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Hagel seeks info on Iraq chemical weapons exposure

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 15:06
A defense official says Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has asked his military chiefs and service-branch secretaries to look into questions about the medical care and treatment of about 20 service members who were exposed to chemical weapons during the Iraq
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VP Biden's son leaves Navy after drug test

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 14:26
Hunter Biden, the youngest son of Vice President Joe Biden, has been kicked out of the military after testing positive for cocaine, two people familiar with the matter said Oct. 16.
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Progress on car shipments difficult to measure, verify

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 13:58
A backlog of personal vehicle shipments in U.S. Customs has been 'significantly reduced and is very near to normal clearance timelines,' according to the new contractor responsible for shipping troops' cars on reassignment moves to and from overseas.
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Obama calls up reserves to deal with Ebola in Africa

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 13:52
President Obama has issued an executive order calling up ready reserve troops to combat the Ebola crisis in Africa.
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Report: Former Iraqi pilots train IS fighters on MiGs

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 13:19
The Islamic State group is test flying, with the help of former Iraqi air force pilots, several fighter jets captured earlier from air bases belonging to the Syrian military, a Syrian activist group said Friday.
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JIEDDO, Army test underground robots

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 12:38
The Army Research Lab and the Joint IED Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) have just wrapped up a critical new test of small ground and air unmanned assets aimed at detecting improvised explosive devices in culverts in subterranean environments, and officials s
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Ebola scare closes Pentagon parking lot

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 12:22
Authorities cordoned off a portion of a Pentagon parking lot Friday morning after a woman who recently traveled to Africa began vomiting there, sparking concerns about a potential Ebola problem, officials said.
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State senator plans to investigate Alaska Guard situation

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 12:13
State Sen. Lesil McGuire says the Legislature will hold hearings into the troubled Alaska National Guard, but she's getting push back from the Senate president.
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Eating disorders fairly rare among troops, study finds

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:34
A new study finds that eating disorder diagnoses in the U.S. military remain somewhat rare, but perhaps not surprisingly, female troops are 20 times more likely to have such issues than males.
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Fort Stewart soldier arrested after dry cleaner break-in

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:23
A Fort Stewart soldier faces burglary charges after allegedly tampering with a cash machine, breaking into a hair salon and being caught in an adjacent dry cleaner wearing some of the store's inventory.
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Marine under voluntary Ebola quarantine

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:20
An active-duty Marine has gone under voluntary quarantine and is watching for possible Ebola symptoms after learning he was on a flight with a nurse who is undergoing treatment for Ebola, a Marine Forces Reserve spokesman said Thursday.
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Report: Turkey approves U.S. drone flights to monitor Islamic State

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:08
Air Force drones in Turkey have reportedly received the OK to join the fight against the Islamic State.
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White House rejects calls for Ebola travel ban

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:28
Warning that Americans are losing faith in their government's ability to stop Ebola, Republican lawmakers on Thursday pressed for a ban on travel to the U.S. from the West African outbreak zone.
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Kobani key to U.S. strategy against Islamic State

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:21
Dusty and remote, the Syrian city of Kobani has become an unlikely spoil in the war against Islamic State militants - and far more of a strategic prize than the United States wants to admit.
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New York man charged with impersonating Marine

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:19
A New York man who authorities say wore a Marine uniform to a county fair faces impersonation charges in two towns.
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Judge: Former Schofield soldier should pay fees to Burger King

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:18
A federal magistrate judge is recommending that a former soldier suing Burger King for swallowing needles in a sandwich pay attorneys' fees and costs to the defendants for not showing up at a settlement conference.
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Kurds sharing intel with U.S. for Syria strikes

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:41
Kurdish fighters are sharing information with the U.S.-led coalition to coordinate strikes against Islamic State militants in the Syrian border town of Kobani, a Kurdish official said Friday.
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U.S. soldiers, tanks train in Eastern Europe to show Russia that NATO will hold the line

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 05:50
The world's attention may be fixed on Ebola and the Islamic State, but U.S. soldiers and armored vehicles are conducting exercises in Eastern Europe to remind Russia that NATO will defend every inch of the alliance's territory.
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U.S. Ebola force continues to build in West Africa

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 18:15
Before entering the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia to brief soldiers and reporters on the U.S. military response to the Ebola epidemic, Army Maj. Gen. Darryl Williams washed his hands in chlorine bleach and had his temperature taken.
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Tears from quad-amputee as he sees his new 'smart home'

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 18:04
After losing both his arms and legs in an IED attack in Afghanistan, this war veteran is being given the gift of a lifetime with a specially made house that accommodates his needs.
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