LAKE CITY, Minn. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is moving forward with a proposal to build islands near the head of Lake Pepin by using sand and sediment removed from the Mississippi River.
The federal agency has proposed the project to restore backwater fish and wildlife habitat. ...
US Army Golden Knights to perform at Dayton Air Show
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Officials say the U.S Army Golden Knights will join attractions already announced for the 2019 Dayton Air Show.
Air show officials also say Team Oracle with Sean Tucker and Johnny De Gennaro will be featured in the show scheduled for June 22-23 at Dayton International ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says a U.S. Army Ranger has died as a result of gunshot wounds suffered during combat in Afghanistan on Jan. 13.
Sgt. Cameron A. Meddock, 26, of Spearman, Texas, died Thursday in Landstuhl, Germany. The attack was in the Jawand District in northwestern ...
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Lawmakers are working to correct legislation intended to honor a fallen U.S. Army captain whose Muslim father spoke out against candidate Donald Trump.
The Daily Progress
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — University of Montana President Seth Bodnar has been sworn in to the Montana Army National Guard.
EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island police say a U.S. Army gold ring lost by its owner two years ago has been returned.
East Providence police posted on ...
CLINTON, Ind. (AP) — A man who allegedly deserted the U.S. Army in 2000 had been living in a small western Indiana city under a fake name, didn’t have a car and worked jobs that paid cash, according to police.
Clinton officers recently discovered Robert Brodbeck, 46, had allegedly deserted ...
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — A U.S. Army soldier has been taken into custody in connection to the death of a woman at the Fort Campbell post on the Kentucky-Tennessee border.
Maj. Martin Meiners
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A 21-year-old U.S. soldier is accused of flying to Indianapolis from Colorado to kill his estranged wife, then dumping her body in a trash bin and fleeing to Thailand.
Peter Lian was charged with murder Wednesday in the death of Khuang Par,
MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi lawmaker who had a two-year military deployment says he will attend some of the 2019 session but expects to be called back to duty.
Democratic Rep. David Myers of McComb tells the
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. Army’s chief of staff made a surprise visit to the capital Kabul where he met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to discuss prospects for a peaceful end to the country’s 17-year war, the United States’ longest.
In a statement late Thursday, Ghani’s office said ...
DRAPER, Utah (AP) — Members of the Utah National Guard will deploy as part of an effort to maintain critical infrastructure for the U.S. Army Cyber Command.
The 18 guard members will leave Wednesday from the Utah National Guard headquarters in Draper. Their deployment to Ft. Meade in ...
Army vet pens children’s books to help during deployments
OREM, Utah (AP) — A retired U.S. Army sergeant from Utah has written a pair of children’s books to help families cope with the deployment of a parent.
Leslie Zimmerman said she was inspired to write the books after seeing her nieces and nephews struggle when her older sister was deployed, ...
19 soldiers return home for Christmas after 9 months abroad
HONOLULU (AP) — Nineteen U.S. Army soldiers were reunited with loved ones in Hawaii just in time for Christmas following a nine-month deployment in the Middle East.
Family and friends greeted the soldiers Monday night as they returned to Schofield Barracks on Oahu.
The soldiers from ...
COUSHATTA, La. (AP) — Crouched in a ball in her family’s living room, her hands covering her ears, Natalie Wilson was certain she was about to die.
Each gunshot sounded more like an explosion, seemingly dozens of them, filling the room with the smell of burnt gunpowder. Through the chaos ...
- The Washington TimesPentagon identifies U.S. Army casualty in Afghanistan; first of 2019January 18, 2019
- Houston ChronicleArmy Corps extends deadline to comment on high rise planned in KingwoodJanuary 18, 2019
- The Washington TimesArmy tests boot prototypes to replace standard issued combat footwearJanuary 15, 2019
Trump signs bill naming post office for Army captain Khan
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed into law a bill naming a Virginia post office for fallen U.S. Army Captain Humayun Khan, whose father criticized the then-candidate in a 2016 Democratic National Convention speech.
The Daily Progress
Governor announces reward in soldier’s 2017 shooting death
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The governor of North Carolina has announced a $5,000 reward for information in the death of a U.S. Army specialist shot and killed last year.
News outlets report that Gov. Roy Cooper on Friday announced the reward more than a year after 31-year-old Jose Juan Melendez ...
Army sergeant charged with statutory rape in North Carolina
HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) — A U.S. Army sergeant stationed at North Carolina’s Fort Bragg has been charged with child sex counts involving a girl under 15.
News outlets report that Sgt. 1st Class Kenney Son Duran surrendered Friday on charges of statutory rape, statutory sex offense and ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Sunday that he will be “reviewing” the case of a former U.S. Army commando being charged with murder, raising questions about the possibility he could jeopardize the ongoing military legal proceedings.
Trump tweeted that “at the request of ...
Rural Omaha landowners discontented with new flood study
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Two government agencies are collaborating on a three-year, $3 million study of flood risks in the Omaha metro area.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District are both authorized to dam creeks on residential land for reservoirs ...
Oklahoma photographer provides courtesy photos to veterans
SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) — Jessie Newell’s grandfather talked fondly of the friendships he formed while serving in the U.S. Army, but he didn’t have many pictures of himself or memorabilia from his World War II experiences.
The lack of mementos seemed more pronounced after his death in ...
Army mechanic gets life for killing 3 at Fullerton home
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A U.S. Army mechanic who killed three people at a Southern California home because he believed a man there was molesting a teenager has been sentenced to life in prison without chance of parole.
Twenty-three-year-old Joshua Acosta was sentenced Friday.
Army officer charged with murder of Afghan bomber suspect
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former U.S. Army commando is being charged with murder in a long-simmering case alleging he tracked down and killed a suspected bomb-maker in Afghanistan.
Army Lt. Col. Loren Bymer said in a statement Friday that Maj. Mathew Golsteyn is charged with killing the Afghan ...
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A bill to name a Virginia post office for a U.S. Army captain whose Muslim father spoke out against candidate Donald Trump is now heading to the president’s desk.
The bill renaming a Charlottesville post office after University of Virginia alumnus Humayun Khan ...
BOSTON (AP) — A U.S. Army Air Forces pilot from Massachusetts whose plane crashed during World War II has been accounted for.
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Tuesday that 1st Lt. Allen R. Turner, of Brookline, was accounted for in September.
The 25-year-old Turner ...
Officials fear dam release harmed lake’s fish species
LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Wildlife officials are working to figure out the impact of a release of more than 9 billion gallons (34.1 billion liters) of water from a dam in western Arizona.
The Arizona Department of Game and Fish conducted a study of the March water release from Alamo ...
West Virginia nurse, now 80, was part of MASH unit
WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — It was a U.S. Army recruiter on campus at WVU who convinced the Mount de Chantal Visitation Academy alumnae she could see an exciting world if she joined the military.
“I always wanted to see California, so I said ‘why not’ and joined the Army,” said Faso, now 80 and ...
BALTIMORE (AP) — A U.S. Army sergeant has been sentenced to life in federal prison for killing his wife, who was an Army soldier.
A judge on Friday sentenced 37-year-old Sgt. Maliek Kearney to life without the possibility of parole. He was convicted in August.
Kearney of San Antonio, ...
Army wants Microsoft’s HoloLens headsets for battlefield
Virtual- and augmented-reality headsets haven’t had much traction in the consumer market, but they’re finding a place on the battlefield.
The U.S. Army said Thursday that it has awarded Microsoft a $480 million contract to supply its HoloLens headsets to soldiers.
The head-mounted ...
Cost of keeping Asian carp from Great Lakes nearly triples
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Fortifying an Illinois waterway to prevent invasive carp from using it as a path to Lake Michigan could cost nearly three times as much as federal planners previously thought, according to an updated report.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers this week
US soldier’s body returned from Afghanistan to US
BOSTON (AP) — A former Army reservist has been sentenced to more than 11 years in prison for stealing six machine guns and 10 handguns from a U.S. Army Reserve facility, escaping from federal prison and attempting to rob two banks.
The 37-year-old Cambridge resident, James Morales, was ...
Army Corps to spend $32M on Soo Locks channel deepening
DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it will spend $32.4 million in the coming year for a channel deepening project that will be an important step toward construction of a new Great Lakes shipping lock.
The funds will be used to finish design and begin construction work on ...
Permit halted for Atlantic Coast Pipeline to cross streams
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has halted a permit for construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch
Army Corps dedicates $41M to deepen South Carolina harbor
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Wednesday announced the release of more than $40 million to help deepen a South Carolina harbor, bringing total federal funding for the project to $108 million thus far.
The Army Corps announced that it was dedicating $41.4 million ...
Army veteran pleads guilty to killing girlfriend in Georgia
SMYRNA, Ga. (AP) — A U.S. Army veteran has been sentenced to life in prison for the 2017 slaying of his girlfriend.
Fort Bragg soldier IDed as man killed in motorcycle crash
BUNNLEVEL, N.C. (AP) — A Fort Bragg soldier has been identified as a man killed earlier this month in a motorcycle crash.
News outlets cite a release from the U.S. Army installation in North Carolina that says 40-year-old Sgt. Joel Goyco was found dead at the scene of the crash at U.S. 401 ...
Corps study seeks solution to Jefferson County flooding
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is looking at solutions to the persistent problem of flooding in Jefferson County near downtown Birmingham.
US Army looks to social media for Midwest recruitment
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. Army recruiters in Indiana and other Midwestern states where recruitment has consistently fallen short are exploring other recruitment tactics, such as social media, as they try to convince young people to enlist.
Data from the 3rd Recruiting Brigade shows that the ...
US veterans of 1943 bomber crash commemorated in Holland
MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Seventy-five years ago on Oct. 14, 1943, Arthur Linrud of Velva and nine other members of a B-17 crew were shot down near the border of Holland and Germany. Five of the crew perished and Linrud and four other crew members were captured and taken prisoners of war.
Mississippi factory could cut workers without new contract
GOLDEN, Miss. (AP) — A northeast Mississippi factory that makes military garments warns it may lay some workers off if it can’t get another contract.
Mississippi Department of Employment Security records show Golden Manufacturing has warned 80 employees they could be laid off Jan. 4. ...
Planned Illinois River dam projects will stall barge traffic
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is planning several repairs projects for Illinois River dams that could interrupt barge traffic for much of summer 2020.
The six projects announced by the Corps of Engineers extend from the Brandon Road Lock and Dam near Joliet to the ...
Mattis send-off as US war-booty bells return to Philippines
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The U.S. defense secretary plans to take part in a ceremony in Wyoming marking the beginning of a process to return three disputed church bells to the Philippines.
The Defense Department says Defense Secretary James Mattis plans to travel Wednesday to F.E. Warren Air ...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The nation’s newly dedicated veterans’ museum is offering a panel discussion to mark Veterans Day weekend.
The National Veterans Memorial and Museum says Sunday’s event will feature five veterans with different perspectives on military service.
Panelists include ...
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — When Lawrence resident Sherry Gill joined the U.S. Army in 1976, she said she was willing to kill if she needed to.
But that’s not how the higher command originally saw her, or any woman, contributing to the armed forces when she was placed in the Women’s Army Corps. ...
SEATTLE (AP) — A 98-year-old female US Army Corps veteran has been inducted into the VA Puget Sound Health Care System’s Wall of Heroes, making her the first woman to receive the honor for her service.
Frances E. Harman was among those honored by Gov. Jay Inslee and Veterans Affairs ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Napa County sheriff’s Deputy Steve Lombardi got to the Northern California veterans home four minutes after getting the “active shooter” report and, with his rifle at the ready, raced to the second floor where the heavily armed gunman was holed up in a room with three female ...
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — One wears a uniform, carries a weapon, answers to a supreme commander and is obsessed with completing the mission.
The other served in the military.
A bee and a veteran share a lot in common, which is at the heart of Heroes to Hives, a Michigan State ...