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Thousands attend funeral for 90-year-old veteran with no family in town
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Vice President Pence honors fallen service members
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VA hosts VA2K Walk & Roll to encourage active lifestyle, support homeless veterans
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Kohl's launches weekly 'Military Monday' discount
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Kansas man with only 1 known relative honored at military service
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First Boeing KC-46A Pegasus tanker heading to McConnell AFB soon
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Soldier helps with Hurricane Florence relief, returns to ransacked home
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Kansas man gets letter by mistake, helps reunite Vietnam Veterans
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How combat veterans are coping with July Fourth fireworks
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Soldiers welcomed back to Kansas after deployment
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Fort Riley soldier found dead in Europe
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Transgender people can enlist in military January 1
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Army now forgiving of past marijuana use to attract recruits
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Homeless veteran rushes to save victim after life-threatening car crash
Travis Wilson was simply signing up for housing when the homeless veteran heard a boom nearby and rushed to the aid of a bloodied victim in a serious car accident.
Woman makes history as the Marine Corps' 1st female infantry officer
For the first time in its nearly 250-year history, the Marine Corps has a female infantry officer.
7 US Navy crew reported missing after collision off Japan
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Enola Gay pilot's namesake co-pilots 'Doc'
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Dept. of Defense identifies Navy SEAL killed in Somalia
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US missile strike against Syrian regime draws Russian fury
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Indictment: Veteran claiming blindness defrauded government
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Video captures tearful return of fallen soldier
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Former KU student sentenced for false Army Translator claims
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No home for the brave: Homeless veterans in Wichita
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Report: California soldiers must repay enlistment bonuses
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Aleppo teeters but no sign of US action
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Vietnam pilot buried 51 years later
Deana Klenda has waited more than half a century for the day she could properly bury her brother Major Dean Klenda. He was killed September 17,1965 while flying over Vietnam.
New Army National Guard general takes command Kansas forces
In a ceremony Saturday in Topeka, Brig. Gen. Robert Windham handed command of the Kansas National Guard forces to Brig. Gen. Anthony Mohatt.
ACLU: Army investigating Manning after suicide attempt
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Veteran suicide rate staggering
Today the Department of Veterans Affairs released its most comprehensive study yet on the subject of veterans suicides.
President Obama keeping more US troops in Afghanistan longer than planned
The United States is changing its plans to withdraw troops from Afghanistan because of a resurgent Taliban that's seeking to regain territory, President Obama said Wednesday.
Navy ship named 'USS Wichita'
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Shooter report at base stemmed from misunderstanding
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250 ISIS militants killed in US airstrikes, officials say
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Military seeks more time on transgender policy
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Local veteran recalls being one of the first soldiers to arrive on D-Day
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Blue Angel crash kills one; Thunderbird jet in separate crash
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Hundreds turn out to remember war dead
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- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's trip to Tehran represents the highest-level effort yet to de-escalate tensions between the U.S. and Iran.Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's trip to Tehran represents the highest-level effort yet to de-escalate tensions between the U.S. and Iran.
- The Fire Department is responding to a report of a helicopter crash at a building in midtown Manhattan.The Fire Department is responding to a report of a helicopter crash at a building in midtown Manhattan.
- A Moroccan-born Spaniard and his Mexican wife are denying charges in their re-trial that they helped recruit militants for the Islamic State in Madrid.A Moroccan-born Spaniard and his Mexican wife are denying charges in their re-trial that they helped recruit militants for the Islamic State in Madrid.
- A White House official says that Egypt, Jordan and Morocco have confirmed their attendance at U.S. conference this month in Bahrain, where the administration will unveil the economic portion of its plan for Mideast...A White House official says that Egypt, Jordan and Morocco have confirmed their attendance at U.S. conference this month in Bahrain, where the administration will unveil the economic portion of its plan for Mideast peace.
- The foreign ministers of Germany and Sweden have expressed frustration over the possible demise of the Iran nuclear deal.The foreign ministers of Germany and Sweden have expressed frustration over the possible demise of the Iran nuclear deal.
- The Navy says the president of the U.S. Naval War College has been administratively reassigned pending the outcome of an inspector general investigation.The Navy says the president of the U.S. Naval War College has been administratively reassigned pending the outcome of an inspector general investigation.
- Trump defends immigration deal with Mexico to halt planned tariffs.Trump defends immigration deal with Mexico to halt planned tariffs.
- A deal between Washington and Mexico City to head off tariffs on Mexican imports is being hailed by both countries, but it remains to be seen how effective it may be in slowing immigration.A deal between Washington and Mexico City to head off tariffs on Mexican imports is being hailed by both countries, but it remains to be seen how effective it may be in slowing immigration.
- Iran's foreign minister warns US it 'cannot expect to stay safe' after launching 'economic war' against Tehran.Iran's foreign minister warns US it 'cannot expect to stay safe' after launching 'economic war' against Tehran.
- Official says 95 people dead, 19 missing after attack on ethnic Dogon village in central Mali.Official says 95 people dead, 19 missing after attack on ethnic Dogon village in central Mali.
- U.S. stocks move higher after new tariff threat is lifted in a deal with Mexico.U.S. stocks move higher after new tariff threat is lifted in a deal with Mexico.
- Former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, an outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump's hardline immigration policies, has been named acting director of the agency that manages legal immigration.Former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, an outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump's hardline immigration policies, has been named acting director of the agency that manages legal immigration.
- New Mexico has filed the first lawsuit by a state aimed at stemming the quick release of asylum seeking migrants, as border communities scramble to provide humanitarian aid.New Mexico has filed the first lawsuit by a state aimed at stemming the quick release of asylum seeking migrants, as border communities scramble to provide humanitarian aid.
- The Supreme Court is rejecting an appeal from a Yemeni man who has been held without charges at the U.S. Navy base in Cuba for more than 17 years.The Supreme Court is rejecting an appeal from a Yemeni man who has been held without charges at the U.S. Navy base in Cuba for more than 17 years.
- More than two years after 2016 Election Day trouble, federal computer sleuths will do forensic analysis of electronic poll book software from a company targeted by Russian military hackers.More than two years after 2016 Election Day trouble, federal computer sleuths will do forensic analysis of electronic poll book software from a company targeted by Russian military hackers.
- France remembers 642 victims of biggest civilian massacre during German Nazi occupation.France remembers 642 victims of biggest civilian massacre during German Nazi occupation.
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