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First Lady Laura Bush Visits Topeka

Updated: 09/17/2008 - First Lady Laura Bush arrived in Topeka just after 1:00 Tuesday. She attended a fund-raising event for Lynn Jenkins who is trying to unseat Democrat Nancy Boyda in the 2nd District Congressional race.

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Missouri Soldier Dies in Iraq

Posted: 09/16/2008 - Military officials say a Missouri soldier assigned to Fort Richardson, Alaska, has died in Iraq. U.S. Army Alaska says Sgt. 1st Class Daniel R. Sexton, a military policeman assigned to the 164th Military Police Company, died in Balad.

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Kansas National Guard Offers Assistance to Texas

Posted: 09/15/2008 - KS Adjutant General Tod Bunting says the state is waiting to hear what Texas needs as it launches recovery efforts from Hurricane Ike. Monday, rescuers found 60 survivors in an isolated area near Galveston. The death toll stands at 39 in ten states.

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KS Guard Members Get Tickets to Races

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Kansas National Guard members were recipients of 1000 tickets to the NASCAR races the weekend of Sept. 27th. Kansas Speedway and Camping World made the donation.

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Kansas National Guard Continues Storm Duty

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Kansas Adjutant General Tod Bunting says about 200 National Guard Soldiers were returned from Lousiana Monday after helping with Hurricane Gustav relief. He's waiting for requests to send more resources to Texas, where 3 Black Hawk helicopters are already on hand.

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Sebelius proclaims special military week

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius signed a proclamation Monday declaring this "Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week" in Kansas.

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Lawsuit Alleges Discrimination Against Pregnant Guards

Posted: 09/11/2008 - The EEOC is suing a New Mexico company, saying it discriminated against pregnant women it hired as security guards on Army bases, including Fort Riley. The lawsuit was filed Thursday in federal court in Kansas.

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Fort Riley Remembers September 11, 2001

Updated: 04/28/2009 - Among the memorial ceremonies in the area Thursday morning, the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley held a ceremony at the global war on terrorism monument to remember those who lost their lives September 11, 2001 and at war.

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KSU Basketball Team visits Fort Riley

Updated: 09/11/2008 - The 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley remembered those who died due to the 9-11 terrorist attacks. The mens basketball team from Kansas State was on hand to watch.

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US Death in Afghanistan Makes 2008 Deadliest Year

Posted: 09/11/2008 - An insurgent attack on an eastern compound killed a U.S. soldier on Thursday, bringing the year's death toll to 112 and making 2008 the deadliest for American forces in Afghanistan since the U.S. invaded the country in response to the Sept. 11 attacks.

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'Dagger' Brigade Deployment Ceremony Scheduled

Posted: 09/10/2008 - More than 3,700 Soldiers of 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, are scheduled to deploy to Iraq in October. A ceremony will be held the end of September.

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Pentagon delays $35B Air Force tanker decision

Posted: 09/10/2008 - The Defense Department has again delayed plans to award a $35 billion contract for Air Force refueling planes, handing a victory to defense contractor Boeing Co. and leaving the politically charged decision for the next president.

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Fort Riley Investigating Atheist Death Threat

Posted: 09/10/2008 - Fort Riley officials are continuing their investigation into the source of a threatening phone call placed to an atheist soldier who is suing the government over religious freedom.

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Final WWI Veteran Seeks Memorial for Comrades

Posted: 09/09/2008 - Last living World War I veteran wants a bill that would renovate, expand memorial. Last surviving U.S. veteran of World War I pushes for upgrade. WWI memorial in nation's capital currently is a local one. Monument is difficult to find, "looks like it's been neglected."

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Anchorwoman/Reporter Heads to War

Updated: 04/28/2009 - Here at 13 News, we have done numerous stories about our men and women in uniform who are deploying for duty in Afghanistan and Iraq. And now we have someone in our news family off to serve. Weekend Anchor woman and reporter Stephanie Ramos is leaving us for deployment to Baghdad, Iraq.

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Secret killing program is key in Iraq, Woodward says

Posted: 09/09/2008 - The dramatic drop in violence in Iraq is due in large part to a secret program the U.S. military has used to kill terrorists, according to a new book by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bob Woodward.

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