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US Military Deaths in Iraq War at 4,155

Posted: 09/06/2008 - As of Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008, at least 4,155 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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Manhattan Troops Ready For Iraq

Posted: 09/06/2008 - The Army Reserve has called the 538th Transportation Company to action. The Manhattan-based unit will be heading to Iraq.

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Sebelius Calling: Gov. Chats with Soldiers in Iraq

Posted: 09/05/2008 - Governor Sebelius called a group of soldiers from Fort Riley who are deployed to Iraq earlier this week. She visited by teleconference with about 45 soldiers stationed at Camp Taji, Iraq. It was the first such arrangement for Sebelius.

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Fort Riley to Mark 9/11 Anniversary

Posted: 09/04/2008 - Fort Riley and leaders of the 1st Infantry Division leaders will hold an observance to mark the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Soldiers, sailors, and airmen deployed from Fort Riley and killed in combat in War on Terror will be remembered at event.

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Fort Leavenworth to Host Stability Symposium

Posted: 09/03/2008 - Fort Leavenworth will host a symposium later this month on U.S. military stability operations. The event is hosted by the fort's Combat Studies Institute.

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Last Guard Soldiers Leave for Louisiana

Posted: 09/03/2008 - The last of 600 Kansas National Guard soldiers have left for Louisiana to assist with recovery efforts after Hurricane Gustav.

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Fort Riley to Remember Fallen Heroes

Posted: 09/02/2008 - The 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley will conduct an observance ceremony 7:46 a.m. Sept. 11 for the remembrance of 9-11, Soldiers missing in action, and prisoners of war.

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Army Reserve Unit Called to Active Duty

Posted: 09/02/2008 - A group of Manhattan soldiers have been called to active duty in Iraq. The U.S. Army Reserve has called the 538th Transportation Company Detachment. The 538th has about 20 soldiers based out of the Manhattan area.

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Kansas Guard Members Head South to Help in Hurricane Relief

Posted: 09/02/2008 - The first of two waves of Kansas National Guard units left Tuesday to assist with relief efforts from what's now Tropical Storm Gustav. Guard officials say the mission continues, despite damage not being as bad as first feared.

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Kansas Guard Set to Help Gustav Victims

Posted: 09/02/2008 - Around 600 Kansas Guard members have been mobilized and are headed to regions of Louisiana and Mississippi similar to the ones in which they served following Katrina.

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Kansas Elementary Principal Prepares for Iraq Tour

Posted: 08/27/2008 - Lansing Elementary School Principal Tim Newton reports Wednesday to train for a tour in Iraq. He's encouraging teachers and students to send him school supplies which he can take to the children there.

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Fewer Marines Needed in Iraq's Western Province

Posted: 08/27/2008 - General tells Pentagon newspaper that only two Marine regimental units were needed to secure the once volatile Anbar province. All troop-level decisions begin with Gen. Petreaus, though

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Fort Riley Hosts Observance Honoring Women

Updated: 08/26/2008 - The 1st Infantry Division and the Fort Riley Equal Opportunity Office hosted an observance honoring the history of women's voting rights Tuesday.

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"Dagger" Brigade Packing Up to Move Out

Posted: 08/25/2008 - The 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team is loading Abrams tanks and artillery guns onto rail cars as they prepare to head to Iraq

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US, Iraq close in on deal for pullout of US troops

Posted: 08/21/2008 - Iraq and the U.S. pushed close to a deal Thursday setting a course for American combat troops to pull out of major Iraqi cities by next June, with a broader withdrawal from the long and costly war by 2011.

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Rice Says US-Iraq Coming Together on Timetables

Posted: 08/21/2008 - Secretary of State says her Iraqi counterpart and her are close to finalizing a deal that would set a timetable for the withdrawal of American forces from Iraq.

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Army Signs Covenant with Fort Riley Communities

Posted: 08/20/2008 - Governor Sebelius was at Fort Riley Wednesday celebrating the relationship it's had with its neighbors for more than 150 years. A covenant was signed between the military and community officials pledging to work to support soldiers and their families.

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Lieberman to Speak at GOP Convention

Posted: 08/20/2008 - The one-time Democratic Vice-Presidential nominee, who became an Independent in 2006 after losing his primary, will speak during the GOP convention, according to anonymous sources.

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Rice Signs Missile Defense Deal with Poland

Posted: 08/20/2008 - Deal would allow the United States to build a missile defense base in Poland in exchange for American arms. Deal still needs the approval of the Polish parliament.

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Fort Riley Advisor Killed in Afghanistan

Posted: 08/19/2008 - Twenty-five year-old soldier trained at Fort Riley for four months, was fatally wounded when his vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan on Aug. 8th

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