Military

Sen. Duckworth introduces bill for body armor, equipment to fit female service members

According to reports, poorly-fitting PPE is a leading cause of injury for all service members, whether deployed or in training.

Veterans Day in the Heartland 2019

BBB: Research veterans charities before giving

Treasurer encourages Missourians to search for unclaimed military medals

Veterans town hall to be held in Cairo, Ill.

  Vietnam veteran receives Purple Heart

Missouri’s National Veterans Memorial to host Wreaths Across America

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Community college to host Veterans Day event

Poplar Bluff VA to host pink, purple-out 2K walk

Benefit to be held for the 2020 Run for the Wall

23 soldiers injured in training accident at Camp Shelby

  VA hosts walk-in flu shot clinics for veterans

Candlelight vigil to bring awareness to veteran suicide prevention

  Honor those who served on National Vietnam War Veterans Day

The day honors those who served and sacrificed during the longest conflict in United States history.

Legislation could help military widows/widowers access full survivor benefits

IL Senator Duckworth questioned the fairness of the current laws.

MS soldier surprises son with first pitch reunion

1st Lt. Kaleb Beasley recently returned to Mississippi from a deployment to the Middle East.

Suicide rates among Marines, Navy reached 10-year high in 2018

Many of the cases are young Marines who have not been deployed overseas nor been in combat, a situation that has also been seen in other military branches.

Holiday Military Greetings

Veteran denied surgery for rare condition that causes constant pain, severe weight loss

Saluting those who serve 2019

A Vietnam veteran died with no family, so other vets stepped up to remember him

  With evidence of Russian buildup in European foothold, US military is at the ready

Medal of Honor awarded to Sgt. Maj. John Canley, who saved fellow Marines during Vietnam battle

Free rides for veterans to see Vietnam Memorial moving wall

A transit service will be offering free rides to veterans to go see the moving Vietnam Memorial wall in Paducah.

Lt. Gen. Laura Richardson becomes first woman to lead largest command in US Army

The command Richardson will lead, United States Army Forces Command, is composed of 776,000 soldiers.

Pentagon reveals cyber breach of travel records

The Pentagon says there has been a cyber breach of Defense Department travel records that compromised the personal information of military and civilian personnel

‘Lowest level of humanity’: Man allegedly urinates on flags in veterans cemetery

Police are investigating, and the mayor says he’s confident anyone found guilty will be held “fully responsible for these despicable actions.”

  Passport issues: Texas veteran born at home faces citizenship scrutiny

More than two months after Daniel Jimenez applied for the passport, the State Department sent him a letter saying it cannot accept his birth certificate.

US: Killing of US soldier Monday was by Afghan policeman

The U.S. military says it has determined for certain that the shooting death of an American service member Monday in Afghanistan was a so-called insider attack

National Guard schools Clippard Elementary at 'boot camp'

Guard members took the students through "boot camp" to help teach the school's expectations of respect and proper conduct while in class

Murray State ROTC program honored as Top Manned Partner

The Army ROTC program at Murray State University was recently recognized for being the best Top Manned Partner program in the region.

Missouri National Guard continues state partnership with Panama

JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri – A historic and meaningful bond was strengthened once again this spring, as the Missouri National Guard played host to public forces personnel from Panama.Since 1996, the Missouri National Guard has continued to partner with the country of Panama, as part of the State Partnership Program, to conduct subject matter expert exchanges with this Central American ally.