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Navy wins 12th straight over Army

PHILADELPHIA – All Keenan Reynolds wanted was to beat Army. The nimble-footed quarterback got his wish, dashing through the snow and a weary defense all the way into the NCAA …


Navy seeks to continue winning trend against Army

PHILADELPHIA – The Army-Navy series has long held its lofty spot as sport’s most patriotic rivalry, with pride, prestige and the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy at stake. Also on the line is …


Southwick leads Broncos’ win over USU

Joe Southwick passed for a career-high 335 yards and two touchdowns on 30-of-44 passing as Boise State defeated Utah State 34-23 Saturday night in Logan, Utah. Shane Williams-Rhodes caught 13 …


Gay military couples struggle to get ‘marriage leave’

WASHINGTON – Gays and lesbians in the military are running into widespread obstacles as they seek to take advantage of a new Obama administration policy designed to make it easier …


Govt. shutdown puts service academy sports on hold

WASHINGTON – Army, Navy and Air Force might be forced to skip their football games next weekend because of the budget impasse in Congress. The Defense Department temporarily suspended sports …


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 …


Wash. Army commander removed over PTSD probe

The Army has removed the head of Madigan Army Medical Center in Washington state over an investigation into whether soldiers had a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder reversed to reduce …


Army chief: Greater role for reserves as forces shrink

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon’s decision to cut the size of the Army by 80,000 soldiers will force the military to rely more on the National Guard and reserves, particularly if …


Navy holds off Army in college football

LANDOVER, Md. – Playing his last game before he goes to SEAL training, Alexander Teich absolutely, positively did not want to be known as a member of the Navy team …


FBI joins investigation at Arlington cemetery

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI has joined Army agents investigating possible criminal practices at Arlington National Cemetery that may have led to the burial of eight sets of cremated human …


Fallen soldier remembered as dedicated to family

A Medical Lake soldier was killed Sunday in Baghdad, Iraq. Sgt. 1st Class Clifford E. Beattie, 37, died of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised …


Dobbs directs Navy over Army

PHILADELPHIA – Ricky Dobbs sat in a small room deep inside Lincoln Financial Field and recalled a team meeting from earlier this season. Navy had just lost to Air Force, …


Notre Dame becomes bowl-eligible in return to Bronx

NEW YORK – Instead of a walkthrough on Friday, Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly gave his players a chance to soak in the sites at Yankee Stadium. Monument Park and …


Five soldiers charged with Afghan deaths

SEATTLE – Five soldiers accused of murdering three Afghan civilians earlier this year allegedly threw grenades at them and shot them with rifles, according to charging papers released Wednesday by …


Four more soldiers charged in Afghan civilian deaths

The five soldiers accused of killing three Afghan civilians over a period of months earlier this year allegedly threw grenades at them and shot them with rifles, according to charging …


Four service members named persons of year

Four military service members were honored Tuesday by Greater Spokane Inc. and U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers. The regional business organization named Senior Airman Joseph Sparks, Marine Staff Sgt. Daniel …


Army asks for more mental health help

WASHINGTON – An Army task force has found that a growing number of soldiers serving in Afghanistan are suffering from some kind of mental stress and is urging the military …


East Valley grad, Army specialist reflects on Iraq

Spc. Aaron Torrey, 22, of Otis Orchards, has been in the Army since shortly after he graduated from East Valley High School in 2006. Last month he returned from his …


Man kills woman, shoots self at Fort Lewis

The Army says a 59-year-old male veteran shot and killed a civilian woman at a Fort Lewis store in an attempted murder-suicide.


7 U.S. troops die in Afghanistan

NAWA, Afghanistan – Roadside bombings and a gun attack killed seven U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan on Monday, providing a grim reminder of the insurgency’s resilience even as Marines moved to …


One soldier’s story

Two things Ray Batten remembers about D-Day: It was postponed a day, and when he finally did get to France, he spent his initial time up in a tree. “I …


Soldiers shot at military career center

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A man with “political and religious motives” killed a soldier just out of basic training and wounded another Monday in a targeted attack on a military …


Three U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq

BAGHDAD – Three American soldiers on foot patrol were among 25 people killed in Iraq on Thursday in an upsurge of violence that brought to 60 the number killed over …


Spokane Army specialist mourned

Two days after he would have turned 24, Carlo E. Alfonso was buried Saturday in Spokane as a fallen hero. The Army specialist was killed and two other soldiers were …