A soldier who died from health-related issues at Fort Rucker earlier this month was buried on Thursday with full military honors.

1st Lt. William Pickel, 30, was buried at the Chattanooga National Cemetery, his obituary states. He is survived by his wife and two children.

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The Afghan Air Force's first-ever UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters have arrived in Kandahar, reports Stars and Stripes, the first of a total of 159 Black Hawks to be supplied to the country’s military by the U.S. as part of an effort to bolster its aging helicopter fleet.

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There’s been a lot of anxiety and emotion surrounding the Confederate monuments issue, especially now after the events in Charlottesville, Virginia. City mayors have begun to take steps to remove the controversial statues. But statues in cities aren’t the only tangible monuments to these sometimes-revered, sometimes-reviled rebels. We know that U.S. Army installations across the Southern United States are named for Confederate generals; the question no one seems to answer is why.

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The Army Sergeant who spent six weeks training at Alabama's Fort Rucker a year before his arrest on terrorism-related charges told undercover agents he wanted to "kill a bunch of people" and expressed the desire to pour Drano in a co-worker's eyes, according to court documents.

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