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  1. Special celebration honors Vietnam veteransRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 18 | Stars and Stripes

    Weatherford American Legion Post 163 - along with its neighbor in Mineral Wells, Post 75 - and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4746, have teamed up to extend a special invitation. To mark the continued commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War, both organization have joined forces with the National Vietnam War Museum, by inviting Vietnam Veterans and their families to a special welcome home ceremony on Sat., April 29 beginning at 10 am.

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  2. Soldiers across Fort Bragg train for short-notice deploymentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    Within hours of an early morning call, thousands of paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division swarmed Fort Bragg on Friday to draw a rifle, don a parachute and prepare for a simulated combat jump into Europe as part of a deployment readiness exercise. The exercise, which is conducted quarterly, tests the paratroopers' ability to rapidly deploy from Fort Bragg to anywhere in the world on short notice for combat or humanitarian operations.

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  3. Horse lovers say nay to Army plan to kick horses off baseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 23, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    Horse lovers have sued the Army over plans to evict about 700 feral horses from a western Louisiana Army base and national forest areas that it uses for training. The horses play "a significant historic and cultural role ... in the landscape" of Fort Polk and the Kisatchie National Forest and the Army's plan will send many to slaughter, according to the lawsuit.

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  4. 2 arrested in connection with Fort Polk soldier's deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 23, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    Vernon Parish Sheriff Sam Craft says 40-year-old Wanda Gordon and 27-year-old Tobias Williams each face one count of first-degree murder and obstruction of justice. Bond for each was set at $3 million.

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  5. Support from home is vital during deployment, soldier saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    Every day, Spc. Zion Stum looks over a list of attacks and enemy movements in the war against the Islamic State.

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  6. Fort Bragg brigade will deploy this winter to IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    A unit of Fort Bragg soldiers will deploy this winter to Iraq to continue the U.S.-led mission to train that nation's security forces as they fight the Islamic State group, the Army announced Thursday. The 82nd Airborne Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team will send about 1,700 soldiers to Iraq to replace the 101st Airborne Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team, which has been training Iraqi troops and Kurdish peshmerga fighters in northern Iraq since deploying in May, according to an Army statement.

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  7. 82nd Airborne pairing manned, unmanned aircraft to prepare for new threatsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 30, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    More than 250 miles north of its typical hunting grounds, an AH-64D Apache swoops over the trees at this Virginia training base. The helicopter rises, then freezes in the air.

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  8. 82nd Airborne Division aims for speed, greater reach with airdrop procedureRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    Amid continued efforts to speed up the nation's quick reaction force, the 82nd Airborne Division is testing a new technique that could extend Army helicopters by hundreds of miles. The "Airborne FARP" being tested by the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade could help Army helicopters reach the ground forces that train to parachute into enemy territory under the cover of darkness.

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  9. Military intelligence troops form new multifunctional platoonRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 4, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    The 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team, serving as the core of the nation's Global Response Force, is looking to change the way it collects intelligence on the battlefield. For the last six months, soldiers in D Company, 127th Brigade Engineer Battalion have been honing their skills as part of the brigade's first multifunctional military intelligence platoon.

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  10. Army seeks nonprofit groups to adopt Fort Polk horsesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 23, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    The U.S. Army is seeking new homes for a herd of about 700 feral horses that roam the grounds of Fort Polk, saying they threaten soldiers who train at the Army post. The Army says fewer than 50 horses roamed the grounds 20 years ago, but the herd has grown as horses give birth and people abandon their animals on the base.

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  11. Army to remove horses from Louisiana's Fort PolkRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    An estimated 700 to 750 wild horses roam training lands on and around Fort Polk in the west central part of the state. The fate of the horses has been the subject of debate since the Army proposed removing them about a year ago.

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  12. Air Force says it will exceed last year's jumps on Fort Bragg by a thirdRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 13, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    Members of the 82nd Airborne Division leap from a C-17 Globemaster III over drop zone Holland while participating in mass-tactical week 16-07 at Fort Bragg, N.C., July 13, 2016. During mass-tactical week the Army and Air Force units work together to improve interoperability for potential worldwide crisis's, contingency operations and humanitarian assistance missions.

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  13. Fort Bragg holds trials for soldiers to compete in Warrior GamesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 3, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    For some of the soldiers at Fort Bragg, sports have played an important role in their journeys back from injuries and illnesses. Those soldiers gathered at Funk Physical Fitness Center on Wednesday to participate in week-long trials meant to help them compete against soldiers form other installations and, if they are good enough, against service members from across the country at next year's Department of Defense Warrior Games in Chicago.

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  14. Maj. Gen Richard Clarke prepares to pass reins of 82nd AirborneRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    Maj. Gen. Richard Clarke, commander of the 82nd Airborne Division, sprints to off Hohenfels drop zone during Swift Response 16 in Germany, June 15, 2016.

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  15. Fort Bragg soldiers jump into Louisiana as part of no-notice exerciseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    Paratroopers shuffled to the doors bathed in a red light and one-by-one they stepped out into the dark. Soldiers with the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, are undertaking a Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, Louisiana this week.

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  16. 82nd Airborne trains to build multinational force with European alliesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 16, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    Hours before, Tuley and hundreds of his fellow paratroopers had been more than 4,500 miles away, facing down Tropical Storm Colin on Fort Bragg's Green Ramp. But now they were part of the largest military exercise in Eastern Europe since the Cold War.

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  17. Two retired horses who served their country finally have new homesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    Carroll Urzendowski adopted Kennedy, a horse that participated in funerals at Arlington National Cemetery. Urzendowski first worked with Kennedy when he was a caisson soldier at Arlington.

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  18. Use of robot by Dallas police highlights tactical opportunities, ethical questionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 8, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    A MARCbot IV extends its camera nearly four feet in the air to search for suspected improvised explosive devices at the training course in Fort Polk, Louisiana on Aug. 6, 2008. Dallas police officers respond after shots were fired at the end of a Black Lives Matter rally in Dallas on Thursday, July 7, 2016.

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