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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:36:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140917/NEWS05/309170064 House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140917/NEWS05/309170075 The Republican-controlled House voted grudgingly to give the administration authority to train and arm Syrian rebels on Wednesday as President Obama emphasized anew that American forces 'do not and will not have a combat mission' in the struggle against I Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:35:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140917/NEWS05/309170075 Defense contractor gets 7 years in military secrets case http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140917/NEWS06/309170074 A former civilian defense contractor working at the U.S. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:13:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140917/NEWS06/309170074 Iraq premier nixes U.S. ground troops http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140917/NEWS08/309170073 Iraq's new prime minister ruled out stationing U.S. ground troops in his country, chiding the international community Wednesday for inaction in Syria and lamenting the ' Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:44:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140917/NEWS08/309170073 Air Force nixes 'so help me God' requirement in oaths http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140917/NEWS/309170066 The Air Force has withdrawn a requirement that all airmen who take the oath of enlistment and officer appointment conclude with 'so help me God,' the service announced Wednesday. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:39:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140917/NEWS/309170066 White House: U.S. troops in Iraq could call in airstrikes http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140917/NEWS05/309170070 American troops on the ground in Iraq 'could be in a position to even call in air strikes' on ISIL targets White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters aboard Air Force One Wednesday afternoon. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:38:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140917/NEWS05/309170070 Border Patrol: Soldier allegedly smuggled immigrants through Texas checkpoint http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140917/NEWS06/309170069 Border Patrol agents arrested a soldier who allegedly attempted to bring two undocumented aliens through a Texas checkpoint Sept. 11, hiding them in a pickup truck he was driving while wearing an Army uniform, according to a court document. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:33:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140917/NEWS06/309170069 Paratrooper major killed in Afghanistan http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140917/NEWS/309170068 A paratrooper from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, was killed Tuesday in Afghanistan, officials announced Wednesday. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:13:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140917/NEWS/309170068 Senior senator: Both chambers should pass CR, Syrian rebels authorities before weekend http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140917/NEWS05/309170041 A senior Senate Democrat is hopeful both chambers can pass a stopgap spending measure and approve presidential authorities to train and equip Syrian rebels by this weekend. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:05:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140917/NEWS05/309170041 House passes bill to oversee VA hospital building http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140917/NEWS05/309170048 The House has passed a bill to increase oversight of veterans' hospitals under construction, following a report that some medical centers take three years longer to complete than estimated and cost an extra $366 million per project. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:04:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140917/NEWS05/309170048 Wounded, injured soldiers biking from post to post http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140917/NEWS/309170047 About 20 soldiers from Fort Campbell and Fort Knox who have been wounded or injured or who are ill are riding bicycles from one post to the other this week. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:03:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140917/NEWS/309170047 Obama reaffirms opposition to U.S. combat in Iraq http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140917/NEWS08/309170057 President Obama reaffirmed Wednesday that he does not intend to send U.S. troops into combat against the Islamic State group, despite doubts about the ability of Iraqi forces, Kurdish fighters and Syrian rebels to carry out the ground fight on their own. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:03:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140917/NEWS08/309170057 Family: Navy reservist killed in Afghan suicide bombing http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140917/NEWS02/309170044 Relatives of a U.S. Navy reservist from Ohio say he was among the three troops killed when a suicide car bomber struck in Afghanistan. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:03:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140917/NEWS02/309170044 Dempsey: Half of Iraqi army not OK as U.S. partners http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140917/NEWS05/309170045 About half of Iraq's army is incapable of partnering effectively with the U.S. to roll back the Islamic State group's territorial gains in western and northern Iraq, and the other half needs to be partially rebuilt with U.S. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:02:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140917/NEWS05/309170045 Stay the course on school lunches, retired brass say http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140917/NEWS05/309170060 About seven in 10 young adults are ineligible for military service, according to a new report from a group that is pushing school nutrition standards as a way to improve that situation. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:59:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140917/NEWS05/309170060 Ex-VA doctor: Phoenix report a 'whitewash' http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140917/NEWS/309170067 A doctor who first exposed serious problems at the troubled Phoenix Veterans Affairs hospital said Wednesday that a report on patient deaths there is a 'whitewash' that minimizes life-threatening conduct by senior leaders at the hospital. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:58:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140917/NEWS/309170067 Biden: Troops not needed now, but will reassess http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140917/NEWS08/309170065 Vice President Biden is apparently leaving the door open to U.S. ground troops helping Iraqi security forces repel Islamic State militants. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:59:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140917/NEWS08/309170065 Benghazi probe looks set to go deep in 2016 race http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140917/NEWS05/309170046 The Republican chairman of a special House panel on Benghazi charted a course Wednesday for his investigation to stretch deep into a 2016 presidential election that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton seems likely to enter. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:31:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140917/NEWS05/309170046 Senate committee: China-backed hackers penetrated TRANSCOM contractor networks 20 times http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140917/NEWS08/309170058 Chinese government-backed hackers accessed networks of private-sector firms with sensitive data about U.S. military logistics nearly two dozen times in one year, says a Senate committee. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:17:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140917/NEWS08/309170058 New Islamic State video taunts Obama, U.S. troops http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140917/NEWS/309170056 The Islamic State is taunting President Obama via video. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:45:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140917/NEWS/309170056 New assignments announced for five generals http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140917/CAREERS03/309170051 Five generals are going to new assignments, four of them with medical commands, the Army chief of staff, Gen. Ray Odierno, announced Wednesday. They are: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:42:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140917/CAREERS03/309170051 Toddler ignores military protocol, greets mom http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140917/NEWS02/309170043 Cooper Waldvogel loves his mom more than military protocol. And Facebook loves him for it. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:28:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140917/NEWS02/309170043 Army releases new rules for tattoos and hair http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140916/NEWS07/309160066 The Army on Tuesday unveiled its latest update to AR 670-1, its grooming and appearance regulation. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:04:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140916/NEWS07/309160066 As VP, Biden keeps academy nominations secret http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140916/NEWS05/309160075 During his final year in Congress in 2008, then-Sen. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:02:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140916/NEWS05/309160075 5 things to know about Islamic State's military capabilities http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140916/NEWS/309220025 Members of the Islamic State are well-equipped with weapons and vehicles, but experts say they're more concerned about the group's professional-grade propaganda motivating new fighters to join their ranks. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:10:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140916/NEWS/309220025 Obama: Ebola outbreak a threat to global security http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140916/NEWS08/309160068 Calling the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a potential threat to global security, President Obama is ordering 3,000 U.S. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:54:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140916/NEWS08/309160068 Former POW Jessica Lynch starring in Christian film http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140916/OFFDUTY02/309160074 Former prisoner of war Jessica Lynch is enjoying her latest role, starring in a Christian movie currently in production. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:47:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140916/OFFDUTY02/309160074 Obama will consider ground troops in Iraq on 'case-by-case basis,' Dempsey says http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140916/NEWS05/309160061 President Obama is considering putting combat troops on the ground in Iraq on a 'case-by-case basis,' his top military adviser said Tuesday. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:13:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140916/NEWS05/309160061 Soldier dies at Fort Polk; second fatal training incident in 2 months http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140916/NEWS/309160057 A specialist died Sept. 9 in a training accident at Fort Polk, Louisiana, becoming the second training fatality at the base in less than two months. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:09:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140916/NEWS/309160057 IG: Sexual assault investigators should improve methods http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140916/NEWS06/309160067 Military investigators responding to reports of sexual assaults do not always follow the widely accepted standards set by civilian police agencies, according to a new Pentagon Inspector General's report. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:01:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140916/NEWS06/309160067 Iraq parliament rejects interior, defense nominees http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140916/NEWS08/309160065 Iraqi lawmakers rejected Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's nominees Tuesday to lead the defense and interior ministries, leaving the crucial Cabinet posts unfilled as an emerging U.S.-led coalition intensifies its air campaign against Islamic State extremists who have seized a third of the country. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:29:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140916/NEWS08/309160065 October officer promotions announced for active duty http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140916/CAREERS03/309160058 October promotions have been authorized for the following active component officers: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:51:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140916/CAREERS03/309160058 A gym & a prayer: Marine vet's CrossFit business draws on personal ties http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140916/JOBS05/309160052 Pete Doan tried the working man's life after leaving the Marine Corps in 2010. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:01:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140916/JOBS05/309160052 Democrats launch website to counter GOP Benghazi narrative http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140916/NEWS05/309160060 House Democrats are pre-emptively launching a new website to counter Republican claims about the fatal 2012 terror attack on the U.S. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:36:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140916/NEWS05/309160060 Hood soldier sentenced for fatal shooting http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140916/NEWS06/309160059 A sergeant at Fort Hood has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for fatally shooting another man during a party last year at a home on the Central Texas post. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:10:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140916/NEWS06/309160059 Afghan suicide bomber kills 3 foreign troops http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140916/NEWS08/309160045 A Taliban attacker detonated his car bomb next to an international military convoy on Tuesday, killing three members of the NATO-led force and wounding nearly 20 troops and civilians, officials said. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:29:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140916/NEWS08/309160045 Civil War soldiers buried as 'unknowns' ID'd http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140916/NEWS/309160048 The names of 350 Confederate soldiers buried as 'Unknowns' in the Confederate Cemetery here will now be forever emblazoned on memorial walls facing their graves as a result of the work of a local historian. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:07:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140916/NEWS/309160048 Survey: Financial concerns plague military families http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140916/BENEFITS/309160043 The active-duty community's uncertainty about their future and concerns about their own financial stability are clear in the results of this year's Blue Star Families annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:42:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140916/BENEFITS/309160043 Lawmakers follow different paths on service academy nominations http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140915/NEWS05/309150058 New York high-school students face a number of challenges in seeking admission to one of the nation's prestigious service academies - including geography. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:02:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140915/NEWS05/309150058 U.S. would hit back against an Assad attack, sources say http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140915/NEWS05/309150059 The United States would retaliate against Syrian President Bashar Assad's air defenses if he were to go after American planes launching airstrikes in his country, senior Obama administration officials said Monday. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:00:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140915/NEWS05/309150059 'Truly extraordinary': Medal of Honor awarded to 2 soldiers for actions in Vietnam http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140915/NEWS/309150047 More than four decades later, two soldiers on Monday received the Medal of Honor for their actions during the Vietnam War. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:44:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140915/NEWS/309150047 U.S. airstrikes target Islamic State in Iraq http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140915/NEWS08/309150060 The United States launched airstrikes in Iraq on Monday in what defense officials said is the start of an expanded action against Islamic State extremists. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:55:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140915/NEWS08/309150060 House GOP moves ahead on Syrian rebel training http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140915/NEWS05/309150048 Lawmakers raced Monday to authorize an expanded mission to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels before heading back to the campaign trail, with House Republicans preparing legislation backing a central plank of President Obama's strategy against the Islam Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:54:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140915/NEWS05/309150048 Flexibility key for spouses, says AF secretary's husband http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140915/NEWS/309150053 In Frank Beatty's experience in the private sector, discussions about job losses and benefits cuts are not limited to the military community. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:31:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140915/NEWS/309150053 NATO head: Security threats from Russia, Islamic State http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140915/NEWS08/309150054 NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Monday that members of the U.S.-led alliance must stand shoulder to shoulder to confront simultaneous security threats from Russia and the Islamic State extremist organization. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:56:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140915/NEWS08/309150054 Scholarships, fellowships open to officers, NCOs http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140915/CAREERS/309150025 It's that time of year when the Army announces application rules, deadlines and other information about several prestigious scholarship and fellowship programs for officers, warrant officers and noncommissioned officers. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:48:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140915/CAREERS/309150025 Tiny Qatar plays outsize role in U.S. war strategy http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140915/NEWS08/309150052 Just miles from where former Guantanamo Bay terror suspects have resettled, American warplanes take off from Qatar's al-Udeid air base in the global war on extremism. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:49:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140915/NEWS08/309150052 U.S. won't rule out working with Iran against IS http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140915/NEWS/309150045 Diplomats from around the world pledged to fight Islamic State militants 'by any means necessary' as Iraq asked allies to thwart the extremists wherever they find sanctuary. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:44:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140915/NEWS/309150045 Judge: Lawsuit in Petraeus scandal can proceed http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140915/NEWS/309150044 A federal judge ruled Monday that a Tampa, Florida, woman can pursue her lawsuit alleging that the government invaded her privacy in the scandal over former CIA director David Petraeus. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:52:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140915/NEWS/309150044 Iran rejects global strategy against extremists http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140915/NEWS/309150029 As diplomats from around the world sought a global strategy to fight Islamic State extremists, Iran ruled out working with any international coalition, saying it had rejected American requests for cooperation against the militants. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:08:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140915/NEWS/309150029 N.Y. to lower flags to honor soldier lost in WWII http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140915/NEWS/309150040 New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered flags lowered to half-staff on Monday to honor a World War II Army private from Brooklyn whose remains were recently recovered. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:21:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140915/NEWS/309150040 Three ways House work on CR, Syrian rebels plan could play out http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140915/NEWS05/309150035 Whether or not the federal national security apparatus shuts down in October suddenly is all about Saudi Arabia, the Islamic State, Syrian rebel forces and lawmakers' feelings about President Barack Obama. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:11:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140915/NEWS05/309150035 Civil War officer's heroism earns Medal of Honor http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140915/NEWS05/309150034 After an act of Congress and years of lobbying by descendants and admirers, a Union Army officer who made the ultimate sacrifice more than 150 years ago will be recognized for his heroism when President Barack Obama grants him the nation's highest commend Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:23:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140915/NEWS05/309150034 Islamic State group's war chest is growing daily http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140915/NEWS08/309150032 Islamic State militants, who once relied on wealthy Persian Gulf donors for money, have become a self-sustaining financial juggernaut, earning more than $3 million a day from oil smuggling, human trafficking, theft and extortion, according to U.S. intelli Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:44:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140915/NEWS08/309150032 2015 board shuffles NCO schedule; separation reviews planned http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140914/CAREERS02/309140025 The board schedule has been revised for fiscal 2015, which begins Oct. 1, re-ordering NCO boards and scheduling retention screenings for staff sergeants and above. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:58:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140914/CAREERS02/309140025 White House still seeking coalition in Mideast war http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140914/NEWS05/309140041 The White House said Sunday it will find countries willing to send combat troops to fight Islamic extremists in Syria and Iraq, but it's too early to identify them. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 07:57:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140914/NEWS05/309140041 'The Star-Spangled Banner' celebrates 200 years http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140914/NEWS/309140042 'The Star-Spangled Banner' turns 200 on Sunday and, even today, it has aged gracefully. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 15:21:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140914/NEWS/309140042 Army Black Knights lose 35-0 to Stanford http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140914/OFFDUTY04/309140026 The defense might be as good any Stanford has had during its recent run of success. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:59:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140914/OFFDUTY04/309140026 Rights group calls for probe into Iraqi airstrike http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140914/NEWS08/309140040 An international rights group called Sunday for an investigation into an Iraqi airstrike on a school housing displaced families that killed 31 civilians, including 24 children, a day after the country's new prime minister ordered the army to stop shelling Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:44:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140914/NEWS08/309140040 North Korea sentences American to 6 years of labor http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140914/NEWS08/309140024 North Korea's Supreme Court on Sunday convicted a 24-year-old American man of entering the country illegally to commit espionage and sentenced him to six years of hard labor. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:36:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140914/NEWS08/309140024