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US, Iraqi Forces Launch New Operation in Diyala

Posted: 07/29/2008 - American-backed Iraqi forces hope to push al-Qaida from one of the their last safe havens near the capital, set up check points and ban all unauthorized traffic.

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Bush Signs Off On Soldier's Death Sentence

Posted: 07/29/2008 - President Bush approved the execution of the Army private being held at Ft. Leavenworth, the first time in over a half-century that a president has affirmed a death sentence for a member of the U.S. military.

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Senate Passes Bill to Help Military Families

Posted: 07/28/2008 - U.S. Senate passes bill that will remove housing allowance from income formula so Kansas military families can qualify for low-income housing. The House of Representatives passed the bill last week, and it now goes to the president's desk.

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Air Force Logistic Chief Resigns, Cites Leader Changes

Posted: 07/28/2008 - Air Force logistics chief is resigning and says recent leadership changes hurts his ability to do his job. Air Force reports Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has accepted his resignation.

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Calls To Veterans' Suicide Hotline Double

Posted: 07/28/2008 - New hotline, created last July, is now taking up to 250 calls per day. Government officials credit it with averting over twelve hundred suicides.

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Ultimate Fight Soldier Style

Posted: 07/25/2008 - Fort Riley is hosting the 2008 Combatives Tournament which includes punching, kicking, and defensive strategies.

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Military Policemen Returning from Iraq

Posted: 07/24/2008 - About 150 Fort Riley Soldiers are coming back to Kansas this weekend (July 26-27) after a 15-month deployment to Iraq.

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Military Policemen Returning from Iraq

Posted: 07/24/2008 - About 150 soldiers from the 116th Military Police Company will return to Kansas this weekend after a fifteen month tour in Iraq. Around 3,000 Fort Riley soldiers are still deployed.

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Report: Russia May Send Nukes To Cuba

Posted: 07/24/2008 - Moscow paper cites Russian official claiming their military would put nuclear-capable bombers in Cuba while the U.S. was building its proposed missile defense shield in Eastern Europe. Castro says he owes Washington no explanation.

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Americans United Decries Military 'Free Day'

Posted: 07/23/2008 - Americans United for Separation of Church and State wants the Dept. of Defense to investigate Fort Leonard Wood's "Free Day Away." It lets soldiers leave the post for recreation, dinner and an evangelical church service.

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Guard Unit to Train on Fort Riley

Posted: 07/22/2008 - Residents neary Fort Riley may hear noise and feel vibration from training conducted by soldiers from the Missouri National Guard July 23-26.

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Iraq Sees Hope of Withdrawal by 2010

Posted: 07/21/2008 - Iraqi spokesperson says that while his government does not support a fixed date for U.S. troop withdrawal, it does believe American forces could leave by 2010, a timeframe that corresponds with Sen. Obama's withdrawal plan, who arrived in Iraq Monday.

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Rescuers Search for Crew of Crashed B-52

Posted: 07/21/2008 - Two of the six crew members have been recovered from the accident over the Guam. It is the second American bomber to crash over the U.S. territory, following a B-2 crash, the first ever for a stealth bomber, shortly after leaving Anderson Air Force Base.

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Bin Laden Driver Pleads Not Guilty

Updated: 07/21/2008 - Salim Hamdan, a former driver for Osama bin Laden, pleads not guilty to conspiracy and aiding terrorism in the first U.S. war crimes trial since WWII

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Fort Riley Troops Come Home

Updated: 07/18/2008 - More Fort Riley soldiers are reunited with their families Friday night. About 150 of the 24th transportation unit returned from Iraq after one year overseas.

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International Officers Visit Kansas Statehouse

Updated: 07/18/2008 - Sixty-five officers from 62 nations visited the Kansas statehouse Friday. The soldiers are currently studying for a year at Fort Leavenworth's Command and General Staff College.

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A Brother and Sister in Arms

Updated: 04/28/2009 - Naerly 88 national guardsmen of the 35th Infantry Division were welcomed home Thursday from a deployment in Kosovo. Two of those soldiers made history while deployed overseas.

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Durbin Gives Up Fort Riley Command

Posted: 07/17/2008 - After the opening ceremony parachute crash, Major General Robert Durbin relinquished command of the 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley. Durbin has been nominated to the post of special assistant to the Army chief of staff for enterprise management in Washington.

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New Commander in Iraq Speaks Today at Ft. Riley

Posted: 07/17/2008 - The Senate confirmed Gen. Odierno last week to take over leadership in Iraq, the recently promoted four-star general will report directly to Gen. Petreaus, who assumes the leadership of the U.S. Central Command

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Judge May Block First Gitmo Trial

Posted: 07/17/2008 - In what would be another legal blow for the Bush Administration, a federal judge may delay the trial of Osama bin Laden's former driver following a Supreme Court ruling last month that prisoners could challenge their detention in civil court

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More US troops may go to Afghanistan this year

Posted: 07/16/2008 - Pentagon leader on Wednesday signaled a surge in U.S. forces in Afghanistan "sooner rather than later," a shift that could send some units there within weeks, as officials prepare to cut troop levels in Iraq.

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