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WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story April 3 about President Donald Trump announcing that he wants to use the military to secure the border, The Associated Press reported erroneously the length of the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas. It is roughly 1,250 miles (2,000 kilometers) long, not 800 miles (1,29…

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  • By SARAH EL DEEB and ROBERT BURNS Associated Press
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KOBANI, Syria (AP) — A roadside bomb in northern Syria killed two coalition personnel, an American and a Briton, and wounded five others in a rare attack since the U.S.-led coalition sent troops into the war-torn country, the U.S. and British militaries and a U.S. defense official said Friday.

  • By FRANCIS KOKUTSE and CARLEY PETESCH Associated Press
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ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Rallying behind the slogan of "Ghana First," thousands of people in the West African nation have protested a new defense cooperation deal with the United States, with many in the longtime U.S. ally saying they worry the expanded military presence could attract extremists …

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KILLEEN — A proud Texan, who didn’t have an ounce of malice in his body. A focused enlisted surface warfare specialist, who worked hard and earned himself a promotion ahead of schedule. Petty Officer 2nd Class John Hoagland III was remembered by the people who knew him best at his funeral se…

  • By Sgt. Carolyn Hart 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs
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CAMP HUMPHREYS, Korea — Many soldiers lined up, waiting for their chance to shake hands and get their picture taken with world-famous celebrity chef Robert Irvine at the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team Pittman “Tomahawk” dining facility on Camp Humphreys on Thursday.

  • By Staff Sgt. Leah Kilpatrick 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division
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CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait — One of the most challenging parts of deployment for many soldiers is being away from friends and family. Soldiers and family members alike often lean on others who share a similar experience during long periods apart.

  • Story by Sgt. Carolyn Hart 2ABCT, 1CD Public Affairs
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Capt. Thomas Bugg Stauffer, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, is one of 28 company-grade officers who received the MacArthur Leadership award. The award, which is annually given for calendar-year achievements, is recognition for the embodiment of the ideals that Gen. Dou…

  • By Staff Sgt. Francis O’Brien Camp Arifjan Public Affairs
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CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait — Recent attacks by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria have changed the 21st-century battlespace by employing airborne drones for reconnaissance and attacks.

  • By David A. Bryant Fort Hood Herald
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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.

  • By Lt. Col. Cathy Wilkinson U.S. Army Public Affairs
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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.

  • By Sgt. Brandon Banzhaf 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade Public Affairs
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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.

  • By Jacqueline Dowland and Jacob Brooks Fort Hood Herald
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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.