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BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — The remains of two World War II veterans from Minnesota who died in combat will finally be returned to their respective hometowns this Memorial Day weekend, nearly 72 years after their deaths. Navy machinist John Anderson, 24, of Willmar, never received a proper military funeral after he was killed on the beaches of Normand... more
A two-year effort to get a combat veteran into an intensive prison alternative program hit a wall Thursday when an El Paso County judge sentenced him to eight years behind bars in the drunken shooting of an Army friend. Former Staff Sgt. Cory Griffin, 27, was sentenced one day after El Paso County District Attorney Dan May fueled hopes for a di... more
An intestinal infection had left her feeling sicker than ever, and once again Gary Medvigy and Christine Ping tried to persuade their daughter to not climb Mount Everest. Doctors said Army Capt. Elyse Ping Medvigy was more likely to die than reach the top, let alone safely descend. Talking to her parents via a satellite phone late last week fr... more
Here are several tips if you are transitioning from the Army in the next couple of years: (1) attend a Soldier for Life-Transition Assistance Program (SFL-TAP) job assistance workshop; (2) start networking with relatives, friends and acquaintances to let them know you will looking for a job; (3) decide what you might want to do and where you mig... more
Commanders throughout U.S. Army Europe (USAREUR) are reviewing force protection measures to prevent and mitigate possible acts of violence directed against the Army and ensure the safety of USAREUR Soldiers, Families and civilian employees. The review emphasizes threat awareness training at all levels, including identification of potential threa... more