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Possible Islamic State leaflets found near Marine Corps Base Quantico

52 min 49 sec ago
Officials have launched an investigation into leaflets found near Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., which 'may or may not be associated with the terrorist organization known as the Islamic State,' base spokesman Maj.
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OIR troops to be eligible for GWOT-E medal

1 hour 18 min ago
Pentagon officials have decided that the thousands of service members deployed in support of the newly named Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq and Syria will be eligible for a service medal - the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal.
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Islamic State threat prompts new security warnings across U.S. military

1 hour 37 min ago
Military facilities around the U.S. are on alert, urging troops and their families to take precautions amid continued threats of violence from the Islamic State group.
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Fearing uprising, Iraq militants hunt ex-police

2 hours 9 min ago
The Islamic State group is conducting a purge, killing dozens of former policemen and soldiers living in areas of Iraq under its control, in a campaign apparently aimed at preventing any uprising against its extremist rule.
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U.S. military to train more Ebola response teams

2 hours 20 min ago
The U.S. military will train more medical personnel to respond to domestic cases of Ebola should they occur, a senior Defense Department official said Thursday.
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NATO says service member has died in Afghanistan

3 hours 41 min ago
NATO says one of its service members has died in eastern Afghanistan from a non-battle-related injury.
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Civilian pilot killed in crash after exercise with Navy identified

3 hours 42 min ago
Authorities say a civilian pilot killed in a jet crash during a military training exercise near a California Navy base was a 45-year-old Utah resident.
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Staff sgt. reunited with the helmet that saved his life

4 hours 10 min ago
More than two years after he was shot by the enemy in Afghanistan, Staff Sgt. Ryan Frye was reunited with the helmet that saved his life.
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Marine recharged in Iraq war case back in court

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 19:01
The Marine Corps should not be retrying a Marine sergeant whose murder conviction in a major Iraq war crime case was overturned by the military's highest court after he served half of his 11-year sentence, his defense attorneys say.
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Former SecDef Gates blasts lawmakers over sequestration

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 19:00
Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates ripped Washington on Thursday over sequestration budget caps, saying Congress' inability to reach a budget compromise was causing 'grave damage' to the U.S.
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Dempsey: Iraqi Shiites must back expanded mission

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 18:59
U.S. military leaders want to expand the advise-and-assist mission into Iraq's Anbar province and put combat advisers on the ground to help support the fight against Islamic State militants.
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15 Air Force officers to be discharged after cheating

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 17:45
Of the airmen involved in the cheating investigation at Malsmtrom Air Force Base, most of them are now back on the job.
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USFK: Troops cannot pay for the companionship of 'juicy girls'

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 17:02
The commander of U.S. troops in South Korea is dropping the hammer on that country's notorious 'juicy bars,' which use women as sex workers who cater to U.S. troops.
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Online shopping privileges for all vets is likely, official says

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 16:50
Expanding online shopping privileges to all honorably discharged veterans isn't a matter of 'if,' but 'when,' the chief executive officer of the Army and Air Force Exchange Service said at a meeting in Washington on Wednesday.
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NATO chief sees spike in Russian flights on border

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 16:24
NATO is increasing its readiness and air policing following a spike in Russian air force activity in Eastern Europe, the alliance's new chief said Thursday.
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Amid murder case, Philippines says U.S. pact stays

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 16:24
A security pact that allows thousands of American troops to join large-scale combat exercises in the Philippines is 'imperfect' but Manila is unlikely to amend it, the country's top diplomat said Thursday.
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Update: Ex-Warrior Training Center boss wore unearned Ranger, Sapper tabs

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 16:23
A lieutenant colonel relieved of his post as head of the Warrior Training Center at Fort Benning, Georgia, was not authorized to wear the Ranger and Sapper tabs displayed on his uniform, base officials said Thursday.
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About 200 Fort Stewart soldiers heading to Afghanistan on 12-month deployment

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 16:22
About 200 soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division headquarters will deploy to Afghanistan in November, officials announced Tuesday.
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Guard troops sent to site of Hawaii lava flow

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 15:51
The National Guard is deploying troops to a rural Hawaii town as lava makes a slow crawl toward a major road and threatens to further isolate the community that got its start during the lumber- and sugar-plantation heydey.
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Pentagon defends decision to isolate troops

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 15:31
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Thursday defended the Pentagon's decision to isolate troops for 21 days after they return from Ebola duty in West Africa.
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