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VA reviews Wyoming records after nurse suspended

Posted: 05/16/2014 - Veterans Affairs officials have been reviewing records in Wyoming after a VA nurse in Cheyenne was put on leave for telling employees to falsify appointment records.

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Under fire for VA scandal, Eric Shinseki faces grilling from Congress

Updated: 05/15/2014 - As reports of serious misconduct come in from VA hospitals across the country, lawmakers are prepared to give Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki the grilling of a lifetime on Thursday when he appears before the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee.

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MAFFS Training in Wyoming

Posted: 05/01/2014 - Area residents may see more C-130s in the sky over the next few days.

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Military sex assault claims skyrocket; alcohol cited as main factor

Updated: 05/01/2014 - Reports of sexual assaults by members of the military rose 50 percent after the Pentagon began a vigorous campaign to get more victims to come forward, prompting defense officials to order a greater focus on prevention programs, including plans to review alcohol sales and policies.

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High Winds Ground MAFFS Training

Updated: 04/30/2014 - High winds have grounded the Air Guard and U.S. Forest Service's airborne fire fighting training until the end of the week.

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Ex-Blue Angels commander reassigned during sexual harassment inquiry

Updated: 04/24/2014 - -- A former commander of the elite Blue Angels is being investigated by the Navy for allegations that he tolerated a work environment that violated military policies against sexual harassment, the Navy said in a news release Wednesday.

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Gay veteran, 74, denied burial with spouse because of Idaho law

Posted: 04/24/2014 - Madelynn Taylor has earned the right to be buried at the Idaho Veterans Cemetery because of her six years of service in the Navy. But her now-deceased wife can't join her because state law doesn't recognize their marriage, CBS affiliate KBOI reports.

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Black female lawmakers challenge Army hairstyle ban

Posted: 04/11/2014 - Black female lawmakers are urging Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to reconsider revised Army regulations that ban hairstyles frequently worn by minority women in the military.

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Fort Hood shooting revives debate on guns, mental illness

Posted: 04/07/2014 - Last week's shooting at Fort Hood has reopened a debate about guns and mental health in the U.S. as lawmakers and public officials once again tackle the question of whether more can be done to address the rising threat of active shooter incidents.

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Fort Hood shooter "wasn't a monster," longtime friend insists

Posted: 04/03/2014 - He grew up in Puerto Rico, played percussion in his high school band, spent nearly a decade in the National Guard, served as a peacekeeper in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, worked as a police officer and then joined the U.S. Army.

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What's known about soldier identified as Fort Hood gunman?

Updated: 04/03/2014 - Investigators are focusing on the service and medical history of the Fort Hood shooter, who, according to CBS News sources, is Army Spc. Ivan Lopez, 34. Military officials have not confirmed that name, saying the soldier's family had not been notified.

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Four killed in shooting at Fort Hood; gunman among dead

Posted: 04/03/2014 - A soldier being treated for mental health issues opened fire Wednesday with a semiautomatic weapon at Fort Hood, killing three people and wounding several others before taking his own life as a military policewoman confronted him, officials said.

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