WASHINGTON — Russia's ongoing dismemberment of Ukraine and the Islamic State's erasing of Middle Eastern borders have distracted attention from the harassment of U.S. Navy aircraft by Chinese fighter jets over the South China Sea. Beijing calls this sea, and the Yellow and East China seas, t…
WASHINGTON — The world has been so chaotic lately that it was easy to overlook two U.S. diplomatic maneuvers — involving the turbulent nations of Afghanistan and Iran — that avoided what could have been dangerous ruptures.
A veteran who reportedly told police he robbed two gas stations in December because he needed the adrenaline rush pleaded guilty Monday to two felony counts of robbery.
A 36-year-old Iraq war veteran was being treated for traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder and back injuries with more than 27 different medications when he died unexpectedly, according to his mother.
WASHINGTON — In President Obama's sometimes maddeningly cautious foreign policy, you can see him struggling to answer what may be the hardest question of his presidency: How should the United States project power in a disorderly world without making the same mistakes it did in Iraq and Afghanistan?
The resignation of the Secretary of Veteran’s Affairs Eric Shinseki, although inevitable, should not subtract from his extraordinary service in the U.S. Army; nor should it blind us from ferreting out the real culprits in this scandal. This disgrace started at the top but was abetted at loca…
Andrew McAdams dreamed of flying helicopters when he was a student at Cheyenne East High School.
U.S. soldiers deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan and beyond do not fight as Montanans, South Dakotans or North Dakotans. They enter combat as one, united under the American flag.
The commander of VFW Post 3177 in Laurel is continuing his yearlong effort to re-energize the organization that currently has fewer than 50 members.
A Montana Army National Guard unit was back on friendly soil Monday in Texas, beginning the formal process of transitioning from soldiers in Afghanistan back to civilians.
On July 4, U.S. Army Pfc. Brendan Bartz, of Miles City, went on his first dismount mission while in Farah province, Afghanistan, getting the chance to break off from his normal duty of driving in a convoy and explore the area on foot.
U.S. Army Pfc. Brendan Bartz, of Miles City, poses with Lt. Col. Brett Sylvia following a ceremony awarding him the Army Commendation Medal with Valor for his actions while serving on Sylvia's personal security detachment during a mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
U.S. Army Pfc. Brendan Bartz, right, of Miles City, receives the Army Commendation Medal with Valor from battalion commander Lt. Col. Brett Sylvia.
At least 2,134 members of the U.S. military have died and 19,250 have been wounded in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion launched in October 2001 in response to the 9/11 attacks, according to an Associated Press count Tuesday.
Chief Warrant Officer Debra Harlow, left, gets a hug from her uncle, Harold Wright, after arriving at Casper/Natrona County International Airport on Thursday. Harlow, a Casper native with almost 15 years of service in the Army, returned home from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan and wa…
When the next generation looks back on Iraq and Afghanistan they will see that one of the steepest costs of these wars was the obligation we incurred to our veterans.
BOZEMAN — Wade Christiansen dreamed of being a soldier from a young age. He joined the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division after high school. Being a paratrooper made Wade proud. Jumping from airplanes excited the daredevil from Red Lodge. In 2009, his unit deployed to Afghanistan.
SUPERIOR — Tom Logan takes a knee at the grave of his son, talking about the miracle of twos and endless sunsets. He talks of fishing and valor, and the trail of ashes that led him here, where he released his son, Cpl. Joey Logan, into the place he loved the most.
It wasn't until she returned home in April from a yearlong deployment -- including nine months in Afghanistan -- that Montana Army National Guard Pfc. Jessicca Bowman realized what she missed most.
Thanks to a chair mounted on all-terrain treads, Bo Reichenbach can fly fish, hunt and hike again. The Navy SEAL lost his legs after being injured by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan last summer.