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Air Force jet in Houston reports smoke in cockpit

4 hours 15 min ago
A U.S. Air Force refueling jet returning to California has made a safe emergency landing in Houston after smoke was reported in the cockpit.
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Hackers face off this weekend to solve Air Force's cyber challenges

4 hours 15 min ago
Even as national cybersecurity awareness month comes to a close, the Air Force is producing an event that will bring all kinds of hackers together to test their best coding skills.
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U.S. war planners focus on advisers in Anbar

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 18:03
Top US military planners want to expand the limited advise-and-assist mission in Iraq and are talking to allied partner nations about potentially putting non-American troops on the ground to help support the fight against Islamic State militants, according to several military officials.
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In mine-riddled Bosnia, bomb dogs are life savers

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 17:54
When Betsy, a 7-year-old bomb-sniffing dog from Bosnia-Herzegovina, arrived in the U.S.
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U.S., South Korea delay transfer of wartime control

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 17:03
The U.S. and South Korea have delayed transferring wartime operational control of allied forces by taking on a 'conditions-based approach' and scrapping the previously set deadline of 2015.
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U.S. force to fight Ebola virus starts training in San Antonio

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 16:24
The U.S. military effort to help contain the Ebola virus at home and in West Africa is gaining steam.
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Transgender troops say they want to serve openly

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 15:20
The landmark repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell' in 2011 allowed gays and lesbians to serve openly in the U.S. military.
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Air Force review shows 50 airmen can remain on active duty

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 14:10
Fifty airmen who were told that they must separate by Jan. 31 have been offered the option of remaining on active-duty, Air Force officials said Friday.
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Isolation pods will carry troops if they get Ebola

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:57
The Pentagon is developing isolation pods for the C-17 Globemaster aircraft to carry up to 15 service members should they contract Ebola while supporting Operation United Assistance in Africa.
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Leadership is key to troops' tolerance of transgender persons, allied forces say

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 10:31
Transgender persons are barred from serving openly in the U.S. military but can do so in the armed forces of 18 other nations worldwide, including NATO allies Sweden and the United Kingdom as well as Australia and New Zealand.
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After 1st Ebola case in NYC, 3 others quarantined

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 09:02
A doctor who became New York City's first Ebola patient was praised for getting treatment immediately upon showing symptoms, and health officials stressed that the nation's most populous city need not fear his wide-ranging travel in the days before his il
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Prisoner in Afghanistan to be tried in U.S.

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 07:22
The Obama administration is preparing to transfer a military detainee in Afghanistan for criminal trial in Virginia, U.S. officials said Thursday.
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Overnight French raid destroys IS arms center

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 07:09
France's military chief says an overnight air raid has destroyed an arms depot for the Islamic State group in Iraq.
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Saudi Arabia convicts 27 for plotting attack on U.S. forces

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 06:26
A court in Saudi Arabia sentenced 27 people to prison for planning a series of attacks against U.S.
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Possible Ebola case in New York City

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 05:54
The first case of Ebola may have arrived in New York City.
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First weapons crew certified on F-35A

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 20:04
The latest milestone in the F-35A program belongs to airmen on the ground.
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U.S. official: Iraq army not ready to repel Islamic State

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 19:43
U.S. airstrikes and Iraqi ground forces have blunted an Islamic State offensive in Iraq, but it will be months before Iraq can mount a sustained counteroffensive to take terrain back, a senior U.S. military official said Thursday.
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U.S. officials worry about 'lone wolf' attacks

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 18:27
After a pair of attacks in Canada this week that officials labeled as terrorism, counterparts in the USA are reacting with offers of cooperation - and a sense of apprehension.
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Coalition airstrikes in Syria killed more than 500

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 18:16
U.S.-led coalition airstrikes in Syria have killed more than 500 people since they began last month, mainly Islamic militants, activists said Thursday, as fighting flared yet again in the northern Syrian border town of Kobani.
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Prisoner in Afghanistan to be tried in U.S.

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 17:48
The Obama administration is preparing to transfer a military detainee in Afghanistan for criminal trial near Washington, U.S. officials said Thursday.
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