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Survey: Millennials in the military gain a financial advantage

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February 27, 2015

WASHINGTON (Tribune News Service) —  Serving in the military may have financial benefits other than a salary.

Active-duty Millennials are more financially secure and prepared than their civilian counterparts, according to a survey released...

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Bob Daigle, chairman of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission, speaks at a Jan. 29, 2015 press conference in Arlington, Va. Commission members, speaking before a House Armed Services subcommittee on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, said they viewed Tricare as being in a "death spiral."  C.J. Lin/Stars and Stripes

Troop, family groups split on Tricare overhaul

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February 27, 2015

WASHINGTON — Troop and military family associations were divided Wednesday over a proposal to abandon the Tricare health insurance system in favor of a larger privatized system with higher fees.

The Military Officers Association of American...

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Former Marine Cpl. Eddie Ray Routh, center, enters the court Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, for his capital murder trial at the Erath County, Donald R. Jones Justice Center in Stephenville Texas.  Michael Ainsworth/The Dallas Morning News/pool

Troubled veteran convicted of capital murder in 'American Sniper' slaying

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February 26, 2015

STEPHENVILLE, Texas (Tribune News Service) — After a nine-day trial and about 2 1/2 hours of deliberation, a Texas jury convicted a troubled veteran of capital murder late Tuesday in the slaying of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and another...

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Christine Wormuth, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, and Gen. Philip Breedlove, Commander, Supreme Allied Command Europe and U.S. European Combatant Command, listen to opening statements during a House Armed Services Committee hearing in Washington, Feb. 25, 2015. Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes

Breedlove: No substitute for permanent US military presence in Europe

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February 26, 2015

Pentagon budget cuts set to take effect next year could force additional troop reductions in Europe, putting at risk efforts to deter potential Russian aggression and reassure allies, top military officials told lawmakers on Wednesday.

“Our...

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