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Pentagon warns employees about Islamic State threats

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:23
Military personnel and civilians who work in the Pentagon could be targeted by the Islamic State group or other terrorists, the building's internal security agency is warning employees in a new memo distributed late last week.
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Gang member faces 210 year sentence in Marine killing

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 09:40
A jury has convicted a San Jose gang member of murder in the shooting death of a former Marine and aspiring lawyer who was gunned down while playing pool in his garage with friends.
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Senate to vote on advance funding for VA

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 08:43
When Congress returns next month, the Senate will vote on legislation to provide all Veterans Affairs Department funding a full year in advance, preventing government shutdowns or budget gridlock from interrupting veterans services.
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New prosthetic limb may prevent chafing, swelling

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 08:36
Prosthetic technology has come a long way in the last few decades, offering state-of-the-art robotic arms, carbon-fiber blades and joints that contain microchips and processors.
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Drone strike kills 2 militants in northwest Pakistan

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 07:35
Suspected U.S. drone-fired missiles struck a house early on Thursday in a restive tribal region in northwest Pakistan, killing two militants, officials said.
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Marine recruiter pleads not guilty to arson

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 06:44
A U.S. Marine Corps recruiter accused of setting small fires at his workplace in Bismarck is charged in federal court.
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Pentagon officials: No hope for budget soon; tech development vital

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 06:04
The Pentagon's chief financial officer admitted on Wednesday that he is 'not super optimistic' about Congress reaching a budget deal once the current continuing resolution temporarily funding the federal government expires on Dec. 11.
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Give your vet a shout-out

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 19:12
Sixty years ago, the nation declared its first Veterans Day celebration.
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Marine drill instructors weigh in on viral video face-off

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 17:24
Judging from their comments on Internet forums, Marines - particularly current and former drill instructors - appear to be evenly divided when it comes to Sgt. Maj.
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DMBA workout stimulant pulled from base shelves

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 16:06
Several dietary supplements touted as weight-loss or body sculpting aids have been pulled from the shelves of exchange and GNC stores on military installations.
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NATO reports spike in Russian military flights

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 15:51
NATO on Wednesday reported an 'unusual' spike in Russian military flights over the Black, Baltic and North seas and the Atlantic Ocean during the past two days.
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Russia successfully test-fires new Navy Bulava ICBM

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 14:20
The Russian Navy has successfully test-fired a new intercontinental ballistic missile, proving its reliability after a long and troublesome development.
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Unmanned Antares rocket explodes on launch

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:49
An unmanned rocket headed for the International Space Station to deliver supplies exploded on launch from Wallops Island, Va., Tuesday.
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IG: Former chief of wounded warrior office broke law, DoD regs

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:42
The Defense Department inspector general has recommended 'corrective action' against the former director of DoD's Wounded Warrior Care and Transition Policy Office.
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Residents: Islamic State group kills 30 Iraqi men

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:39
Islamic State group militants lined up 30 men in western Iraq and shot them dead Wednesday, an official and residents said, the latest mass killing carried out by the group since its advance across the country.
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Three women dropped from Marines' infantry officer course will not reattempt

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:31
The three female Marine officers who made it through the grueling first exercise of Infantry Officer Course at the start of October were asked to leave after falling out of two hikes, Marine Corps officials said this week.
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Recon Marine's girlfriend finishes marathon on crutches after accidents left her disabled

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:05
Two years ago, Amanda Sullivan's friends, a group of severely wounded military veterans who she connected with through Facebook, challenged her to join a gym. Using a wheelchair at the time, Sullivan, 36, scoffed at the request.
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An Army widow runs to remember, make peace with her loss

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:05
Katie Groves and her husband shared a wonderful life in Savannah, Georgia. Whether painting their home or raising their two boys, they were a team who tackled everything together.
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Report: On-base banks, credit unions should offer more info online

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:29
Service members need more information - and protection - from banks and credit unions that operate on military installations, according to research by The Pew Charitable Trusts.
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Marine's death reclassified to Operation Inherent Resolve

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:28
The Defense Department has reclassified the death of Cpl. Jordan L. Spears as one that occurred in support of the military's effort to combat the Islamic State group, making him the first official casualty of Operation Inherent Resolve.
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