Insurgents fired rockets into an American base in Afghanistan early Tuesday, damaging the parked plane of the visiting chairman of the U.S. joint chiefs of staff, the U.S. military said. The general was safe in his quarters at the time and later left the country aboard another aircraft.
Summertime in Seattle serves up a myriad of opportunities for our military service members to exercise and have fun outdoors, and Seattle salutes our soldiers by offering up some great military discounts on sporting goods.
While you’re out shopping for back to school items, why not pick up a few extra supplies for local kids in need? Here are some drives near you that would appreciate a helping hand.
The Army has scheduled a preliminary court hearing in September for the JBLM soldier accused of slaughtering 16 civilians during a pre-dawn rampage on two Afghan villages in March. He’s being held in the military prison at Fort Leavenworth, KS.
Come to honor and pay tribute to our dedicated military personnel, past and present with the Tacoma Rainiers on Friday, June 29, and watch the Rainiers take on the Las Vegas 51s!
A 22-year-old Oregon Marine who died in combat in Afghanistan earlier this week had been making plans for a July wedding.
Memorial Day weekend, May 26 – 28, is a time for us to honor and remember those servicemen and women who have died to give us our freedoms in America, and for those veterans who have served. You are welcome to participate in these local events and give your respects to our fallen heroes.
In 1949, Armed Forces Day began in the US. President Harry Truman declared it a day to praise the work of the military services at home and overseas. On Saturday, May 19, you and your family have a chance to attend one of these events in Puget Sound and salute our military men and women.
It is still not known if the soldier accused of killing 17 Afghans was ever diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder — but even if he had been, that alone would not have prevented him from being sent back to war.
Five days after the massacre, a portrait of the 38-year-old staff sergeant is beginning to emerge, though it remains very sketchy. Much of what is known about the suspect was disclosed by his lawyer, John Henry Browne, a veteran defense attorney from Seattle who came forward Thursday.