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NATO strives for peaceful resolve in Ukraine

WASHINGTON (Jan. 29, 2015) — A peaceful political solution, not a military one, would be the most desirable way to end the fighting in eastern Ukraine and bring normality to the region, said Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commander of U.S. Army Europe, or USAREUR. Hodges spoke at a Pentagon media roundtable via video teleconference from [...]

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Vice chief addresses sequestration effects on Army aviation

WASHINGTON (Jan. 29, 2015) — Just as the Army chief of staff recently testified before lawmakers warning of the damage another round of sequestration would cause, Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel B. Allyn echoed the chief’s words to many connected to the Army aviation community, Jan. 29. Addressing an audience of 300 at [...]

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Air Cavalry course to train pilots with unmanned aerial system operators

WASHINGTON (Jan. 29, 2014) — A new course at Fort Rucker, Alabama, will pair up Air Cavalry leaders with the operators of unmanned aerial systems. The Aviation Reconnaissance Course, scheduled to launch this spring, was discussed at the Association of the U.S. Army’s “Hot Topics” conference on aviation in Arlington, Virginia, Jan. 29. The course [...]

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Airborne! Taking a leap for a more capable Corps (Highlights) (Marine Highlights)

An airborne student parachutes down from a C-130 during the basic airborne course at Fort Benning, Ga. Airborne students complete five jumps prior to graduating the basic airborne course, including 30-pound, full-combat loads from varying altitudes between 800 to 1000 feet. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Kuande Hall) Although today’s combat doesn’t require mass [...]

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Wounded Marines still in the fight (Highlights) (Marine Highlights)

Sgt. Cogen T. Nelson from Clermont, Fla., rides with the Marine Corps flag during cycling practice for the 2012 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo., April 28. Nelson, a second-time participant in the games, competed for the Ultimate Champion title. The Warrior Games is a competition between wounded warriors from all military branches and includes [...]

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Marines Magazine Is No Longer Published (Highlights) (Marine Highlights)

Marines Flagship digital magazine publication for Marines who need fun, unique, useful and innovative information on operations, equipment, education and training, sports, entertainment, and policy. Our coverage is youthful, in-depth and cutting edge with lifestyle articles, contemporary design and dynamic photography that interests and informs potential Marines, families and retirees. Article source: http://marinesmagazine.dodlive.mil/2015/01/30/marines-magazine-is-no-longer-published-2/

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Lawmaker, an A-10 vet, aims to protect Warthog

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US Air Force awards $383 million launch deal to Boeing, Lockheed venture

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Air Force on Wednesday awarded a $383 million contract for more launch services to United Launch Alliance, a joint venture of Boeing Co (BA.N) and Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N), bringing the total value of the contract to $4.08 billion. The Air Force said it was adding three pre-priced launches to [...]

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Air Force Instructor Gets 20 Years in Prison for Rapes

A military jury has sentenced a U.S. Air Force instructor to 20 years in prison for raping two women, including a recruit he was training two decades ago at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. The San Antonio Express-News (http://bit.ly/1BFS218) reports the jury sentenced Air Force Master Sgt. Michael Silva on Friday, a day [...]

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Former U.S. Army sergeant pleads guilty to failed coup attempt in Gambia

SAINT PAUL, Minn., Jan. 30 (UPI) – A former U.S. Army sergeant entered a guilty plea Thursday for his role in a failed coup attempt in The Gambia. Papa Faal, a dual U.S.-Gambian citizen, appeared in a Minnesota courtroom on Thursday where he admitted to trying to overthrow Gambian President Yahya Jammeh. Faal said he [...]

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