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Navy Unmanned Vehicle

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Navy Unmanned Vehicle

Today´s Top News 21 July 2010

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Secretary Gates said Wednesday's tour of the DMZ is a message to North Korea. Also, servicemembers are asked to complete a "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" survey.

Carrier Arrives in ROK

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The aircraft carrier USS George Washington arrived in the Republic of Korea Wednesday to take part in the joint exercise "Invincible Spirit".

Iraqi Forces Doing Well

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General Ray Odierno says he is pleased with the performance of the Iraqi security forces.

Gates in the ROK

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Defense Secretary Robert Gates, along with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, made an historic trip Wednesday to the demilitarized zone separating the Republic of Korea from North Korea.

Alliance with the ROK

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Defense Secretary Gates and Secretary of State Clinton spoke about the U.S. - Republic of Korea alliance while visiting Seoul, South Korea.

Mullen at Camp Red Cloud

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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Admiral Mike Mullen visited troops at Camp Red Cloud in the Republic of Korea Wednesday where he answered questions at a town hall.

Unmanned Aircraft

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The Illinois Army National Guard recently trained on the ''Shadow 200 Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle'' which will be used during natural disasters.

START Hearing

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General Kevin Chilton told lawmakers Tuesday America's nuclear arsenal is both safe and effective.

Gates at DMZ

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Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited U.S. troops stationed at the Korean demilitarized zone Wednesday.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Today´s Top News 20 July 2010

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U.S. and Republic of Korea troops train together, and the Military Spouse Career Advancement Account is being revised for military spouses.

Obama Nominates Clapper

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The Senate Intelligence Committee considers retired Lieutenant General James Clapper to be the nation's 4th Director of National Intelligence.

My CAA

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The defense department is rolling out a revised version of a popular career program for spouses, called ''MyCAA''.

Gates in ROK

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The U.S. and the Republic of Korea will begin a series of joint military exercises this weekend.

USS Iwo Jima

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USS Iwo Jima began a 4-month ''Continuing Promise 2010'' mission to 7 Latin American and Caribbean nations.

Visiting ROK and N. Korea

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Defense Secretary Gates and Secretary of State Clinton will visit the demilitarized zone dividing the Republic of Korea and North Korea on Wednesday.

End of An Era

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The Air Force is deactivating the 71st Fighter Squadron, part of a service-wide restructuring plan.

Clinton Arrives in Kabul

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday for talks with Afghan President Hamid Karzai ahead of an international aid conference.

Military Exercises

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Defense Secretary Robert Gates and the defense minister of the Republic of Korea announced the two nations will begin a series of military exercises this Sunday.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Today´s Top News 19 July 2010

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The National Guard is sending 1200 troops to the U.S. border with Mexico and Defense Secretary Robert Gates is meeting with top officials in the Republic of Korea.

Oil Spill Update

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Changing wind patterns are moving oil toward the Mississippi Delta, so cleanup efforts are moving there as well.

Guard to the Border

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Twelve hundred National Guard troops will begin heading for the U.S. border with Mexico next month.

Kabul Suicide Attack

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Several Afghan civilians were killed and others were injured in a suicide attack Sunday in Kabul.

Fort Jackson Turns 93

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Soldiers and family members celebrate the 93rd birthday of Fort Jackson, NC.

Gates in South Korea

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Defense Secretary Robert Gates arrived in the Republic of Korea Monday for meetings with top ROK officials.

Oil Cleanup Continues

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Pentagon officials say they're providing ongoing support to contain the Gulf of Mexico oil leak and clean up the spill.

Coast Guard Rescues 8

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The Coast Guard rescues 8 fishermen in North Carolina. They were able to activate their emergency locator, radio distress calls, and shoot flares which aided in their rescue.

Cambodia Exercises

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Nearly 700 troops took part in joint military exercises in Cambodia on Saturday.

Kabul Aid Conference

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NATO and Afghan forces are stepping up security in the Afghan capital of Kabul ahead of an international conference scheduled to begin on Tuesday.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Today´s Top News 16 July 2010

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For now, the oil leak into the Gulf of Mexico has been stopped, and some servicemembers are bringing mementos in their carry-on luggage that create issues at the airport.

Imprisoning Corrupt Afghans

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Military officials say the Afghan people are increasingly standing up to corrupt countrymen and are sending them to prison.

New Crops in Afghanistan

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Farmers in Kapisa Province, Afghanistan, are experimenting with new crops, like watermelon, peas and squash.

Airline Security Issues

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Some servicemembers are packing mementos in their luggage that are creating security issues at airports, like inert grenades and used M-60 fuse igniters.

Enrolling Kindergarteners

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Enrolling kindergarteners in DoD schools is easier with a little preparation. Visit www.dodea.edu for information.

Army Technology

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Army Vice Chief of Staff, GEN Peter Chiarelli says keeping up with changing technology is something the Army needs to focus on in the future.

Troops Return to TN

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Troops from the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment returned from Iraq to Rockwood, TN, and were greeted by friends and family with a warm welcome.

Oil Cleanup

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Coast Guardsmen team up with the Army National Guard for oil spotting missions in the Gulf. They're working to contain the oil before it hits shore.

BP Caps Oil Well

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BP has put a new, temporary cap on the ruptured oil well. Oil has stopped flowing into the Gulf of Mexico for first time in nearly three months.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Today´s Top News 15 July 2010

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A U.S. commander in Afghanistan predicts rapid progress in the Helmand River Valley, and U.S. forces in Iraq hand over Camp Cropper to the Iraqi government.

Our Afghan Partners

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The commander of Regional Command Southwest says our work in Helmand Province is aligned with our Afghan partners.

MajGen Mills Briefing

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A U.S. commander in Afghanistan says he expects progress in the Central Helmand River Valley to expand rapidly in the months ahead.

Art Therapy

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The Department of Veterans Affairs has been exploring new ways to help patients heal - especially those dealing with the invisible scars of war.

Operation Purple Camp

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Military kids gather at a camp tailored to children of deployed or recently deployed servicemembers.

Camp Cropper Transfer

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U.S. forces in Iraq have transferred control of the Camp Cropper prison facility back to the Iraqi government.

Free Bridal Gowns

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A bridal shop in suburban Chicago is giving away free wedding gowns to women marrying troops who have been deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan.

First "2 plus 2" Meeting

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Defense Secretary Gates and Secretary of State Clinton meet with top ROK officals in Seoul, South Korea.

Military Suicides

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The growing problem of suicide in the military got attention on Capitol Hill Wednesday.

Morrell on Defense Budget

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Defense officials say some Army and Marine Corps accounts could run out of money next month without passage of a supplemental funding bill by Congress.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Today's Top News 14 July 2010

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Five ISAF members died following IED and small arms attacks, and General Petraeus is proposing Afghanistan turn to local community policing.

Security for Afghanistan

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General David Petraeus is proposing Afghanistan turn to local community police forces - not militias - to secure the streets.

Morrell Briefing

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Defense Department officials say upcoming military exercises between the U.S. and the Republic of Korea in the Yellow Sea are being criticized by China.

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