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Army faces Miami of Ohio at Michie Stadium

Oct. 19, 2018 1:57 PM EDT

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Miami of Ohio coach Chuck Martin isn't exactly looking forward to playing Army at Michie Stadium. Call it the fear of the triple option. "It's a nightmare to try to defend," Martin said. "It's certainly a nightmare to try to defend for one week. There's nothing you can throw at them...

Estranged husband arrested in Fort Campbell soldier's death

Oct. 17, 2018 11:55 AM EDT

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — The estranged husband of a Fort Campbell soldier has been accused of killing her in an off-duty shooting at a sprawling Army post on the Kentucky-Tennessee border. The FBI said Wednesday in a statement Victor Silvers was arrested on a federal complaint and will have a court...

NYC Democrat joins wave of veterans aiming to flip the House

Oct. 14, 2018 11:31 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — He's an Army veteran who was wounded in Afghanistan, criticizes New York's liberal mayor and doesn't support House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Those are winning attributes for a politician in Trump Country, but the candidate in question, Max Rose, is a Democrat trying to unseat the only...

Mountain Home Education Foundation honors Nashville chef

Oct. 14, 2018 1:05 AM EDT

MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) — To understand professional chef Robert Newton's career, you start with a base of Mountain Home and throw in a dash of Germany and a pinch of Vermont. Then add in almost two decades' worth of New York City before topping it off with a bit of Nashville, Tennessee. Newton, a former...

APNewsBreak: Army expelled 500 immigrant recruits in 1 year

Oct. 11, 2018 9:00 PM EDT

Over the course of 12 months, the U.S. Army discharged more than 500 immigrant enlistees who were recruited across the globe for their language or medical skills and promised a fast track to citizenship in exchange for their service, The Associated Press has found. The decade-old Military Accessions Vital to the...

APNewsBreak: US Army discharged more than 500 immigrant enlistees from July 2017 to July 2018

Oct. 11, 2018 6:51 PM EDT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — APNewsBreak: US Army discharged more than 500 immigrant enlistees from July 2017 to July 2018.

After missing enlistment goal, Army vows to boost recruiting

Oct. 8, 2018 6:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It will take time to overcome the recruiting challenges that caused the U.S. Army to miss its enlistment goal this year, but plans to beef up recruiting and other changes will enable the service to get the recruits it needs in 2019, top Army leaders said Monday. Gen. Mark Milley, Army...

California homeowners: Wildfire cleanup made matters worse

Oct. 8, 2018 6:26 PM EDT

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — One year after wildfires devastated Northern California's wine country and destroyed thousands of homes, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' first experience cleaning up after a wildfire has turned into an expensive bureaucratic mess. The state's top emergency official suspects...

The Latest: Bond denied for suspect in officer's slaying

Oct. 5, 2018 7:19 PM EDT

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of seven law enforcement officers in South Carolina (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Bond has been denied for the man charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a South Carolina police officer. WBTW-TV reports Judge Tommy Mourounas denied bond Friday for...

American general says Afghan battlefield losses are rising

Oct. 4, 2018 11:53 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Afghan military and police forces had higher numbers of battlefield casualties in a "difficult and bloody summer" of fighting the Taliban insurgency, the American general overseeing the war said Thursday. Army Gen. Joseph Votel, the commander of U.S. Central Command, told reporters at the...