Stories tagged: military
Thu., Nov. 15, 2018
The letters by Jack Rogers came from Fort Devens, Massachusetts, from Camp Pontchartrain, Louisiana, from Dutch East Indies, New Guinea, and the Philippines – approximately 150 in all.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 3:25 p.m.
Local leaders honored veterans and those killed in action at during Sunday ceremony.
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 6:32 p.m.
William Kearsey’s war was long over by the time his son ever heard about it.
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 5:11 p.m.
Spokane’s sleeping citizens were jolted awake just after midnight 100 years ago today by the honking of car horns and the shrieking of sirens. When people discovered the reason, “nobody …
Fri., Nov. 9, 2018
Veterans Day came three days early at Sacajawea Middle School, but none too soon for Army veteran Steve Swenson.
Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 7:18 p.m.
Troops from Fairchild Air Force Base will be among those sent to the U.S.-Mexico border, a Fairchild spokesman confirmed Wednesday. The official did not say how many Fairchild troops would …
Sat., Oct. 27, 2018, 6 a.m.
Spokane will lead the $10 billion effort to revamp the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ medical-records system, but questions remain about what veterans can expect and the computer program selected …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 26, 2018, 3:56 p.m.
Microsoft plans to continue to provide its technology to the U.S. military, despite worries among the software maker’s own employees that advances in the field of artificial intelligence could empower …
Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 8 a.m.
President Donald Trump threatened Thursday to summon the military to close the U.S.-Mexico border and upend a trade deal, expressing mounting frustration with a large caravan of migrants from Honduras …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 10:15 p.m.
World War II veteran with a goal of visiting very state and meeting each governor crosses Washington off his list.
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 7, 2018, 3:56 p.m.
Following a widespread review of military decorations in the post-9/11 years, Ronald Shurer II was awarded the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest honor for military valor.
Thu., Oct. 4, 2018, 12:45 p.m.
A research arm of the U.S. military is exploring the possibility of deploying insects to make plants more resilient by altering their genes. Some experts say the work may be …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 26, 2018, 10:30 p.m.
A Washington State University graduate who later went on to serve in the Army’s Special Forces in Afghanistan will receive the Medal of Honor from President Donald Trump on Oct. …
Tue., Sept. 25, 2018, 7:56 p.m.
A deterioration in U.S.-China relations, seen most dramatically in their escalating trade dispute, is spilling over into the military arena.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 8, 2018, 9:49 p.m.
Michael Sebastian grew up on the Spokane Indian Reservation, and after serving for more than 22 years in the U.S. Military – including three tours of duty in Iraq – …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 20, 2018, 10:46 a.m.
David A. Smith was a lance corporal in the Marine Corps the night 250,000 Soviet solders landed in Czechoslovakia, and a man holding a dog showed up at his door …
Mon., Aug. 13, 2018
As World War II began in earnest, the wounded returning from war overwhelmed the military hospital system and new hospitals were planned. In 1942, city of Spokane donated 160 acres …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 6, 2018, 2:31 p.m.
In 2000, WWII flying ace Ralph Wandrey reached out to researcher Henry Sakaida. He was in possession, he told Sakaida, of a flag he had taken from Japanese barracks while …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 15, 2018, 5:21 p.m.
Ralph Wandrey joined the U.S. Army Air Corps at 20, about a month before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. At the time of his enlistment he was told he would …
Thu., June 14, 2018
If an American flag is thrown into a recycling bin, it’s eventually plucked from a stream of mixed glass, paper, plastic and metal at Waste Management’s recycling plant near the …
Thu., June 7, 2018, 1:24 p.m.
A new dining hall for guards at the Guantanamo Bay detention center has a shimmering view of the Caribbean and a lifespan of 20 years. Barracks scheduled to start getting …
Thu., June 7, 2018, 7:56 a.m.
President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said Russia has no plans to pull its military out of Syria, but isn’t building permanent facilities there.
Mon., May 28, 2018
Memorial Day is a time to remember the people who died while serving in the military. Monuments are just one way to remember the dead, yet what those memorials represent, …
UPDATED: Tue., May 22, 2018, 11:57 a.m.
Eight decades and counting: 80th Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade honors region’s veterans
Coasting down Washington Street in a vintage military Jeep, World War II veteran and retired Admiral George Lotzenhiser said he relished being a part of one of the nation’s foremost …
Thu., May 10, 2018, 3:36 p.m.
Multiple failures led up to the deadly Niger attack last October, but top military leaders said Thursday that none directly caused the overwhelming enemy ambush that killed four American service …
Tue., May 8, 2018, 6 a.m.
From the American Revolution to present day, mail has formed a link between members of the military and their loved ones. Beginning May 9, the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum will …
UPDATED: Thu., May 3, 2018, 9:14 p.m.
On Saturday, hundreds of Filipino veterans and their families will receive Congressional Gold Medals in recognition of their service in World War II.
UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 10:06 p.m.
A retired United States Air Force serviceman and U.S. postal worker succumbed to injuries he sustained in a Spokane hit-and-run crash on April 16. The suspect was arrested Thursday night.
Fri., April 20, 2018
The unclaimed ashes of soldiers, Marines, sailors and airmen were given the proper burial at the Washington Veterans Cemetery, their remains placed in new handmade wooden urns and tucked into …
Fri., April 13, 2018, 6 a.m.
With appearance at Fairchild, Shelly Monahan-Cain continues advocacy for survivors of sexual assault
Former Spokane news anchor Shelly Monahan-Cain never shied away from speaking out about the sexual assault she survived in the early 1980s, despite the trauma it left with her.