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Pentagon Lifts Ban on Women in Combat

Updated: 01/24/2013 - It's a historic change for the United States military. The Pentagon has lifted its ban on women in direct combat.

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Combat Roles Open to Women

Updated: 01/24/2013 - Senior defense officials say Pentagon chief Leon Panetta is removing the military's ban on women serving in combat, opening hundreds of thousands of front-line positions and potentially elite commando jobs after more than a decade at war.

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US Military Plane Carrying French Troops Arrives in Mali

Updated: 01/23/2013 - The United States started transporting French soldiers and equipment to Mali on Tuesday (January 22) as part of its logistical aid to French forces fighting Islamist militants in the north of the country.

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Same-Sex Military Couples Struggle for Recognition

Posted: 01/19/2013 - Overall, the repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" has gone smoothly during the nearly year and a half that gays have been allowed to serve openly. For some same-sex military couples, however, frustrations are mounting.

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Marines Studying Mindfulness-Based Training

Posted: 01/19/2013 - The U.S. Marine Corps is studying how to make its troops even tougher through meditative practices, yoga-type stretching and exercises based on mindfulness.

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Algeria Mulls International Force for Hostages

Updated: 01/17/2013 - An Algerian security official says the government is in talks with the United States and France over whether an international force can help in a standoff with Islamist militants who have taken dozens of foreigners hostage in a natural gas complex deep in the Sahara.

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Ft. Rucker MLK Ceremony

Posted: 01/14/2013 - Fort Rucker is paying tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., this week.

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Obama: U.S. Role in Afghanistan to Shift to Support

Posted: 01/11/2013 - President Barack Obama says the U.S. role in Afghanistan will shift to a support role later this spring and he will soon get recommendations from his top military advisers on U.S. troop drawdowns.

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Judge: No TV Broadcast of Guantanamo 9/11 Trial

Posted: 01/03/2013 - A military judge has denied a request to allow television broadcast coverage of the Guantanamo Bay war crimes tribunal for five men charged in the Sept. 11 attacks.

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Stretching For A Cause

Updated: 01/22/2013 - We are well over a year away from the Paralympics, but athletes from all over the world are preparing now for the event.

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NATO Troops Celebrate New Year's in Afghanistan

Updated: 01/02/2013 - Around 400 NATO troops on Monday (December 31) attended a party at NATO's main headquarters in Kabul and celebrated New Year's Eve away from their families and friends on their mission in Afghanistan.

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Panetta: Afganistan on Path to Self-Governance

Posted: 12/31/2012 - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the Afghan government's announcement of a new step in putting Afghan forces in charge of the nation's security is evidence that the country is on the path to self-governance.

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Iraqi Navy Receives 2 US Vessels

Updated: 12/21/2012 - Iraqi Navy received the first two U.S.-made vessels on Thursday meant to boost it defense capacity and secure the country's largest oil and commercial port of Basra.

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Former Marine Stands Guard Outside School

Posted: 12/19/2012 - A former Marine who has children in a Nashville elementary school says the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut moved him to take some action. As Mark Bellinger reports, a lone sentry is now outside Gower Elementary School...

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Emerald Coast Hospice Hosting Christmas Lunch for Veterans

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Posted: 12/17/2012 - Emerald Coast Hospice, a member of the Gentiva family of home health and hospice companies, will be recognizing, honoring, and celebrating local veterans with a holiday luncheon at the Marianna VA Outpatient Clinic, 4970 Hwy 90. Marianna, FL.

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