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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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Fort Riley Soldier Killed in Iraq

Updated: 05/13/2009 - Maj. Steven Hutchison, 60, of Scottsdale, Ariz., died May 10, in Basrah of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle in Al Farr, Iraq.

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Governor to Honor Fallen Kansas Law Enforcement Officers

Updated: 05/13/2009 - In recognition of National Peace Officer’s Memorial Day on May 15 and the Kansas Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony on June 5, Governor Mark Parkinson has ordered flags on state buildings be flown at half-staff on each of those days.

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Child of Ft. Riley Soldier among New H1N1 Cases

Updated: 05/13/2009 - State health officials confirmed five new cases of H1N1 virus Wednesday, all in children. One of the children is the child of a Fort Riley soldier who was confirmed to have the virus Tuesday.

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Brownback Headed to Gitmo

Updated: 05/13/2009 - Brownback is among the most ardent opponents of bringing the detainees to the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, the military's only maximum security prison.

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'Big Red One' Deputy Commander Named

Updated: 05/12/2009 - The Army Chief of Staff Tuesday announced the assignment of Col. (promotable) Paul. J. LaCamera as deputy commanding general, 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley.

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U.S. Fires Top General in Afghanistan as War Worsens

Updated: 05/11/2009 - The president has replaced the top U.S. general in Afghanistan with a former special forces commander in a quest for a more agile, unconventional approach in a war against the Taliban that has gone quickly downhill.

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Obama `Shocked' by Shooting on Iraqi Base

Updated: 05/11/2009 - President Obama met with Defense Secretary Robert Gates to discuss the shooting at a U.S. base in Baghdad. Five soldiers were killed. In a statement, Obama says his ``heart goes out to the families and friends of all the service members involved in this horrible tragedy.''

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Gates replacing top U.S. commander in Afghanistan

Updated: 05/11/2009 - The commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan -- Gen. David McKiernan -- will be replaced by Lt. Gen. Stanley McChrystal, Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced Monday afternoon.

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U.S. soldier kills 5 comrades in Iraq, officials say

Updated: 05/11/2009 - A U.S. soldier fired on his fellow troops at a counseling center at a base outside Baghdad, Iraq, on Monday, U.S. officials said, killing five people in the worst such attack of the 6-year-old war.

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Pentagon: U.S. Soldier Kills 5 Comrades, 3 Hurt

Updated: 05/11/2009 - A Pentagon official says a U.S. soldier killed five fellow troops at American base in Baghdad. The five were killed in a shooting Monday afternoon, Baghdad time, at Camp Liberty near Baghdad International.

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