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Boehner: US may need ground troops vs. militants

Posted: 09/28/2014 - House Speaker John Boehner says the United States may have "no choice" but to send American troops to fight Islamic State group militants if President Barack Obama's strategy fails to destroy the extremist group.

Fort Riley soldiers deploying to Middle East

Posted: 09/25/2014 - The Defense Department says about 200 soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley will deploy to Iraq to advise Iraqi forces confronting Islamic State militants.

Cuts coming to McConnell Air Force Base

Updated: 09/25/2014 - They come amid budget cuts by the Department of Defense, and will impact about one-third of the guard unit stationed at the base.
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Army opens Ranger school to women

Posted: 09/19/2014 - It's one of the first steps in the broader effort to allow women to begin moving into more grueling combat jobs.

Topeka school district got free military gear

Posted: 09/17/2014 - A suburban Topeka school district is among several nationwide that have taken advantage of free military surplus gear, but officials aren't saying what they got.

US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,203

Posted: 09/16/2014 - As of Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at least 2,203 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.

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