Military/Articles

Fort Bragg's 18th Airborne Corps to deploy to Iraq

Drew Brooks The Fayetteville Observer, N.C. The 18th Airborne Corps headquarters will return to Iraq later this year to assume command of the anti-ISIS mission. The Army officially announced the deployment Tuesday, stating that Fort Bragg’s 18th Airborne Corps would replace the Fort Hood, Texas-based III Corps headquarters in the fall. That unit replaced the 18th Airborne Corps in that mission in September of last year. And previously, the 18th Airborne Corps relieved the III Corps of the mission i ... More

USMC tells company to quit using its name to sell baseball jerseys

By Carl Prine The San Diego Union-Tribune A popular retail chain surrendered to the Marines on Tuesday, following a warning from the Corps to quit using its name to sell Memorial Day merchandise. By late afternoon, Lids.com — part of the larger Indianapolis-based Hats Inc. that includes LIDS Sports Group and Locker Room outlets — had abandoned a recently-unveiled online ad campaign. “Honor the U.S. Marine Corps brave men and women with this authentic New York Yankees Giancarlo Stanton Majestic ... More

Top 10 most intense battles in US history

In the short history of our country, the United States rose to global military dominance — yeah, I said it. Come at me, China. But the road to the top was paved with the blood of good men and women. Looking back, there are some pivotal battles we remember with solemn pride and a little bit of hoo-rah. Let's check out 10 of the most intense battles in United States history. 10. The Battle of Chosin This blown bridge at Funchilin Pass blocked the only way out for U.S. and British forces with ... More

VA seals $10B deal for new electronic health record

Nikki Wentling Stars and Stripes WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs signed a multibillion-dollar contract on Thursday to replace its antiquated electronic health record system – an action that comes as a relief to veterans and lawmakers who worried it was indefinitely stalled after former VA Secretary David Shulkin was fired in March. The contract with Kansas City, Mo.-based Cerner Corp. sets a cost ceiling of $10 billion for the next 10 years. In a statement Thursday, Wilkie descri ... More

WWII vet penned poems to put experiences in perspective

Lou Michel The Buffalo News, N.Y. Two decades ago, World War II Army veteran Don Weimer began writing poems about the war. Such verse, the bard says, helped him put his military service in perspective and better understand the trials of his fellow soldiers. One of his poems about a vet who received a "Dear John" letter, Weimer said, represents what sometimes happened when soldiers went off to war: The girlfriend or wife they loved back home ditched them. However, in this poem, "Ken Goes to Wa ... More