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NATO's chief: Russia's actions are illegitimate

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 07:41
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has urged Russia to pull back its troops from Ukraine's borders and enter a dialogue respecting Ukraine's sovereignty.
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NATO to consider options to reassure Eastern European members

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 20:21
NATO's supreme allied commander will present options to the North Atlantic Council on April 15 on how the alliance will reassure eastern European members that NATO is committed to defending them, including military exercises, an alliance spokesman said.
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Former 20th Air Force commander fired after Russia trip will retire as 1-star

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:12
The two-star general removed from command of the Air Force's nuclear missile arsenal in October after a series of misdeeds in Russia will retire June 1 at the rank of brigadier general, the Air Force said.
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Petraeus congratulates Colbert on landing 'Late Show' gig

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 18:26
Stephen Colbert will be the next host of CBS' 'Late Show,' drawing congratulations from retired Army Gen. David Petraeus, former commander of U.S. troops in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
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McKeon satisfied with military on Benghazi

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 17:38
The GOP chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said Thursday he is satisfied with how the military responded to the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.
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Cyber warfare research institute to open at West Point

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 17:24
The Army's academy has established a cyber warfare research institute to groom elite cyber troops and solve thorny problems for the Army and the nation in this new warfighting domain.
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Military readiness showing gaps, top officials say

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 15:28
The U.S. military remains the strongest in the world, but budget cuts are forcing difficult choices that in some cases are causing the services to scale down to 'bare bones,' officials told lawmakers Thursday.
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Life insurance premium rate to go up this summer

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 14:59
The premium rate for Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance will rise July 1 to 7 cents per month for every $1,000 of coverage, up from the current 6.5 cents.
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Congressman: Wait until '15 for major pay, benefits reform

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 13:56
The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee wants to wait on major military compensation reform until next year, but may accept some smaller changes to pay and benefits in the current budget debate.
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Pentagon seeks more funds to counter bio weapons

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 13:01
The Pentagon wants to spend more money on a secret program to track weapons of mass destruction because of new information showing an increased need to locate chemical and biological weapons, military budget plans show.
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U.N. approves 12,000 troops for CAR peacekeeping

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:59
The U.N. Security Council on Thursday unanimously approved a nearly 12,000-strong U.N. peacekeeping force for Central African Republic, which has been torn by mounting violence between Christians and Muslims.
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Air Force ramps up transition assistance for flood of separating airmen

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:55
The Air Force is ramping up its Transition Assistance Program to help handle an unusually high number of airmen expected to leave the service in the next few years, Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James Cody said Wednesday.
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450 U.S., Romanian troops in joint military games

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:17
Some 450 U.S. and Romanian troops and technical staff kicked off joint military exercises in northwestern Romania on Thursday, flying U.S. F-16 fighter jets alongside Romanian ones.
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All F-22s to have backup oxygen systems within 12 months

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:27
Full installation of automatic backup oxygen systems on the F-22 fleet is expected to be complete by this time next year, , a top Air Force acquisition officer said April 8. Raptors in Alaska have already begun using the system.
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25 selected for supplemental promotions

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 10:50
The Air Force has selected 25 airmen for supplemental promotion to staff sergeant, technical sergeant and senior master sergeant.
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Sailors recall rough seas during rescue of family

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 10:46
Six days after a family of four found themselves helpless and adrift in a sailboat far into the Pacific with a vomiting, feverish 1-year-old, a Navy warship delivered them safely Wednesday to San Diego, where they began their attempted around-the world vo
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Air Force security holds granny at gunpoint at Wright Patterson

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 10:41
A family trip to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton, Ohio, ended with the adults, including a 65-year-old grandmother, forced from their van at gunpoint, ordered to their knees and handcuffed as two children, ages 5 and 8, looked on.
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Senate bill would expand benefits for caregivers

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 10:34
Responding to a Rand Corp. report issued last week on challenges facing those who care for ill or injured veterans, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., on Thursday introduced a bill that would increase federal support for this largely invisible group.
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Call of cyber duty: Military academies take on the NSA

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 09:58
If Douglas MacArthur or Ulysses S. Grant went to the U.S. Military Academy today, they might be testing their defensive skills hunched in front of a computer screen.
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Hayden on pay and benefits reform: Repeat mistakes, break the force

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 09:31
The goal of the Military Officers Association of America is to promote the common defense by sustaining a strong all-volunteer force and ensure our nation keeps its reciprocal commitments to current and previous generations of career troops and families.
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