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Army Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Heilman works through a combat scenario at Fort Eustis in Virginia. Staff Sgt. Heilman on Friday was named Army's Drill Sergeant of the Year after being evaluated by the Army's Training and Doctrine Command. (Associated Press)

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Cicely Verstein is sworn into the Army at the Beckley Military Entrance Processing Station, Beckley, W. Va., by the station commander, Maj. Adam Clark, on Friday June 29. Verstein is the first woman to enlist in a combat arms support MOS since enlistment rules were changed in May.

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Cicely Verstein is sworn into the Army at the Beckley Military Entrance Processing Station, Beckley, W. Va., by the station commander, Maj. Adam Clark, on Friday June 29. Verstein is the first woman to enlist in a combat arms support MOS since enlistment rules were changed in May.

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**FILE** Yemeni residents, who fled nearly eight months of fighting between the army and Islamists, return home in Zinjibar, Yemen, on Jan. 14, 2012. (Associated Press)

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"The bottom line is that the Army needs to fix the inconsistencies we have seen in diagnosing the invisible wounds of war," said Sen. Patty Murray, Washington Democrat. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Yemeni residents, who fled nearly eight months of fighting between the army and Islamists, return home in Zinjibar, Yemen, on Jan. 14, 2012. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Yemeni residents, who fled nearly eight months of fighting between the army and Islamists, return home in Zinjibar, Yemen, on Jan. 14, 2012. (Associated Press)

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Army officials say military industry is ready now to begin developing the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle for the service. But while multiple prototype JLTV vehicles exist, the Army has yet to choose one as the service's newest vehicle. (U.S. Army graphic)

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The Army has to rely upon the AH-64 Apache (above) as well as the OH-58 Kiowa Scout because the next-generation Comanche helicopter has been canceled. (Associated Press)

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Lawmakers are questioning the need for buying two new troop carriers, the $40 billion Ground Combat Vehicle to replace the Army's Bradley Fighting Vehicle (above), and the $54 billion Joint Light Tactical Vehicle to succeed the aging Humvee. (Associated Press)

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The Army is investigating claims that psychiatrists at the Madigan Medical Center at Joint Base Lewis-McChord military base near Tacoma, Wash., failed to diagnose post-traumatic stress disorder in hundreds of troops. About 1,500 cases have been reviewed, and 285 of the troops will be offered re-evaluations. (Associated Press)

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Spc. Jasmine Perry of Fort Campbell, Ky. who lost her leg in a training accident in Fort Carson, Colo., second from left, Staff Sgt. Chanda Gaeth who suffers from complications from Traumatic Brain Injury, second from right, and Lt., Antone Williams of Birmingham, Ala., right, Claps for 1st Lt. Lacey Hamilton of Fort Mead, Md., left, who is recovering from a Broken neck as she competes with other wounded soldiers and Army veterans from across the United States in the Army Warrior Games clinics for a chance at a spot on the Army Warrior Games team, Fort Meade, Md., Sunday, March 11, 2012. The 2012 Warrior Games, held April 30th - May 5th in Colorado Springs, Colo., features representatives from Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Special Operations and will compete for gold metals in archery, cycling, wheelchair basketball, shooting, swimming, track and field, and sitting volleyball. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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** FILE ** Gen. Raymond Odierno, Army chief of staff, speaks during a news conference at the Pentagon on Jan. 27, 2012, to discuss cuts to the Army. (Associated Press)

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Army Black Knights linebacker Justin Trimble (5) gets yelled at by Navy Midshipmen defensive lineman Torri Preston (93) for a late hit at the end of the fourth quarter of the Army-Navy game at Fedex Field, Landover, MD, Saturday, December 10, 2011. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)

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Navy Midshipmen linebacker Jarred Shannon (10) and Navy Midshipmen linebacker Matt Warrick (51) sack Army Black Knights quarterback Trent Steelman (8) late in the fourth quarter of the Army-Navy game at Fedex Field, Landover, MD, Saturday, December 10, 2011. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)

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President Barack Obama, at center, crosses the field to sit on the Army side during half time in the tied 14-14 Army-Navy game at FedEx Field in Landover, Md. on Dec. 10, 2011. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/ The Washington Times)

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Aaron Kilner, a 4th Class Army Cadet, at center, celebrates with his fellow Company C-3 cadets after Army ties the score at 14-14 during the first half of the Army-Navy game at FedEx Field in Landover, Md. on Dec. 10, 2011. Navy has won the last nine times and the Army cadets were excited about a tie game entering half time. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/ The Washington Times)

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Navy cadets, at left, celebrate and Army cadets, at right, react to a Navy touchdown during the first half of the Army-Navy game at FedEx Field in Landover, Md. on Dec. 10, 2011. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/ The Washington Times)

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Army Black Knights running back Malcolm Brown (23) ties the game 14-14 just before halftime of the Army-Navy game at Fedex Field, Landover, MD, Saturday, December 10, 2011. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)

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Army Cadets cheer as Army scores their first touchdown of the game to bring the score to 7-14 in the second quarter of the Army-Navy game at Fedex Field, Landover, MD, Saturday, December 10, 2011. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)