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  1. American journalist James Foley, shown here in Syria in 2012. Manu Brabo

    Islamic State claims execution of American as retaliation for Iraq airstrikes

    A video by Islamic State militants released Tuesday purported to show the beheading of American journalist James Foley as retribution for U.S. airstrikes in Iraq.

    • Aug. 19, 2014
  2. September officer promotions announced

    Congratulations to the active component officers being promoted to the ranks of chief warrant officer 3 through colonel in September:

    • Aug. 19, 2014
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    Cadets look on as members of the United States men's national basketball team practice on Aug. 18 at Christl Arena at the U.S. Military Academy. Mike Groll / AP

    West Point pride: Coach K brings Team USA to alma mater

    In front of ESPN cameras and super-sized shoe-company logos Monday at West Point's Christl Arena, the U.S.

    • Aug. 19, 2014
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    Ex-officer says she was discharged for reporting burn-pit danger

    An officer who says she was discharged from the Navy for alerting senior officials of the potential health dangers of open-air burn pits and improperly stored water at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, is suing to get her job back.

    • Aug. 19, 2014
  3. Ukrainian soldiers load a Grad missile during fighting with pro-Russian separatists close to Luhansk, eastern Ukraine, on Monday. Dozens of civilians were killed Monday when separatist rebels shelled a convoy of refugees trying to flee war-torn eastern Ukraine, a top Ukrainian official said. A top rebel chief said no such attack had occurred. Petro Zadorozhnyy/The Associated Press

    Putin, Poroshenko to meet for talks on Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will meet next week in Minsk in their first face-to-face talks since June.

    • Aug. 19, 2014
  4. F-15 Eagles from the 44th Fighter Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan, fly over the Pacific Ocean Aug. 9 during Exercise Valiant Shield. Senior Airman Miranda Moorer/Air Force

    U.S. military stops identifying planes involved in Iraq airstrikes

    The U.S. military, at the request of host nations in the region, is no longer identifying the specific land-based aircraft carrying out airstrikes in Iraq, a defense official told Military Times on Tuesday.

    • Aug. 19, 2014
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    Suspected metal thieves stole this memorial from a Longview, Wash., park. Steven Bragg

    Thieves steal monument to Washington soldier who died in Afghanistan

    Thieves stole the monument of an Afghan War soldier, along with eight others from Lake Sacajawea Park over the weekend.

    • Aug. 19, 2014
  5. A citizen peacekeeper tries to keep protesters back Monday as police advance, in Ferguson, Mo. Christian Gooden / AP

    Guard stays on sidelines as police, protesters collide in Ferguson

    The National Guard arrived in Ferguson but kept its distance from the streets where protesters clashed again with police, as clouds of tear gas and smoke hung over the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer.

    • Aug. 19, 2014
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    Groups try to stave off cuts at Fort Knox

    Central Kentucky officials are in the final stages of a letter-writing campaign to oppose potential cuts at Fort Knox.

    • Aug. 19, 2014
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    Civilian employee union opposes military cuts

    A union that represents civilian workers at Fort Bragg is asking the congressional delegation to fight potential budget cuts.

    • Aug. 19, 2014
  6. A maintenance facility at Camp Grayling, in Grayling, Mich., was the subject of an investigation. It recommended criminal investigations and the removal of seven people. Two fired master sergeants had their hearings postponed last week. AP

    Report alleges theft, moonlighting, nepotism rampant at Camp Grayling

    A Michigan National Guard investigation produced allegations of widespread theft, moonlighting, destruction of government property and nepotism at an equipment maintenance facility at the Camp Grayling military training base.

    • Aug. 18, 2014
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    Army researchers test 3-D printed chow

    It sounds like science fiction, but the Army is taking a real look at 3-D printing food, an idea that may lead to customizable meals for the battlefield with nutrient yields tailor-made to the individual service member, on demand.

    • Aug. 18, 2014
  8. President Obama answers questions at an Aug. 18 press conference at the White House. Win McNamee / Getty Images

    Obama: Iraq has regained control of Mosul dam

    President Obama hailed the recapture of Mosul dam Monday as a 'major step forward' as a barrage of U.S. airstrikes helped Kurdish and Iraqi forces score the biggest victory of its counteroffensive against the Islamic State militants.

    • Aug. 18, 2014
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    Sgt. 1st Class Dremiel Deshon Byers, left, competes in the 120-kg Greco-Roman wrestling competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Byers was reportedly arrested Thursday night for hunting deer out of season. Paul Sancya / AP

    Report: Army Olympian cited for hunting deer at car dealership

    A sergeant first class who'd become one of the faces of the U.S. Olympic wrestling team over the past decade was cited by Colorado Springs, Colorado, police Thursday night for hunting deer out of season at an area car dealership.

    • Aug. 18, 2014
  9. Pope Francis smiles as he meets the media during an airborne press conference on Aug. 18 on his journey back to Rome from Seoul, South Korea. Gregorio Borgia / AP

    Pope backs action to protect Iraq minorities if U.N. OKs

    Pope Francis on Monday endorsed the use of force to stop Islamic militants from attacking religious minorities in Iraq but said the international community — and not just one country — should decide how to intervene.

    • Aug. 18, 2014
  10. Ferguson, Mo., police wait to advance Sunday after tear gas was used to disperse a crowd during a protest for Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer last Saturday. Charlie Riedel / AP

    Missouri governor orders National Guard to Ferguson

    Missouri's governor on Monday ordered the National Guard to a St. Louis suburb convulsed by protests over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen, after a night in which police used tear gas to clear protesters off the streets well ahead of a curfew.

    • Aug. 18, 2014
  11. President Obama speaks on Aug. 18 at the White House. Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP

    Obama: Iraq forces retake Mosul Dam from militants

    Iraqi and Kurdish forces recaptured Iraq's largest dam from Islamic militants Monday following dozens of U.S. airstrikes, President Obama said, in the first major defeat for the extremists since they swept across the country this summer.

    • Aug. 18, 2014
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    Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond Chandler said more specialties will be designated overstrength as the service continues to cut the force by tens of thousands of soldiers. Sgt. Daniel Luksan / Army

    SMA Chandler on the record

    Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond Chandler has less than six months left on the job, but he's still pushing hard on several key soldier issues.

    • Aug. 18, 2014
  12. Obama hails elimination of Syria chemical weapons

    President Obama says the elimination of Syria's declared chemical weapons stockpile marks an important achievement in the effort to counter the spread of weapons of mass destruction.

    • Aug. 18, 2014
  13. DoD releases list of genetic tests covered by Tricare

    The Defense Health Agency has announced which genetic tests Tricare will cover starting in September.

    • Aug. 18, 2014
  14. Army warns of scammers posing as soldiers

    Army investigators are warning about a scam by which phony soldiers use tales of war to steal cash from unsuspecting civilians.

    • Aug. 18, 2014
  15. Report: VA employee took recovering vet to crack house

    Although a Veterans Affairs police officer determined that a Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System employee took a patient to a crack house and helped him buy illegal drugs, the worker is still employed more than a year after the incident.

    • Aug. 18, 2014
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    Fort Hood soldier found dead at home

    Fort Hood officials have identified a soldier who died Aug. 13 from an apparent gunshot wound in Killeen, Texas.

    • Aug. 18, 2014
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    Union Co. to approve recognition of 2 WWI soldiers

    Union County commissioners are expected to approve adding the names of two forgotten World War I soldiers to a county marker in Monroe.

    • Aug. 18, 2014

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