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Update: Ex-Warrior Training Center boss wore unearned Ranger, Sapper tabs

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 16:23
A lieutenant colonel relieved of his post as head of the Warrior Training Center at Fort Benning, Georgia, was not authorized to wear the Ranger and Sapper tabs displayed on his uniform, base officials said Thursday.
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About 200 Fort Stewart soldiers heading to Afghanistan on 12-month deployment

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 16:22
About 200 soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division headquarters will deploy to Afghanistan in November, officials announced Tuesday.
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Guard troops sent to site of Hawaii lava flow

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 15:51
The National Guard is deploying troops to a rural Hawaii town as lava makes a slow crawl toward a major road and threatens to further isolate the community that got its start during the lumber- and sugar-plantation heydey.
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Pentagon defends decision to isolate troops

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 15:31
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Thursday defended the Pentagon's decision to isolate troops for 21 days after they return from Ebola duty in West Africa.
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Virginians to vote on tax exemption proposal for spouses of troops killed in action

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 15:27
Virginians were being asked to decide Tuesday whether to approve a constitutional amendment that would exempt the surviving spouses of U.S. military members killed in action from paying real estate taxes.
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Dempsey: U.S. considering empowering Sunni tribes in Iraq

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 15:03
The top U.S. military officer says the Pentagon is beginning to consider ways to bring the Sunni Arab tribes of Iraq's Anbar province more fully into the battle against the Islamic State group.
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After complaints, soldier removes controversial Halloween hanging display

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 13:47
A Halloween display in front of an active-duty soldier's Fort Campbell, Kentucky, residence that featured effigies with black trash bags as heads hanging by their necks from a tree was removed Tuesday, shortly after base officials were informed of the dec
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Norway to send training troops to Iraq

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 13:41
Norway's prime minister says her country will send 120 soldiers this year to join the international campaign against Islamic State militants in Iraq and help train local troops there.
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Obama on Ebola fight: U.S. can't seal itself off

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:05
Pushing to confront Ebola at its West African source, President Obama said Wednesday the United States was not immune to the disease but cautioned against discouraging American health care workers with restrictive measures that confine them upon their ret
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Hagel orders quarantine for troops returning from West Africa

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:05
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday ordered all U.S. service members returning from the Ebola response mission to undergo 'controlled monitoring,' meaning they will be isolated on military facilities and monitored for symptoms for 21 days.
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Troops' sleep problem may be new disorder

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:30
A 39-year-old soldier arrived at the sleep clinic at Madigan Army Medical Center with symptoms not uncommon in combat soldiers: nightmares of his war experiences and thrashing in his sleep, at one point clocking his wife hard enough to leave bruises.
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Group says Islamic State killed 600 Iraqi prisoners during Mosul takeover

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:30
An international rights group says Islamic State militants carried out a mass killing of hundreds of Iraqi prison inmates when they seized the country's second-largest city of Mosul in June.
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Pentagon warns employees about Islamic State threats

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:23
Military personnel and civilians who work in the Pentagon could be targeted by the Islamic State group or other terrorists, the building's internal security agency is warning employees in a new memo distributed late last week.
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A Headless Ranger? Mystery at a Rogers Island burial site

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:10
Sleepy Hollow has the legend of the Headless Horseman. Does a community 150 miles farther up the Hudson River have a Headless Ranger buried in an unmarked cemetery from the 18th century?
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Senate to vote on advance funding for VA

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 08:43
When Congress returns next month, the Senate will vote on legislation to provide all Veterans Affairs Department funding a full year in advance, preventing government shutdowns or budget gridlock from interrupting veterans services.
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New prosthetic limb may prevent chafing, swelling

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 08:36
Prosthetic technology has come a long way in the last few decades, offering state-of-the-art robotic arms, carbon-fiber blades and joints that contain microchips and processors.
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Drone strike kills 2 militants in northwest Pakistan

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 07:35
Suspected U.S. drone-fired missiles struck a house early on Thursday in a restive tribal region in northwest Pakistan, killing two militants, officials said.
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Pentagon officials: No hope for budget soon; tech development vital

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 06:04
The Pentagon's chief financial officer admitted on Wednesday that he is 'not super optimistic' about Congress reaching a budget deal once the current continuing resolution temporarily funding the federal government expires on Dec. 11.
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Alaska Guard members sue over leaked records

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 19:12
Four Alaska National Guard members have sued the U.S. Army, saying investigative and other records pertaining to them were improperly leaked to reporters and state officials.
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Give your vet a shout-out

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 19:12
Sixty years ago, the nation declared its first Veterans Day celebration.
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