U.S. Army

Sean Yetman (credit: CBS2)

Stolen Valor? Army Vet Calls Out ‘Phony’ Soldier In Videotaped Confrontation

Ryan Berk, an Army Ranger and Purple Heart recipient, spotted a man, Sean Yetman, wearing an Army Ranger uniform.

12/04/2014

Jennifer, who was awarded the Bronze Star, persuaded the Army to change her name on the central identity document in the military with the help of the ACLU-NJ. (Credit: Amanda Brown)

Army Agrees To Recognize New Names Of Transgender Veterans In N.J.

The U.S. Army has agreed to “fully recognize” the new legal names of two transgender military veterans, the New Jersey chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union said Tuesday.

12/02/2014

Leonard Stern was awarded a Purple Heart for injuries sustained in the Battle of the Bulge. (Credit: CBS2)

LI WWII Veteran Awarded Purple Heart Decades After Fierce Battle With Germans

A World War II veteran finally has the Purple Heart that he earned in a fierce and legendary battle against the Germans.

12/01/2014

Iknoor Singh (ACLU)

Sikh Hofstra Student: Army ROTC Making Me Choose Between Country I Love And My Faith

A Sikh college student claims the U.S. Army is barring him from the Reserve Officer Training Corps unless he violates his religious beliefs by removing his turban, shaving and cutting his hair.

11/14/2014

Maj. Gen. Harold Greene, seen in 2005. (credit: Flickr)

Harold Greene, Army General From Albany, Gunned Down In Apparent Insider Attack In Afghanistan

Maj. Gen. Harold Greene, who graduated in 1980 from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, was the highest-ranking American officer killed in combat since 1970.

08/05/2014

Harlem Hellfighters

Curator Wants To Keep Harlem Hellfighters History Exhibit In Harlem

The curator at a historic society in Upper Manhattan is in search of a new place to store and display memorabilia documenting the story of the Harlem Hellfighters.

07/16/2014

Former Army Sgt. Morton Wernick (Credit: CBS 2)

Another Honor In Store For D-Day Veteran On 70th Anniversary Of Invasion

On the 70th anniversary of D-Day, former Army Sgt. Morton Wernick will receive another medal to add to his collection — the French Legion of Honor, for landing in Normandy and participating in numerous battles to help free France.

06/05/2014

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

American soldiers in Iraq (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Iraqi Boy And U.S. Soldier Reunite Years After Life Changing Surgery

A touching reunion took place on Staten Island on Saturday, when a U.S. Army Major and an Iraqi boy who was injured by a landmine got a chance to meet again after meeting half a world away.

06/22/2013

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

NFL Announces Major Research Project On Preventing Concussions

The NFL and other organizations are heading up research program they hope will help improve safety and prevent concussions.

03/11/2013

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

Gavel (Credit: Clipart)

North Jersey Family Suing Army After Projectile Crashed Through Roof, Killed Cat

A northern New Jersey family is suing the U.S. Army over an errant projectile from Picatinny Arsenal that crashed through their roof in 2008 and killed their cat.

04/28/2012

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

Dan Choi (file / credit: Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Dan Choi, Gay Soldier Booted From Army, Celebrates End Of DADT

For Choi, there was a feeling of validation today as the U.S. military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy officially became history.

09/20/2011

Cadets at the United States Military Academy - West Point, NY (file / credit: Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

West Point Cadet Profile: Michael Nilsen, Of Brooklyn, Follows His Heart To Become A Leader

When Michael Nilsen told his parents he wanted to go to West Point, they were less than thrilled. But he’s convinced this is right.

05/20/2011

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