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Veterans visited the 9/11 Memorial on Independence Day. (Credit CBS 2)

Wounded Vets Make Emotional Trip To Ground Zero

Nearly two-dozen wounded veterans took a life changing trip to the 9/11 Memorial on Thursday. Emotions ran high as New York’s Finest offered the group of heroes a salute.

07/04/2013

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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

Israel Protest

Protesters On Both Sides Call For Peace As Tensions Heat Up In Israel

The Sabbath was far from a day of rest in Israel this Saturday, as the military was poised for a ground offensive in Gaza, and protests by supporters of Israel and Palestine pressed on in New York.

11/17/2012

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Remember Veterans Day: Classic War Movies Of Heroism And Sacrifice

In honor of Veterans Day 2012, we’ve compiled our favorite films that best define the heroism, horrors, camaraderie, and honor you find during wartime.

11/09/2012

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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

Justin Verlander (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Hartnett: AL MVP Voters Get It Right, Choosing Justin Verlander

Justin Verlander was the clear choice to win the 2011 AL MVP Award and was boosted by new-age statistics along with the usual criteria needed to capture the award.

WFAN–11/21/2011

U.S. soldiers with the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment patrol a new ditch they have dug to protect the base from attack on July 19, 2011 in Iskandariya, Babil Province Iraq (credit:  Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

All U.S. Troops Will Leave Iraq By End Of The Year; Tri-State Area Reacts

The withdrawal would end eight years of U.S. involvement in Iraq. More than 4,400 American military members have been killed since the beginning of the conflict in 2003.

10/21/2011

Kandahar Province, Afghanistan - File / Photo: Getty Images

New York Area Veterans Getting Lost In The System

Nearly a quater of the 85,000 veterans who have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan suffer from mental health disorders, according to a new study.

01/26/2011

The Castle Bravo atomic weapons test - Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands - Mar 1, 1954 - Photo: U.S. Department of Energy

Are You Ready For A Nuclear Blast?

Terrorists detonating a nuclear bomb in New York City is considered a remote possibility, but the federal government still wants you to be prepared.

12/16/2010

SUNY Maritime College - Bronx, NY - Sep 29, 2010 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

Star Local College Coach Heading To Afghanistan

Even as he ponders service in Afghanistan, Clayton Kendrick-Holmes says he’s still thinking about the team.

09/29/2010

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President Obama: ‘Time To Turn The Page On Iraq’

President Barack Obama on Tuesday ended the U.S. combat mission in Iraq, telling millions who were divided over the war in his country and around the world: “It is time to turn the page.”

08/31/2010