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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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Top US diplomat Joins Nuclear Talks with Iran

Posted: 07/16/2008 - America's third-highest ranking diplomat will meet with the Iranian envoy as the Bush Administration breaks with its long standing policy towards the nation as the U.S. tries to dissuade Iran to end activities which could aide in the development of an atomic weapon.

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US Troops Pull Out of Afghan Base After Attack

Posted: 07/16/2008 - Americans abandon base in Nuristan less than a week after suffering the worst U.S. losses in Afghanistan in three years in a militant attack days after the base was built.

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"Surge" in Iraq Ends; 150,000 Troops Remain

Posted: 07/16/2008 - Even after the last of the brigades sent to Iraq by President Bush as part of the "Surge" leaves, 15,000 more soldiers remain than were there beforehand.

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Army Field Support Battalion to Change Command

Posted: 07/15/2008 - After commanding the support battalion for 26 months, Lt. Col. Shannon G. Pool will pass the unit colors to Lt. Col. Thomas “Andy” Parker in a ceremony July 24th on Fort Riley.

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