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JBLM Ranger killed

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Department of Defense officials say a 25-year-old soldier from Leavenworth, Washington, was killed during combat operations in Afghanistan. Army Sgt. Leandro A.S. Jasso died Saturday in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, while supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel. Army spokesman Lt. Col. Loren Bymer said Sunday that Jasso was

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Plan would help military families take leave

The Obama administration is proposing new rules to help military families care for service members when they are called to active duty or become injured. First lady Michelle Obama was set to join Labor Secretary Hilda Solis on Monday to announce the plan that updates the Family

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Seattle Museum of Flight won't get a space shuttle

SEATTLE - The Museum of Flight won't get to display one of the retiring space shuttles, but Seattle's air and space museum will get a consolation prize of a full-scale training mock-up that looks like the space shuttle without wings. The museum near Boeing Field was one of 21 museum and science

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Fairchild tankers refueling Libya mission

SPOKANE, Wash. - Nearby Fairchild Air Force Base is sending KC-135 refueling tankers to assist in aerial refueling for U.S. and allied fighter jets enforcing the Libya no-fly zone. The 92nd Air Refueling Wing said five of the base's tankers left Saturday for North Africa, and another is due to leave

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Lesbian nurse expects Air Force reinstatement

SEATTLE -- A lesbian flight nurse who was discharged under the "don't ask, don't tell" policy says she expects to be reinstated to the U.S. Air Force reserve by next month at the latest. Maj. Margaret Witt and her attorneys held a news conference Tuesday at the American Civil Liberties Union

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Military says jet wreckage found near Denali

This from the AP: JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- Search and rescue aircraft discovered what military officials believed to be the wreckage of a missing Air Force F-22 jet on Wednesday south of Denali National Park in Alaska. The wreckage was spotted at 10:15 a.m. about 100 miles north of Anchorage,

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NBA's Miami Heat give Florida airmen a treat

  HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. (AP) -- The Miami Heat are hosting 450 guests from the U.S. Air Force for their first full scrimmage of training camp. A practice unlike perhaps any other in team history, 225 airmen and others will be brought into the relatively small gym at Hurlburt Field for the first half, then

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Several local bed and breakfasts offer Vets Day discounts

This from the AP: As of Tuesday morning, nearly 400 independently owned inns, including several in Washington, had signed on to offer free rooms Nov. 10, the night before Veterans Day. Most of the establishments are small: The average size of a bed-and-breakfast in the U.S. is five or six rooms,

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Lesbian seeking return to Air Force testifies

TACOMA, Wash. -- A decorated Air Force Reserve flight nurse discharged for being gay took the witness stand at her federal trial Monday and told the judge it "kills me" not to be able to care for wounded soldiers while the country is at war. Former Maj. Margaret Witt has sued

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