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
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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
Russia and Syria have condemned the first US military strike against the Syrian regime.
Indictment: Veteran claiming blindness defrauded government
An Army veteran has been indicted for pretending to be blind to collect $63,000 in benefits.
Video captures tearful return of fallen soldier
The body of a Fort Bragg Green Beret who was killed while serving in Africa was returned on Tuesday to North Carolina.
Former KU student sentenced for false Army Translator claims
A former University of Kansas graduate student who falsely claimed on his visa application that he served as a translator for the U.S. Army in Iraq has been sentenced to two years in federal prison.
No home for the brave: Homeless veterans in Wichita
Thursday is the 241st birthday of the Marine Corps, but for the men and women who serve our country coming home isn't always a welcome home.
Report: California soldiers must repay enlistment bonuses
Nearly 10,000 California National Guard soldiers have been ordered to repay huge enlistment bonuses a decade after signing up to serve in Iraq and Afghanistan, a newspaper reported Saturday.
Aleppo teeters but no sign of US action
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Vietnam pilot buried 51 years later
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Man pleads guilty to teen's shooting death at Fort Riley
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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
A civil rights group says the transgender soldier imprisoned in Kansas for sending classified information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks now faces possible punishment for offenses stemming from a suicide attempt.
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'
Wichita will be known to the U.S. Navy, even though we are no where near an ocean.
Shooter report at base stemmed from misunderstanding
The base had been placed on lockdown after an active shooter was reported. The base is home to Air Force One and is about 20 miles from Washington.
250 ISIS militants killed in US airstrikes, officials say
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Military seeks more time on transgender policy
Senior military leaders are expressing deep concerns that the launch of new Pentagon rules is moving too quickly.
Search of California Army Reserve base nears end
Authorities say they've nearly completed a search of a Northern California U.S. Army Reserve installation without finding a gunman and that there is no active threat.
Local veteran recalls being one of the first soldiers to arrive on D-Day
Monday marks the 72nd anniversary of D-Day, when U.S. troops stormed the shores of Normandy during World War II. Rose Hill native and WWII veteran Hubert Cox planned to make the trip back to France in a few years for the 75th anniversary, but because of his wife's declining health, he can't. So friends threw him a party today to honor his service.
Blue Angel crash kills one; Thunderbird jet in separate crash
President Obama was still at the Air Force graduation site at the time of the Thunderbird crash.
Hundreds turn out to remember war dead
People throughout Wichita pausing on their holiday to remember the real meaning of Memorial Day. Many people visiting cemeteries to pay their respects. "I came to honor the the men that gave all," says Ryal Edmisten. Veteran Ryal Edmisten served in between the Korean and Vietnam wars. He knows the toll that war can take. "I had two brothers in world war two," says Edmisten "They came home different men. It changed their life forever."
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- A Bangladeshi immigrant is expected to appear before a federal magistrate to face terrorism charges accusing him of setting off an explosive strapped to his body in a New York City transportation hub.A Bangladeshi immigrant is expected to appear before a federal magistrate to face terrorism charges accusing him of setting off an explosive strapped to his body in a New York City transportation hub.
- Alabama's election chief says it is "unlikely" that the outcome of the state's U.S. Senate race will change even as Republican Roy looks to a possible recount.Alabama's election chief says it is "unlikely" that the outcome of the state's U.S. Senate race will change even as Republican Roy looks to a possible recount.
- Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the U.S. has discussed with China about how North Korea's nuclear weapons might be secured in case of instability in the reclusive nation.Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the U.S. has discussed with China about how North Korea's nuclear weapons might be secured in case of instability in the reclusive nation.
- South Korean President Moon Jae-in is in Beijing on a visit to repair ties frayed by a dispute over the deployment of an anti-missile system.South Korean President Moon Jae-in is in Beijing on a visit to repair ties frayed by a dispute over the deployment of an anti-missile system.
- Islamic nations come together at Turkey summit, seeking united stance against Trump's recognition of Jerusalem.Islamic nations come together at Turkey summit, seeking united stance against Trump's recognition of Jerusalem.
- The Latest: Abbas says Palestinians won't accept any role for US in Israeli-Palestinian peace process 'from now on'.The Latest: Abbas says Palestinians won't accept any role for US in Israeli-Palestinian peace process 'from now on'.
- Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the U.S. has discussed with China about how North Korea's nuclear weapons might be secured in case of instability in the reclusive nation.
- Lawmakers from hard-hit states such as Florida are demanding tens of billions of dollars of hurricane relief and rebuilding funds as part of another temporary Washington spending bill to keep the government from...Lawmakers from hard-hit states such as Florida are demanding tens of billions of dollars of hurricane relief and rebuilding funds as part of another temporary Washington spending bill to keep the government from shutting down over Christmas.
- French President Francois Macron is convening presidents, princes and diplomats to breathe life into a young African military force with a mission to counter the growing threat jihadi threat in the Sahel region.French President Francois Macron is convening presidents, princes and diplomats to breathe life into a young African military force with a mission to counter the growing threat jihadi threat in the Sahel region.
- Congo court sentences 12 to life for gang-raping dozens of children as young as 11 months old.Congo court sentences 12 to life for gang-raping dozens of children as young as 11 months old.
- The head of U.S. Africa Command has asked for an additional investigation into whether civilians were killed during a deadly August raid in Somalia involving American and Somali forces.The head of U.S. Africa Command has asked for an additional investigation into whether civilians were killed during a deadly August raid in Somalia involving American and Somali forces.
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