19 hrs ago
The Washington Post
Chelsea Manning offers punditry on Iraq mission
Kurdish pesh merga fighters hold a position on the front line in the Gwer district south of Irbil, the capital of the Kurdish autonomous region in northern Iraq, on September 15. The simmering debate about what the evolving U.S. military mission in Iraq and Syria should include got an argument Tuesday from an unlikely pundit: Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning.
Mon Sep 15, 2014
University of Kansas
KU to honor 103 seniors from Leavenworth County high schools
Students from six Kansas high schools will be honored Wednesday, Sept. 24, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
The Wichita Eagle
Ad Astra: Kansas elections that changed history
Missouri "border ruffians" invaded the territory to cast ballots in favor of a pro-slavery legislature and to intimidate abolitionist voters. In her book "Bleeding Kansas: Contested Liberty in the Civil War Era," Nicole Etcheson writes that "Missouri River ferries carried eight hundred men a day, for three days prior to the election across the river.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
The United States Army
Fort Leavenworth dedicates library in honor of Rep. Ike
FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan.- Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno, hosted a public ceremony renaming the library here in honor of deceased former Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, Missouri Representative Ike Skelton, today.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Captains brainstorm to reacquaint Americans with Army
A 2011 Pew Research Center survey found that only 57 percent of civilian respondents, ages 30 to 49, said they had an immediate family member who served. The percentage dropped to one-third, among respondents ages 18 to 29. While a draft would produce a new generation of veterans from across the socioeconomic spectrum, lawmakers and the military itself are generally not advocating that, for a number of good reasons, including cost and a possible increase in disciplinary problems, similar to those seen during the Vietnam era.
Judge approves competency evaluation for man in police chase death of 5-year-old
An Atchison man charged after a police chase ended in the death of a 5-year-old girl will undergo a mental competency evaluation. A Leavenworth County District Judge on Wednesday approved the mental examination for 30-year-old Marcas McGowan, who is charged with first-degree felony murder and several other charges in the July 18 chase near Leavenworth.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Fairfield Inn & Suites Hotel To Open In Leavenworth, KS
The 90-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Leavenworth, Kansas is scheduled to open next week with its smart, inventive public space and guest room design, and its bright and inviting decor. Located at 1101 North 4th Street, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Leavenworth will operate as a Marriott franchise , owned by Ferguson Properties Inc. and managed by True North Hotel Group of Overland Park, Kansas.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Post library to be named for Ike Skelton
Officials at Fort Leavenworth are memorializing the late Missouri congressman Ike Skelton by renaming the northeast Kansas post's library in his honor. Army Chief of Staff Gen.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Officers, senior NCOs wanted for embedded liaison program
Soldiers have a shot at a role that takes them to hot spots around the world as part of the staffs. Applications are being accepted now.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
Bust of Colin Powell added to Fort Leavenworth monument
A bust has been added to a Buffalo Soldier monument at Fort Leavenworth honoring former secretary of state and military leader Colin Powell. The Kansas City Star reports that about 1,000 people gathered Friday for a dedication event.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
nFocus Solutions Awarded Subcontract to Continue Work on Enhanced Army Training Management System
Providing trainers the improved capability to plan, prepare, resource and manage training for Army units and individual soldiers, ATMS serves as a vital part of CAC's operations by providing the Army with an easy-to-use, web-based tool for creating comprehensive training strategies. As soldiers complete courses, they are tracked within the ATMS, allowing leaders to effectively manage personnel and unit training at both the active and reserve levels.
Kansas doctor convicted of Medicaid fraud
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Wed Sep 03, 2014
Melissa Etheridge brings her uncompromising rock to Vancouver
Melissa Etheridge has scored a series of professional triumphs over her #35-year music career, including two Grammy Awards and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
Cybercast News Service
Air Force instructor convicted in sex scandal dies
The first Air Force instructor convicted of rape in a sex scandal at one of the nation's busiest military training centers has died in prison.
Irregular warfare center to close Oct. 1
The Army Irregular Warfare Center, which will close Oct. 1, helped rewrite the rules for future counterinsurgency efforts.
Sat Aug 30, 2014
Great Bend Tribune
Outreach education evolving at BCC
The number of high school students receiving college instruction during their school day continues to grow, thanks to the Kansas Legislature's decision to pay for their tuition on technical education courses.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
'I just want to be able to live my life as I am': Wikileaker...
Whistleblower Chelsea Manning says the military is continuing to deny her sex change treatment one year after she was jailed for handing secret documents to WikiLeaks.
Fort Hood shooter writes to ISIS leader
The Army psychiatrist who killed 13 people at Fort Hood has written a letter to the leader of ISIS, asking to become a citizen of the Islamic State's caliphate, his attorney said Thursday.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Fort Leavenworth to break ground on $15.6M battle training center
Fort officials announce Wednesday that the ceremony Wednesday will begin construction of a Regional Simulation Center, which will house the hardware, software and technology that simulate battlefield activity.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
American Legion Magazine
Legionnaire reunites with soldier he saved in Afghanistan
While serving in Kandahar, Afghanistan, in 2004, Army Special Forces veteran Roy Wilkins lost his left leg to an improvised explosive device that killed his comrade.