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Obama Orders Slowdown Of Troop Withdrawal From Afghanistan
President Obama is slowing the U.S. troop drawdown in Afghanistan. President Obama says the U.S. will keep nearly 10-thousand U.S. troops in Afghanistan through the end of this year.
In a White House news briefing with new Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Obama said he remains committed to ending more …
Military Museum Marks “Veterans Appreciation Day”
The Fort Tabor-Fort Rodman Military Museum is opening Tuesday with extended hours, 11am to 4pm.
Its the Museum's annual Veterans Appreciation Day, saluting local veterans who served their country from the Revolutionary War, to the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan...
Massachusetts Paratrooper Being Laid To Rest
Residents of Northborough are being asked to line the streets to honor a paratrooper from town killed in Afghanistan.
The funeral Mass for Spc. Brian Arsenault is being held Tuesday at St. Rose of Lima Church. He will be buried at Howard Street Cemetery with full military honors...
Soldier From Massachusetts Killed In Afghanistan
The Pentagon says a paratrooper killed in Afghanistan this week was from Massachusetts.
The Department of Defense announced Friday that Spc. Brian Arsenault, of Northborough, Massachusetts, died Thursday in Ghazni, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when his unit was engaged by enemy small-arms fire.…
General Killed In Afghanistan Is Identified
The officer killed in an attack in Afghanistan is being identified as Major General Harold J. Greene.
U.S. officials say Greene was killed when a man believed to be an Afghan soldier opened fire at a military academy in Kabul.  More than a dozen other troops were injured in the attack, including…
Bergdahl Returning to U.S.
U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is about to return to the United States.
A defense official says Bergdahl, who has been recuperating in Germany after being released from five years in Taliban captivity, is scheduled to arrive early tomorrow at Brooke Army medical Center in Texas...
President Obama To Keep Nearly 10,000 Troops in Afghanistan
President Obama will keep nearly ten-thousand U.S. troops in Afghanistan after the end of this year. In a statement at the White House this afternoon, Obama noted that the U.S. will end combat operations in Afghanistan by year's end. Remaining troops will continue training Afghan security force…
Army Vet Awarded Medal Of Honor
President Obama is honoring a U.S. Army veteran for heroism in Afghanistan. Former Sergeant Kyle J. White is the recipient of the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military decoration.
In a White House ceremony, he was honored for conspicuous gallantry during a 2007 firefight in Afghanistan&a…

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