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Defense Department: Target missile successfully tracked during test off Hawaii

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 15:48
The military says it successfully detected and tracked a medium-range missile target during a test off Hawaii.
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Hagel briefed on new Navy surface ship, but no decisions yet

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 12:26
The Navy's senior leadership briefed top Pentagon officials Oct. 6 on proposals for a new Small Surface Combatant (SSC), but no decisions have been made, said the U.S. military's top spokesman.
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DoD seeks to clarify policies on nonprofit groups

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 11:04
The Defense Department is taking a new look at the barriers that complicate efforts by nonprofit groups to help service members and their families at some installations.
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Officials: Woman at Pentagon doesn't have Ebola

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 16:46
WASHINGTON Virginia public health authorities say the woman who became ill in the Pentagon parking lot, setting off an Ebola scare, does not have the virus.
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New Navy E-2D aircraft goes operational

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 16:18
The E-2D Advanced Hawkeye has been declared to be operational, meaning that deployment training for the Navy's newest airborne warning and control aircraft can begin in earnest.
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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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