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First deaths in Ukraine; Putin admits Crimea invaded

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 16:53
A clash outside a military base ended with the first deaths so far in a Ukraine anti-militant operation as Russian President Vladimir Putin admitted Thursday in a radio interview that Russian soldiers did secretly invade Crimea to help pro-Russian Ukrainians take over the province by force.
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Vets group seeks Medal of Honor for Civil War Col. Robert Gould Shaw

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 16:34
A veterans group will present a petition next week to the New York delegation of Congress asking that the Medal of Honor be awarded to Civil War Col. Robert Gould Shaw, who commanded the first unit of free African Americans recruited into the Union army.
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Tricare presents plan for re-enrolling some in Prime

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 16:22
Tricare announced Tuesday its plans for reinstating thousands of beneficiaries who lost eligibility for Tricare Prime last October, but by law, not all who were booted off Prime will be able to re-enroll.
Categories: Military Times (US)

New company to handle shipping private vehicles

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 15:40
Some troops will have to drive farther to drop off and pick up their vehicles under the Defense Department's privately owned vehicle shipping program, with the closure of seven vehicle processing centers May 1.
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Hagel launches broad review of military justice system

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:50
The Pentagon is launching a 'systemic' review of the entire military justice system that will look at how commanders convene courts-martial and impose nonjudicial punishments.
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Veterans slam New York Times piece linking vets to hate groups

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:19
Veterans advocates are denouncing an opinion piece in the New York Times that draws links between veterans and white supremacist groups in attempting to explain the actions of the suspected gunman in a recent and deadly shooting outside a Kansas Jewish ce
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First to finish Marine Corps 17.75K broke rule, banned from MCM events

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:17
It may be frowned upon by race organizers, but giving entries to friends is nothing new in the running world.
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U.K. lawmakers slam lax security in Bastion attack

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:14
British lawmakers said Wednesday that U.K. commanders' complacency and inadequate security were partly to blame for the failure to stop a Taliban attack on a U.S-British base in Afghanistan that killed two U.S. Marines.
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U.S. troops in Afghanistan hosting 'shadow' marathon

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 09:33
The Fort Drum-based 10th Mountain Division will host what will be the last Boston Marathon 'shadow run' to be held at Bagram air base in Afghanistan.
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4th Md. prison training veteran service dogs

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 07:51
The medium-security Maryland Correctional Training Center near Hagerstown is becoming the fourth state prison where inmates who served in the military help train service dogs for disabled veterans.
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Army couple in documentary told from caregiver's point of view

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 07:35
The timing couldn't be better: In a month dedicated to military and veteran caregivers, a documentary about an Army couple's struggles after devastating combat injuries will premier at one of the world's top film festivals.
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'Complex' report on allotments now 3 months late

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 19:23
Defense officials are more than three months late on a report on the military allotment system, which will recommend steps to protect troops from unscrupulous businesses and lenders that use allotments to take advantage of them.
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DoD quietly expanding AFRICOM missions

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 19:19
Just five years ago, the Pentagon considered Africa such a strategic backwater that the global map of combatant commands carved the massive continent into two chunks and placed most of it under control of the chief of U.S. European Command in Belgium.
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U.S. readies sanctions on Russia, aid for Ukraine

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 17:57
The Obama administration is preparing to ratchet up sanctions on Russia and boost assistance for the Ukrainian military in the coming days, U.S.
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Bonhomme Richard ready to aid South Korean ferry rescue

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 17:37
The amphibious assault ship Bonhomme Richard is standing by to help find survivors from a South Korean ferry that capsized Wednesday in the Yellow Sea, 7th Fleet said.
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Jill Biden promotes Post-9/11 GI Bill website

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 14:34
Jill Biden is promoting a new website designed to make it easier for service members, veterans, their spouses and dependents to calculate their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits at thousands of schools and job training programs.
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Veterans slam New York Times piece linking vets to hate groups

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 14:31
Veterans advocates are denouncing an opinion piece in the New York Times that draws links between veterans and white supremacist groups in attempting to explain the actions of the suspected gunman in a recent and deadly shooting outside a Kansas Jewish ce
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Iraq: Abu Ghraib prison closure not permanent

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 14:17
An Iraqi Justice Ministry official said Wednesday that this week's closure of the infamous Abu Ghraib prison west of Baghdad is temporary and that it will be reopened once the security situation in the surrounding area is stable.
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Tank officer who led Marines in 5-day battle to receive Leftwich Trophy

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 12:46
A tank officer who led his company to victory in a five-day battle against insurgents in Afghanistan last year will be honored with the prestigious Leftwich Trophy later this year.
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