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Army Announces 800-Soldier Aviation Unit to Deploy to Afghanistan

Soldiers of Company C, 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, sing the “Big Red One” song during a deployment ceremony at Fort Riley July 13. (Sgt. Jarrett Allen)

The U.S. Army has announced an 800-soldier aviation unit will deploy later this summer to Afghanistan. The service on Tuesday said soldiers from the 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, at Fort Riley, Kansas, will head overseas sometime after this month and before October, along with aircraft including AH-64 Apache attack helicop... more

Bar Owners Say Slain Soldiers Were Helping Woman under Attack

Fort Jackson. Army photo

CHAPIN, S.C. — The owner of a bar and grill where two men were shot to death say the victims were trying to help a woman escape a man attacking her when they were killed. Friends and family of Charles Judge Jr. and Jonathan Prins said the men were soldiers who looked out for others. The owner of the Frayed Knot restaurant called them heroes. T... more

Four Soldiers Arrested in Colorado Home Invasion

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Police say four Fort Carson soldiers have been arrested in connection with a home invasion involving a family they knew. The soldiers, who range in age from 19 to 21, were arrested on suspicion of burglary, menacing and child abuse after turning themselves in Sunday night in Colorado Springs. Police say a husband and ... more

Fort Carson Soldier Collapses during Fitness Training, Dies

Fort Carson

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Fort Carson officials say a soldier died at a hospital after collapsing during routine physical fitness training. The soldier, whose name has not been released, collapsed Monday morning and died about an hour later at a hospital in Colorado Springs. The cause of death was not immediately known. The Gazette reports man... more

Geraldo Vouches for US General Accused of Plotting Failed Turkish Coup

Gen. John Campbell

The retired U.S. Army general and former NATO commander accused of masterminding the recent failed coup in Turkey has an alibi -- he was having a beer with Fox News Channel's Geraldo Rivera. Yeni Safak, a Turkish tabloid known as friendly to the increasingly authoritarian regime in Ankara, hit newsstands Monday with a front-page blaring in Tu... more

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