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Pentagon orders amphibious ship to Persian Gulf

Posted: 06/16/2014 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde into the Persian Gulf as concern grows over a militant group's advancement toward Iraq's capital.

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Hagel orders US aircraft carrier to Persian Gulf

Updated: 06/14/2014 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered an aircraft carrier to move from the northern Arabian Sea to the Persian Gulf as President Barack Obama considers possible military options for Iraq.

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Senate bill doubles spending on veterans' health

Posted: 06/14/2014 - Spending on veterans' health care could double in three years under the Senate's solution to the long waits experienced by thousands seeking medical care at VA hospitals and clinics.

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Army: Bergdahl not joined by family after return

Posted: 06/14/2014 - When Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl arrived back in the United States following five years of captivity by the Taliban in Afghanistan, he wasn't joined by his family.

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President Obama: U.S. won't send troops back to Iraq

Posted: 06/13/2014 - President Barack Obama says Iraq's government must make a sincere effort to address sectarian differences, or else U.S. military help won't succeed in curbing the insurgency there.

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Senator: Bergdahl deal reached day before prisoner swap

Posted: 06/10/2014 - A top Democratic senator says the Obama administration only finalized the release of a U.S. prisoner in Afghanistan in exchange for five Taliban detainees at Guantanamo a day before the June 1 swap.

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FBI investigates threats against Bergdahl family

Posted: 06/07/2014 - William Facer, a spokesman for the FBI's Salt Lake City division, said Saturday in a statement: "The FBI continues to monitor the situation in Hailey, Idaho. We are working jointly with our state and local partners and taking each threat seriously."

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Fort Riley warns of increased noise levels

Posted: 06/06/2014 - Neighbors of Fort Riley can expect more noise than usual as the northeast Kansas post observes the 70th anniversary of D-Day and marks the founding of the Army's 1st Infantry Division.

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World honors D-Day's fallen, 70 years on

Posted: 06/06/2014 - Gone are the screaming shells, seasick soldiers and bloodied waters of 1944. On Friday, a sun-splattered Normandy celebrated peace, with silent salutes, tears and international friendship marking 70 years since the D-Day invasion helped change the course of World War II and modern history.

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Wichita VA official: No patients on list harmed

Updated: 06/06/2014 - The director of the Veterans Affairs medical center in Wichita says none of the 385 patients on an unauthorized waiting list for care were harmed because of it.

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Kansas congressmen demanding answers on VA issues

Updated: 06/06/2014 - Kansas congressmen Mike Pompeo and Tim Huelskamp are demanding answers from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Wichita about its unauthorized waiting list for care.

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Local veteran: 'They could have killed me'

Updated: 06/06/2014 - A local Wichita veteran not certain if he was on the local secret waiting list but says it took him months to get care and then they misdiagnosed him.

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Acting VA secretary visits Phoenix facility

Posted: 06/05/2014 - Acting VA Secretary Sloan Gibson says 18 veterans who were kept off official Veterans Affairs waiting lists in the Phoenix area have died.

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White House: threat to Bergdahl's life led to deal

Posted: 06/05/2014 - The Obama administration has told senators it didn't notify Congress about the pending swap of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban officials because the Taliban had threatened to kill him if the deal was made public

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Governor calls VA waiting lists 'unacceptable'

Updated: 06/05/2014 - Governor Sam Brownback today issued a statement in response to reports that 385 Kansas veterans were on a 'wait list' for healthcare at the Veterans' Affairs medical facility in Wichita.

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