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Five Questions: Meghan McCain, host of 'Return The Service' on Pivot TV

1 hour 33 min ago
Meghan McCain wants America to know about the issues veterans face and the skills veterans possess that can make them top performers at any business.
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Women are on front lines in Syria, Iraq against IS

2 hours 46 min ago
Just over a year ago, Afshin Kobani was a teacher. Now, the Kurdish Syrian woman has traded the classroom for the front lines in the battle for Kobani, a town besieged by fighters from the Islamic State extremist group.
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Army issues new reenlistment rules

5 hours 29 min ago
The Regular Army retention program that opened Oct. 1 includes five re-enlistment options for qualified soldiers whose terms of service will expire before Sept. 30, 2015.
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U.S. war planners focus on advisers in Anbar

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 18:03
Top US military planners want to expand the limited advise-and-assist mission in Iraq and are talking to allied partner nations about potentially putting non-American troops on the ground to help support the fight against Islamic State militants, according to several military officials.
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In mine-riddled Bosnia, bomb dogs are life savers

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 17:54
When Betsy, a 7-year-old bomb-sniffing dog from Bosnia-Herzegovina, arrived in the U.S.
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U.S., South Korea delay transfer of wartime control

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 17:03
The U.S. and South Korea have delayed transferring wartime operational control of allied forces by taking on a 'conditions-based approach' and scrapping the previously set deadline of 2015.
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Army announces sgt., staff sgt. selections for November

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 17:01
These Regular Army soldiers are eligible for promotion to sergeant and staff sergeant on Nov. 1, based on their accomplishments under the cutoff scores system, the Army announced Friday:
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Army 'funding cliff' may mean more demand for deployments, reserve soldiers, leader says

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 16:55
The Army likely will look to the National Guard and Army Reserve to fill steady-state missions as it deals with increasing demands for soldiers around the world.
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U.S. force to fight Ebola virus starts training in San Antonio

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 16:24
The U.S. military effort to help contain the Ebola virus at home and in West Africa is gaining steam.
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Transgender troops say they want to serve openly

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 15:20
The landmark repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell' in 2011 allowed gays and lesbians to serve openly in the U.S. military.
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Head of Fort Benning Warrior Training Center relieved of command

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 15:17
The head of the Warrior Training Center, a Fort Benning, Georgia-based unit that offers pre-Ranger and other training primarily for Army National Guard soldiers, was relieved of command Oct. 9 and is under investigation, the base announced Friday.
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Report: Army discriminated against transgender civilian worker

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 14:08
The Army discriminated against a former soldier working at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, who transitioned from male to female, according to a federal report released Thursday, by improperly barring her from the female restroom and allowing employees to refer
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Isolation pods will carry troops if they get Ebola

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:57
The Pentagon is developing isolation pods for the C-17 Globemaster aircraft to carry up to 15 service members should they contract Ebola while supporting Operation United Assistance in Africa.
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Leadership is key to troops' tolerance of transgender persons, allied forces say

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 10:31
Transgender persons are barred from serving openly in the U.S. military but can do so in the armed forces of 18 other nations worldwide, including NATO allies Sweden and the United Kingdom as well as Australia and New Zealand.
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New quick-reaction NATO force to stand up next year

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 09:08
NATO is pushing forward with a new quick-reaction force that will combine the armies of multiple member nations and is intended to serve as a deterrent to Russian aggression.
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Army medical lab joining Ebola fight in West Africa

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 09:07
An Army medical laboratory designed to detect battlefield contaminants is joining the fight against Ebola in West Africa and will be deploying next week, according to an Army announcement.
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After 1st Ebola case in NYC, 3 others quarantined

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 09:02
A doctor who became New York City's first Ebola patient was praised for getting treatment immediately upon showing symptoms, and health officials stressed that the nation's most populous city need not fear his wide-ranging travel in the days before his il
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Prisoner in Afghanistan to be tried in U.S.

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 07:22
The Obama administration is preparing to transfer a military detainee in Afghanistan for criminal trial in Virginia, U.S. officials said Thursday.
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Overnight French raid destroys IS arms center

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 07:09
France's military chief says an overnight air raid has destroyed an arms depot for the Islamic State group in Iraq.
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Saudi Arabia convicts 27 for plotting attack on U.S. forces

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 06:26
A court in Saudi Arabia sentenced 27 people to prison for planning a series of attacks against U.S.
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