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Ft. Riley Commanding General Nominated to Pentagon Post

Updated: 07/11/2008 - Sec. of Defense Robert Gates nominated Ft. Riley Commanding General Robert Durbin to be special assistant to the Army Chief of Staff for enterprise management. Maj. Gen. Durbin has been at Ft. Riley a little more than a year.

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New Commander for Irwin Army Hospital

Posted: 07/11/2008 - Col. Jeffrey Johnson took command of Fort Riley's Irwin Army Community Hospital Friday. He succeeds Col. Dawn Smith, who's moving to Fort Sam Houston, TX. Johnson comes from Ft. Bragg, NC.

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Combat Air Museum Gets New Artifact

Posted: 07/11/2008 - Combat Air Museum in Topeka gets cockpit escape capsule from F-111 from private collector. Artifact will remain in Topeka until he returns it to his private collection.

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Parvo Outbreak Prompts Closure of Bark Park on Post

Posted: 07/11/2008 - A recent outbreak of the Parvovirus has prompted the closing of the Community Dog Park on post indefinitely. Dog owners are encouraged to have their pets vaccinated to protect them from the virus.

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Bodies of 2 Missing US Soldiers Found

Posted: 07/11/2008 - The two soldiers were among three captured during an ambush in May 2007 in the so-called "Triangle of Death" in Baghdad. The third soldier's had been discovered last year.

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Bodies of 2 Missing Soldiers are Found in Iraq

Posted: 07/10/2008 - The families of two U.S. soldiers who have been missing in Iraq for more than a year say they were informed Thursday that their sons' bodies have been found. The Pentagon has not made an official announcement.

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Government Seeks Dismissal of Soldier's Suit

Posted: 07/10/2008 - Specialist Jeremy Hall and the Military Religious Freedom Foundation filed suit against the Pentagon over alleged violations of religious freedoms. Now a motion has been filed on behalf of the government to dismiss the lawsuit.

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Officials Say Pentagon Will Reopen $35 billion Tanker Bid

Posted: 07/09/2008 - Kansas Congressmen say the Pentagon will rebid a $35 billion tanker contract after the Air Force admitted errors in the previous competition won by Northrop Grumman and its European partner Airbus. Boeing also bid for the deal.

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Iran Test-Fires Missiles in Persian Gulf

Updated: 07/09/2008 - Iranian army fire nine medium and long range missiles during war games exercises in the Strait of Hormuz, through which forty percent of the world's oil passes and which Tehran has threatened to block if attacked.

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Fort Riley Soldier's Death Under Investigation

Posted: 07/08/2008 - The Army is investigating the death of a Fort Riley Transition Team soldier killed in Afghanistan. First Lieutenant Daniel Farkas died from non-combat related injuries July 4th.

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Iraq Insists on Withdrawal Timetable

Posted: 07/08/2008 - Iraq's national security adviser says his country will not accept any deal with the United States unless the agreement sets specific dates for the withdrawal of U.S.-led forces.

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Fort Riley Welcomes New Commander

Posted: 07/07/2008 - Brigadier General Perry Wiggins welcomed as new Assistant Division Commander for Operations for the 1st Inf. Division and Ft. Riley Monday morning. Wiggins will handle training and day-to-day operations of the division. He will also take charge when the Commanding General is absent.

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Bush: Russia's New President is 'Smart Guy'

Posted: 07/07/2008 - Discussions with Russian president show unity on Iran and North Korea, but put discussions on sticking points with the emerging power, such as missile defense, on hold until the next president.

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al Maliki Proposes Short Term Agreement with U.S.

Posted: 07/07/2008 - Iraqi Prime Minister's proposed memorandum to the United States includes a formula for the withdrawal of American soldiers, comes after widespread Iraqi opposition to a long-term American presence.

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Kansas National Guard Unit Adopts School in Kosovo

Posted: 07/06/2008 - A Kansas National Guard unit serving in Kosovo is doing more than just helping to keep the peace. The unit's members have also made it their mission to help a school in a mountain village recover from the 1999 Serbian war.

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Seeing a Brother Off to Battle

Posted: 07/05/2008 - A sister recounts when her brother joins the Marines, is deployed to one of the most dangerous regions of Iraq, and is now on his second tour there.

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One Veteran gets a 4th of July Surprise

Updated: 04/28/2009 - On this Independence Day many people took the time to honor those who have fought for this country. The Patriot Guard made this 4th of July extra special for one Vietnam Veteran.

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A Brother (and Sister)-in Arms, and in Kosovo

Posted: 07/04/2008 - After serving two consecutive tours of duty in Iraq, Topekan SSG Ken Wilson enjoys a unique relationship with on of his Brothers in Arms, his sister PFC Earnestine Wilson.

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Watching Them Leave

Updated: 07/04/2008 - Nearly forty years after watching her husband head to Viet Nam, a mother can sympathize with her daughter and her four year-old son when her daughter's husband embarks for his second tour in Iraq.

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1st Infantry Soldier to be Honored

Posted: 07/02/2008 - Not for combat duty, but for an heroic rescue.. that's why Darrell Dressler will be awarded the Army's highest honor next week, for bravery off the battlefield.

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