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McKeon Honored with Prestigious Dwight D. Eisenhower Award

Posted June 1, 2012 by

Congressman Howard P. “Buck” McKeon, R-Calif., Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, accepted the prestigious Eisenhower Award May 30. Given by the National Defense Industrial Association, the award recognizes leaders…

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News Briefs – August 27, 2012

Posted August 27, 2012 by

Ryan speaks out against military cuts   Republican Paul Ryan says Mitt Romney will prevent planned cuts to the U.S. military if elected president. The GOP vice presidential hopeful spoke to supporters Aug. 23 in Fayetteville, N.C., home to the Fort Bragg Army base and a large number of military families. Ryan warned of the…

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Judge won’t block discharge effort against Marine

Posted April 16, 2012 by by Julie Watson

SAN DIEGO (AP) _ A federal judge denied a request Friday to block military discharge proceedings against a Camp Pendleton Marine who called President Barack Obama an enemy on Facebook. U.S. District Judge Marilyn Huff ruled the military has the right to respond to Sgt. Gary Stein’s online comments in a case that has called…

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Soldier killed, two wounded in Fort Bragg shooting

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A soldier is dead and two others are wounded following a shooting incident here June 28. During a 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade unit safety briefing, a soldier shot another member of the unit and then turned the weapon on himself. The shooter was injured and is in custody. A third soldier who was in the…

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Veterans’ gun rights sticky issue in defense bill

Posted December 5, 2012 by Kevin Freking

Should veterans deemed too mentally incompetent to handle their own financial affairs be prevented from buying a gun? The issue, for a time last week, threatened to become the biggest sticking point in a $631 billion defense bill for reshaping a military that is disengaging from a decade of warfare. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., sought…

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