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U.S. journalist thankful for work to secure freedom

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 16:21
A U.S. journalist speaking publicly for the first time since his release from a Syrian extremist group said Wednesday that he was overwhelmed to learn that so many 'brave, determined and big-hearted' people were behind efforts to secure his release.
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Update: Air Guard F-15C crashes in Virginia, pilot's status unknown

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 16:07
A Massachusetts Air National Guard F-15C crashed at about 9 a.m. in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. The pilot's status is unknown.
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U.S.: Russia directing new offensive in Ukraine

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 15:03
The Obama administration accused Russia on Wednesday of orchestrating a new military campaign in Ukraine that is helping rebel forces expand their fight in the country's east and sending tanks, rocket launchers and armored vehicles toward communities else
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Feedback critical to racking and stacking

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:39
This year's retention boards and the overhaul of the enlisted performance evaluation system make one thing clear: Racking and stacking airmen is the new reality.
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151 years after Gettysburg, a Medal of Honor recipient

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:29
Of the 3,487 men and one woman who have received the Medal of Honor, 644 have been awarded the nation's highest military honor posthumously.
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Two heroes from Vietnam will receive Medal of Honor

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:26
Two soldiers who served in Vietnam will receive the Medal of Honor in a Sept. 15 ceremony, the White House announced Tuesday. A third soldier, who fought in Gettysburg during the Civil War, will also receive the top valor award.
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Alcohol ban in Ramstein dorms lifted

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:24
Seventeen months after his predecessor banned alcohol in Ramstein Air Base, Germany, dormitories, 86th Airlift Wing commander Brig. Gen. Patrick Mordente has changed course.
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3DELRR contract expected soon

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:13
The Air Force could award the contract for its Three Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar (3DELRR) program as early as next week, sources tell Defense News.
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Afghan candidate pulls out of election audit

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:27
One of two men vying to become the president of Afghanistan, Abdullah Abdullah, pulled his observers Wednesday from an audit of the country's disputed election over concerns of widespread fraud in a move that throws the already contentious election into f
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Sources: U.S. surveillance planes over Syria

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:26
The U.S. has begun surveillance flights over Syria after President Obama gave the OK, U.S. officials said, a move that could pave the way for airstrikes against Islamic State militant targets there.
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U.S. transfers 2 Yemenis held in Bagram prison to Yemen

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:25
Yemeni security officials say that two prisoners held at a U.S. military prison in Afghanistan have been handed over to Yemen.
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One-third of domestic violence victims in active-duty military families are men

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:10
Army Special Forces Sgt. Casey Gray clearly recalls the day when his fiancée turned violent.
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Medal of Honor recipient remembered for small acts of kindness

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:05
Col. Bernard Fisher, 1927-2014
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Obama announces veterans mental health efforts, but most aren't new

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:08
In his speech before the American Legion on Tuesday, President Obama touted new initiatives intended to improve mental health treatment and support for service members and veterans.
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Airman's charity wants gamers to play for a cause

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 08:59
If you're done playing Halo 3, Tech. Sgt. Clayton Holcomb wants your game console for military kids to enjoy.
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Air Force aiding Florida police in sex stings

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 17:36
Not only have Central Florida law enforcement officers violated federal rules in conducting
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American woman is being held hostage in Syria

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 17:15
The Islamic State militant group is holding hostage a young American woman who was doing humanitarian aid work in Syria, a family representative said Tuesday.
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Reports: American dies fighting for Islamic State

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 17:00
A 33-year-old San Diego man was killed over the weekend fighting for the Islamic State, NBC News and CNN are reporting.
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Academy adopts strategy to prevent sexual assaults

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 16:42
The sexual assault scandals that have rocked the military - and their academies, where officers are trained in a campus-like atmosphere - have challenged leaders to come up with new strategies to prevent sexual assault.
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U.S. giving extra $60M in military aid to Tunisia

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 16:27
The U.S. has announced it will be giving Tunisia another $60 million in military aid next year.
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