- Texas governor: Criticism of State Guard request overblown Updated: May-04-15 4:32 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Republican Gov. Greg Abbott pushed back Monday against criticism of him asking the State Guard to monitor a U.S. military training exercise that some believe is a government conspiracy to launch a hostile takeover of Texas.
- Seattle signs Army vet Nate Boyer as undrafted free agent Updated: May-02-15 8:21 pm
RENTON, Washington - U.S. Army veteran and former Texas long snapper Nate Boyer will get his chance to make an NFL roster in Seattle.
- Dad hopes driver steps forward in death of young Army vet Updated: May-01-15 7:32 am
BIRCH RUN TOWNSHIP, Michigan - The father of a young U.S. Army veteran killed in a suspected hit-and-run is appealing to the driver to step forward.
- 82nd Airborne paratrooper dies during training operation Updated: Apr-30-15 8:19 pm
FORT BRAGG, North Carolina - After the death of a second paratrooper this month, the Army has suspended Airborne training at Fort Bragg until units in the 18th Airborne Corps complete a refresher course at the Advanced Airborne School.
- Wyoming Department of Transportation takes aim at avalanches Updated: Apr-30-15 1:56 pm
JACKSON, Wyoming - If any drivers had been traveling over Teton Pass from Idaho to Wyoming on a recent morning, they probably would have turned tail and sped back to Teton Valley upon seeing an M101 Howitzer firing rounds right over their heads.
- Former soldiers try to spur manufacturing in Afghanistan Updated: Apr-30-15 12:26 pm
TACOMA, Washington - Matt Griffin and Andy Sewrey felt triumphant as they drove through Kabul on the back of a pickup truck. The brothers-in-law sat on 2,000 pairs of designer sandals they had just commissioned from an Afghan factory to launch their own business.
- Army recruiters volunteering for community service projects Updated: Apr-30-15 4:05 am
FORT KNOX, Kentucky - Fort Knox officials say thousands of Army recruiters will volunteer Friday in community service projects across the U.S.
- Report: Protecting sage grouse could hurt military Updated: Apr-29-15 6:21 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - Efforts to protect the greater sage grouse under the federal Endangered Species Act could hurt training operations at numerous U.S. military facilities in the West, according to a new report by the Army.
- Ordnance removal workers say job is hazardous, pay is unfair Updated: Apr-29-15 2:02 pm
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii - They had just come off work. Dangerous work, trudging along with metal detectors, grid by tedious grid, over World War II weapons training sites. It's hot work, out on the grassy lava fields of Waikoloa, no shade, only the water they can carry, no toilet facilities.
- Texas governor tells State Guard to monitor Army training Updated: Apr-28-15 6:55 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday asked the State Guard to monitor a U.S. military training exercise dubbed "Jade Helm 15" amid Internet-fueled suspicions that the war simulation is really a hostile military takeover.
- US Green Berets join in Nepal earthquake relief Updated: Apr-27-15 12:04 pm
WASHINGTON - The Pentagon says two teams of U.S. Army Green Beret soldiers happened to be in Nepal when the deadly earthquake struck Saturday and are staying to help with search and relief efforts.
- Ex-Ranger's long march to honor WWII hero Updated: Apr-26-15 3:43 pm
ALBANY, New York - For years after Col. William O. Darby was killed in World War II, fellow soldiers would make a pilgrimage to his family's home just to talk to his mother about the fallen hero credited with forming the U.S. Army Rangers.
- Ex-Army Corps commander undertakes tree-planting project Updated: Apr-26-15 9:40 am
WATERLOO, Virginia - Ron Light, 56, is a patient man.
- Officials: No threat in 'emergency situation' at Army post Updated: Apr-22-15 1:43 pm
FORT BENNING, Georgia - Authorities say the emergency situation at Fort Benning, the U.S. Army post in west Georgia, is close to a resolution, and that it was prompted by concerns about a vehicle.
- New Nebraska City mayor served 26 years in US Army Updated: Apr-21-15 8:56 am
NEBRASKA CITY, Nebraska - Nebraska City's new mayor is a 26-year veteran of the U.S. Army who's lived in the Missouri River community since 2009.
- Ex-Army colonel convicted in Alabama contracting scheme Updated: Apr-20-15 7:22 pm
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama - Federal prosecutors say a former U.S. Army colonel who oversaw a contracting program has pleaded guilty to providing false statements and conflict of interest.
- Plan could keep most of Ohio city dry during next big flood Updated: Apr-19-15 4:04 am
FINDLAY, Ohio - A federal agency says a plan to reduce repeated flooding in the northwestern Ohio city of Findlay could lower the water in the downtown area by 2 feet during the most severe floods.
- NC-based paratrooper killed during training at Fort Polk Updated: Apr-18-15 3:44 pm
FORT POLK, Louisiana - The military says a U.S. Army paratrooper has died during an airborne training exercise at Fort Polk in Louisiana.
- Biologists hope lice can attack invasive Brazilian pepper Updated: Apr-18-15 1:37 am
MELBOURNE, Florida - Biologists may soon have another biological weapon in their war against the infamous Brazilian pepper tree: an army of jumping plant lice.
- Morton National Guard unit receives award Updated: Apr-17-15 4:35 pm
MORTON, Mississippi - A Mississippi National Guard artillery unit in Morton is being presented an award for excellence by the Army.
- Army plans destruction of chemical warheads in Hawaii Updated: Apr-17-15 4:14 pm
HONOLULU - The Army is planning to destroy 10 old chemical weapon warheads in Hawaii later this month.
- Beach widening doesn't always include dunes in New Jersey Updated: Apr-17-15 2:40 pm
ALLENHURST, New Jersey - Major beach replenishment projects are getting underway along New Jersey's northernmost and southernmost oceanfront.
- Army shutting down wounded warrior transition care units Updated: Apr-17-15 12:56 pm
WASHINGTON - For the second time in two years, the U.S. Army is shutting down a number of the specialized medical units that were set up at military bases around the country to help care for severely wounded warriors returning from battle.
- Romania to make special flak jackets for its female soldiers Updated: Apr-17-15 10:31 am
BUCHAREST, Romania - A Romanian research institute is developing a bulletproof vest for the growing number of female soldiers signing up to serve in the country's army.
- Army recruiters shot in Little Rock to receive Purple Heart Updated: Apr-16-15 9:16 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - After almost six years of letters, appeals and requests, an Arkansas soldier who was killed and another who was injured in a shooting outside of a Little Rock Army-Navy recruiting center in 2009 will be awarded Purple Hearts, several members of the Arkansas Congressional delegation announced Thursday.