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11 min ago | UPI

Taliban fighter who survived 2012 attack sentenced to death

The sole surviving perpetrator of an insurgent assault on a British airfield two years ago was sentenced to death by an Afghan court, the U.S. Marine Corps said. Maj. John Caldwell, a spokesman for the Marine Corps, told The Washington Post that the fighter, Mohammed Nazeer, 24, was found guilty of violating Afghan law and was given a death sentence by an appellate court in early July.

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3 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Fort Leonard Wood M.P. drill sergeant faces 27 sexual assault charges

The updated story was released yesterday by KY 3 News. The charges against the 12-year Army veteran are disturbing and damning.

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6 hrs ago | The Leaf-Chronicle

Leaf-Chronicle enlists for Boot DriveLeaf-Chronicle enlists for Boot...

Leaf-Chronicle enlists for Boot Drive Fort Campbell Survivor Outreach Services Boot Drive seeks to kick effort in high gear Check out this story on theleafchronicle.com: http://leafne.ws/1s1lihn Gold Star mother Sheila Patton says she's depending on a heavy turnout from Fort Campbell units to kick the Survivor Outreach Services Boot Drive into high gear in time for the Nov. 1 Run, Walk and Roll to remember nearly 7,000 fallen soldiers. An effort to memorialize nearly 7,000 servicemembers fallen since 9/11 has expanded its reach while extending deadline as well.

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10 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider

Women May Finally Go Through One Of The US Army's Most Grueling Training Courses

The US Army is seeking female volunteers for its grueling two-month Ranger School for an integrated assessment to take place next spring, reports Michelle Tan at The Army Times. "Right now we're going through the deliberate planning process, identifying volunteers, and selecting them over the next few months," Lt.

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14 hrs ago | Right Wing News

Our Politically Correct Army Worries That Too Many Combat Leaders are White

U.S. Army sociologists are worried that a lack of black officers leading its combat troops will have detrimental effect on minorities and lead to fewer black officers in top leadership posts. "The issue exists.

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18 hrs ago | Alamogordo Daily News

Alamogordo woman shines in US Army's Spirit of America show

Staff Sgt. Sonia Candelaria is a flutist in the U.S. Army Band. Candelaria will perform a monologue in the Army's Spirit of America show.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Examiner.com

Florida National Guard recognizes 449 years of civilian service.

At the appointed hour of 1500, or 3:00 p.m. for civilians, on Friday, September 12, the order was barked to bring members of the Florida National Guard to attention. Thus began the "Retreat" ceremony.

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Examiner.com

Camp Lejeune Marines save base contractor from burning SUV

Cpl. David Qualls, 22, and Cpl. Nathan Bryson, 21, two Camp Lejeune Marines became roadside heroes yesterday when they stopped for a large traffic jam on the North Carolina Highway 172 Bridge near Camp Lejeune.

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Newsday

West Babylon street dedicated to World War II Army sergeant

Left to right, Boy Scouts Brendan Mades, 11, Matthew Page, 26, and David Baloga, 15, from Troop 1634 in West Babylon, salute as Sgt. John Sardiello Post 1634 of the American Legion in West Babylon is rededicated and the street renamed in his honor, Saturday, Sept.

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WFIE-TV Evansville

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Losing a push-up contest in front of crowd is one thing, but losing as a JROTC cadet to an opponent much smaller, younger and wearing sandals has got to be tough to deal with. As a part of the "Stand at Attention" fundraiser at Independence Mall in Wilmington, young cadets went up against onlookers in fitness challenges including planks, push-ups, sit-ups, etc.

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KFVS12

Green Berets to help Iraqi units direct US airstrikes

The U.S. military flew two airstrikes on Thursday, knocking out ISIS terrorist machine guns near the Mosul Dam as it geared up for more aggressive attacks. Until now the strikes have been confined to five locations in Iraq.

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Stars and Stripes

Alabama students fly, shoot, drive simulated Army missions

Where can students jump out of planes, glide in parachutes, man a Humvee or fly an Army helicopter? Inside the back end of a semi-truck as part of the U.S. Army Special Operations Semi or AS2 demonstration. AS2 is the Army's most popular mobile simulation demonstration for high school students.

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Related Topix: US Military, Education Etc., Fort Knox, KY, US Air Force

Fri Sep 12, 2014

CBS 3 Springfield

Army investigating death of Ft. Polk soldier

The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is investigating the death of a Fort Polk soldier on Friday night, in connection with the attempted apprehension of a suspect by police. The Fort Polk Military Police and the Army Civilian Police responded to a report of a break-in that night at a residence near the intersection of Moran St. and Riverton Drive on the post.

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WIS-TV Columbia

Widow raises veteran suicide awareness after husband kills self in front of her

Nearly one in five suicides nationwide is a veteran, according to a recent study conducted by The Center for Public Integrity. "He held a gun up to his head and then he shot himself," she recalled.

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KCBD-TV Lubbock

Man gets 20 years for Fort Sam Houston shooting

A 52-year-old man has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for plotting to kill his common-law wife, who was shot last year at a South Texas Army post. Alvin Roundtree was sentenced Friday in San Antonio after earlier pleading guilty to assaulting a federal employee with a deadly weapon.

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WCBM-AM Pikesville

OUTRAGEOUS: Army is Worried too Many White Men Lead Combat Units

U.S. Army sociologists are worried that a lack of black officers leading its combat troops will have detrimental effect on minorities and lead to fewer black officers in top leadership posts. "The issue exists.

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SFGate

General outlines plans for Army Cyber Command

The commanding general of the Army Cyber Command said this week that his team expects to break ground next year on a defense network at Fort Gordon that will work with private technology firms, and the federal departments of justice and homeland security. Speaking before a crowd of more than 500 people at TechNet Augusta's second annual military conference on Tuesday, Lt.

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Post and Courier

Another 9/11 reminder hits home

That also made some folks around here justifiably worry that the Port of Charleston was - and is - an inviting terror target. On the brighter side, the U.S. has gone 13 years without taking a major hit in the homeland.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

St.Petersburg Times

A little more than two hours after the first passenger airliner flew...

'Russia knows well what terrorism is, so we understand and hear very well what the American people feel today," Putin said in a televised statement on the day of the attacks. Photo: U.S. Army / Flickr A little more than two hours after the first passenger airliner flew into the World Trade Center towers in New York City 13 years ago, President Vladimir Putin called his U.S. counterpart George W. Bush to offer his and Russia's complete and unconditional support on one of the most tragic days in U.S. history.

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Related Topix: US Military, Vladimir Putin, George Bush, World News, Russia, Asia, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

Stars and Stripes

Widow fights Army ruling of Green Beret's death as overdose

A U.S. Army carry team transfers the remains of Sgt. 1st Class Anthony Venetz Jr. of Prince William, Va., at Dover Air Force Base, Del., on Jan. 30, 2011.

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