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  • Army changes physical tests while attempting to recruit more women

    Beginning this summer, a visit to a local Army recruiting office will include a new set of gymnastic tests to help determine what military jobs a recruit is physically capable …


  • Deer Park woman first in state to join Army as combat engineer

    McKenzie Griffin didn’t want a desk job. The 20-year-old from Deer Park is an avid weightlifter and self-described exercise fanatic. She’s worked in gyms for several years and enjoys the …


  • Chalk mural to commemorate horses slain by U.S. Army

    A community art project in Huntington Park will pay tribute to roughly 900 horses that were slaughtered in an act of aggression by the U.S. government against Native American tribes.


  • Service honors Sprague soldier’s life, cut short by friendly fire

    Hundreds of friends and family members of Army Cpl. Justin Clouse gathered at Life Center church Saturday to bid farewell to the soldier killed in a friendly-fire incident in Afghanistan. …


  • Spokane firm Global Compusearch plays role in general’s court-martial

    A Spokane digital forensic investigation firm spent the past 13 months working with attorneys representing Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair, the Army officer at the center of the most closely watched …


  • Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky, EWU alumnus, to lead Army’s storied 101st Airborne Division

    An Eastern Washington University graduate will be the next commander of the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division, a prestigious military unit known as the “Screaming Eagles.” Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky, …


  • Greg Adams honored for 30 years of military service

    He thought he was helping his daughter set up for homecoming, but on Sept. 27, Col. Greg Adams was the surprise guest of honor at the Central Valley football game. …


  • Mann Center hits a bump

    After three years of the facility sitting vacant, 10 months of “hard work” by city officials and community organizations, and millions of dollars in vandalism, the U.S. Army has once …


  • U.S. Army says it will sell the Mann Center in Hillyard

    The U.S. Army says it will sell the Joe E. Mann Center in Hillyard, thwarting the city’s plans to redevelop the former Army Reserve facility.


  • Freedom has a Face to feature fallen soldiers’ stories

    Joseph Lachnit’s devotion to honoring those who gave their lives in service to the country began long before the Spokane-born Army Ranger’s epiphany in October. Before breaking bread each night, …


  • 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 …


  • Slain soldier is home

    Monday’s melancholy weather matched the mood at a private air hangar at Spokane International Airport as family and local military welcomed home the body of U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Matthew …


  • 5 more charged in Ga. military militia case

    SAVANNAH, Ga. — Five more men have been charged in connection with an anti-government militia that authorities say was led by Army soldiers from Fort Stewart who stockpiled weapons and …


  • Soldiers’ murder case tied to anarchist plot

    LUDOWICI, Ga. – Four Army soldiers based in southeast Georgia killed a former comrade and his girlfriend to protect an anarchist militia group they formed that stockpiled assault weapons and …


  • Idaho soldier killed in Afghanistan

    BOISE, Idaho — A 24-year-old soldier from southeastern Idaho died Tuesday in Afghanistan when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire. Private First Class Cody O. Moosman of …


  • Army launches review of PTSD diagnoses

    WASHINGTON — Army leaders are launching a sweeping, independent review of how the service evaluates soldiers with possible post-traumatic stress disorder following recent complaints that some PTSD diagnoses were improperly …


  • Soldier charged in Afghan shooting rampage

    U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales was charged today with 17 counts of premeditated murder, a capital offense that could lead to the death penalty in the massacre of Afghan …


  • Next IT has United on board

    Spokane-based tech company Next IT announced that United Airlines will start using its virtual customer agent online next year. The company has developed similar products for Alaska Airlines and Continental …


  • Sergeant honored for actions in Iraq

    A Spokane Tribe member has received the Bronze Star for “exceptionally meritorious service” while serving with the U.S. Army in Iraq. Sgt. 1st Class Michael C. Sebastian, 40, is a …


  • 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.


  • Veteran recalls the fallen

    WINCHESTER, Idaho – It’s been more than eight years since Jessica Lynch was taken prisoner in the early days of the Iraq War, but the former Army supply clerk still …


  • Fallen soldier remembered as father, son, hero and ‘a brat’

    Army Sgt. 1st Class Clifford E. Beattie was remembered Saturday morning as a leader dedicated to serving his family and his country, a courageous man and an avid fisherman who …


  • 2 more soldiers face courts-martial in Afghan case

    Officials at Joint Base Lewis-McChord say cases against two more soldiers charged with misconduct in Afghanistan will proceed to courts-martial.


  • Army reviews 5th Stryker leadership in alleged killings

    The Army has appointed a brigadier general to conduct a top-to-bottom review of the Washington-state based 5th Stryker Brigade, after some of its members were charged this year with rampant …


  • Soldier charged in Afghan killings doesn’t testify

    Most of the soldiers charged along with an Army sergeant accused of masterminding a plan to kill Afghan civilians are declining to testify at a military hearing to determine whether …


  • Hearing begins in alleged plot to murder Afghans

    Despite the array of prescription drugs he was taking, an Army soldier’s videotaped statement describing how he and his colleagues randomly killed three Afghan civilians appeared to be a reliable …


  • Army: Fort Lewis-based sergeant kept body parts

    New documents released by the Army say a staff sergeant charged in a conspiracy to murder civilians kept Afghan body parts and threatened his subordinates.


  • Army: Lewis-McChord soldiers plotted to kill Afghans

    Seven more soldiers from a Stryker brigade at Joint Base Lewis-McChord have been charged in connection with a conspiracy to kill Afghan civilians.


  • Iraq combat troops return to Lewis-McChord

    With one last command, 150 members of the Army’s 4th Stryker brigade broke formation and rushed to embraced their loved ones. Husbands and wives kissed and hugged their children as …


  • U.S. troops savor peaceful role in Haiti

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Cite Soleil looks like a place where an American soldier might be expected to fight. An impossibly crowded warren of tin-roofed shacks, open sewers and blind alleys, …


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