2 Fort Cavazos soldiers face courts-martial in May on charges of murder, accessory to murder

A Fort Cavazos soldier charged with murder and another charged as an accomplice in a shooting death will face separate courts-martial in May at the central Texas Army base, according to court records.

Bill Post, veteran and an inventor of the Pop-Tart, dies at 96

Bill Post, Army veteran who helped create the on-the-go breakfast as an inventor of Pop-Tarts, leading the Michigan baking team that developed an unpretentious, toaster-friendly pastry with a fruity filling and ineffable space-age sweetness, died Feb. 10. He was 96.

‘Home is where the Army sends us’: Military families share challenges of living and thriving in Alaska

Despite the challenges of living in Alaska, many soldiers bring their families. “The Army sent you to a place where people spend thousands of dollars to vacation,” longtime Alaskan Brandy Ostanik-Thornton said. “And the Army is paying you to be here.”

Army dietitian dies in noncombat incident in Kuwait

Lt. Col. Troy E. Bartley was serving at Camp Arifjan at the time of his death, which is under investigation, according to an Army statement.

‘No one wants to live like that’: Fort Liberty sees trash overflow amid struggle to get sanitation service 

Garbage dumpsters across Fort Liberty have been overflowing for weeks, forcing some soldiers to find other means of disposing of their trash, soldiers and officials at the North Carolina Army post said Tuesday.

2 pilots treated for injuries in Apache crash during Utah National Guard exercise

Two American military pilots were hospitalized this week after their AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopter crashed during an exercise near Salt Lake City, according to officials and local news reports.

Fort Carson soldier’s slaying unsolved almost a year later

Last March, hundreds of people lined a Michigan highway to welcome home Army Spc. Braden Peltier for the final time after he was fatally shot in Colorado. Nearly a year later, “I hear little to nothing from police,” said the slain soldier’s father, Jay Peltier, about his son’s death.

My Army Post smartphone app adds Camp Humphreys to pilot project’s lineup

The community at the largest U.S. military base overseas now has access to information about their installation as part of a growing Army smartphone app.

Army program helps DOD civilians navigate Japanese health care system

American military bases across Japan are likely to copy an Army program that employs interpreters to help U.S. civilians obtain off-post health care, according to the Army’s top general in the country.

Army awards $75 million contract for drone interceptors amid uptick in unmanned attacks

A $75 million contract has been awarded to defense firm RTX Corp. to produce 600 Coyote Block 2C interceptors used to attack enemy drones, the Army said.

US soldier dies in noncombat incident at Camp Arifjan in Kuwait

The cause of death is under review and the soldier’s name is being withheld until next-of-kin are notified, the Army said.

New commander of Fort Eustis joint task force breaks barriers

Army Col. Tanya McGonegal became the 13th commander of U.S. Northern Command’s Joint Task Force Civil Support in Newport News, Va. McGonegal is not only the first woman commanding the unit, but also the first African American to hold the position.

New Hampshire Army National Guard’s rocket battalion welcomed home after 9-month deployment to Middle East

Nearly 270 soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 197th Field Artillery Regiment reunited with family and friends Thursday during a welcome home ceremony after a nine-month deployment to the Middle East.

Drones to replace helicopter program that Army developed at $2 billion cost

The Army is giving up on a scout helicopter development program after spending $2 billion on it, opting instead to pursue more affordable drone alternatives.

Former JBLM battalion commander pleads not guilty in court-martial to charges including sexual harassment

Lt. Col. Herman Bernard West III, a former artillery battalion commander at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, pleaded not guilty at a court-martial hearing Thursday to seven charges, including sexual harassment, dereliction of duty, hazing subordinates and conduct unbecoming an officer.

Military’s shortage of mental health workers causing long waits for care

The military’s shortage of mental health workers and an increase in demand for care has forced troops to seek help off base and sometimes wait a month for appointments, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

2 Old Guard soldiers arrested on charges of stealing Pride flags from Virginia couple’s home

Two soldiers — members of the 3rd Infantry Regiment, also known as The Old Guard — have been arrested on charges of stealing Pride flags from an Arlington, Va., couple’s home, according to local police.

Army watercraft company that saw action at Normandy and Vietnam reactivates in Japan

A U.S. Army unit that will operate landing craft throughout the Indo-Pacific began work Thursday at this waterfront base south of Tokyo.

US soldiers lay groundwork for ‘transformation’ of artillery units in Europe

U.S. military leaders say their growing artillery arsenal is aimed at deterring Russia. But deterrence means training as if war were imminent.