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Debate Over Marines In Afghanistan

Updated: 03/14/2010 - Home to a dozen truck stops and a few hundred family farms bounded by miles of foreboding desert, this hamlet in southwestern Afghanistan is far from a strategic priority for senior officers at the international military headquarters in Kabul.

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Military Spouse Assistance Program Will Resume

Updated: 03/11/2010 - WITN first reported on the termination of the Military Spouse Career Advancement program last week after a Marine wife contacted us with the problem.

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Afghan President Visits Town Seized From Taliban

Posted: 03/07/2010 - Afghan President Hamid Karzai is visiting the town of Marjah and hearing complaints from residents about the actions of Afghan and international troops who recently seized it from the Taliban in a major offensive.

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19 Die As Iraqis Defy Violence To Vote

Posted: 03/07/2010 - Iraqis voted in an election testing the mettle of the country's still-fragile democracy as insurgents killed 19 people in the capital and sent down a barrage of mortars intent on disrupting the day.

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British PM Visits Troops In Southern Afghanistan

Posted: 03/06/2010 - British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is visiting his nation's troops in Afghanistan and promising them 200 new patrol vehicles that can resist roadside bombs more effectively.

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Missing Grenade Launcher Found

Updated: 03/05/2010 - There was a regional police broadcast issued for law enforcement officers to be on the lookout for the Marine's vehicle with a grenade launcher inside.

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More Marines Deploying

Updated: 03/05/2010 - The Friday deployment is part of a scheduled rotation to southern Afghanistan.

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Cherry Point Marine Dies In "Non-Combat" Death

Updated: 03/04/2010 - Marine officials would not say how Private Timothy Koundry, Jr. died. The military defines a non-combat death as being by accident, homicide, negligence, illness or suicide.

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String Of Bombings Kills Dozens In Iraq

Posted: 03/03/2010 - A string of three deadly suicide bombings killed at least 30 people in the former insurgent stronghold of Baqouba on Wednesday, including a blast from a suicide bomber who rode in an ambulance with the wounded before blowing himself up at a hospital, police said.

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DOD Suspends Education Program

Updated: 03/02/2010 - The Department of Defense launched the Military Spouse Career Advancement Account, or MYCAA, last March as a way to give military spouses access to education and training for portable careers.

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Marines Bringing Out The Big Guns

Posted: 03/01/2010 - Marines from Camp Lejeune will be shooting up two dozen 155 mm howitzers at Fort Bragg as part of annual artillery training.

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NC Paratrooper Killed In Vehicle Accident In Iraq

Posted: 02/26/2010 - The Department of Defense announced on Friday that 23-year-old Cpl. Daniel T. O'Leary of Youngsville died Tuesday in Fallujah, Iraq. Officials did not release any details.

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VA To Reopen Gulf War Files

Posted: 02/25/2010 - The Veterans Affairs Department says it's preparing to re-examine the disability claims of what could be thousands of Gulf War veterans suffering from ailments they blame on their war service.

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