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4 min ago | KSBW-TV

2 U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Two American soldiers were killed by an improvised explosive device Thursday in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense said.


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2 hrs ago | The Gaston Gazette

Today in History: Fidel Castro began his revolt against Fulgencio Batista

In 1908, U.S. Attorney General Charles J. Bonaparte ordered creation of a force of special agents that was a forerunner of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.


Related Topix: Fidel Castro, US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, George Bush, New York

Fri Jul 25, 2014


DOD approves military post extension for undocumented children

FT. SILL, Okla._ The Department of Defense has officially approved a request that will house undocumented children on military posts for longer than first planned.


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Arlington Hires Lobbying Firm for Navy Annex Land Swap

Arlington County has hired a lobbying firm to help facilitate a planned land swap between the county, the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Department of Defense.


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The White House

Statement by the Press Secretary on H.R. 255, H.R. 272, H.R. 291,...

H.R. 272, which designates the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense joint outpatient clinic to be constructed in Marina, California, as the "Major General William H. Gourley VA-DOD Outpatient Clinic"; H.R. 291, the "Black Hills Cemetery Act," which directs the Secretary of Agriculture to convey specified parcels of National ... (more)


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USA Today

Help us identify troops from original Korean War photos

Over 150 photos captured by the Department of Defense during the first three brutal months of the Korean War are now in the possession of a N.Y. woman who is trying to identify the subjects.


Related Topix: US News, Penfield, NY, North Korea, World News, Asia, Life, Veteran Affairs

Editorial: Dispose of unneeded weapons, including West Springfield...

The West Springfield Police Department owns antiquated grenade launchers that haven't been used since the department obtained them in 2008 through a federal Department of Defense surplus program.


Related Topix: Springfield, MA, US News, Opinion

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Marine News

DoD Awards Ingalls 'USS Ronald Reagan' Contract Modification

U.S. Department of Defense informs that Huntington Ingalls Inc., Newport News, Virginia, is being awarded a US$13,759,894 modification to previously awarded cost-plus-award-fee, incentive-fee contract for USS Ronald Reagan fiscal 2014 planned incremental availability.


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Free Republic

Reuters Exclusive: Obama Sends Team to Texas to Assess Need for National Guard Deployment

President Barack Obama has sent a team to Texas to assess whether a U.S. National Guard deployment would help to handle an immigration crisis at the Mexican border, White House officials told Reuters on Wednesday, having so far resisted Republican calls for such a move.


Related Topix: US National Guard, US Military, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Air & Space

Jump into the Airshow Season

SCHEDULE INFORMATION provided by the Department of Defense and by International Council of Air Shows 779-8510).


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WTCA-AM Plymouth

Donnelly Statement on New Pentagon Report on 2013 Military Suicides

Senator Joe Donnelly released the following statement in response to the Department of Defense's release of a new report on suicides in the military in 2013.


Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Joe Donnelly, US News, US Senate, US National Guard, US Military, Suicide

Sandy Springs Neighbor

Roswell mother fights for VA changes following son's death

After her son's suicide, Peggy Portwine was devastated by grief. That grief then drove her all the way to Capitol Hill.


Related Topix: Fulton County, GA, Roswell, GA, Life, US News, Veteran Affairs, Explosion

41 Job Openings in Montgomery County

Here's a roundup of recent job postings in Montgomery County: Bethesda Fundraising Specialist for India Development and Relief Fund Online Content Specialist for IMC Technical Project Manager at Concurrent Technologies Corporation Compliance Auditor for Calibre CPA Group Lead Contract Specialist for National Institutes of Health Administrative ... (more)


Related Topix: Montgomery County, MD, National Institutes of Health, Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, US News

Wed Jul 23, 2014

WISH-TV Indianapolis

DOD: Military suicides down from 2012

A report released by the Department of Defense says 479 service members took their own lives last year.


Related Topix: US News, Suicide, US Senate, US Politics, Senator Joe Donnelly

Clarksville Online

DOD Identifies Fort Campbell Units for Upcoming Afghanistan Rotation

The Department of Defense today identified three units to deploy as part of the upcoming rotation of forces operating in Afghanistan.


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Department of Defense awards $2.6 million grant to Smu Stem program for minority students

The U.S. Department of Defense recently awarded the STEMPREP Project at Southern Methodist University a $2.6 million grant to support its goal of increasing the number of minorities in STEM fields.


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Russia Taday

Obama administration sending military advisers to Ukraine within weeks

On Tuesday this week, the Washington Times reported that a spokesperson for the US Department of Defense confirmed plans to put Pentagon advisers in Ukraine.


Related Topix: US News, Duncan Hunter, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics


Re: Is the military participating in the IBM Watson app?

USAA says it's feeding Watson publically available information from the VA and the Department of Defense, but USAA's Neff Hudson didn't say anything about the military working directly with this commercial business.


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Sys-Con Media

SES Awarded COMSATCOM Pathfinder Contract

Global satellite solutions provider SES Government Solutions has been awarded an $8,245,160 firm-fixed-price COMSATCOM Pathfinder contract by the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center based in Los Angeles, California.


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The San Diego Union-Tribune

NewsMilitary suicide rate drops

Col. Elspeth Ritchie, a doctor in the Office of the Army Surgeon General, discusses suicide among American soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, in this May 29, 2008 file photo.


Related Topix: US National Guard, US Military, US News, US Marine Corps