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Iraq & Afghanistan War Veteran: Don’t Take New Terror Threat Lightly

Scott LaMarca of Plano knows first hand about the war against terror. He was a non-commissioned officer who looked for roadside explosive devices. Now LaMarca is advising Americans not to take the new terror threat lightly.

CBS 11–09/24/2014

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Arlington Firefighter Returns From Deployment

It was 10 months ago that Arlington Firefighter and Army Reserve Specialist Ryan Pugh left home for a deployment in Afghanistan.

09/18/2014

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl poses in front of an American flag. U.S. officials say Bergdahl, the only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan, was exchanged for five Taliban commanders being held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, according to published reports. (credit: U.S. Army via Getty Images)

Bergdahl Returned To Regular Army Duty

A senior defense official said that Bowe Bergdahl, the Army sergeant who spent nearly five years as a Taliban captive in Afghanistan, has been returned to regular Army duty.

07/14/2014

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl poses in front of an American flag. U.S. officials say Bergdahl, the only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan, was exchanged for five Taliban commanders being held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, according to published reports. (credit: U.S. Army via Getty Images)

Bergdahl Shifted To Outpatient Care

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who had been a prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five years, has been shifted to outpatient care at a Texas military base, the U.S. Army said Sunday.

06/23/2014

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a Memorial Day event at Arlington National Cemetery on May 26, 2014 in Arlington, Virginia. (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Obama To Reduce Troops In Afghanistan

President Obama announced that the U.S. will leave 9,800 troops in Afghanistan after 2014, if the Afghan government signs a security agreement allowing their presence.

05/27/2014

Pfc. Christian J. Chandler, 20, of Trenton, Texas, died April 28 in Baraki Barak District, Logar province, Afghanistan, when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire. (credit: Department of Defense)

20-Year-Old Texas Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

A 20-year-old soldier from a small town Northeast of Dallas was killed while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

04/30/2014

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Home Renovated For Injured North Texas Marine

He was face-to-face with a bomb, and he survived. After two years of recovery, Marine Staff Sergeant Marcus Burleson returned to North Texas this week, where a few volunteers are scrambling to give him a house he can live in.

CBS 11–03/14/2014

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Special Welcome Back For Sergeant Returning To Student Coaching

Students, teachers and even the principal at a North Texas middle school pulled off a big surprise celebration for one very special person Monday. February 21 was the first day back for a teacher, coach who is also a Sergeant in the Air Force.

CBSDFW.COM–02/24/2014

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Alameel Sought Bin Laden’s Capture In 2000

A Texas Democrat running for U.S. Senate said that he negotiated in Afghanistan before 9/11, hoping to convince the Taliban to turn over Osama bin Laden.

02/19/2014

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Military Warrior Support Foundation Donates Home In Hurst

Staff Sergeant Erica Denmark picked up the keys today, to her family’s new home in Hurst.

01/30/2014

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Frisco Soldier Surprises Daughter At The Mall

What was supposed to be a simple trip to the mall to see Santa, turned out to be the sweetest moment between a little girl and her dad.

CBS 11–12/23/2013

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Family Fights To Protect Fallen Soldier’s Identity

The family of a soldier that gave his life for this country is fighting another battle after his death.

CBS 11–12/17/2013

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