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  1. MP medics practice mass shooting response in Fort Bragg exerciseRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 24 | Stars and Stripes

    The exercise, in the 16th Military Police Brigade footprint, was aimed at more than improving the response to such a scenario at Fort Bragg. Officials said the training, which Involved soldiers from five installations, would better prepare Fort Bragg and also help the response to such an attack at Fort Stewart, Ga; Fort Drum, N.Y.; Fort Polk, La.; and Fort Campbell, Ky.

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  2. Army chemical warfare battalion preparing to leave APG Edgewood AreaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 8 | Stars and Stripes

    An Army unit and its 266 soldiers, responsible for researching and testing defense methods against weapons of mass destruction, is preparing to leave the Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground, its home since World War II, starting Friday. The 22nd CBRN Battalion, or Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Battalion, has been at Edgewood since 1944.

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  3. Hundreds of 82nd Airborne Division soldiers deploy to S. KoreaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 4 | Stars and Stripes

    Soldiers assigned to 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division watch OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopters fly over Fort Bragg, N.C., on April 15, 2016. Hundreds of soldiers from the squadron left Friday, June 3, for South Korea, where they will become the Army's last OH-58D Kiowa Warrior squadron.

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  4. Major Taliban push likely soon in Helmand, military saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    Afghan and international forces expect a major battle to begin soon for control of southern Helmand province, largely overrun in recent months by the Taliban. The question is, who will strike first.

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  5. Caring for a different kind of service dogRead the original story w/Photo

    May 1, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    If you visit the gracious Victorian home of Wayne and Phyllis Bayles, brace yourself for an enthusiastic greeting from 200-plus pounds of canine exuberance. Milah, a 99-pound female mastiff, is the small dog.

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  6. Fort Bliss Soldier shares gift of music in AfghanistanRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    Spc. Anne P. Lee, 1st Armored Division, HHC, 15th Sustainment Brigade, Logistic Specialist, plays the piano March 11, 2015 at the Fort Bliss Centennial in Texas. Spc. Lee Playes the piano for the attendees of the National Women's History Month Ceremony, hosted by 1st Armored Division, Division Artillery.

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  7. Vet wounded in Afghanistan in '10 finally gets Purple HeartRead the original story

    Apr 6, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    A northern New York veteran has finally received the Purple Heart medal he was awarded after being wounded in Afghanistan more than five years ago. Mauldin was driving a truck on a night patrol with three other members of his Fort Drum-based 10th Mountain Division unit when the vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device.

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  8. Army chaplain connects with soldiers through physical trainingRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 5, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    Chaplain Lukasz Willenberg glides through the Illinois Agility Test during the physical challenge event at the Religious Support Team conference Aug. 20 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Willenberg took the crown for the challenge, which consisted of eight events.

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  9. Fort Bragg helicopter squadron headed to KoreaRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 18, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    Chief Warrant Officer 4 Tobias Long, aviation tactical operations officer assigned to the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, heads out to conduct a landing zone reconnaissance flight in an OH-58D Kiowa Warrior assigned to 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 25th CAB, 25th ID, at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Sept. 19, 2013.

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  10. US soldiers retrain Afghan army battling Taliban ahead of poppy harvestRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2013 | Stars and Stripes

    The Taliban has exploited widespread internal issues within the Afghan army's 215th Corps to retake territory in Helmand Province and ramp up violence there recently in an attempt to control the upcoming poppy harvest, said U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Wilson A. Shoffner, a spokesman for NATO's Resolute Support Mission.

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  11. Brig. Gen. Alex honored for his leadershipRead the original story

    Feb 28, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    A Fort Bragg general was among eight African-American military leaders honored at the annual Stars and Stripes dinner earlier this month. Brig.

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  12. Fort Drum soldier accused of selling firearms, narcoticsRead the original story

    Feb 12, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    The 38-count indictment returned Wednesday by a federal grand jury in Sacramento charges 22-year-old David Guevara-Pimentel, currently of Fort Drum, N.Y., with dealing and manufacturing firearms without a license, illegal possession of a machine gun, possession of an unregistered short-barreled shotgun, possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, and distribution of methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin. Guevara-Pimentel was arrested Jan. 22 in New York, where he was stationed as a U.S. Army private, according to a U.S. Attorney's Office news release.

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  13. More US troops to help Afghan forces fight Taliban in HelmandRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    The United States plans to deploy additional troops and advisers to strategic Helmand province to help Afghan forces struggling against a virulent Taliban insurgency, poor leadership and corruption. "A U.S. Army infantry battalion is deploying from Fort Drum, New York," said Brig.

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  14. Report: British army to participate in massive exercise in JordanRead the original story

    Feb 8, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    The British army will test its ability to deploy forces on a massive scale during an exercise in Jordan this month, a British newspaper has reported. The exercise, Shamal Storm, will simulate a division-size deployment of about 30,000 forces, an undertaking unseen by the British army in more than a decade, The Telegraph said in a story published Sunday.

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  15. A soldier's war lie unravels 8 years later, opening old woundsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 3, 2015 | Stars and Stripes

    Spc. Brandon Garrison found her in the dark days afterward and provided the details - the details a mother fears but needs - of Wilson's last moments after a Taliban attack in Korengal Valley in March 2007. The futile attempt to save Wilson, the blood, the coldness of imminent death.

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  16. Army taps 1,800 Campbell, Drum soldiers for Iraq, Afghanistan rotationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    The Army announced Friday that 1,800 soldiers from two stateside installations would deploy in the coming months to Iraq and Afghanistan. About 1,300 soldiers from Fort Campbell, Kentucky will deploy to Iraq in the spring, while about 500 soldiers from Fort Drum, New York will travel to Afghanistan later this winter on regular rotations to replace outgoing units, according to an Army statement.

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  17. Wind power foes fear impact on Niagara Falls Air Reserve StationRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 27, 2015 | Stars and Stripes

    Opponents of a planned wind power project on the shores of Lake Ontario asserted Wednesday that the presence of the turbines might be a black mark against the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station in any future round of threatened base closures, even though the turbines would be about 25 miles away. Save Ontario Shores, a citizen group that is fighting Apex Clean Energy, a Virginia company that wants to build as many as 70 wind turbines in the towns of Somerset and Yates, released a letter from three retired colonels from the Falls base saying the lack of "encroachment" in the base's military operating area was a major positive in preventing the closure of the base when it was placed on a Pentagon hit list twice before.

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  18. Ex-soldier 'addicted to killing' guilty but mentally illRead the original story

    Dec 5, 2015 | Stars and Stripes

    A former soldier who said he became "addicted to killing" while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan pleaded guilty but mentally ill Friday to charges of raping and killing a Delaware woman. Dwight L. Smith Jr., 28, entered the plea at a Superior Court hearing in Wilmington.

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  19. South Korean prosecutors reopen bigamy case against ex-US soldierRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 30, 2015 | Stars and Stripes

    A South Korean woman, Rachel Lee, 43, right, has asked the Army to court-martial Master Sgt. Scott Fuller, 40, left, who allegedly tricked her into a bigamous marriage, then left her $50,000 in debt when he went back to his American wife.

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  20. 2 men confronted suicide bombers and saved lives, but only 1 got Medal of HonorRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2015 | Stars and Stripes

    No one heard Staff Sgt. Travis Atkins yell a warning as he wrestled the young insurgent to the ground by a reed-choked canal - not "suicide bomber," not "S-vest," not anything else.

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