Bridge in Dorchester named after Tuskegee Airmen 
Given the challenge of naming a bridge on American Legion Highway in Dorchester, Julian McNeil and Gerry Ellis-Williams wanted their choice to inspire young men like themselves and to honor African-Americans who have made major contributions to US history.
(DAVID L. RYAN/GLOBE STAFF)

Bridge in Dorchester named after Tuskegee Airmen

Given the challenge of naming a bridge on American Legion Highway in Dorchester, Julian McNeil and Gerry Ellis-Williams wanted their choice to inspire young men like themselves and to honor African-Americans who have made major contributions to US history.

(DAVID L. RYAN/GLOBE STAFF)

Scott Brown makes new push for ‘Stolen Valor Act’ 
After the Supreme Court struck down a similar law, Senator Brown is pushing for legislation that would criminalize people who misrepresent themselves as military heroes.
(ESSDRAS M SUAREZ/ GLOBE STAFF/FILE)

Scott Brown makes new push for ‘Stolen Valor Act’

After the Supreme Court struck down a similar law, Senator Brown is pushing for legislation that would criminalize people who misrepresent themselves as military heroes.

(ESSDRAS M SUAREZ/ GLOBE STAFF/FILE)

Defense cuts due to hit Mass. economy hard 
The defense sector could lose 30,000 jobs because of massive military budget cuts that are set for next year, the author of a new study warned.

Defense cuts due to hit Mass. economy hard

The defense sector could lose 30,000 jobs because of massive military budget cuts that are set for next year, the author of a new study warned.

For Constitution crew, a historic assignment 
When the USS Constitution ventures into Boston Harbor on July Fourth, it will take more than 60 Navy men and women to operate her. Surprisingly, the ship is a plum assignment for sailors.
(ARAM BOGHOSIAN FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE)

For Constitution crew, a historic assignment

When the USS Constitution ventures into Boston Harbor on July Fourth, it will take more than 60 Navy men and women to operate her. Surprisingly, the ship is a plum assignment for sailors.

(ARAM BOGHOSIAN FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE)

JULIETTE KAYYEM
Suicide is the biggest foe for US troops 
While the Pentagon has made serious and sustained efforts to address suicide, the growing number of these cases suggests that the message isn’t taking hold. 
(REUTERS)

JULIETTE KAYYEM

Suicide is the biggest foe for US troops

While the Pentagon has made serious and sustained efforts to address suicide, the growing number of these cases suggests that the message isn’t taking hold.

(REUTERS)

iRobot turns attention to consumers 
- Anticipating that its business with the US military will decline sharply, iRobot Crop. is launching a $10 million advertising campaign targeting consumers.

iRobot turns attention to consumers

- Anticipating that its business with the US military will decline sharply, iRobot Crop. is launching a $10 million advertising campaign targeting consumers.

As ice cap melts, militaries vie for Arctic edge 
- YOKOSUKA, Japan - To the world’s military leaders, the debate over climate change is long over. They are preparing for a new kind of Cold War in the Arctic, anticipating that rising temperatures there will open up a treasure trove of resources, long-dreamed-of sea lanes and a slew of potential conflicts.

As ice cap melts, militaries vie for Arctic edge

- YOKOSUKA, Japan - To the world’s military leaders, the debate over climate change is long over. They are preparing for a new kind of Cold War in the Arctic, anticipating that rising temperatures there will open up a treasure trove of resources, long-dreamed-of sea lanes and a slew of potential conflicts.

US allows more combat-related jobs for women
- The Pentagon will maintain bans on women serving in most ground combat units, defense officials said yesterday, despite pressure from lawmakers and female veterans who called the restrictions outdated after a decade at war.

US allows more combat-related jobs for women

- The Pentagon will maintain bans on women serving in most ground combat units, defense officials said yesterday, despite pressure from lawmakers and female veterans who called the restrictions outdated after a decade at war.

'Quick draw' game blamed in death of Mass. soldier
- A soldier has blamed a game of quick draw in the shooting death of his roommate, a 22-year-old Army Sergeant from Falmouth, and analysts say it could be a plausible scenario.

'Quick draw' game blamed in death of Mass. soldier

- A soldier has blamed a game of quick draw in the shooting death of his roommate, a 22-year-old Army Sergeant from Falmouth, and analysts say it could be a plausible scenario.

THE BIG PICTURE
Afghanistan, December 2011
- As the transition in Afghanistan draws closer, problems with security, the economy, and cultural mores are growing even more apparent. Included in this monthly look at Afghanistan are images that highlight these issues.
(37 photos total)

THE BIG PICTURE

Afghanistan, December 2011

- As the transition in Afghanistan draws closer, problems with security, the economy, and cultural mores are growing even more apparent. Included in this monthly look at Afghanistan are images that highlight these issues.

(37 photos total)