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Car bombings in Iraq kill at least 38 people

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 14:36
Two car bombings in Iraq, including one where a suicide attacker drove a Humvee into a checkpoint manned by Iraqi troops and pro-government Shiite militiamen, killed at least 38 people Monday, authorities said.
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U.S. official urges allies to combat IS ideology

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 14:33
The retired American general in charge of coordinating the U.S.-led coalition's fight against Islamic State militants on Monday urged Arab nations and other allies to do more to combat the group's extremist ideology.
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Personnel chief: Army may be drawing down too fast

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 13:42
The Army will continue to reduce promotions and force out soldiers in 2015, even as manpower officials voice concern the service may be drawing down too fast and deeply.
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5 tips for working with Army civilians

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 12:43
Can civilian Defense Department employees really be dedicated to their profession if they work just eight hours a day? Do they really respect the uniform? Can they be managed and motivated the same way a soldier can?
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Army isolating soldiers as they return from West Africa

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 11:53
The Pentagon says dozens of Army soldiers and their two-star general are being isolated at their base in Vicenza, Italy, as they return after serving in West Africa to help with the Ebola fight.
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Report: Army players lured recruits with alcohol

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 10:57
Army football players lured prospective recruits with an alcohol-fueled bus trip earlier this year, and 20 cadets, two officers and two coaches have been disciplined, according to a report in The Gazette of Colorado Springs.
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Army intelligence: Profiting from failure

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 10:25
The Army's troubled $5 billion intelligence fusion network has been a source of lucrative contracts for companies whose employees once worked for the Army, but it has failed on its promise to make data seamlessly accessible to soldiers in the field, accor
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Veteran's canceled appointment drips with irony

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 08:53
In October, Army Reserve Maj. Leslie Haines walked into the Fort Wayne campus of the Northern Indiana VA Health Care System for her regularly scheduled appointment at the PTSD clinic.
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Pentagon speeds up effort to find Ebola treatments

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 08:47
The Pentagon, which is dispatching up to 4,000 troops to west Africa to fight Ebola, is seeking a series of new proposals to control the virus that has stricken about 10,000 people in the region.
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'Suicides are a problem in the Guard'

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 07:34
Tami Mielke's decision to end her life raises serious questions about South Dakota's care of its emotionally wounded warriors.
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Meghan McCain shares veterans' stories on air

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 11:41
Meghan McCain wants America to know about the issues veterans face and the skills veterans possess that can make them top performers at any business.
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Pentagon builds isolation units to transport Ebola patients

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 11:38
As more U.S. troops head to West Africa, the Pentagon is developing portable isolation units that can carry up to 12 Ebola patients for transport on military planes.
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Women are on front lines in Syria, Iraq against IS

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 09:25
Just over a year ago, Afshin Kobani was a teacher. Now, the Kurdish Syrian woman has traded the classroom for the front lines in the battle for Kobani, a town besieged by fighters from the Islamic State extremist group.
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Army issues new reenlistment rules

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 09:25
The Regular Army retention program that opened Oct. 1 includes five re-enlistment options for qualified soldiers whose terms of service will expire before Sept. 30, 2015.
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Fort Bliss soldiers deploy for Ebola mission

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 09:03
About 75 soldiers from a West Texas Army post are being deployed this weekend to West Africa as part of a U.S. military mission in areas affected by the Ebola outbreak.
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Iraqi troops retake control of Sunni town

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 08:48
Iraqi soldiers backed by Shiite militiamen retook control Sunday of a Sunni town seized previously by Islamic militants, said an Iraqi official and state-run TV, a rare victory for Iraqi security forces that have been battling to regain areas lost to the
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Head of Fort Benning Warrior Training Center relieved of command

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 08:23
The head of the Warrior Training Center, a Fort Benning, Georgia-based unit that offers pre-Ranger and other training primarily for Army National Guard soldiers, was relieved of command Oct. 9 and is under investigation, the base announced Friday.
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Army 'funding cliff' may mean more demand for deployments, reserve soldiers, leader says

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 08:22
The Army likely will look to the National Guard and Army Reserve to fill steady-state missions as it deals with increasing demands for soldiers around the world.
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U.S. force to fight Ebola virus starts training in San Antonio

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 08:20
The U.S. military effort to help contain the Ebola virus at home and in West Africa is gaining steam.
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U.S. war planners focus on advisers in Anbar

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 08:19
Top US military planners want to expand the limited advise-and-assist mission in Iraq and are talking to allied partner nations about potentially putting non-American troops on the ground to help support the fight against Islamic State militants, according to several military officials.
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