9 airmen killed in cargo plane crash ID'd

Plane that crashed was in Savannah 'days' for maintenance, officials say. 9 airmen named   Lisa Wilson And Mandy Matney The Island Packet (Hilton Head Island, S.C.) The military cargo plane that crashed Wednesday had stopped at the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport for routine maintenance on its way to a base in Arizona, officials said Thursday. The C-130 Hercules that belonged to the Puerto Rico Air National Guard nosedived out of the air shortly af ... More

Navy providing residents near Washington base with water due to contamination

Kimberly Cauvel Skagit Valley Herald, Mount Vernon, Wash. Whidbey Island Naval Air Station is providing some residents near Ault Field with bottled water after water contamination was confirmed in three wells. In a statement released in April, the base said the Navy is working with residents, community leaders and government agencies to address water contamination from firefighting foam previously used during training exercises at the base. In February, NAS Whidbey mailed notices to residents in the area ... More

Texas senators want Army to bring new brigade to Fort Bliss or Fort Hood

Madlin Mekelburg El Paso Times, Texas AUSTIN — U.S. Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz have asked the Army to consider relocating a new armored brigade combat team to one of two posts in Texas — including Fort Bliss in El Paso. The army is considering converting the Army's 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, Colo., from an Infantry Brigade Combat Team to an Armored Brigade Combat Team and relocating the soldiers. "For families, the State of Texas offers superb quality of l ... More

Peace between North, South Korea won’t mean a homecoming for US troops

By Franco Ordonez and Kevin G. Hall McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — With new troops rotating to South Korea from Fort Hood, Texas and Fort Sill, Okla., the Pentagon says it’s too soon to consider withdrawing U.S. troops even as the two countries discuss ending the war that has been stalemated for almost 70 years. Talk of peace on the Korean Peninsula brings up a strange scenario for the Pentagon. The Defense Department has numerous planning books for all manner of military scenarios wit ... More

4 things you didn't know about Agent Orange

By Tim Kirkpatrick We Are The Mighty Over many centuries, various armies have created and deployed all sorts of weapons to be used against their enemies on the battlefield. Some of these inventive weapons go under modifications and come out the other end even bigger and more bad ass than before. On the flip side, some old school engineers and scientists get froggy and develop a liquid mixture that they don't fully understand before they let it loose into enemy territory. Once such infamous mixture that is s ... More

VA hospital investigating after tweets of 'unsanitary' room

SALT LAKE CITY — A Veterans Affairs clinic in Salt Lake City is investigating why an Army veteran was put in a room with an overflowing trash can and medical supplies strewn about after the man's father tweeted images of the unclean space. Stephen Wilson, the father of Christopher Wilson who spent six years in the Army and was deployed to Iraq twice, posted the photos to Twitter on Friday, calling the sight "very unprofessional, unsanitary and disrespectful." the Deseret News reported.& ... More