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Military sexual assault survey draws complaints

1 hour 19 min ago
Shocked and offended by explicit questions, some U.S. servicemen and women are complaining about a new sexual-assault survey that hundreds of thousands have been asked to complete.
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Kurdish official blames Turkey for peshmerga delay

1 hour 53 min ago
The 10 peshmerga fighters from Iraq who entered the embattled northern Syrian town of Kobani one day earlier returned to Turkey Friday to prepare for their forces' full deployment, and a senior Kurdish official blamed Ankara for the delay.
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Possible Islamic State leaflets found near Marine Corps Base Quantico

2 hours 38 min ago
Officials have launched an investigation into leaflets found near Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., which 'may or may not be associated with the terrorist organization known as the Islamic State,' base spokesman Maj.
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DoD to monitor troops exposed to Iraqi chemical weapons

3 hours 32 min ago
The Defense Department will provide medical assessments and health surveillance for troops and veterans exposed to chemical agents during the 2003-2011 Iraq War who may not have received proper treatment, senior officials said.
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Dempsey: Iraqi Shiites must back expanded mission

3 hours 34 min ago
U.S. military leaders want to expand the advise-and-assist mission into Iraq's Anbar province and put combat advisers on the ground to help support the fight against Islamic State militants.
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Pentagon gives defense civilians options on Ebola monitoring

3 hours 51 min ago
The Pentagon says its civilian employees who return from Ebola response missions in West Africa will not be required to undergo the same 21-day quarantine-like monitoring that is required of most returning U.S. military members.
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3 sentenced for selling bad computer parts to Army

4 hours 6 min ago
A 71-year-old Missouri woman has been sentenced for her role in a conspiracy to sell counterfeit and modified computer equipment to the U.S. Army.
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2 Fort Campbell soldiers arrested in Nashville

5 hours 23 min ago
A pair of Fort Campbell soldiers have been arrested after police say they caused a disturbance at a downtown bar before returning to the business with a pistol.
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Staff sgt. reunited with the helmet that saved his life

5 hours 55 min ago
More than two years after he was shot by the enemy in Afghanistan, Staff Sgt. Ryan Frye was reunited with the helmet that saved his life.
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OIR troops to be eligible for GWOT-E medal

7 hours 45 min ago
Pentagon officials have decided that the thousands of service members deployed in support of the newly named Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq and Syria will be eligible for a service medal - the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal.
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Islamic State threat prompts new security warnings across U.S. military

8 hours 4 min ago
Military facilities around the U.S. are on alert, urging troops and their families to take precautions amid continued threats of violence from the Islamic State group.
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Fearing uprising, Iraq militants hunt ex-police

8 hours 36 min ago
The Islamic State group is conducting a purge, killing dozens of former policemen and soldiers living in areas of Iraq under its control, in a campaign apparently aimed at preventing any uprising against its extremist rule.
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U.S. military to train more Ebola response teams

8 hours 47 min ago
The U.S. military will train more medical personnel to respond to domestic cases of Ebola should they occur, a senior Defense Department official said Thursday.
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NATO says service member has died in Afghanistan

10 hours 8 min ago
NATO says one of its service members has died in eastern Afghanistan from a non-battle-related injury.
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Soldiers who don't meet MOS requirements will be reclassified or kicked out

10 hours 15 min ago
Regular Army enlisted soldiers who are not qualified in their MOS will be reclassified or involuntarily separated under a new quality control program launched by Human Resources Command.
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Former SecDef Gates blasts lawmakers over sequestration

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 19:00
Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates ripped Washington on Thursday over sequestration budget caps, saying Congress' inability to reach a budget compromise was causing 'grave damage' to the U.S.
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USFK: Troops cannot pay for the companionship of 'juicy girls'

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 17:02
The commander of U.S. troops in South Korea is dropping the hammer on that country's notorious 'juicy bars,' which use women as sex workers who cater to U.S. troops.
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Online shopping privileges for all vets is likely, official says

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 16:50
Expanding online shopping privileges to all honorably discharged veterans isn't a matter of 'if,' but 'when,' the chief executive officer of the Army and Air Force Exchange Service said at a meeting in Washington on Wednesday.
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NATO chief sees spike in Russian flights on border

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 16:24
NATO is increasing its readiness and air policing following a spike in Russian air force activity in Eastern Europe, the alliance's new chief said Thursday.
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Amid murder case, Philippines says U.S. pact stays

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 16:24
A security pact that allows thousands of American troops to join large-scale combat exercises in the Philippines is 'imperfect' but Manila is unlikely to amend it, the country's top diplomat said Thursday.
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