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Sudanese military, protesters sign power-sharing document

Sudan’s pro-democracy movement and the ruling military council signed a document early Wednesday that outlines a power-sharing deal, but the two sides are still at work on a more contentious …


UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019, 10:22 p.m.

Vietnam veterans open national convention with wreath-laying ceremony at Riverfront Park

More than 700 Vietnam-era veterans are in Spokane this week for the Vietnam Veterans of America’s 19th biennial convention, but only a couple hundred made it up the hill for …


Then and Now: Velox Naval Supply Depot

The Velox Naval Supply Depot got its name from a famous racehorse in the 1890s, Harry Velox. Now the 530-acre property, near Sullivan Road and Trent Avenue, is a business …


Ethiopia says military chief killed, regional coup failed

Ethiopia’s military chief was shot to death by his bodyguard amid a failed coup attempt against a regional government north of the capital, Addis Ababa, the prime minister said.


UPDATED: Sat., June 22, 2019, 6:54 p.m.

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.


UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019, 4:55 p.m.

Spokane Valley native National Guardsman, mom graduates from EWU 18 years after starting college

Ashley Cardinal signed up for the Army National Guard before her senior year of high school at West Valley High School in 2001. A career in the military and raising …


UPDATED: Mon., June 10, 2019, 12:18 p.m.

Raytheon and United Technologies to create a defense giant

Raytheon and United Technologies will join to create a massive aerospace and defense company in a sector that is already rapidly consolidating.


Sudanese forces clamp down in capital, clash with protesters

Pro-democracy protesters defied Sudan’s military rulers Tuesday, carrying out scattered demonstrations around the capital of Khartoum as security forces – including one of the most feared military units – fanned …


UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019, 7:40 p.m.

Annual Stand Down event brings services together in one place for Inland Northwest veterans

Next Saturday brings the North Idaho Veterans Stand Down, a six-hour event providing multiple veteran support services in one setting. The activities are an outreach to former and active military …


“The toughest guy I’d ever met”: Pearl Harbor survivor Ray Garland’s memorial shares stories of a life fully lived

Pastor Bill Hemenway said that when one looks over the first few chapters in Ray Garland’s life, “it’s more than most people get to live” in a lifetime.


UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019, 11:26 a.m.

Sudan’s military overthrows president following months of popular protests

Sudan’s defense minister said Thursday that President Omar al-Bashir had been taken into military custody, effectively announcing a military coup to end his 30-year rule.


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 7:54 p.m.

Space Force would be by far the smallest military service

The Space Force proposed by the Trump administration would be the smallest military service by far


Judge rules against male-only draft, but no changes imminent

The chairman of a panel considering changes to the U.S. military draft said Monday its recommendations to Congress won’t be influenced by a federal judge’s recent ruling that the current …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 2:26 p.m.

Iraqi president hits back at Trump over U.S. Army presence

Iraq’s president hit back at Donald Trump Monday for saying U.S. troops should stay in Iraq to keep an eye on neighboring Iran, saying the U.S. leader did not ask …


Backed by military, Venezuela’s Maduro hits back at rival

Backed by Venezuela’s military, President Nicolas Maduro went on the offensive against an opposition leader who declared himself interim president and his U.S. supporters, setting up a potentially explosive struggle …


Spokane Valley transgender woman reflects on her military service and recent Trump decision

When Janet Schwartzenberger enlisted in the Air Force in 1975, there was no way for her to marry her two identities: Someone who wishes to serve her country and live …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 9:51 a.m.

High court lets military implement transgender restrictions

The Trump administration can go ahead with its plan to restrict military service by transgender men and women while court challenges continue, the Supreme Court said Tuesday.


Trump salutes remains of 4 Americans killed in Syria attack

President Donald Trump traveled to Delaware’s Dover Air Force Base on Saturday to pay his respects to the returning remains of four Americans who were killed this week in a …


Park board to lay out guidelines for moving Vietnam Veterans Memorial

The Spokane Park Board may approve the process advocates should follow to move the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial from Riverfront Park to the Spokane arena Thursday.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 9:36 a.m.

Appeals court sides with Trump in transgender military case

A federal appeals court sided with the Trump administration Friday in a case about the Pentagon’s effort to restrict military service by transgender people, but the ruling won’t change who …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 1, 2019, 7:36 p.m.

U.S. military tweets, then deletes, a New Year’s Eve joke about dropping bombs

The U.S. military command responsible for the nation’s nuclear weapons tweeted a New Year’s Eve message Monday afternoon: It is always ready to “drop something much, much bigger” than Manhattan’s …


When’s Santa Claus comin’ to town? NORAD’s tracker can tell you

NORAD tracks Santa. You can watch on the Spin Control blog.


Trump says he’ll review murder case against ex-Army commando

President Donald Trump said Sunday’s that he will be “reviewing” the case of a former U.S. Army commando being charged with murder, raising questions about the possibility he could jeopardize …


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 …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018, 1 p.m.

Last local Pearl Harbor veteran honored at Spokane Memorial Arena

The Greatest Generation never forgets, especially on Dec. 7.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 3:33 p.m.

Memories in stone: How Spokane’s Pearl Harbor Memorial came to be

Spokane’s Pearl Harbor Memorial, originally unveiled in 2014, was the realized through the efforts of many individuals.


Mexico’s new leader says military essential to fight crime

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador used his first full day in office Sunday to double down on promises to deploy Mexico’s military for public security to address a key concern: …


Shawn Vestal: In a soldier’s journal, the story of war and what comes after

Orrin Gorman McClellan took his own life following an extended battle with the wounds that so many warriors bring home with them – post-traumatic stress disorder, likely traumatic brain injury, …


Excerpts from ‘A Soldier’s Journey: Last Supper to No Goodbye’

“A Soldier’s Journey: Last Supper to No Goodbye” is a book of poems, journal entries and photographs marking the experiences of Orrin Gorman McClellan, a Whidbey Island native who served …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 29, 2018, 10 p.m.

American Legion Auxiliary hosts gifts for vets event at Mann-Grandstaff Medical Center

About 150 Spokane-area veterans took advantage of Mann-Grandstaff Medical Center’s “Gift Shop” event that ran from Sunday to Thursday.