• WWII heroes to give congressional gold medal to Ohio museum

    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    CINCINNATI (AP) — More than seven decades after an audacious bombing run by the "Doolittle Tokyo Raiders" rallied their own nation while stunning another, the World War II heroes are still adding to their legacy. The group will receive the Congressional Gold Medal on April 15 in...

  • Suzanne Higgins of WVPB-FM given Lifetime Achievement Award

    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Suzanne Higgins, longtime producer and reporter at West Virginia Public Broadcasting, is the recipient of the Virginias Associated Press Broadcasters' Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is given annually by the VAPB to an individual who has made...

  • Heitkamp to bring Homeland Security No. 2 to North Dakota

    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    PEMBINA, N.D. (AP) — U.S. Sen Heidi Heitkamp is bringing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's No. 2 official to North Dakota this week for a two-day trip. Heitkamp and Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas are scheduled to meet with local officials Tuesday and...

  • Air National Guard rescues snowmobiler in crevasse

    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Air National Guard and Alaska State Troopers on Saturday came to the aid of a man who fell into a crevasse on Eureka Glacier. Troopers say they took a call just after 5:30 p.m. from 59-year-old Shawn Murphy of North Pole. Murphy reported that his...

  • For 1 veteran at Tomah, even high doses didn't end the pain

    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Like flashes of lightning, sharp pains strike 39-year-old Jason Bishop's left arm several times a day, causing him to writhe in agony. Frustrated by his chronic suffering, Bishop has struggled to find relief at several Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals,...

  • Woodland Park man, and 'ponies,' to ride 1,000 miles for combat vets

    By lance benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    When it comes to life on the trail, former Green Beret Ray Knell relies on his team: three mules and a horse named Mustang Sally. The ponies - as the burly, bearded Afghanistan War veteran calls them - do more than pull their weight, and they seem to take his chatter in stride. And...

  • AFA cadets working on system to stop computers viruses before they infect

    By Tom Roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    Air Force Academy researchers are using software similar to that used to catch classroom cheaters in a bid to foil computer hackers. The academy's anti-malware lab has built a program that scans malicious software used to steal computer data for similarities to other criminal codes,...

  • Colorado Springs woman's master's project aim to improve students' healthy eating, fitness

    BY ELLIE COLE Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    Nicole Leth would love for her master's degree project, Fueling the Future, to expand across the country. "That would be my dream," she said. Her goal is to help children in military families take up healthy eating and exercise habits at young ages. She piloted the program in...

  • FMS: Choate clears another hurdle to become Military Youth of the Year

    BY ERIC SINGER eric.singer@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    A Friday Military Salute follow-up to a young woman who hopes to receive a major military-related honor. We first presented Jennifer Choate in a February Friday Military Salute. The 16-year-old is Peterson Air Force Base's entrant for Military Youth of the Year. Jennifer was...

  • Military Update: Military coalition divides over compensation reforms

    By Tom Philpott -
    Published: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    The Military Coalition can make Congress tremble from time to time by presenting a united front of millions of members from more than 30 military associations and veterans' service organizations in support of, or opposition to, legislation. That lesson was learned by budget committee...

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