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Petition seeks full honors military funeral for hero Florida JROTC student
The Parkland community is petitioning the government to give a full honors military funeral to the slain 15-year-old junior Cadet student who helped students flee danger during the Florida school shooting last week. Peter Wang died in his junior ROTC uniform helping students, teachers and staff escape from the... Read More
Top-secret typist: Oklahoman worked alongside top military leaders in World War II
Yeoman Harvey Mercer didn’t know it at the time, but he was slated for a top-secret clearance and work in a logistics division at Pacific Fleet Headquarters at Pearl Harbor. Read More
Korean War vet comes home
An Army honor guard carried the casket containing the remains of Army Sgt. First Class Alfred Bensinger into a waiting white hearse Wednesday at Will Rogers World Airport, a solemn homecoming decades in the making for the Korean War POW. As the Delta Air Lines MD-88 carrying Bensinger taxied to its gate airport,... Read More
5 takeaways from 2018 Higher Ed Day
Over the past three years, state appropriations for Oklahoma higher education have been cut by 23 percent, putting the amount below the 2001 funding level. During those same 17 years, enrollment has increased by 14,000 students. The negative impacts include the reduction of academic programs, personnel, student... Read More
Vietnam photo project wraps up in Oklahoma
The Wall of Faces project sought photos for each Oklahoman killed in Vietnam. Read More
Finalists for Smithsonian's National Native American Veterans Memorial design competition share their initial concepts
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian hosted Wednesday the five finalists who are advancing to the second stage of the National Native American Veterans Memorial design competition. Read More
First female African American Army combat intelligence pilot instills fighting spirit
February marks Black History Month and CBS4 News is honoring African American firsts in South Florida. Read More
Oklahoma AG Hunter asks Trump to pardon former Edmond soldier
Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter requests presidential pardon for Edmond native Michael Behenna Read More
Wall of Faces Vietnam project completed in Oklahoma
The Wall of Faces project was seeking photos for every Oklahoman killed in Vietnam. Read More
Veterans open Uptown dental office in Oklahoma City
After serving together as active-duty dentists at Tinker Air Force Base, Dr. Alexandra Hernandez and Dr. Maricruz Martinez have teamed up to open Uptown Smiles at 601 NW 23 in Oklahoma City. Read More
For the first time in six years, Oklahoma National Guard's 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team returns to Afghanistan
When the Oklahoma National Guard's 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team last departed Afghanistan six years ago, they left a country where terrorist groups, many of them operating from across the border in Pakistan, regularly carried out sophisticated, deadly attacks. Now, about 500 soldiers from the 45th are back in... Read More
Oxygen problems ground training planes at Vance AFB
For the second time in three months the primary training aircraft used at Vance Air Force Base has been grounded following several incidents involving a lack of on-board oxygen. Read More
Fitness tracking app Strava gives away location of secret US army bases
Sensitive information about the location and staffing of military bases and spy outposts around the world has been revealed by a fitness tracking company. The details were released by Strava in a data visualisation map that shows all the activity tracked by users of its app, which allows people to record their... Read More
Afghan Pedophiles Get Free Pass From U.S. Military, Report Says
On 5,753 occasions from 2010 to 2016, the United States military reported accusations of “gross human rights abuses” by the Afghan military, including many examples of child sexual abuse. If true, American law required military aid to be cut off to the offending unit. Not once did that happen. That was among... Read More
OKC native transfers command of USS Pittsburgh
Oklahoma City native Cmdr. Neil Colston transferred command of the USS Pittsburgh to Cmdr. Jason Deichler this month. Read More
Oklahoma business briefs for Jan. 16.
Oklahoma business briefs for Jan. 16. Read More
Former general says he knows how powerful North Korea's military is
LONDON — A distinguished retired South Korean general warned that a U.S. attack on North Korea would be met by well-armed soldiers fighting with religious fervor to defend their homeland. "I try to explain to the Americans — if we have to go into North Korea, it is not going to be like going into Iraq or... Read More
Physically fit recruits for Army are hard to find. Especially in these states
The Army's problem of finding physically fit recruits at a time of rising obesity in the United States is especially acute in the South — where it traditionally draws a high percentage of soldiers, a study published Wednesday finds. Read More
Achievers
Cristian Benton, of Edmond, equipment operator 3rd class, was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for his actions during the rescue. Read More
Military heirloom mystery solved; historic book missing 15 years headed home
A mystery more than 15 years in the making has been put to rest. Read More

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