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  • NBA plans expanded programs with military 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:53 pm
  • NEW YORK - Army graduate Mike Krzyzewski will lead a U.S. national team practice at his alma mater, and the U.S. women will train at the Naval Academy as part of an increased partnership among the NBA, USA Basketball and the Department of Defense.

  • South Dakota native earns Medal of Valor 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:45 pm
  • BISMARCK, North Dakota - A native of Lemmon, South Dakota, has been honored for saving the lives of four soldiers in Afghanistan.

  • Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions - for now 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:29 pm
  • GENEVA - In a surprise accord, Ukraine and Russia agreed Thursday on tentative steps to halt violence and calm tensions along their shared border after more than a month of Cold War-style military posturing triggered by Moscow's annexation of Crimea.

  • US sending nonlethal aid to Ukraine military 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 12:55 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The U.S. will send medical supplies, helmets and other nonlethal aid to the Ukrainian military in response to Russia's "dangerously irresponsible" efforts to destabilize the country, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday.

  • City of Shawnee finalist for military award 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:05 am
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - The city of Shawnee in northeast Kansas has been named one of 30 finalists for an annual award honoring employers for their support of the National Guard and Reserves.

  • US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,177 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:04 pm
  • As of Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at least 2,177 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.

  • Schumer requests NYC parade for returning troops 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 7:04 am
  • NEW YORK - Sen. Charles Schumer is proposing a New York City homecoming parade for troops returned from the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.

  • House passes Ryan budget with big cuts 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 6:25 pm
  • WASHINGTON - House Republicans rallied behind a slashing budget blueprint on Thursday, passing a non-binding but politically imposing measure that promises a balanced federal ledger in 10 years with sweeping budget cuts and termination of health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

  • SC House passes bill to improve military life 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 5:17 pm
  • COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The South Carolina House gave overwhelming approval Thursday to a measure designed to improve life for military men and women and to fend off military base closures as the Pentagon slims its ranks.

  • Dad: Son overcame physical hurdles to join Marines 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 4:52 pm
  • EL PASO, Texas - The Marine shot this week at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, had to overcome physical hurdles to join his twin brother and another sibling in the Marine Corps.

  • Black lawmakers appeal to DoD over hairstyle ban 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 4:30 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Black female lawmakers are urging Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to reconsider revised Army regulations that ban hairstyles frequently worn by minority women in the military.

  • Chairman satisfied with military on Benghazi 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 1:58 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The GOP chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said Thursday he is satisfied with how the military responded to the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.

  • Call of cyber duty: Military academies take on NSA 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 11:58 am
  • WEST POINT, New York - If Douglas MacArthur or Ulysses S. Grant went to the U.S. Military Academy today, they might be testing their defensive skills hunched in front of a computer screen.

  • Hagel seeks to increase ties with Mongolia 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 7:47 am
  • ULAN BATOR, Mongolia - After days of high-profile, pressure-filled meetings, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel got to horse around a bit during a short stop in Mongolia on Thursday.

  • Pence renews talks over Posey Co. fertilizer plant 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 7:22 pm
  • INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana economic development officials have renewed talks with developers who want to build a fertilizer plant in southwestern Indiana, one year after the state withdrew its support for the project over national security concerns.

  • US will cut deployed nuke missile force by 50 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 6:26 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The U.S. will keep its current force of 450 land-based nuclear missiles but remove 50 from their launch silos as part of a plan to bring the U.S. into compliance with a 2011 U.S.-Russia arms control treaty, the Pentagon said Tuesday.

  • Hagel, Chang air differences over disputed islands 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 1:34 am
  • BEIJING - The defense chiefs of China and the U.S. faced off Tuesday over Beijing's escalating territorial disputes in the region, as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, wagging his finger, said China doesn't have the right to unilaterally establish an air defense zone over disputed islands with no consultation.

  • Another jet-search unknown: How much it's costing 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 6:35 am
  • BANGKOK - It's not a question most governments involved in the hunt for the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 care to answer: How much has the far-flung, month-long search cost?

  • Ohio burial for ex-defense secretary Schlesinger 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 9:55 pm
  • SPRINGFIELD, Ohio - Former U.S. Department of Defense Secretary James Schlesinger is being buried this weekend next to his late wife in the Ohio city where she was from.

  • No clear security fixes for Fort Hood violence 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 6:31 pm
  • DALLAS - After three mass shootings at military bases in the U.S. over the last five years, security experts say the sad truth is that there is probably no practical way of preventing members of the armed forces or civilian employees from carrying guns onto big installations like Fort Hood.

  • Ohio newspaper sues as staffers detained at plant 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 5:31 pm
  • TOLEDO, Ohio - An Ohio newspaper has filed a federal lawsuit against the government after a reporter and a photographer were detained and had cameras confiscated at a tank plant.

  • Many returning military vets bound for college 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 11:40 am
  • COLUMBIA, South Carolina - After five years in the Marines, including a tour in Afghanistan in which he saw buddies die in combat, Andrew Kispert found going back to college as a new veteran one of his biggest challenges yet. For starters, there was the strangeness of resuming civilian life.

  • Asia leaders look to bolster unity, coordination 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 11:08 pm
  • HONOLULU - Southeast Asian defense leaders pointed to Russia's recent annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula as one example of why the Pacific nations must be more unified in the face of territorial disputes, U.S. officials said Thursday at the close of a three-day meeting.

  • Hagel: Too soon to draw conclusions from shooting 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 7:52 pm
  • HONOLULU - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says it's too soon to draw any broad conclusions about safety at U.S. military bases after the deadly shootings at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Cambodia repatriates 3 possible US MIA remains 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 9:28 am
  • PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - A ceremony was held in Cambodia on Wednesday to repatriate what are believed to be the remains of three American servicemen who went missing in action more than 40 years ago during the Vietnam War.