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New Jersey Judge Allows Suit Over Veteran Death Benefits To Move Forward

The families say Prudential Insurance Co. failed to warn former soldiers their policies were expiring.

04/30/2014

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Soldier From Brooklyn Killed In Georgia Helicopter Crash

The Army identified the crash victim as 31-year-old Capt. Clayton O. Carpenter, who was a special operations helicopter platoon leader.

01/18/2014

Pvt. Frank Rivera surprises his son, Matthew, at school after being away for six months.  (Credit: CBS 2)

Long Island Soldier Surprises 5-Year-Old Son With Early Return Home

Five-year-old Matthew Rivera was surprised at school by his father who returned home early from Army training camp.

12/20/2013

BOULDER, CO - OCTOBER 04: A helmet of the Texas Longhorns lies on the field as the team warms up prior to facing the Colorado Buffaloes at Folsom Field on October 4, 2008 in Boulder, Colorado. Texas defeated Colorado 38-14. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: Texas, Army Have Same Goal With Coaching Search

Army will never be a dominant force in college football the way Texas can be, but both programs have a special place in college football’s history. Seeing them each reach their expectations is capable if the right coach is brought in.

12/18/2013

Navy Football Team/file (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Service Academy Football Games To Go Ahead Despite Shutdown

U.S. military academy football teams will play as scheduled this weekend, despite the government shutdown.

10/02/2013

Navy Football Team/file (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Federal Shutdown Scraps Games At Service Academies

The Defense Department says it has temporarily suspended all sports competitions at the service academies as a result of the partial government shutdown.

10/01/2013

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta was to announce a major U.S. Military policy shift on Jan. 24, 2013, allowing women to be eligible for combat front lines and special operations units. (Photo: CBS 2)

Pentagon Releases Plan For Allowing Women In Combat

In just a few years, women could be training to be Navy Seals or Army Rangers on the front lines, under a plan just released Tuesday by the Pentagon.

06/18/2013

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

Andy Pettitte and Army cadets. (Photo by Sweeny Murti/WFAN)

Yankees Enjoy West Point Experience, Defeat Army In Exhibition Game

The Yankees finished their spring training schedule by visiting West Point and playing Army in an exhibition game.

03/30/2013

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Yankees’ Spring Training Schedule Includes Tilt At West Point

According to the Yankees’ official website, the team “occasionally played other exhibition games in West Point, dating back to the era when Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig were in uniform.”

01/16/2013

Johnny Manziel (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Curci: Week 11 College Football Preview

This weekend the road to the BCS continues, and the top teams cannot let off the throttle.

11/09/2012

U.S. Army mortar men from the 2-27th Infantry Regiment fire mortars at a Taliban position (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama’s Afghan Surge Failed

With the situation getting worse on the ground Obama has ended the surge just in time for the election in November. Taliban and related attacks against NATO powers were approximately 2,700 in August of 2009 when Obama made his contrary-to-campaign promised-move to step up the nation’s military assistance in Afghanistan. Three years later, in August of 2012, there were more attacks – nearly 3,000.

09/29/2012

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Vietnam War Vet Continues The Fight For Purple Heart That He Earned In 1968

Forty years after a battle that left him with a piece of shrapnel in his knee, a Vietnam War veteran is still fighting for his right to wear the Purple Heart medal that he earned during an indirect fire attack along the Laotian border in 1968.

07/18/2012

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Soldier From Jersey City Makes The Ultimate Sacrifice In Afghanistan

Army Private First Class Leroy Deronde III, a soldier from Jersey City, was killed on Saturday during an ambush in Afghanistan.

06/04/2012

Pvt. Danny Chen (credit: CBS 2)

City Council Discussing Resolution Honoring Pvt. Danny Chen Of Chinatown

Pvt. Danny Chen of Chinatown committed suicide in Afghanistan in October. The resolution calls on the U.S Department of Defense to closely examine its policies around cultural diversity and sensitivity.

01/27/2012

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