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Fort Riley Soldier Killed in Iraq

Updated: 01/05/2009 - 22-year old Private Benjamin Tollefson of Concord, California died Dec. 31 in Balad, Iraq. Fort Riley says he died of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with indirect fire in Ghazaliya.

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Guardsmen Welcomed Home from Afghanistan

Updated: 01/02/2009 - Fifteen National Guardsmen were honored at a welcome home ceremony in Manhattan Friday. For the past year, they have been serving in Afghanistan.

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New Access Rules for Fort Riley

Updated: 01/01/2009 - Starting Thursday, anyone wishing to enter the base from midnight to five in the morning will need to be accompanied by a Department of Defense ID card holder.

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Lawsuit Accuses Military of Converting Afghans

Updated: 12/30/2008 - The lawsuit now includes allegations that the military doesn't take such complaints seriously enough and that soldiers try to convert Muslims in Iraq and Afghanistan to Christianity.

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Worship Schedule for Fort Riley

Updated: 12/22/2008 - Soldiers and their families are invited to attend worship services during the holiday season on Fort Riley, December 24 through January 1

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Army Releases Field Training Manual

Updated: 12/16/2008 - The Army has released its latest field manual on training, elevating the need for units to prepare to conduct stability operations during combat deployments.

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Ft Leavenworth Devises New Field Manual

Updated: 12/16/2008 - The Army has released its latest field manual on training, elevating the need for units to prepare to conduct stability operations during combat deployments.

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Ft. Riley Family Scores Hottest Tickets in D.C.

Updated: 12/12/2008 - Sgt. 1st Class Leroy will be there with his three children to the Jan. 20 event, where they'll be met by his wife, who's traveling all the way from Iraq.

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Dozens Killed In Iraq Suicide Blast

Updated: 12/11/2008 - The death toll is nearing 60 after an explosion at a restaurant hosting political negotiations in northern Iraq.

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55 Reported Killed in Restaurant Suicide Bombing

Updated: 12/11/2008 - The attack struck a popular restaurant where Kurdish officials were meeting with Arab tribal leaders. The tribal leaders had been scheduled to meet with President Jalal Talabani after the lunch.

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Gates: More Brigades to Afghanistan by Summer

Updated: 12/11/2008 - The Pentagon is moving to get three of the four combat brigades requested by commanders into Afghanistan by summer, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said.

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Death Toll Rises To 4 In Fighter Jet Crash

Updated: 12/10/2008 - The body of a 15-month old girl is discovered. A congressional staffer from the area says the military jet lost power in both engines before the Monday crash in a San Diego neighborhood.

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Accused 9/11 Plotters Want To Confess

Posted: 12/08/2008 - Five men charged in the 9/11 attacks have reversed their legal course, and tell the judge they want to plead guilty, together.

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Brownback Introduces Detainee Bill

Posted: 12/08/2008 - Sen. Sam Brownback announced Monday that he's introduced legislation to stop the transfer of any detainees from Guantanamo to Fort Leavenworth.

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Fort Riley Unit Returns from Iraq

Posted: 12/08/2008 - More than 150 soldiers with the 1st Sustainment Brigade, 1st Infantry Division were welcomed home Monday afternoon. The troops spent the past 15 months in Iraq, where they took command of more than seven battalions and about 4000 soldiers.

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Leavenworth Majors Devising Afghan Strategies

Posted: 12/08/2008 - Using unclassified information, the group of about three dozen majors at Fort Leavenworth are working on strategies that could be used to fight a resurgent Taliban and other terrorist groups.

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Topeka Guardsman Receives Two Bronze Stars

Updated: 12/17/2008 - Adjutant General Tod Bunting pinned not one, but two Bronze Stars on Major Gregory Edson of Topeka. Edson was wounded by enemy action in December 2007, but continued to fight.

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Poor Economy Good News for Military Recruiting Numbers

Updated: 12/05/2008 - There are many reasons soldiers choose to stay in the military. However, with the job market as tight as it is right now, Pentagon officials acknowledge that bad news for the economy is usually good news for the military.

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