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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:04:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141021/NEWS02/310210068 Military investigates scene of Kansas F-16 crash http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141021/NEWS02/310210067 Military personnel are investigating the southeast Kansas site where an Oklahoma Air National Guard fighter jet crashed after a midair collision with another jet from the same unit during a training exercise. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:17:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141021/NEWS02/310210067 Hawaii scientists return to ocean for chemical weapon study http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141021/NEWS/310210066 University of Hawaii scientists are embarking on an expedition to deep waters off Oahu to study how chemical weapons dumped in the ocean decades ago are affecting seawater, marine life and sediment. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:10:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141021/NEWS/310210066 IS fighters seize airdropped weapons meant for Kurds http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141021/NEWS08/310210044 Islamic State group fighters seized at least one cache of weapons airdropped by U.S.-led coalition forces that were meant to suppy Kurdish militiamen battling the extremist group in a border town, activists said Tuesday. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:47:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141021/NEWS08/310210044 Marines return from Australia following largest rotation to date http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141021/NEWS/310210065 The biggest Marine rotation to deploy to Australia returned to California on Monday after spending six months Down Under, paving the way to base a full Marine air-ground task force there in the future. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:37:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141021/NEWS/310210065 Pilot's widow receives his Silver Star 70 years after heroic escape http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141021/NEWS/310210059 Lt. Col. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:31:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141021/NEWS/310210059 Dempsey hits YouTube to address troops' Ebola concerns http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141021/NEWS08/310210064 The nation's top military officer has taken to YouTube to soothe troops' concerns about deploying to the region of Africa being ravaged by Ebola. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:20:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141021/NEWS08/310210064 Soldier with 5 deployments killed in motorcycle accident http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141021/NEWS/310210063 Staff Sgt. Bryan Phillip Pitney of Fort Hood, Texas, who deployed five times during his Army career, has died from injuries after a motorcycle accident, post officials announced Tuesday afternoon. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:38:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141021/NEWS/310210063 Terrorist ideology blamed in car attack on Canadian soldiers http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141021/NEWS08/310210062 A young convert to Islam who killed a Canadian soldier in a hit-and-run had been on the radar of federal investigators, who feared he had jihadist ambitions and had seized his passport, authorities said Tuesday. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:26:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141021/NEWS08/310210062 Pentagon: Counter-IS campaign costs $424 million so far http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141021/NEWS05/310210061 The U.S. military has spent $424 million so far in its military campaign against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq, the Pentagon said Tuesday. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:16:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141021/NEWS05/310210061 TBI rehabilitation program extended http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141021/BENEFITS04/310210060 The Veterans Affairs Department is broadening a small program designed to help veterans with moderate to severe brain injuries live their lives to their fullest. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:59:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141021/BENEFITS04/310210060 'Yoga Joe' figurines aim to make yoga more manly http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141021/OFFDUTY/310210057 Stretchy fitness fun is coming to backyard battlefields everywhere. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:54:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141021/OFFDUTY/310210057 Airman pleads guilty to giving police officer a 'wet Willy' http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141021/NEWS06/310210049 A former Kiester man accused of licking his fingers and poking a Mankato police officer in both ears has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor to avoid a felony charge. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:38:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141021/NEWS06/310210049 As tensions rise, Pentagon beefs up missions in Europe http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141021/NEWS/310210037 As the nation's eyes are on the Ebola outbreak and the fight with Islamic State militants, the situation in Europe is getting decidedly colder - think Cold War. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:36:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141021/NEWS/310210037 Air Force UAV crashes in Niger; no injuries http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141021/NEWS/310210043 A U.S. MQ-9 Reaper crashed early Monday at the Diori Hamani International Airport in Niamey, Niger, the Air Force confirmed. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:28:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141021/NEWS/310210043 Air Force jet, crew lands in Pyongyang to pick up freed prisoner http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141021/NEWS08/310210058 An Air Force executive jet and aircrew from Joint Base Pearl-Harbor, Hickam, was tasked with landing in North Korea today and picking up an American prisoner who was released by the Pyongyang regime. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:27:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141021/NEWS08/310210058 Some stereotypes stick to vets, survey shows http://www.armytimes.com/interactive/article/20141021/NEWS/310210045 All veterans aren't homeless washouts. But Got Your Six officials worry that many Americans see them that way. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:37:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/interactive/article/20141021/NEWS/310210045 Guard C-130 crews conduct exercise in Poland http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141021/NEWS02/310210055 The Air National Guard has landed its first C-130 aircraft rotation at the U.S. Aviation Detachment in Poland for a joint training exercise. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:37:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141021/NEWS02/310210055 Marine copter helps rescue lost Boy Scout boaters http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141021/NEWS/310210054 The Marine Corps helped rescue a Boy Scout troop that got lost while canoeing on the Colorado River. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:26:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141021/NEWS/310210054 S.C. party chairs back change in picking state military head http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141021/NEWS02/310210056 The chairmen of South Carolina's Republican and Democratic parties are urging voters to support a proposed change to the way the state's top military officer is selected. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:25:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141021/NEWS02/310210056 NATO intercepts Russian jets over Baltic Sea http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141021/NEWS/310210042 NATO scrambled fighter jets twice in two days to intercept Russian military aircraft over the Baltic Sea, it said Tuesday amid reports that Russian military activity in the region is increasing. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:44:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141021/NEWS/310210042 Iowa airman buried nearly 70 years after death http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141021/NEWS/310210053 The remains of an Iowa airman shot down nearly 70 years ago during a World War II battle have been buried in his hometown of Badger. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:20:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141021/NEWS/310210053 Rotor fire damages Marine Corps helicopter http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141021/NEWS/310210052 A Marine Corps helicopter sustained at least $2 million in damages last week when a rotor brake caught fire following maintenance. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:10:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141021/NEWS/310210052 Survey: Militarytimes.com readers believe U.S. combat troops will return to Iraq http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141021/NEWS/310210051 Most Militarytimes.com readers believe the U.S. will soon send ground combat troops to Iraq, despite President Obama's repeated assurances to the contrary. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:09:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141021/NEWS/310210051 Indiana Guard's top officer stepping down in May http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141021/NEWS02/310210050 The Indiana National Guard's top officer says he's going to step down next May after more than a decade in the position. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:02:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141021/NEWS02/310210050 Anchorage School District bans military recruiters http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141021/NEWS/310210048 The Anchorage School District has banned military recruiters from the district's campuses. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:46:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141021/NEWS/310210048 State Department approves new tank ammo sale to Iraq http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141021/NEWS08/310210046 The US State Department has cleared the sale of M1A1 Abrams tank ammunition to Iraq, according to an announcement by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA). Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:31:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141021/NEWS08/310210046 2015 will mean more 15-year retirements for NCOs, officers http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141021/NEWS/310210047 The 15-year early retirement option will be available to certain categories of Regular Army, National Guard and Army Reserve officers, warrant officers and noncommissioned officers who are selected for involuntary separations because of promotion passover Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:07:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141021/NEWS/310210047 Airdrops in Syria may strain U.S.-Turkish relations http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141021/NEWS08/310210036 On Sunday night two U.S. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:45:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141021/NEWS08/310210036 Purple Heart found on playground to be returned to family of fallen soldier http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141021/NEWS/310210041 A Purple Heart medal posthumously awarded to a New York soldier killed in Vietnam is being returned to his family about two decades after it was found on a school playground. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:22:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141021/NEWS/310210041 Free financial checkup for active-duty families http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141021/BENEFITS02/310210039 Wondering whether you're on the right track financially? Will you be able to meet your goal of buying your dream truck, putting your kids through college, living comfortably in retirement, or all of the above? Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:22:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141021/BENEFITS02/310210039 As tensions rise, Pentagon beefs up missions in Europe http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141021/NEWS08/310210038 As the nation's eyes are on the Ebola outbreak and the fight with Islamic State militants, the situation in Europe is getting decidedly colder - think Cold War. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:11:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141021/NEWS08/310210038 Corps develops motorcycle training course for new riders http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141020/OFFDUTY04/310200050 The Marine Corps is working to develop a new motorcycle safety training course that would target inexperienced riders. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:38:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141020/OFFDUTY04/310200050 Oklahoma Guard: No injuries after midair collision http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS/310200048 The Oklahoma Air National Guard says two of its fighter jets collided over southeast Kansas during a training exercise, with one ejecting from one of the aircraft. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:38:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS/310200048 B-52s headed to Europe for second time this year http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS08/310200038 U.S. Strategic Command will sendB-52 Stratofortress bombers to participate in Exercise Noble Justification this month in support of NATO allies and partners. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:30:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS08/310200038 All three components 'critical' to facing global uncertainty http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS/310200044 All three Army components must be ready to respond to 'the entire range of military operations' in an uncertain, volatile world, the commanding general of Forces Command said. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:29:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS/310200044 U.S. planes airdrop arms to besieged Syrian town http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS08/310200041 The U.S. Air Force dropped military aid around the besieged Syrian town of Kobani overnight in an effort to resupply Kurdish forces battling Islamic State militants there, U.S. Central Command in Tampa said. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:48:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS08/310200041 Sweden's submarine hunt sends Cold War chill across Baltic http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS08/310200034 Sweden's biggest submarine hunt since the dying days of the Soviet Union has put countries around the Baltic Sea on edge. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:35:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS08/310200034 Nevada guardsman killed in school shooting posthumously awarded 2 medals http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS02/310200028 More than 500 supporters sat in silence with heads bowed and solemn expressions on their faces on Sunday as they remembered Sparks Middle School teacher Michael Landsberry. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:24:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS02/310200028 Fewer veterans running for congressional office http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS05/310200031 The number of veterans in Congress has been steadily dropping in recent election cycles, but the legislative branch's meager military credentials could take a major hit this year. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:23:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS05/310200031 Marines face off against South Korean troops in epic drum battle http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS/310200045 It's a gutsy move to go into battle against U.S. Marines - even if you're a band member and the weapon of choice is a snare drum. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:16:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS/310200045 Philippine leader: Murder case won't harm U.S. ties http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS08/310200032 Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said Monday that a murder investigation focused on a U.S. Marine should have no bearing on the two countries' relations, while Secretary of State John Kerry said Washington seeks no ' Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:14:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS08/310200032 Two deaths reported at Kadena over the weekend http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS/310200035 Two members assigned to Kadena Air Base, Japan, died Saturday in separate incidents. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:13:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS/310200035 Website matches Marines' skills with certifications http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141020/JOBS/310200023 The Marine Corps has rolled out a comprehensive new website to help Marines capitalize on their military training by earning equivalent civilian certifications that can lead to jobs in the civilian workforce. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:42:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141020/JOBS/310200023 Fort Gordon soldiers to deploy to West Africa http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS08/310200049 A group of soldiers from the Augusta area is being sent to West Africa to help officials working to contain the spread of the Ebola virus. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:30:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS08/310200049 Millions in Social Security for expelled Nazis http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS/310200047 Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:19:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS/310200047 Trial begins over Navy silencer contract http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS06/310200042 A Navy intelligence officer illegally diverted nearly $2 million in government funds to his boss's brother under a secret, illegitimate contract to build hundreds of untraceable rifle silencers, prosecutors said Monday. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:39:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS06/310200042 Tricare rules on compounded medicines should be reviewed, GAO says http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS/310200043 Tricare spends $259 million a year on medications it is not obligated to cover and should align its policies on compounded medications with existing regulations or change those rules, a federal watchdog agency says. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:56:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS/310200043 Top 10 contributors to CFC campaigns http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141020/BENEFITS/310200040 Counting down federal agencies with the highest average donations per employee in 2013. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:31:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141020/BENEFITS/310200040 Health, medical research most popular charity choices in 2013 CFC http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141020/BENEFITS/310200039 11 charities received more than $1 million in donations in 2013. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:30:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141020/BENEFITS/310200039 Civil affairs Marines to get Android phones, new data collection app http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS04/310200024 A new smartphone app for civil affairs Marines may make the next humanitarian aid mission a little bit smoother. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:22:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS04/310200024 Paper: Files allege misconduct within Alaska Guard http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS02/310200029 Investigative files show years of alleged sexual and other misconduct among officers within the Alaska Army National Guard's Recruiting and Retention Battalion. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:07:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS02/310200029 Financial help possible for families of troops deployed on Ebola mission http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS/310200037 Families of troops deployed to West Africa on the Ebola mission are eligible for emergency financial assistance from the nonprofit Operation Homefront on the same basis as those of troops deployed to combat zones such as Iraq and Afghanistan, officials an Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:41:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS/310200037 Military deals at ski getaways & what's new at some resorts near you http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141020/OFFDUTY04/310200036 It's coming. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:24:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141020/OFFDUTY04/310200036 U.S. advisory mission in Iraq remains limited in scope and impact http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS05/310200030 More than one month after President Obama ordered U.S. troops to begin an advise-and-assist mission supporting the Iraqi military's fight against Islamic militants, that effort remains limited in its scope and effectiveness. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:29:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS05/310200030 After arms drop, U.S. coalition strikes IS http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS08/310200022 Syrian activists say the U.S.-led coalition has launched new airstrikes on Islamic State positions in Kobani, following overnight airdrops of weapons to Kurdish fighters in the Syrian border town. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:17:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS08/310200022 Kerry: 'Irresponsible' not to aid Kurds against IS http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS05/310200027 U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the Obama administration decided to airdrop weapons and ammunitions to 'valiant' Kurds fighting Islamic State extremists in the Syrian border town of Kobani because it would be 'irresponsible' and Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:16:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS05/310200027 Attacks on Afghan checkpoints kill 4 troops http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS08/310200026 Officials say insurgents have attacked several army checkpoints in eastern and southern Afghanistan, killing at least four troops and wounding several people. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:11:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS08/310200026 Top U.S. commander in Ebola fight sees progress http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS/310200025 The first of 17 U.S.-built Ebola treatment centers in West Africa will open in a few weeks, the top commander of U.S. troops in the region told USA Today on Sunday. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:07:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS/310200025