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Thumbnail: President Joe Biden talks to riders at the White House in Washington, Thursday, June 23, 2022, during an event to welcome wounded warriors, their caregivers and families to the White House as part of the annual Soldier Rid

President Biden honors Wounded Warriors at soldier ride

The Associated Press

President Joe Biden on Thursday welcomed members of Wounded Warrior Project to the White House for the annual solider ride, praising the current and former military service members as the “spine of America.”

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Considerations for veterans when picking a college

Dave Lubach

Jamie Schramm’s son and father-in-law served in the United States Marine Corps, so he understands the value of what veterans bring to civilian life after their time in the military is over. As an educator, he sees daily what they bring to college campuses across the country.

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Thumbnail: The Marine Corps reports the most binge drinking among the services. (Getty Images)

Marine Corps, Army have disproportionate amounts of military substance abuse, mental health issues

Meghann Myers

Substance abuse and mental health challenges are disproportionately common in the Marine Corps and Army when compared to the other military services, according to a Rand study published Tuesday.

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Thumbnail: The 1st Range Operations Squadron range operations commanders manage operations inside the Morrell Operations Center in support of the Orbital Flight Test 2 launch May 19 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Fla. The MOC

Space Force seeks a bigger voice in military operations

Rachel S. Cohen

After two years of finding its sea — er, space — legs, the Space Force is starting to vie for more influence at home and on the battlefield.

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This angry critic gave ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ just half a star

Sarah Sicard

Since it landed full throttle in theaters on May 27 the long-anticipated “Top Gun: Maverick” has raked in a more than $400 million at the domestic box office, making it the highest-grossing movie of the year. Its score on Rotten Tomatoes is “Certified Fresh” at 97 percent on the Tomatometer, and sits at 78 percent on Metacritic.

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Thumbnail: Marine Corps drill masters inspect a platoon during practice at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego on March 1, 2022. (Cpl. Grace J. Kindred/Marine Corps)

Bigger military bonuses might be on the way to help with recruiting, retention

Leo Shane III

Military officials could start offering bigger recruiting and retention bonuses in 2023 under language included in the Senate Armed Services Committee’s draft of the annual defense authorization bill.

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US Air Force’s ‘flying car’ coming to an exercise near you

Stephen Losey

WASHINGTON — The Air Force is on track to buy and start fielding its first electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing aircraft that could carry passengers or cargo under the Agility Prime program in 2023.

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Thumbnail: A man takes a selfie as he stands in front of a destroyed Russian tank in the village of Andriivka, in the Kyiv region, on April 17, 2022. (Sergei Supinski/AFP via Getty Images)

The Russian invasion has clear implications for the US Army

Bruce Jette

You don’t need a highly classified briefing on the war in Ukraine in a sealed room in the Pentagon to see warfare changes that will affect U.S. doctrine and weapons.

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Thumbnail: Veterans leaving the service need to be aware of a number of financial considerations, including insurance and having to manage budgets on their own.

Financial tips for transitioning vets

Dave Lubach

As a retired veteran who is now counseling a son preparing to serve, Clay Stackhouse knows the financial hurdles associated with making the transition from military life to civilian life.

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