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Army to expand Arlington Cemetery, ends talks with county

Arlington National Cemetery is moving ahead with plans to expand by roughly 50,000 spaces, extending the cemetery’s life beyond 2050.


UPDATED: Tue., June 6, 2017, 3:04 p.m.

Needing troops, Army offers up to $90K bonuses to re-enlist

Struggling to expand its ranks, the Army will triple the amount of bonuses it’s paying this year to more than $380 million, including new incentives to woo reluctant soldiers to …


Army helicopter rescues Canadian cop from Mount Rainier

The National Park Service says a member of Canada’s national police force was rescued by an Army helicopter near the summit of Mount Rainier.


U.S. soldier who fought with Russian-backed militants has been discharged from the Army

A well-known militant who fought with Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine and participated in far-right European politics before joining the U.S. Army has been discharged from the military, a spokeswoman for …


Bowe Bergdahl scheduled for trial in October

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is scheduled for trial in October on charges that he endangered comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan, according to a new timetable set Friday …


Army helicopter crashes into Maryland golf course

An Army helicopter with three crew members on board went down on a Maryland golf course Monday, authorities and witnesses said. One person said he saw the chopper “spinning” before …


UPDATED: Mon., April 17, 2017, 12:50 p.m.

Army should factor PTSD in discharge decisions, veterans’ lawsuit claims

A federal lawsuit alleges the U.S. Army has issued less-than-honorable discharges for potentially thousands of service members without adequately considering the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health …


UPDATED: Wed., April 12, 2017, 3:12 p.m.

Army closer to relinquishing ownership of chemical depot

The U.S. Army has submitted a draft agreement to transfer ownership of the former Umatilla Chemical Depot into local control.


Explosion at Army ammunition plant in Missouri kills worker

An explosion Tuesday at a sprawling ammunition plant near Kansas City, Missouri, killed one worker and injured four others, the U.S. Army said.


Trump taps Tennessee lawmaker as Army secretary

President Donald Trump is planning to nominate a Tennessee legislator to be Army secretary.


UPDATED: Thu., April 6, 2017, 11:24 p.m.

Veterans, McMorris Rodgers battle VA over access to exercise room

The aging veterans sit in camp chairs inside a pop-up awning with makeshift blue-tarp walls. A propane heater makes it liveable as the Army, Navy and Air Force veterans began …


UPDATED: Sun., March 26, 2017, 5:09 p.m.

‘Still one of us’: 92-year-old gets Purple Heart from WWII

A 92-year-old North Carolina man has finally received the Purple Heart he earned more than 70 years ago while fighting in Belgium during World War II.


Afghan soldier opens fire on U.S. service members, wounding 3

Three American service members were wounded Sunday when an Afghan soldier opened fire on them at a base in the country’s southern Helmand province, U.S. officials said.


UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017, 10:54 p.m.

Army misses deadline to explain how it took over Columbia shoreline

The U.S. Army missed its March 1 deadline to advise Congress on how it acquired 34 miles of Columbia River shoreline behind the McNary Dam.


Two soldiers found dead in apartment near Army post in Georgia

Police in southeast Georgia are investigating after two soldiers were found dead in an apartment outside Fort Stewart.


Army makes history by putting Muslim in charge of 14,000 US soldiers’ spiritual needs

After a ceremony this summer, Lt. Col. Khallid Shabazz will become the first Muslim division-level chaplain in the history of the U.S. military – a Muslim spiritual leader for more …


100 years ago in Spokane: As war with Germany inches closer, Spokane’s college alumni volunteer for Army Reserve

At least 29 members of the University Club of Spokane expressed their intention of seeking commissions as Army Reserve officers. This was another indication that residents were beginning to believe …


Trump’s federal hiring freeze forces two Army bases to suspend child care services

Major U.S. Army bases at Fort Knox, Ky., and Wiesbaden, Germany, are shutting down child care and education services for military families due to President Donald Trump’s hiring freeze on …


Avalanche kills 7 army troops in Kazakhstan

A Kazakhstan emergency official says seven army soldiers have died in an avalanche in the ex-Soviet republic’s southern mountains.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 7:16 p.m.

Company to resume work to finish Dakota Access pipeline

With the green light from the federal government, the company building the Dakota Access oil pipeline said Wednesday it plans to resume work immediately to finish the long-stalled project. Opponents …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 4:36 p.m.

Prosecutors: Bergdahl to get fair trial despite Trump jabs

President Donald Trump’s campaign-trail condemnation of Bowe Bergdahl – the Army sergeant charged with desertion while serving in Afghanistan – won’t prevent the soldier from getting a fair trial, according …


Trump criticizes decision to commute ‘ungrateful traitor’ Chelsea Manning’s sentence

President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday morning that Chelsea Manning, the Army intelligence analyst who had been convicted for turning over classified diplomatic documents to WikiLeaks, “should never have been released …


Army colonel sentenced to 12 years in child pornography case

A colonel who once headed the U.S. Army’s strategic war gaming division sobbed and apologized Wednesday before being sentenced to 12 years for receipt and distribution of child pornography.


Army rushes past North Texas in OT at Heart of Dallas Bowl

Jordan Asberry ran for a 3-yard touchdown on fourth down in overtime, sending Army past North Texas 38-31 on Tuesday in a rematch at the Heart of Dallas Bowl.


Trump picks hockey team owner, businessman for Army job

President-elect Donald Trump has picked Vincent Viola, a New York businessman, West Point graduate and owner of the Florida Panthers hockey team, as his secretary of the Army.


Army sergeant in Texas admits funneling weapons to cartel

An Army sergeant who worked as a military recruiter has admitted he funneled dozens of assault weapons to a Mexican cartel last year with the help of other soldiers.


Army beats Navy to end 14-year losing streak in series

The Army football team and its fans around the world can finally rejoice.


Bergdahl seeks pardon from Obama to avert desertion trial

U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the former prisoner of war who’s accused of endangering comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan, is asking President Barack Obama to pardon him …


Around the Nation: Middle Tennessee State edges Missouri

The first time Missouri played Middle Tennessee State was Sept. 20, 2003, when the Tigers narrowly defeated the Blue Raiders 41-40 in overtime.


Yemen cease-fire breached shortly after it goes into effect

A temporary U.N.-brokered cease-fire that went into effect in Yemen late Wednesday night was breached by the Houthi rebels, army sources and local residents said.