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Defense Secretary Urges Wichita Students to Explore New Subjects

Updated: 05/28/2009 - Defense Sec. Robert Gates delivered the commencement address at Wichita East High School Wednesday night. Gates graduated from the school in 1961. He told the students to reach outside their comfort zones to explore new subjects.

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Topeka Soldier Bests Colleagues

Posted: 05/26/2009 - Spec. Travis Weaver, a Topeka West grad serving at Ft. Bragg, NC, earned the title of XVIII Airboren Corps Soldier of the Year and will compete for National Soldier of the Year honors in July.

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WWII Bomb Range Searched for Explosives

Posted: 05/26/2009 - Federal inspectors plan to scour a Wabaunsee County bombing range for unexploded bombs. The area near Alma was used to train pilots and bomber crews.

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UN Plans New Resolution on North Korea

Posted: 05/25/2009 - The UN Security Council says Sunday's nuclear test by North Korea violated their resolutions; the test brings on a wave of worldwide condemnation.

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Great Overland Station Recognizes Some of State's Most Honored

Updated: 05/25/2009 - The forty men recognized at Monday's service defended their nation throughout its history from the Civil War to the Indian Wars and Philippine Insurrection to the more recent World Wars, the Korean War and Viet Nam.

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National Guard Brig. General Honors Veterans

Updated: 05/25/2009 - Patriot Guard riders lined the path to Penwell-Gabel's Veterans Memorial where Brig. Gen. John Davoren stood to accept a wreath laid in honor of those who served during the cemetery's Memorial Day service.

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Mt. Hope Service Draws Dignitaries

Posted: 05/25/2009 - Sen. Sam Brownback and U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins were among speakers at Mt. Hope's Memorial Day Ceremony.

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Post 400 Marks Memorial Day at Rochester

Posted: 05/25/2009 - A ceremony at Rochester Cemetery is a Memorial Day tradition for American Legion Post 400. More than 100 people gathered Monday at the North Topeka location to take part.

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Obama Heads to Arlington for Mem. Day

Posted: 05/25/2009 - Obama, the nation's first black president, planned to continue tradition and have aides leave a wreath at the Confederate Memorial in Arlington National Cemetery, the 600-acre site that once was Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's estate.

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WWII Soldier Remains Returning to Kansas

Posted: 05/25/2009 - Army Pvt. Henry "Rickey'' E. Marquez of Kansas City, Kan., was killed in November 1944 while fighting with the 112th Infantry of the 28th Division in the Heurtgen Forest.

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New Road Signs Honor Nation's 'Atomic Veterans'

Posted: 05/23/2009 - In the nation's first such recognition of U.S. military veterans exposed to radiation during atomic weapons testing from 1945 to 1963, the "Atomic Veterans Memorial Highway" has been dedicated in Butler County.

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Congressman Moran Discusses GITMO

Updated: 05/22/2009 - U.S. Rep. Jerry Moran, R-Kansas, continues to speak out against the possible move of Guantanamo Bay detainees to Kansas.

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KS Nat'l Guard Joins in Memorial Day

Updated: 05/22/2009 - The Kansas National Guard is commemorating Memorial Day during several events across the state this weekend. Several members of the guard will be guest speakers at various events held to honor our troops.

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New Medal Would Honor 'Atomic Vets'

Posted: 05/22/2009 - Congressman Todd Tiahrt joined with Sen. Pat Roberts to introduce legislation honoring armed forces members exposed to atomic testing between 1945 and 1963.

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Kansas Senators Repeat Gitmo Opposition

Posted: 05/19/2009 - Both Sens. Sam Brownback and Pat Roberts said Tuesday they support amendments to a supplemental appropriations bill that would cut off funding to support transferring the detainees.

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Advanced Army Education Matures over 25 Years

Posted: 05/19/2009 - Fort Leavenworth's School for Advanced Military Studies has trained staff officers to be more analytical when approaching war and to look toward the next conflict since the end of the Vietnam War.

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Irwin Army Community Hospital Monitors H1N1 Cases

Posted: 05/15/2009 - The Irwin Army Community Hospital Department of Preventative Medicine continues to monitor cases of the H1N1 flu virus, which has affected two Fort Riley Families.

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