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BEIRUT (AP) — The United States struck an al-Qaida gathering in northern Syria, killing dozens of militants, U.S. officials said Friday. They said they found no basis for reports that civilians were killed.

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Drones pose a real security problem for law enforcement. They are relatively small and easy to hide, can quickly be deployed, allow for surveillance, and can carry a payload. And once in the air, how do you quickly take them down?

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Members of the “Greywolf” Brigade’s 2nd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment are taking the fight to the Islamic State to help their Iraqi allies reclaim the city of Mosul, Iraq.

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Bob Casey, D-Penn., on Thursday introduced the Servicemember Retirement Improvement Act, a bipartisan legislation which will allow members of the National Guard and military reserves to take full advantage of federal retirement benefits.

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BEIJING (AP) — China's announcement of a 7 percent rise in military spending for the year came shortly after President Donald Trump called for a 10 percent increase in America's defense budget, prompting renewed scrutiny of how the two countries' capabilities compare.

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A U.S. Navy crewman prepares a F18 fighter jet on the deck of the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) prior to a patrol off the disputed South China Sea Friday, March 3, 2017. The US military took journalists Friday to the carrier on routine patrol off the disputed South Chin…

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A U.S. Navy F18 fighter jet lands on the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) following a routine patrol off the disputed South China Sea Friday, March 3, 2017. The US military took journalists Friday to the carrier on routine patrol off the disputed South China Sea, sending a…

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A U.S. Navy F18 fighter jet lands on the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) following a patrol off the disputed South China Sea Friday, March 3, 2017. The US military took journalists Friday to a mammoth aircraft carrier on routine patrol off the disputed South China Sea, se…

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Seeking to tamp down growing unease in Latin America, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly pledged Thursday that the United States won't enlist its military to enforce immigration laws and that there will be "no mass deportations."

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WASHINGTON — Upholding the Constitution of the United States can require sacrifices that may be understood only by those who have sworn an oath to defend it, said the Army’s top uniformed leader during a ceremony Dec. 18 on Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan.

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SOUTHWEST ASIA — The 69th Air Defense Artillery “Top Notch” Brigade hosted its second Patriot Open House as part of a continued effort to raise awareness of air defense operations Dec. 2 in the U.S. Army Central’s area of responsibility.

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — For 60 years, North American Aerospace Defense Command, otherwise known as NORAD, and its predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) have tracked Santa’s flight.

  • By Gloria Montgomery Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center Public Affairs
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There is one thing Judenia Wilson hates about her job at the Harker Heights Medical Home: sticking babies. It breaks her heart, but it also is part of her job.

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Duke’s, maker of freshly-crafted, made-from-scratch smoked meats and BIGS, maker of premium seed snacks, visited Fort Hood on Nov. 17 as part of its military appreciation tour to express thanks for U.S. service men and women during the Thanksgiving holiday.

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COPPERAS COVE — Camaraderie and fellowship were words of the day on Friday as more than 150 members of local veterans organizations gathered at the Copperas Cove Civic Center for the third annual Area Veterans Advisory Committee (AVAC) veterans dinner and dance social.

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Big changes are on the horizon as the United States welcomes a new commander in chief with big plans for the growth of the military, and that may mean an increase of soldiers stationed at Fort Hood, according to retired generals who live in the Killeen area.

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III Corps and Fort Hood commander Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland discussed his recent command post in the Middle East and the current status of the Army during a Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce’s Military Relations Council luncheon Friday at Grace Christian Center in Killeen.

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Fort Hood and the Texas Department of Public Safety are releasing few details on how a motorist was able to disregard “all gate security” at Fort Hood’s Clear Creek gate Tuesday as he fled from a state trooper.

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GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The 173rd Airborne Brigade hosted Expert Infantry Badge training and evaluation at the 7th Army Training Command’s Grafenwoehr Training Area from Oct. 17-27.

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Soldiers with Fort Hood’s 504th Military Intelligence Brigade completed a significant challenge recently after completing their culminating training exercise since transitioning to an Expeditionary Military Intelligence Brigade last fall.

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More than 40 wounded,ill or injured soldiers and veterans from Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado and Washington were at Fort Hood last week to compete in Regional Medical Command Central’s regional trials.

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FORT HOOD — The post’s Retirement Services opened up the doors for retired soldiers and their families Saturday with a free breakfast and activities at Club Hood.

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FORT HOOD — Col. John DiGiambattista and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Coffey, the command team for 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, officially unfurled the “Ironhorse” colors Friday to signify the unit’s return during a homecoming ceremony on 1st Cavalry Division’s Cooper Field.

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WASHINGTON — The Army says the death of a two-star general on a military base in Alabama has been ruled a suicide.

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FORT HOOD — The U.S. Army has seen many changes over the past three decades. From ensuring equal opportunities for all to opening all combat jobs to females, today’s millennial and yesterday’s Gen-X soldiers have a vastly different view of how the Army should work.

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CAMP CASEY, South Korea — A Fort Hood brigade on Thursday officially turned over its duties of helping protect South Korea — a mission the 4,100 troops in the brigade have been performing for the last nine months.

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FORT HOOD — As the first sergeant called the names of soldiers at the Spirit of Fort Hood Chapel on Wednesday, each soldier replied with, “Here, first sergeant.”

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