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Officers in Army downsizing will get full retirements

By Adam Ashton The News Tribune  About 160 Army officers facing involuntary retirements got some good news before Christmas: They won't be demoted in addition to being forced out of the military. The change in policy spares career soldiers who had risked losing hundreds of dollars a month in their pensions because of a retirement standard that would have wiped out the perquisites they earned by getting promoted to officers after joining the Army as enlisted troops. Secretary of the Army John McH ... More

Army vet uses military skills in limo business

By Marcia Heroux Pounds Sun Sentinel Zachary Morgan started Elevation Limousines after attending a workshop last year by Edge4Vets, a Fordham University program that helps veterans transfer their military skills to civilian jobs. When stationed in Iraq, Army Sgt. Zachary Morgan found himself driving around the top brass. So when he was looking for a civilian role last year, limousine business owner seemed to fit. Morgan, 25, is now the proud owner of Elevation Limousines in Coral Springs. He has operated ... More

WWII vets show pride with 'Go for Broke' Rose Parade float

By Anh Do and Steve Padilla Los Angeles Times PASADENA, Calif. — In a frigid barn near the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, members of the Japanese American community looked on with pride Sunday as four of five World War II veterans riding in the 126th Rose Parade each placed a flower on the "Go for Broke" float. Among the crowd was Susan Uyehara-Contreras of Walnut, whose father, Kazuo Uyehara, served in Company B of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. A day earlier, she and her family had helped ... More

Army couple relocates wedding for Obama's golf game

By Josh Lederman Associated Press HONOLULU — A couple getting married near President Barack Obama's vacation spot in Hawaii learned the hard way that the big day rarely goes exactly as planned. The bride and groom — both U.S. Army captains — were scheduled to tie the knot Sunday at Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course, a military course with ocean views near Obama's rented vacation home in Kailua. But on Saturday, they were told they'd have to move their wedding away from the 16th ho ... More

Videos: Army-Navy trash talk all in good fun

By Lauren King The Virginian-Pilot The days heading into the Army-Navy game are always fun, if you like trash-talking videos that will even star high-ranking officials. This year does not disappoint. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, rides a horse and shoos the Naval Academy mascot away in one video. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus reads children a fairy tale about the U.S. Military Academy winning "a long, long time ago." In another, Adm. Jonathan Greenert, chief o ... More