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U.S. Army soldiers from the 2-82 Field Artillery, 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, carry their bags to waiting trucks as they prepare to board buses later in the evening to fly home to Fort Hood, Texas after being one of the last American combat units to exit from Iraq on December 15, 2011 at Camp Virginia, near Kuwait City, Kuwait.(credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Air Force Will Stay In Iraq As Combat Forces Leave Country

Ron Stockton, a University of Michigan – Dearborn professor, said many forget about the original war plan — to smoothly invade Iraq, and then fight Iran and Syria. He said that war plan would have ended in utter chaos.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/18/2011

U.S. Army soldiers from the 2-82 Field Artillery, 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, carry their bags to waiting trucks as they prepare to board buses later in the evening to fly home to Fort Hood, Texas after being one of the last American combat units to exit from Iraq on December 15, 2011 at Camp Virginia, near Kuwait City, Kuwait.(credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

U.S. Officially Ends War In Iraq

After nearly nine years, 4,500 Americans dead and 32,000 wounded, U.S. officials are formally shutting down the war in Iraq.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/15/2011

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Michigan Consortium Signs Memo To Build $5.5B Development In Iraq

A consortium of Michigan companies is eager to make the American presence felt in a different way by overseeing the building of a new, $5.5 billion city near Baghdad.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/13/2011

Sen. Carl Levin (File Photo)

Levin On Iraq: ‘We’ve Been There Plenty Long’

As President Obama announced an end to the Iraq war, WWJ spoke with Michigan Sen. Carl Levin, asking if we accomplished our mission there.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/21/2011

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Obama Announces End Of Iraq War, Troops To Return Home By Year End

President Obama announced Friday that the United States will withdraw nearly all troops from Iraq by the end of the year, effectively bringing the long and polarizing war in Iraq to an end.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/21/2011

Homeless man (Getty Images, File)

DRMM Provides New Transitional Housing For Homeless Veterans

The Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries will open 60 new, fully furnished units to homeless veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan on Friday in Highland Park.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/07/2011

MSU Professor Marcos Dantus (Credit: MSU)

MSU Researchers Develop Bomb-Detecting Laser

A research team at Michigan State University has developed a laser that can potentially detect roadside bombs, which might save soldiers’ lives in Iraq and Afghanistan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/19/2011

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Patriot Golf Day Honors Sacrifices Of Military Men And Women

This Labor Day weekend Americans will have a compelling and easy way to pay tribute to the sacrifices of military veterans and their families, through the Fifth Annual Patriot Golf Day, the largest annual grassroots golf event in the country

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/02/2011

Toy trucks like this one, designed by a Michigan Technological University graduate, are doing important work for the Army in war zones.

Michigan Tech Grad’s Toy Truck Saving Lives In Afghanistan

A Michigan Technological University graduate with a brother in the Army has designed a toy truck to search roadsides and vehicles for improvised explosive devices.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/18/2011

Justin Verlander pitching for the Detroit Tigers. (Getty Images File Photo)

Verlander Honors Wounded Vets When He Pitches For Tigers

When Justin “No-Hit” Verlander takes to the mound at Comerica Park this season, he’ll have his own personal cheering section.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/16/2011

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