Content Tagged As combat

Tagged News

  • Military plans would put women in most combat jobs

    June 18, 2013 8:11 AM

    WASHINGTON - Military leaders will roll out their plans Tuesday to begin tearing down the remaining walls that have prevented women from holding thousands of combat and special operations jobs near the front lines. Under details of the plans obtained by The Associated Press, women could start training as Army... 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 »
  • White House says Obama supports women in combat

    January 24, 2013 3:50 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says allowing women to serve in combat marks another step toward the country's founding ideals of fairness and equality. Obama says in a written statement he expressed strong support for the decision to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, who lifted the combat ban Thursday. Obama says... more »
  • Military women could soon be in combat

    January 24, 2013 6:56 AM

    WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is expected to announce today that women will now be allowed to serve in combat roles. That presents a challenge for the Pentagon as military leaders will have to decide which, if any, jobs they believe should be open only to men. ... more »
  • Panetta opens combat roles to women

    January 23, 2013 2:29 PM

    WASHINGTON- Senior defense officials say Pentagon chief Leon Panetta is removing the military's ban on women serving in combat, opening hundreds of thousands of front-line positions and potentially elite commando jobs after more than a decade at war. The groundbreaking move recommended by the Joint Chiefs of Staff overturns a... more »
  • Gov't taking new steps to combat food stamp fraud

    May 24, 2012 7:30 AM

    WASHINGTON - The government is trying to crack down on food stamp recipients who are ripping off taxpayers by illegally selling their benefit cards for cash. The Agriculture Department wants to curb the practice by giving states more power to investigate people who repeatedly claim to lose their benefit cards... more »
  • US troops remember their fallen comrades

    May 30, 2011 3:52 AM

    KABUL, Afghanistan- U.S. troops fighting in Afghanistan are remembering their fallen comrades on this Memorial Day. They prayed and held flag-raising ceremonies at dawn today to recognize the more than 1,400 killed in combat since the nearly decade-old war began. Brig. Gen. Lewis Craparotta, who spoke at a ceremony,... more »
  • Iraqi police: Shooting followed an argument

    September 7, 2010 3:29 PM

    According to an Iraqi police chief, today's fatal shooting of two U.S. troops by an Iraqi soldier followed an argument at an Iraqi army compound. They were the first American servicemen killed since the U.S. declared an official end to combat operations in the country last week. The Americans were... more »
  • Fort Polk combat brigade deploys Sept., Oct.

    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 »
  • Obama to address nation to mark end of Iraq combat

    August 25, 2010 3:27 PM

    President Barack Obama will address the nation from the Oval Office and also visit troops at Fort Bliss in Texas on Tuesday to mark the end of U.S. combat operations in Iraq. White House press secretary Robert Gibbs made the announcement Wednesday. Obama promised in 2009 to end the formal... more »

Top Stories

  • Lane closure planned on 'New Bridge' this weekend

    August 1, 2014

    BATON ROUGE - The westbound, outside land of the I-10 Mississippi River Bridge will be closed this weekend for a routine bridge inspection. The... more »
  • Eli Edwards turns 1
    Eli Edwards turns 1

    August 1, 2014

    GONZALES- The Edwards are celebrating the birthday of Eli, born a year ago Friday. "Hard to believe it's been an entire year since we... more »
  • Money for border battle stuck in D.C.
    Money for border battle stuck in D.C.

    August 1, 2014

    WASHINGTON - The House approved a $694 million bill to address the crisis of unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, many of whom have sought... more »
  • Vitaminwater gives in
    Vitaminwater gives in

    August 1, 2014

    NEW YORK- Fans of Vitaminwater complained so much about the new sweetener, Coca-Cola is going back to the original formula. The company changed the... more »
  • When you're a billionaire
    When you're a billionaire

    August 1, 2014

    LANAI CITY, HAWAII- Billionaire Larry Ellison, the CEO of Oracle Corp. now owns every hotel room on the island of Lanai in Hawaii. He... more »