Memorial Day at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., May 30, 2016.<br>Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes

Remembering the Fallen: Memorial Day 2016

From the nation's capital to U.S, military bases overseas, Americans paused Monday to honor those who gave their lives in the service of their country. Read the stories here.

11:42 May 30, 2016
President Barack Obama lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns, on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2016, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.<br>Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP

Obama marks Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery

President Barack Obama challenged Americans on Memorial Day to fill the silence from those who died serving their country with love and support for families of the fallen, "not just with words but with our actions."

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In this Friday, May 27, 2016 photo, members of a breakaway faction of the Taliban fighters walks during a gathering, in Shindand district of Herat province, Afghanistan. A string of coordinated Taliban attacks on police checkpoints in the increasingly volatile southern Afghan province of Helmand killed at least 12 policemen, an official said Monday.<br>Allauddin Khan/AP

Officials: US strikes kill 17 Taliban as fighting intensifies

A series of U.S. drone strikes killed at least 17 Taliban fighters, officials said Monday, as heavy fighting in southern Afghanistan left dozens of policemen dead.

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Iraqi security forces, with allied Shiite Popular Mobilization Forces and Sunni tribal fighters, gather ahead of an operation aimed at re-taking the Islamic State-held city of Fallujah, outside Fallujah, Iraq, Sunday, May 29, 2016. Iraqi officials say a suicide car bombing Monday morning has targeted an army checkpoint in Baghdad, killing at least eight people.<br>Khalid Mohammed/AP

Iraqi forces push into Fallujah as Islamic State bombings kill 24

Iraqi forces started pushing into the city of Fallujah on Monday as a wave of bombings claimed by the Islamic State group in Baghdad and near the Iraqi capital killed at least 24 people.

11:41 May 30, 2016
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, or EMDR, is designed to help the brain unlock traumatic memories and reprocess them into more positive thoughts. During a session, the client may be asked to focus on a memory while stimulation is used such as eye movements, tapping or sounds. After each association is processed, the “bilateral” stimulation continues until the original issue is no longer disturbing.<br>U.S. Marine Corps photo

Alternate PTSD therapy for vets ruffles VA feathers, but gets results

Even before she left for Afghanistan, Katie Helmer knew she was going to have trouble when she got back.

02:16 May 30, 2016
Elizabeth Quinn, right, a gifted resource educator, and Albert Vandeway, a fourth-grade student at Kaiserslautern Elementary School, make adjustments to Lego obstacles during a DODEA-Europe robotics competition for 10- to 14-year-old students in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Monday, March 28, 2016. Teams from Kaiserslautern Elementary, Bitburg Elementary, Vogelweh Elementary and Spangdahlem Middle School linked up virtually for the district-wide competition.<br>Michael B. Keller/Stars and Stripes

Schools to begin monitoring students from military families

Schools across the country are preparing to formally track military family students' academic progress as they move from military base to military base and state to state.

01:18 May 30, 2016


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