Army http://kuow.org en 'We Do Not Expect Any More Fatalities,' Doctor Says Of Fort Hood Victims http://kuow.org/post/we-do-not-expect-any-more-fatalities-doctor-says-fort-hood-victims On the day after <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/04/02/298401578/fort-hood-goes-on-lockdown-after-reports-of-shooting" target="_blank">a deadly shooting incident on the grounds of Fort Hood, Texas</a>, in which a gunman killed at least three people, wounded 16 and then reportedly killed himself, there was this welcome news:<p>"We do not expect any more fatalities at this point," Dr. Matthew Davis, head of the trauma unit at Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple, Texas, told reporters Thursday morning. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 11:12:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 31835 at http://kuow.org 'We Do Not Expect Any More Fatalities,' Doctor Says Of Fort Hood Victims Shooting At Fort Hood Leaves 4 Dead, 16 Injured http://kuow.org/post/shooting-fort-hood-leaves-4-dead-16-injured <h6><strong>This post has news through 11:20 p.m. ET on Wednesday. For updates since then, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/04/03/298699681/fort-hood-shooting-the-latest" target="_blank">click here</a>.</strong></h6><p>A gunman opened fire on the military post of Fort Hood, Texas, on Wednesday, killing three and injuring 16, before putting the gun to his head and killing himself, <a href="http://www.isaf.nato.int/about-isaf/leadership/lieutenant-general-mark-a.-milley.html">Lt. Gen. Mark A. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 22:32:06 +0000 editor 31814 at http://kuow.org Shooting At Fort Hood Leaves 4 Dead, 16 Injured Dated Methods Mean Slow Return For Fallen Soldiers — Or None At All http://kuow.org/post/dated-methods-mean-slow-return-fallen-soldiers-or-none-all The agency charged with bringing home and identifying American war dead is slow, inefficient and stymied by outdated methods, <a href="http://apps.npr.org/grave-science/">according to a joint investigation by NPR and ProPublica. </a> <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Fri, 07 Mar 2014 16:53:01 +0000 Kelly McEvers 30051 at http://kuow.org Dated Methods Mean Slow Return For Fallen Soldiers — Or None At All Transcript: Interview With Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn http://kuow.org/post/transcript-interview-lt-gen-michael-flynn (The following transcript is from an interview with Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/03/06/286922555/top-u-s-official-agencies-warned-of-imminent-move-in-crimea">as aired on <em>Morning Edition</em></a>.)<p><strong>Lt. Gen. Fri, 07 Mar 2014 16:50:10 +0000 editor 30044 at http://kuow.org Department Of Defense Declines To Release Investigation Into Bales' Command http://kuow.org/post/department-defense-declines-release-investigation-bales-command <p>The Department of Defense has denied a request by reporters for information about Staff Sergeant Robert Bales’ murder of 16 Afghan civilians. Thu, 06 Feb 2014 15:47:06 +0000 Patricia Murphy 28282 at http://kuow.org Department Of Defense Declines To Release Investigation Into Bales' Command Army Takes On Its Own Toxic Leaders http://kuow.org/post/army-takes-its-own-toxic-leaders Top commanders in the U.S. Army have announced publicly that they have a problem: They have too many "toxic leaders" — the kind of bosses who make their employees miserable. Many corporations share a similar problem, but in the Army's case, destructive leadership can potentially have life or death consequences. So, some Army researchers are wondering if toxic officers have contributed to soldiers' mental health problems.<p>One of those researchers is Dave Matsuda. In 2010, then-Brig. Gen. Mon, 06 Jan 2014 22:27:00 +0000 Daniel Zwerdling 26622 at http://kuow.org Army Takes On Its Own Toxic Leaders Seattle Army Capt. Will Swenson Receives Medal Of Honor http://kuow.org/post/seattle-army-capt-will-swenson-receives-medal-honor <p>Ross Reynolds talks with Seattle Army Capt. Will Swenson about receiving the Medal Of Honor and his actions during the Battle of Ganjgal in Afghanistan. Sat, 09 Nov 2013 00:40:12 +0000 Ross Reynolds 23545 at http://kuow.org Seattle Army Capt. Will Swenson Receives Medal Of Honor US Army To Issue New Rules On Tattoos http://kuow.org/post/us-army-issue-new-rules-tattoos <p>It is not uncommon for an soldier to have tattoos but strict new guidelines for <em>what</em> tattoos soldiers are allowed to have are about to go into place. &nbsp;New rules governing things like tattoos and grooming for soldiers have been approved by the Secretary of the Army and are only awaiting a final signature from Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler. What are the new rules and why the change? David Hyde talks with Stars and Stripes Afghanistan correspondent, <a href="http://www.stripes.com/reporters/josh-smith?author=Josh_Smith">Josh Smith</a> about the new rules. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 19:27:21 +0000 David Hyde 20905 at http://kuow.org US Army To Issue New Rules On Tattoos The Army That's Running Hotels http://kuow.org/post/army-thats-running-hotels <p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt">In 2009, the Sri Lankan Army brutally crushed a separatist group known as the Tamil Tigers. That same army is now in the hospitality business. Without a separatist group to fight anymore, the Sri Lankan Army is converting some of their assets into hotels and resorts. Journalist Brendan Brady stayed in one of the hotels. Ross Reynolds talks with Brady about the Sri Lankan Army's surprising new venture.&nbsp;</p><p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 18:43:22 +0000 Ross Reynolds 19990 at http://kuow.org The Army That's Running Hotels Pain, Loss And Tears Come With Medal Of Honor http://kuow.org/post/pain-loss-and-tears-come-medal-honor <strong>Update at 3:14 p.m. ET. Carter Receives Medal Of Honor: </strong><p>Saying he represented "the essence of true heroism," President Obama presented Army Staff Sgt. Mon, 26 Aug 2013 06:53:00 +0000 editor 19174 at http://kuow.org Pain, Loss And Tears Come With Medal Of Honor JBLM Solider To Receive Medal Of Honor http://kuow.org/post/jblm-solider-receive-medal-honor <p></p><p>A solider from Joint Base Lewis-McChord will be awarded the Medal of Honor.</p><p>Spokane-born Staff Sgt. Ty Carter of&nbsp; will be one of only a handful of living American soldiers to receive the nation’s highest military honor. The Army says US troops were far outnumbered that day in 2009 at Combat Outpost Keating in eastern Afghanistan. During the battle the Army says Carter killed enemy troops and risked his own life to save an injured soldier pinned down by a barrage of enemy fire.</p><p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 15:19:24 +0000 Patricia Murphy 17596 at http://kuow.org JBLM Solider To Receive Medal Of Honor Militia Group Allegedly Formed By Washington State Soldier http://kuow.org/post/militia-group-allegedly-formed-washington-state-soldier <p></p><p>A solider from Washington state has been charged with murder in the death of his pregnant wife.&nbsp; Prosecutors also say Pvt. Isaac Aguigui of Cashmere, Wash., is the ringleader of an anti-government militia group that plotted to overthrow the government and poison apple crops in Washington state.</p><p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 15:07:04 +0000 Patricia Murphy 10896 at http://kuow.org NPR Special: Iraq War http://kuow.org/post/npr-special-iraq-war <p><strong>Coming up on <em>Spotlight</em>, March 18 at 8 p.m.</strong></p><p>Ten years ago, a US-led invasion brushed aside Iraq's army and toppled the country’s long-time leader, Saddam Hussein.&nbsp; The swift military operation quickly became a difficult and complicated occupation. The US found itself fighting an insurgency, and a sectarian conflict nearly consumed the country. Fri, 15 Mar 2013 17:45:18 +0000 Producer 9828 at http://kuow.org NPR Special: Iraq War New Army Report Finds Trouble With Behavioral Health System http://kuow.org/post/new-army-report-finds-trouble-behavioral-health-system <p></p><p>The Army has more than doubled its number of military and civilian behavioral health workers in the past five years, however, a <span style="line-height: 1.5;">newly released report that examines how the Army evaluates soldiers for mental health issues finds that the system is riddled with problems.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 20:40:39 +0000 Patricia Murphy 9536 at http://kuow.org Military Judge Orders Sanity Review For Soldier Accused In Massacre http://kuow.org/post/military-judge-orders-sanity-review-soldier-accused-massacre <p></p><p></p><p>Attorneys for Staff Sergeant Robert Bales say they’re unsure if they’ll pursue a mental health defense in the case.&nbsp;</p><p>But if they do, the judge has ordered that the soldier must undergo a so-called sanity board review.</p><p>Bales is accused of murdering 16 Afghan civilians and wounding six others in an overnight rampage last March.</p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 18:25:51 +0000 Patricia Murphy 6796 at http://kuow.org Military Judge Orders Sanity Review For Soldier Accused In Massacre