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Thumbnail: A tattoo at U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay draws a picture of a cross on the shoulder blade of a service member on June 16, 2008. (Pvt. Carlynn Knaak/Army)

Can the military boost recruitment by allowing more tattoos?

Leo Shane III

Congress wants to know if tattoos and piercings are keeping too many potential recruits out of the military.

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Thumbnail: Lyle Hendrick, a former Army Special Forces officer, pictured in 2019 at the Special Forces Association conference. Hendrick is leading an effort to get Green Beret veterans record their stories for posterity. (Courtesy of

Former Green Beret asks SF vets to tell their stories for future generations

Davis Winkie

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Lyle Hendrick has a lot of stories to tell. The former Green Beret officer, who was stationed in Germany during the 1980s, fills rooms with his presence — thanks to his 6-foot-5-inch frame, booming voice and gregarious personality.

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Thumbnail: The new Human Performance Training Center for 3rd Special Forces Group and the 95th Civil Affairs Brigade at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, includes two turf ramps for incline sprints and sled work, pictured here in an August

This new ARSOF gym is better than most Division I football facilities

Davis Winkie

The Army is opening a new training center at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, that officials say will allow troops from the 3rd Special Forces Group and the 95th Civil Affairs Brigade to get an athletic edge over the competition.

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Thumbnail: Marine Cpl. James G. Cates is a licensing noncommissioned officer with Combat Logistics Regiment 3, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, and experienced swimmer. Cates recently saved the life of another Marine during a riptide inci

Marine saves fellow Devil Dog from drowning during Okinawa snorkeling trip

Todd South

Marine Sgt. John Carrillo’s had looked forward to his first-ever snorkeling trip when he hit the water with five other friends at Oku Beach, Okinawa, Japan, on a sunny Saturday in April.

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Thumbnail: Army Sgt. Anthony Tunstall assigned to Task Force Oceania, 9th Mission Support Command. (Army)

Soldier revives drowned child while on tour in Hawaii

Todd South

An Army sergeant put his life-saving training to the test, reviving a seemingly lifeless child who had drowned in the waters of Hawaii.

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Thumbnail: Retired Sgt. Adam Holroyd, assigned to 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, was awarded the Silver Star during a ceremony Sept. 1 at Fort Drum. Lt. Col. Scott Horrigan, former 1-32 Infantry comma

A dozen years later, this 10th Mountain vet receives Silver Star

Todd South

It was Aug. 10, 2009, when Sgt. Adam Holroyd and his fellow 10th Mountain Division soldiers came under a coordinated enemy attack in Nuristan Province, Afghanistan.

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Navy unveils series of uniform updates on hairstyle, earrings, high heels and smartwatches

Diana Stancy Correll

The Navy has unveiled a wave of uniform and grooming updates — including multiple hairstyle updates for men and women, and guidance regarding earrings, high heels and smartwatches.

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Thumbnail: Capt. Amy Bauernschmidt, newly appointed commanding officer of the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln, delivers remarks during a change of command ceremony on the flight deck. (MC3 Jeremiah Bartelt/Navy) (USS Abraham Lincoln

This Navy captain is now the first woman commanding a nuclear aircraft carrier

Diana Stancy Correll

Capt. Amy Bauernschmidt is now the commanding officer of the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln — becoming the first woman to lead a nuclear carrier in U.S. Navy history.

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Thumbnail: Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Anson Nguyen, a Hospital Corpsman Trauma Training-Great Lakes, Ill., student, prepares to perform a cricothyrotomy on a training manikin. (Cmdr. Colleen Abuzeid/Navy) (Navy Medicine Operational

Hospital corpsmen receive new training to treat trauma patients on ships, battlefields

Diana Stancy Correll

Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman Justin Rains had only completed accession training and field medical school at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, when he was sent to Iraq in 2005.

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