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Salina Soldier Pleads Guilty to Murder in Iraq

Posted: 10/03/2008 - A U.S. soldier pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of accessory to murder and was sentenced to eight months in prison for his role in the killing of four Iraqi prisoners who were bound, blindfolded, shot and dumped in a canal.

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Military Relied on Bonuses to Lure New Recruits

Posted: 10/03/2008 - According to data obtained by The Associated Press, the Army and Marine Corps doled out nearly $640 million in the fiscal year that ended Tuesday to entice recruits to join up

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Jim Zeller on Campaigning Door-to-Door

Posted: 10/01/2008 - Jim Zeller is running against State Senator Laura Kelley in the 18th District. He spoke to 13 news Wednesday about knowing constituents. If elected, he says he would give them a better voice.

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Deployment Announced for Fort Riley Brigade

Posted: 09/30/2008 - The Department of Defense announced Tuesday the deployment of the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team at Fort Riley. They'll leave in 2009.

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Fort Riley Brigade to Return to Iraq

Updated: 09/30/2008 - A fort Riley Brigade that returned in April from 15 months in Iraq has been notified that it is scheduled to go back in 2009.

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'Dagger' Brigade Gets Set to Ship Out

Updated: 10/10/2008 - The 3,700 soldiers who comprise the "Dagger" Brigade, recently returned to Kansas after training in California, prepare to head to southwest Asia

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Fort Riley to Open VA Service Center

Posted: 09/29/2008 - The grand opening of the VA Service Center on Fort Riley is scheduled for Friday, October 3 at Irwin Army Community Hospital.

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Adviser Mission to Leave Fort Riley

Updated: 09/29/2008 - A mission at Fort Riley that trains advisers sent to Iraq and Afghanistan is being reassigned to Fort Polk, La., home of the Joint Readiness Training Center.

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US military deaths in Iraq war at 4,173

Posted: 09/27/2008 - As of Friday, Sept. 26, 2008, at least 4,173 members of the U.S. military have died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

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Pakistan Warns US Troops after Exchange of Fire

Updated: 09/26/2008 - Pakistan warned U.S. troops not to intrude on its territory Friday, after the two anti-terror allies traded fire along the volatile border with Afghanistan, the first serious exchange with Pakistani forces acknowledged by the U.S..

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Fort Riley Adviser Killed in Afghanistan

Posted: 09/24/2008 - Bruno G. Desolenni, a 32-year-old Army captain, died Sept. 20 from wounds caused by a blast that struck his vehicle in Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley. To date, 157 soldiers, sailors and airmen assigned to Fort Riley have died in combat.

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Troop Deployment Ceremony Scheduled

Posted: 09/24/2008 - A ceremony for teh 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team on Fort Riley will be held September 30 to see the 3,700 soldiers off to Southwest Asia.

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Fort Riley Post Gate Access Modified

Posted: 09/23/2008 - Visitors needing access to Fort Riley during evening hours will need to get a visitor pass at Henry Gate beginning October 1.

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Finance Soldiers Return from Iraq

Posted: 09/22/2008 - Soldiers from the 15th Financial Management Company are welcomed by their families in a ceremony Monday night after returning from a 14-month deployment to Iraq.

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Soldier Retirees to be Honored in Ceremony

Posted: 09/22/2008 - Each month Fort Riley honors Soldiers and civilians who are retiring from service. This month’s ceremony will be conducted 9 a.m. Sept. 24.

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Transition Team Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

Updated: 09/23/2008 - Capt. Bruce E. Hays, 42, died of wounds suffered Sept. 17 in Gerdia Seria, Afghanistan, when the vehicle he was traveling in struck an improvised explosive device.

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Petraeus Talks to Officers at Fort Leavenworth

Posted: 09/22/2008 - Fresh from relinquishing command in Iraq, Gen. David Petraeus had some words of wisdom to offer to officers during a closed-door session at Fort Leavenworth.

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