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U.S. Airborne Lands in Eastern Europe as Ukraine Tensions Rise

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(VOA News – April 23, 2014 4:50 AM) U.S. Army paratroopers landed Wednesday in Poland, at the start of military maneuvers aimed at easing anxieties in allied eastern European countries alarmed at Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula. The Pentagon said the exercises, slated to last about a month, initially involve about 600 troops, including 150 members of an airborne combat team based in Italy. Additional

DOD Identifies Army Casualty in Afghanistan, Sgt. David J. Chambers of Virginia

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DoD has announced another U.S. casualty in the Afghanistan conflict, Sgt. David J. Chambers, 25, of Hampton, Va. Chambers was killed by an improvised explosive device (IED) while on dismounted patrol in Kandahar Province.   The Pentagon’s news release follows: U.S. Department of Defense Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs) News Release On the Web: Media contact: +1 (703) 697-5131/697-5132