Pacific Army head calls for Stryker Brigade review
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that Lt. Gen. Frank Wiercinski says Hawaii is expected to keep its 22,500-active duty soldiers as the Army downsizes.
Naples Daily News
Home sweet home: Area soldier glad to be back from Afghanistan but willing to return
Jason Easterly/Citizen Correspondent U.S. Army Spc. Justin Alvarado poses for a group picture with his family and friends upon arriving at the Southwest Florida International Airport on Saturday, May 18, 2013.
Thu May 16, 2013
JBLM's wartime growth was fifth fastest across entire military, new GAO report shows
A new report from the Government Accountability Office shows that the number of civilian and military employees at Joint Base Lewis-McChord increased by almost 64 percent since 2006, a pace that marked the fourth-fastest clip for any domestic military installation.
Sun May 12, 2013
Fort Lewis soldier's murder trial ends; ruling next
The court-martial trial for Army Sgt. John Russell has concluded. Now a military judge will decide whether the 14-year Army veteran was deluded by depression and despair as he shot five fellow service members in Iraq.
Wed May 01, 2013
Soldier son of Olmos Park city manager dies
The son of Olmos Park City Manager Michael W. Simpson has died from injuries sustained in a bomb blast in Afghanistan where he was serving in the Army, the elder Simpson confirmed when reached by telephone.
Stars and Stripes
Veteran in Boise Airport dispute pleads guilty
A private first class with three tours in the Middle East, Todd Golden took off his shoes like all the other passengers entering the security checkpoint at the Boise Airport last June.
Fri Apr 26, 2013
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Army sergeant's current battle? To be excused from jury duty
You'd think preparing to serve a tour of duty in Afghanistan with your Army unit would be a sure fire way to get out of jury duty.