More Military Articles

  • Mountain Post Historical Association working to create Fort Carson museum

    By Michael S. Humphreys Special to The Gazette -
    Yesterday

    Fort Carson is the only major military installation in the U.S. with a combat division that doesn't have a dedicated, comprehensive museum to recognize the service and sacrifice of all who served there. More than 70 units, including 12 divisions, have called Fort Carson home since...

  • Havenstein says teamwork key to government success

    Yesterday

    ALTON, N.H. (AP) — Walt Havenstein (HA'-vehn-styne) uses "we" a lot: when he's talking about the partnership with his wife, Judy; when he recalls the "gang of 16" leaders at defense contractor BAE Systems, where he was CEO; and when he talks about his 28-year Marine Corps career. At...

  • Israel shoots down drone from Syria over Golan

    Yesterday

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said Sunday that it shot down a drone that entered Israeli-controlled airspace from neighboring Syria, heightening tensions in the volatile Golan Heights. Military spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner said the aircraft apparently belonged to the Syrian...

  • Coast Guard repatriates Cuban, Haitian migrants

    Yesterday

    MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has repatriated 86 migrants it says were illegally migrating from Cuba and Haiti. The Coast Guard said in a statement Saturday that the repatriations are the result of five separate interdictions of people attempting to illegally migrate to the United...

  • Wounded Texas veterans find therapy on the water

    The Dallas Morning News -
    Published: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    DALLAS - People who carry on with missionary zeal about the poetry of sailing are probably not manning a bilge pump or scrubbing a hull, but the poetry is there. It's there when the sailor captures the basic physics of wind, water and sail to create seamless motion. For those who love...

  • Man calls VA fine threat over photo intimidation

    The Billings Gazette -
    Published: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    BILLINGS, Mont. - A Billings, Mont., man who transports disabled veterans said he was threatened with a $50 fine for appearing in a photograph alongside a newspaper article critical of a new Veterans Administration clinic. Ed Saunders was featured in an Aug. 15 Billings Gazette photo...

  • Mexico creates special force for economic crime

    The Associated Press -
    Published: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    MEXICO CITY - Mexico launched a special 5,000-strong police force to combat industrial, farm and business crime that has extended throughout the country's economy, strangling commerce in some regions. Drug gangs have long penetrated some Mexican mining and agricultural sectors, but...

  • Leader touts value, potential of Maryland Army post

    The Associated Press -
    Published: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    ABERDEEN, Md. - The new senior commander at Aberdeen Proving Ground said that stronger ties between the Army installation and the surrounding community could help avert large job cuts at the research and weapons-testing post near Baltimore. Maj. Gen. Bruce Crawford said Aug. 22 that...

  • AAFES makes 'business case' for all vets to shop online

    By Tom Philpott Military Update -
    Published: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    Allowing 18.8 million honorably discharged veterans to shop online through military exchange services, which also operate brick-and-mortar department stores and concessions on base, could boost store profits enough to pump $100 million back into base quality-of-life programs. That's...

  • Home Front Cares doesn't have the supply to meet growing demand

    By MICHAEL S. HUMPHREYS Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    It's been a busier year than ever for the staff of Home Front Cares, but even with a year of record revenue, demand is outpacing need for the local veterans nonprofit. "Part of that is due to the drawdown and part of that is still a continuation of the economy," said April Speake,...

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