Stories tagged: Department of Defense
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 11:07 p.m.
Cleanup bill for toxic firefighting chemicals at military bases could reach $2 billion
It may cost up to $2 billion to clean up toxic firefighting chemicals that have leaked from more than 400 U.S. military installations, including Fairchild Air Force Base, a group …
Mon., May 22, 2017, 3:43 p.m.
Boise State awarded $1.7 million to research climate change, birds
Boise State University researchers have been awarded a $1.7 million U.S. Department of Defense grant to monitor the effects of climate change on bird migration.
Tue., March 14, 2017, 9:38 a.m.
Mattis withdraws Patterson as choice for Defense undersecretary for policy
WASHINGTON – Defense Secretary James Mattis has withdrawn retired senior diplomat Anne W. Patterson as his choice for undersecretary for policy after the White House indicated unwillingness to fight what …
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 2:52 p.m.
Microsoft pulls in no-bid defense contract worth almost $1 billion
Microsoft has reeled in a $927 million no-bid contract to provide technical support services to a technology unit of the U.S. Department of Defense.
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 11:56 a.m.
Trump’s pick of Mattis opens debate in Congress on ex-generals
President-elect Donald Trump’s pick of retired General James Mattis as defense secretary has some lawmakers warning that his Cabinet shouldn’t be stocked with military brass at the expense of civilian …
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 7:26 a.m.
Illinois, California soldiers killed in Afghanistan attack
The Department of Defense says two soldiers died Saturday from injuries inflicted by an improvised explosive device in Bagram, Afghanistan.
Sun., Aug. 24, 2014
Washington Fish and Wildlife Department leads in military surplus buys
The state law enforcement agency that has made the most of a federal program offering military surplus equipment at fire-sale rates is just as likely to face a charging moose …
Fri., Feb. 21, 2014, 10:37 a.m.
Kimberly Jeffreys pleads guilty to fraud
As part of a plea agreement agreed to Friday, Kimberly Jeffreys pleaded guilty to defrauding two banks in 2010 for loans to construct a military entrance processing station in Spokane. …
Wed., Jan. 23, 2013, 12:34 p.m.
AP sources: Panetta opens combat roles to women
WASHINGTON — Senior defense officials say Pentagon chief Leon Panetta is removing the military’s ban on women serving in combat, opening hundreds of thousands of front-line positions and potentially elite …
Sun., Oct. 2, 2011
Spokane Valley woman fighting her battle decades after war
After spending the past 25 years cutting through military bureaucracy and secrecy, Amy Berger has found hope that one day she will know what happened to her cousin, a crewman …
Tue., May 24, 2011, 10:02 p.m.
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 …
Tue., Oct. 19, 2010, 12:19 p.m.
Military recruiters told to accept gay applicants
The Defense Department said today that it is accepting openly gay recruits, but is warning applicants they might not be allowed to stick around for long.
Tue., Sept. 21, 2010
White House advises of ‘stop loss’ back pay
The White House advised veterans whose service in Iraq and Afghanistan was involuntarily extended during the Bush administration that they are eligible for back pay under legislation signed by President …
Wed., Feb. 24, 2010, 9:52 a.m.
Possible end seen in fight over new air tankers
Senior Pentagon officials say their latest $35 billion plan to acquire refueling planes is fair.
Mon., Sept. 21, 2009
General grim on war’s odds
WASHINGTON – Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan, said in a confidential report that without additional forces, the war against insurgents there will end in …