For the next four years, hundreds of military families in Minnesota will submit to wearing heart sensors to monitor the stresses they exert on each other and allow video cameras to record their interactions as part of an extraordinary first-in-the-nation look at the toll exacted by deployments to war zones.
Already, attack submarines are at times asked to stay out longer than six months — extensions that can be trying for sailors who serve in tightly confined spaces with limited outside communication as members of the "silent service."
A Minnesota man whose brother's death in Iraq sparked a criminal probe has now been deployed to the same conflict. His brother died in 2004 when he was electrocuted in the shower, but the family had been told otherwise.
North Carolina is losing out on a congressional seat and future tax dollars because so many of its military personnel were deployed during the U.S. Census and counted in population totals for other states, according to an Associated Press review.
The North Dakota National Guard general who recently took command of a large peacekeeping force in Kosovo said Wednesday that he sees “a noticeable improvement” in the area’s security since he was last there in 2005.
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