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Sale of custom guitars to help fund vets memorial

Posted: 08/19/2014 - Event organizers hope the sale of five customized guitars at a fundraiser will raise $50,000 to support the construction of the Reno County Veterans' Memorial.

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Iraq isn't Syria: Congress on board this time

Posted: 08/12/2014 - Little of the impassioned debate that fractured lawmakers a year ago over possible military intervention in Syria is happening now as American war planes strike extremist targets in Iraq.

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Military court to hear Wichita HIV appeal

Updated: 08/11/2014 - The nation's highest military court has agreed to review the evidence used to convict a Kansas airman of assault by exposing multiple sex partners to HIV at swinger parties in Wichita.

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US sending arms to Kurds in Iraq

Posted: 08/11/2014 - The Obama administration has begun directly providing weapons to Kurdish forces who have started to make gains against Islamic militants in northern Iraq.

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Obama: Airstrikes have destroyed arms, equipment

Posted: 08/09/2014 - President Barack Obama says U.S. airstrikes in Iraq have succeeded in destroying arms and equipment that could have been used against the Kurdish capital of Irbil.

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Obama: US won't be dragged into another Iraq war

Posted: 08/09/2014 - President Barack Obama says the United States can't and shouldn't intervene in every world crisis. But he says when innocent people face a massacre and the U.S. has the ability to stop it, the nation shouldn't look away.

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VA chief to make 1st hospital visit amid scandal

Posted: 08/08/2014 - Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald travels to Phoenix on Friday to visit a VA hospital for the first time since taking over the embattled agency late last month.

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President Obama authorizes airstrikes in Iraq

Updated: 08/07/2014 - President Barack Obama says he's authorized the U.S. military to carry out airstrikes in Iraq against Islamic militants if they advance toward the city of Erbil.

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Official: General's killer hid in bathroom

Posted: 08/06/2014 - An Afghan military official says the Afghan soldier who killed a U.S. two-star general and wounded other top officers hid in a bathroom before his assault

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Corruption investigated in Kansas National Guard

Posted: 07/20/2014 - The Kansas Adjutant General's office says federal authorities are investigating possible corruption involving outside medical companies' contracts with the Kansas Army National Guard.

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Lawmakers still questioning Afghanistan drawdown

Posted: 07/19/2014 - The Afghan election crisis and Iraq's unraveling have lawmakers and regional allies thinking President Barack Obama should rethink his decision to withdraw virtually all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2016.

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Bergdahl returned to regular Army duty

Posted: 07/14/2014 - Bowe Bergdahl, the Army sergeant who spent nearly five years as a Taliban captive in Afghanistan, has been returned to regular Army duty.

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OIG outlines issues at Kansas VA outreach clinics

Posted: 07/09/2014 - The Office of Inspector General for the Veterans Affairs Department has released its recommendations for improvements at the six community-based outpatient clinics across Kansas overseen by the Dole VA Medical Center in Wichita.

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Oxford firm gets Army contract

Posted: 07/06/2014 - An Oxford, Mississippi, firm has been awarded at $15.6 million contract to build a regional simulation center at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

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Military grounds all F-35 jets during fire probe

Posted: 07/04/2014 - U.S. military officials have grounded all F-35s while continuing to investigate a runway fire involving one of the fighter jets at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.

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