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Arkansas state VA seeks to change name

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 09:14
The Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs wants to change its name to differ from the federal agency to avoid confusion, department Director Cissy Rucker said.
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FBI: Denver girls may have tried to join jihadis

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 09:08
Three teenage girls from suburban Denver flew to Europe in a possible bid to join Islamic State militants in Syria, and now authorities are looking at their friends to see if any have similar intentions.
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Guard C-130 crews conduct exercise in Poland

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:54
The Air National Guard has landed its first C-130 aircraft rotation at the U.S. Aviation Detachment in Poland for a joint training exercise.
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Afghan soldiers who fled for Canada due in court

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 07:19
Two Afghan military officers who face deportation after leaving a Massachusetts training exercise to seek asylum in Canada are due back before a U.S. immigration judge.
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Defense firms prefer GOP, but spread campaign cash between political parties

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 06:11
For every campaign contribution from a major arms manufacturer to a Republican candidate or group, one of comparable size to a Democrat is not far behind.
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Terrorist ideology blamed in car attack on Canadian soldiers

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 16:26
A young convert to Islam who killed a Canadian soldier in a hit-and-run had been on the radar of federal investigators, who feared he had jihadist ambitions and had seized his passport, authorities said Tuesday.
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Pentagon: Counter-IS campaign costs $424 million so far

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 16:16
The U.S. military has spent $424 million so far in its military campaign against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq, the Pentagon said Tuesday.
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Oklahoma Guard: No injuries after midair collision

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 15:38
The Oklahoma Air National Guard says two of its fighter jets collided over southeast Kansas during a training exercise, with one ejecting from one of the aircraft.
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Air Force UAV crashes in Niger; no injuries

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 15:28
A U.S. MQ-9 Reaper crashed early Monday at the Diori Hamani International Airport in Niamey, Niger, the Air Force confirmed.
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S.C. party chairs back change in picking state military head

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 14:25
The chairmen of South Carolina's Republican and Democratic parties are urging voters to support a proposed change to the way the state's top military officer is selected.
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NATO intercepts Russian jets over Baltic Sea

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:44
NATO scrambled fighter jets twice in two days to intercept Russian military aircraft over the Baltic Sea, it said Tuesday amid reports that Russian military activity in the region is increasing.
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Iowa airman buried nearly 70 years after death

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:20
The remains of an Iowa airman shot down nearly 70 years ago during a World War II battle have been buried in his hometown of Badger.
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Survey: Militarytimes.com readers believe U.S. combat troops will return to Iraq

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:09
Most Militarytimes.com readers believe the U.S. will soon send ground combat troops to Iraq, despite President Obama's repeated assurances to the contrary.
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Anchorage School District bans military recruiters

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:46
The Anchorage School District has banned military recruiters from the district's campuses.
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B-52s headed to Europe for second time this year

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:30
U.S. Strategic Command will sendB-52 Stratofortress bombers to participate in Exercise Noble Justification this month in support of NATO allies and partners.
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U.S. planes airdrop arms to besieged Syrian town

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:48
The U.S. Air Force dropped military aid around the besieged Syrian town of Kobani overnight in an effort to resupply Kurdish forces battling Islamic State militants there, U.S. Central Command in Tampa said.
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Airdrops in Syria may strain U.S.-Turkish relations

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:45
On Sunday night two U.S.
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Pressure mounts to change tactics against Islamic State group

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:45
On Sept. 23, the U.S. began airstrikes against militants aligned with the Islamic States (IS) inside Syria, kicking off what President Obama and top military leaders characterizes as a campaign that will last for some time.
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Sweden's submarine hunt sends Cold War chill across Baltic

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:35
Sweden's biggest submarine hunt since the dying days of the Soviet Union has put countries around the Baltic Sea on edge.
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Nevada guardsman killed in school shooting posthumously awarded 2 medals

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 08:24
More than 500 supporters sat in silence with heads bowed and solemn expressions on their faces on Sunday as they remembered Sparks Middle School teacher Michael Landsberry.
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