military

Female soldiers training on a firing range. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Army tests both women, men in combat fitness study

FORT STEWART, Ga. (AP) — Military researchers put dozens of soldiers, both women and men, through a series of drills Wednesday aimed at helping the Army develop a unisex test to decide which troops are […]

03/12/2014

This March 6, 2014 file photo shows Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., left, and Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H. at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Senate is heading toward a vote to change the military justice system to deal with sexual assault. The legislation would scrap the nearly century-old practice of an accused being able to use a "good soldier defense" to raise doubts that a crime had been committed. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

New Senate bill to combat military sexual assaults

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate headed toward an overwhelming vote Monday in favor of big changes in the military justice system to deal with sexual assault, including scrapping the nearly century-old practice of using a […]

03/10/2014

Local residents carry Russian flags and shout slogans rallying through the streets of Crimean capital Simferopol, Ukraine, on Saturday, March 1, 2014.  (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

Russian troops take over Ukraine’s Crimea region

SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Russian troops took over Crimea as the parliament in Moscow gave President Vladimir Putin a green light Saturday to use the military to protect Russian interests in Ukraine. The newly installed government in […]

03/01/2014

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AP Exclusive: Misconduct forces more soldiers out

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of U.S. soldiers forced out of the Army because of crimes or misconduct has soared in the past several years as the military emerges from a decade of war that […]

02/15/2014

A U.S. soldier walks atop his armored vehicle at sunset as he prepares for a nighttime military exercise in the Kuwaiti desert south of the Iraqi border on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2002. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

VA reports spike in suicides among youngest vets

WASHINGTON (AP) — There has been a sharp increase in the suicide rate among the youngest male veterans, and a smaller but still significant jump among women who served in the military, the Department of […]

01/09/2014

U.S. Marine Corps seal. (AP Photo)

Murder conviction against US Marine overturned

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The military’s highest court overturned a murder conviction Wednesday against a Camp Pendleton Marine in one of the most significant cases against American troops from the Iraq war. The Court of […]

06/26/2013

Experience LA with Maggie McKay

By Maggie McKay, KFWB Afternoon Anchor This Sunday is Veteran’s Day, a good time to remember and pay tribute to our servicemen and women who risk their lives for our freedom. Thank a veteran by […]

11/09/2012

Panel calls for annual PTSD screening

(AP) – A new report sought by Congress recommends that soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan be screened for post-traumatic stress disorder at least once a year and that federal agencies conduct more research to […]

07/13/2012

Pentagon to make database to track medal awardees

(AP) – The Pentagon says it plans to establish a searchable database of military valor awards and medals. The decision announced Tuesday by Pentagon press secretary George Little stems from a June 28 Supreme Court […]

07/10/2012

Family of US soldier sues Canadian security firm

(AP) – The family of a California soldier killed in Afghanistan has sued a Canadian military contractor for rehiring a security guard, an Afghan national, after he allegedly threatened to attack U.S. troops. The wrongful-death […]

07/10/2012

Booms at Camp Pendleton this weekend

(CNS) – Loud booms may be heard in the North County this weekend while Camp Pendleton artillery units conduct live-fire training exercises. The exercises will be conducted on Sunday between 6 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. […]

06/08/2012

The USO helps the military in a purely volunteer effort

For decades, the USO has been lifting the spirits of troops stations around the world. Entertainers from Bob Hope to Kid Rock travel to remote areas to entertain our service men and women during times […]

05/28/2012

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