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NATIONAL SECURITY

Retired generals wary of Gates plan to downsize Pentagon from top
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Maj. Gen. Paul Eaton, a retired Army officer, is familiar with the perks and pitfalls of power, having commanded tens of thousands of troops at Fort Benning, Ga., managed budgets exceeding $2 billion in Iraq and overseen layers upon layers of staff members who helped manage his professional duties and his personal life. When Eaton traveled, he occasionally was able to justify the use of military aircraft but usually flew coach, he said. Now he lives on a pension worth 75 percent of his military salary, with health benefits that cover everything except dental and eye care for him and his wife. More

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VETERAN OUTREACH


Obama urges nation to salute service in Iraq
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President Barack Obama called on the American people to provide new care, opportunity and commitment to the million military men and women who've served in Iraq. After more than seven years, the United States "will end its combat mission in Iraq and take an important step forward in responsibly ending the Iraq war," he said during his weekly radio address. More

Mullen asks communities to reach out to veterans
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Integrating veterans into society is a challenge not only for the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments, but also for the communities where they settle after leaving the military, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen told audiences at Detroit's Economy Club, Detroit's Regional Chamber and Wayne State University that he wants to connect veterans throughout the nation with their local communities. More

SERVICE SECTIONS


Air Force officer fights discharge under military 'don't ask, don't tell' rule
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One of the highest-ranking military officers investigated under the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy is trying to block the Air Force from discharging him by testing a legal argument that requires the federal government to prove a service member's homosexual conduct has been damaging to others. More

National Guard to arrive at Arizona-Mexico border
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About 30 Army National Guard soldiers were scheduled to arrive at the Arizona-Mexico border this week in the first wave of reinforcements sent by the Obama administration to bolster security. More soldiers will be sent each Monday until 532 have joined the mission, said 1st Lt. Valentine Castillo, a National Guard spokesman in Phoenix. "Everything is right on track to be fully operational by the beginning of October," Castillo said. More

Louisiana National Guard troops to stay in Iraq as others withdraw
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American combat troops have been leaving Iraq, and President Barack Obama will deliver a prime-time speech about the U.S. mission there. For many Louisiana soldiers, there are no homecomings imminent. While combat troops are withdrawing, about 50,000 American troops will stay in Iraq to provide support to Iraqi forces. Col. Mike DeVille with the Louisiana National Guard says that's what the guard's 256th Combat Infantry Brigade has been doing. More

U.S. Army delays ground combat vehicle program
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On Aug. 25, 2010, the U.S. Army announced cancellation of the original solicitation for its Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) program. The decision, which followed a comprehensive review of its Ground Combat Vehicle program, will lead to a release of a revised Request for Proposals that "will better ensure an achievable, affordable and timely infantry fighting vehicle." More

RESERVE & GUARD MOBILIZED


National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of Aug. 24, 2010
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This week the Army and Marine Corps announced a decrease in activated reservists, while the Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard announced an increase. The net collective result is 76 more reservists activated than last week. At any given time, services may activate some units and individuals while deactivating others, making it possible for these figures to either increase or decrease. More

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