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Sergeant gets plate that saved his life in point-blank attack

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 16:02
Sgt. Timothy Gilboe was given an armor plate three years after it saved his life when he charged an AK-47-toting insurgent and was shot point-blank in the belly.
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On-base fast food outlets get temporary reprieve from new wage rules

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 16:00
The Labor Department has pulled back - at least temporarily - from new minimum wage rules that had led several fast-food restaurants to end their contracts on military installations and prompted others to possibly follow suit.
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U.S. military shifting gears in Europe

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 14:52
The footprint of U.S forces in Europe is poised for major change, with two decades of peace and calm seemingly headed toward a jarring end as NATO's perspective on Russia transforms from partner to adversary.
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4-star: Armed attackers in Ukraine are Russian troops in disguise

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 14:34
The Russians aren't fooling anyone.
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Poland wants larger U.S., NATO troop presence

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 14:34
Poland's defense minister is calling for a larger U.S. and NATO military presence in his country to deter the type of Russian aggression occurring in eastern Ukraine.
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Army, National Guard ready to leverage, expand Eastern European alliances

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 14:18
Pending any orders to ramp up its forces or engagements, U.S. Army Europe and the National Guard are focused on reassuring their allies and partners.
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Group calls for DoD to withdraw from Prayer Day event

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 13:54
Longtime critics of Christian conservatives' influence in military culture are demanding the Pentagon back away from involvement in a National Day of Prayer event on Capitol Hill next month, saying it's a thinly veiled rally for far-right fundamentalists.
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Rapping medic dispenses care with a smile and a rhyme

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 13:30
If you bust your leg, he busts a rhyme.
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Officers named for command and key billet posts

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 12:37
The Regular Army officers on these lists have been selected for colonel-level command and key billet assignments in fiscal 2015.
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For U.S. troops, European tours come with career, quality-of-life perks

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 11:42
Imagine going out to hunt wild boar in the forests of Germany, then celebrating with buddies at the local gasthaus, hoisting a brew that rivals any you can find in the States.
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Pakistani girl's seminary names library after OBL

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 10:46
Most didn't notice the new library at this Islamic seminary for girls near Pakistan's capital, until locals saw the paper sign in Urdu posted on its wooden door: 'Library of Osama bin Laden, the Martyr.'
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Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions - for now

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 08:28
In a surprise accord, Ukraine and Russia agreed Thursday on tentative steps to halt violence and calm tensions along their shared border after more than a month of Cold War-style military posturing triggered by Moscow's annexation of Crimea.
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U.S. sending nonlethal aid to Ukraine military

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 08:16
The U.S. will send medical supplies, helmets and other nonlethal aid to the Ukrainian military in response to Russia's 'dangerously irresponsible' efforts to destabilize the country, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday.
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N.C. community college rate break for vets proposed

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 08:08
Gov. Pat McCrory says he wants to make it easier for new veterans to attend any of North Carolina's community colleges.
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U.S.: Forfeiture deal over Iran assets sets record

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 07:24
A federal judge has approved plans to sell a 36-story Manhattan office building and other properties owned by Iran nationwide in what will be the largest terrorism-related forfeiture ever, a prosecutor said Thursday.
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Anger and dismay at stalled Guantanamo 9/11 trial

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 07:12
Don Arias stormed out of the meeting with the defense lawyers at this U.S. Navy base after less than 15 minutes. He was soon followed by three others who also lost family members in the 9/11 terror attack.
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Fort Drum soldier dies from combat injuries

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 19:14
An infantryman from Fort Drum, N.Y. has died from combat injuries after his unit was attacked by small-arms fire in Pul-e-Alam, Logar province, Afghanistan, the Defense Department has reported.
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First deaths in Ukraine; Putin admits Crimea invaded

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 16:53
A clash outside a military base ended with the first deaths so far in a Ukraine anti-militant operation as Russian President Vladimir Putin admitted Thursday in a radio interview that Russian soldiers did secretly invade Crimea to help pro-Russian Ukrainians take over the province by force.
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Vets group seeks Medal of Honor for Civil War Col. Robert Gould Shaw

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 16:34
A veterans group will present a petition next week to the New York delegation of Congress asking that the Medal of Honor be awarded to Civil War Col. Robert Gould Shaw, who commanded the first unit of free African Americans recruited into the Union army.
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