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Soldier Lands Safely After Skydive Instructor Dies

Posted: 02/02/2009 - A Georgia-based soldier says his military training helped him land safely on his first skydiving jump after the instructor he was tethered to died from an apparent heart attack as they parachuted over South Carolina.

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Army Orders Recall Of Body Armor

Posted: 01/29/2009 - The recall follows an audit that concluded the bullet-blocking plates in the vests failed testing and may not provide soldiers with adequate protection.

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VA Agrees To $20 Million Settlement For Data Theft

Posted: 01/27/2009 - The Veterans Affairs Department has agreed to pay up to $20 million to veterans for exposing them to possible identity theft in 2006 after losing their sensitive personal information.

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Gates: More Troops To Afghanistan By Summer

Posted: 01/27/2009 - Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the Pentagon could send two more brigades to Afghanistan by late spring and a third brigade by late summer.

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WWII Vet Freezes To Death Inside Home

Posted: 01/27/2009 - City officials say a 93-year-old man who froze to death inside his home in Bay City, Michigan, had owed more than $1,000 in unpaid electric bills.

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McConnell AFB Adding 25 Aircraft In Near Future

Posted: 01/22/2009 - Aircraft parking on the ramp at McConnell Air Force Base is getting tighter these days with the addition of 25 aircraft over the next couple of months.

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Fort Riley Color Guard Marches In Inaugural Parade

Posted: 01/21/2009 - Fourteen of the 1st Infantry Division’s non=commissioned officers and soldiers honored the nation’s new Commander in Chief Tuesday, January 20, 2009, by marching in the afternoon parade.

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Iraq Willing To See U.S. Troops Leave Early

Posted: 01/21/2009 - President Barack Obama is scheduled to discuss the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with senior commanders Wednesday, and Iraqi officials say they'll be ready if he orders a quicker withdrawal of U.S. troops.

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Pentagon Readies 16-Month Iraq Withdrawal Plan

Posted: 01/15/2009 - Pentagon officials say they are readying plans for a pullout of U.S. troops from Iraq, including a move to do it within the 16-month time frame promised by President-elect Barack Obama.

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