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News >  Health

‘Something’s got to happen’: Veterans groups, workers at Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center protest recommendation to end services

UPDATED: Wed., June 1, 2022

The protesters, numbering two dozen at times, held signs defending staff at the hospital but criticizing the Veterans Affairs Administration. They said they were spurred by a March report recommending that inpatient medical and surgical services be discontinued at the military hospital and instead take place in civilian and community health centers.

News >  Military

Panel recommends new names for Fort Bragg, other Army bases

UPDATED: Tue., May 24, 2022

An independent commission on Tuesday recommended new names for nine Army posts that commemorated Confederate officers. Among their recommendations: Fort Bragg in North Carolina would become Fort Liberty and Fort Gordon in Georgia would become Fort Eisenhower.
News >  Military

Army poised to revamp Alaska forces to prep for Arctic fight

UPDATED: Thu., May 12, 2022

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Army is poised to revamp its forces in Alaska to better prepare for future cold-weather conflicts, and it is expected to replace the larger, heavily equipped Stryker Brigade in the state with a more mobile infantry unit better suited for the frigid fight, Army leaders say.
News >  Military

Jill Biden thanks US troops in Romania amid Ukraine war

UPDATED: Fri., May 6, 2022

Delivering good cheer — and 5 gallons of ketchup — Jill Biden thanked U.S. troops deployed to Romania as a check against Russian aggression for their service, as she began a four-day trip to Europe to see first hand the refugee crisis caused by Moscow's invasion of Ukraine.
News >  Crime/Public Safety

More Fairchild personnel named in criminal indictment alleging theft of ammunition from base

UPDATED: Thu., May 5, 2022

John I. Sanger, 30, is one of six servicemembers named in an indictment handed down this week by a federal grand jury charging the members with crimes, including theft of government property, possession of stolen ammunition and possession of an unregistered firearm. Authorities, including members of the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force, were first alerted to Sanger by social media posts.
News >  Crime/Public Safety

2 Fairchild sergeants accused of stealing ammo from base after anti-government rhetoric posted online

UPDATED: Wed., April 27, 2022

John I. Sanger and Eric Eagleton are both named in an 11-page criminal complaint unsealed in federal court in Spokane on Tuesday. An FBI agent with the Inland Northwest Joint Terrorism Task Force, working with the Air Force's Office of Special Investigations, accuse both men of taking the ammunition for personal use at a shooting range near Fishtrap Lake and tied Sanger to social media claims that the U.S. Capitol should be taken by force in the weeks following the U.S. presidential election in 2020.  

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