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State reviewing safety measures for Kansas National Guard facilities in response to Chattanooga shootings
The Kansas National Guard is reviewing safety protocol for its facilities following the July 16 shootings at military buildings in Chattanooga, Tenn., that killed five service members. Gov. Sam Brownback announced in a press release Wednesday that he “has ordered a full review of security measures” of all National Guard facilities in the state following the shootings.
Kansas faces only modest cuts from the Army's plans to reduce its active-duty troops over the next two years, losing fewer than 700 soldiers.
One of KU’s newly announced Foundation Distinguished Professors is an expert in the history of relations between the U.S. military and society, as well as the history of gender and sexuality. Beth Bailey is a professor of history at Temple University, where she also has served as acting director for the Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy.
Kansas University’s School of Business has been chosen as one of four civilian universities in the country to provide a “strategic broadening seminar” for U.S. Army officers, warrant officers, senior noncommissioned officers and civilians, KU recently announced.
Kansas University Army ROTC cadets got a lift to Fort Riley on Thursday on a squadron of UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters. Six of the helicopters flew in formation over campus at 11:30 a.m. and landed at Shenk Recreational Sports Complex, where cadets — who marched to the fields from the Military Science Building on KU’s main campus — boarded and flew to Fort Riley for weekend training. By Sara Shepherd
The Kansas Humanities Council has awarded seventeen organizations with "The Things They Carried Home" grants totaled at $14,420, which support preservation projects and workshops related to veterans and military service.
It has been 50 years this month since the announcement that Schilling Air Force Base was closing rattled Salina residents.
Military personnel are investigating at the site in southeast Kansas where an Oklahoma Air National Guard fighter jet crashed after a midair collision with another one during a training exercise.
The Defense Department says about 200 soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley will deploy to Iraq to advise Iraqi forces confronting Islamic State militants.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is on the right track, several months after the revelation that employees at its hospital system sought to cover up the long wait times veterans were facing, the commander of the American Legion said Thursday in Lawrence.
Emma Pogge, one of the oldest living World War II women veterans, talks about joining the army, playing basketball during her service, meeting her husband and seeing Europe.
Iraq War veteran and purple heart recipient Kortney Clemons talks about how he began running competitively after an improvised explosive device forced his right leg to be amputated while serving in 2005.
In dark and frigid air about 12,500 feet above land, six U.S. Army Golden Knights dove out of an airplane Friday with flames shooting from pyrotechnic packs on their ankles, a night-jump demonstration for VIP onlookers at the Wheeler Downtown Airport in Kansas City, Mo. The Army’s elite parachuting team will perform more jumps Saturday and Sunday at the Kansas City Aviation Expo and Air Show, kcairshow.com. A seat at the airport provides the best view of the Knights after they jump. Here’s an inside look at what goes on before.
Mike Denning, a retired U.S. Marine Corps colonel, talks about taking over as director of KU's Office of Professional Military Graduate Education.
Events were held at the American Legion Post on W. Sixth Street to celebrate 2010 Veterans Day.
Lawrence residents, marines and veterans celebrate the 235th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010 at the Dole Center of Politics.
The Military Vehicle Presentation Association is putting tanks, jeeps and other military vehicles on display for the public this week.
Various veteran and military groups gathered in Lawrence Monday to help celebrate Memorial Day. Former soldiers and friends and family of the fallen gathered to remember the services and lives of those who served their country.
Veterans of Foreign Wars members got an early start to their Memorial Day Monday. Members installed flags and distributed wreaths.
The VFW in Lawrence has been helping soldiers from overseas readjust to life outside the military. Current members are hoping young new members will help continue the process.