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Texas governor to send 1,000 National Guard troops to border

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 15:57
Texas Gov. Rick Perry will announce today that he plans to activate up to 1,000 National Guard troops to help guard the U.S.-Mexico border, a source in the governor's office told Military Times.
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Army staff sergeant receives Medal of Honor for battle at Wanat

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 15:06
President Obama bestowed the Medal of Honor Monday on a former Army staff sergeant who fought off enemy fighters during one of the bloodiest battles of the Afghanistan war.
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Army working on taking the drivers out of its vehicles

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 14:52
The Army and Marine Corps are pursuing futuristic driverless vehicle technology that would free troops to do other things like watch for ambushes and roadside bombs.
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Corruption investigated in Kansas National Guard

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 14:23
Federal authorities are investigating possible corruption involving outside medical companies' contracts with the Kansas Army National Guard, according to the state's adjutant general's office.
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2 Wyoming air tankers in Idaho to fight wildfires

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 13:17
Two military air tankers from Wyoming are in Boise to help fight wildfires in the Pacific Northwest.
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Montana Guard helicopters, troops to help with Washington fires

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 13:03
The Montana Army National Guard sent 17 soldiers and two CH-47 Chinook helicopters to Washington state to support wildfire fighting operations.
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Biden: U.S. won't rest until VA problems fixed

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 12:43
Vice President Joe Biden is telling veterans that the Obama administration won't rest until major problems at the Veterans Affairs Department get fixed.
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U.N. to vote on crash resolution; Russia reluctant

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:09
The U.N. Security Council will vote Monday on an Australia-proposed resolution demanding international access to the Ukraine plane crash site and a cease-fire around the area, with diplomats pressuring a reluctant Russia to approve it.
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Use your VA loan benefit

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 10:34
After a tornado ripped through Air Force Tech. Sgt. Rhonda Stockstill's house in Moore, Oklahoma, in May 2013, she and her husband began the hunt for a new home, thinking they would go through their previous lender to get another VA home loan.
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W.Va. bridge renamed in honor of fallen Vietnam War soldier

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 09:26
A bridge in Randolph County has been renamed in honor of a soldier who was killed in the Vietnam War.
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Kerry: Mounting evidence of Russian involvement in crash

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 07:56
Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday there was mounting evidence Russia assisted separatists in Ukraine in shooting down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.
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Study: Indirect link between combat and suicide risk

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 07:29
One of the first comprehensive efforts to explain record suicides among soldiers during and after their deployments in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan finds an indirect link between deployment, combat and self-destructive urges, according to a paper publ
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2 Americans killed in fighting in Gaza Strip

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 07:22
Max Steinberg and Nissim Sean Carmeli grew up in America. But they both developed a passion for Israel.
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No one hurt after howitzer dropped 700 feet

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 07:07
Officials say no one was injured when a large artillery piece was accidentally dropped about 700 feet from a helicopter during training at Camp Grayling in northern Michigan.
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WWII vet gets surprise $1K check after robbery

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 07:01
A 101-year-old veteran in Carson City who was the victim of a home invasion robbery over the Memorial Day weekend has received a $1,000 check during a surprise visit from supporters.
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Aircraft with U.S. personnel lands in Ugandan road

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 06:55
A small aircraft carrying U.S. military personnel made an emergency landing in the middle of a highway after running out of fuel, Ugandan police said Friday.
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Overnight attacks in Iraq kill at least 16 people

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 06:46
Attacks overnight in two Iraqi cities killed at least 16 people, officials said Monday as authorities struggle to stop the Sunni militants' offensive that has left huge areas in northern and western Iraq outside of government control.
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Fort Campbell soldier charged with sexual battery

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 06:39
A Fort Campbell soldier has been charged with sexual battery after police say he acted sexually aggressive toward a woman.
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Iraq War vet cited for owning 14 therapeutic pet ducks

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 13:44
Darin Welker is facing a citation and a hearing in Coshocton Municipal Court for owning 14 ducks, as they are in violation of a village ordinance.
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Corruption investigated in Kansas National Guard

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 13:02
The Kansas Adjutant General's office says federal authorities are investigating possible corruption involving outside medical companies' contracts with the Kansas Army National Guard.
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