military http://kuow.org en Former Bonney Lake Man To Receive Medal Of Honor http://kuow.org/post/former-bonney-lake-man-receive-medal-honor <p></p><p>The White House announced President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Honor to a former Bonney Lake man on May 13, 2014.</p><p>The Medal of Honor is awarded to service members who distinguish themselves by gallantry above and beyond the call of duty. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:22:23 +0000 Patricia Murphy 32657 at http://kuow.org Former Bonney Lake Man To Receive Medal Of Honor 'Lack Of Accountability:' An Investigation Into Wrongful Deaths At VA Hospitals http://kuow.org/post/lack-accountability-investigation-wrongful-deaths-va-hospitals <p>Ross Reynolds talks with journalist Aaron Glantz about <a href="http://cironline.org/reports/va-pays-out-200-million-nearly-1000-veterans%E2%80%99-wrongful-deaths-6236">preventable deaths at Veterans Affairs hospitals</a>. Glantz covers veterans and military issues for the <a href="http://cironline.org/">Center for Investigative Reporting</a>. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 22:14:06 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Andy Hurst 32514 at http://kuow.org 'Lack Of Accountability:' An Investigation Into Wrongful Deaths At VA Hospitals Fort Hood MP Hailed As Hero For Confronting Shooter http://kuow.org/post/fort-hood-mp-hailed-hero-confronting-shooter As investigators try to determine why <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/04/03/298708884/what-do-we-know-about-the-fort-hood-gunman" target="_blank">Army Spc. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 11:45:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 31912 at http://kuow.org Fort Hood MP Hailed As Hero For Confronting Shooter '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 Pentagon Reorganizing How It Brings Home America's War Dead http://kuow.org/post/pentagon-reorganizing-how-it-brings-home-americas-war-dead Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced an overhaul Monday of the agencies responsible for finding, identifying, and returning the remains of servicemen lost in past wars.<p>The Pentagon spends more than $100 million a year on the effort, but last year only identified 60 of the more than 80,000 missing.<p>Hagel's undersecretary, Michael Lumpkin, says there will now be one agency to bring home lost servicemen and better communication with the families of the fallen. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 14:30:27 +0000 Kelly McEvers 31660 at http://kuow.org Pentagon Reorganizing How It Brings Home America's War Dead Top Army Prosecutor Of Sexual Assault Cases Accused Of Groping http://kuow.org/post/top-army-prosecutor-sexual-assault-cases-accused-groping <p>The top Army prosecutor for sexual assault cases has been suspended after being accused of sexual assault.</p><p>Sources told the paper <a href="http://www.stripes.com/army-s-top-sex-assault-prosecutor-suspended-after-assault-allegation-1.271461">Stars and Stripes</a> that an Army lawyer has alleged that Lieutenant Colonel Joseph “Jay” Morse attempted to kiss and grope her against her will. The alleged assault reportedly took place in a hotel room at a 2011 sexual assault legal conference in Alexandria, Va. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 23:23:59 +0000 Patricia Murphy 30016 at http://kuow.org Top Army Prosecutor Of Sexual Assault Cases Accused Of Groping Washington State Patrol Faces Lawsuit Over Promotion Of Military Vets http://kuow.org/post/washington-state-patrol-faces-lawsuit-over-promotion-military-vets <p>Steve Scher talks with Tom Pillow, president of the <a href="http://www.wspta.org/pub/index.php">Washington State Patrol Troopers Association,</a> about a lawsuit filed by state troopers against the Washington State Patrol. The lawsuit claims the agency is breaking the law when military veterans are up for promotions. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 21:50:06 +0000 Steve Scher & Andy Hurst 29582 at http://kuow.org Washington State Patrol Faces Lawsuit Over Promotion Of Military Vets How Will The Proposed Pentagon Cuts Affect Washington State? http://kuow.org/post/how-will-proposed-pentagon-cuts-affect-washington-state <p>Ross Reynolds speaks with Adam Ashton, military reporter for the Tacoma News Tribune, about the Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's proposed Pentagon budget cuts and how it would impact local military communities. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 19:52:33 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Posey Gruener 29368 at http://kuow.org How Will The Proposed Pentagon Cuts Affect Washington State? Navy Looks To Renew Permits For Bombing And Sonar Exercises In The Northwest http://kuow.org/post/navy-looks-renew-permits-bombing-and-sonar-exercises-northwest <p>The Navy is pursuing permits to continue conducting sonar and explosives exercises in a large area of the Pacific Ocean — and that’s putting marine mammal advocates on high alert.</p><p> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 00:50:00 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 29236 at http://kuow.org Navy Looks To Renew Permits For Bombing And Sonar Exercises In The Northwest Celebrities Don Bracelets In Support Of Northwest POW http://kuow.org/post/celebrities-don-bracelets-support-northwest-pow <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/02/021814JR_Nelson_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>U.S. diplomats are reportedly renewing their efforts to arrange a prisoner swap for a Northwest soldier who's been in Taliban captivity nearly five years.<p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 16:59:48 +0000 Jessica Robinson 29046 at http://kuow.org Celebrities Don Bracelets In Support Of Northwest POW Proposed Prisoner Swap Offers Hope To Idaho Family Of POW http://kuow.org/post/proposed-prisoner-swap-offers-hope-idaho-family-pow <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/02/021814JR_BergdahlSwap_web.mp3" class="asset-audio">The Idaho family of captured U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl is welcoming an effort to get their son home through a prisoner swap. </a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Idaho family of captured U.S. soldier Bowe </span>Bergdahl<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is welcoming an effort to get their son home through a prisoner swap.</span><p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 16:46:22 +0000 Jessica Robinson 29041 at http://kuow.org Proposed Prisoner Swap Offers Hope To Idaho Family Of POW Tacoma Council Member Returns With New Perspective From Marine Training http://kuow.org/post/tacoma-council-member-returns-new-perspective-marine-training <p>Anders Ibsen is back in his seat on the Tacoma City Council after returning early from officer training in the Marine Corps Reserves. &nbsp;</p><p>Ibsen, 27, was originally expected to be gone until November of this year but said that he was determined medically unfit to continue training. In an interview with KUOW, Ibsen described the grueling training regimen where the “tempo and intensity never ends.” Thu, 13 Feb 2014 22:14:52 +0000 Lisa Brooks 28771 at http://kuow.org Tacoma Council Member Returns With New Perspective From Marine Training Injured Vet Uses Film To Advocate, Connect With Civilians http://kuow.org/post/injured-vet-uses-film-advocate-connect-civilians <p>Keith Curry wanted to be a career soldier, <a href="http://kuow.org/post/military-disability-system-making-progress-still-falling-short-goals">but injuries he sustained</a> while deployed to Iraq ended that future.</p><p>“So,” Curry asked himself, “how can I continue to contribute?” Tue, 31 Dec 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Patricia Murphy 26280 at http://kuow.org Injured Vet Uses Film To Advocate, Connect With Civilians Back To Vietnam: One Veteran's Story http://kuow.org/post/back-vietnam-one-veterans-story <p>Ross Reynolds sits down with Richard Brummett, a Vietnam War veteran who is one of thousands of vets who have made pilgrimages back to the country where they fought. Mon, 30 Dec 2013 23:42:10 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Christine Streich 26285 at http://kuow.org Back To Vietnam: One Veteran's Story Afghanistan: Should We Stay Or Should We Go? http://kuow.org/post/afghanistan-should-we-stay-or-should-we-go <p>Marcie Sillman talks with Michael Kugelman, Afghanistan expert at the<a href="http://www.wilsoncenter.org/expert-list/Afghanistan"> Wilson Center, </a>about the consequences of staying in Afghanistan and the risks of leaving for US troops and politics. Tue, 03 Dec 2013 21:21:07 +0000 Marcie Sillman 24850 at http://kuow.org Afghanistan: Should We Stay Or Should We Go?