC(SS), retired, of Saucier as secretary; and C.P. Green STSCS(SS), retired, of Ocean Springs as treasurer. The ceremony was held at the Biloxi Yacht Club.

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John P. Murtha successfully completes sea trial

San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock, John P. Murtha (LPD 26), which was built at Huntington Ingalls in Pascagoula, successfully completed sea trials. It is scheduled to be christened May 21.
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John P. Murtha successfully completes sea trial 00:36

John P. Murtha successfully completes sea trial

Assistant Secretary of the Navy, other officials speak at Gulfport solar farm groundbreaking 01:47

Assistant Secretary of the Navy, other officials speak at Gulfport solar farm groundbreaking

Video: Seabees return to Gulfport 01:30

Video: Seabees return to Gulfport

Video: Gulfport Seabee receives one of the top honors in U.S. Navy 01:42

Video: Gulfport Seabee receives one of the top honors in U.S. Navy