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DoD tightens tuition assistance rules

2 hours 30 min ago
Force-wide changes to the military's Tuition Assistance program may require troops to pay back their TA money if they perform poorly in class.
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AFPC outlines options for senior airmen affected by lost promotion tests

3 hours 23 min ago
The Air Force is still trying to hunt down promotion test answer sheets for the most recent testing cycle that went MIA after they were mailed via FedEx from Pope Airfield, North Carolina, Air Force Personnel Center officials said Friday.
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Welsh gives Air Force top ethics marks; Congresswomen say comments are 'troubling'

3 hours 26 min ago
The Air Force's top officer gives his service top marks for personal behavior, saying he is 'very happy with the ethical fabric of the United States Air Force,' despite problems that include a cheating scandal at its nuclear missile sites and a general's
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Army vice chief Campbell confirmed for ISAF post; Votel goes to SOCOM

3 hours 26 min ago
The Army's vice chief of staff, Gen. John Campbell, was confirmed Wednesday as the next commander for NATO's International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces in Afghanistan.
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Unaccompanied children could be housed at Maxwell

3 hours 26 min ago
Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, is now joining several other military bases as possible locations to house unaccompanied Central American minors, according to the state's governor's office.
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Pentagon: Bigger Russian artillery moving into Ukraine soon

3 hours 59 min ago
The movement of Russian heavy caliber artillery systems across the border into Ukraine is 'imminent,' the Pentagon said Friday, saying Russia is escalating the military action there.
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Number of military suicides showing uptick

4 hours 6 min ago
The number of military suicides so far this year is running slightly higher than for the same time frame last year, but without the context of force reductions, the raw data say little about current suicide trends in the armed services.
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Afghan Taliban leader warns against pact with U.S.

4 hours 9 min ago
The Taliban's reclusive leader is warning that a bilateral security pact allowing foreign troops to stay in Afghanistan beyond the end of this year will mean more fighting.
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U.S. clears Kuwaiti for release from Guantanamo

5 hours 1 min ago
The United States has cleared the release of a Kuwaiti man held at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for more than 12 years because of his suspected links to terrorism.
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House to Obama: No troops to Iraq without our OK

5 hours 4 min ago
The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a resolution Friday that would bar President Barack Obama from sending forces to Iraq in a 'sustained combat role' without congressional approval.
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Iraq elects new president as attacks kill dozens

5 hours 43 min ago
Iraqi lawmakers elected a veteran Kurdish politician on Thursday to replace long-serving Jalal Talabani as the country's new president in the latest step toward forming a new government.
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Military working dogs finding their way home

6 hours 5 min ago
When Marine Sgt. Deano Miller was preparing to return home from a deployment in Afghanistan, he desperately wanted to say goodbye to his best friend.
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Civilians offered buyouts under HQ reduction plan

6 hours 6 min ago
The Air Force is encouraging civilians to apply for voluntary early retirement or separation to help the service achieve planned headquarters staff reductions.
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Iraq Sunni militias pinched by jihadis, corruption

6 hours 7 min ago
Wisam al-Hardan's cellphone rang late into the night. He let it ring on and on. He couldn't bear to answer.
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You're invited: Participate in Military Times' annual reader survey

6 hours 10 min ago
How is morale in your unit? Are budget reductions affecting your op-tempo? Are you worried about cuts to your pay and benefits? And what do you think about the crisis in Iraq?
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2 options offered for lost staff sgt. tests

6 hours 31 min ago
Senior airmen at Pope Air Field, North Carolina, whose promotion test answer sheets for the most recent staff sergeant testing cycle were lost in the mail will be allowed to retake the professional development guide portion of their test this year, said a
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Group wants to dredge river for '56 bomber wreck

7 hours 59 min ago
A group that's spent nearly 20 years trying to find the wreckage of a World War II-era bomber that crashed into a Pittsburgh-area river is seeking permission to dredge the waterway for wreckage.
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Former astronaut Hank Hartsfield dies at 80

8 hours 16 min ago
Former astronaut Henry 'Hank' Hartsfield, who logged 483 hours during three trips into space and commanded two shuttle missions, has died.
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Central American leaders convening at White House

8 hours 57 min ago
President Barack Obama is summoning Central American leaders to the White House to discuss the influx of young immigrants from their countries to the U.S., hoping to show presidential action even as Congress remains deeply split over proposals to stem the crisis on the border.
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