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Report: Career stress, feelings of inadequacy drove former Fort Sill commander to take own life
Career stress, insufficient sleep and doubts about his own abilities drove John Rossi, the former commander of Fort Sill, to suicide, according to an Army investigation report released this week. Read More
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Clinton man honored by AARP
Retired U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Donald L. Miller, of Clinton, is the latest Oklahoma recipient of the AARP award for volunteerism and community service. Read More
A restless life: Bull rider, fighter pilot, attorney James "Phil" Tate hangs up his spurs
As a teenager growing up in west Texas, James "Phil" Tate roped calves for prize money, once cracking a rib in a fall from an angry bull. Read More
UCO Army ROTC students earns commissions
Second Lt. James O. Carter II and 2nd Lt. Phong T. Lam received military commissions during the University of Central Oklahoma's fall commissioning service. Read More
Memories of War: Oklahoman remembers the Battle of the Bulge
Clayton Barnwell will never forget the cold and bloody winter of 1944 when he was a 19-year-old Army medic and he found himself in the middle of the Battle of the Bulge, one of the most pivotal moments in World War II. Read More
Rethinking The Cost of War
What if casualties don’t end on the battlefield, but extend to future generations? Our reporting this year suggests the government may not want to know the answer Read More
Local groups participate in Wreaths Across America ceremony
Members of American Legion Post 353 Honor Guard from Mustang were not deterred by the cold and the wind Dec. 12 when they posted the colors during the Wreaths Across America Ceremony. Read More
Veterans remember Christmas during wartime
Momentarily out of danger in late December 1943, Allen Vann and the rest of the crew of the USS Seahorse cruised the Pacific in their 300-foot submarine. It was Christmas, and through the stale air and the dim lighting the sounds of a small jukebox filled the space Vann occupied on board. The records were a rare... Read More
The Latest: Mother of Berlin attacker: Who was behind him?
MILAN (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into the deadly truck attack on a Berlin Christmas market (all times local): 8:40 p.m. The mother of Berlin attack suspect Anis Amri, mourning his death at the hands of Italian police, fears the world will now never know why he allegedly rammed a truck through a... Read More
In Ukraine, more evidence of a hacking group's Kremlin ties
WASHINGTON (AP) — For those searching for stronger evidence of Russia's connection to the hack of the Democratic National Committee, the tale of an infected Ukrainian Android app used for cellphones or tablets may help, according to a cybersecurity firm. A report released Thursday by CrowdStrike describes how a... Read More
Fort Sill soldiers head home for the holidays
More than 3,000 Fort Sill soldiers head home for the holidays Read More
Navy father surprises children at school
U.S. Navy Chief Gary Spigarelli reunited with his children one at a time at their Midwest City-Del City schools on Wednesday. Read More
The American leader in the Islamic State
How a military brat from Texas became a devoted jihadist.  Read More
Nebraska lab is ground zero in effort to identify 429 who died aboard USS Oklahoma
Nebraska’s Offutt Air Force Base is now ground zero in a recent effort to identify the remains of men killed on the USS Oklahoma during the attack on Pearl Harbor, and return those remains to their families. Read More
Operation Homefront helps military families
Operation Homefront provided 200 holiday meals to military families, who picked up meal kits last week to help them out during the holiday season. Read More
Children receive new clothing from volunteers
Civilians and members of the military stationed at Tinker Air Force Base provided Christmas clothing last week for 15 boys and 15 girls. Read More
Volunteers send care packages to deployed military
Volunteers gathered last week to prepare Hugs Project care packages to be sent to deployed military personnel. Read More
Oklahoma soldiers head to Ukraine to help modernize military
A contingent of 250 Oklahoma National Guard soldiers is headed to Ukraine as a part of a training program designed to help the war-torn nation's military stand on its own. Read More
New Air Force tanker could be based at Tinker Air Force Base
Air Force officials talk about new aerial tanker, environmental impact during Midwest City meeting Read More

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Boxes for Troops

Dec 7The Hugs Project has been sending care packages to military men and...

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Tinker opens drone engine maintenance center

Nov 15A new public-private partnership between Rolls-Royce and the U.S....

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After 30 years, soldier gets ready for quiet retirement

Aug 10Col. Max Moss, public information officer of the Oklahoma National...

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This Week in Politics: Email Investigation, Potential Running Mates, Afghanistan

Jul 6Slowing down the troop withdrawal in Afghanistan; When can we...

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Chip shape to ship shape

May 27Bill Schmid and his children, William and Elizabeth, scraped paint...