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Authorities say a U.S. Army soldier has been arrested in Georgia on terrorism charges after he spoke online about plotting to blow up the 9/11 Memorial in New York City and attack U.S. soldiers in the Middle East.

When Army Pvt. Ethan Melzer found out in April that he was deploying to Turkey, U.S. prosecutors say, he began to plot. He allegedly browsed jihadist propaganda, including an ISIS account of attacks on American forces. In it, militants referred to a "harvest of the soldiers."

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A head-on crash on the Parks Highway in Alaska last Friday killed a 21-year-old U.S. Army soldier from Urbana who was traveling to Anchorage for an intramural basketball tournament. 

The U.S. Military Academy at West Point announced Friday it has wrapped up an investigation into whether cadets flashed a "white power" hand signal during ESPN's pregame broadcast of the Army-Navy football game earlier this month.

Its conclusion: "The cadets were playing a common game, popular among teenagers today, known as the 'circle game' and the intent was not associated with ideologies or movements that are contrary to the Army values," according to a statement from the academy where U.S. Army officers are trained.

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A U.S. soldier from Conneaut is among three killed in a weekend training accident. 

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The Pentagon says an Ohioan is one of two U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan on Monday. 

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The former head of a Licking County military contractor has been sentenced to 57 months in prison and 1.6 million dollars restitution after pleading guilty to embezzling the money from his former employer.

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The Pentagon has identified two U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan while involved in combat operations Friday in Kunduz Province. 

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A former U.S. Army official has been sentenced to six years in federal prison for accepting bribes related to contracting at the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. 

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The Pentagon said Thursday that an investigation into the deaths of four American soldiers in Niger last year found "individual, organizational and institutional failures." But it said no sole reason was responsible for the ambush.

A Pentagon report has found that Islamist extremists ambushed and killed four U.S. troops in Niger last October after a series of missteps left the Americans exposed and vulnerable in a remote corner of the African nation.

The Pentagon has sent the classified report to Congress and military officers have started to brief the families of the soldiers who were killed. The report has not been released publicly, but an official who has seen it described it to NPR Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman.

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Funeral services are scheduled Friday for a U.S. Army soldier from central Ohio who was a prisoner during the Korean War. 

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U.S. Military officials have identified the two soldiers killed after a military vehicle struck them while they were in formation Friday at a U.S. Army base in South Carolina.

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The U.S. Department of Defense says one of the three U.S. soldiers killed in an attack by Islamic extremists in Niger was from southwestern Ohio.

A Columbus manufacturer says it has been selected for a "lucrative" deal with a defense contractor.

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The Pentagon says the two U.S. Army Rangers killed during a raid on an Islamic State compound in Afghanistan may have died as a result of friendly fire.

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Funeral services are scheduled this weekend for a U.S. Army soldier from Reynoldsburg killed in the line of duty.

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The remains of a U.S. soldier from Ohio who was killed in the Korean War are back home.

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The U.S. Army will be led by a Centerville native.

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A Hebron-based company has agreed to pay 3 million dollars to the federal government to settle a lawsuit over substandard combat helmets it provided to the U.S. Army.

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A U.S. Army veteran from Columbus is receiving an honorable discharge a half century after he was discharged for being gay.

Members of a U.S. Army skydiving team will return to their base, where they will have access to counseling, after a parachutist from their unit died from injuries suffered during a stunt at the Chicago Air & Water Show.

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A key figure in a U.S. Army intelligence program has for years allowed himself to be portrayed as a Ph.D. in engineering, even though he does not hold a doctoral degree. 

Masslion police have arrested a woman on charges of with stealing her son's income tax refunds and his U.S. Army paychecks while he was serving in Afghanistan.