Family remembers Army sergeant from St. Augustine killed by bear in Alaska

A US Army soldier originally from St. Augustine was killed on base in Alaska by a brown bear. He was identified by his family as Staff Sgt. Seth Plant. He was 30 years old. According to a news release from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, the soldier was training with a small group when the attack happened … Read more

Former Fort Knox family sparks conversation in military moving process | Local News

A former Fort Knox military family learned a valuable lesson during their most recent permanent change of station move – making national headlines and leading to Department of Defense talks to improve processes. Chief Warrant Officer 3 Austin McNulty and his wife Valerie, who left Fort Knox in 2017, made their latest PCS from Fort … Read more

EmVP: Military member reunites with family in surprise reunion at school | EmVP

COLUMBIA – The month of May is Military Appreciation Month to honor our military members who have sacrificed to protect our freedom. And, one Columbia family understands that sacrifice. Narciso Lara returned last week from serving at Al Dhafra, Air Force Base in the United Arab Emirates. He served as an HVAC technician at the … Read more

Biden mourns American Willy Joseph Cancel killed in Ukraine

CNN – President Joe Biden expressed dismay Friday at the news that an American, Willy Joseph Cancel, was killed while fighting alongside Ukrainian forces. “It is very sad. He left a little baby behind, ”Biden told reporters at the White House where he was hosting a meeting of federal inspectors general. Cancel was killed fighting … Read more

Staten Island dad accused of killing family was banned from base

A Staten Island National Guardsman accused of slaughtering his family was able to take his toddler sons from a Brooklyn military base the day before the horrific killings – despite a standing order to stay away from the facility, according to new court documents. Shane Walker, 39, was charged with murder, manslaughter and arson in … Read more

The Texas Military Department identifies missing National Guard soldier as rescue efforts remain underway

CNN – Texas officials have identified Bishop E. Evans as the National Guard soldier who went missing on Friday as he attempted to rescue two migrants who were crossing the Rio Grande River. The Texas Military Department (TMD) said in a news release that Evans, a specialist, is a 22-year-old field artilleryman from Arlington, Texas, … Read more

3 USS George Washington sailors took their own lives in one week

A sailor aboard the USS George Washington in Virginia fatally shot himself last week – the third sailor assigned to the ship to take their own life this month, and the 7th this year, according to reports. Master-at-Arms Seaman Recruit Xavier Hunter Mitchell-Sandor died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on April 15, Virginia’s Chief Medical … Read more

FAA apologizes for Army Golden Knights incident that prompted Capitol evacuation

Washington CNN – The Federal Aviation Administration is taking responsibility for Wednesday night’s mishap involving the Army Golden Knights that resulted in the US Capitol being evacuated. “We deeply regret that we contributed to a precautionary evacuation of the Capitol complex and apologize for the disruption and fear experienced by those who work there,” the … Read more

North Korea is not telling the whole truth about the latest ICBM test, says a South Korean official

Seoul, South Korea CNN – According to a South Korean military official, last week’s North Korean launch of an ICBM, considered the most dangerous to date, may have been a less advanced weapon than previously thought. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the South Korean and US analysis of the March 24 … Read more