Military

  78 years later: Community gathers to remember Pearl Harbor

The Craighead County Veterans Foundation held its annual Pearl Harbor Remembrance ceremony in downtown Jonesboro, Saturday morning.

Four A-State alumni, veterans inducted into Hall of Heroes

  A Better Region 8: Helping our veterans not just today, but every day

  Hundreds participate in Jonesboro Veterans Day parade

Treasurer encourages Missourians to search for unclaimed military medals

  Lake City holds ceremony at new veterans memorial

Military dog hurt during raid that killed ISIS leader returns to duty

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Trump says US forces cornered IS leader in dead-end tunnel

AGFC honors veterans with special hunting days

Syrian forces enter key border town, blocking Turkish plans

  Historic World War II B-17 bomber to give Memphians a chance to fly

Jackson, Missouri native graduates U.S. Air Force Basic Training

Memphis soldier missing for almost 70 years being laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery

Winter clothes donated for veterans in need

The donation included coats, boots, pants, and sweaters.

23 soldiers injured in training accident at Camp Shelby

Several soldiers were injured during a nighttime airborne training exercise Wednesday at Camp Shelby.

VA hosts walk-in flu shot clinics for veterans

The VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff is hosting a walk-in flu shot clinic the week of Oct. 16 and at other community VA clinics on Oct. 25.

Free walk-in flu shot clinics set for veterans

The VAMC will host one-day walk-in clinics at its community clinics, including Paragould and Pocahontas.

US soldier wanted to help people make bombs for domestic attacks, attorney says

Texas WWII veteran wants 100 cards for his 100th birthday

  Gov. Parson speaks at Missouri Vietnam Wall Run in Perryville, Mo.

Area 51 events mostly peaceful; thousands flock to Nevada desert

VA clinics to ban cigarettes, cigars, vape pens

Candlelight vigil to bring awareness to veteran suicide prevention

Region 8 Salutes: Airman Colby L. Lonon

Congratulations to U.S. Air Force Airman Colby L. Lonon of Paragould.

  Memphis VA doctor killed in California dive boat fire

Doctor Ted Strom, 62, was a pathologist at the Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

WWII veterans return to Europe for 75th anniversary of Battle of the Bulge

Friday morning, 15 World War II veterans boarded a plane to go back to the sites where the Battle of the Bulge was fought.

19-year-old Hawaii soldier dies during basic training in Oklahoma

In a statement, the Army did not confirm the details of Williander’s death.

  Fort Sill soldier dies during basic training

7News is learning about a soldier that died on Fort Sill.

  Air Force jets seek refuge at Barksdale Air Force Base

More than 50 F-16 Vipers evacuated Thursday from their base in South Carolina

KSLA Salutes: Marine hits the road to try and erase race

Carlen Charleston decided he wanted to spend the next three years traveling across the country sharing more about his non-profit “ERASE Races: The American Unity Movement.”

Former VA pathologist charged in deaths of 3 patients

A pathologist fired from an Arkansas veterans hospital after officials said he was impaired on duty has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of three patients

  Nebraska teen uses senior photo shoot to honor father killed in Afghanistan

Although he's not by her side physically, the photos show she'll never be without her dad.

Secret Service prepares for Trump visit to Louisville

When President Donald Trump comes to town, it takes a lot of work to make sure things go smoothly for him, and the public.

  Mich. woman fights to get her father’s name on Vietnam Memorial Wall

A woman says her father died fighting in the Vietnam War, but the nature of his mission prevents his name from being added to the memorial in Washington, D.C.

  Man gets first haircut in 15 years to join Army

Check out the head of hair on 23-year-old Reynaldo Arroyo. He wanted to become an infantryman, so he sat down in the barber's chair for a trim - and then some.

  Flags ordered at half-staff in honor of Ky. serviceman

On Aug. 19, he will be buried in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Smoking policy to restrict smoking at VA facilities

According to VA staff, the facilities have historically permitted smoking in designated areas.

  Helicopter pilot becomes 1st female Marine to pilot F-35 jet

A former commercial helicopter pilot has become the first female Marine to pilot the F-35, a next-generation joint strike fighter aircraft.

Women veterans event coming to Poplar Bluff, Mo.

Anyone wishing to attend will be able to register at 8:30 a.m.

  Mineola man talks about MIA brother whose remains were finally flown home

Roy Knight was leading an strike mission in 1967 when his place was shot in Laos.

Son pilots plane carrying remains of father shot down in Vietnam 50 years ago

When the plane landed, people in the terminal went to the window and watched in complete silence as Col. Roy Knight's flag-draped casket was unloaded.

Viral video: Okla. airman helps elderly woman with groceries

An Oklahoma airman drove an elderly woman home after he saw her struggling to carry groceries home. A video of the act is getting shared tens of thousands of times on Facebook.

After long search, Ky. woman does ‘good thing’ and returns scrapbook to 97-year-old Navy pilot in Ohio

“Tracking him down was the absolute hardest and most aggravating part,” said Alexis.

Soldier killed by fallen tree at Fort Pickett identified

The Virginia National Guard said the soldier died during a training exercise when a tree was knocked over by severe weather at the base.

  Esper is sworn in as defense secretary to succeed Mattis

It took seven months, but President Donald Trump on Tuesday finally got a Senate-confirmed secretary of defense to succeed Jim Mattis.

  WWII veteran’s legacy honored

Paul Calkin passed away June 12 at the age of 95.

  78 years after the Pearl Harbor attack, another recently identified sailor is laid to rest

Geller's remains were among more than 300 sets of remains co-mingled in graves at Punchbowl.

Decorated soldier dies in combat operations in Afghanistan

A spokeswoman for the U.S. Army Special Operations Command said in a statement Sunday that 40-year-old James G. "Ryan" Sartor was killed Saturday during combat operations in Faryab Province.

  Owners of pasture said Black Hawk couldn’t have landed in a better location

The pilot said the chopper experienced transmission problems.

  Memphis soldier surprises son at school after 8-month deployment

Sergeant Brandee Biggs was deployed in Afghanistan for eight months and told her son, Christopher, she wasn’t coming home until late July.

  98-year-old Region 8 veteran, with 5 Bronze Stars, talks about service to country

“You might have an easy day, or you might have to be moving, or worried about if you were going to get shot at,” said Willard Whaley. While he’s lived a full life, with memories he’ll cherish, World War II isn’t one of them.

Governor announces new adjutant general for National Guard

Arkansas' governor says Maj. Gen. Kendall W. Penn will serve as the next adjutant general of the state's National Guard

Navy SEAL acquitted of murder in killing of captive in Iraq

Edward Gallagher was accused of fatally stabbing an Islamic State prisoner who had been wounded by an airstrike in Iraq in 2017 and other crimes.

  Complete stranger to help Mid-South veteran see long lost love again

After a Mid-South WWII veteran reunited with his love interest from 75 years ago in France, the pair might be getting another chance to see each other again.

  WWII Navy vet, 94, joins family business as barista

The World War II Navy veteran is sporting a new uniform to serve his community: A barista apron.

Crater appears in German field, apparently caused by WWII bomb

Residents heard a loud boom in the middle of the night. No one was injured.

  Jonesboro’s Veterans Village attracts attention from state officials

It’s a concept that the commissioner of state lands wants to introduce in other parts of the state, too.

Region 8 Salutes: Airman First Class Matthew Q. Wakefield

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

  WWII veteran reunites with French love interest after 75 years

A 97-year-old WWII veteran is living a most unexpected love story.

Region 8 Salutes: Powell, Colbert, McCoy graduate basic training

Three young men from Region 8 recently swore to protect our country from all enemies, both foreign and domestic.

Region 8 Salutes: Elijah L. Hardin

Elijah L. Hardin recently graduated basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas as a U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman First Class.

  Navy reports near-collision with Russian ship

The Navy said the USS Chancellorsville was recovering a helicopter when the Russian vessel closed “to approximately 50-100 feet putting the safety of her crew and ship at risk.”

  VA launches new healthcare options for veterans

The Department of Veteran's Affairs rolled out its new healthcare system Thursday.

  West Point cadet killed, 22 injured in training rollover

Twenty cadets and two soldiers were injured when their light medium tactical vehicle overturned at about 6:45 a.m. off of Route 293.

  D-Day at 75: Nations honor veterans, memory of fallen troops

French President Emmanuel Macron and President Donald Trump praised the soldiers, sailors and airmen, the survivors and those who lost their lives, in powerful speeches Thursday that credited the June 6, 1944, surprise air and sea operation that brought tens of thousands of men to Normandy, each not

  D-Day: A weather forecast that changed history

Seventy-five years ago in June 1944, Allied forces landed along the coast of Northern France as part of a military action that helped pave the way for the defeat of Nazi Germany.

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

Airman Amber E. Spears graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland

Study shows quality of care for veterans

The study compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia based on their ability to provide a comfortable military retirement.

Region 8 Salutes: Airman Audrey M. Pace

The Mountain Home native graduated basic military training recently at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas.

Army veteran, minister says Chicago police mistakenly raided his home

Police say they’re looking into how this happened. The minister says he holds no ill will but wants the department to admit it made a mistake.

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

Family and friends of a Memphis dental student are hoping the public's generosity will help save a life.

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

Senator Angus King recently presented Dr. Ruth Endicott with four medals at her home

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

Ken Brock made the decision to walk from Florida to Idaho to show his gratitude to those who have served.

  Chelsea Manning says she faces contempt hearing and possible jail time

Manning objected to every question she was asked on Wednesday and declared her First, Fifth and Sixth Amendment privileges.

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

Sen. Martha McSally, the first female fighter pilot to fly in combat, said Wednesday that she was raped in the Air Force by a superior officer.

Region 8 Salutes: Airman Jasper Cesar P. Eola

U.S. Air Force Airman Jasper Cesar P. Eola for graduated basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas.

  Mid-South soldier surprises daughter, returns early after deployment

After serving overseas, a North Mississippi soldier made a very special visit Wednesday to surprise his daughter.