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Millwood, World War I history enthusiasts plan memorial dedication for Armistice Day anniversary

With help from several organizations and donations of materials and time, Rae Anna Victor, Vikkie Nacarrato and others plan to honor the region’s dead in combat during World War I …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019

U.S. military’s suicide rate for active-duty troops rises for a fifth consecutive year, Pentagon says

The U.S. military’s suicide rate among active-duty service members has climbed for five consecutive years, according to a Pentagon report released Thursday, as defense officials acknowledged a troubling rise that …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 17, 2019

Army revamps recruiting, hits enlistment goal

US Army leaders say they’ll meet their enlistment goal at the end of this month, a year after they failed to make their recruiting numbers for the 1st time in …


UPDATED: Sat., June 22, 2019

Thousands flock to Fairchild Air Force Base for Skyfest 2019

Thousands of veterans, families and aircraft enthusiasts flocked to Fairchild Air Force Base on Saturday for Skyfest 2019, an air show featuring new and old aircraft.


Former Army staff sergeant to get Medal of Honor for Iraq valor

The White House says President Donald Trump will award the nation’s highest military honor to former Army Staff Sgt. David G. Bellavia for actions in Iraq.


UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019

West Point to graduate record number of black female cadets

The class of cadets preparing to jubilantly toss their caps in the air at the U.S. Military Academy’s graduation ceremony Saturday includes 34 black women, a record number that’s a …


Sudan army removes leader, rejects al-Bashir extradition

The Sudanese military on Friday swiftly replaced the country’s transitional leader linked to the Darfur genocide after street rallies against him and said that it wouldn’t hand over ousted President …


UPDATED: Mon., April 1, 2019

TCU coach Jamie Dixon honors late sister before NIT semifinal

TCU has a date in Madison Square Garden and a championship it’s trying to win. But first, coach Jamie Dixon had to make a travel stop closer to his heart …


Army aims for more combat-ready troops with new fitness test

The Army is developing a new, more grueling and complex fitness exam that adds dead lifts, power throws and other exercises designed to make soldiers more fit and ready for …


Kelvin Hopkins Jr. has five touchdowns, No. 22 Army routs Houston 70-14

Army quarterback Kelvin Hopkins Jr. ran for 170 yards and an Armed Forces Bowl-record five touchdowns and the No. 22 Black Knights overwhelmed Houston 70-14.


Then and Now: George Washington Carver USO Club

Rosa D. Malone arrived in Spokane as a Works Progress Administration supervisor and founded the Booker T. Washington Community Center in the basement of Calvary Baptist Church in 1937.


Spokane Valley woman discovers World War II veteran father, far-flung family from DNA kit

Bobi Sussman had all but given up discovering what happened to her biological father. A submission to an online DNA ancestry website revealed not only that Army Cpl. Charles Marse …


Smart house will give Army veteran autonomy, mobility

Wednesday morning, United States Army Staff Sgt. Rico Roman, his wife, Ela, and his two children broke ground on their forever home – one that will allow him to be …


Army misses 2018 recruiting goal

For the first time since 2005, the U.S. Army missed its recruiting goal this year, falling short by about 6,500 soldiers, despite pouring an extra $200 million into bonuses and …


For now, Army suspends discharges of immigrant recruits

The U.S. Army has stopped discharging immigrant recruits who enlisted seeking a path to citizenship – at least temporarily.


U.S. Army reverses course on discharging 1 immigrant recruit

The U.S. Army has reversed its decision to discharge an immigrant recruit who sued when he was booted from the military last month after enlisting with a promised path to …


Records show Army quietly discharging immigrant recruits

Some immigrant U.S. Army reservists and recruits who enlisted in the military with a promised path to citizenship are being abruptly discharged, the Associated Press has learned.


Soldier dies in accidental shooting at Oregon’s Camp Rilea

Authorities say a soldier died in an accidental shooting at a training facility near the Oregon coast.


Russian army demonstrates latest weapon: Cuddly puppies

The Russian Armed Forces has unveiled its latest cutting-edge weapon in a New Year’s greetings video: cuddly puppies.


President Trump sends Christmas greetings to US troops abroad

President Donald Trump opened his first Christmas Eve in office by offering season’s greetings to U.S. troops stationed around the world and chatting up children who called into a Defense …


No. 23 South Florida meets Texas Tech in Birmingham Bowl

Two of college football’s most dominant rushing attacks will clash when San Diego State faces Army in Saturday’s Armed Forces Bowl – even though the offenses are dramatically different.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017

Home for the holidays: Veteran surprises mother at school assembly

Some presents come topped with ribbons, and some come with bows. But for special education teacher Jennifer Monroe, the best present she could hope for would come with camouflage and …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 2, 2017

Smoked pot and want to enlist? Army issuing more waivers

Smoked pot? Want to go to war? No problem.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017

Bergdahl judge begins deliberating on sentence

A military judge on Thursday began deliberating the punishment for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl after defense attorneys asked for no prison time while prosecutors sought more than a decade behind …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017

Psychiatrist: Bergdahl mental disorder factored in desertion

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s difficult childhood and washout from Coast Guard boot camp stoked serious psychiatric disorders that helped spur him to walk off his remote post in Afghanistan in …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017

U.S. suspects Niger villager betrayed Army troops

The U.S. military believes someone in a Niger village may have tipped off attackers to the presence of U.S. commandoes and Nigerien forces in the area, setting in motion the …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017

Army schedules hearing to consider Bergdahl guilty plea

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will appear before a judge next week to enter an expected guilty plea to charges that he endangered comrades by walking off his remote post in …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 16, 2017

Spokane Army medic wins Audie Murphy award

Sgt. 1st Class Kara Wait, a medical recruiter stationed in Spokane, was one of 11 soldiers awarded the U.S. Army Recruiting Command’s Audie Murphy medallion in a ceremony at Fort …


Christine Flowers: QB and officer offer speech lesson

While the only real damage Kaepernick can do is screwing with our Sunday afternoons, this U.S. Army officer poses a threat to the government.


Drill sergeants suspended in Army sex assault investigation

Commanders at an Army post in Georgia have suspended “multiple” drill sergeants as the military investigates allegations that trainees were victims of sexual assault and other sexual misconduct, an Army …