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Members from the 15th Medical Group host an open house for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, in 2018.

Numbers for breast cancer in military women have been high for years, but as veterans returned from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, rumors began to swirl: The cancers are hitting young—and they’re extraordinarily aggressive. Read more»

The Kajaki Dam project, shown here, has become a symbol of unsuccessful U.S. development efforts in Afghanistan, having consumed hundreds of millions of dollars without operation. 'I think building the pyramids in Giza were (sic) faster,' says John F. Sopko, the chief auditor of U.S. spending in that country. Washington has been subsidizing a supply of diesel fuel to replace the electricity the dam was supposed to provide.

A report by the Joint Chiefs of Staff says that both military and civilian officials failed to tackle corrosive corruption in Afghanistan. Read more»

The air traffic control tower at Tucson International Airport.

A 24-year-old Marine from North Carolina was arrested and charged with making bomb threats aboard an airliner as it was taxiing for departure from Tucson International Airport for Phoenix on Monday morning. Read more»

Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda meets with Lt. Gen. Kenneth J. Glueck Jr. during a visit Monday to Futenma Marine Corps Air Station on Okinawa, Japan.

A plan to move a U.S. Marine base on Okinawa, Japan, to a less populated part of the island is meeting opposition by residents of the ecologically important stretch of coastline. Read more»

The U.S. Army honors soldiers wounded or killed in combat with the Purple Heart, a powerful symbol designed to recognize their sacrifice and service. Yet Army commanders have routinely denied Purple Hearts to soldiers who have sustained concussions in Iraq, despite regulations that make such wounds eligible for the medal. Read more»