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Military still recovering from Superstorm Sandy in New Jersey

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 15:04
Two years after Hurricane Sandy pounded the New Jersey coast, the USCGC Sailfish has yet to return home.
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CENTCOM releases video of U.S. airstrikes near Iraq's Mosul Dam

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 13:26
U.S. Central Command released video on Sunday of American military airstrikes against extremist targets near Mosul Dam in Iraq.
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Veterans look to farming to grow and heal

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 11:27
Mike Simester had always dreamed of a being a career soldier.
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Operation Shower: Filling a need for moms-to-be

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 11:09
LeAnn Morrissey never set out to found Operation Shower. She'd mailed care packages to her soldier uncle during his deployments to Iraq but was never quite sure if she was sending the right things. She also felt she could do more to support the military.
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More time given for Bergdahl disappearance probe

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 10:37
A general investigating the disappearance of an Army sergeant in Afghanistan is getting several more weeks to complete his probe.
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Agency details proposed missile defense site in Maine

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 10:18
Building a missile defense site in western Maine aimed at protecting the East Coast would mean upgrading some roads, building housing and a backup power plant, and scattering missile silos to accommodate hilly terrain, a defense official said.
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Military jet, destroyer to be named after late Sen. Daniel Inouye

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 10:10
A military cargo jet will be named after the late U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye.
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Senate to review surplus military gear grants to local police

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 09:29
The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee says Congress will review Defense Department transfers of unused military equipment to local police to ensure the weaponry is being used 'as intended,' in light of the recent problems in Missouri.
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Army moves ahead with Apache plan, inactivates Kiowa unit

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 08:41
The 4th Attack Reconnaissance Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment was inactivated Thursday, making it the first Kiowa unit to be shut down as part of the Army's aviation restructuring initiative.
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Man pleads not guilty to military argument slaying

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 08:25
A Montana man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he slashed the throat of another man with whom he was arguing over which branch of the military is better.
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Syrian rebels call for U.S. airstrikes as jihadists close in on Aleppo

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 08:16
Syria's Western-backed opposition called on Saturday for U.S. airstrikes against the Islamic State extremist group as the jihadists captured three northern villages, putting them within striking distance of a mainstream rebel stronghold.
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'Massacre' in Iraq as airstrikes hit near key dam

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 16:13
Islamic extremists in Iraq killed 80 Yazidi men and abducted their wives and children, officials and eyewitnesses said Saturday, insisting the religious community is still at risk after a week of U.S. and Iraqi airstrikes on the militants.
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Fort Carson honors 2 killed by Afghanistan bomb

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 15:21
Fort Carson is honoring two soldiers killed last month by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan.
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Congressman wants to curb military surplus program

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 13:12
Images of police outfitted in paramilitary gear clashing with protesters in suburban St. Louis after the weekend shooting death of unarmed black teenager are giving new impetus to efforts to rein in a Pentagon program that provides free machine guns and other surplus military equipment to local law enforcement agencies.
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Ukraine says it 'destroyed' part of Russian armed convoy

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 13:10
Ukraine said Friday that its artillery destroyed part of a convoy of Russian military vehicles that crossed into Ukraine at around the same time as a Russian relief aid convoy was reaching the border area.
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Seeing Iraq horror, Europe reconsiders reluctance

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 13:10
The European Union on Friday forged a unified response to the rapid advance of Islamic militants in Iraq and the resulting refugee crisis, allowing direct arms deliveries to Kurdish fighters battling the Sunni insurgents, while several EU nations pledged
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Analysis: Ukraine attack on convoy sends tough message

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 12:04
A Ukrainian attack on a suspected convoy of Russian military vehicles sent Moscow a tough new message: Ukraine's military is more confident about protecting its territory, and a full-scale Russian invasion could be prolonged and bloody.
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Construction begins on school near Fort Polk

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 10:56
Construction has begun on a $21 million elementary school designed to serve military children in Vernon Parish.
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U.S. airstrikes hit militants' vehicles near Sinjar

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 08:29
U.S. military officials say airstrikes from drones have destroyed two armed vehicles south of the Iraqi town of Sinjar, the latest American-led military actions against forces of the Islamic State group.
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Army gets the most service switchers

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 16:38
Switching services has slowed to a trickle since the height of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, when hundreds of sailors and airmen were jumping the Navy and Air Force.
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