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41 min ago | Rock Hill Herald

Patriot Award a surprise honor for PMC's White

Daniel Osborne, sergeant in the 430th Firefighters and an emergency room technical at Piedmont Medical Center, shakes hands with Robert White, wearing his dress uniform for the Piedmont EMS.


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

1 hr ago | ABC2 Maryland

Test causes fire at DOD facility

Officials say it was testing at an indoor munitions range that started a fire at a Department of Defense test facility in Harford County Monday morning.


Related Topix: US News, Harford County, MD, Abingdon, MD, Bel Air, MD

1 hr ago | Business Wire

IronPlanet Awarded Contract for U.S. Department of Defense Rolling Stock Surplus Contract

The DLA issued the final contract award to IronPlanet on July 25, 2014 pursuant to a competitive bid process that was held on April 1, 2014.


Related Topix: Startups, IronPlanet, US News, Liquidity Services

4 hrs ago | Freshnews

Department of Defense Announces 15 Recipients of 2014 Secretary of...

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve , a Department of Defense office, announced today 15 recipients of the 2014 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest honor DoD gives to employers for support of National Guard and Reserve employees.


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6 hrs ago | Daily Texan

Researchers build device that resembles the hearing of a fly

Researchers at the Cockrell School of Engineering have designed and built a new sound-receiving device that imitates the hearing of a fly and could improve the lives of millions of people with hearing loss, according to the researchers.


Related Topix: Audiology, Medicine, US News

9 hrs ago | Russia Taday

Thousands of guns unaccounted for by Afghan security forces

Information on nearly three-quarters of a million guns purchased by the US for the Afghan National Security Forces is either missing or duplicated, an audit of SIGAR inspectors revealed, sparking fears they could have ended up in Taliban hands.


Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, US News

11 hrs ago | Marine News

NAVSEA Receives 3 DoD Value Engineering Awards

Naval Sea Systems Command was recently announced as the winner of three fiscal year 2013 Department of Defense Value Engineering Achievement Awards.


Sun Jul 27, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Michigan stained glass artist teaches others

In this photo taken on July 10, 2014, pieces of a butterfly stained glass piece are laid out in Don Zimmerman's studio at Chapel Hill Methodist Church in Battle Creek, Mich.


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Crain's Detroit Business

Ex-Pentagon CIO ready to do home work

Teresa Takai , former chief information officer for the state under Gov. Jennifer Granholm and later for the Pentagon, is back in southeast Michigan to pursue her next job.


Related Topix: CIO News, Jennifer Granholm, US Governors, US News, Weather

Stars and Stripes

'Serving together makes us just that much stronger': 2 Maine families share long military tradition

The two Bangor-area families have members from multiple generations with decades of service within the Maine Air National Guard's 101st Air Refueling Wing - known as the MAINEiacs - and members who joined the Army, Army Guard or Army Reserves, or who switched from one branch to another.


Related Topix: US National Guard, US Military, Maine, US Air Force, Kittery, ME, US News, US Army

The Motley Fool

Defense News Roundup: Pentagon Trains for WMD, and Are Helicopters Heading to Africa?

The U.S. military has a reputation as a somewhat secretive organization. But in one respect at least, the Pentagon is one of the most "open" of our government agencies.


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Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Salinas Californian

Winning Ways: Fort Hunter LiggettWinning Ways: Fort Hunter...

Interview with Sfc. Lafond Alijuah about Tactical Medical Operations lane at Base Camp Warthog on July 18, 2014.


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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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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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