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Parents of slain US aid worker 'heartbroken'

Updated: 11/16/2014 - The parents of an American aid worker slain by Islamic State militants say they are "heartbroken" by his death but "incredibly proud" of his humanitarian work.

U.S. military readiness for war, competitive edge worsening

Posted: 11/16/2014 - The U.S. military's ability to stay ahead of technology advances by other countries and respond to multiple crises around the world is already in jeopardy and will get worse unless mandatory budget cuts are reversed, top U.S. officials warned on Saturday.

Hagel: US needs game-changing military innovation

Posted: 11/15/2014 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is announcing a plan to inject fresh thinking and new ideas into how the U.S. can keep and extend its military superiority despite tighter budgets and military modernization by Russia, China and others.

Top U.S. general arrives in Iraq as military campaign expands

Posted: 11/15/2014 - The top U.S. military officer, General Martin Dempsey, arrived on Saturday in Baghdad on an unannounced visit to meet U.S. commanders preparing to expand American assistance to Iraqi and Kurdish forces battling Islamic State militants.

Job Fair to be held Thursday in Jacksonville

Updated: 11/11/2014 - 43 employers will take part and are looking to hire for a variety of jobs. A new feature this year is that many employers are offering veterans a chance to learn new skills through an Apprenticeship Program.
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Gov. McCrory marking Veterans Day

Posted: 11/11/2014 - Gov. Pat McCrory's emphasis on issues and opportunities for service members in North Carolina continues on Veterans Day.

Freebies for those who fought for freedom

Updated: 11/11/2014 - In honor of Veterans Day and to give our hometown heroes a special thank you, several area businesses are offering free food and services for those who have faithfully served their country.
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VA vows focus on customer service

Posted: 11/10/2014 - VA Secretary Robert McDonald calls the reorganization the largest in the department's history and says it will bring a singular focus on customer service to an agency that serves 22 million veterans.

Gruff former general right man for Korean mission

Posted: 11/10/2014 - Former general James Clapper landed on a U.S. government plane this weekend with the two Americans, Matthew Miller of Bakersfield, California, and Kenneth Bae of Lynnwood, Washington, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, near Tacoma, Washington.

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