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  • British surveillance drones to fly over Syria

    Yesterday

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's defense ministry says Royal Air Force drones will fly intelligence-gathering missions over Syria, in a broadening of U.K. operations against the Islamic State group beyond Iraq. Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said Tuesday that British Reaper drones and Rivet...

  • 27 apply for adjutant general job in Alaska

    Yesterday

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A selection team will forward for Gov. Sean Parnell's consideration finalists from among 27 applicants to serve as adjutant general of the Alaska National Guard. The team, appointed by Parnell, includes Maj. Gen. Michael McGuire, adjutant general for Arizona;...

  • Pentagon orders Peterson team to prep for domestic Ebola fight

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    U.S. Northern Command leaders worked Monday to assemble a team of military Ebola experts who will be on standby if civilian authorities need assistance with an outbreak. The Peterson Air Force Base Command was ordered by the Pentagon to come up with a 30-member Ebola fighting team...

  • Ill. National Guard recruiter makes contest final

    Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois National Guard recruiter made it to the final round of Ms. Veteran America 2014. Staff Sgt. Katie Jo Williams of Altamont is with the Guard's Recruiting and Retention Command based in Springfield. Williams was the only member of the National Guard...

  • Oklahoma Guard: No injuries after midair collision

    Yesterday

    MOLINE, Kan. (AP) — The Oklahoma Air National Guard says two of its fighter jets collided over southeast Kansas during a training exercise, with one pilot ejecting from one of the aircraft. The Oklahoma Guard's Col. Max Moss said neither pilot was seriously injured in the midair...

  • Anchorage School District bans military recruiters

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Anchorage School District has banned military recruiters from the district's campuses. KTVA reported Monday (http://goo.gl/B9NJ6r) that the decision followed recent reports that allege recruiters from the Alaska Army National Guard made inappropriate...

  • Trial begins over Navy silencer contract

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Prosecutors say a Navy intelligence officer illegally diverted nearly $2 million in government funds to his boss's brother under a secret, illegitimate contract to build hundreds of untraceable rifle silencers. In opening trial statements in Alexandria on...

  • Submarine hunt sends Cold War chill across Baltic

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's biggest submarine hunt since the dying days of the Soviet Union has put countries around the Baltic Sea on edge. In a scene reminiscent of the Cold War, Swedish naval ships, helicopters and ground troops combed the Stockholm archipelago for a fourth day...

  • Colorado Guard unit headed to Guantanamo Bay

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    A Colorado National Guard unit headquartered in Castle Rock will leave for a year in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, after a Tuesday farewell ceremony. The 130 Guardsmen from the 193rd Military Police Battalion recently completed a three-month training regimen to ready them for the deployment....

  • Illegal drone use a growing issue at sports venues

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — Long after drones became a key tool for militaries and spy agencies, authorities now realize the threat they can pose to sports events. It's not multimillion-dollar military-grade drones prompting concerns, but remote controlled contraptions costing just a few hundred...

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