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Joint Base Langley-Eustis hospital acquires 'germ-zapping' robot

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 10:31
The Air Force acquired its second machine that can help stop spread deadly viruses - including Ebola.
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Airmen wait and worry over VSP mix-up

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 10:13
As the Air Force's medical benefit mix-up continued into at least its fourth week, frustration built among affected separated airmen.
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U.S. military sales to allies tops $34B in 2014

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 09:50
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Iraqi Kurdish fighters to head to Syria

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 09:35
IRBIL, Iraq Dozens of Iraq's Kurdish peshmerga fighters will fly to Turkey on Tuesday and from there cross into the Syrian border town of Kobani to help fellow Kurds fight Muslim militants, a spokesman for the Kurdish force said.
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VA settles Pittsburgh Legionnaire's suit for $125K

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 09:03
The Department of Veterans Affairs has agreed to pay $125,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by the son of a Marine veteran who died after contracting Legionnaire's disease at a Pittsburgh VA hospital.
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NATO chief urges allies to boost defense spending, build ties with Russia

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 08:48
NATO countries must boost defense spending and build a constructive relationship with Russia, the alliance's new leader said on Tuesday.
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House candidate Zinke releases military record

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 08:05
Republican U.S. House candidate Ryan Zinke produced a military record Monday that opponents have been calling for since this summer.
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Violence marks Afghan president's first month

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 07:44
Suicide bombers, roadside bombs and rocket attacks on the Afghan capital have intensified in the one month since President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai took office as the Taliban are sending a message that they disapprove of his tough stance on ending the insurg
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Military family unit headed to the natural bodybuilding world championships

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 20:09
An entire Army family - a soldier, his wife and stepdaughter - are headed to the top international bodybuilding championships in San Diego in a few weeks, each with a shot at earning a top title.
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Poland in defense shift as anti-Russia mood grows

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 19:02
Poland is planning a major realignment of its military structure because of the conflict in neighboring Ukraine, the country's defense minister said Monday, a move that could shift thousands of troops to its eastern border.
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Lockheed, Pentagon agree on eighth F-35 lot

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 18:11
Lockheed Martin has reached an agreement with the Pentagon to procure the eighth lot of F-35 joint strike fighters, including the first stealthy jets for Israel and Japan.
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Obama to award Civil War Medal of Honor on Nov. 6

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 16:07
After an act of Congress and years of lobbying by descendants and admirers, a Union Army officer who made the ultimate sacrifice in the Battle of Gettysburg more than 150 years ago will be recognized for his heroism Nov.
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Staff sergeant cleared twice of child sex abuse charges

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 15:01
A staff sergeant who faced prosecution by the military after civilian authorities dropped child sex abuse charges against him was acquitted at court-martial last week.
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U.K. ends combat operations in Helmand province

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 14:44
Britain has ended combat operations in the Helmand province in Afghanistan, defense officials said Sunday.
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SOCOM wants to start data mining the open web

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 14:37
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Car bombings in Iraq kill at least 38 people

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 14:36
Two car bombings in Iraq, including one where a suicide attacker drove a Humvee into a checkpoint manned by Iraqi troops and pro-government Shiite militiamen, killed at least 38 people Monday, authorities said.
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U.S. official urges allies to combat IS ideology

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 14:33
The retired American general in charge of coordinating the U.S.-led coalition's fight against Islamic State militants on Monday urged Arab nations and other allies to do more to combat the group's extremist ideology.
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Army isolating soldiers as they return from West Africa

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 11:53
The Pentagon says dozens of Army soldiers and their two-star general are being isolated at their base in Vicenza, Italy, as they return after serving in West Africa to help with the Ebola fight.
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ISR reservists join ops against Islamic State group

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 09:06
The Air Force is surging reservists with experience in ISR in order to assist in ongoing operations against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.
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Veteran's canceled appointment drips with irony

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 08:53
In October, Army Reserve Maj. Leslie Haines walked into the Fort Wayne campus of the Northern Indiana VA Health Care System for her regularly scheduled appointment at the PTSD clinic.
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