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Missouri governor activates National Guard ahead of Ferguson decision

Posted: 11/17/2014 - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard in advance of a grand jury decision about whether a white police officer will be charged in the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.

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Obama: Troop deployments depend on circumstances

Updated: 11/16/2014 - President Barack Obama is reiterating his desire not to send U.S. combat troops to fight Islamic State fighters, but says there are always circumstances where the U.S. might need to deploy ground troops.

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Hagel: US needs game-changing military innovation

Updated: 11/16/2014 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is announcing a plan to inject fresh thinking and new ideas into how the U.S. can keep and extend its military superiority despite tighter budgets and military modernization by Russia, China and others.

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U.S. says IS leader not targeted in Iraq

Posted: 11/10/2014 - A Pentagon spokesman says a U.S. airstrike on a 10-vehicle convoy in northern Iraq last week was targeting Islamic State "battlefield leaders," but not senior leaders like Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

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Law school offering free help to veterans

Posted: 11/05/2014 - Law students at Washburn University will honor Kansas veterans and their families with a free, one-day Veterans Legal Assistance Clinic.

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4 Utah Guardsmen disciplined for bikini film shoot

Posted: 11/01/2014 - The Utah National Guard says it's disciplining four soldiers for their unauthorized involvement in a risque video featuring bikini-clad British women firing high-powered weapons and riding in tanks for a pinup calendar.

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Marine veteran out of Mexico jail, home in Florida

Updated: 11/02/2014 - A U.S. Marine veteran is back home in Florida after a Mexican judge ordered his release from jail, where he spent eight months for crossing the border with loaded guns.

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Pentagon considering military-wide Ebola policy

Posted: 10/28/2014 - The Pentagon says the military service chiefs recommended to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel that he require all U.S. troops returning from counter-Ebola missions in West Africa be kept in supervised isolation for 21 days.

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Army troops isolated after Africa duty tour

Posted: 10/27/2014 - The Pentagon says dozens of Army soldiers and their two-star general are being isolated at their base in Vicenza, Italy, as they return after serving in West Africa

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Marine dies in noncombat incident in IS campaign

Updated: 10/26/2014 - The Pentagon says a Marine who died Thursday in a noncombat incident in Baghdad was the second U.S. military death associated with the campaign against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.

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Kansas National Guard gains new brigade

Posted: 10/16/2014 - The Kansas National Guard armory in Manhattan is gaining 15 full-time and 163 part-time jobs with the creation of a new brigade.

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