Stories tagged: soldiers
Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 9:21 p.m.
Suits for Soldiers event quadruples donations in second year
More than 3,100 donated items of business clothing for men and women were available Friday during the Suits for Soldiers event. That’s four times the donations received in 2016, when …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Politics and the fallen: Trump hasn’t called all families
President Donald Trump has pulled bereaved military families into a painful political fight of his own making, going so far Tuesday as to cite the death of his chief of …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 7:43 p.m.
Groups seek to halt Trump transgender military policy change
Two LGBT-rights organizations asked a federal judge in Washington on Thursday to bar President Donald Trump from changing the government’s policy on military service by transgender people.
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 3 p.m.
‘Easy money’ made selling Army weapons stolen by US soldiers
More than $1 million in weapons parts and sensitive military equipment was stolen out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and sold in a vast black market, some of it to foreign …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 8:57 p.m.
ACLU sues Trump over ‘political’ ban on transgender soldiers
President Donald Trump was sued again over his plan to ban transgender Americans from serving in the military, setting the stage for another bruising court battle about a directive from …
Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 8:36 a.m.
Man ambushes French soldiers in car attack, later arrested
French police shot and arrested a man suspected of slamming a BMW into soldiers in a Paris suburb on Wednesday, injuring six of them in what appeared to be a …
Wed., July 26, 2017, 8:57 a.m.
Boko Haram ambushes oil convoy in Nigeria, killing soldiers
Around 10 military personnel were killed and a similar number of geological surveyors were missing after Boko Haram extremists attacked an oil convoy in northern Nigeria, authorities said Wednesday. A …
Wed., May 24, 2017, 12:48 p.m.
Idaho wants to identify veterans monuments, memorials
Idaho is trying to identify all the monuments and memorials to the military and veterans in the state.
Tue., March 7, 2017, 7:28 a.m.
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.
Sun., March 5, 2017, 10 a.m.
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 …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 3, 2017, 8:57 p.m.
Montana soldiers prepare for deployment to southwest Asia
A number of Montana soldiers are preparing to deploy to southwest Asia.
Fri., Nov. 25, 2016, 8:54 p.m.
4 militants, 2 Pakistani soldiers killed in attack on mosque
A small group of militants armed with guns and suicide jackets attacked a mosque at an army facility in northwest Pakistan on Saturday, triggering a shootout in which four insurgents …
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.
Fri., Nov. 4, 2016, 10:04 a.m.
Pentagon: 3 US military members killed at Jordanian base
Three U.S. military members were killed in a shooting outside a military base in southern Jordan on Friday, U.S. officials said.
Sat., Aug. 20, 2016, 9:08 p.m.
Ex-soldier’s case tests whether flirting is in eye of beholder
One soldier’s last shot is a long one, as his lawyers urge the Supreme Court to hear a rare military court challenge.
Mon., Jan. 18, 2016, 7 p.m.
Study tracks which part of brain is particularly vulnerable to injury
Using brain scans from dozens of former soldiers, plus similar research in mice, scientists at the University of Washington and the Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System have identified …
Tue., Nov. 13, 2012, 3:15 p.m.
Spokane soldier dies in Afghanistan
A Spokane soldier died Monday in Afghanistan of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with indirect fire, the Department of Defense said.
Wed., Aug. 29, 2012
Vestal: Flap over Baumgartner’s expletive misses point
In recent weeks, the 2,000th American soldier died in Afghanistan. And Michael Baumgartner used one expletive.
Thu., July 5, 2012
Soldier from Idaho dies in Afghanistan
BOISE – A 24-year-old soldier from southeastern Idaho died Tuesday in Afghanistan when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire. Pfc. Cody O. Moosman, of Preston, died in …
Thu., March 29, 2012
Veterans’ PTSD diagnoses challenged
WASHINGTON – Nearly 300 patients of Madigan Army Medical Center near Tacoma will be re-examined for post-traumatic stress disorder because of concerns that their diagnoses may have been influenced by …
Thu., Sept. 1, 2011
New study gives clues to causes of PTSD
WASHINGTON – Eighteen months after they have returned from a war zone, soldiers bear an unmistakable sign of emotional trauma deep inside their brains. But in most, a key node …
Wed., Aug. 17, 2011, 10:58 a.m.
5 apparent suicides of JBLM soldiers since July 1
Since the first of July, five soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord have died in apparent suicides, part of an Army-wide upsurge in such deaths despite stepped-up prevention efforts.
Sat., Aug. 6, 2011, 7:26 a.m.
Afghan president: 31 Americans killed in crash
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A military helicopter crashed in eastern Afghanistan, killing 31 U.S. special operation troops and seven Afghan commandos, the country’s president said Saturday. An American official said …
Sun., July 17, 2011
Fallen soldiers hailed for spirit, character
Two pairs of boots, two rifles, two helmets and two sets of dog tags were displayed on stage as a community mourned the loss of two young soldiers Saturday afternoon. …
Sun., July 10, 2011
Families, friends mourn fallen soldiers from CdA
On July 5, Army Spc. Nathan R. Beyers wrote on Facebook that a soldier has only one wish: “To come home safe.” Two days later, Beyers and Army Spc. Nicholas …
Mon., June 27, 2011
More soldiers seek mental health treatment
JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. – Officials at Joint Base Lewis-McChord believe they’re making progress against the stigma that keeps some soldiers from getting help for mental health issues. More soldiers …
Tue., Nov. 17, 2009, 9:18 a.m.
Army suicides to top 2008, but progress reported
Soldier suicides this year are almost sure to top last year’s, but a recent decline in the pace of such deaths could mean the Army is making progress in stemming …
Fri., Oct. 30, 2009, 8:03 a.m.
Spokane soldier killed in Afghanistan
A decorated Spokane soldier was among the seven U.S. servicemen killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan this week, the Department of Defense announced Thursday.
Sun., Feb. 1, 2009
Combat gear’s weight triggers injury spike
WASHINGTON – Carrying heavy combat loads is taking a quiet but serious toll on troops deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, contributing to injuries that are sidelining them in growing numbers, …