Stories tagged: military
Mon., Sept. 30, 2019, 5 a.m.
During the Cold War, atomic bombs were on everyone’s mind. Spokane was chosen as the first city in the nation to attempt a complete evacuation of its downtown area, about …
Thu., Sept. 26, 2019, 8:38 p.m.
Japan raises caution level about North Korea’s missile capability in defense report noting the country resumed missile tests while taking no concrete denuclearization steps and is able to make miniaturized …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 17, 2019, 5:03 p.m.
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 …
Wed., July 17, 2019, 12:45 p.m.
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.
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 …
Mon., June 24, 2019, 5 a.m.
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 …
Sun., June 23, 2019, 12:31 p.m.
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 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.
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 will join to create a massive aerospace and defense company in a sector that is already rapidly consolidating.
Tue., June 4, 2019, 12:22 p.m.
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.
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 …
Sat., April 27, 2019, 5 a.m.
“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 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.
The Space Force proposed by the Trump administration would be the smallest military service by far
Mon., Feb. 25, 2019, 9:02 p.m.
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.
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 …
Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 10:40 p.m.
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 …
Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 5 a.m.
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.
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.
Sat., Jan. 19, 2019, 5:04 p.m.
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 …
Thu., Jan. 10, 2019
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.
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.
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 …
Mon., Dec. 24, 2018
NORAD tracks Santa. You can watch on the Spin Control blog.
Sun., Dec. 16, 2018, 12:50 p.m.
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 …
Tue., Dec. 11, 2018
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.
The Greatest Generation never forgets, especially on Dec. 7.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 3:33 p.m.
Spokane’s Pearl Harbor Memorial, originally unveiled in 2014, was the realized through the efforts of many individuals.
Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 3:15 p.m.
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: …