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Mysterious Deaths of Iranian Military Leaders

At least 10 high-ranking officers in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps are reported to have died recently, apparently in violent circumstances.

But only two of the deaths have been made public, raising suspicions the officers may have been assassinated by Iran’s… Full Story


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Physical Training Uniform Shortages Through Summer

Airmen trying to keep chilly temperatures from affecting their workout may have a difficult time finding the Air Force improved physical training uniform, or IPTU, pants and jackets this spring and summer.

The new issued IPTU is made with a… Full Story


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Army Starts Testing New Jungle Boots for Pacific

Soldiers may soon be shelving their collection of desert boots and lacing up the Army’s new, modernized jungle boots.

Uniform officials recently announced they could begin testing several commercially available jungle boot designs this summer as part of an effort… Full Story


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Air Force Sacks Two Commanders in Europe

Two U.S. Air Force commanders in the 422nd Air Base Group at RAF Croughton have been relieved over a loss of confidence in their abilities.

Col. Charles Hamilton, who commanded the base group since 2011, and Lt. Col. Matthew Olson,… Full Story


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Russia: No Military Moves Planned Against Ukraine

Russia’s defense chief assured Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Thursday that Russian forces along Ukraine’s eastern border have no intention of crossing into Ukrainian territory.

A Pentagon spokesman, Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby, said Hagel discussed Ukraine with Defense Minister… Full Story


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New Threat, different from the Cold War Era

Russia’s military maneuvers in Crimea have left U.S. analysts questioning what sort of threat the former Cold War military giant’s forces, platforms and weaponry currently present.

Russian leaders have pushed to expand the military’s conventional land, air and sea forces… Full Story


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Westboro Baptist Pastor Fred Phelps Sr. Dies at 84

The Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., the fiery founder of a small Kansas church who led outrageous and hate-filled protests that blamed almost everything, including the deaths of AIDS victims and U.S. soldiers, on America’s tolerance for gay people, has died.… Full Story


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Ukraine Plans to Pull Military Out of Crimea

Ukraine’s fledgling government in Kiev announced plans to pull all 25,000 of its military personnel out of Crimea, effectively ceding the peninsula to Russia.

Russian troops and militia backers seized Ukraine’s navy headquarters in Crimea Wednesday as the U.S. and… Full Story


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F-15 fighter jet loses canopy near Okinawa; no injuries reported

An Air Force F-15 fighter jet lost its canopy Tuesday morning during routine training off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, the 18th Wing at Kadena Air Base said.

The aircraft landed without incident at Kadena, and there were no… Full Story


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Air Force Academy to cut 99 jobs, 10 majors

The Air Force Academy plans to cut a third of the sergeants who oversee military training and cadet discipline as part of an austerity plan that will carve 3 percent from its workforce and eliminate 10 academic majors at… Full Story