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7:31 am
Fri April 6, 2012

Soldiers From Ohio Killed in Afghan Attack

Afghan landmine
United Nations Photo

Government officials say three U.S. soldiers killed in this week in Afghanistan were from Ohio, as were several others seriously wounded in the bombing.

The Department of Defense has identified the soldiers as: 36-year-old Capt. Nicholas J. Rozanski of Dublin; 45-year-old Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey. Rieck of Columbus; and 44-year-old Sgt. 1st Class Shawn Hannon of Grove City.

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Ohio Veterans Day
6:44 am
Fri March 30, 2012

Ohio Governor to Sign Bill Honoring Vietnam Veterans

Ohio Gov. John Kasich plans Friday to sign into law a proposal that designates the day - along with each March 30 - as Vietnam Veterans' Day in the state.

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Military
12:42 pm
Wed March 28, 2012

Beavercreek Native First Female 4-star General in Air Force

An Ohio native has been confirmed as the next commander of the Air Force Materiel Command, making her the first woman to become a four-star general in the Air Force.

The Columbus Dispatch reports the U.S. Senate confirmed Lt. Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger this week to lead the command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton. She was nominated by President Barack Obama in February.

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Military
2:27 pm
Fri March 23, 2012

Air Force to Hold Ohio Memorial for Military Dog

A memorial service in southwest Ohio will honor an Air Force dog that died earlier this month after a military career, which included serving in the Iraq War and helping federal authorities with more than 500 arrests.

Nisan's (NEE'-sunz) memorial service with military honors is planned Friday afternoon at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, where he had been assigned since 2003.

The 10-year-old German Shepherd also worked with the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agencies and was credited with helping track down about 20 pounds of narcotics.

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Military
10:00 am
Thu March 15, 2012

A Century of U.S. Relations with Iraq

The statue of Saddam Hussein topples in Baghdad's Firdos Square on April 9, 2003.

As the American combat mission in Iraq comes to end, the Obama administration and Pentagon officials have repeatedly assured the world that American involvement with Iraq will continue. They are undoubtedly right. Since the founding of Iraq in the aftermath of World War I, U.S. policy has included cooperation, confrontation, war, and, most recently, an ongoing experiment in state-building. This month, Peter Hahn, an expert on the history of U.S.

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