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CONUS Replacement Center fine-tunes processes in anticipation of first deployers

Blackanthem Military News Soldiers of the 402nd Field Artillery Brigade CONUS Replacement Center (seated) in-process a group of deployers during their recent dress rehearsal July 12-19, as they prepare for the first group of deployers/redeployers to arrive Aug. 9. The rehearsal replicated every step of the deployment and redeployment process and incorporated scenario-based training with [...]

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Afghanistan, US near agreement on post-2014 force

WASHINGTON – The United States and Afghanistan have resolved most issues and are nearing completion of an agreement that paves the way for an American military presence after 2014 that will include a limited U.S. counterterrorism force and military advisers. “We’re at the point now where we concluded the text,” said a senior State Department [...]

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US raises military assistance to the Philippines

MANILA | Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:02am EDT MANILA (Reuters) – Washington will raise its military assistance to the Philippines by about two-thirds, Manila’s foreign ministry said on Wednesday, helping its oldest security ally in Asia defend vast maritime borders against what it sees as Chinese assertiveness. Albert Del Rosario said Washington had increased its [...]

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US military judge to hear arguments in Manning sentencing

FORT MEADE, Maryland | Wed Jul 31, 2013 6:01am EDT FORT MEADE, Maryland (Reuters) – The trial of Bradley Manning, the U.S. soldier found guilty on 19 counts of handing over classified data to WikiLeaks, is scheduled to move into the sentencing phase on Wednesday. Manning, 25, escaped a life sentence with no parole when [...]

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Former Navy SEALs to swim across Lake Norman to raise awareness

LAKE NORMAN, N.C. — Two former Navy SEALs are set to swim more than 12 miles across Lake Norman Friday.  The swim is raising awareness for Operation Restored Warrior, a program in Colorado that works with veteran suffering from post traumatic stress disorder.  Mooresville resident and former US Navy SEAL Shannon Rusch and friend and fellow [...]

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Coast Guard Moves to New Site as DHS Headquarters Remain in Budget Limbo

As the U.S. Coast Guard begins moving to its own headquarters – a first in the agency’s 223-year history – a plan to centralize the rest of the Homeland Security Department at the same site remains in budget limbo. The Coast Guard is the first agency to move to the campus of St. Elizabeths, a [...]

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Bonita Vista High and Army-Navy Academy have settled on football coaches for this season. Bonita Vista, which was 2-9 last season under Greg Raby, had originally named Shawn Pomatto. When that didn’t work out, it was mistakenly reported that Ray Peterson had accepted the job. Finally, Chris Thompson, who had been hired as the school’s [...]

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Need a Job? Join the New Army (Navy) of Servants

Jobs have been pretty hard to come by in the 21st century. Employment growth was sluggish from 2000 through 2007. Then the recession struck. There are about a million fewer jobs in the United States today than there were in 2007 – and about 4 million fewer full-time jobs. Combine that with the increase in [...]

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Move to give military land to train Army Rangers draws controversy in north …

DAHLONEGA, Georgia — The rumble of Humvees and the buzz of choppers are already commonplace to the neighbors of Camp Merrill, an elite Army base in the rolling hills north of Dahlonega. Some worry they are about to become a lot more frequent if a North Georgia lawmaker’s late legislative push succeeds. The Army wants [...]

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Group seeks humanist wedding in Naval Academy’s main chapel

ANNAPOLIS, MD. — An attorney for the American Humanist Association said Tuesday the organization will consider taking legal action after the U.S. Naval Academy denied a request for a humanist wedding ceremony in the academy’s main chapel. The group released a letter Tuesday describing a request to use the chapel by Ensign Sean Cruz, a [...]

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