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Children Of Military Families Experience 'Boot Camp' For A Day

About 100 youngsters got a taste of military training at Fort Belvoir in Virginia this week in a program organized by the USO (United Services Organization) for children in military families.

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Amid Ongoing Budget Debate, Maryland Prepares For Walter Reed Moves

Marlyand Sen. Ben Cardin (D) is reassuring constituents that brinksmanship over raising the federal debt will not impact BRAC related improvement plans

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French, Russian, British Naval Ships Off Virginia Coast

An international naval exercise that started as a way to reduce tensions between the Soviet Union and U.S. allies has wrapped up off the coast of Virginia.

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Army Seeking Public Comment On Proposed Decommissioning Of Former Nuclear Reactor Site

The Army is seeking public comment on the proposed decommissioning of a former nuclear reactor site in Silver Spring.

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Marines Dismiss Yonathan Melaku

The U.S. Marine Corps says it has dismissed 22-year-old Yonathan Melaku, the reservist charged in a series of pre-dawn shootings at the Pentagon and other military buildings in 2010.

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At Arlington Cemetery, A Criminal Inquiry Into Mishandling Of Remains

The Arlington National Cemetery continues to fall under scrutiny for a series of issues, including the possible mishandling of remains. Now, the U.S. Justice Department is conducting a criminal inquiry into the matter, the Washington Post reports.

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Report: Defense Department Schools Need Major Renovations

Three-quarters of schools run by the Defense Department on military bases worldwide are either beyond repair or would require extensive renovation before they meet the department's minimum standards, according to a new report. That includes four in Virginia rated "poor" or "failing."

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