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President Barack Obama speaks at the Rose Garden of the White House on May 27, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

President Obama Says End Of The War In Afghanistan Is Finally In Sight

An end to the war in Afghanistan is near. President Barack Obama on Tuesday declared that two-thirds of U.S. troops will come home by the end of the year, and the military commitment to Afghanistan will end by 2016.

05/27/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer (credit: Getty Images)

Schumer: Afghanistan, Iraq War Veterans Deserve NYC Parade

Schumer says it’s time to honor “America’s post 9/11 troops,” continuing the modern tradition of welcome-home parades down Broadway in lower Manhattan’s “Canyon of Heroes.”

04/13/2014

Stories from Main Street - Photo: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880

Stories From Main Street: Wall Street Firm Powered By Wounded Veterans

Drexel Hamilton was founded by a wounded Vietnam vet, Larry Doll. Its singular mission is to help returning veterans find meaningful careers.

10/14/2013

Staff Sgt. Timothy Raymond McGill (credit: Facebook)

New Jersey Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

A soldier from Bergen County, New Jersey, was killed in Afghanistan on Saturday, his National Guard unit in Rhode Island says.

09/22/2013

Army Capt. Jeffrey Calero and his 1970 Pontiac GTO convertible back in 2005. (Photo: Handout)

Deer Park Car Shop Honors Fallen Queens Soldier By Restoring His Classic

It’s an unusual memorial for a fallen Army officer from Queens who was killed in Afghanistan in 2007. It’s a tribute the soldier would have loved — a memorial on four wheels.

08/27/2013

Army Spc. Semisi Tokailagi, wounded in Afghanistan, is getting a new home in the Harding Park section of the Bronx. (Photo: CBS 2)

Yankees’ Girardi On Hand As Wounded Afghanistan Vet Given New Home

A soldier’s dream to visit New York has finally come true. After being wounded in combat and having to learn to walk and talk again, the Purple Heart recipient will soon move into his own home in the Bronx.

06/21/2013

The USS Michael Murphy (credit: Al Jones/1010 WINS)

Navy Ship USS Michael Murphy Arrives In Hawaii

The USS Michael Murphy, which was commissioned in October, was greeted by hundreds of people, including 30 Navy SEALs, hula dancers and a brass band, as it arrived in Pearl Harbor Wednesday.

11/23/2012

Vice President Joe Biden (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Vice President Joe Biden Addresses West Point Cadets At Graduation Ceremony

Biden addressed the 972 U.S. Military Academy cadets in a ceremony on Saturday morning. He said that a nation emerging from a decade of war has greater flexibility.

05/26/2012

Private Danny Chen

Chen Family Reveals Some Of The Horrible Abuses Allegedly Inflicted On Army Private Son

Private Danny Chen’s mother and father spent part of Thursday listening to Organization of Chinese Americans President Elizabeth OuYang recite details of alleged abuses Army investigators told the family about in a private meeting Wednesday at Fort Hamilton, in Brooklyn.

01/05/2012

Brendan Marrocco

Wounded Iraq War Vet Offers Advice: It’s Time To Stop Dwelling On 9/11

“Sacrifice” is a word we’re hearing a lot this week. On Thursday, CBS 2’s Lou Young met a remarkable young man who has managed to maintain his good humor and humanity in the face of terrifying injuries.

09/08/2011