Military Newsletter


Kilmer’s VA reform bill aims for changes in troubled agency’s top ranks

Kilmer’s management reform bill calls for GAO reports and a new ombudsman program.

Milestone for women: Army could admit female soldiers to Ranger School next spring

The Army announced Friday that it’s seeking female candidates for the spring 2015 Ranger School course. By January, the Army will announce ...

Ranger students from Charlie Company, 5th Ranger Training Battalion do pull-ups before breakfast at "Mountain Phase" on March 22, 2014. 5th Ranger Training Battalion conducts the Mountain Phase of Ranger School in vicinity of Camp Frank D. Merrill at Fort Benning, Georgia. During this phase in their training, the students are only served one meal from the dining facility a day.

From Kandahar, JBLM airman organizes remembrance run to honor fallen troops since 9/11

About 1,000 U.S. and NATO military service members joined in a 13-hour run recognizing fallen troops since 9/11

Lt. Col. David Hammerschmidt and Air Force Master Sgt. Jason Torres pose together Sept. 11, 2014, after a long night of logging miles in honor of fallen service members during the Run for the Fallen on Kandahar Airfield. Torres and Hammerschmidt met in 2012 when they participated in the California chapter of Run for the Fallen, a race that inspired them to spread the message of our fallen service members and bring awareness to Gold Star families, a family that has lost a loved one in combat. (Photo by Army Staff Sgt. Lyndsey Prax)

VA Puget Sound opening up for two veteran town halls next week

VA Puget Sound Director Michael Murphy will take questions from veterans Tuesday at American Lake.

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald speaks at a news conference at the Veterans Affairs Department in Washington, Monday, Sept. 8. He has instructed VA regional medical directors to meet with veterans in different settings. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Hawaii volunteer looking for images of South Sound fallen for Vietnam memorial

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is raising money to build an education center next to the Vietnam Memorial Wall. It hopes to include photos of ...

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is gathering photos of fallen military service members to be incorporated in an education center that is being built near the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. The project has about 21,000 photos to go, and one of its main volunteers is focusing on Pierce and Thurston counties. This is a file photo of the wall. (Steve Bloom/The Olympian)