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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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Kennedy beats Bisping to stay perfect in UFC

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 16:32
Like many fighters before him, Tim Kennedy wanted to shut Michael Bisping up.
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Tricare presents plan for re-enrolling some in Prime

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 16:22
Tricare announced Tuesday its plans for reinstating thousands of beneficiaries who lost eligibility for Tricare Prime last October, but by law, not all who were booted off Prime will be able to re-enroll.
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New company to handle shipping private vehicles

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 15:40
Some troops will have to drive farther to drop off and pick up their vehicles under the Defense Department's privately owned vehicle shipping program, with the closure of seven vehicle processing centers May 1.
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NATO to ramp up in response to Russian aggression

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 14:03
U.S. troops in Europe likely will ramp up operations and continue a historic shift eastward after the NATO alliance this week agreed to vastly expand its military readiness in response to Russian aggression.
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Hagel launches broad review of military justice system

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:50
The Pentagon is launching a 'systemic' review of the entire military justice system that will look at how commanders convene courts-martial and impose nonjudicial punishments.
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Bragg soldier accused of Philadelphia robbery

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:22
An Army paratrooper at Fort Bragg has been arrested and charged with being involved in a robbery in Philadelphia in 2002.
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Veterans slam New York Times piece linking vets to hate groups

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:19
Veterans advocates are denouncing an opinion piece in the New York Times that draws links between veterans and white supremacist groups in attempting to explain the actions of the suspected gunman in a recent and deadly shooting outside a Kansas Jewish ce
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Fox's'Enlisted' stars cast in CBS pilot

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:14
In what could be seen as a show-stopping one-two punch, the Fox network has removed all traces of the military-themed comedy 'Enlisted' from its spring schedule, and two of the show's three male leads have been cast in a new comedy pilot - this time as co
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WWI love letters found in southern Indiana attic

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:13
Love letters from a World War I soldier to his sweetheart have been found stuffed in the attic wall of a southern Indiana home.
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U.S. troops in Afghanistan hosting 'shadow' marathon

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 09:33
The Fort Drum-based 10th Mountain Division will host what will be the last Boston Marathon 'shadow run' to be held at Bagram air base in Afghanistan.
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4th Md. prison training veteran service dogs

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 07:51
The medium-security Maryland Correctional Training Center near Hagerstown is becoming the fourth state prison where inmates who served in the military help train service dogs for disabled veterans.
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Army couple in documentary told from caregiver's point of view

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 07:35
The timing couldn't be better: In a month dedicated to military and veteran caregivers, a documentary about an Army couple's struggles after devastating combat injuries will premier at one of the world's top film festivals.
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Guardsmen pleads guilty to ID theft

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 06:57
A self-described militia commander from Minnesota who was charged with stealing identification information from members of his former Army unit at Fort Bragg in North Carolina has pleaded guilty to identity theft.
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'Complex' report on allotments now 3 months late

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 19:23
Defense officials are more than three months late on a report on the military allotment system, which will recommend steps to protect troops from unscrupulous businesses and lenders that use allotments to take advantage of them.
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DoD quietly expanding AFRICOM missions

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 19:19
Just five years ago, the Pentagon considered Africa such a strategic backwater that the global map of combatant commands carved the massive continent into two chunks and placed most of it under control of the chief of U.S. European Command in Belgium.
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U.S. readies sanctions on Russia, aid for Ukraine

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 17:57
The Obama administration is preparing to ratchet up sanctions on Russia and boost assistance for the Ukrainian military in the coming days, U.S.
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Officer promotions for May are out

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 16:56
May promotions have been authorized for these active-component officers, according to orders issued by the Human Resources Command
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Sergeant to receive Medal of Honor for 20-hour Afghanistan battle

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 16:49
High in the mountains of eastern Afghanistan, the enemy ambush was quick and deadly.
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