Nancy Montgomery

Combat medics learn how to use their skills to help military working dogs

Combat medics learned how to apply their lifesaving skills to four-legged troops at a seminar with the help of vets, two dog dummies and a greyhound named Nacho.

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Want to be an Army battalion commander? You’ll need your head examined

Beginning Jan. 1, lieutenant colonels on the centralized selection list will undergo a five-day audition at Fort Knox, Ky., through the Battalion Commander Assessment Program, the Army said in a statement Nov. 6.

Belgian Malinois: ‘No better dog’ to track down insurgents, bite armed terrorists, trainer says

The canine that led the charge into a tunnel to corner the Islamic State group’s top terrorist has a soft, cuddly side, said the man who works with the famous military working dog’s trainers. But the fierce breed has been widely embraced by the U.S. military.

Army sex offender argues that prison’s ban on contact with his children violated rights

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Lamont Jessie will argue in the military’s top court that a prison policy preventing him from contact with his own children violated constitutional protections of freedom of association and his right not to incriminate himself.

Pregnant service members urged to get whooping cough immunization

Military health officials are concerned that pregnant service members may be going without an immunization for a respiratory disease that kills more newborns than any other age group.

Soldier on death row will ask the military’s highest court to overturn his conviction

A master sergeant sentenced by a civilian court to death for three murders, acquitted in an appeal and then sent back to death row decades later for the same crimes by a military court, will argue Tuesday that he should be a free man again.

Europe Quick Trips

Tour impressive ruins of ancient Roman villa perched above Lake Garda

The Grottoes of Catullus, the ruins of an old Roman villa in Sirmione, Italy, offers an archaeological lesson and numerous photo ops.

Vicenza jazz club Bar Borsa offers unbeatable breakfast

You can’t get a “Moons over my Hammy” or a “Grand Slamwich” in Italy. There are no Denny’s, no IHOPs or Waffle Houses where you can begin your day with 1,000 calories or more. Breakfast in Italy isn’t really a thing.

Want to try the new Popeyes chicken sandwich? It hasn’t deployed to overseas military bases

Troops and their families are wondering when they will get a taste of the fast-food chicken sandwich that last month launched the “chicken sandwich wars” on social media and drew mouth-watering reviews.

A Marine's sex assault conviction was overturned. Now the Navy is asking for a review of the decision.

Invalid search warrants led to the dismissal of a master sergeant’s conviction, prison sentence and dishonorable discharge. Now the Navy is asking the nation’s highest military court to reverse the decision.

Public health potentially endangered at Fort Carson by ‘parrot fever’ last year, report says

The medical report blamed a private housing company for exposing the community to the highly contagious disease by refusing to replace carpeting in a privatized base home. The company came under congressional scrutiny earlier this year after reports of squalid homes and numerous servicemember complaints.

Hundreds receive vaccinations after soldiers show signs of mumps in Italy

Army medical staff vaccinated some 200 soldiers against mumps after several paratroopers in Italy showed symptoms of the virus and one tested positive for it in Germany.

Resuming federal executions unlikely to affect military death row

The Trump administration’s plan to begin executing federal death row inmates for the first time in 16 years will have little effect on the four soldiers sentenced to death, military lawyers and the Army said.

Army halts boat auctions, suspends plans for getting rid of maritime fleet

A congressional review of the Army's plan to close out watercraft units is expected to be completed by the end of September.

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ is Navy approved, down to the plot details

The Defense Department has considerable influence over the "Top Gun: Maverick" script, just as the military does over any movie that enlists its support. If the filmmakers decline to make changes desired by the military, access to equipment and troops can be withdrawn.

Supreme Court asked to reverse military court decision limiting rape prosecutions

The office of the U.S. Solicitor General petitioned the Supreme Court to revisit a decision by the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces that prohibits prosecution of alleged rapes that occurred before 2006.