Stories tagged: Afghanistan
Sun., Nov. 25, 2012
Staff Sgt. Stiltz remembered for character, love of country
Staff Sgt. Matthew H. Stiltz was remembered Saturday as a dedicated serviceman who loved the Army. “My brother Matt was a soldier,” said Stiltz’s brother, Jeff Stiltz. “That was his …
Thu., Nov. 22, 2012
Crocker accepts DUI plea deal
Former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker pleaded guilty Wednesday to a reduced charge of reckless driving in connection with a hit-and-run drunken-driving crash in Spokane Valley this summer. The …
Thu., Nov. 15, 2012
Sergeant used toy camel to explain his work in Afghanistan to son
When Army Sgt. Joe Wardell learned he was going to be deployed to Afghanistan for a year, he wondered how to explain his absence to his 3-year-old son, Clive. He …
Wed., Nov. 14, 2012
Shadle High grad killed in action in Afghanistan
A Shadle Park High School graduate who joined the Army shortly after completing school in 2005 was killed Monday in Afghanistan. Staff Sgt. Matthew H. Stiltz, 26, was about six …
Tue., Nov. 13, 2012, 3:15 p.m.
Spokane soldier dies in Afghanistan
A Spokane soldier died Monday in Afghanistan of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with indirect fire, the Department of Defense said.
Mon., Nov. 12, 2012
Missing records frustrate veterans
A strange thing happened when Christopher DeLara filed for disability benefits after his tour in Iraq: The U.S. Army said it had no records showing he had ever been overseas. …
Sun., Oct. 21, 2012
Book Notes: EWU’s Spatz will read from ‘Inukshuk’ Tuesday
Gregory Spatz, a writing professor at Eastern Washington University, will read from his latest book, “Inukshuk,” on Tuesday at North Idaho College. Spatz, who won a Washington State Book Award …
Tue., Oct. 16, 2012
Colville soldier in Afghanistan called ‘IED Whisperer’
BABINEK, Afghanistan – Staff Sgt. Kelly Rogne walked down a dusty village road, rhythmically swinging a metal detector that resembled an oversized hockey stick. He led a column of more …
Wed., Oct. 10, 2012
McMorris Rodgers, Cowan share views during debate
The Democratic opponent of U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers in the November election used much of their first debate working to portray the incumbent Republican as an ingrained fixture in …
Wed., Aug. 29, 2012
Vestal: Flap over Baumgartner’s expletive misses point
In recent weeks, the 2,000th American soldier died in Afghanistan. And Michael Baumgartner used one expletive.
Tue., Aug. 28, 2012, 8:26 a.m.
Washington flags lowered for Afghanistan death
OLYMPIA — Flags are lowered today at Washington state agency buildings in memory of a sailor from Des Moines who was killed in Afghanistan.
Fri., Aug. 24, 2012
Crocker charged with DUI, fleeing scene
Former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker has been charged with drunken driving and leaving the scene of a Spokane Valley accident. The 63-year-old retired diplomat is accused of colliding …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 23, 2012, 3:50 p.m.
Former Afghanistan ambassador charged with DUI
Former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker has been charged with DUI and leaving the scene of an accident, The Spokesman-Review has learned.
Thu., Aug. 9, 2012, 4:51 p.m.
Lewiston paratrooper killed in Afghanistan
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — An Alaska-based paratrooper from Idaho has been killed in Afghanistan.
Thu., July 19, 2012
International care has boy on two legs again
Rahim promptly stood on his new leg Wednesday, then strode confidently into the next room and up a ramp, awaiting final adjustments. More than two years after a land mine …
Thu., July 5, 2012
Soldier from Idaho dies in Afghanistan
BOISE – A 24-year-old soldier from southeastern Idaho died Tuesday in Afghanistan when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire. Pfc. Cody O. Moosman, of Preston, died in …
Mon., April 23, 2012, 1 a.m.
U.S., Afghanistan reach deal
KABUL, Afghanistan – The U.S. and Afghanistan reached a deal Sunday on a long-delayed strategic partnership agreement that ensures Americans will provide military and financial support to the Afghan people …
Wed., March 28, 2012
Trudy Rubin: U.S. must insist on Afghan women’s rights during negotiations
What will happen to Afghan women? As the United States winds down its presence in Afghanistan and tries to talk to the Taliban, will Afghan women pay the price? Will …
Sun., March 25, 2012
Bales’ lawyer no stranger to high-profile cases
SEATTLE – A day before the public learned the name of the soldier accused of methodically slaughtering 16 civilians in Afghanistan, his lawyer called a news conference and sketched a …
Mon., March 19, 2012, 5:08 p.m.
Suspect in Afghan slaughter remembers little
The lawyer for the Army staff sergeant accused of slaughtering 16 Afghan civilians in a nighttime shooting rampage met his client for the first time Monday and said the solider …
Fri., March 16, 2012, 3:45 p.m.
Suspect in killing of Afghan civilians identified
A senior U.S. official says the soldier accused in the killing of 16 Afghan civilians is Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales.
Fri., March 16, 2012, 8:31 a.m.
Soldier accused of Afghan massacre headed to prison
The soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers is expected to be flown to a U.S. military prison as early as today, a senior defense official said, as the soldier’s …
Tue., March 13, 2012, 8:01 a.m.
Taliban fire on Afghan officials at attack site
BALANDI, Afghanistan — The Taliban insurgents opened fire just as two brothers of Afghan President Hamid Karzai left a village mosque where a memorial service was being held for 16 …
Sun., March 11, 2012, 9:37 a.m.
Ft. Lewis soldier kills 16 Afghan civilians
BALANDI, Afghanistan (AP) — A US official says the suspect in the killing of 16 Afghans was from Fort Lewis, Wash. The American soldier opened fire on villagers near his …
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 26, 2012, 9 p.m.
Suicide bomber kills 9 at Afghan airport
The explosion comes after nearly a week of deadly protests in Afghanistan in the escalating crisis over the burning of Muslim holy books.
Wed., Feb. 1, 2012, 1:05 p.m.
Panetta: US combat in Afghanistan to end in 2013
ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT — U.S. and other international forces in Afghanistan aim to end their combat role next year and switch to training and advising Afghan forces through …
Sun., Jan. 8, 2012
Support mission takes unit to Texas, then Afghanistan
Some local guardsmen are going to war. About 50 civilian-airmen from the Washington Air National Guard’s 141st Civil Engineer Squadron, of Fairchild Air Force Base, will soon deploy to Afghanistan …
Thu., Jan. 5, 2012, 3:49 p.m.
Soldiers pay respects to canine veteran of war
Soldiers of the 92nd Security Forces Squadron at Fairchild Air Force Base paid their respects today to one of their own.
Tue., Dec. 6, 2011, 9:16 a.m.
Rare attacks on Afghan Shiites kill 60
A suicide bomber struck a crowd of Shiite worshippers who packed a Kabul mosque today to mark a holy day, killing at least 56 people, and a second bombing in …
Fri., Oct. 7, 2011, 9:50 a.m.
Analysis: First-person view of Afghan collapse
When I look back, the warning signs of chaos to come were there right from the start.