This issue of On Patrol explores the difficulties and successes many troops face when they come home from war or leave the military.
Marines practice their sitting volleyball skills during the 2014 Marine Corps Trials on Camp Pendleton, Calif. The event involves four competing teams comprised of active duty Marines, veterans and international service members. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Corporal Ashton Buckingham
U.S. takes a step back in the drug wars (Marine Corps Times)
U.S. General: Grim Afghan Future if no Security Pact (Associated Press)
Few Army women want combat jobs (The Associated Press)
President Obama pressures Afghanistan leader Karzai on security deal (Los Angeles Times)
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