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Military college's chief of diversity quits amid debate over DEI

Jun. 02, 2023 17:32 PM EDT

The chief diversity officer of the nation’s oldest state-supported military college, Virginia Military Institute, has turned in her resignation amid a debate among alumni over the school's diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. Jamica Love took on the new role in July 2021 — a...

Fort Bragg becomes Fort Liberty in Army's most prominent move to erase Confederate names from bases

Jun. 02, 2023 15:02 PM EDT

FORT LIBERTY, N.C. (AP) — Fort Bragg shed its Confederate namesake Friday to become Fort Liberty in a ceremony some veterans said was a small but important step in making the U.S. Army more welcoming to current and prospective Black service members. The change was the most...

U.S. Army changes Fort Bragg to Fort Liberty as part of a broader initiative to remove Confederate names from bases

Jun. 02, 2023 09:12 AM EDT
FORT LIBERTY, N.C. (AP) — U.S. Army changes Fort Bragg to Fort Liberty as part of a broader initiative to remove Confederate names from bases.

Remains of 5 more Native American children to be disinterred in Pennsylvania

May. 25, 2023 15:38 PM EDT

CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) — The remains of five more Native American children who died at a notorious government-run boarding school in Pennsylvania over a century ago will be disinterred from a small Army cemetery and returned to descendants, authorities said Thursday. The remains are...

World War II soldier's remains identified, will be buried in Tennessee hometown

May. 18, 2023 14:43 PM EDT

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The remains of a U.S. Army corporal who was killed in Germany during World War II have been identified and will be buried in his Tennessee hometown, officials said Thursday. Joe A. Vinyard, 23, was assigned to Company A, 774th Tank Battallion as a crew...

Maryland Gov. Wes Moore signs bills to help veterans

May. 12, 2023 14:28 PM EDT

Maryland Gov. Wes Moore signed legislation on Friday to help veterans, including tax relief on retirement income. With a National Guard aircraft behind him, the former U.S. Army captain and paratrooper signed the bills in a hangar at Martin State Airport, which is home to the...

US Army chief seeks closer security ties with Indonesia amid tensions in South China Sea

May. 12, 2023 10:53 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — U.S. Army Chief of Staff James McConville met with Indonesia’s top defense official on Friday to push for stronger security ties amid growing Chinese maritime activity in the Indo-Pacific region. McConville said he and Indonesian Defense Minister Prabowo...

Man guilty in Texas protest killing posted 'I am a racist'

May. 09, 2023 17:12 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Prosecutors sought Tuesday to portray as racist a U.S. Army sergeant who fatally shot an armed man during a Black Lives Matter protest in Texas, saying he was hostile toward social justice causes and looking for trouble before the encounter. Daniel Perry's two...

For soldier killed in Alaska crash 'family was everything'

May. 01, 2023 20:25 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The mother of one of the three soldiers killed last week when two U.S. Army helicopters collided in a remote part of Alaska said her son loved his country and his family and lifted others up. “Family was everything to him,” Stacie Weaver told The...

US Army: Helicopters crashed in mountains, fair weather

Apr. 30, 2023 18:37 PM EDT

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Two U.S. Army helicopters that crashed last week in Alaska, killing three soldiers, collided over a rugged, mountainous area, and there were no weather issues or visibility problems at the time, an Army spokesperson said Sunday. The two AH-64 Apache...