military http://kuow.org en Bergdahl's Attorney Expects Army Questioning To Begin Soon http://kuow.org/post/bergdahls-attorney-expects-army-questioning-begin-soon <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/071714JR_BergdahlLawyer_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The attorney for rescued POW Bowe Bergdahl expects the Army sergeant to be interviewed by military investigators within the coming weeks.<p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 02:41:13 +0000 Jessica Robinson 38483 at http://kuow.org Bergdahl's Attorney Expects Army Questioning To Begin Soon Seattle Writer Recalls 'The Feelings Of The War Inside Me' http://kuow.org/post/seattle-writer-recalls-feelings-war-inside-me <p>When Major David Tucker deployed to Iraq – his third mission since he joined the Army Reserves in 1982 – he told his soldiers to take the doors off the Humvees. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 21:49:15 +0000 Arwen Nicks & Marcie Sillman 38440 at http://kuow.org Seattle Writer Recalls 'The Feelings Of The War Inside Me' Rewiring Nerves So The Brain Can Move Prosthetic Limbs http://kuow.org/post/rewiring-nerves-so-brain-can-move-prosthetic-limbs <p>Marcie Sillman&nbsp;talks with Dr. Doug Smith, an orthopedic surgeon at Harborview and the University of Washington, about emerging technology in which nerves can be relocated in amputated limbs so the brain can control prosthetic devices. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 22:23:54 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Matthew Streib 38385 at http://kuow.org Bergdahl Retains Lawyer For Army Investigation Into His Disappearance http://kuow.org/post/bergdahl-retains-lawyer-army-investigation-his-disappearance <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/071414JR_BergdahlUpdate_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The investigation into Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s capture is ongoing. Bergdahl has retained a lawyer who will be with him during questioning by U.S. Army investigators. In the meantime, the former POW will return to regular duty at an Army base in Texas.<p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:52:11 +0000 Jessica Robinson 38264 at http://kuow.org Bergdahl Retains Lawyer For Army Investigation Into His Disappearance From Military To Civilian: Making The Paycheck Transition http://kuow.org/post/military-civilian-making-paycheck-transition <p>Marcie Sillman talks with Joint Base Lewis-McChord's transition services manager, Robin Baker, about the programs the base offers to help veterans transition to civilian life. Also, we hear from Sgt. Richard Larimer about his upcoming entrance into the civilian sector for the first time. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:03:55 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Hannah Burn 38084 at http://kuow.org The Marines Are Looking For A Few Good (Combat-Ready) Women http://kuow.org/post/marines-are-looking-few-good-combat-ready-women The challenge for the Marines, and for the Army, is how to open up ground combat jobs to women in January 2016, without lowering standards.<p>And here's where things stand in the Marines.<p>Eighty-five female Marines already made it through an <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=239534349" target="_blank">infantry training course</a> last fall at Camp Lejeune, N.C., which included drills such as attacking a mock enemy force, hidden in a pine forest. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 07:16:00 +0000 Tom Bowman 37704 at http://kuow.org The Marines Are Looking For A Few Good (Combat-Ready) Women Kids Found On Border Could End Up At Joint Base Lewis-McChord http://kuow.org/post/kids-found-border-could-end-joint-base-lewis-mcchord <p></p><p></p><p>A flood of immigrant children arriving at the border with Mexico could end up in Washington state at Joint Base Lewis-McChord near Tacoma. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 17:35:09 +0000 Liz Jones 37052 at http://kuow.org Kids Found On Border Could End Up At Joint Base Lewis-McChord Death Of Northwest Soldier In California Puts Army Training Accidents In Spotlight http://kuow.org/post/death-northwest-soldier-california-puts-army-training-accidents-spotlight <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/06/062314AJ_JBLMTrainingAccident.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The death of a soldier based at Joint Base Lewis-McChord over the weekend highlights the danger of training for war. Private First Class Andrew Sass was killed Saturday in an incident at the National Training Center in California.<p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 14:43:36 +0000 Austin Jenkins 36956 at http://kuow.org Death Of Northwest Soldier In California Puts Army Training Accidents In Spotlight Idaho’s Politicians Walk A Careful Line In Debate Over Bergdahl Release http://kuow.org/post/idaho-s-politicians-walk-careful-line-debate-over-bergdahl-release <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/06/bergdahl.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl arrived at a military hospital in Texas Friday to continue his recovery process. There has been no shortage of strong opinions about the release of the former POW - except, that is, among Idaho's congressional delegation.<p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 14:38:58 +0000 Jessica Robinson 36462 at http://kuow.org Idaho’s Politicians Walk A Careful Line In Debate Over Bergdahl Release How To Survive, And Thrive, After 5 Years As A Hostage http://kuow.org/post/how-survive-and-thrive-after-5-years-hostage Joe Cicippio was <a href="http://georgetownsecuritystudiesreview.org/2013/12/10/u-s-counterterrorism-policy-and-hezbollahs-resiliency/">held hostage by the Islamic group Hezbollah in Lebanon</a> for five years, often chained to a radiator in a room with blacked-out windows, cut off entirely from the outside world. Within weeks of his release in 1991, he asked if he could go back to his old job as the comptroller at the <a href="http://www.aub.edu.lb/main/Pages/index.aspx">American University of Beirut</a>.<p>He didn't get rehired. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 17:01:00 +0000 editor 36200 at http://kuow.org How To Survive, And Thrive, After 5 Years As A Hostage 'Awareness' No Longer The Issue For Bergdahl’s Supporters http://kuow.org/post/awareness-no-longer-issue-bergdahl-s-supporters <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/06/060914JR_BoweSupport_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The parents of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl issued a statement through social media Monday. Bob and Jani&#160;Bergdahl thanked the people who have supported them for nearly five years as they waited for their son to be freed from Taliban captivity.<p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 14:50:34 +0000 Jessica Robinson 36106 at http://kuow.org 'Awareness' No Longer The Issue For Bergdahl’s Supporters Idaho Town That Waited 5 Years For Sgt. Bergdahl Defends Its Support http://kuow.org/post/idaho-town-waited-5-years-sgt-bergdahl-defends-its-support <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/06/060414JR_HaileySpeaksOut_web_1.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The response to Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s release from the Taliban on Saturday was jubilant at first. Then the story took a dramatically different turn.&#160;<p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 14:21:11 +0000 Jessica Robinson 35833 at http://kuow.org Idaho Town That Waited 5 Years For Sgt. Bergdahl Defends Its Support Oregon National Guard Troops Set To Deploy For Afghanistan http://kuow.org/post/oregon-national-guard-troops-set-deploy-afghanistan <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/06/060314CL_guard_web_0.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Oregon National Guard members could be some of the last members of the U.S. armed forces to serve in Afghanistan. Three battalions are set to deploy later this summer to help wrap up the American mission in that country.<p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 15:14:48 +0000 Chris Lehman 35761 at http://kuow.org Oregon National Guard Troops Set To Deploy For Afghanistan Bergdahl's Hometown Caught In Crossfire Of National Backlash http://kuow.org/post/bergdahls-hometown-caught-crossfire-national-backlash <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/06/060314JR_HometownHero_web_2.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>People in Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's hometown of Hailey, Idaho, say they're “shocked” by how quickly the captive soldier's homecoming has turned into a national controversy.<p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 15:14:39 +0000 Jessica Robinson 35759 at http://kuow.org Bergdahl's Hometown Caught In Crossfire Of National Backlash 'They Deserve The Honor:' Oregon's World War II Memorial Set To Open http://kuow.org/post/they-deserve-honor-oregons-world-war-ii-memorial-set-open <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/06/060214CL_wwiimemorial_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>June 6 is the 70th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Western Europe. And this year’s D-Day will be especially meaningful for World War II veterans in Oregon as the state's long-awaited World War II Memorial will open on that day.<p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 19:54:17 +0000 Chris Lehman 35721 at http://kuow.org 'They Deserve The Honor:' Oregon's World War II Memorial Set To Open