The Front Lines

Chicago Tribune finds Leavenworth residents wary of Gitmo prisoners

On Monday, [the Chicago Tribune ventured to Fort Leavenworth][1] to see what residents there thought of proposals to bring Guantanamo Bay prisoners to the military prison there.The conclusion: "The plan has drawn criticism from many residents around Ft. Leavenworth."Some highlights from the ...

Competing in the ‘combatives tournament’

Here are recent headlines about the military in Kansas:Fort Riley ¢ 1st Infantry Division**Competing in the 'Combatives Tournament'** [(49abcnews.com) A big homecoming for the 300 boys of summer:][1] Fort Riley - After nearly a year in Iraq, nearly 300 members of the 541st Combat Sustainment ...

Navy officer fired at Fort Leavenworth

Here are recent headlines about the military in Kansas:Fort Leavenworth[(NavyTimes.com) Army college fires CO of its Navy component:][1] A Navy captain in charge of the Navy Element of the Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., was relieved of command last month. ...

New center opens at Fort Leavenworth

Fort Leavenworth[(AP) New Lewis and Clark Center to house General Staff College:][1] More than 200 years after their expedition passed on the Missouri River below, heading into the unknown prospects of the Louisiana Purchase, explorers Lewis and Clark's names are again linked to the future. On ...

Army wives talk about the home front

Here are recent headlines about the military in Kansas:Fort Riley ¢ 1st Infantry Division[(TheNewsTribune.com) Army wives talk about life at war:][1] To cope with loneliness and fear while her husband fought in Iraq, Michelle engaged in "retail therapy," shopping and spending sprees. Leah ...

Gates visits Fort Riley

Here are recent headlines about the military in Kansas:Fort Riley ¢ 1st Infantry Division[(emilitary.org) Gates visits Fort Riley:][1] Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates got a first-hand look Thursday at the training servicemembers receive here before they deploy to Iraq or Afghanistan. Gates ...

Making friends in Iraq

Here are recent headlines about the military in Kansas:Fort Riley ¢ 1st Infantry Division[(Chicago Tribune) Army wrote the book on Iraq--65 years ago:][1] he University of Chicago Press has a hot book on its hands, with some solid advice for U.S. military in Iraq: Make friends with the Iraqis. ...

Millions of dollars poured into Fort Leavenworth training

Here are Kansas military headlines:Fort Leavenworth[(Tradingmarkets.com) Northrop Grumman receives $37 million UTS contract from U.S. Army:][1] Northrop Grumman announced that it has received a $37 million Unit Training Support contract to offer integrated training solutions to warfighters at ...

Fort Leavenworth instructor to fly in televised air race

Here are recent headlines about the military in Kansas:Fort Leavenworth[(LJWorld.com) Kansas sergeant laid to rest:][1]Friends and family gathered Thursday to pay tribute to a Leavenworth man described as another of America's fallen heroes during a graveside service at Fort Leavenworth National ...

Two soldiers die in Iraq

Here are Kansas military headlines:Fort Riley[(philly.com) Philly GI dies in Iraq:][1] A soldier whose last known address was in Germantown, Pa. has been killed on the streets of Baghdad by an improvised explosive device, the Pentagon said yesterday. Spec. Camy Florexil, 20, who was listed as ...

New commander at Fort Riley

Here are recent headlines about the military in Kansas:Fort Riley ¢ 1st Infantry Division[(AP)Seasoned commander joins Fort Riley:][1] Soldiers and officers training to be advisers in Afghanistan and Iraq got a new resource Tuesday when Maj. Gen. Robert Durbin took command of the 1st Infantry ...

Fort Leavenworth officer: September too soon to fully judge surge

Here are recent headlines about the military in Kansas:Fort Leavenworth[(USA Today) Confiscated weapons pile up in Iraq:][1] Despite tactical success on the battlefield, Iraq's national government has made almost no progress in passing legislation that would help win Sunni support for Iraq's ...

At Fort Leavenworth, studying the Soviets for clues to Iraq’s future

Here are recent headlines about the military in Kansas:Fort Leavenworth[(Topeka Capital-Journal) Soldier's funeral set:][1] Funeral arrangements have been set for Kansas Army National Guard Sgt. Courtney Dean Finch, who died in Iraq this past week. A visitation for Finch, 27, of Leavenworth, ...

Fort Riley soldier killed in Iraq

Fort Riley www.decaturdaily.com/decaturdaily/news/070726/home.shtml (Decatur (Ill.) Daily News) Body of Dadeville soldier killed in Iraq arrives home: ALEXANDER CITY (AP) - More than 100 friends, family members and officials gathered at the T.C. Russell Field Airport on Wednesday for the ...

Fort Leavenworth to discuss how to fight ‘non-state actors’

Here are recent headlines about the military in Kansas:Fort Leavenworth[(Army Times) Symposium to tie history, current warfare:][1] The Combat Studies Institute will hold a symposium to discuss the Army and enemy fighters who are not aligned with a sovereign nation. The three-day meeting on ...

Fort Riley soldiers transform Christian college into ‘an island in the storm’

Here are recent headlines about the military in Kansas:Fort Riley ¢ 1st Infantry Division[(Michael Yon online commentary) Desires of the Human Heart, Part One:][1] The latest group of professional soldiers I had the honor of accompanying was the 1-4 Cavalry from Fort Riley, Kansas. They opened ...

At Fort Leavenworth, thinking about withdrawal from Iraq

Here are recent headlines about the military in Kansas:Fort Leavenworth[(Washington Post) Exit Strategies:][1] Increasingly, the Washington debate over when U.S. forces should leave is centering on what would happen once they do. The U.S. military, aware of this political battlefield, has been ...

McCain endorses proposal from Fort Riley officer

Here are recent headlines about the military in Kansas:Fort Riley ¢ 1st Infantry Division[(Press Release) REMARKS AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY: SENATOR MCCAIN ADDRESSES THE CONCORD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE:][1] "What we need today are more soldiers and more civilians with the right kind of skills to ...

Fort Riley female soldiers train to protect themselves in Iraq

Here are recent headlines about the military in Kansas:Fort Riley ¢ 1st Infantry Division[(49abcnews.com) Fighting back: Sexual assaults in Iraq:][1] "As anywhere you go, you're going to have rapes and muggings and it's the same in Iraq," Sgt. Valerie Brown said. "People are people, no matter ...