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Officials: Army Suicides At 3-Decade High

Updated: 01/29/2009 - At least 128 soldiers killed themselves in 2008. But the Army said the final count is likely to be considerably higher because 15 more suspicious deaths are still being investigated and could also turn out to be self-inflicted.

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Army Orders Recall Of Body Armor

Posted: 01/28/2009 - Army Secretary Pete Geren has ordered the recall of more than 16,000 sets of body armor following an audit that concluded the bullet-blocking plates in the vests failed testing and may not provide soldiers with adequate protection.

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VA Agrees To Settle For $20M For Data Theft

Posted: 01/27/2009 - The Veterans Affairs Department has agreed to pay up to $20 million to veterans for exposing them to possible identity theft in 2006 after losing their sensitive personal information.

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Gates Backs Army Commitment On Pinon Canyon Land

Posted: 01/27/2009 - Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he'll support any commitment the Army has made not to condemn private land for the expansion of the Pinon Canyon maneuver site in southeastern Colorado.

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Ft. Carson Soldiers Return On Inauguration Day

Updated: 01/20/2009 - Tuesday was a day of celebration, not only for the masses in Washington D.C. but here at home for hundreds in Colorado Springs. 207 Ft. Carson soldiers have returned after 15 long months in Iraq.

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Defense: Prosecutors Want To Pause Gitmo Trials

Posted: 01/20/2009 - Guantanamo prosecutors reportedly want to put the war crimes trials on hold while the future of the widely criticized tribunals remains in doubt. That's according to military defense lawyers.

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AFA Praises Graduate For Heroic Piloting During Crash

Updated: 01/16/2009 - As the evacuation was taking place, media reports say Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger walked up and down the passenger cabin twice to make sure everyone else had safely evacuated before he exited the aircraft.

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UN to Obama: Don't Change Afghan Strategy

Posted: 01/16/2009 - Kai Eide says the incoming U.S. administration "has a unique opportunity to gather strength" and energy toward building the Afghan security forces and propping up the country's economy.

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Govt. To Pay For Veteran Suicide

Posted: 01/15/2009 - Jeffrey Lucey, a 23-year-old former Marine corporal, hanged himself in his parents' home in 2004, two weeks after the Northampton Veterans Medical Center in Leeds, Mass., released him.

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Pentagon Readies 16-Month Iraq Withdrawal Plan

Posted: 01/15/2009 - Pentagon officials say they are readying plans for a pullout of U.S. troops from Iraq, including a move to do it within the 16-month time frame promised by President-elect Barack Obama.

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Airman Found Dead In Home Identified

Posted: 01/14/2009 - An Airman found dead in his home Monday at Peterson Air Force Base has been identified. He was assigned to Schriever Air Force Base.

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Reports Released On Army's Pinon Canyon Expansion

Updated: 01/13/2009 - A study by the investigative arm of Congress cites the Army's lack of communication with local residents for allowing rumors to spread as opposition increased over the planned expansion of the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site in southeastern Colorado.

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