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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.


AFCA: Army likely to share 1945 title with Oklahoma St.

An executive with the American Football Coaches Association said Monday that Army will likely share the 1945 national title with Oklahoma State.


Around the Nation: Army racks up 671 yards of offense, dominates Lafayette 62-7

Ahmad Bradshaw ran for 109 yards and a touchdown, fellow quarterback Chris Carter threw for two scores and Army beat Lafayette 62-7 on Saturday in West Point, New York, to …


Army’s Brandon Jackson remembered for life of ‘promise and purpose’

The colors of Brandon Jackson’s short life filled the church and helped tell his tale of “promise and purpose.”


Prosecutors cite two soldiers’ injuries in Bowe Bergdahl arguments

Serious injuries to two soldiers who searched for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in 2009 show that he endangered his comrades by leaving his post in Afghanistan, prosecutors argue in a …


General to testify about burning letters in Bowe Bergdahl case

The judge overseeing Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s military trial said Monday that a top general must testify about destroying letters that he received from supporters and critics of the soldier …


Bergdahl lawyers: McCain comments violate due process rights

The Army sought to have U.S. Sen. John McCain back away from statements about punishment for Bowe Bergdahl because of concerns about hurting the soldier’s right to a fair trial, …


Army: Soldier dies after falling ill during Ranger School

FORT BENNING, Ga.– A 21-year-old Army officer died after falling ill during his first day at the military’s grueling Ranger School in Georgia. The soldier, 2nd Lt. Michael R. Parros, …


Dallas police killer was loner, followed black militants

The man who killed five Dallas police officers and wounded seven others was described as a loner, an Army veteran who served in Afghanistan and a follower of black militant …


Among Dallas sniper victims: A newlywed, a veteran, parents

One officer was a newlywed. Another had survived multiple tours in Iraq. A protester was shot trying to shield her sons. The stories of those killed or wounded in a …


Dallas suspect amassed personal arsenal at suburban home

An Army veteran killed by Dallas police after the sniper slayings of five officers amassed a personal arsenal at his suburban home, including bomb-making materials, bulletproof vests, rifles, ammunition and …


Rain slows, but flooding still threat in Southeast Texas

The heavy rain that’s been hovering over parts of southeast and central Texas and caused deadly flooding began to lift Saturday, but officials said the flooding emergency near the Gulf …


Achievements: Area residents graduate from basic military training

A list of area accomplishments in the military and Boy Scouts.


3 dead, 6 missing after Army truck swept away in Texas flood

Three soldiers were killed and six were missing after an Army truck was washed from a low-water crossing and overturned Thursday in a rain-swollen creek at Fort Hood, a spokesman …


JBLM soldier shoots helicopter during training exercise

Authorities said a soldier from Joint Base Lewis-McChord who was participating in a large training exercise in California shot an Army Apache helicopter with live rounds.


Bergdahl to be court-martialed under new commander-in-chief

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who walked off his combat outpost in Afghanistan and spent five years in captivity, will be court-martialed under a new commander-in-chief. A military judge decided Tuesday …


House committee votes to require women to register for draft

Women would be required to register for the military draft under a House committee’s bill that comes just months after the Defense Department lifted all gender-based restrictions on front-line combat …


New details hint at role of psychology in Bergdahl defense

Details about Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s mental health – including the Army’s later diagnosis of Bergdahl as suffering from “schizotypal personality disorder” – are contained in newly released documents that offer …


Generals say women should have to register for draft

The top Army and Marine Corps generals told senators Tuesday that it will take up to three years to fully integrate women into all combat jobs, adding that women also …


Bad food choice fails to keep Navy mascot from Army game

An Angora goat apparently sickened from eating toxic vegetation has been cleared for duty at this weekend’s Army-Navy Game in Philadelphia.


Veteran’s long-unmarked grave given a headstone

When Chuck Elmore heard that a black Army veteran had been buried in the 1970s in an unmarked grave at Spokane-Cheney Memorial Gardens, he thought resolving the issue might take …


Army pitcher Alex Robinett strikes out 21 in 8-0 win over Air Force

Army’s Alex Robinett was not keeping track of his prodigious number of strikeouts, and his teammates were not telling him because they know to give him his space when he …


Air Force bests Army to win Commander-in-Chief’s trophy

Kale Pearson hit tight end Garrett Griffin for a 54-yard touchdown early in the third quarter to break open a tense game, Will Conant kicked three field goals and Air …


Central Valley’s Madison Hovren will play basketball at Army

The leading scorer in Greater Spokane League girls basketball the last two seasons has given Army an oral commitment. Madison Hovren of Central Valley chose West Point over Montana, Montana …


Spokane veteran recalls heartwarming, heartbreaking moments from D-Day

On a Sunday morning in the autumn of 1944, Idaho native Ben Brooks settled into his foxhole in liberated Luxembourg to write a letter while the rest of his squad …


Abrams’ comic novel ‘Fobbit’ looks at war from a different angle

Before he arrived in Iraq, David Abrams expected to be shaking sand out of his underwear and taking showers maybe once a week. Then his plane delivered him in Baghdad, …


Still standing tall: Honors finally awarded to Vietnam-era Army sergeant

In August 1969, a lanky and bushy-haired Army Sgt. Leon Strigotte stooped to inspect makeshift booby traps laid by Viet Cong near Bong Son, a village near the coast in …


Veteran troopers sue Washington State Patrol for benefits

Five Washington State Patrol employees accuse the state of ignoring veteran preferences that would have helped them earn agency promotions. The lawsuit in Spokane Superior Court says up to 100 …


Sheriff Knezovich: Man in police shooting had gun, body armor

A young man shot to death following a police chase Tuesday night was a combat veteran wounded in Afghanistan three years ago and denied disability benefits. Jedadiah Zillmer, 23, died …


Says Brown: Better win all of them

For a decade, Mack Brown and the Texas Longhorns won more games than almost any other program in the country. It was the inability to meet those lofty expectations over …