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Obama calls up reserves to deal with Ebola in Africa

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 13:52
President Obama has issued an executive order calling up ready reserve troops to combat the Ebola crisis in Africa.
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Report: Former Iraqi pilots train IS fighters on MiGs

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 13:19
The Islamic State group is test flying, with the help of former Iraqi air force pilots, several fighter jets captured earlier from air bases belonging to the Syrian military, a Syrian activist group said Friday.
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Ebola scare closes Pentagon parking lot

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 12:22
Authorities cordoned off a portion of a Pentagon parking lot Friday morning after a woman who recently traveled to Africa began vomiting there, sparking concerns about a potential Ebola problem, officials said.
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Eating disorders fairly rare among troops, study finds

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:34
A new study finds that eating disorder diagnoses in the U.S. military remain somewhat rare, but perhaps not surprisingly, female troops are 20 times more likely to have such issues than males.
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Air Force: 'Unrealistic to expect perfection' in force management programs

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:22
Weeks after more than 1,000 voluntarily separating airmen learned they would not receive the medical benefits the Air Force had promised them, no solution to the problem is yet in sight.
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Marine under voluntary Ebola quarantine

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:20
An active-duty Marine has gone under voluntary quarantine and is watching for possible Ebola symptoms after learning he was on a flight with a nurse who is undergoing treatment for Ebola, a Marine Forces Reserve spokesman said Thursday.
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Report: Turkey approves U.S. drone flights to monitor Islamic State

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:08
Air Force drones in Turkey have reportedly received the OK to join the fight against the Islamic State.
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White House rejects calls for Ebola travel ban

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:28
Warning that Americans are losing faith in their government's ability to stop Ebola, Republican lawmakers on Thursday pressed for a ban on travel to the U.S. from the West African outbreak zone.
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Kobani key to U.S. strategy against Islamic State

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:21
Dusty and remote, the Syrian city of Kobani has become an unlikely spoil in the war against Islamic State militants - and far more of a strategic prize than the United States wants to admit.
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New York man charged with impersonating Marine

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:19
A New York man who authorities say wore a Marine uniform to a county fair faces impersonation charges in two towns.
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Kurds sharing intel with U.S. for Syria strikes

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:41
Kurdish fighters are sharing information with the U.S.-led coalition to coordinate strikes against Islamic State militants in the Syrian border town of Kobani, a Kurdish official said Friday.
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Charleston AFB pilots play it safe in western Africa

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 07:59
Pilots from the Charleston Air Force Base say they are playing it safe when taking supplies to western Africa, the center of the Ebola outbreak.
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Air Guard unit set for annual Antarctica mission

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 07:01
A New York Air National Guard unit based near Albany is gearing up for its annual mission to the South Pole.
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U.S. Ebola force continues to build in West Africa

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 18:15
Before entering the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia to brief soldiers and reporters on the U.S. military response to the Ebola epidemic, Army Maj. Gen. Darryl Williams washed his hands in chlorine bleach and had his temperature taken.
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Tears from quad-amputee as he sees his new 'smart home'

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 18:04
After losing both his arms and legs in an IED attack in Afghanistan, this war veteran is being given the gift of a lifetime with a specially made house that accommodates his needs.
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CrossFit vs. unit PT | Troops will do the training plans in what's likely the biggest CrossFit study ever

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 16:03
Which is better at building at hard bodies: CrossFit or standard Army physical training?
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Russia's defense minister bristles at SecDef Hagel's comment

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 15:56
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has criticized a comment by the U.S. defense secretary about Russia's military resurgence.
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Up in the sky, a mystery space plane - but why?

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 15:29
What looks like a mini space shuttle, can fly itself for millions of miles and goes by the name X-37B?
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Yemeni man sues Germany over U.S. drone strikes

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 13:15
A Yemeni man filed a suit against the German government Wednesday for allegedly letting the United States use an air base in Germany for lethal drone strikes.
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U.S.: Hundreds of Islamic State fighters killed in strikes near Kobani

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 12:19
A barrage of U.S.-led airstrikes in and around the Syrian city of Kobani, including 39 over the past two days, has killed hundreds of Islamic State fighters and has stiffened the city's Kurdish defenders, the Pentagon's spokesman said Wednesday.
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