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Survey: Financial concerns plague military families

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 07:42
The active-duty community's uncertainty about their future and concerns about their own financial stability are clear in the results of this year's Blue Star Families annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey.
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U.S. airstrikes target Islamic State in Iraq

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 19:55
The United States launched airstrikes in Iraq on Monday in what defense officials said is the start of an expanded action against Islamic State extremists.
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House GOP moves ahead on Syrian rebel training

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 19:54
Lawmakers raced Monday to authorize an expanded mission to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels before heading back to the campaign trail, with House Republicans preparing legislation backing a central plank of President Obama's strategy against the Islam
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Flexibility key for spouses, says AF secretary's husband

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 19:31
In Frank Beatty's experience in the private sector, discussions about job losses and benefits cuts are not limited to the military community.
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NATO head: Security threats from Russia, Islamic State

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 17:56
NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Monday that members of the U.S.-led alliance must stand shoulder to shoulder to confront simultaneous security threats from Russia and the Islamic State extremist organization.
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Scholarships, fellowships open to officers, NCOs

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 16:48
It's that time of year when the Army announces application rules, deadlines and other information about several prestigious scholarship and fellowship programs for officers, warrant officers and noncommissioned officers.
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Tiny Qatar plays outsize role in U.S. war strategy

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 15:49
Just miles from where former Guantanamo Bay terror suspects have resettled, American warplanes take off from Qatar's al-Udeid air base in the global war on extremism.
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U.S. won't rule out working with Iran against IS

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 14:44
Diplomats from around the world pledged to fight Islamic State militants 'by any means necessary' as Iraq asked allies to thwart the extremists wherever they find sanctuary.
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Judge: Lawsuit in Petraeus scandal can proceed

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 13:52
A federal judge ruled Monday that a Tampa, Florida, woman can pursue her lawsuit alleging that the government invaded her privacy in the scandal over former CIA director David Petraeus.
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Vietnam soldiers to receive Medal of Honor today

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 13:15
President Obama on Monday will bestow the Medal of Honor on a pair of soldiers for their acts of bravery in the Vietnam War.
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2015 board shuffles NCO schedule; separation reviews planned

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 12:58
The board schedule has been revised for fiscal 2015, which begins Oct. 1, re-ordering NCO boards and scheduling retention screenings for staff sergeants and above.
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Iran rejects global strategy against extremists

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 12:08
As diplomats from around the world sought a global strategy to fight Islamic State extremists, Iran ruled out working with any international coalition, saying it had rejected American requests for cooperation against the militants.
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N.Y. to lower flags to honor soldier lost in WWII

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 10:21
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered flags lowered to half-staff on Monday to honor a World War II Army private from Brooklyn whose remains were recently recovered.
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Three ways House work on CR, Syrian rebels plan could play out

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 09:11
Whether or not the federal national security apparatus shuts down in October suddenly is all about Saudi Arabia, the Islamic State, Syrian rebel forces and lawmakers' feelings about President Barack Obama.
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Civil War officer's heroism earns Medal of Honor

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 08:23
After an act of Congress and years of lobbying by descendants and admirers, a Union Army officer who made the ultimate sacrifice more than 150 years ago will be recognized for his heroism when President Barack Obama grants him the nation's highest commend
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Women invited to apply for Ranger School

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 08:21
The Army is looking for female soldiers who want to volunteer to attend Ranger school.
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Islamic State group's war chest is growing daily

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 07:44
Islamic State militants, who once relied on wealthy Persian Gulf donors for money, have become a self-sustaining financial juggernaut, earning more than $3 million a day from oil smuggling, human trafficking, theft and extortion, according to U.S. intelli
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White House still seeking coalition in Mideast war

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 06:57
The White House said Sunday it will find countries willing to send combat troops to fight Islamic extremists in Syria and Iraq, but it's too early to identify them.
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'American War Generals' a sobering reflection on U.S. failures in Iraq

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 06:11
As the U.S. escalates its campaign against jihadists in Iraq and Syria, a new documentary offers a cautionary tale about putting too much faith in technology and forgetting hard-fought lessons from the past.
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'The Star-Spangled Banner' celebrates 200 years

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 14:21
'The Star-Spangled Banner' turns 200 on Sunday and, even today, it has aged gracefully.
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