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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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Soldiers Welcomed Home

Posted: 08/06/2008 - About 60 more soldiers are back in Kansas after spending 15 months in Kuwait. The 2nd Heavy Truck, 2nd Transportation Company was reunited with family and friends at Fort Riley Wednesday night.

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Fort Riley Soldiers Returning Home

Posted: 08/06/2008 - Ft. Riley expects 60 soldiers with its 2nd Heavy Truck Platoon, 2nd Transportation Company to return from Kuwait Wednesday night.

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Bidding Starts Anew for $35B Air Force Tanker Deal

Posted: 08/06/2008 - The Penatgon has issued a revised request for proposals for a new fleet of refueling tankers. It's expected to be a second round of bidding between Boeing and Northrop Grumman, which was initially awarded the contract.

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Fort Riley Marina Set to Open

Posted: 08/05/2008 - The grand opening for the Fort Riley Marina will be Saturday, Aug. 9 near Milford Lake.

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Fort Riley Officials Meeting with Community

Posted: 08/04/2008 - Fort Riley will hold meeting Tuesday to to talk about health care, education, housing and employment issues related to the Army's expansion of the post.

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Newton Guardsman Killed in Iraq

Posted: 08/03/2008 - A Kansas National Guardman is dead after the vehicle he was in overturned on Saturday. Spc. Ronald Andrew Schmidt was serving on patrol in Iraq.

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More Government Civilians Enrolling in Ft. Leavenworth Program

Posted: 08/01/2008 - Ft. Leavenworth's commanding general is encouraging civilian government employees to enroll at the post's Command and General Staff College. This fall's class will include workers from the FBI and State Department.

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Bush Declares Progress in Iraq War

Posted: 07/31/2008 - President Bush says that a new degree of durability in Iraq could result in troop reductions later in the year, points to violence levels reaching their lowest ebb in three years

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Suspect in NC Soldier's Death was Baby's Father

Posted: 07/30/2008 - Family of 23-year old Spec. Megan Touma living at Fort Riley say they are heartened by the arrest of 27-year old Edgar Patino in her death. Authorities say Patino was the father of Touma's baby. She was 7-months pregnant when she was found dead in North Carolina last month.

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Fort Riley Retirees Honored in Ceremony

Posted: 07/30/2008 - Soldiers and civilians are honored each month on Fort Riley in a retirement ceremony. Wednesday, July 30, 26 retirees were honored.

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Fort Riley to Celebrate National Night Out

Posted: 07/29/2008 - Fort Riley will celebrate National Night Out from 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. 1 on Cavalry Parade Field. National Night Out is a night for law enforcement and communities to unite and take a stand against crime.

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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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