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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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Amateur Video Catches US-Taliban Fighting

Updated: 05/08/2009 - The U.S. military said Friday that reports that as many as 147 civilians died in fighting involving American forces and the Taliban were "extremely over-exaggerated.

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KC Company to Help Build New Fort Riley Hospital

Updated: 05/07/2009 - The new $334 million hospital at Fort Riley will replace the 50-year-old Irwin Army Community Hospital. Construction is scheduled to begin this fall and wrap up in the spring of 2012.

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DOD Changes Soldier's Status to Killed in Action

Updated: 05/07/2009 - The Armed Forces Medical Examiner positively identified remains Tuesday as those of Staff Sgt. William Vile of Philadelphia. The Ft. Riley transition team member had previously been listed as "whereabouts unknown."

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Transition Team Soldier Listed as 'DUSTWUN'

Updated: 05/05/2009 - A Pennsylvania Soldier assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, has been listed as Duty Status “Whereabouts Unknown” following a May 1 incident that killed two 1st Infantry Division Soldiers near the village of Nishagam, in Konar Province, Afghanistan.

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Lt. Dan Band to Play Ft. Riley

Updated: 04/29/2009 - Gary Sinise will bring his Lt. Dan Band to Ft. Riley for a May 9th performance for soldiers, their families and Department of the Army civilians and their guests.

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