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  1. Philippine military chief Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang answers questions in Quezon City from reporters on Aug. 31 about Filipino peacekeepers escaping from two areas in the Golan Heights that came under attack by Syrian rebels. Aaron Favila / AP

    Philippine troops pull 'greatest escape' in Golan

    Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers escaped their besieged outpost in the Golan Heights after a seven-hour gunbattle with Syrian rebels, Philippine officials said Sunday. Al-Qaida-linked insurgents still hold captive 44 Fijian troops.

    • Aug. 31, 2014
  2. Senator: Obama may be too cautious with militants

    Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein says President Obama may be too cautious in his approach to dealing with Islamic State militants.

    • Aug. 31, 2014
  3. Russian President Vladimir Putin holds a globe presented to him as a gift during his Aug. 29 meeting with participants in the youth educational forum at the Seliger youth camp near Lake Seliger, Russia. Mikhail Klimentyev / AP

    Putin to Ukraine: Begin immediate talks on east

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday called on Ukraine to immediately start talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine.

    • Aug. 31, 2014
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    Members of MARSOC attend the Advanced Sniper Training Course near Jacksboro, Texas. A recent Marine administrative message calls for reservists to consider joining Marine Corps Special Operations Command. Vance Jacobs/Marine Corps

    MARSOC offers operator spots to reservists

    Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command put out a call for enlisted reservists to join the ranks of critical skills operators.

    • Aug. 30, 2014
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    Air Force secretary calls for review of testing procedures after cheating incidents

    Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James has directed the service to review its testing procedures following multiple high-profile incidents of cheating.

    • Aug. 30, 2014
  4. Clemson receiver Daniel Rodriguez leaps around defenders after catching a pass during an Aug. 6 practice. Rodriguez, a 5-foot-8 walk-on in 2012, has 10 catches for 30 yards and a touchdown over two seasons. Mark Crammer/The Associated Press

    Combat vet turned Clemson star will soon get his own movie

    Nearly five years after earning a Bronze Star with 'V' and a Purple Heart for his actions in Afghanistan at the Battle of Kamdesh, former Army Sgt. Daniel Rodriguez will suit up Saturday to begin his senior football season with the Clemson Tigers.

    • Aug. 30, 2014
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    Honors are rendered as the remains of Army Pfc. Cecil Harris arrive at McGhee Tyson Airport in Knoxville, Tenn. on Wednesday. On Jan. 2, 1945, 19-year-old Harris went missing while serving with the 45th Infantry Division during World War II. His remains were returned home after a hiker found his burial site last year near Dambach, France. He will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Michael Patrick/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP

    Soldier is back home nearly 70 years after death

    Helen Harris Cooke had her whole life ahead of her when her first husband, Cecil E. Harris, was lost in the fog of war and the mountains of northeastern France.

    • Aug. 30, 2014
  5. A U.S. Air Force plane carrying weapons and equipment arrives at the Rafik Hariri International Airport in Beirut, Lebanon, on Friday. The United States has delivered the first shipment of weapons to Lebanon to help bolster its military as it faces a growing threat from Islamic militants amid the fallout from neighboring Syria's civil war. Bilal Hussein/The Associated Press

    Obama seeking allies for fight against extremists

    President Obama's acknowledgment the U.S. still lacks a strategy for defeating the growing extremist threat emanating from Syria reflects a still unformed international coalition.

    • Aug. 30, 2014
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    City Wars: U.S. soldiers conduct urban training at Camp Blanding, Florida. Army planners believe future battles will be fought in 'megacities' of 20 million or more people. Sgt. 1st Class Mark Bell/ / Army

    Army sees 'megacities' as the future battlefield

    When the Army looks to the future, it sees cities.

    • Aug. 30, 2014
  6. Visitors explore Bryce Canyon National Park in southern Utah. All current troops get a free annual pass to the national parks, so it may be worth a longer drive to a spectacular spot. Sean Gallup/Getty Images

    Here are some last-minute Labor Day staycations

    The end of summer draws near sigh but it's not over yet!

    • Aug. 30, 2014
  7. Saudi king warns of terrorist threat to Europe, U.S.

    The king of Saudi Arabia has warned that extremists could attack Europe and the U.S. if there is not a strong international response to terrorism after the Islamic State group seized a wide territory across Iraq and Syria.

    • Aug. 30, 2014
  8. California lawmakers vote to protect in-state tuition for veterans

    California lawmakers have approved legislation to offer in-state college tuition for veterans who were stationed in California immediately before being discharged.

    • Aug. 30, 2014
  9. Clash kills 4 Yemeni troops, 13 suspected militants

    Clashes in Yemen between the army and al-Qaida's local branch there killed at least 13 suspected militants and four troops Saturday, military officials said.

    • Aug. 30, 2014
  10. Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Dmitry Chepusov was declared dead Dec. 14 after being found unresponsive in a vehicle. Screenshot

    More charges in sailor's death in Germany

    A soldier will stand trial Oct. 14 on charges he made a false official statement and helped conceal a crime in the December death of Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dmitry Chepusov in Kaiserslautern, Germany.

    • Aug. 29, 2014
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    Air Force Lt. Col. Morris Fontenot, the the commander of the 67th Fighter Squadron, is seen at Komatsu Air Base, Japan, in 2013. Staff Sgt. Amber E. N. Jacobs / Air Force

    Pilot killed in Virginia F-15 crash had more than 2,300 flight hours

    Massachusetts Air National Guard Lt. Col. Morris Fontenot Jr., whose F-15C crashed Aug. 27 in rural western Virginia, never managed to eject from his aircraft.

    • Aug. 29, 2014
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    John A. Walker Jr., right, in chains, is escorted by a U.S. Marshal as he returns to the Montgomery County Detention Center on Aug. 15, 1985, in Rockville, Md., after a pretrial hearing in Baltimore. Ron Edmonds/The Associated Press

    John Walker, a former sailor who spied for the Soviets, dies in prison

    A former American sailor convicted during the Cold War of leading a family spy ring for the Soviet Union has died in a prison hospital in North Carolina.

    • Aug. 29, 2014
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    This undated file photo released by his family via FreeAmir.org shows Marine Corps veteran Amir Hekmati. AP

    Vigil marks Marine vet's 3rd year of imprisonment in Iran

    Rep. Dan Kildee has joined a Bay City vigil marking the third anniversary of the Iranian imprisonment of a Marine Corps veteran.

    • Aug. 29, 2014
  11. French volunteers, supporters of pro-Russian rebels, walk along destroyed Ukrainian military machines at the Lenin square in the town of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, on Thursday. Mstislav Chernov/The Associated Press

    Russia's Putin urges release of Ukrainian soldiers

    Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Friday called on pro-Russian separatists to release Ukrainian soldiers who have been surrounded by the rebels in eastern Ukraine.

    • Aug. 29, 2014
  12. Company touts improvements to POV moving

    The logjam that's caused delays in getting troops' cars to and from overseas is starting to clear, said an official with the new contractor.

    • Aug. 29, 2014
  13. Expert: Move pain management into 21st century

    Contrary to a popular military tenet, pain is not weakness leaving the body.

    • Aug. 29, 2014
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    Maj. Nidal Hasan was sentenced to death for the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage that killed 13 and left 30 wounded. AP

    Fort Hood shooter asks to be 'citizen' of Islamic State

    The man convicted in the shooting rampage at Fort Hood in 2009 that left 13 dead is asking to become a 'citizen' of the Islamic State in a letter to the militant group's leader.

    • Aug. 29, 2014
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    Brigadier General Timothy P. Williams, adjutant General of the Virginia National Guard, left, and Brigadier General Robert Brooks, component commander of the Massachusetts Air National Guard, answer questions from members of the media after announcing that the pilot who had been missing from an F-15 jet that crashed near Deerfield, Va. was found dead on Thursday. Griffin Moores/The Associated Press

    Pilot died in F-15 crash in Virginia mountains

    When investigators were finally able to safely enter the crash site of an F-15C 'Eagle' fighter jet on Thursday afternoon, they made a grim discovery that concluded more than 30 hours of searching the pilot never managed to eject from the aircraft.

    • Aug. 29, 2014
  14. Ask the Lawyer: Yes, sex with a minor is a crime

    A. When a service member has a sexual relationship with a child over age 12 but under age 16, the back story of the romance is largely irrelevant.

    • Aug. 29, 2014
  15. A Lebanese army soldier inspects a rifle at the Rafik Hariri International Airport in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. The United States has delivered the first shipment of weapons to Lebanon to help bolster its military as it faces a growing threat from Islamic militants amid the fallout from neighboring Syria's civil war. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein) Bilal Hussein / AP

    U.S. delivers military aid to Lebanese army

    The United States has delivered its first emergency shipment of weapons to Lebanon, officials said Friday, to help bolster military forces as part of a broader regional response to combat the growing threat posed by Islamic extremists.

    • Aug. 29, 2014
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    A Massachusetts Air National Guard F-15C fighter aircraft sits near a hangar at Barnes Air National Guard Base on Aug. 27 in Westfield, Mass. Steven Senne / AP

    Pilot died in F-15 crash in Virginia mountains

    The pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed earlier this week in remote Virginia mountains was killed, military officials now say, bringing a sad end to an exhaustive two-day search involving more than 100 local, state and federal officials as well as volunteers.

    • Aug. 28, 2014
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