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  • Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales is seen in Afghanistan in this undated file photo.
  • A military jury on Friday sentenced a U.S. soldier who massacred 16 Afghan civilians last year to life in prison without a chance of parole.
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  • U.S. Black Hawk helicopters arrive to the scene after a NATO helicopter crashed in a field killing two American service members, near Gerakhel, eastern Afghanistan, Tuesday, April 9, 2013.
  • A NATO helicopter crashed in a field in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing two American service members.
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  • Suicide bombers disguised as Afghan soldiers stormed a courthouse Wednesday in a failed bid to free more than a dozen Taliban prisoners in western Afghanistan
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  • President Barack Obama will announce in his State of the Union address that 34,000 U.S. troops will be home from Afghanistan within a year, two people familiar with his remarks said Tuesday.
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  • Pentagon officials say as many as three U.S. troops and 15 Afghans may have been killed in a suicide bombing in eastern Afghanistan.
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  • People gathered in the North Valley to honor the lives of military members who died in the line of duty. Organizers say the event was held in remembrance of those who died serving in Iraq and Afghanistan since the attacks on 9/11.
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  • Seven American troops and four Afghans died in a Black Hawk helicopter crash on Thursday in southern Afghanistan, the NATO military coalition said. The Taliban claimed their fighters shot down the aircraft.
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  • Benjamin Pleitez, 25, was killed July 27th while serving in Afghanistan.
  • The body of a California National Guard Soldier arrived at the Modesto Airport late Tuesday morning.
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  • 22-year-old Jared Verbeek is a Mount Whitney High School graduate who joined the Marines in 2008.
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  • A Valley Marine who just died on the front lines in Afghanistan is being honored Friday.
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  • Sergeant Matthew Abbate died last week after being struck by enemy gunfire.
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  • Sergeant Matthew Abbate died last Thursday in Afghanistan.
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  • Another former Buchanan High School student has died fighting in Afghanistan. Marine Sergeant Matthew Abbate was killed Thursday.
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  • The Hubbard-Baro Memorial Golf Tournament started six years ago, to honor Jeremiah Baro and Jared Hubbard.
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  • America's all volunteer armed forces have been at war for almost a decade. And a Valley group has been working to support them almost as long.
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  • Members of Piercy's Division, the 82nd Airborne brought the casket into a private hanger where the soldier's family was waiting.
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  • President Barack Obama sacked his loose-lipped Afghanistan commander Wednesday, a seismic shift for the military order in wartime, and chose the familiar, admired -- and tightly disciplined -- Gen. David Petraeus to replace him. Petraeus, architect of the Iraq war turnaround, was once again to take hands-on leadership of a troubled war effort.
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  • Five local residents, representing different political viewpoints watched the Presidential Address at the ABC 30 Studios. Three of those have sons serving in the Army.
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  • They held a poker run in the valley, while the soldier remains hospitalized at a military hospital in Washington, D.C.
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