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A fifth branch of the military for space exploration?

Tom Roeder The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colo.) Space has become so important to U.S. military efforts overseas that it deserves its own service branch, putting it on equal footing with the Army, Navy and Air Force, a congressional leader said at the Space Symposium at The Broadmoor on Tuesday. Alabama Republican Rep. Mike Rogers, who heads a space-aimed subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee, told a breakfast crowd that the Pentagon is mishandling its responsibilities in orbit because generals ... More

Fort Bragg leads Army's clean energy efforts

Drew Brooks The Fayetteville Observer, N.C. Fort Bragg doesn't have the large clean energy projects of some other military installations. You won't find sprawling fields of solar panels, like at Fort Stewart, Georgia; or a large biomass plant that supports the installation's entire energy needs, like at Fort Drum, New York. But what the nation's largest military installation lacks in scale, it makes up for in diversity. In addition to power provided by outside utilities, Fort Bragg is ... More

To allow beards or not? That is the question

By Military1 Staff The Army is reportedly conducting a study to determine if soldiers can safely grow and wear beards while serving in the military. Earlier this year, the branch determined beards grown for religious preferences would be allowed if approved at the brigade-level. The idea of optional beards, however, is a highly charged topic among soldiers In the pro-beard camp, many troops think that unless your job requires facial hair (certain special operations groups), they should be forbidden. &l ... More

Make a wish: Navy honors teenager as 'Sailor for a Day'

By Rachel Engel For 15-year-old Robert Blas, playing “Call of Duty,” his favorite PlayStation game, was the closest he was going to get to the military. Or so he thought. Through the Make-A-Wish Foundation in Guam, Blas was able to see one of his dreams become a reality, when he was an honorary enlistee into the U.S. Navy and dubbed a “Sailor for a Day,” by base officials at U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG). (U.S. Navy photo by Theresa Merto Cepeda/Released) Blas was diagnos ... More