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Roadside bomb kills 3 U.S. soldiers in eastern Afghanistan

A roadside bomb killed three American soldiers in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, the U.S. military said, in what appeared to be the deadliest attack on U.S. forces in Afghanistan in …


Soldiers recall carnage of Alaska WWII battle 75 years later

William Roy Dover’s memory of the World War II battle is as sharp as it was 75 years ago, even though it’s been long forgotten by most everyone else.


Suits for Soldiers event quadruples donations in second year

More than 3,100 donated items of business clothing for men and women were available Friday during the Suits for Soldiers event. That’s four times the donations received in 2016, when …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 17, 2017

Politics and the fallen: Trump hasn’t called all families

President Donald Trump has pulled bereaved military families into a painful political fight of his own making, going so far Tuesday as to cite the death of his chief of …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 31, 2017

Groups seek to halt Trump transgender military policy change

Two LGBT-rights organizations asked a federal judge in Washington on Thursday to bar President Donald Trump from changing the government’s policy on military service by transgender people.


‘Easy money’ made selling Army weapons stolen by US soldiers

More than $1 million in weapons parts and sensitive military equipment was stolen out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and sold in a vast black market, some of it to foreign …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017

ACLU sues Trump over ‘political’ ban on transgender soldiers

President Donald Trump was sued again over his plan to ban transgender Americans from serving in the military, setting the stage for another bruising court battle about a directive from …


Man ambushes French soldiers in car attack, later arrested

French police shot and arrested a man suspected of slamming a BMW into soldiers in a Paris suburb on Wednesday, injuring six of them in what appeared to be a …


Boko Haram ambushes oil convoy in Nigeria, killing soldiers

Around 10 military personnel were killed and a similar number of geological surveyors were missing after Boko Haram extremists attacked an oil convoy in northern Nigeria, authorities said Wednesday. A …


Idaho wants to identify veterans monuments, memorials

Idaho is trying to identify all the monuments and memorials to the military and veterans in the state.


Two soldiers found dead in apartment near Army post in Georgia

Police in southeast Georgia are investigating after two soldiers were found dead in an apartment outside Fort Stewart.


Army makes history by putting Muslim in charge of 14,000 US soldiers’ spiritual needs

After a ceremony this summer, Lt. Col. Khallid Shabazz will become the first Muslim division-level chaplain in the history of the U.S. military – a Muslim spiritual leader for more …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 3, 2017

Montana soldiers prepare for deployment to southwest Asia

A number of Montana soldiers are preparing to deploy to southwest Asia.


4 militants, 2 Pakistani soldiers killed in attack on mosque

A small group of militants armed with guns and suicide jackets attacked a mosque at an army facility in northwest Pakistan on Saturday, triggering a shootout in which four insurgents …


Illinois, California soldiers killed in Afghanistan attack

The Department of Defense says two soldiers died Saturday from injuries inflicted by an improvised explosive device in Bagram, Afghanistan.


Pentagon: 3 US military members killed at Jordanian base

Three U.S. military members were killed in a shooting outside a military base in southern Jordan on Friday, U.S. officials said.


Ex-soldier’s case tests whether flirting is in eye of beholder

One soldier’s last shot is a long one, as his lawyers urge the Supreme Court to hear a rare military court challenge.


Study tracks which part of brain is particularly vulnerable to injury

Using brain scans from dozens of former soldiers, plus similar research in mice, scientists at the University of Washington and the Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System have identified …


Spokane soldier dies in Afghanistan

A Spokane soldier died Monday in Afghanistan of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with indirect fire, the Department of Defense said.


Vestal: Flap over Baumgartner’s expletive misses point

In recent weeks, the 2,000th American soldier died in Afghanistan. And Michael Baumgartner used one expletive.


Soldier from Idaho dies in Afghanistan

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


Veterans’ PTSD diagnoses challenged

WASHINGTON – Nearly 300 patients of Madigan Army Medical Center near Tacoma will be re-examined for post-traumatic stress disorder because of concerns that their diagnoses may have been influenced by …


New study gives clues to causes of PTSD

WASHINGTON – Eighteen months after they have returned from a war zone, soldiers bear an unmistakable sign of emotional trauma deep inside their brains. But in most, a key node …


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.


Afghan president: 31 Americans killed in crash

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A military helicopter crashed in eastern Afghanistan, killing 31 U.S. special operation troops and seven Afghan commandos, the country’s president said Saturday. An American official said …


Fallen soldiers hailed for spirit, character

Two pairs of boots, two rifles, two helmets and two sets of dog tags were displayed on stage as a community mourned the loss of two young soldiers Saturday afternoon. …


Families, friends mourn fallen soldiers from CdA

On July 5, Army Spc. Nathan R. Beyers wrote on Facebook that a soldier has only one wish: “To come home safe.” Two days later, Beyers and Army Spc. Nicholas …


More soldiers seek mental health treatment

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. – Officials at Joint Base Lewis-McChord believe they’re making progress against the stigma that keeps some soldiers from getting help for mental health issues. More soldiers …


Army suicides to top 2008, but progress reported

Soldier suicides this year are almost sure to top last year’s, but a recent decline in the pace of such deaths could mean the Army is making progress in stemming …


Spokane soldier killed in Afghanistan

A decorated Spokane soldier was among the seven U.S. servicemen killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan this week, the Department of Defense announced Thursday.