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Army Maj. Gen. Harold Greene. (Photo by U.S. Army/Getty Images)

Cuomo Orders Flags At Half-Staff For Army Maj. Gen. Harold Greene, Albany Native Killed In Afghanistan Attack

The U.S. military said 55-year-old Army Maj. Gen. Harold Greene died Tuesday when a gunman believed to be an Afghan soldier opened fire at a military academy near Kabul.

08/06/2014

A sign announcing the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl sits in the window of the Hailey Paint and Supply store on Main Street June 1, 2014 in Hailey, Idaho. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Swap Of Captured American Soldier, Taliban Detainees Stirs Debate

The Obama administration is facing mounting questions over the prisoner swap that won freedom for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl after five years in Taliban hands.

06/02/2014

President Obama stand with the parents of freed U.S. soldier, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl (Credit: CBS 2)

President Obama Welcomes Release Of Captured U.S. Soldier

The president was joined at the White House by the soldier’s parents, Bob and Joni Bergdahl.

05/31/2014

President Barack Obama arrives at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York to deliver the commencement address to the 2014 graduating class May 28, 2014.      AFP PHOTO / Jim WATSON        (credit: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Delivers West Point Commencement Address, Calls For Restrained Use Of U.S. Military

In a broad defense of his foreign policy, Obama declared Wednesday that the U.S. remains the world’s most indispensable nation, even after a “long season of war,” but argued for restraint before embarking on more military adventures.

05/28/2014

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Book Honors Best Friends Killed In Line Of Duty In Iraq, Afghanistan

Memorial day has one former Marine colonel making an effort to honor his own son and others who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.

05/26/2014

Students at St. Adalbert Catholic School honor veterans ahead of Memorial Day (Credit: CBS 2)

Patriotism On Parade As Staten Island Students Honor Veterans

Students at St. Adalbert Catholic School have been raising money to make sure our war veterans get the credit they deserve.

05/22/2014

American soldier on patrol - Kirkuk, Iraq - Jul 27, 2011 (credit: ALI AL-SAADI/AFP/Getty Images)

One-Stop Service Center In Nutley Could Be A Life Saving Solution For Veterans

The scandal in the Department of Veterans Affairs has stunned the nation. An investigation found that at least 40 veterans died while waiting for doctors appointments in Arizona.

05/19/2014

Pvt. Danny Chen (credit: CBS 2)

Street In Chinatown Renamed In Memory Of Private Danny Chen

City officials unveiled Private Danny Chen Way on Elizabeth Street between Canal Street and Bayard Street Saturday afternoon.

05/17/2014

A man looks over an exhibit at Arlington National Cemetery entitled: 'Faces of The Fallen,' featuring 1,300 portraits by 200 artists of US troops who died in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, including the portrait of Cpl. Patrick Tillman, former football player for the Arizona Cardinals. (Photo by Paul L. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)

Does Pat Tillman Belong In The Pro Football Hall Of Fame?

It’s not a new debate. But high-profile voices are again taking sides with Tuesday marking the 10th anniversary of Tillman’s death in Afghanistan.

04/22/2014

Staff Sgt. Deavin Lee donned a knight costume to surprise his children with an early homecoming from serving in Afghanistan. (Credit: CBS 2)

New Jersey Staff Sergeant Surprises Family At Medieval Times

Staff Sgt. Deavin Lee donned a knight costume to surprise his children with an early homecoming from serving in Afghanistan.

04/17/2014

Paul Milazzo, his wife and 2-month-old son Liam in front of their new home In Islandia (Credit: Eileen Lehpamer/1010 WINS)

Veterans Get Keys To Discounted Homes On Long Island

The homes in Islandia were built by the Long Island Home Builders Care Development Corp. specifically for returning veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

12/19/2013

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NY Army National Guard To Be Honored In Pregame Ceremony

Prior to the game more than 150 New York Army National Guard soldiers will be honored.

11/16/2013

Army Ranger Corporal Josh Hargis

Wounded Soldier’s Salute In Hospital Bed Moves Nation

An American soldier who was injured in Afghanistan has brought the nation to tears from his hospital room.

10/16/2013

Taliban fighters in Afghanistan. (Credit CBS 2)

NYPD: Men Sought To Supply Taliban Fighters With Boots, Winter Coats

Police say Humayoun Nabi and Ismail Alsarabbi were busted after a two-year investigation that involved confidential informants and undercover detectives.

10/10/2013

Seamus Byrne was awarded a Purple Heart after a tour in Afghanistan. (Credit CBS 2)

Soldier’s Family Demands Answers Following Disappearance Of Memorial To Fallen Son

Seamus Byrne was awarded a Purple Heart after being wounded in Afghanistan. He was fatally struck by a car while crossing Main Street in his hometown. The community quickly set up a makeshift memorial to honor the fallen soldier.

10/10/2013

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