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Friday Sep 12 | The United States Army

Fort Leavenworth dedicates library in honor of Rep. Ike

FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan.- Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno, hosted a public ceremony renaming the library here in honor of deceased former Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, Missouri Representative Ike Skelton, today.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Leavenworth, KS, US Politics, US News, Ike Skelton, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Command and General Staff College, Madeleine Bordallo

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Turret

Captains brainstorm to reacquaint Americans with Army

A 2011 Pew Research Center survey found that only 57 percent of civilian respondents, ages 30 to 49, said they had an immediate family member who served. The percentage dropped to one-third, among respondents ages 18 to 29. While a draft would produce a new generation of veterans from across the socioeconomic spectrum, lawmakers and the military itself are generally not advocating that, for a number of good reasons, including cost and a possible increase in disciplinary problems, similar to those seen during the Vietnam era.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, US Marine Corps, Leavenworth, KS

The Daily Record

1st Sgt. James Hill called Wooster his hometown

It was July 3, 1876 -- exactly 133 years ago today -- and the nation was absolutely agog. The very next day it would celebrate 100 years of American independence, with daylong parades, speeches, parties and illuminations planned from coast to coast.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Ohio, Lothian County, Scotland, United Kingdom, World News

Tue Sep 09, 2014

The Capital-Journal

Post library to be named for Ike Skelton

Officials at Fort Leavenworth are memorializing the late Missouri congressman Ike Skelton by renaming the northeast Kansas post's library in his honor. Army Chief of Staff Gen.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Ike Skelton, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Military, US Army, Leavenworth, KS, Representative Vicky Hartzler, Republican

Mon Sep 08, 2014

DefenceTalk News

US Army Standing Up Cyber Brigade, Possible Cyber Branch

The Army is activating a Cyber Protection Brigade today, and discussing a new cyber branch that could be established as early as next month. Command Sgt.

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Related Topix: US Military, Fort Gordon, US Army, Fort Meade, Combined Arms Center, Richmond County, GA, Fort Gordon, GA

Army Times

Officers, senior NCOs wanted for embedded liaison program

Soldiers have a shot at a role that takes them to hot spots around the world as part of the staffs. Applications are being accepted now.

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Related Topix: US Military, Center for Army Lessons Learned, US Army, Leavenworth, KS

Sun Sep 07, 2014

KHGI

Colin Powell honored at Fort Leavenworth

A bust has been added to a Buffalo Soldier monument at Fort Leavenworth honoring former secretary of state and military leader Colin Powell. The Kansas City Star reports that about 1,000 people gathered Friday for a dedication event.

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Fri Sep 05, 2014

The United States Army

Army standing up cyber brigade, possible cyber branch

The Army is activating a Cyber Protection Brigade today, and discussing a new cyber branch that could be established as early as next month. Command Sgt.

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Related Topix: US Military, Fort Gordon, US Army, Fort Meade, Combined Arms Center, Richmond County, GA, Fort Gordon, GA

KHGI

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A Kansas State University researcher is receiving a $2.52 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to compare typical Army physical training with a newer type of workout. Assistant kinesiology professor Katie Heinrich says so-called "high-intensity functional training" is promising.

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Related Topix: Medicine, US Military, Command and General Staff College, Combined Arms Center, US Army, Kinesiology

Wed Sep 03, 2014

Newswise

NIH Grant Funds High-Intensity Functional Training in Army Personnel Study

MANHATTAN, Kansas - Katie Heinrich, assistant professor of kinesiology at Kansas State University, has been awarded an investigator-initiated grant from the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases for more than $2.52 million.

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Related Topix: US Military, Command and General Staff College, Combined Arms Center, US Army, Manhattan, KS, Medicine, Kinesiology, Kansas State University

Tue Sep 02, 2014

Army Times

Irregular warfare center to close Oct. 1

The Army Irregular Warfare Center, which will close Oct. 1, helped rewrite the rules for future counterinsurgency efforts.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Combined Arms Center, Leavenworth, KS

ABC News

Air Force Instructor Convicted in Sex Scandal Dies

The first Air Force instructor convicted of rape in a sex scandal at one of the nation's busiest military training centers has died in prison.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, Lackland Air Force Base, US Army, Leavenworth, KS

KTEN-TV Denison

Air Force instructor convicted in sex scandal dies

The first Air Force instructor convicted of rape in a sex scandal at one of the nation's busiest military training centers has died in prison.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, Lackland Air Force Base, US Army, Leavenworth, KS

Isegoria

Deadwood Officers

General DePuy looks back at his early army days, waiting in England for D-Day, when every unit was still full of deadwood officers : My main retrospective thought about all of that is, that because we didn't have any officers in positions of responsibility who had confidence in their war fighting role, their tactical role, we didn't have any ... (more)

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

Stars and Stripes

Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan asks to be a citizen of Islamic State

Nidal Hasan, the former Army psychiatrist condemned to death in the killings of 13 people at Fort Hood, has asked to become a citizen of the Islamic State.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort Hood, Fort Hood, TX, Prison

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Daily Mail

'I just want to be able to live my life as I am': Wikileaker...

Whistleblower Chelsea Manning says the military is continuing to deny her sex change treatment one year after she was jailed for handing secret documents to WikiLeaks.

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Related Topix: WikiLeaks, US Military, US Army, Leavenworth, KS

Thu Aug 28, 2014

KCEN

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The Army psychiatrist who killed 13 people at Fort Hood has written a letter to the leader of ISIS, asking to become a citizen of the Islamic State's caliphate, his attorney said Thursday.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort Hood, Fort Hood, TX, Iraq, World News

The Capital-Journal

Fort Leavenworth to break ground on $15.6M battle training center

Fort officials announce Wednesday that the ceremony Wednesday will begin construction of a Regional Simulation Center, which will house the hardware, software and technology that simulate battlefield activity.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Stars and Stripes

Appeal for soldier convicted in '03 grenade attack

A military appeal hearing was set Thursday for a U.S. soldier sentenced to death for killing two fellow servicemembers and wounding 14 others in a grenade attack in Kuwait nearly 10 years ago.

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Related Topix: Prison, US Military, US Army, US Air Force

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Bayonet

America losing touch with its Army

A 2011 Pew Research Center survey found that only 57 percent of civilian respondents, ages 30 to 49, said they had an immediate family member who served.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, US Marine Corps, Leavenworth, KS

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