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4 hrs ago | Minot Daily News

Oscar C. Johnsrud

Oscar Calvin Johnsrud, 86, Fargo, formerly of Watford City, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014, after a 6-month battle with cancer.


Related Topix: Fargo, ND, Watford City, ND, US Military, US Army, World News, Germany

8 hrs ago | Free Republic

FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina ~ 22 JULY 2014

Fort Jackson is a United States Army installation, which TRADOC operates on for Basic Combat Training , and is located in Columbia, South Carolina.


Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Columbia, SC, US News

Fri Jul 18, 2014


Fort Jackson commanding general gets 2nd star

Friday's ceremony honoring Brig. Gen. Bradley Becker is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. at Victory Field at Fort Jackson.


Related Topix: US Army, US Military

Tue Jul 15, 2014

The Bayonet

Reservists train IET Soldiers in Echo units

"Of the 34,000 IET Soldiers trained here at Fort Benning last year, 16,612 were trained during the four-month summer surge," said Paul Pass, reports technician with 30th Adjutant General Reception Battalion.


Related Topix: US Military, Fort Benning, US Army, Chattahoochee County, GA, Fort Benning, GA

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Dalton Daily Citizen

Col. Higdon retires from Army

Dalton native Col. Mark L. Higdon retired from the U.S. Army on June 12 after a 25-year career.


Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Dalton, GA, Whitfield County, GA, Berry College, Chattahoochee County, GA, Fort Benning, GA

Wed Jul 09, 2014

The State

SC business notebook, July 9

A Charlotte-based hotel development and management company said Tuesday it has acquired the 189-room Courtyard by Marriott hotel in downtown Columbia adjacent to the core of the USC campus.


Related Topix: Columbia, SC, University of South Carolina, US Military, US Army, Mount Pleasant, SC

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Stars and Stripes

Fort Jackson commander doubts cuts will be as deep as Army warns

Fort Jackson's commander, Maj. Gen. Brsadley Becker, said Tuesday that any future cuts at the nation's largest training base likely will be less than the 3,100 workers warned by the U.S. Department of Defense.


Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort Sill, Chattahoochee County, GA, Fort Benning, GA, US Air Force

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Rock Hill Herald

Rock Hill WWII veteran Roseborough - lived life as an example to all'

Members of VFW Post 3746 carry the casket of World War II veteran Johnie Roseborough out of Rock Grove AME Zion Church on Monday.


Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, US Army, US Military

The News Item

Veterans committee flag raised in honor of Vietnam War vet

On Sunday, June 22, the Mount Carmel Area Joint Veterans Committee raised its 455th flag in honor and memory of a veteran of the Vietnam War.


Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Indiana

Sun Jul 06, 2014

ABC News 4 Charleston

SC Guard unit turns wrenches with Colombian army

Soldiers with the South Carolina Army National Guard spent the month of June in Colombia, helping fellow soldiers in the South American nation learn how to care for their military vehicles and equipment.


Related Topix: US Army, US Military, South Carolina, South Carolina Government

Thu Jul 03, 2014

The Macon Telegraph

Learn about Macon’s history with Fort Hawkins Fourth of July Celebration

The “traumatic events” of summer 1814 as seen through the eyes of Col.


Related Topix: Macon, GA, Bibb County, GA, US Military, US Army


Fort Jackson breaks ground on new orientation center

Historical interpreters Dianna Jowers, left, and Ray Christie fire a 12 pound Howitzer at Fort Jackson on Thursday to break ground on the new orientation center at Georgia's oldest brick fort.


Related Topix: US Military, US Army, World News, Asia, Georgia

Thu Jun 26, 2014

KMAN-AM Manhattan

Army Seeks Public Input on Environmental Impacts of Possible Force Reductions

The Department of the Army has completed a Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment for Army 2020 force structure realignment and is making a draft Finding of No Significant Impact available for public comment.


Related Topix: US Military, Fort Wainwright, Fort Huachuca, Fort Shafter, Fort Leavenworth, US Army, Fort Riley

Tue Jun 24, 2014

Fifty Years Ago Today, June 25, 1964

Seven soldiers were killed and 24 others injured about midnight Wednesday when a troop carrier plane of the 11th Air Assault Division from Fort Benning crashed while engaging in night maneuvers near Fort Jackson, S.C., according to Army officials.


Related Topix: US Military, Fort Benning, US Army, Jackson, SC

Mon Jun 23, 2014

WIS-TV Columbia

10-year-old inspires military athletes at Battlefrog race

Some of the most intense athletes in South Carolina drew their inspiration this weekend from a 10-year-old boy suffering from health problems.


Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, Winnsboro, SC, US Army, Shaw Air Force Base, US Air Force

Sun Jun 22, 2014

WDRB-TV Louisville

Sunday Edition: Ky. seeking plan to save Ft. Knox, other sites from base cuts

Hoping to save its military facilities from painful cuts, Kentucky is spending $366,000 to study how best to navigate a reorganization of federal bases the Pentagon wants to happen in 2017.


Related Topix: Fort Knox, KY, US Military, Fort Knox, US Army, Fort Campbell, Benning (Washington, DC)