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Events mark anniversary of Korean War armistice

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 12:38
The 1950-53 Korean War ended in an armistice, meaning the two Koreas remain technically at war. But in North Korea, the anniversary of the agreement ending the hostilities is commemorated as '
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Military working dogs finding their way home

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 11:56
When Marine Sgt. Deano Miller was preparing to return home from a deployment in Afghanistan, he desperately wanted to say goodbye to his best friend.
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Congressional candidate defends Special Forces claims

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 09:08
A Mississippi congressional candidate called out by the Special Forces community for describing himself as a Green Beret says he stands by what he has said, even if it should have been phrased differently.
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Army PT overhaul: Master fitness trainers' will dispatch to all units

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 08:36
Twelve soldiers - their backs ramrod straight, sweaty and spattered in mud - lowered to the grass in unison. They were doing pushups the right way - the Army way - with their elbows tucked close to their bodies.
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DoD tightens tuition assistance rules

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 08:36
Force-wide changes to the military's Tuition Assistance program may require troops to pay back their TA money if they perform poorly in class.
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F-16s and Ospreys take lead during embassy-evacuation mission in Libya

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 15:42
The U.S. Embassy in strife-torn Libya was evacuated early Saturday, under cover of American warplanes and spy aircraft, according to the State Department and the Pentagon.
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2 Fort Carson soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 12:18
Two soldiers based at Fort Carson were killed when their vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan.
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Veterans' response to senator's PTSD remarks mixed

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 12:15
The talk in American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War halls and barrooms across Montana has been about Sen. John Walsh since the Democrat linked a cribbed research project he wrote in 2007 to post-traumatic stress disorder.
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Gay soldiers at Fort Campbell open up on coming out

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 12:08
Spc. Corderra Dews, 24, was living in Austin, Texas, and openly gay before he joined the Army in 2011, a couple of months before the end of 'don't ask, don't tell,' the policy that kept gay soldiers in the closet at the risk of losing their jobs.
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Ukraine launches offensive to retake Donetsk

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 11:26
Ukrainian officials said their forces advanced to the outskirts of a key town north of Donetsk on Saturday as they try to retake the stronghold held for months by pro-Russia rebels.
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Jack Daniel's lounge opens Friday on Army base

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 10:51
A handful of Jack Daniel's-branded gathering places draw whiskey drinkers and other patrons in sports arenas, stadiums like Wrigley Field, even in Dubai International Airport.
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North Korea fires short-range missile into sea

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 10:30
North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile into waters off its east coast on Saturday, a South Korean defense official said.
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1,877 NCOs to move up in August

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 17:30
The Army plans to promote 1,877 NCO to the ranks of sergeant though sergeant major in August, which is 82 more than in July.
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Army vice chief Campbell confirmed for ISAF post; Votel goes to SOCOM

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 14:08
The Army's vice chief of staff, Gen. John Campbell, was confirmed Wednesday as the next commander for NATO's International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces in Afghanistan.
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Pentagon: Bigger Russian artillery moving into Ukraine soon

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 13:35
The movement of Russian heavy caliber artillery systems across the border into Ukraine is 'imminent,' the Pentagon said Friday, saying Russia is escalating the military action there.
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Number of military suicides showing uptick

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 13:28
The number of military suicides so far this year is running slightly higher than for the same time frame last year, but without the context of force reductions, the raw data say little about current suicide trends in the armed services.
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Afghan Taliban leader warns against pact with U.S.

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 13:25
The Taliban's reclusive leader is warning that a bilateral security pact allowing foreign troops to stay in Afghanistan beyond the end of this year will mean more fighting.
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U.S. clears Kuwaiti for release from Guantanamo

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 12:33
The United States has cleared the release of a Kuwaiti man held at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for more than 12 years because of his suspected links to terrorism.
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House to Obama: No troops to Iraq without our OK

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 12:30
The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a resolution Friday that would bar President Barack Obama from sending forces to Iraq in a 'sustained combat role' without congressional approval.
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