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Blackfeet feel Baker Massacre's effects 150 years later

Jan. 22, 2020 6:04 PM EST

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — When Carol Murray of Two Medicine was a freshman in college, she didn’t know what to write about for a research class. A Native American literature professor suggested she write about the Baker Massacre, which occurred Jan. 23, 1870, when the U.S. 2nd Cavalry, led by Maj....

Blackfeet feel Baker Massacre's effects 150 years later

Jan. 22, 2020 5:09 PM EST

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — When Carol Murray of Two Medicine was a freshman in college, she didn’t know what to write about for a research class. A Native American literature professor suggested she write about the Baker Massacre, which occurred Jan. 23, 1870, when the U.S. 2nd Cavalry, led by Maj....

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Jan. 22, 2020 10:32 AM EST

Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: ___ Jan. 20 The Jacksonville Daily News on investing in alternative energy sources while maintaining safety for state military bases: Military bases are a vital part of life in eastern North Carolina. The sound of Freedom is not only overhead regularly, but the...

Rhode Island National Guard unit deployed to Middle East

Jan. 21, 2020 7:08 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island National Guard unit has been deployed to the Middle East to support Operation Spartan Shield. The Guard announced Monday that 115th Military Police Company had been deployed as part of a scheduled rotation of deployments overseas, The Providence Journal reported. ...

Corps trims water flowing into lower Missouri River

Jan. 21, 2020 3:55 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The amount of water being released into the Missouri River from Gavins Point Dam will be reduced slightly to protect drinking water supplies even though the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is still working to eliminate water from last year. The Corps said Tuesday it is trimming the amount...

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...