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Trump nominates top Raytheon lobbyist to be Army secretary 

By Josh Lederman Associated Press WASHINGTON — The White House says President Donald Trump is nominating Raytheon lobbyist Mark Esper to be the next secretary of the Army. Esper has been the top lobbyist for major defense contractor Raytheon since 2010. He also has experience working in the House and Senate, at the Pentagon and at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank. The White House says Esper served in the Army, including during the first Gulf War. He has also worked ... More

Why doesn’t the U.S. have mandatory military service?

By Military1 Staff A question recently posted on Quora asks: “Why doesn’t the U.S. have mandatory military service?” Check out the answers below and add your own in the comments. Brian Baker The military couldn’t handle the numbers. Our population keeps getting larger and the military basically remains at or near one and a half to two million soldiers. We no longer have the capability to build the equipment needed to give tens of millions of people jobs in the military. It’s not b ... More

2 Marines severely burned by aircraft

Naheed Rajwani The Dallas Morning News Two Marines from a Fort Worth-based reserve unit were severely burned in a fire in the San Diego area late Sunday. The fire erupted after 10 p.m. at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, the station said in a new release. The Marines from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 112 were severely burned after a sudden burst of fire as they were working on routine aircraft maintenance.  They were taken to the UC San Diego Regional Burn Ce ... More

Army veteran convicted of faking PTSD for monetary gain

Ellie Mulder The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colo.) An Army veteran who reportedly lied about his combat record for years to claim disability compensation for post-traumatic stress disorder was convicted this week of making a false statement, the Colorado U.S. Attorney's Office announced Wednesday. Cameo Williams Sr., 34, of Denver, was found guilty Monday after a five-day trial and faces up to five years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine. For years, Williams received disability compensation from ... More