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Fort Riley Halfway Complete With Construction Boom

Posted: 12/09/2008 - Army officials say they are about halfway through a $1.7 billion construction boom that was started to handle the return of the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley.

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Army Majors Working On Afghan Strategy

Posted: 12/09/2008 - A group of Army majors is working on new military strategies at Fort Leavenworth, using an increased number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

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Kansas' 1st Infantry Division Color Guard Invited To Inauguration

Posted: 12/08/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden's Inaugural Committee officially extended an offer to the First Infantry Division Commanding General's Mounted Color Guard from Fort Riley, Kansas to march in the 56th Inaugural Parade.

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Judge Declines To Lift Stay Of Army Execution

Posted: 12/05/2008 - A federal district judge in Kansas has declined the government's request to lift a stay of execution for a former North Carolina soldier convicted of murder and rapes.

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Pentagon To Recruit Aliens On Visas For War Effort

Posted: 12/05/2008 - Struggling to find enough doctors, nurses and linguists for the war effort, the Pentagon will temporarily try to recruit foreigners who have been living in the states on student and work visas as well as on refugee and political asylum status.

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U.S. Prepares For Troop Buildup In Afghanistan

Posted: 12/05/2008 - A top U.S officer says the military is beginning a massive building effort in Afghanistan to house the roughly 20,000 additional troops, including an undetermined increase in Marines, that are expected to begin pouring in early next year.

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Military Families To Receive Free Christmas Trees

Posted: 12/05/2008 - Free fresh Christmas Trees will available for military Families Dec. 10-12. Priority will be given to spouses of deployed Soldiers and Soldiers and Families of the Warrior Transition Battalion.

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Two Soldiers Killed; Fallujah Bombings Kill 10

Posted: 12/04/2008 - The U.S. military says two American soldiers have been killed in a suicide attack in Mosul and an Iraqi police station in Fallujah has been leveled.

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Judge Stays Army Execution

Posted: 12/02/2008 - A U.S. District Court judge in Kansas has issued a stay in the scheduled execution of an Army soldier convicted of murders and rapes in the 1980s.

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Family Gives Thanks For Local Soldier's Life

Posted: 11/26/2008 - A local solider nearly killed by an I.E.D. is back in the States. Now his parents prepare to make a Thanksgiving trip to San Antonio to see their son for the first time since he was injured.

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Researchers: 139 WWII Marines Entombed On Atoll

Posted: 11/26/2008 - A Florida man's quest to find hundreds of U.S. Marines buried anonymously after one of World War II's bloodiest battles could lead to the largest identification of American war dead in history.

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President Bush Thanks Troops Returning From War Zones

Updated: 11/25/2008 - President George W. Bush has been visiting Kentucky's Fort Campbell Tuesday, thanking returning troops for their service and encouraging thousands of soldiers getting ready to deploy overseas.

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Crews Raze Bell Hall At Fort Leavenworth

Posted: 11/25/2008 - Construction crews have begun the demolition of Bell Hall at Fort Leavenworth. The hall is the former home of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.

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Kansas Adjutant General Buys Training Lands

Posted: 11/24/2008 - The Kansas Adjutant General's Department has received approval for the purchase of additional space at the former Schilling Air Force Base in Salina.

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Fort Riley Kicking Off Holiday Season

Posted: 11/24/2008 - The holiday season gets started this week for soldiers and families at Fort Riley, starting with a traditional Thanksgiving meal.

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