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MOAA discusses state of military

KILLEEN — This month’s meeting of the Central Texas chapter of the Military Officers Association of America featured retired Army Maj. Gen. Anthony Cucolo as the guest speaker.

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WASHINGTON — Although quite different from the torture-like secret interrogations of detainees that followed the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, there are parallels in how President Dwight D. Eisenhower handled the secret U-2 program started in 1956 to spy on the Soviet Union and other countries.

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Soldiers learn how to search for family history
Posted: January 14, 2015

For some soldiers in transition, discovering links to their past has become a new hobby through Operation Ancestor Search.

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Monday 01/12/2015
Webinar educates military spouses on career, education opportunities
Posted: January 12, 2015

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Wednesday 01/07/2015
Soldier finds release through projects at home
Posted: January 07, 2015

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WASHINGTON — The founder of Blackwater, once the world’s most notorious security contracting firm, seemed stumped by his interrogator’s question.

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Washington rebuilds surplus copters to fight fires
Posted: January 07, 2015

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CTC named a top school in Military Advanced Education’s 2015 guide
Posted: January 07, 2015

Military Advanced Education awarded Central Texas College the designation of a top school in its 2015 Guide to Colleges and Universities, measuring best practices in military and veteran education. The guide was released in the December issue of Military Advanced Education and is available at www.mae-kmi.com.

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Army biodefense lab mishaps potentially exposed Md. workers
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FREDERICK, Md. — Two accidents at the Army’s flagship biodefense laboratory potentially exposed nine workers to harmful biological agents in the last two years, according to occupational hazard reports.

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