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Combating sexual assault

Air Force Times - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 12:06
Reports of sexual assault in the Air Force continue to rise while the frequency of the crime remains stable - a paradox that could signify growing trust in the military justice system, the two-star general in charge of the service's sexual assault prevent
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NATO head: threats from Russia, Islamic State

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 12:02
NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Monday that members of the U.S.-led alliance must stand shoulder to shoulder to confront simultaneous security threats from Russia and the Islamic State extremist organization.

Iran's supreme leader says no cooperation with US over Islamic State

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:48
Iran has rejected direct overtures from top U.S. diplomats, including Secretary of State John F. Kerry, to cooperate with Washington in the battle against Islamic State extremists in Iraq, Iran’s supreme leader said Monday.

Democracy? No, Afghans say, after vote count ends

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:24
The ballot counting in Afghanistan's five-month-long presidential election is finished, but as negotiations continue over the country's future political power structure, many here are asking: Does my vote count?

Air Force expects high op tempo for Europe rotations

Air Force Times - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:20
The Air Force has spent the last 20 years reducing its footprint in Europe, but the last six months of Russian military aggression, among other world events, could force the service to rethink that strategy.
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Air Force nuclear personnel to get bump in pay

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:18
Missileers and some enlisted airmen will soon see a boost in their paychecks, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James announced Monday.

Islamic State group issues new curriculum in Iraq

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:17
The extremist-held Iraqi city of Mosul is set to usher in a new school year. But unlike years past, there will be no art or music. Classes about history, literature and Christianity have been "permanently annulled."

Threat posed by Islamic State is overstated

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:14
Despite being in its infancy as a declared caliphate, the Islamic State’s extreme ideology, spirit of subjugation and acts of barbarism prevent it from becoming a political venue for the masses.

New commander takes over 122nd Fighter Wing

Air Force Times - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 10:43
Col. Patrick Renwick has taken over as commander of the 122nd Fighter Wing based in Fort Wayne.
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It's a matter of benefits vs. readiness, DOD official tells spouses, civilians

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 10:35
An already tough fiscal environment prompting proposed benefit cuts would get far worse if Congress does not repeal another round of sequestration in 2016, a top U.S. Defense Department official warned military spouses and civilians at town meetings.

N.Y. to lower flags to honor soldier lost in WWII

Military Times - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 10:21
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered flags lowered to half-staff on Monday to honor a World War II Army private from Brooklyn whose remains were recently recovered.
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N.Y. to lower flags to honor soldier lost in WWII

Army Times - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 10:21
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered flags lowered to half-staff on Monday to honor a World War II Army private from Brooklyn whose remains were recently recovered.
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Ukraine launches joint NATO exercise as fighting continues in east

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 10:19
U.S. Army paratroopers on Monday began nearly two weeks of exercises in Ukraine, the first major combat exercise on Ukrainian soil since Russia’s annexation of the Crimean peninsula in March and subsequent incursions into eastern Ukraine.

Water parks and pools

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 09:43

Fireworks

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 09:42

Air Force announces new general promotions, assignments

Air Force Times - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 09:14
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Thursday that the president has nominated:
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Three ways House work on CR, Syrian rebels plan could play out

Air Force Times - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 09:11
Whether or not the federal national security apparatus shuts down in October suddenly is all about Saudi Arabia, the Islamic State, Syrian rebel forces and lawmakers' feelings about President Barack Obama.
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Three ways House work on CR, Syrian rebels plan could play out

Military Times - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 09:11
Whether or not the federal national security apparatus shuts down in October suddenly is all about Saudi Arabia, the Islamic State, Syrian rebel forces and lawmakers' feelings about President Barack Obama.
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Three ways House work on CR, Syrian rebels plan could play out

Marine Corps Times - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 09:11
Whether or not the federal national security apparatus shuts down in October suddenly is all about Saudi Arabia, the Islamic State, Syrian rebel forces and lawmakers' feelings about President Barack Obama.
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Three ways House work on CR, Syrian rebels plan could play out

Army Times - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 09:11
Whether or not the federal national security apparatus shuts down in October suddenly is all about Saudi Arabia, the Islamic State, Syrian rebel forces and lawmakers' feelings about President Barack Obama.
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