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WWII veteran to receive POW Medal

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 10:22
An Arvada man held captive by the Nazis during World War II is being awarded a Prisoner of War Medal.
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Russia boosts military spending

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 09:45
For the first time in 10 years, Russia last year spent a bigger share of its overall economy on arms investments than the U.S. as it seeks to bolster its military capability, a Swedish arms watchdog said Monday.
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Army explores sea-basing helos

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 09:09
The Army is considering certifying some of its attack helicopters to operate from ships - a mission historically conducted by the Marine Corps - as the service looks to broaden the role it would play in an Asia-Pacific battle.
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Mission Family: Résumé tool helps spouses highlight experience

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 15:29
With the military's heavy moving season upon us, the thoughts of many spouses often turn to résumé writing.
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Official: U.S. looking into Syria toxic gas reports

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 12:48
The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Sunday that reports of a poison gas attack in a rural village north of Damascus were so far '
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Window opens on secret camp within Guantanamo

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 12:46
Attorney James Connell has visited his client inside the secret Guantanamo prison complex known as Camp 7 only once, taken in a van with covered windows on a circuitous trek to disguise the route on the scrub brush-and-cactus covered military base.
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Underwater combat school in Keys marks 50 years

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 12:28
An underwater combat training school in Key West is marking its 50th anniversary.
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On newsstands this week

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 12:08
This week's Army Times has the surprising request from soldiers across the service: add pullups to the PT test.
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Iran calls off plan to send warships to Atlantic

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 10:02
Iran's semi-official Fars news agency is reporting that the country has temporarily called off a plan to dispatch warships to the Atlantic Ocean.
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Iraq: Bombings kill at least 16 people in north

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 09:58
A car bomb went off in a commercial area of a restive northern Iraqi city on Sunday, killing at least 10 people, while a separate bombing killed 6 people, officials said.
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Victims of first Fort Hood attack hope for more benefits

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 09:04
Army Staff Sgt. Shawn Manning watched in horror as a shooting spree again unfolded at his former Fort Hood army post.
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May will be big month for officers to move up

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 08:40
May will be a banner month for officer promotions with nearly 2,100 first lieutenants of the basic and special branches pinning on the silver tracks of captain.
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Video: Joint Chiefs chair sings with Poison frontman

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 08:40
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff gave Poison lead singer Bret Michaels something to believe in when they sang a duet together on Thursday.
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Fort Bragg commander suspended

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 08:26
A brigade commander at Fort Bragg, N.C., has been suspended amid an investigation, according to a press release on Thursday.
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Lawmakers readying legislation to block A-10 cuts

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 08:26
Lawmakers in both the House and Senate are planning legislation to block the Air Force's plans to retire the A-10.
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Army specialist reunited with his war dog

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 08:26
A military working dog named Ellen has come home to her soldier after they deployed together but then spent years apart.
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Black lawmakers appeal to Pentagon over hairstyle ban

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 14:54
Black female lawmakers are urging Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to reconsider revised Army regulations that ban hairstyles frequently worn by minority women in the military.
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Former Army runner wins Marine Corps 17.75K

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 14:40
It was a stimulating run through the twists and turns of Prince William Forest Park on Saturday for the 1,749 finishers in the Marine Corps 17.75K held in Prince William County, Va. Former Army runner Steven Henry of Odenton, Md., met the challenge while winning the Marine Corps-themed, 11.03-mile event in 1:04:25.
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Meet Operation Homefront's 2014 military kids of the year

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 16:14
Two military children who formed their own charity organizations are among the five teens receiving Operation Homefront's 2014 Military Child of the Year awards.
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White House unveils expanded support for military, vets' caregivers

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 15:23
The White House continued its focus on veterans and military families by announcing new programs Friday to expand support and services available to those who care for injured or ill troops.
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