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A Day Without Pay Ahead For Pentagon Workers

A day without pay, the first of 11 through September, comes next week for more than 650,000 people who hold civilian jobs with the Defense Department. Officials worry that the Pentagon will be hit even harder by layoffs in 2014 if automatic budget cuts continue as planned.

07/06/2013

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Army Warns Of Big Booms Near Aberdeen

The Army is warning neighbors of Aberdeen Proving Ground they might hear some big booms during the next 10 days.

03/11/2013

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Reported Sex Assaults Spike At Military Academies

Reported sexual assaults at the nation’s three military academies jumped by 23 percent overall this year, but the data signaled a continued reluctance by victims to seek criminal investigations.

12/20/2012

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4 Servicewomen Sue Government To Be Treated Equally

Women in the U.S. military are fighting the government for its policy banning female servicemembers from direct combat roles. A Maryland soldier is at the center of the controversial issue. She’s suing the Department of Defense, saying the policy hurts her chances for a promotion.

12/04/2012

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Army Warns Of Big Booms Near Aberdeen

The Army is warning neighbors of Aberdeen Proving Ground they might hear some big booms in the next few days.

11/16/2012

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Defense Seeks Documents In Army WikiLeaks Case

The Army intelligence analyst suspected of giving hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks claims three federal reviews concluded the leaks didn’t hurt national security and caused little damage to U.S. interests abroad.

11/28/2011

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Defense Department Releases Audit On Naval Academy

The U.S. Naval Academy wasted $3.5 million by improperly contracting for the production of a short film and six commercials, according to an audit by the Defense Department’s inspector general’s office released Thursday.

11/10/2011

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Pentagon Weighing How To Respond To Cyberattacks

The Defense Department is finalizing policies that will determine what the military can do in the event of a cyberattack as the government figures out who should have the power to shut down computer networks seized by an enemy nation, terrorist group or criminal hacker.

10/20/2011

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Rep. Bartlett Aims To Cut Military Oil Usage

Maryland Congressman Roscoe Bartlett says he and three other House members are working together to reduce military oil consumption.

07/08/2011

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First Lady Targets Healthy Habits For Toddler Set

Michelle Obama dropped in on lunch and circle time at a Washington child care center on Wednesday, and used the occasion to announce a new national initiative to encourage child care centers to promote healthy eating and exercise habits starting with the littlest Americans.

06/08/2011

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