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United pilot suffers heart attack during flight

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – A United Airlines pilot died after suffering a major heart attack while flying from Houston to Seattle, forcing crew members to make an emergency landing in Idaho while two doctors on […]

09/27/2013

President Barack Obama applauds after awarding US Army Staff Sgt. Ty M. Carter, left, the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry, Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama awards Medal of Honor to Afghan war veteran

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama bestowed nation’s highest military honor, the Medal of Honor, on Army Staff Sgt. Ty Carter on Monday, saluting the veteran of the war in Afghanistan as “the essence of […]

08/26/2013

Robert Bales, US Army Staff Sergeant who killed 16 civilians in Afghanistan, seen during 2011 training exercise at Fort Irwin, California, Defense Video and Imagery Distribution System photo. (AP Photo)

Villagers unsatisfied by life sentence for Bales

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. soldier who massacred 16 Afghan civilians last year in one of the worst atrocities of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars was sentenced Friday to life in prison […]

08/23/2013

US Army soldier participant clears a hurdle as part of Combat Readiness Test, Fort Jackson Army Base, Columbia, South Carolina

Army to cut brigades at 10 US bases

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a massive restructuring, the U.S. Army is slashing the number of active duty combat brigades from 45 to 33, and shifting thousands of soldiers out of bases around the country as […]

06/25/2013

Robert Bales, US Army Staff Sergeant who killed 16 civilians in Afghanistan, seen during 2011 training exercise at Fort Irwin, California, Defense Video and Imagery Distribution System photo. (AP Photo)

US soldier describes killing 16 Afghan civilians

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) — The American soldier charged with killing 16 Afghan civilians during nighttime raids on two villages last year pleaded guilty Wednesday then described shooting each victim, telling a military judge […]

06/05/2013

Robert Bales, US Army Staff Sergeant who killed 16 civilians in Afghanistan, seen during 2011 training exercise at Fort Irwin, California, Defense Video and Imagery Distribution System photo. (AP Photo)

The Latest: Soldier speaks about Afghan massacre

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, the American soldier from Lake Tapps, Ohio, charged with killing 16 Afghan civilians during nighttime raids on two villages last year, pleaded guilty Wednesday to […]

06/05/2013

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Army seeks better mental health coordination

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) — Army leadership is looking to improve coordination between its mental health programs and other soldier-resilience efforts.

02/04/2013

GUN BUY BACK

Missile launcher shows up at Seattle gun buyback

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle police worked with Army officials Monday to track down the history of a nonfunctional missile launcher that showed up at a weapons buyback program and determine whether it was legal or possibly stolen from the military.

01/28/2013

Soldier from Glendora killed in Afghanistan

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) – The Department of Defense says a 26-year-old soldier on his third deployment to Afghanistan has been killed by an explosive. The News Tribune says Kenneth Wade Bennett, of Glendora, Calif., was […]

11/12/2012

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