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These federal contractors are hiring vets now

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 16:16
Companies that do business with the federal government employ a big chunk of the U.S. workforce - and if you're a veteran looking to join their ranks, federal law requires that they give you a leg up.
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Efficiency is watchword for Air Force energy chief

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:24
The Air Force's new energy chief repeatedly uses one word to describe his mission: efficiency.
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Financial help possible for families of troops deployed on Ebola mission

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:41
Families of troops deployed to West Africa on the Ebola mission are eligible for emergency financial assistance from the nonprofit Operation Homefront on the same basis as those of troops deployed to combat zones such as Iraq and Afghanistan, officials an
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Sweden: 3 credible sightings in submarine search

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 10:02
The Swedish military said Sunday it had made three credible sightings of foreign undersea activity in its waters during the past few days amid reports of a suspected Russian intrusion in the area.
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U.S. advisory mission in Iraq remains limited in scope and impact

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 08:29
More than one month after President Obama ordered U.S. troops to begin an advise-and-assist mission supporting the Iraqi military's fight against Islamic militants, that effort remains limited in its scope and effectiveness.
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After arms drop, U.S. coalition strikes IS

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 07:17
Syrian activists say the U.S.-led coalition has launched new airstrikes on Islamic State positions in Kobani, following overnight airdrops of weapons to Kurdish fighters in the Syrian border town.
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Kerry: 'Irresponsible' not to aid Kurds against IS

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 07:16
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the Obama administration decided to airdrop weapons and ammunitions to 'valiant' Kurds fighting Islamic State extremists in the Syrian border town of Kobani because it would be 'irresponsible' and
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Attacks on Afghan checkpoints kill 4 troops

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 07:11
Officials say insurgents have attacked several army checkpoints in eastern and southern Afghanistan, killing at least four troops and wounding several people.
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Top U.S. commander in Ebola fight sees progress

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 07:07
The first of 17 U.S.-built Ebola treatment centers in West Africa will open in a few weeks, the top commander of U.S. troops in the region told USA Today on Sunday.
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CDC to revise Ebola protocol; military readies medical team

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 15:19
Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear 'with no skin showing,' a top federal health official said Sunday, and the Pentagon announced it was forming a team to assist medical staff in the U.S., if
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Spain gives U.S. go-ahead to use bases against Ebola

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 13:58
Spain has agreed to allow the U.S. to use two military bases in the southwest of the country to support its efforts to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
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Air Force strike chief urges B-52 engine replacement

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 10:52
The head of U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command wants the service to consider installing new engines on its aging B-52 fleet, but budget realities could intervene.
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Turkey would oppose U.S. arms transfers to Kurds

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 10:11
Turkey would not agree to any U.S.
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Obama switches gears, confronting Ebola head on

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 10:05
President Obama delayed acting on immigration and an attorney general nomination this fall to dodge the politics of the midterm campaign season. But there was one topic he could not push aside - Ebola.
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Former special operations troops take up battle against online child predators

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 09:55
Military members who can no longer fight the wars overseas are battling a new enemy at home: the murky online spaces where sexual predators prey on children.
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Air Force's MC-12 mission ends in Afghanistan

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 09:29
The Air Force's mission with the MC-12 Liberty in Afghanistan is over.
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Iraq lawmakers approve interior, defense ministers

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 09:01
Iraqi lawmakers approved Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's remaining Cabinet nominees on Saturday, including for the critical defense and interior portfolios, completing the formation of a government that will strive to push the Islamic State extremist gro
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Charleston crew returns from Ebola mission: 'I felt very safe,' pilot says

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 08:58
The C-17 crew headed to the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa earlier this month would only be on the ground for a few hours.
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Ebola concern sparks commotion at Pentagon

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 08:55
In yet another indication of the rapidly rising anxiety over Ebola, a new scare erupted at the Pentagon on Friday morning after a woman on a tour bus in the building's parking lot who said she had recently traveled from Africa vomited, defense officials s
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