Monthly Archives: March 2014

Military sexual assault cases end with calls for change

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Two sexual assault cases closed Thursday without convictions. Some say the results show a need for an overhaul, others believe the justice system worked. Continue reading

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Army drills women, men as it rethinks combat fitness tests

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Commanders want to devise a test that more accurately mimics the most strenuous tasks that infantrymen, tank crews and other combat troops perform. Continue reading

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Michelle Obama praises military children as ‘heroes’

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Michelle Obama is praising military children who often balance homework and caring for siblings with frequent changes of address. Continue reading

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Nebraska soldier refurbishes bicycles for ‘love of the kids’

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Don Coleman estimates the “MAD DADS” program has given away more than 9,000 bicycles since the program began in 1992. Continue reading

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‘PAVE’ program helps vets with spinal injuries find jobs

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A vocational assistance program called PAVE, (Paving Access for Veterans Employment), helps vets with spinal cord injuries get work. Continue reading

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Graphic: Military personnel by state

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Check out the number of active-duty military in each state and where each state ranks. Continue reading

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Salt Lake City teen wants to rename school for soldier killed in Afghanistan

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East High junior Erick Olivas of Salt Lake City is working to rename Parkview Elementary after a soldier who died in Afghanistan in 2007. Continue reading

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After seeing ‘underbelly of war,’ Texas veteran pursues counseling career

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Shawn Conrad wants to turn his experience with post-traumatic stress into a positive and help his fellow veterans who battle their own mental health issues. Continue reading

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