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One Veteran gets a 4th of July Surprise

Updated: 04/28/2009 - On this Independence Day many people took the time to honor those who have fought for this country. The Patriot Guard made this 4th of July extra special for one Vietnam Veteran.

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A Brother (and Sister)-in Arms, and in Kosovo

Posted: 07/04/2008 - After serving two consecutive tours of duty in Iraq, Topekan SSG Ken Wilson enjoys a unique relationship with on of his Brothers in Arms, his sister PFC Earnestine Wilson.

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Watching Them Leave

Updated: 07/04/2008 - Nearly forty years after watching her husband head to Viet Nam, a mother can sympathize with her daughter and her four year-old son when her daughter's husband embarks for his second tour in Iraq.

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1st Infantry Soldier to be Honored

Posted: 07/02/2008 - Not for combat duty, but for an heroic rescue.. that's why Darrell Dressler will be awarded the Army's highest honor next week, for bravery off the battlefield.

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Fort Riley Brigade to Change Command

Posted: 07/02/2008 - Col. Jeff Ingram will relinquish command of the 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division in a ceremony July 9th at Fort Riley. Col. Ingram will be deployed to Iraq at the end of July.

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Ft. Riley Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

Posted: 07/01/2008 - Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Hilton was killed when the vehicle in which he was riding hit an IED and came under attack. To date he is the 152nd Ft. Riley soldier to die in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Historic Fort Riley Division Celebrating Lineage

Updated: 07/01/2008 - First Infantry Division celebrating division's history with "Victory Week" at Fort Riley. Celebration from July 14-18. Victory Park will be dedicated with memorials to 400 soldiers, including one who received Medal of Honor for duty in Iraq.

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Coalition: 33 Militants Killed in Afghanistan

Posted: 07/01/2008 - Afghan intelligence estimates place the number killed at around 20. At least 45 coalition soldiers died last month, the deadliest since the 2001 invasion to oust the Taliban.

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Blind Special Forces soldier: determined to serve

Posted: 06/30/2008 - When Capt. Ivan Castro joined the Army, he set goals: to jump out of planes, kick in doors and lead soldiers into combat. He achieved them all. Then the mortar round landed five feet away, blasting away his sight.

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Chilling Leads In Pregnant Soldier Death

Posted: 06/30/2008 - The Army said that a fellow soldier is being looked at as a person of interest; while a local newspaper received a letter from someone claiming to be a serial killer.

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Afghan Civilian Deaths Up 62%, U.N. Says

Posted: 06/30/2008 - Nearly seven hundred civilians have been killed this year, up almost two-thirds over last year, as the war in Afghanistan approaches its seventh year.

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Ft Leavenworth Researchers: Iraq Occupation Was Understaffed

Posted: 06/30/2008 - A seven-hundred page study by Donald P. Wright and Col. Timothy R. Reese of the Combat Operations Study Team at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. found that commanders prematurely believed they had accomplished their goals, reinforced, in part, by President Bush's Mission Accomplished speech.

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Kansas Guardsmen Deployed to Afghanistan

Posted: 06/27/2008 - The 102nd Military History Detachment will document photos, videos and artifacts while in Afghanistan to preserve war details for history.

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Military Spouses are Surveyed

Posted: 06/27/2008 - A cutting-edge research study aimed at exploring the relationship military spouses’ have with news coverage of Operation Iraqi Freedom has revealed spouses’ likes and dislikes of news coverage of the war.

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Congress Passes Iraq War Spending Bill

Posted: 06/27/2008 - The war funding bill which passed the Senate overwhelmingly is expected to pay for operations until the next president takes office in January.

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Bill Pressures Pentagon to Choose Boeing

Posted: 06/26/2008 - Kansas lawmakers in Washington are backing the measure blocking Defense Department spending on tankers, unless they award a $35 billion tanker contract to Boeing.

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GI Found Dead in Hotel Has Kansas Ties

Posted: 06/26/2008 - Army and family ask why no one checked on soldier when she missed formation, Ft Riley spokesperson says family hasn't yet made public statement

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150 Fort Riley Troops Deploy

Posted: 06/26/2008 - 150 soldiers from Ft. Riley just a few weeks away from cut-off date for shorter deployments. They are expected to serve full 15-month deployment. President Bush announced the shorter deployments in April.

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Car Bomb in Northern Iraq Kills 18, Wounds 60

Posted: 06/26/2008 - Twelve people were also killed west of Baghdad when a bomb exploded near a gathering of tribal sheiks who oppose al Qaeda. Recent rise in violence follows a relatively calm week.

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U.S. to Lift Sanctions Against North Korea

Posted: 06/26/2008 - The former "Axis of Evil" nation will also be removed from the American terrorism blacklist. The turnaround came after the Asian nation handed ofver key nuclear information to Chinese officials.

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Pregnant Soldier's Body Found In Motel

Posted: 06/25/2008 - North Carolina authorities are calling the death of a 23 year-old pregnant soldier "suspicious". She was found in a hotel. A fellow Marine is being held in relation to her death.

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