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U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Daniel Thompson provides security while members of an Afghan narcotics interdiction unit search a compound during Operation Speargun in Urmuz, Afghanistan - Mar. 27, 2012 (credit: Sgt. James Mercure, U.S. Marine Corps.)

Powerful Film ‘The Hornet’s Nest’ Takes A Hard Look At Troops’ Lives In Afghanistan

For soldiers in Afghanistan every day is a relentless fight for survival, a fight that film makers Mike and Carlos Boettcher wanted to capture.

06/28/2013

Ekso Bionic Suit (credit: Ekso)

Stories From Main Street: Stamford-Based Charity Tries To Help Paralyzed Vets Walk Again

Four years ago, Chris Meek, who works in finance, started the charity Solder Socks, and wants to donate ten exoskeletons to paralyzed veterans.

06/24/2013

Soldiers in Afghanistan, from the documentary "The Hornet's Nest" (credit: CBS 2)

Documentary Shows U.S. Forces In Combat In Afghanistan

“The Hornet’s Nest” follows U.S. Forces in Afghanistan in some of the most dramatic scenes ever caught on camera.

06/23/2013

Pvt. Danny Chen (credit: CBS 2)

Family Of Soldier Wants Chinatown Block Renamed ‘Danny Chen Way’

Pvt. Danny Chen, 19, shot himself in Afghanistan in 2011 after being racially harassed by other soldiers.

06/11/2013

Major Roderick Cassidy thanked school children in the East Village for their support during a long deployment. Credit CBS 2

Army Officer Thanks East Village School Kids For Their Support During Long Deployment

Cassidy, who has served in the National Guard and Army Reserve for more than 17 years, told CBS 2 that he wants to make sure that no one forgets the sacrifices of those who gave their lives, and the many who are still waiting to come home.

05/23/2013

Sgt. Kieren Murphy (file / credit: Rockland County Ancient Order of the Hibernians)

War Hero To Lead Pearl River St. Patrick’s Day Parade

30-year-old Sgt. Kieran Murphy was with the Fighting 69th in Afghanistan when a roadside bomb shattered his leg and injured his back last year.

03/15/2013

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Seen At 11: Horrors Of Combat May Affect Military Working Dogs As Well As Owners

Military working dogs are trained to jump out of helicopters, repel down walls, swim long distances, and sniff out bombs from up to two miles away. However, no matter how much preparation a war dog receives, the combat experience can still be traumatic.

03/04/2013

Afghan Girl Marzieh Has Surgery on Long Island (Credit: CBS 2)

6-Year-Old Afghan Girl Shot In Face By Taliban Has Life-Saving Surgery On L.I.

The girl, identified only as “Marzieh,” was shot in the face by the Taliban during an ambush. Her eye socket and cheek were shattered in the attack.

12/21/2012

Army Private Danny Chen (credit: Handout/CBS 2)

Pvt. Danny Chen’s Family Speaks Out Against Military Hazing As Final Soldier Faces Punishment

Danny Chen’s former platoon leader was removed from the Army on Tuesday but will avoid a trial as part of an agreement with prosecutors, the Army announced.

12/18/2012

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Daniel Thompson provides security while members of an Afghan narcotics interdiction unit search a compound during Operation Speargun in Urmuz, Afghanistan - Mar. 27, 2012 (credit: Sgt. James Mercure, U.S. Marine Corps.)

Stories From Main Street: Mamaroneck Woman Sends Baked Goods To The Troops

It’s amazing. You take an egg, flower, sugar, butter, and vanilla, mix it all up, put it in the oven, and you get so much more than just a cookie.

12/17/2012

Sailors walk past the Vietnam Memorial Wall (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Our Veterans Should Not Be At Risk In Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

When the deal is being made to change the tax rates and cut the deficit we must remember to keep our commitment to our veterans.

11/12/2012

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama debate (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Opinion: A Mad, Personal-Attacking, Interrupting Obama Loses Third Presidential Debate

Romney won this debate in more ways than one – most impressively due to his dignified style.

10/23/2012

Horse Solider Statue at 9/11 Memorial in Lower Manhattan - Oct. 19, 2012 (credit: Jim Smith / WCBS 880)

Statue Of Soldier On Horse Re-Dedicated At 9/11 Memorial

Dozens of veterans and soldiers turned out in the rain Friday for the re-dedication of the horse soldier statue at the 9/11 Memorial.

10/19/2012

Private military contractors videotaped wrestling at villa in Kabul, Afghanistan (credit: CBS 2)

Attorney: Military Contractor Whistleblowers Videotaped ‘Animal House On Steroids’ In Afghanistan

Employees of Jorge Scientific, a company that provides security for U.S. personnel operating in a warzone, videotaped some private defense contractors drunk and high on drugs in the Afghan capital of Kabul.

10/18/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by Steve Pope/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney’s Move To The Middle Is Nothing More Than Baseless Rhetoric

Why is Mitt Romney, the severely Conservative candidate for president, all of a sudden moving to the middle?

10/09/2012

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