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Oct 29, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Oct 29, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from The Hill: Defense Secretary Hagel is considering a 21-day "quarantine-like" policy for all troops returning from West Africa, the Pentagon said Tuesday. The proposal was recommended to Hagel on Tuesday by the Joint Chiefs of Staff — which consists of its chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey and the chiefs of staff of the Army, ...

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Oct 28, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Excerpted from The Hill: President Obama's explanation on why troops coming back from West Africa should be quarantined but not civilian health care workers is drawing fire from military spouses. In a response he gave during a Tuesday press briefing, the president suggested a 21-day quarantine ordered by the Army was appropriate for soldiers ...

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Oct 28, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Excerpted from The Hill: The Army's decision to quarantine soldiers returning from West Africa is related to logistical concerns, meaning that the same protocols would not be appropriate for civilian doctors traveling back to the United States from the region, the White House said Tuesday. "The science would not back that up," press secretary Josh Earnest ...

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Oct 28, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via ARMY TIMES: About 200 soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division headquarters will deploy to Afghanistan in November, officials announced Tuesday. Once deployed, the soldiers from Fort Stewart, Georgia, will assume their role as the U.S. Forces Afghanistan National Security Element. The deployment will include a supporting element in Qatar and a liaison in Kuwait, according to ...

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Oct 28, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Oct 28, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Soldiers load the coffin into a hearse during the funeral procession for Cpl. Nathan Cirillo in Hamilton, Ontario October 28, 2014. CREDIT: REUTERS/MARK BLINCH (Reuters) - Thousands of mourners packed a church and lined the streets outside it in industrial Hamilton, Ontario, on Tuesday for the funeral of the soldier shot dead in last week’s attack ...

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Oct 26, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Camp Leatherneck , the Corps' last remaining base in Afghanistan, was transferred to the Afghan National Army on Sunday. (Cpl. Meredith Brown / Marine Corps) Via Military Times: Marines in Afghanistan handed over the Corps’ last remaining base there to Afghan National Army troops Sunday, marking the official end of the service’s primary work in support of ...

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Oct 26, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via USA TODAY: As more U.S. troops head to West Africa, the Pentagon is developing portable isolation units that can carry up to 12 Ebola patients for transport on military planes. The Pentagon says it does not expect it will need the units for 3,000 U.S. troops heading to the region to combat the virus because military ...

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Oct 25, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: The Department of Veterans Affairs is promoting an administrator who advised against publicly disclosing a deadly Legionnaires' outbreak at its Pittsburgh hospital system, the agency told Congress. David Cord, deputy director of VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System since June 2012, will become director of the Erie VA Medical Center within 60 days, the VA informed ...

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Oct 24, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Oct 23, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Gallagher was in Mogadishu, Somalia, in 1993 and in Baghdad for the U.S. invasion in 2003. When he retired, he worked to serve soldiers. He died on Oct. 13 at age 52. (3rd Infantry Division/Facebook) Via ARMY TIMES: A decorated soldier who participated in major military actions spanning three decades and spent the ...

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Oct 23, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Oct 23, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

GREENFIELD, Ind. - A Korean war veteran in Greenfield says his flagpole stands for freedom. His homeowners association says the flagpole breaks the rules. The dispute stems from American and Missing In Action flags in Robert and Judy Willits' front yard. The couple moved to the Fieldstone neighborhood last Christmas. This summer they installed the flagpole. "It means a ...

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Oct 22, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via Herald News: After two attacks on uniformed soldiers this week in other provinces, Atlantic military personnel were ordered to avoid appearing in public in uniform. Emailed instructions were sent on behalf of Rear Admiral John Newton about an hour after a soldier was shot at the War Memorial in downtown Ottawa at about 11 a.m. Atlantic ...

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Oct 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via THE BLAZE: Boston Red Sox player David Ortiz stunned a group of military members while giving them a surprise tour of Fenway park recently. The two veterans and active servicewoman were taking a tour of the iconic ballpark when Ortiz decided to suddenly show up and make it even more special. “You guys are defenders,” Ortiz told ...

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Oct 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

EAST GRAND FORKS, MN -- We've all heard that dog is man's best friend and that's certainly how an East Grand Forks man who's also a disabled veteran sees it. But, he and his family have been told by their landlord to be out in three days, because of a doctor-approved nine-week-old assistance dog. Phoenix, ...

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Oct 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — A North Carolina soldier surprised his daughter at a pumpkin patch earlier this month — and she “couldn’t contain the tears.” Meg Kaplan, of North Carolina, shot video of her soldier husband, Levi Kaplan, surprising their daughter at a pumpkin patch. “My husband had been in Afghanistan for 10 months, and our daughter had ...

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Oct 20, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Oct 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Fox/AP: The U.S. military said late Sunday that it had dropped weapons, ammunition, and medical supplies to Kurdish forces battling to hold the Syrian border town of Kobani against Islamic State militants. The airdrops were the first of their kind and followed weeks of U.S. and coalition airstrikes in and near Kobani. Earlier Sunday, U.S. ...

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Oct 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Excerpted from Breitbart: If any American soldiers in Liberia contract the deadly Ebola virus, they will be quarantined, stabilized, and evacuated to a medical facility for treatment, said the Ebola mission commander, adding that the U.S. military hospitals that will admit potentially infected troops have not yet been identified. “If, God forbid, one of these soldiers, ...

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Oct 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Commander of U.S. Africa Command General David M. Rodriguez conducts a press briefing about the Department of Defense response to Ebola at the Pentagon Wednesday. Credit: Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz Excerpted from Nashville Public Radio: Troops from the 101st Airborne Division leading the military response to Ebola in West Africa will only need gloves and masks ...

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Oct 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via Brian Kolfage/THE BLAZE: This is the first report instance of a direct threat at a serviceman’s home A friend of mine, who happens to be prior Air Force Security Forces, who then took the plunge into the Army, received two death threats at his residence outside of Miami in Palm Beach County, from a suspected Islamic ...

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Oct 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via DC CLOTHESLINE: Exclusive: Former flight surgeon had been working with Ft. Detrick to develop treatment A doctor claims that he developed a successful drug to combat Ebola with the U.S. Army at Ft. Detrick Maryland but that the research was inexplicably shut down two weeks before the first outbreak of the virus in West Africa. Richard C. ...

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Oct 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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