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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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Answers demanded about Wichita VA's 'secret list'

Updated: 06/05/2014 - Kansas 1st District Rep. Tim Huelskamp sits on the Veterans Affairs committee in Washington but still couldn't get the answers he wanted when he walked inside the Dole VA Medical Center.

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AP: 385 vets on Wichita VA waiting list

Updated: 06/04/2014 - An official with the Wichita Veterans Affairs medical center says 385 veterans were on an unauthorized list of those waiting for care, some for more than 90 days.

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White House wants delay in DOD immigration plan

Posted: 06/02/2014 - The White House has asked the Department of Defense to delay a plan that would allow some immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally as children to obtain a limited path to citizenship by serving in the military.

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UPDATE: Congress 'aware' trade possible for soldier

Updated: 06/01/2014 - President Barack Obama's national security adviser says Congress was well aware that the administration was considering trading Guantanamo Bay detainees for the only American prisoner of the Afghan War.

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Watchdog: 115-day appointment wait at Phoenix VA

Posted: 05/28/2014 - The Department of Veterans Affairs' internal watchdog says veterans at the Phoenix VA hospital waited on average 115 days for their first medical appointment.

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President Obama: US will still use drones

Posted: 05/28/2014 - President Obama says he will continue to "take direct action" by ordering drone strikes and capture operations against terror suspects "when necessary to protect ourselves."

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US to keep 9,800 troops in Afghanistan

Posted: 05/27/2014 - Senior U.S. administration officials say President Barack Obama will seek to keep 9,800 U.S. troops in Afghanistan after the war formally ends later this year.

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Obama slips into Afghanistan to visit US troops

Updated: 05/25/2014 - President Barack Obama secretly slipped into Afghanistan under the cover of darkness Sunday for a weekend visit with U.S. troops serving in the closing months of America's longest war.

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