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Passing the challenge: Trinity High School graduate Jacques Oesterich graduating from West Point

April 25, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

After four years of intensive training, Jacques Oestreich of Dickinson is counting the days until graduation from the United States Military Academy at West Point. Continue Reading

Females on the frontline: 1st woman to lead in combat ‘thrilled’ with US change

January 25, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

RALEIGH, N.C. Former U.S. Army Capt. Linda L. Bray says her male superiors were incredulous upon hearing she had ably led a platoon of military police officers through a firefight during the 1989 invasion of Panama. Continue Reading

U.S. Army: Some diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder treated, returned to war

March 23, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

It is still not known if the soldier accused of killing 17 Afghans was ever diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder but even if he had been, that alone would not have prevented him from being sent back to war.
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Lawyer describes talk with Afghan killings suspect

March 19, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Lawyer John Henry Browne said he met for more than three hours with Robert Bales, a 10-year Army veteran who is being held in an isolated cell at the military prison. Continue Reading

Soldier’s death in Afghanistan sparks debate over arming medevacs

February 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

About 20 U.S. lawmakers have written to military officials inquiring about a Sept. 18, 2011, incident which has revived a debate over whether Army medevac helicopters should have their own guns. Continue Reading

Army cuts ROTC helicopter training at UND

January 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The U.S. Army will end the helicopter training UND has provided for ROTC cadets since the 1980s, it announced Friday. A statement released by the Army’s Cadet Command said it no longer had the money for the training. Continue Reading

Army to reduce number of combat brigades

January 25, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The U.S. Army plans to slash the number of combat brigades from 45 to as low as 32, and broadly restructure its fighting force to save money and cut the size of the service by about 80,000 soldiers, according to U.S. officials familiar with the plans.
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Army wants old guns back from cemetery rifle squad

December 22, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The volunteer rifle squad at Fort Snelling National Cemetery has provided military honors at almost 60,000 burials. But now, it’s in danger of losing its guns because the Army wants them back. Continue Reading

Christmas wish comes true for 4-year-old

December 22, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Christmas arrived early for 4-year-old Owen Henry on Thursday when his father, a soldier in the Army, paid a surprise visit during a meeting with Santa Claus. Continue Reading

Agreement protects Wood Lake Battlefield site as Minnesota prepares to observe 150th anniversary of 1862 US Dakota Conflict

December 21, 2011 in West Central Tribune

WOOD LAKE One of the most important battlefield sites from the 1862 US Dakota Conflict is being protected as Minnesota prepares to observe the 150th anniversary of the war. Continue Reading