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  1. Iraqi municipal government workers clean up debris following a car bomb explosion in central Baghdad's busy commercial Karradah neighborhood, Iraq, on Saturday. The car bomb exploded after nightfall Friday, near a cafe, killed and wounded tens of people, Iraqi officials said. Khalid Mohammed / AP

    Iraq lawmakers approve interior, defense ministers

    Iraqi lawmakers approved Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's remaining Cabinet nominees on Saturday, including for the critical defense and interior portfolios, completing the formation of a government that will strive to push the Islamic State extremist gro

    • Oct. 18, 2014
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    This undated file photo provided on July 14, 2010, by the Pentagon shows Pfc. Philip W. Ackley's Korean War dog tag. The tag, which was found in North Korea's Unsan battlefield area where Ackley is believed to have been lost, was handed over to the U.S. by North Korean at the Panmunjom truce village in January 2010. The Associated Press

    Report faults Pentagon efforts to find MIAs

    The Pentagon's effort to find missing servicemembers from past wars is wracked with inefficiencies, lacks a clear mission and fails to differentiate remains that can be recovered from those lost forever, an inspector general's report charged Friday.

    • Oct. 18, 2014
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    DoD seeks to clarify policies on nonprofit groups

    The Defense Department is taking a new look at the barriers that complicate efforts by nonprofit groups to help service members and their families at some installations.

    • Oct. 18, 2014
  2. The 2014 graduates of ICE's Human Exploitation Rescue Operative Corps. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

    Former special operations troops take up battle against online child predators

    Military members who can no longer fight the wars overseas are battling a new enemy at home: the murky online spaces where sexual predators prey on children.

    • Oct. 17, 2014
  3. Protesters shout slogans at a rally Friday at the U.S. Embassy in Manila to reiterate their demand that a U.S. Marine who is a suspect in the death of a Filipino transgender be brought into Filipino custody. The Philippine government served a subpoena Friday for the Marine accused of the killing. Bullit Marquez / AP

    Philippines subpoenas Marine murder suspect

    The Philippine government served a subpoena Friday for a U.S. Marine accused of killing a transgender Filipino in an emotional case expected to test the country's military ties with the United States.

    • Oct. 17, 2014
  4. Members of the Arlington County Fire Department stage operations supporting the HazMat team at the Pentagon South Parking lot area on Oct. 17. Paul J. Richards / AFP via Getty Images

    Ebola concern sparks commotion at Pentagon

    In yet another indication of the rapidly rising anxiety over Ebola, a new scare erupted at the Pentagon on Friday morning after a woman on a tour bus in the building's parking lot who said she had recently traveled from Africa vomited, defense officials s

    • Oct. 17, 2014
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    Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. became the 36th Commandant of the Marine Corps Friday during the Passing of Command ceremony in which he took command of the Marine Corps from Gen. James Amos at the Marine Corps Barracks at 8th & I in Washington, D.C. Rob Curtis/Staff

    Dunford takes command of the Corps, issues first order to Marines

    The 36th commandant's first order to the Marine Corps as he took command was a simple one: Continue to march.

    • Oct. 17, 2014
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    Officials: Woman at Pentagon doesn't have Ebola

    WASHINGTON Virginia public health authorities say the woman who became ill in the Pentagon parking lot, setting off an Ebola scare, does not have the virus.

    • Oct. 17, 2014
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    Hagel seeks info on Iraq chemical weapons exposure

    A defense official says Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has asked his military chiefs and service-branch secretaries to look into questions about the medical care and treatment of about 20 service members who were exposed to chemical weapons during the Iraq

    • Oct. 17, 2014
  5. Progress on car shipments difficult to measure, verify

    A backlog of personal vehicle shipments in U.S. Customs has been 'significantly reduced and is very near to normal clearance timelines,' according to the new contractor responsible for shipping troops' cars on reassignment moves to and from overseas.

    • Oct. 17, 2014
  6. This undated image posted on Aug. 27 by the Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State group, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows a fighter of the Islamic State group waving their flag from inside a captured government fighter jet following the battle for the Tabqa air base, in Raqqa, Syria. The Associated Press

    Report: Former Iraqi pilots train IS fighters on MiGs

    The Islamic State group is test flying, with the help of former Iraqi air force pilots, several fighter jets captured earlier from air bases belonging to the Syrian military, a Syrian activist group said Friday.

    • Oct. 17, 2014
  7. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Tom Frieden testifies Thursday on Capitol Hill in Washington. Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP

    White House rejects calls for Ebola travel ban

    Warning that Americans are losing faith in their government's ability to stop Ebola, Republican lawmakers on Thursday pressed for a ban on travel to the U.S. from the West African outbreak zone.

    • Oct. 17, 2014
  8. In this image shot Thursday from a hilltop in Mursitpinar on the outskirts of Suruc at the Turkey-Syria border, a partial view of Kobani, Syria. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic State group since mid-September and is being defended by Kurdish fighters. Lefteris Pitarakis / AP

    Kobani key to U.S. strategy against Islamic State

    Dusty and remote, the Syrian city of Kobani has become an unlikely spoil in the war against Islamic State militants — and far more of a strategic prize than the United States wants to admit.

    • Oct. 17, 2014
  9. New York man charged with impersonating Marine

    A New York man who authorities say wore a Marine uniform to a county fair faces impersonation charges in two towns.

    • Oct. 17, 2014
  10. An image grab taken from an Oct. 10 video allegedly shows Islamic State group fighters firing from an armed vehicle on the outskirts of Kobani, on the Syria-Turkey border. Kurdish fighters are sharing information with the U.S.-led coalition to coordinate strikes against IS militants, a Kurdish official said Friday. AFP via Getty Images

    Kurds sharing intel with U.S. for Syria strikes

    Kurdish fighters are sharing information with the U.S.-led coalition to coordinate strikes against Islamic State militants in the Syrian border town of Kobani, a Kurdish official said Friday.

    • Oct. 17, 2014
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    Biden

    VP Biden's son leaves Navy after drug test

    Hunter Biden, the youngest son of Vice President Joe Biden, has been kicked out of the military after testing positive for cocaine, two people familiar with the matter said Oct. 16.

    • Oct. 16, 2014
  11. White House press secretary Josh Earnest speaks during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday. Earnest responded to questions regarding the government's response to the Ebola outbreak. Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP

    Obama calls up reserves to deal with Ebola in Africa

    President Obama has issued an executive order calling up ready reserve troops to combat the Ebola crisis in Africa.

    • Oct. 16, 2014
  12.  Navy

    Eating disorders fairly rare among troops, study finds

    A new study finds that eating disorder diagnoses in the U.S. military remain somewhat rare, but perhaps not surprisingly, female troops are 20 times more likely to have such issues than males.

    • Oct. 16, 2014
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    Gen. Joseph Dunford will become the 36th commandant of the Marine Corps on Friday. Dunford will replace Gen. Jim Amos, the Marine Corps' first aviator commandant. Ahmad Jamshid/The Associated Press

    Dunford to take command of the Marine Corps Friday

    Gen. Joe Dunford will become the 36th commandant of the Marine Corps on Friday during a formal ceremony held at Marine Barracks Washington.

    • Oct. 16, 2014
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    Marines carry the remains of Lance Cpl. Greg Buckley Jr., one of three Marines killed by an Afghan teenager in August 2012. Buckley's family is suing the Corps, alleging it has illegally withheld information about the insider attack responsible for the Marines' death. Roland Balik/Air Force

    Fallen Marine's family sues Corps over insider attack secrecy

    A Gold Star family is suing the Marine Corps and other Defense Department agencies, alleging a coordinated, illegal effort to suppress details about the insider attack that claimed three Marines' lives in Afghanistan.

    • Oct. 16, 2014
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    Hazmat workers prepare to enter the apartment at The Village Bend East complex where a second healthcare worker who has tested positive for the Ebola virus resides, on Thursday in Dallas, Texas. Nurse Amber Vinson joins Nina Pham as health workers who have contracted the Ebola virus at Texas Heath Presbyterian Hospital while treating patient Thomas Eric Duncan, who has since died. Mike Stone / Getty Images

    Marine under voluntary Ebola quarantine

    An active-duty Marine has gone under voluntary quarantine and is watching for possible Ebola symptoms after learning he was on a flight with a nurse who is undergoing treatment for Ebola, a Marine Forces Reserve spokesman said Thursday.

    • Oct. 16, 2014
  13. An MQ-1B Predator from the 414th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron is shown on the flightline at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, in February 2012. Turkey has reportedly agreed to allow U.S. drone flights from Incirlik. Senior Airman Anthony Sanchelli / Air Force

    Report: Turkey approves U.S. drone flights to monitor Islamic State

    Air Force drones in Turkey have reportedly received the OK to join the fight against the Islamic State.

    • Oct. 16, 2014
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    Three U.S. Navy ships have been cleared to leave Subic Bay in the Philippines, but the amphibious assault ship Peleliu will remain in port as local authorities continue to investigate whether Marine Pfc. Joseph Pemberton killed a transgender woman, according to Marine Corps Forces, Pacific. MC2 Michael Russell / Navy

    3 Navy ships depart Philippines, Peleliu remains as murder investigation continues

    Three US Navy ships have been cleared to leave Subic Bay in the Philippines, but the amphibious assault ship Peleliu will remain in port as local authorities continue to investigate whether a Marine killed a transgender woman, according to Marine Corps Forces, Pacific.

    • Oct. 16, 2014
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    Travis Mills lost portions of both arms and legs to an IED in Afghanistan. WCSH

    Tears from quad-amputee as he sees his new 'smart home'

    After losing both his arms and legs in an IED attack in Afghanistan, this war veteran is being given the gift of a lifetime with a specially made house that accommodates his needs.

    • Oct. 16, 2014
  14. CrossFit vs. unit PT | Troops will do the training plans in what's likely the biggest CrossFit study ever

    Which is better at building at hard bodies: CrossFit or standard Army physical training?

    • Oct. 16, 2014

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