September 10, 2014 2:05 PM
FORT POLK- The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is investigating the death of a Fort Polk soldier who was suspected of a break-in at a home on the central Louisiana military base. Fort Polk Military Police and the Army Civilian Police responded Friday to a report of a break-in.
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August 25, 2014 9:04 AM
FORT LEE, VA - A commanding general at a Virginia Army base says a soldier with a gun barricaded herself in an office, then shot herself in the head as law enforcement officials tried to negotiate with her. Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Lyons says the soldier went on a rampage... more »
August 18, 2014 4:29 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Iraq's army spokesman says security forces and Kurdish fighters have taken back the strategic Mosul Dam, the country's largest, from Islamic militants who captured it less than two weeks ago. Lt. Gen. Qassim al-Moussawi told The Associated Press that Kurdish peshmerga forces and Iraqi anti-terrorism troops retook... more »
June 12, 2014 1:12 PM
WASHINGTON - A U.S. defense official says released captive Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is scheduled to arrive at a military medical center in Texas on Friday. The official, who spoke Thursday on condition of anonymity because the plan has not been publicly announced, declined to provide details. Officials had previously... more »
May 29, 2014 2:12 AM
FORT LEONARD WOOD, MO - An Army staff sergeant based in Missouri is accused of sexually assaulting several female soldiers since 2011. Staff Sgt. Angel M. Sanchez appeared at a pretrial hearing at Fort Leonard Wood on Wednesday and could face a court-martial later this year. Military prosecutors allege that... more »
May 26, 2014 6:28 PM
ZACHARY- Remembering fallen service members was a family affair for some this Memorial Day at the Port Hudson National Cemetery.
Hundreds gathered on the hollowed grounds of the national cemetery Monday morning. Veterans honored their comrades, families introduced new additions, and a younger generation expressed an appreciation for the... more »
May 15, 2014 5:19 PM
BATON ROUGE - Military dignitaries commissioned more than a dozen cadets and midshipmen from LSU's ROTC programs Thursday at the campus.
The 17 cadets were commissioned as second lieutenants in the respective branches. They included nine cadets from the LSU Air Force ROTC program, five from the LSU Army... more »
March 14, 2014 10:27 PM
PORT ALLEN- A member of the United States Army was released from the West Baton Rouge Parish Prison to military police Friday.
Sgt. Horace Brown , 30, had been in jail since he was arrested for carrying 23 pounds of marijuana in a duffel bag. Authorities said they found... more »
February 25, 2014 10:28 AM
FORT EUSTIS, Va. - Preliminary results from a survey of the Army's nearly 170,000 women show that only a small fraction of them would like to move into one of the newly opening combat jobs. Those who do want to make the move say they want a job that takes... more »
February 16, 2014 3:24 PM
PORT ALLEN - State police say approximately 23 pounds of marijuana were found in a US Army Sergeant's car.
A State Trooper pulled over 30-year-old Sgt. Horace Brown of Cantonment Florida for a traffic violation. He was traveling on I-10 eastbound near LA 415 in Port Allen.
Officials... more »
December 17, 2013 6:26 PM
BATON ROUGE - A little girl's wish to have her father home for Christmas came true today in Baton Rouge.
Madison Davis and her classmates at St. Jean Vianney wrote letters to the troops in Kuwait. What the class didn't know was that Madison's father, Master Sergeant Dean Davis,... more »
December 3, 2013 6:56 AM
FORT HOOD, Texas- Female soldiers at Fort Hood say they were recruited for a prostitution ring set up by a sergeant involved in the sexual assault and harassment program at the Central Texas post. The soldiers testified Monday at the court-martial for Master Sgt. Brad Grimes, a 17-year Army veteran... more »
November 25, 2013 7:18 PM
HONOLULU, HAWAII- The Army fashion police is on patrol at a base in Hawaii cracking down on attire that's deemed inappropriate.
A fashion "Courtesy Patrol" is operating at Schofield Barracks looking for short-shorts,bare midriffs, visible underwear, sagging pants and swim wear other than at the pool.
The teams... more »
November 11, 2013 5:54 PM
GONZALES- Hundreds showed up at Ascension's Veteran's Memorial Park today to honor the men and women who fight for America's freedom.
It was the largest annual gathering at the park, which featured more than 150 school choir members and service men and women from every branch.
"I appreciate... more »
July 26, 2013 10:46 AM
BATON ROUGE - A Louisiana soldier who died in a prisoner of war camp in Korea more than 60 years ago will be laid to rest today with full military honors.
A team excavating bodies from a POW camp in North Korea recently identified the remains of Army Sgt.... more »
June 25, 2013 2:08 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Members of Louisiana's congressional delegation say Fort Polk will lose fewer than 250 troops as the Army moves ahead with restructuring plans that will cut 80,000 nationally. Sens. Mary Landrieu and David Vitter and Rep. John Fleming claimed it as a victory for the base's supporters.
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June 10, 2013 11:24 AM
FORT POLK - The Army says about 1,230 officers and soldiers from the infantry brigade combat team based at Fort Polk will be heading to Afghanistan as advisers in July. Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander of the 10th Mountain Division, is coming from Fort Drum, N.Y., for Friday's deployment ceremony for... more »
February 25, 2013 2:11 PM
MEMPHIS, Tenn.- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the near-historic Mississippi River flood of 2011 caused $2.8 billion in damage and tested the system of levees, reservoirs and floodways like no other flood before it.
A report released today said the Mississippi River and Tributaries system worked as... more »
February 21, 2013 8:06 AM
FORT BRAGG, N.C. - A hearing is scheduled today at Fort Bragg for a U.S. Army general charged with sexual misconduct. Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair is expected in court for a hearing on pre-trial motions. Sinclair faces court martial on charges that include forcible sodomy, indecent acts, violating orders and... more »
February 11, 2013 2:04 PM
WASHINGTON - An Army veteran received the Medal of Honor Monday for his courageous leadership during a daylong firefight in Afghanistan.
President Obama presented former Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha with the honor at a White House ceremony.
The president described the dramatic 2009 battle near the Pakistan border... more »
January 24, 2013 5:37 PM
BATON ROUGE - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta lifted the ban on combat for women and said, "if they can meet the qualifications for the job, then they should have the right to serve."
With those words, roles are changed. A change that will open over 200,000 jobs including infantry,... more »
January 22, 2013 2:54 PM
HINESVILLE, Ga. - A 22-year-old ex-soldier has pleaded guilty to more than 30 charges for his involvement with a group of Army soldiers who authorities say planned acts of domestic terrorism. Prosecutor Isabel Pauley says Timothy Joiner pleaded guilty Tuesday to burglary, theft, violations of the street gang terrorism and... more »
January 22, 2013 5:24 AM
FORT BRAGG, N.C. - An Army general facing court-martial is set to enter his plea on a series of sexual misconduct charges. Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday before a military judge at Fort Bragg, N.C. Sinclair will be formally informed of the charges and offered... more »
January 1, 2013 4:27 PM
TAMOUN, West Bank - An arrest raid by undercover Israeli soldiers disguised as vegetable vendors ignited rare clashes in the northern West Bank and has left 10 Palestinians wounded. Israeli army raids into Palestinian areas to seize activists and militants are fairly common. The raids are normally coordinated with Palestinian... more »
November 29, 2012 3:10 PM
WASHINGTON - A top Army Corps of Engineers official told federal lawmakers the agency can't legally reverse its decision to reduce the Missouri River's flow into the rain-starved Mississippi River. But Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois says Army Assistant Secretary Jo-Ellen Darcy did tell him and senators from Iowa and... more »
November 9, 2012 6:21 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A post-Hurricane Isaac study by the Army Corps of Engineers says Isaac's storm surge flooding of areas that were not inundated during Hurricanes Katrina and Gustav was not caused by post-Katrina improvements to New Orleans area levee system. Instead, the study says, surge flooding during Isaac was... more »
November 5, 2012 10:53 AM
FORT BRAGG, N.C. - U.S. Army prosecutors are charging a general with sex crimes against five women, including four military subordinates and a civilian. The first details of the charges filed in September emerged at a military justice hearing Monday for Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair at Fort Bragg in North... more »
October 3, 2012 12:49 PM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - An Army veteran claims a Veterans Administration nurse repeatedly put ice packs on his penis after surgery, causing frostbite and gangrene and ultimately leading to amputation. Michael D. Nash of Louisville sued the federal government in U.S. District Court in Louisville on Tuesday, seeking $10 million in... more »
September 19, 2012 5:59 PM
BATON ROUGE- This year your going to the ballot box can mean more than just a vote thanks to the new "Honor Vets" program instated by the Secretary of State.
The program aims to encourage voters to go to the polls in honor of the men and women who... more »
August 6, 2012 12:25 PM
OAK CREEK, Wis. - More details are emerging about yesterday's deadly shootings at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin. Authorities say 40-year-old Army veteran Wade Michael Page walked into the suburban Milwaukee temple without saying a word and opened fire with a 9mm handgun that was purchased legally. They say he... more »
August 2, 2012 5:02 PM
PRARIEVILLE- Builders started work today on a house for an army veteran wounded in Afghanistan. The Prarieville home won't cost him a penny.
Corporal Jeffery Argrave says he needs a pinch to make sure this is real.
"This isn't me, this is like a paranormal dimension," Argrave said.... more »
June 14, 2012 6:07 PM
BATON ROUGE - The U.S. Army celebrates 237 years of service today. As the Army celebrates this milestone, they're also getting some new members to keep the tradition going.
Today many new soldiers took the Oath of Enlistment at a birthday celebration for the Army in Baton Rouge. Two... more »
June 13, 2012 3:41 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Textron Marine & Land Systems has gotten an order for 71 mobile strike force vehicles for the Afghanistan National Army, with a cost cap of just under $79.2 million. A news release from the Textron Inc. subsidiary says the order brings the total made for Afghanistan, including... more »
May 22, 2012 8:04 PM
Uncle Sam still wants you but the Army is being a lot more selective on who it recruits. Last year, the service took in no recruits with misconduct convictions or drug or alcohol issues. Soldiers on active duty also must meet tougher standards to stay on for reenlistment. The Army... more »
March 29, 2012 10:26 AM
BATON ROUGE - A section of River Road from Farr Park, south of Brightside Drive, to Ben Hur Road has been closed for months as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers fixes problems with the levee.
During historic flooding in 2011, the area known as Duncan Point had sand... more »
January 27, 2012 2:28 PM
FORT POLK, La. (AP) - The Army is buying 4,900 acres of land south of Fort Polk in a move that Sen. Mary Landrieu says points to continued expansion of the central Louisiana military base. The land is being acquired from American Sulphur and Oil Co. of Dry Creek, according... more »
January 19, 2012 7:48 PM
The Army says the number of soldier suicides is leveling off, but there's a dramatic increase in domestic violence,sex crimes and other destructive behavior in a force stressed by war. General Peter Chiarelli says sex and violent crimes increased more than 30 percent since 2006. He says Child abuse is... more »
December 30, 2011 3:47 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Army Corps of Engineers says it's getting $802 million to repair levees and other structures damaged by the historic flooding on the Mississippi River this year - work considered urgent before the next spring flood season starts. With forecasts for another wet spring next year,... more »
December 22, 2011 10:52 AM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge's mayor picked up a Salvation Army bell Thursday to help raise money for the charity . Mayor Kip Holden appeared at the Walmart on College to collect contributions for the nearly 150-year-old charitable organization.
"It's a great time in Baton Rouge to see people... more »
December 18, 2011 11:07 AM
FORT MEADE, Md- Lawyers for the Army private charged in the biggest leak of classified information in U.S. history say he was influenced by his struggles with being a gay soldier. The military hearing continued Sunday to determine whether Pfc. Bradley Manning will stand trial at a court-martial for allegedly... more »
December 13, 2011 3:43 AM
WASHINGTON - Two Army helicopters crashed Monday night in Washington state, killing the four soldiers on board.
The aircrafts went down during an apparent training exercise at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord near Tacoma.
Officials have not released the victim's names at this time. more »
November 17, 2011 2:00 PM
LIVINGSTON - Deputies in Livingston Parish said a man confessed to cooking meth in his home after deputies arrested him for desertion.
According to Perry Rushing with the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office, deputies were contacted by the Army and told Bradley Burton, Jr. was wanted for deserting.
Rushing... more »
July 27, 2011 12:24 PM
WASHINGTON - The closing of Walter Reed Army Medical Center was described as bittersweet Wednesday as staff members and patients gathered on the hospital's parade grounds in Washington to mark the closing of the Army's flagship hospital after more than a century of providing care.
The hospital's operations are... more »
July 11, 2011 1:25 PM
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. - The Army is restricting how many prescription painkillers soldiers can buy at one time as it responds to rising abuse of potentially addictive drugs.
Many troops are coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan with chronic pain from combat or training injuries.
Army data requested... more »
July 6, 2011 12:49 PM
WASHINGTON - The second-ranking U.S. commander in Afghanistan is providing new details on the planned pullout of U.S. troops this year.
Army Lt. Gen. David Rodriguez told reporters at the Pentagon on Wednesday that by the end of this summer the 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment - based in... more »
June 2, 2011 4:21 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Textron Marine & Land Systems has a contract to build up to 440 medium armored security vehicles in New Orleans for the Afghanistan National Army.
Textron says a one-year base contract will pay $125.9 million at first and up to $257 million total for 240 vehicles... more »
May 23, 2011 5:36 PM
BAYOU SORREL - As the Army Corps of Engineers closes the Bayou Sorrel locks to barge traffic, many within the shipping industry are now left unemployed.
The locks close when the water on the Atchafalaya side reaches 16 feet. And that's bad for John Businelle and his business, Pelican... more »
May 18, 2011 2:38 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The Army Corps of Engineers said 16 of 125 bays were open on Wednesday at the Morganza spillway upriver from Baton Rouge, sending water from the Mississippi River into the swampy spillway and on to the Atchafalaya River at a rate of 108,000 cubic feet per second.... more »
May 13, 2011 10:13 AM
NEW ORLEANS - The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers released a statement today saying the Mississippi River was very close to the trigger point where they would open the Morganza Spillway, and they would likely open it this weekend.
The release said the Corps would open the Morganza... more »
April 18, 2011 7:38 PM
The Army has to do damage control after 100 immigrants in the Chinese community of El Monte, California thought they were joining the U.S. Army for a fee of $400 each. Authorities say Yupeng Deng posed as a recruiter and they arrested him last week on charges of selling bogus... more »
April 12, 2011 10:30 AM
ZACHARY - Family members and dignitaries gathered in Zachary to see off members of the Louisiana Army National Guard this morning.
About 100 members of the 926th Mobilization Augmentation Company unit are deploying for a year to Afghanistan. While there they'll be conducting route-clearance operations in support of Operation... more »
March 1, 2011 12:42 PM
FORT JACKSON, S.C. - The Army is revamping its yearly fitness tests for the first time in 30 years to better toughen soldiers for battle, adding exercises like running an obstacle course in full combat gear and dragging a body's weight.
Officials at Fort Jackson, a major Army training... more »
February 18, 2011 1:28 PM
WASHINGTON - The House has voted to let the Pentagon continue using taxpayer dollars to sponsor NASCAR race teams.
By a 281-148 vote, lawmakers rejected an effort by Minnesota Democratic Rep. Betty McCollum that would have ended the practice.
McCollum aides said the Army is spending $7 million... more »
February 12, 2011 3:15 PM
WASHINGTON- President Barack Obama is welcoming the Egyptian military's commitment to a democratic civilian transition and to the country's international obligations, most notably a peace treaty with Israel.
The White House says Obama discussed the situation in Egypt during calls to British Prime Minister David Cameron, Turkish Prime Minister... more »
November 24, 2010 2:06 PM
BATON ROUGE - Hundreds of people had an early Thanksgiving meal delivered today, courtesy of the Salvation Army of Greater Baton Rouge.
Volunteers made five stops around the West Brookstown area of the city with the Salvation Army's mobile canteen, handing out meals to around 500 people who may... more »
November 21, 2010 9:57 AM
WASHINGTON D.C.- The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says he supports Congress using its lame-duck session to end the ban on gays serving openly in the military.
Adm. Mike Mullen says he backs action before the new Congress in January - if that's what it takes to... more »
November 18, 2010 2:11 PM
OPELIKA, Ala. - A former Army soldier who claimed to be mentally disturbed from his tour in Iraq has been convicted of capital murder in the abduction and shooting death of an Auburn University student from Georgia. Twenty-six-year-old Courtney Lockhart was convicted Thursday in the killing of 18-year-old freshman Lauren... more »
October 29, 2010 8:44 PM
A soldier stationed at Fort Drum, New York is headed to prison for 45 years for stabbing to death two of his Army buddies. Spc. Joshua Hunter admitted the stabbings and apologized but offered no explanation. more »
September 17, 2010 8:11 PM
A man who tricked the Army into allowing him to join the reserves got six months in prison and a bad conduct discharge. Jesse Bernard Johnston III got the punishment after pleading guilty before a military judge. He used falsified discharge papers from the Marine Corps to convince the Army... more »
September 6, 2010 11:29 AM
The Army says a former soldier demanding behavioral treatment took three workers hostage at a Georgia military hospital before surrendering.
Fort Stewart spokesman Kevin Larson says no one was hurt during the short standoff early Monday at the post's Winn Army Community Hospital.
Larson says the man was... more »
August 26, 2010 5:45 AM
The Army combat brigade stationed at Fort Polk will leave for Afghanistan in October. A deployment ceremony for the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, is scheduled Sept. 30 at Fort Polk's Honor Field. It will take about a month for all 3,600 soldiers to leave. The brigade was... more »
August 26, 2010 5:33 AM
A New Orleans woman who was a bookkeeper for a nonprofit agency that had a contract with the Army has pleaded guilty to federal charges of embezzlement of over $1 million. Abigail John admitted that she embezzled over $1 million of federal program funds by depositing fraudulent company checks into... more »
July 20, 2010 12:46 PM
The U.S. military is looking for ways to expand the training and equipping of African forces to help battle militants in Somalia who claimed responsibility for recent bombings in Uganda.
Army Gen. William "Kip" Ward says the African nations contributing forces in Somalia are still committed to the peacekeeping... more »
June 29, 2010 2:22 PM
Gen. Stanley McChrystal, fired from his job as commander of the Afghanistan war after more than three decades in the Army, will be allowed to retire at the rank of four stars.
White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Tuesday that the White House will do what it can to... more »
June 28, 2010 6:11 PM
One soldier had already served on two battle fronts, but September 11, 2001 changed the life of our hometown hero. Sergeant Mike McNaughton started his career in the army and ended as a Louisiana National Guardsman. News 2’s Rob Krieger got answers on how his sacrifice helped to save lives,... more »
June 24, 2010 12:51 PM
A soldier from Whitefish stationed at Fort Polk was killed in an attack at the Louisiana base last weekend, his mother said.
An Ohio civilian has been charged with murder and attempted murder after one person was killed and another injured on the base on Saturday.
Marcus Carey,... more »
June 9, 2010 1:31 PM
The NFL is supporting a scholarship in honor of the late Pat Tillman.
The league announced Tuesday it will fund one of the scholarships in the Pat Tillman Foundation's military scholars program.
There are currently 52 Tillman Military Scholars.
The scholarships are available to veteran and active... more »
June 7, 2010 3:50 PM
The Army says a soldier suspected of leaking a military video that shows Apache helicopters gunning down unarmed men in Iraq in 2007 hasn't been charged.
Army Spc. Bradley Manning of Potomac, Md., is being held in Kuwait pending the results of an investigation.
A director of the... more »
May 17, 2010 11:59 AM
A Justice Dept. investigation last week led to an army recall of 44,000 combat helmets.
The army decided to retest helmets after learning about a legal probe into an Ohio-based military contractor called ArmorSource. Army officials said the tests showed the helmets would not protect a soldier against a... more »
May 11, 2010 7:17 AM
Textron Marine & Land Systems has agreed to build another 423 armored security vehicles for the U.S. Army. The vehicles will be built at Textron's plant in New Orleans. The $461 million contract includes an option to buy up to 272 more vehicles at a price of up to $239... more »
September 21, 2009 6:09 PM
The Louisiana State University Reserve Officers' Training Corps will be part of a national push to turn out more Army officers.
U.S. Army Cadet Command provides most of the Army's second lieutenants through ROTC programs across the country. The Army wants at least 5,100 new officers by spring 2010.... more »
September 21, 2009 2:51 PM
More students are joining the Army ROTC. That comes at a good time. The Army is short about 3,000 majors and captains. Graduates from ROTC programs are automatically commissioned as second lieutenants. Many students joining the ROTC are doing it because of generous scholarship money.