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NATO intercepts Russian jets over Baltic Sea

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:44
NATO scrambled fighter jets twice in two days to intercept Russian military aircraft over the Baltic Sea, it said Tuesday amid reports that Russian military activity in the region is increasing.
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Survey: Militarytimes.com readers believe U.S. combat troops will return to Iraq

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:09
Most Militarytimes.com readers believe the U.S. will soon send ground combat troops to Iraq, despite President Obama's repeated assurances to the contrary.
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Indiana Guard's top officer stepping down in May

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:02
The Indiana National Guard's top officer says he's going to step down next May after more than a decade in the position.
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Anchorage School District bans military recruiters

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:46
The Anchorage School District has banned military recruiters from the district's campuses.
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U.S. planes airdrop arms to besieged Syrian town

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:48
The U.S. Air Force dropped military aid around the besieged Syrian town of Kobani overnight in an effort to resupply Kurdish forces battling Islamic State militants there, U.S. Central Command in Tampa said.
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Pressure mounts to change tactics against Islamic State group

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:45
On Sept. 23, the U.S. began airstrikes against militants aligned with the Islamic States (IS) inside Syria, kicking off what President Obama and top military leaders characterizes as a campaign that will last for some time.
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Purple Heart found on playground to be returned to family of fallen soldier

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:22
A Purple Heart medal posthumously awarded to a New York soldier killed in Vietnam is being returned to his family about two decades after it was found on a school playground.
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Sweden's submarine hunt sends Cold War chill across Baltic

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:35
Sweden's biggest submarine hunt since the dying days of the Soviet Union has put countries around the Baltic Sea on edge.
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Nevada guardsman killed in school shooting posthumously awarded 2 medals

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 08:24
More than 500 supporters sat in silence with heads bowed and solemn expressions on their faces on Sunday as they remembered Sparks Middle School teacher Michael Landsberry.
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Fewer veterans running for congressional office

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 08:23
The number of veterans in Congress has been steadily dropping in recent election cycles, but the legislative branch's meager military credentials could take a major hit this year.
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Free financial checkup for active-duty families

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 08:22
Wondering whether you're on the right track financially? Will you be able to meet your goal of buying your dream truck, putting your kids through college, living comfortably in retirement, or all of the above?
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Philippine leader: Murder case won't harm U.S. ties

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 08:14
Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said Monday that a murder investigation focused on a U.S. Marine should have no bearing on the two countries' relations, while Secretary of State John Kerry said Washington seeks no '
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Fort Gordon soldiers to deploy to West Africa

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 17:30
A group of soldiers from the Augusta area is being sent to West Africa to help officials working to contain the spread of the Ebola virus.
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Trial begins over Navy silencer contract

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 16:39
A Navy intelligence officer illegally diverted nearly $2 million in government funds to his boss's brother under a secret, illegitimate contract to build hundreds of untraceable rifle silencers, prosecutors said Monday.
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These federal contractors are hiring vets now

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 16:16
Companies that do business with the federal government employ a big chunk of the U.S. workforce - and if you're a veteran looking to join their ranks, federal law requires that they give you a leg up.
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PEO Soldier issues reminder to use lithium batteries in gear

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 15:31
While on patrol during one of his four war-zone tours, Staff Sgt. José Salcedo experienced firsthand one of the problems that can come with using alkaline batteries instead of lithium ones in sophisticated military gear.
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Paper: Files allege misconduct within Alaska Guard

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:07
Investigative files show years of alleged sexual and other misconduct among officers within the Alaska Army National Guard's Recruiting and Retention Battalion.
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Financial help possible for families of troops deployed on Ebola mission

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:41
Families of troops deployed to West Africa on the Ebola mission are eligible for emergency financial assistance from the nonprofit Operation Homefront on the same basis as those of troops deployed to combat zones such as Iraq and Afghanistan, officials an
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Sweden: 3 credible sightings in submarine search

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 10:02
The Swedish military said Sunday it had made three credible sightings of foreign undersea activity in its waters during the past few days amid reports of a suspected Russian intrusion in the area.
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