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Tyler Perry's deal to buy Fort McPherson faces more controversy

58 min 24 sec ago
A Georgia state senator wants the Army's top civilian to 'carefully consider the ramifications' of selling part of the shuttered Fort McPherson to movie mogul Tyler Perry in a process he calls 'a terrible act of injustice.'
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September sergeant, staff sergeant names announced

1 hour 39 min ago
The Army announced on Friday the sergeant and staff sergeant list for September.
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UPS data breach does not affect exchange customers

2 hours 27 min ago
Military shoppers who made purchases or shipped packages through The UPS Store locations operated through the Army and Air Force Exchange Service were not affected by the data breach involving about 1 percent of The UPS Store locations nationwide, AAFES o
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Obama faces tough options in Iraq and Syria

2 hours 49 min ago
At the heart of President Barack Obama's quandary over the Islamic State militants is their haven in Syria.
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6 soldiers hurt by lightning strike at Fort Drum

3 hours 7 min ago
Army officials say six soldiers are recovering after lightning struck during a field exercise at Fort Drum in northern New York.
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September senior NCO promotions announced

3 hours 14 min ago
Congratulations to the Regular Army senior noncommissioned officers who will be promoted to sergeant major, master sergeant and sergeant first class in September.
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Fort Bragg-based SFC killed in Afghanistan combat

3 hours 50 min ago
Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Leggett was killed in combat Wednesday in Afghanistan, the Defense Department reported.
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Tattoo policy changes are coming soon

3 hours 51 min ago
Tattooed soldiers seeking to trade in their sergeant's stripes for a lieutenant's bar may soon see some relief from one of the Army's most controversial regulations.
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Dempsey hits Islamic militant 'end-of-days' vision

4 hours 15 min ago
America's top-ranked military officer says the surging Islamic State group has an 'apocalyptic, end-of-days strategic vision' in the Middle East and cannot be defeated unless the United States and a coalition of partners confront it head-on in Syria.
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Armed with passports, IS fighters could threaten U.S.

4 hours 32 min ago
After U.S. planes bombed its forces in Iraq, the jihadist juggernaut that calls itself the Islamic State threatened to attack Americans 'in any place,'' adding for good measure: 'We will drown all of you in blood.''
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McCain: Why is Phoenix VA boss still employed?

5 hours 17 min ago
More than two months after Sharon Helman was suspended as director of Phoenix's VA Health Care System, she remains on the payroll collecting regular checks and benefits despite passage of a new federal statute targeting accountability in the Department of
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GAO: Pentagon broke law in Bergdahl swap

6 hours 4 min ago
The Defense Department broke the law when it transferred five Taliban detainees from the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to Qatar in exchange for former prisoner of war Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the Government Accountability Office said Thursday.
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Pentagon: Islamic State militants will regroup

6 hours 6 min ago
U.S. airstrikes have helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces regain their footing in Iraq, but the well-resourced Islamic State militants can be expected to regroup and stage a new offensive, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday.
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Missouri governor orders National Guard to withdraw from Ferguson

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 19:52
After a night of relative calm, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered National Guard troops to begin a '
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Gowdy hires retired Army 3-star for Benghazi probe

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 18:48
The former top lawyer for the Army will be chief counsel for Republicans on the House committee investigating the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya.
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McRaven confirmed as new UT system chancellor

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 18:40
Navy Adm. William McRaven is the next chancellor of the University of Texas System.
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West Point grad, Ukrainian private, dies in battle

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 16:45
A U.S. Military Academy graduate who became a private in an all-volunteer Ukrainian army unit died Tuesday during a 'street battle' with pro-Russian forces, Ukraine's interior minister wrote in a Facebook message Wednesday.
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Officials: U.S. rescue mission in Syria failed earlier this summer

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 15:45
President Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, the Obama administration said Wednesday.
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DoD throws cold water on 'Ice Bucket Challenge'

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 15:43
The Defense Department has declared war on the ALS 'Ice Bucket Challenge,' the Internet phenomenon in which people get doused with ice water to raise money to combat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
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Foley's death isn't changing views in Congress on Iraq

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 14:44
For all its horror, the beheading of an American journalist in Syria appears unlikely to change lawmakers' minds about military intervention against Islamic State extremists.
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