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IG: VA overpaid hundreds of millions to GI Bill schools

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October 01, 2016
WASHINGTON — Schools approved for the GI Bill received $247.6 million more than they should have during the 2013-2014 academic year, according to a report released Friday from the...
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter provides the opening remarks at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations conference on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, in Kapolei, Hawaii. (Brigitte N. Brantley/U.S. Air Force)
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US navigating shifting security interests in Asia-Pacific

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October 01, 2016
KO OLINA, Hawaii — Secretary of Defense Ash Carter emphasized U.S. willingness to respect changing influences when addressing security issues in the Asia-Pacific region.
  Travelers board the Patriot Express rotator at Aviano Air Base, Italy, on Sept. 28, 2016. Beginning Oct. 1, 2016, the Patriot Express rotator mission will no longer be available into and out of Aviano Air Base.  R.J. Biermann/U.S. Air Force
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Patriot Express flights from Aviano to Germany cut for fiscal 2017

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September 30, 2016
VICENZA, Italy — A weekly chartered passenger flight from Aviano Air Base to Germany for onward flights to the United States has been canceled, the base announced this week.
The U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., seen under a blue sky on Sept. 13, 2016. Lawmakers on Wednesday, Sept. 28, passed a temporary measure to avoid a government shutdown.
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Military spending, pay raises among unfinished business as Congress recesses

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September 30, 2016
The temporary deal keeps military spending at current levels without any of the changes requested by the Department of Defense in its 2017 budget, which was supposed to take...
  Secretary of Defense Ash Carter speaks to sailors aboard the USS Carl Vinson in San Diego on Sept. 29, 2016.  Tara Copp/Stars and Stripes
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US-Philippines relationship is 'ironclad'

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September 30, 2016
ABOARD THE USS CARL VINSON — Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said Thursday that the United States will continue to invest in five military bases in the Philippines as the...
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Army announces new commander of 1st Infantry Division after relieving general

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September 30, 2016
SAN ANTONIO — The commander of the National Training Center will lead the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley in Kansas after the Army relieved Maj. Gen. Wayne Grigsby of command...