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Military investigates scene of Kansas F-16 crash

1 hour 14 min ago
Military personnel are investigating the southeast Kansas site where an Oklahoma Air National Guard fighter jet crashed after a midair collision with another jet from the same unit during a training exercise.
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IS fighters seize airdropped weapons meant for Kurds

2 hours 44 min ago
Islamic State group fighters seized at least one cache of weapons airdropped by U.S.-led coalition forces that were meant to suppy Kurdish militiamen battling the extremist group in a border town, activists said Tuesday.
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Dempsey hits YouTube to address troops' Ebola concerns

3 hours 11 min ago
The nation's top military officer has taken to YouTube to soothe troops' concerns about deploying to the region of Africa being ravaged by Ebola.
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Terrorist ideology blamed in car attack on Canadian soldiers

4 hours 5 min ago
A young convert to Islam who killed a Canadian soldier in a hit-and-run had been on the radar of federal investigators, who feared he had jihadist ambitions and had seized his passport, authorities said Tuesday.
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Pentagon: Counter-IS campaign costs $424 million so far

4 hours 15 min ago
The U.S. military has spent $424 million so far in its military campaign against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq, the Pentagon said Tuesday.
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Airman pleads guilty to giving police officer a 'wet Willy'

4 hours 53 min ago
A former Kiester man accused of licking his fingers and poking a Mankato police officer in both ears has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor to avoid a felony charge.
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Oklahoma Guard: No injuries after midair collision

4 hours 53 min ago
The Oklahoma Air National Guard says two of its fighter jets collided over southeast Kansas during a training exercise, with one ejecting from one of the aircraft.
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Air Force UAV crashes in Niger; no injuries

5 hours 3 min ago
A U.S. MQ-9 Reaper crashed early Monday at the Diori Hamani International Airport in Niamey, Niger, the Air Force confirmed.
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Air Force jet, crew lands in Pyongyang to pick up freed prisoner

5 hours 4 min ago
An Air Force executive jet and aircrew from Joint Base Pearl-Harbor, Hickam, was tasked with landing in North Korea today and picking up an American prisoner who was released by the Pyongyang regime.
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Guard C-130 crews conduct exercise in Poland

5 hours 54 min ago
The Air National Guard has landed its first C-130 aircraft rotation at the U.S. Aviation Detachment in Poland for a joint training exercise.
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Some stereotypes stick to vets, survey shows

5 hours 54 min ago
All veterans aren't homeless washouts. But Got Your Six officials worry that many Americans see them that way.
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S.C. party chairs back change in picking state military head

6 hours 6 min ago
The chairmen of South Carolina's Republican and Democratic parties are urging voters to support a proposed change to the way the state's top military officer is selected.
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NATO intercepts Russian jets over Baltic Sea

6 hours 47 min ago
NATO scrambled fighter jets twice in two days to intercept Russian military aircraft over the Baltic Sea, it said Tuesday amid reports that Russian military activity in the region is increasing.
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Iowa airman buried nearly 70 years after death

7 hours 11 min ago
The remains of an Iowa airman shot down nearly 70 years ago during a World War II battle have been buried in his hometown of Badger.
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Survey: readers believe U.S. combat troops will return to Iraq

7 hours 22 min ago
Most readers believe the U.S. will soon send ground combat troops to Iraq, despite President Obama's repeated assurances to the contrary.
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Anchorage School District bans military recruiters

7 hours 45 min ago
The Anchorage School District has banned military recruiters from the district's campuses.
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B-52s headed to Europe for second time this year

8 hours 1 min ago
U.S. Strategic Command will sendB-52 Stratofortress bombers to participate in Exercise Noble Justification this month in support of NATO allies and partners.
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U.S. planes airdrop arms to besieged Syrian town

8 hours 43 min ago
The U.S. Air Force dropped military aid around the besieged Syrian town of Kobani overnight in an effort to resupply Kurdish forces battling Islamic State militants there, U.S. Central Command in Tampa said.
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Airdrops in Syria may strain U.S.-Turkish relations

8 hours 46 min ago
On Sunday night two U.S.
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