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Marine surprises family for Christmas

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Many people serving in the Armed Forces have to spend the Holidays away from their families, but one Grundy Center family received an unexpected gift this year. More>>

Work to begin on new parking ramp at Iowa City VA

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Construction on a new, 400-space parking ramp on the Iowa City VA Health Care Systems campus will begin in the spring. More>>

Pearl Harbor rosary finds home at Loras College

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This Saturday marks the 72nd anniversary of the day that will live in infamy, the attack on Pearl Harbor. In an Iowa connect, one eastern Iowan is hoping a piece of Pearl Harbor history will help pay tribute to the victims of Pearl Harbor. More>>

Newly unveiled Chickasaw County Veterans Memorial in New Hampton

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The Chickasaw County Courthouse in New Hampton is now home to the Chickasaw County Veterans Memorial. More>>

Meskwaki, 32 other tribes receive high honors for code talkers

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Congress is bestowing the Congressional Gold Medal, its highest civilian honor, on American Indians who used their native language to outwit enemies and protect American battlefield secrets during World Wars I and II. More>>

Waterloo troops among those headed to Kosovo

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More than three dozen Iowa Army National Guard soldiers are being mobilized for peacekeeping duty in southeastern Europe. More>>

Eastern Iowa soldier honored for service in wars nearly 50 years apart

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Longtime Iowa soldier Lieutenant Colonel Kevin Randle was honored for his service, which spanned nearly five decades. More>>

Branstad launches Home Base Iowa to connect veterans with jobs

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Gov. Terry Branstad is launching a new effort to connect veterans with jobs in Iowa. More>>

Hy-Vee locations serve military on Veterans Day

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Hy-Vee stores across eastern Iowa and the Midwest honored veterans Monday with the annual Veterans Day Breakfast. More>>

UNI Military Student Veteran Center connects veterans and campus

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The center, which just moved to the Maucker Student Union, is designed to help answer questions about benefits while bringing resources in from campus and off campus. More>>

Fallen Waterloo soldier honored with monument

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A fallen hometown hero will forever be remembered now outside a high school football field in Waterloo. More>>

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  • Russia's Putin urges release of Ukrainian soldiers

    Russia's Putin urges release of Ukrainian soldiers

    Friday, August 29 2014 7:01 AM EDT2014-08-29 11:01:55 GMT
    Russia's President Vladimir Putin has called on pro-Russian separatists fighting government troops in eastern Ukraine to release Ukrainian soldiers they took prisoner and allow them to return home.More >>
    Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Friday called on pro-Russian separatists to release Ukrainian soldiers who have been surrounded by the rebels in eastern Ukraine.More >>
  • With a splat, paintball fires into Afghanistan

    With a splat, paintball fires into Afghanistan

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:52 AM EDT2014-08-29 09:52:40 GMT
    The hidden gunman, dressed in long green coveralls and a SWAT-team-style vest and helmet, looks ominous as he takes aim and fires off a short burst.More >>
    The hidden gunman, dressed in long green coveralls and a SWAT-team-style vest and helmet, looks ominous as he takes aim and fires off a short burst.More >>
  • Military: Pilot was killed in Virginia F-15 crash

    Military: Pilot was killed in Virginia F-15 crash

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:39 AM EDT2014-08-29 09:39:35 GMT
    The pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed earlier this week in remote Virginia mountains was killed, military officials now say, bringing a sad end to an exhaustive two-day search involving more than 100 local, state...More >>
    The pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed earlier this week in remote Virginia mountains was killed, military officials now say, bringing a sad end to an exhaustive two-day search involving more than 100 local, state and...More >>
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