Army identifies soldier killed in Afghanistan

By Military1 Staff The Department of Defense identified the soldier killed in Afghanistan earlier this week as Army Sgt. Douglas J. Riney of Fairview, Illinois. Riney had been assigned to the Support Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood since December of 2012, according to an article in the New York Times. He deployed in June this year in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, and had previously deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from July 20 ... More

Army reservist battles military for heart attack costs

By Military1 Staff During a required physical fitness test, Army Reservist Capt. Shane Morgan noticed a change while executing the push-ups section of the work out. “As we were doing the push-ups I got 15 in, and I noticed that it was a lot harder for me to do push-ups than it has ever been,” Morgan told a local CBS affiliate. He was hooked up to an EKG, which revealed he was in the midst of a heart attack, with one artery completely blocked. The Army, however, determined the heart attack d ... More

Soldier, civilian killed in Afghanistan

Reuters A gunman in an Afghan army uniform on Wednesday shot dead at least two American advisers and wounded three more near a base in the Afghan capital before being killed himself, officials said. The American deaths included one soldier and one civilian, while one soldier and two civilians were injured and in stable condition, the U.S. military command in Kabul said in a statement. "The two individuals were killed during an attack near a coalition base by an unknown assailant, who was later killed ... More