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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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Ft. Riley's 'Dagger Brigade' Gets Iraq Orders

Updated: 08/19/2008 - The nearly four thousand soldiers which comprise 2nd Brigade of the 1st Infantry learn Monday night that they will be deployed to Iraq for a year.

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Fort Riley Brigade to Deploy to Iraq

Posted: 08/18/2008 - The 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team has received orders to deploy to Iraq in early October for a 12 month period. There are more than 3,900 soldiers in the brigade.

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Raney Named Chief of Staff for 35th Infantry Division

Posted: 08/18/2008 - Col. Matthew Raney, Kansas National Guard, has been named the 35th Infantry Division chief of staff, a position he was appointed to fill temporarily in July 2007 following the deployment of Col. Michael Selby to Kosovo.

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Rice Europe Discuss Response to Russia

Posted: 08/18/2008 - U.S. Secretary of State said Russia used disproportionate force against its former satellite republic and should have to pay a price for its actions against Georgia.

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Russians Announce Troop Withdrawal Has Begun

Posted: 08/18/2008 - The Russian Military claimed to have started leaving town of Gori. Moscow has given little indication, though, of where it plans to station the troops and tanks as they are withdrawn from conflict zones.

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Specialist Schmidt Honored in Newton Services

Posted: 08/13/2008 - Flags flew at half-staff across Kansas Wednesday. It was in honor of National Guard Specialist Ronald Schmidt, eulogized at services in Newton with hundreds of mourners in attendance.

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Fuel Wood Available on Fort Riley

Posted: 08/13/2008 - Fort Riley allows wood cutting to anyone who has purchased a permit. Cutting is allowed year round.

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Fort Riley Home Buying Seminar Scheduled

Posted: 08/13/2008 - Fort Riley Housing Services Office will host a seminar August 22 to help all active duty soldiers, retirees and community members learn about the ins and outs of buying a hoome.

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Army Soldier Show August 23 - 24

Posted: 08/13/2008 - Fort Riley announced the free 2008 Army Soldier Show will be held on the Kansas State University campus August 23- 24. The soldiers will showcase their musical and theatrical talents at this show for the 25th year.

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Report: Iraq Contracts Have Cost Billions

Posted: 08/12/2008 - Budge committee chairperson Kent Conrad says the use of military contractors in Iraq opens the door to corruption and abuse, and may increase the cost to taxpayers. A new report says military contracts in the Iraq theater add up to $85 billion.

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Boeing, Northrop Meeting DOD on $35B Tanker Deal

Posted: 08/12/2008 - Boeing officials are meeting with Pentagon officials in Ohio Tuesday to discuss the new draft request for proposals issued last week for a $35 tanker contract. Some analysts say the new guidelines favor the larger plane of Northrop Grumman.

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Sebelius Plans to Attend Kansas Soldier's Funeral

Posted: 08/11/2008 - As she has with previous Kansas National Guard members killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius will attend the funeral for Spc. Ronald Schmidt. Services are set for Wednesday in Newton, Kansas.

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A New Commander for National Guard Soldiers

Updated: 04/28/2009 - Kansas National Guard soldiers have a new commander as of Sunday. A change of command ceremony was held on hte grounds of the Museum of the Kansas National Guard at Forbes Field.

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Vets Honored at Medal Ceremony

Posted: 08/08/2008 - Several military veterans have finally received the awards they earned fighting for our country.

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Funeral Services Set for Kansas Guardsman

Updated: 08/08/2008 - Funeral services for Spc. Ronald A. Schmidt will be Wednesday, Aug. 13 at Grace Community Church, 1600 S. Anderson Road, Newton, Kan.

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