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  • NY Air National Guard unit headed to Australia

    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — Nearly three dozen members of a New York Air National Guard unit will head Down Under to help install radar used to track space debris and satellites. National Guard officials say 35 airmen with the 107th Airlift Wing based at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve...

  • 2 Abu Sayyaf militants killed in Philippine raid

    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Police commandos stormed a southern Philippine hideout of suspected Abu Sayyaf extremists blamed for kidnappings and extortion, triggering a firefight that led to the killing of two militants and the capture of six others, officials said. Chief...

  • NASA OKs space station visit despite dead computer

    Updated: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is pressing ahead with Monday's planned launch of a supply ship despite a critical computer outage at the International Space Station, promising the situation is safe. Mission managers decided Sunday to proceed with the countdown for the SpaceX...

  • Russia boosts military, global arms spending fall

    Updated: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — For the first time in 10 years, Russia last year spent a bigger share of its overall economy on arms investments than the U.S. as it seeks to bolster its military capability, a Swedish arms watchdog said Monday. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute...

  • National Guard members honored at ceremony

    Updated: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — More than 100 members of a New Hampshire Army National Guard unit are being honored in Manchester. U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter are among the officials celebrating the recent return of the 237th Military Police Company at a Freedom...

  • ND National Guard unit plans change of command

    Updated: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The military says a change of command is set for a North Dakota National Guard unit. Brig. Gen. David Anderson will step down as commander of the Guard's Army Component Command on Sunday. Col. Robert Fode will take over command of the unit, overseeing about...

  • Bomb troops celebrate bringing company home without a scratch

    by tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    Despite firefights, bombs, mortar attacks and hundreds of missions to render explosives safe, Fort Carson's 663rd Ordnance Company came home March 31. All 44 of them, without so much as a Band-Aid. The bomb-disposal troops spent nine months patrolling a massive swath of Afghanistan...

  • Schumer requests NYC parade for returning troops

    Updated: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Charles Schumer is proposing a New York City homecoming parade for troops returned from the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. Along with veterans' groups, Schumer says it's time to honor "America's post 9/11 troops," continuing the modern tradition of welcome home...

  • Del. National Guard hosting welcome home ceremony

    Updated: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Delaware National Guard will host a welcome home ceremony for approximately 300 members returning from Afghanistan. The ceremony is scheduled for Sunday at Delaware State University. The members of the 198th Expeditionary Signal Battalion were scheduled for a...

  • New American Legion honors Peterson war hero by adopting his name

    by michael s. Humphreys Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Sat, Apr 12, 2014

    Airman 1st Class Matthew R. Seidler was considered a quiet hero by his family in Westminster, Md., but the nation's newest American Legion post honors his service, death and sacrifice by proudly taking his name. Seidler was an explosive ordinance disposal technician assigned to the...

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