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FILE - In this March 25, 2020, file photo a member of the U.S. Army walks down the hall toward a monitor displaying COVID-19 safety information in Fort Meade, Md. As of last week, the Army had already exceeded its retention goal of 50,000 soldiers for the fiscal year ending in September, re-enlisting more than 52,000 so far. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Thousands defer plans to leave the military during crisis

May. 19, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Army Sgt. Antonio Gozikowski was planning to leave the military next month and head to college. After serving for six years, the dental assistant's goal was to become a dentist, and then return to the Army in a few years with his expanded medical skills. But now, with the coronavirus...

U.S. Navy Blue Angels and U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds flyover New York City skyline, Tuesday April 28, 2020, in New York. The flyover was in salute to first responders in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Military sexual assault reports rise, in Air Force above all

Apr. 30, 2020 3:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reports of sexual assaults across the military increased slightly last year, with the Air Force showing the biggest jump of all the services at 9%, according to a Defense Department report released Thursday. The annual report shows an overall increase of 3% in the number of reports filed...