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In this July 30th, 2014, file photo, U.S. paratroopers team up with their counterparts from multiple nations for an exercise in Fort Tolemaida, Colombia. This week, readiness preparation will continue for U.S. forces as they take part in a multinational training exercise in Colombia. On Thursday, Jna. 23, 2020, about 75 paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division will team up with their Colombian counterparts for training both on the ground and in the air. (Department of Defense via AP)

82nd Airborne Division to train with Colombian paratroopers

Jan. 20, 2020 9:30 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — On New Year’s Eve, hundreds of Fort Bragg-based paratroopers went from relaxing at home with their families to deploying to the Middle East within hours. It's something the was 82nd Airborne’s Immediate Response Force prepares for constantly. This week, readiness...

Historic nuke plant in Virginia to be fully dismantled

Jan. 19, 2020 12:38 PM EST

FORT BELVOIR, Va. (AP) — Plans are underway to completely dismantle the first nuclear power facility that provided electricity to the U.S. power grid. In December, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proposed fully removing the SM-1 Reactor Facility at Fort Belvoir in Fairfax County, Virginia, WTOP reported ...

Army says soldier killed in parachute training in Arizona

Jan. 15, 2020 7:08 PM EST

ELOY, Ariz. (AP) — A soldier was killed Tuesday in a routine freefall parachute training exercise in southern Arizona, Army officers said Wednesday. U.S. Army Special Forces officials identified the dead soldier as Master Sgt. Nathan Goodman, 36, of Hope Mills, North Carolina. Lt. Col. Loren Bymer, a...

Senators demand review of Army Reserve sexual assaults

Jan. 15, 2020 6:09 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Two Democratic senators demanded Wednesday that Army officials open an investigation into allegations that commanders of an Illinois-based reserve unit mishandled sexual assault complaints and protocols. Illinois Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth sent a letter to Army Secretary...

Ex-Green Beret admits to scheme to take government cash

Jan. 14, 2020 12:11 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A former U.S. Army Green Beret pleaded guilty to his role in a conspiracy while deployed to Afghanistan to steal about $200,000 from government funds meant for purposes ranging from humanitarian efforts to base construction, prosecutors said. The Raleigh-based U.S. attorney's office...

2 Soldiers killed in Afghanistan from Virginia, Illinois

Jan. 12, 2020 3:30 PM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Two U.S. service members were killed and two others injured Saturday when their vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan, the Pentagon said in a statement. Military officials identified the two soldiers killed as 29-year-old Staff Sgt. Ian P. McLaughlin of...

Judge sentences man for killing US Army officer for 'fun'

Jan. 10, 2020 2:06 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado judge on Friday sentenced a man to 74 years in prison for the shooting death of a U.S. Army officer, a killing the judge said was committed at random and for “fun.” Fourth Judicial District Chief William Bain referred to Capt. Daniel Chamberlain...

Military deserter from Washington arrested in Oregon

Jan. 10, 2020 11:43 AM EST

YACHATS, Ore. (AP) — A deserter from the U.S. Army has been apprehended in Oregon after he was reported missing from Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington. The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office said deputies arrested 32-year-old Christopher Lee Gardner on Thursday at the Cape Perpetua Visitor's Center near...

In this Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, photo, Amy Braley Franck, a civilian victim advocate with the 416th Theater Engineer Command, poses for a portrait with more than 800 pages from several sexual abuse reports at her home in Oswego, Ill. Leaders of the U.S. Army Reserve unit that controls thousands of soldiers across the western United States have mishandled at least two sexual assault complaints by not properly referring them for outside investigation, according to victims, their advocate and documents obtained by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Army Reserve leaders accused of mishandling assault claims

Jan. 10, 2020 11:15 AM EST

WOODRIDGE, Ill. (AP) — Leaders of a U.S. Army Reserve unit that controls thousands of soldiers across the western United States have mishandled at least two sexual assault complaints by not referring them for outside investigation, according to victims, their advocate and documents obtained by The...

Junior, Virginia's official Easter Bunny, has died at 5

Jan. 10, 2020 10:17 AM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A 25-pound rabbit that served as Virginia's official Easter Bunny as well as a service animal for a U.S. Army veteran has died. The Virginian-Pilot reported the news on Thursday, although the animal died in November after an illness. Lord Roland Watson Beldon Maxwell VIII was...