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Metro Detroiters Divided As U.S. Military Lifts Ban On Women In Combat

Metro Detroiters are left divided as news spread that the Pentagon is lifting its ban on women serving in combat.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/24/2013

Jacob Schlereth with his son, Caleb, and wife, Margaret. (Facebook Photo/SFC Jake Schlereth - In Memoriam)

Soldier Originally From Michigan Dies At Fort Benning

Officials say a 31-year-old soldier originally from Michigan who was deployed once to Iraq and twice to Afghanistan has died at Fort Benning, Ga.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/05/2012

Sailors walk past the Vietnam Memorial Wall (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Our Veterans Should Not Be At Risk In Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

When the deal is being made to change the tax rates and cut the deficit we must remember to keep our commitment to our veterans.

11/12/2012

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama debate (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Opinion: A Mad, Personal-Attacking, Interrupting Obama Loses Third Presidential Debate

Romney won this debate in more ways than one – most impressively due to his dignified style.

10/23/2012

An interfaith gathering outside the Islamic Center in Dearborn in April (Photo:WWJ’s Beth Fisher)

Dearborn Mosque Holds ‘Rally Against Hate’

One of the largest mosques in the United States will host a rally against hateful speech and violent acts stemming from the privately made anti-Islam video that ridiculed the prophet Muhammad.

09/21/2012

Last US Military Convoy Departs Iraq

Last Missing U.S. Soldier Identified – Has Michigan Ties

Staff Sergeant Ahmed Kousay Altaie was an Army interpreter who was born in Iraq, but resided in the Ann Arbor area.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/27/2012

(WWJ Photo, File)

Michigan State Police: Veterans A Good Fit

Veterans returning from duty in Iraq and Afghanistan would be good candidates to serve and protect the state, according to the director of the Michigan State Police.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/21/2012

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Local Iraq Vet’s Family Gets Early Christmas

Christmas comes early for a local Iraq war veteran and her family.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/22/2011

U.S. Army soldiers from the 2-82 Field Artillery, 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, carry their bags to waiting trucks as they prepare to board buses later in the evening to fly home to Fort Hood, Texas after being one of the last American combat units to exit from Iraq on December 15, 2011 at Camp Virginia, near Kuwait City, Kuwait.(credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Air Force Will Stay In Iraq As Combat Forces Leave Country

Ron Stockton, a University of Michigan – Dearborn professor, said many forget about the original war plan — to smoothly invade Iraq, and then fight Iran and Syria. He said that war plan would have ended in utter chaos.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/18/2011

U.S. Army soldiers from the 2-82 Field Artillery, 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, carry their bags to waiting trucks as they prepare to board buses later in the evening to fly home to Fort Hood, Texas after being one of the last American combat units to exit from Iraq on December 15, 2011 at Camp Virginia, near Kuwait City, Kuwait.(credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

U.S. Officially Ends War In Iraq

After nearly nine years, 4,500 Americans dead and 32,000 wounded, U.S. officials are formally shutting down the war in Iraq.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/15/2011

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