This issue of On Patrol explores the difficulties and successes many troops face when they come home from war or leave the military.
Army Spc. Brandon Smith provides security at the start of the 2014 Boston Marathon. About 600 Massachusetts National Guardsmen assisted local authorities to ensure the event would be as safe as possible. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jerry Saslav
Best for Vets: Employers 2014 (Military Times)
First women move into Army platoon artillery jobs (Associated Press)
Air Force mission on the rise in Africa amid Afghan drawdown (Stars and Stripes)
Pentagon Debates Policy To Strengthen, Disperse Bases (Defense News)
McChrystal film 'The Operators' coming via David Michod, Brad Pitt (Los Angeles Times)
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