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  • Generals say women should have to register for draft

    February 2, 2016 11:30 AM

    WASHINGTON - The top Army and Marine Corps generals say they believe all women should have to register for the draft now that combat jobs are open to them. The military service leaders say they will not lower standards to bring women into the more grueling jobs. They told... more »
  • Army official: Security in Afghanistan is worsening

    January 28, 2016 11:44 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration's pick to be the next top American commander in Afghanistan says the security situation in Afghanistan is deteriorating. Army Lt. Gen. John W. "Mick" Nicholson, Jr., says he will have a better sense of conditions within a few months if he is confirmed. Nicholson is... more »
  • Over $300K in claims so far over wayward blimp damage

    December 30, 2015 1:10 PM

    MUNCY - The Army has received 12 claims for over $300,000 in damages attributed to a wayward blimp that broke loose in Maryland and came to rest in the Pennsylvania countryside in October. Spokesman Dov Schwartz confirms the claims but says he can't disclose their nature. Pennlive.com reports the list... more »
  • Navy to wear special hand painted helmets for Army season finale

    November 30, 2015 5:35 PM

    ANAPOLIS - Navy announced they will wear stunning hand painted helmets for their upcoming season finale against Army. The special helmets feature a different Naval ship on the sides based on the position of the player’s position wearing it. The details and thoughtful reasoning behind which ship each... more »
  • 4 crew members dead after helicopter crashes at Fort Hood

    November 24, 2015 7:11 AM

    FORT HOOD, TX.- U.S. Army officials say four people have died in a helicopter crash at Fort Hood. A statement from the Fort Hood public affairs office says a UH-60 helicopter aircraft carrying four crew members crashed sometime after 5:49 p.m. Monday in the northeast portion of the sprawling Texas... more »
  • Vendor on Army post told to stop selling anti-Islam T-shirt

    November 4, 2015 12:18 PM

    DENVER - A vendor on a Colorado Army post has been ordered to stop selling a T-shirt with an anti-Islam message after shoppers complained. The T-shirt depicts the Statue of Liberty wearing a burqa, the all-covering dress worn by some Muslim women, with the words, "Don't let this happen America."... more »
  • Army sending team to look into wayward blimp

    October 29, 2015 11:29 AM

    MUNCY, Pa. - The Army is sending a two-person accident-investigation team to Pennsylvania to look into why a military surveillance blimp came loose from its mooring in Maryland and floated away. Pennsylvania police are using shotguns to deflate the wayward blimp. The blimp, fitted with sensitive defense technology,... more »
  • Veteran guarding military recruiting center in Baton Rouge Play Video

    July 22, 2015 9:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A disabled veteran is voluntarily standing guard at a U.S. Navy Recruiting Station. Steven Castellano says he's been standing, armed outside the recruiting center on Siegen Lane since Tuesday because of what happened in Chattanooga, Tennessee, last week . A military recruiting center was shot up... more »
  • Army Corps of Engineers to begin levee inspections

    July 18, 2015 1:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is beginning daily inspections of levees from Baton Rouge to Venice as the Mississippi River rises. The corps says in a news release that construction projects within 1,500 feet of the levee will be halted. Inspectors also will look for scouring... more »
  • Army Chief: Security at recruiting posts will be reviewed

    July 17, 2015 11:14 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Army's top officer says security at military recruiting and reserve centers will be reviewed, but it's too early to say whether the facilities should have security guards or other increased protection. Gen. Ray Odierno, chief of staff of the Army, tells reporters that arming troops in those... more »
  • Fort Polk to lose 388 troops amid Army cuts

    July 9, 2015 3:17 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Fort Polk Army base in central Louisiana is in line to lose 388 troops as the Army announces cuts in active duty forces. Members of the state's congressional delegation said Thursday they were disappointed in the cuts, but added that the reduction at Fort Polk could... more »
  • Army to pay cost of destroying material at Camp Minden

    May 29, 2015 3:58 AM

    MINDEN- The Army has agreed to pay for burning 7,800 tons of potentially explosive artillery propellant and 160 tons of other material at Camp Minden. The Environmental Protection Agency says that should clear the way for the Louisiana National Guard to sign a contract with Explosive Service International of Baton... more »
  • Louisiana Veterans Business Outreach Center Play Video

    May 19, 2015 10:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Veterans spend years serving our country, so when they come home it's only right that we return the favor. Dr. Charles Achane was on 2une In Tuesday to tell John Pastorek more about what the Louisiana Veterans Business Outreach Center is doing to make veterans' lives easier. ... more »
  • Soldier surprises wife at graduation Play Video

    May 7, 2015 11:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A soldier home early from his tour in Kuwait surprised his wife at Southern University Thursday. Glendon Sanders, a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army, has spent the last seven months in the Middle East. His wife, Zachyle, was getting ready for Southern's graduation and was... more »
  • Obama calls for thorough probe into military copter crash

    March 11, 2015 11:53 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says he's confident there will be a detailed and thorough investigation into an Army helicopter crash off the coast of Florida. Obama spoke by phone Wednesday with Maj. Gen. Joseph Osterman, who heads the Marine Corps special forces, and Maj. Gen. Glenn Curtis of the... more »
  • Gunman, 1 other person dead in shooting at veterans' clinic

    January 6, 2015 11:26 PM

    EL PASO, Texas - Officials say a gunman opened fire at a veterans' medical clinic in West Texas, killing one other person. Fort Bliss Maj. Gen. Stephen M. Twitty announced Tuesday night that the shooter is also dead. Twitty did not say whether the gunman was shot by responding officers.... more »
  • 'Active shooter' reported at El Paso military hospital

    January 6, 2015 5:32 PM

    EL PASO, Texas - The Army is searching for a suspect after an "active shooter" was reported at a West Texas military hospital. Fort Bliss spokesman Gil Telles says an "active shooter" has been confirmed at the William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso. Telles says he has no... more »
  • Army investigating death of Fort Polk soldier

    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. ... more »
  • Army: Barricaded in office, soldier shot herself

    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 »
  • Iraqi forces reclaim control of Mosul Dam Play Video

    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 »
  • Bergdahl scheduled to arrive in Texas on Friday

    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 »
  • Sergeant accused of sexually assaulting soldiers

    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 »
  • A Memorial Day family tradition at Port Hudson Play Video

    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 »
  • 17 cadets commissioned from LSU ROTC

    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 »
  • Soldier caught with bag of pot released to military

    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 »
  • Few Army women want combat jobs

    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 »
  • US Army Sergeant found with 23lbs of pot Play Video

    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 »
  • Daughter's Christmas wish comes true Play Video

    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 »
  • Soldier goes on trial for prostitution ring

    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 »
  • Army fashion police

    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 »
  • Veterans honored in Gonzales Play Video

    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 »
  • POW's remains to be laid to rest Play Video

    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 »
  • Amid Army cuts, Fort Polk will see small reduction

    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. ... more »
  • Fort Polk soldiers headed to Afghanistan

    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 »
  • Army Corps reports on 2011 Mississippi River flood

    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 »
  • US Army general facing sex charges heads to court

    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 »
  • Army vet receives Medal of Honor for Afghan fight

    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 »
  • Women in combat: Baton Rouge veterans respond Play Video

    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 »
  • Ga. man sentenced to 15 years in Army militia plot

    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 »
  • Army general expected to enter plea on sex charges

    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 »
  • Israeli-Palestinian clashes erupt in West Bank

    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 »

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