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2 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

Arkansas military base on lockdown, few details

Little Rock Air Force Base went on lockdown Wednesday amid reports of a suspicious person, though military officials have offered few details about the incident.

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6 hrs ago | News Herald

Air Force refocuses on training as wars wind down

After more than a dozen years fighting wars against unsophisticated opponents and technology in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Air Force is refocusing its training on tests ripped from the headlines - surface-to-air missiles, chemical weapons and cyber warfare.

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9 hrs ago | The Modesto Bee

Ohio base ranked highly by Air Force newspaper

The base, which is Ohio's largest single-site employer, tied as the top Air Force base to be stationed among 68 bases in the U.S. That's according to a survey by the weekly Air Force Times newspaper, which made the rankings based on a dozen categories.

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9 hrs ago | KOCO-TV Oklahoma City

U.S., European airlines halt flights to Israel

Passengers boarding an El Al flight at Israel's Ben Gurion Airport were settling into their seats, when a civil defense siren howled.

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11 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Kerry, in Israel, cites progress in the long road toward cease-fire

"We certainly have made steps forward," U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said in Jerusalem, where he was meeting for the second time this week with United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon.

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13 hrs ago | RTE.ie

US Air Force to launch new surveillance satellites

William Shelton said the military wanted to send a message to nations plotting to undermine or disable US satellite networks The US Air Force will launch new satellites today to track those of other countries and counter possible threats to American spacecraft.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Northwest Florida Daily News

Eglin and Vietnam: New exhibit chronicles - difficult time'

In one of the old photographs, an F-4 jet sits in an airplane hangar at Eglin Air Force Base.

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Related Topix: US Military, Eglin Air Force Base, Valparaiso, FL

KRMG-AM Tulsa

Obama on fundraising trip to West Coast

President Barack Obama speaks about the My Brother's Keeper Initiative, at the Walker Jones Education Campus in Washington, Monday, July 21, 2014.

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Bellingham Herald

Obama nominee McDonald pledges to 'transform' VA

"The seriousness of the moment demands urgent action," McDonald told the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, US Military, Senator Jerry Moran, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Jerry Moran, Jeff Miller

WFAA-TV Dallas

Military suicides up a bit in 2014; More seek help

Preliminary Pentagon data shows that suicides among active duty military increased a bit this year compared to the same period last year, but officials say that more service members are seeking help through hotlines and other aid programs.

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WCAX-TV Burlington

Air defense drill for 4 Northeastern states

The New York state Division of Military and Naval Affairs says a two fighter jets from a Massachusetts Air National Guard unit will be conducting an air defense exercise over parts of four Northeastern states.

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NewsOK.com

Wright brothers' mechanic honored at Ohio museum

The man who built the engine for Orville and Wilbur Wright's first powered aircraft has finally gotten his due.

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Oxford Times

Reeling back the years with films from Oxford's past

Buy this photo Josh Carr and Hannah Lucas from the education media services department of Oxford University's video unit.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Centre Daily Times

Their View | America can, and should, set standards for drone use

The increasing use in recent years of unmanned aerial vehicles, known as UAVs or drones, has spurred innovation and provoked concern.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Georgetown (Washington, DC)

Houston Chronicle

Vital evidence feared withheld by Ukraine's rebels

Lieutenant-General Andrey Kartopolov, head of main operational department of Russian military's General Staff, left, speaks to the media during a news conference in Moscow, Monday, July 21, 2014.

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Related Topix: Sukhoi Su-25, Sukhoi Aircraft, Military Aircraft, Aircraft, US Military

Iol.co.za

Seven killed in Benghazi clashes

Islamist militants attacked an army base in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Monday, triggering fierce clashes involving helicopters and jets that killed at least seven people and wounded 40 others after days of escalating violence.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Libya, Muammar Gaddafi (Gadhafi), Terrorism, US Military

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Broncos' Wes Welker goes for an F-16 ride along

Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker participated in an F-16 ride along with the Air Force Thunderbirds Sunday afternoon at Cheyenne Regional Airport.

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Newsday

New York Guard members conducting annual training

Two hundred members of New York state's volunteer defense force are conducting their annual weeklong training program at a Hudson Valley military site.

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Washington Times

Therapy dog helps Marine recover from war

As a veteran of the United States Marine Corps who did tours in Afghanistan and Iraq, Pennsylvania native A.J. Courteau has experienced his share of surprises.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Marine Corps, Life, Veteran Affairs, Williston, TN, Fayette County, TN

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Sunherald.com

Judge aims to establish veterans court in Iowa

They fought for their country in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now some are fighting drug and alcohol addictions and mental health problems here at home and committing crimes.

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Related Topix: Woodbury County, IA, Life, Veteran Affairs, Prison, US National Guard, US Military, Drug Testing

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