Fort Bragg

The Elixir of a Mad Monk

There’s something haunting about Old Rasputin. I’ve walked by it a thousand times, inspecting it from the corner of my eye. I’ve always been …

Memorial for fallen Puyallup Green Beret

A hero's homecoming for Sgt. Bryan Black, killed during an ambush overseas.

Military

Sexual assault reports from one military base increased 28 percent

Summary released by Pentagon notes that location of assault, location of report don't necessarily coincide

Kirsten Gillibrand

25 Gorgeous Winter Wonderlands

Devil’s Thumb Ranch, Tabernash, CO<p>“Captured on an early morning walk at Devil’s Thumb Ranch in Tabernash, CO.” <i>- Tanya Chotibut, Shreveport, LA</i><p>Avila …

National Parks

AAFES reports 120 percent uptick in online shopping

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service reported a 120 percent surge in online sales after opening online shopping to millions of veterans earlier this …

eCommerce

Four from health care, business named Great Living Cincinnatians by Cincinnati USA chamber

The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber Sunday announced the 2018 class of Great Living Cincinnatians of two leaders from health care and two from …

Medicine

Pentagon discloses data on sexual assault reports on military bases

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military on Friday disclosed for the first time base-by-base data on sexual assault reports, showing a higher number of reports at big military installations like Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia as well as overseas hubs like South Korea.<p>Sexual assault in the …

News (U.S.)

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts:<p>NOT REAL: Second Roy Moore Accuser Works For Michelle Obama …

News (U.S.)

A Highway to Progress, Foiled By Old Values

A Carolinian drives along an old familiar road to make sense of what exists inbetween the South’s most regressive and progressive narratives.<p>When I was growing up in Irmo, South Carolina, in the early 2000s, I spent a lot of time taking long, aimless drives. Most often, I’d head across the dam into …

Jazz

There’s more than one sexual assault a day reported at North Carolina’s military bases

Nearly 400 non-domestic adult sexual assaults were reported at North Carolina’s major military installations from October 1, 2015 to September 30, …

Military

Milwaukee Brewers: Is Kevin Maitan leaving Atlanta?

FORT BRAGG, NC - JULY 03: A detailed view of baseballs prior to the game between the Miami Marlins and Atlanta Braves on July 3, 2016 in Fort Bragg, …

Sports

Carey Price mystery exposes NHL’s injury problem

Normally this conversation waits until the playoffs. But the always-interesting Canadiens decided to bring it to the forefront early.<p>In a bit of …

Ryan Johansen

This Service Dog Dropping The Puck At Islanders Game Is The Greatest

It's awesome

New York Islanders

4 Veterans Share Their True Feelings About the NFL National Anthem Protests

We've heard a lot about the troops. Now let's hear from the troops.<p>To those who support the movement, the phrase “national anthem protests” is an inaccurate description. The anthem is not the subject of the protest any more than a bus was the main concern for Rosa Parks. The subject is racial …

Veterans

New York Islanders: Dog Puck Drop Steals The Show

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 16: Members of the military watch New York Islanders warmups on Military Appreciation Night prior to the game against the …

NHL

Charlotte radio curmudgeon Robert Raiford dies at 89

Robert D. Raiford, the unrepentant iconoclast whose war on political correctness amused Charlotte radio listeners for decades, died Friday. He was 89.<p>…

Charlotte

VetDog Charlie drops puck on Islanders' Military Appreciation Night

Charlie, a black labrador retriever currently training with America's VetDogs, dropped the biscuit at the Barclays Center before the New York …

Terrorists should be brought to justice, not Guantanamo

President Trump recommends that Sayfullo Saipov, the alleged truck terrorist in New York City, be sent to Guantanamo. His apparent crime is heinous, …

Sayfullo Saipov

Greiss honors military on mask

Even though Greiss is from Fussen, Germany and plays for his homeland in international competition, he has made supporting the US troops a priority …

Military

Dewitt Jackson, World War II 'Buffalo Soldier,' dies

It’s not every day you get to meet a hero – especially one like Dewitt Jackson.<p>Jackson, a member of the all-black Buffalo Soldiers unit in World War …

World War II

Troops Making Drinkable Water Available To Puerto Rico

Support the news<p>Water — especially safe, drinkable water — is still hard to find in much of Puerto Rico nearly two months after Hurricane Maria tore …

Puerto Rico

Africa:Questions Asked, Unasked, Half-Answered

(Photo: Master Sgt. Loren Bonser/U.S. Army)<i>The U.S. military presence in Africa, which has been growing steadily since the years following the 9/11</i> …

War

Navy SEALs investigated in Green Beret’s death are also under scrutiny in theft, officials say

Two Navy SEAL commandos under investigation in the strangling of an Army Green Beret soldier in June in Mali have also been under scrutiny in the …

Veterans

More than 140 NC National Guard soldiers set to return home today from Puerto Rico

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — More than 140 North Carolina soldiers will soon see their families for the first time in more than a month.<p>They spent weeks …

Puerto Rico

The Army has started giving waivers for mental-health conditions to attract more recruits

• <b>The Army has a high recruiting goal for the current fiscal year, as it seeks to increase its ranks amid a high operational tempo.</b>• <b><br>The service has expanded the pool of candidates from which it will draw soldiers, now offering waivers for certain mental-health conditions as well as drug use.</b><p>In order …

U.S. Politics

Veterans impact local economy with bike business

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- A Fayetteville veteran is starting a new business that uses green energy to power several types of vehicles.<p>Eric Nkosi owns …

Local Economies

Soldiers set to return from Puerto Rico

FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Soldiers deployed to help with hurricane recovery efforts are scheduled to return to Pope Army Airfield at Fort Bragg Monday …

Puerto Rico

Milwaukee Brewers: General Managers’ Meetings Preview

FORT BRAGG, NC - JULY 03: A detailed view of baseballs prior to the game between the Miami Marlins and Atlanta Braves on July 3, 2016 in Fort Bragg, …

Sports

Veterans Can Bring a New Kind of Politics to Heal a Divided America

IDEAS<p><i>McCready</i> <i>is Marine Corps veteran and clean energy entrepreneur running for U.S. Congress in North Carolina’s 9th District.</i><p>This Veterans Day, we …

Veterans Day

Why I Felt I Had to Go to Bowe Bergdahl’s Hearing

In February 2010, in southeastern Idaho, I buried my eldest son: Chief Warrant Officer 4 Gary Marc Farwell, who was killed in a U.S. Army helicopter crash in Germany. Among the guests at the funeral were a couple from central Idaho named Bob and Jani Bergdahl. The Bergdahls didn’t know me or my …

Bowe Bergdahl