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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.

Army troop cuts modest at Kansas posts; officials relieved

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.

Modern history scholar one of KU's new Foundation Distinguished Professors

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.

KU one of four civilian universities chosen for Army-business seminar

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. 

KU ROTC cadets catch ride on Black Hawk helicopters

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

Kansas Humanities Council awards grants to fund veterans-related projects

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.

Salina recalls anniversary of shuttered base

It has been 50 years this month since the announcement that Schilling Air Force Base was closing rattled Salina residents.

Military converges on scene of Kansas jet crash

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.

200 soldiers from Fort Riley to deploy to Iraq

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.

American Legion commander, in Lawrence, says VA on the right track

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, WWII Veteran

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.

War veteran trains for Paralympic Games

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.

U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute in to KC Air Show

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.

KU's New Director for the Office of Professional Military Graduate Education

Mike Denning, a retired U.S. Marine Corps colonel, talks about taking over as director of KU's Office of Professional Military Graduate Education.

Veterans Day celebration at the American Legion Post

Events were held at the American Legion Post on W. Sixth Street to celebrate 2010 Veterans Day.

U.S. Marine Corps celebrates 235th birthday

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.

Military vehicles on display at conference in Topeka

The Military Vehicle Presentation Association is putting tanks, jeeps and other military vehicles on display for the public this week.

Local residents celebrate Memorial Day

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.

VFW members honor fallen friends

Veterans of Foreign Wars members got an early start to their Memorial Day Monday. Members installed flags and distributed wreaths.

VFW searching for youthful members

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.