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Wava Harmes, center, and her daughter Janette Surrell, left, wave flags for SPC Curtis Hutton during a welcome home ceremony for soldiers from the Army's 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 at Fort Stewart, Ga.(AP Photo/Stephen Morton)

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The trial of Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the Army psychiatrist charged in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting, was delayed because the military judge has said he will order the defendant to be shaved forcibly to appear in court and Maj. Hasan appealed on religious grounds. (Associated Press)

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The trial of Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the Army psychiatrist charged in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting, has been delayed because the military judge has said he will order the defendant to be shaved forcibly to appear in court and Maj. Hasan has appealed on religious grounds. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** In this May 26, 2006, file photo, Army Lt. Gen. William E. Kip Ward is administered the oath of four-star General, the Army's highest rank of general, by Command Sgt. Major Mark Ripka, right, at Fort Myer, Va. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)

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The trial of Nidal Malik Hasan, the Army psychiatrist charged in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting, has been delayed a week because the military judge has said he will order the defendant to be shaved forcibly to appear in court and Mr. Hasan has appealed on religious grounds. He was supposed to enter a plea Wednesday. (Associated Press)

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associated press The trial of Nidal Malik Hasan, the Army psychiatrist charged in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting, has been delayed a week because the military judge has said he will order the defendant to be shaved forcibly to appear in court and Mr. Hasan has appealed on religious grounds. He was supposed to enter a plea Wednesday.

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Army Capt. Stephanie Godman is silhouetted by a star-filled night sky after taking part in a night ambush exercise. Women have been allowed to go to the Army's sapper school since 1999. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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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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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)