Military

Region 8 Salutes: Airman First Class Matthew Q. Wakefield

Region 8 salutes U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman First Class Matthew Q. Wakefield.

Region 8 Salutes: Elijah L. Hardin

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Sikeston High School graduate completes U.S. Air Force basic training

Study shows quality of care for veterans

Region 8 Salutes: Airman Audrey M. Pace

Army veteran, minister says Chicago police mistakenly raided his home

  Mid-South veteran in need of life-saving stem cell treatment

  102-year-old veteran receives WWII medals 73 years overdue

Airline employee pleads guilty to working as agent for Chinese government

The Department of Justice alleges that Lin shipped packages for Chinese military officers.

US deports spouse of fallen soldier, brings him back

Jose Gonzalez Carranza was arrested at his Phoenix home last week and taken to Mexico days later. His 12-year-old daughter was left behind.

  Army mom surprises her two daughters after more than a year away from home

Most of those send her around the world, but her latest mission brought her back home to Jonesboro.

‘All clear’ at Millington naval base after discovery of explosives prompts shelter-in-place order

According to a post on the naval base’s Facebook page, all personnel are being ordered to shelter in place in doors until the “all clear” is given.

  Man walks across Region 8 to support veterans and those in active duty

  Chelsea Manning says she faces contempt hearing and possible jail time

  Sen. Martha McSally, ex-Air Force pilot, says officer raped her

Region 8 Salutes: Airman Jasper Cesar P. Eola

  Mid-South soldier surprises daughter, returns early after deployment

Coast Guard lieutenant compiled hit list of lawmakers and media figures, feds say

  Trump orders creation of Space Force, but within Air Force

President Donald Trump on Tuesday directed the Pentagon to develop plans to create a new Space Force within the Air Force, accepting less than the full-fledged department he'd wanted.

Sailor in iconic World War II kiss photo dies at 95

George Mendonsa was immortalized in a photograph of him kissing Greta Zimmer Friedman, a dental assistant in a nurse's uniform, on Aug. 14, 1945, the day Japan surrendered in World War II.

Suicide rates among Marines, Navy reached 10-year high in 2018

Many of the cases are young Marines who have not been deployed overseas nor been in combat, a situation that has also been seen in other military branches.

  American detained in Russia is former Marine, family says

Paul Whelan was in the country for a wedding, his brother said in a statement. Russia has held him on accusations of spying.

  Local WWII veteran celebrates 105th birthday

One Region 8 city celebrated a long-time resident today for a very special reason Friday.

Purple Heart Post is the first in Arkansas

An American Legion Post in Manila became the first in the state to be honored with a purple heart post designation.The Herman Davis American Legion Post 197 in Manila was honored Sunday with the “Military Order of the Purple Heart Special Recognition Award.”

Veteran denied surgery for rare condition that causes constant pain, severe weight loss

After almost a decade of tests with the VA, the veteran sought outside care, but when he found a possible treatment, he was denied surgery twice.

In marking anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack, a pledge to survivors: ‘We’ll continue to tell your story'

“Your unconquerable spirits will live forever.”

A Vietnam veteran died with no family, so other vets stepped up to remember him

The community also provided the funeral home with the proper paperwork to ensure the Marine veteran got military honors at the service.

  With evidence of Russian buildup in European foothold, US military is at the ready

With concern that Russia is upgrading its capabilities at NATO’s doorstep, the U.S. is increasingly on guard.

Medal of Honor awarded to Sgt. Maj. John Canley, who saved fellow Marines during Vietnam battle

Canley fended off numerous attacks during the Battle of Hue and repeatedly charged across fire-swept battle grounds to take wounded marines to safety.

Lt. Gen. Laura Richardson becomes first woman to lead largest command in US Army

The command Richardson will lead, United States Army Forces Command, is composed of 776,000 soldiers.

Pentagon reveals cyber breach of travel records

The Pentagon says there has been a cyber breach of Defense Department travel records that compromised the personal information of military and civilian personnel

Memphis VA again ranks among worst in country

The Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center once again received bad ratings.

  Beck PRIDE Center serves veterans

Missouri political candidate Jason Kander announced this week that he was dropping out of the race for Kansas City Mayor.

‘Lowest level of humanity’: Man allegedly urinates on flags in veterans cemetery

Police are investigating, and the mayor says he’s confident anyone found guilty will be held “fully responsible for these despicable actions.”

  Passport issues: Texas veteran born at home faces citizenship scrutiny

More than two months after Daniel Jimenez applied for the passport, the State Department sent him a letter saying it cannot accept his birth certificate.