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War of words - and videos - builds to Kennedy-Bisping fight

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 15:55
The build-up to Wednesday night's UFC middleweight main event between Sgt. 1st Class Tim Kennedy and Michael Bisping has included, but has not been limited to:
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NATO to ramp up in response to Russian aggression

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 14:39
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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Jill Biden promotes Post-9/11 GI Bill website

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 14:34
Jill Biden is promoting a new website designed to make it easier for service members, veterans, their spouses and dependents to calculate their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits at thousands of schools and job training programs.
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Iraq: Abu Ghraib prison closure not permanent

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 14:17
An Iraqi Justice Ministry official said Wednesday that this week's closure of the infamous Abu Ghraib prison west of Baghdad is temporary and that it will be reopened once the security situation in the surrounding area is stable.
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First women move to Army platoon artillery jobs

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 12:32
Under a canopy of trees on the edge of a large field, soldiers from Bravo Battery are lying in a circle as they pore over targeting charts. Nearby, others are preparing the howitzer cannons as helicopters swoop overhead.
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Unclaimed remains of 3 veterans to be inurned

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 12:24
The unclaimed remains of veterans of the Civil War and both World Wars that were discovered in the vaults of a funeral home group will be inurned next week in a northeastern Indiana cemetery.
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Official: Iran will not discuss missile program

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 11:02
Tehran will not discuss its ballistic missiles as part of ongoing talks with world powers on a final agreement to curb the Iranian nuclear program, the country's defense minister said Wednesday.
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Congress unhappy with DoD, VA health records progress

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:22
House lawmakers plan to hold back millions in dollars of technology funding from Defense and Veterans Affairs department planners until Congress is convinced they are making progress on developing a way to share electronic medical records.
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Afghanistan election results increase chance U.S. will stay

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 09:38
The likelihood of a long-term U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan is growing after elections there in early April showed pro-American candidates winning at the polls.
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Patients rate VA medical centers high for satisfaction

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 09:04
Patients at Veterans Affairs medical centers remain satisfied with the care they receive and complaints are down, a new survey released Wednesday by the American Customer Satisfaction Index found.
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Military hotline aids sexual assault victims

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 06:51
One of the first things you notice about the Pentagon's sexual assault support hotline is its non-military look.
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Missing JBLM soldier found dead; nephew of Oso slide victims

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 19:52
A soldier found dead in the woods near Olympia on Tuesday was the nephew of two presumed victims of last month's devastating landslide in Washington state, the Army said.
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Militia leader pleads guilty to military ID theft

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 19:46
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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Russia tests Obama's ability to stop its advances

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 19:34
President Obama is once again faced with the complicated reality of following through on his tough warnings against overseas provocations as the White House asserts that Russia is stoking instability in eastern Ukraine.
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The push for pullups: Why soldiers want it added to PT test

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 19:10
Soldiers across the Army say there's a simple way to better measure an individual's strength and prepare them for combat - add pullups to the PT test.
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Report: Brad Pitt to play Gen. Stanley McChrystal in movie

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 19:08
Brad Pitt will reportedly play Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal in the movie adaptation of a book written by the reporter who got McChrystal fired.
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Americans killed in 2007 Afghanistan attack

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 16:44
Six Americans were killed during a fierce attack Nov. 9, 2007, in Aranas, Afghanistan.
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Battalion is among most highly decorated

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 16:12
Former Sgt. Kye White served with one of the most highly decorated battalions to fight in Afghanistan.
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Michelle Obama visits Walter Reed's Fisher House

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 15:15
It's been a long road for Amy Oppelt and her family since she got the call informing her that her husband, Army Sgt. Lucas Oppelt, had been injured by a roadside bomb while serving in Afghanistan.
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FBI leak probe shuts down 9/11 case at Guantanamo

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 14:25
A judge agreed Tuesday to look into how FBI questioning of a defense team member will affect the trial of five Guantanamo Bay prisoners in the Sept. 11 attack.
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