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Pentagon considering military-wide Ebola policy

Posted: 10/28/2014 - The Pentagon says the military service chiefs recommended to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel that he require all U.S. troops returning from counter-Ebola missions in West Africa be kept in supervised isolation for 21 days.

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Army troops isolated after Africa duty tour

Posted: 10/27/2014 - The Pentagon says dozens of Army soldiers and their two-star general are being isolated at their base in Vicenza, Italy, as they return after serving in West Africa

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Marine dies in noncombat incident in IS campaign

Updated: 10/26/2014 - The Pentagon says a Marine who died Thursday in a noncombat incident in Baghdad was the second U.S. military death associated with the campaign against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.

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Kansas National Guard gains new brigade

Posted: 10/16/2014 - The Kansas National Guard armory in Manhattan is gaining 15 full-time and 163 part-time jobs with the creation of a new brigade.

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New charges brought in 2012 Benghazi attacks

Posted: 10/14/2014 - The Justice Department has brought new charges against a Libyan militant accused in the 2012 Benghazi attacks, including counts that carry the death penalty.

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Year's 9th Kansas Honor Flight ready to take-off

Posted: 10/01/2014 - The year's ninth Kansas Honor Flight is getting ready to carrying 10 World War II veterans, 16 Korean War veterans and one Vietnam War veteran to Washington to see the nation's war monuments.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Kansas soldier sentenced for social security fraud

Posted: 09/18/2014 - A Fort Riley soldier has been sentenced to six months in prison and six months of home confinement for accepting disability payments he wasn't eligible to receive.

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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.

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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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US will be ramping up airstrikes soon -- in Iraq

Posted: 09/12/2014 - As U.S. forces gear up for airstrikes in Syria, the first demonstration of President Barack Obama's more aggressive military campaign against the Islamic State group is likely to unfold as early as next week -- in Iraq.

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Lawmakers from both sides back president's plan

Updated: 09/11/2014 - Republicans and Democrats in Congress are voicing strong support today for President Barack Obama's call for new authority to fight Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.

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