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Alaska guardsman mauled by bear while training at JBER

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 09:46
A soldier with the Alaska Army National Guard was in stable condition Sunday after 'an encounter with a brown bear sow defending her nearby cubs' that took place during training at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, the base announced in a news release.
Categories: Military Times (US)

VA nominee McDonald to go before Congress

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 08:44
President Barack Obama's choice to lead the beleaguered Veterans Affairs Department is going before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee for a confirmation hearing as Congress considers a bill to help the next VA leader do his job.
Categories: Military Times (US)

Train carrying bodies from MH17 arrives in Kharkiv

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 08:08
Four refrigerated rail cars carrying the bodies of 282 of the 298 victims of a downed Malaysian jetliner arrived in the city of Kharkiv, controlled by the Ukrainian national government, en route to Amsterdam.
Categories: Military Times (US)

California won't send troops to Mexican border

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 07:07
California Gov. Jerry Brown won't be deploying National Guard troops to the Mexican border like Texas is doing in response to an influx of immigrants, a state military official said Monday.
Categories: Military Times (US)

Suicide bomber kills 4 foreign guards in Kabul

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 06:13
A suicide bomber on a motorcycle targeted a police compound housing foreign advisers in Kabul on Tuesday, killing four foreign security guards and wounding six, Afghan officials said.
Categories: Military Times (US)

100 guardsmen on standby to fight fires in Washington

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 18:42
Calmer winds and cooler temperatures were allowing firefighters to go on the offensive Monday against a destructive wildfire that has charred hundreds of square miles of terrain in Washington state and is the largest in state history.
Categories: Military Times (US)

Report: Retaliation by supervisors common at VA

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 16:16
A pharmacy supervisor at the VA was placed on leave after complaining about errors and delays in delivering medications to patients at a hospital in Palo Alto, California.
Categories: Military Times (US)

Texas governor to send 1,000 National Guard troops to border

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 15:57
Texas Gov. Rick Perry will announce today that he plans to activate up to 1,000 National Guard troops to help guard the U.S.-Mexico border, a source in the governor's office told Military Times.
Categories: Military Times (US)

Army staff sergeant receives Medal of Honor for battle at Wanat

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 15:06
President Obama bestowed the Medal of Honor Monday on a former Army staff sergeant who fought off enemy fighters during one of the bloodiest battles of the Afghanistan war.
Categories: Military Times (US)

Corruption investigated in Kansas National Guard

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 14:23
Federal authorities are investigating possible corruption involving outside medical companies' contracts with the Kansas Army National Guard, according to the state's adjutant general's office.
Categories: Military Times (US)

2 Wyoming air tankers in Idaho to fight wildfires

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 13:17
Two military air tankers from Wyoming are in Boise to help fight wildfires in the Pacific Northwest.
Categories: Military Times (US)

Montana Guard helicopters, troops to help with Washington fires

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 13:03
The Montana Army National Guard sent 17 soldiers and two CH-47 Chinook helicopters to Washington state to support wildfire fighting operations.
Categories: Military Times (US)

Biden: U.S. won't rest until VA problems fixed

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 12:43
Vice President Joe Biden is telling veterans that the Obama administration won't rest until major problems at the Veterans Affairs Department get fixed.
Categories: Military Times (US)

Alcohol ban in South Korea reflects 'fight tonight' readiness

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 12:24
Airmen new to South Korea need to know what they're getting into.
Categories: Military Times (US)

U.N. to vote on crash resolution; Russia reluctant

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:09
The U.N. Security Council will vote Monday on an Australia-proposed resolution demanding international access to the Ukraine plane crash site and a cease-fire around the area, with diplomats pressuring a reluctant Russia to approve it.
Categories: Military Times (US)

Wes Welker takes flight with Thunderbirds

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 10:40
Denver Bronco Wes Welker says he's glad he took flight with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds in Cheyenne but he's not sure he'll do it again anytime soon.
Categories: Military Times (US)

Use your VA loan benefit

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 10:34
After a tornado ripped through Air Force Tech. Sgt. Rhonda Stockstill's house in Moore, Oklahoma, in May 2013, she and her husband began the hunt for a new home, thinking they would go through their previous lender to get another VA home loan.
Categories: Military Times (US)

Kerry: Mounting evidence of Russian involvement in crash

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 07:56
Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday there was mounting evidence Russia assisted separatists in Ukraine in shooting down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.
Categories: Military Times (US)

Study: Indirect link between combat and suicide risk

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 07:29
One of the first comprehensive efforts to explain record suicides among soldiers during and after their deployments in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan finds an indirect link between deployment, combat and self-destructive urges, according to a paper publ
Categories: Military Times (US)

2 Americans killed in fighting in Gaza Strip

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 07:22
Max Steinberg and Nissim Sean Carmeli grew up in America. But they both developed a passion for Israel.
Categories: Military Times (US)