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  • 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.

  • 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 …

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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.

  • 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 …

  • 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. …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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.

  • 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, …



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