| Feb 27, 2012
| 5:08 AM
Maj. Robert Marchanti of the Maryland Army National Guard was killed Friday night in Afghanistan, his family said Sunday.
Marchanti, 48, a Baltimore County teacher, was on his first one-year tour in Afghanistan and was scheduled to return in September,...
| Jul 4, 2011
| 10:42 PM
The La Crescenta Fireworks Assn. hosted their fifth annual fireworks show on Monday at La Crescenta Elementary School.
Jean Maluccio, the secretary for the association, said that up to 5,000 people were expected to attend. Food trucks sold tacos,...
| Jul 31, 2011
| 5:00 AM
It was in early September 2010, and I was serving in Afghanistan, helping to plan our mission to support that country's parliamentary elections. Offhandedly, a colleague asked whether I was going to return to my civilian job when I returned home. I...
| Aug 8, 2011
| 5:37 PM
A 20-year-old man blew off a finger tip and nearly lost his thumb Sunday when he set off a grenade simulator inside a house in Glendale, police said.
In addition to the damage to his fingers, Roberto Jusay of Los Angeles suffered severe burns on his...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 9:06 AM
Army National Guard Pvt. Cody W. Mahlstedt has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military...
| Aug 11, 2011
Army National Guard Pvt. Anthony Kucan graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. Kucan is a 1999 graduate of Laurel High School.
Air Force Airman Mario Jackson graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base...
| Aug 12, 2011
| 6:50 AM
Update: The deal was too good to last long. Darn!
I don't know that I have ever seen this deal before. Through TroopSwap.com, a daily deal site for military members, shoppers can get a $20 Walmart gift card for $10.
| Oct 7, 2011
| 10:55 AM
The Chicago marathon already has one winner.
William “Billy” Boland, an Air Force captain and ROTC instructor at Chicago’s Illinois Institute of Technology, was the first of some 70 troops to cross the finish line Friday in the Bank...
| Sep 10, 2011
| 8:17 PM
Lucas Wallek was toiling at the family farm in Alice, Texas, when he decided to enlist in the Marine Corps, partly out of patriotism, partly from a desire to leave the familiar terrain of sagebrush and oil fields.
Through two tours of duty in Iraq,...
| Sep 16, 2011
| 2:13 PM
Hugs, tears and cheers greeted about 100 Illinois Army National Guard soldiers at a homecoming ceremony this morning in North Riverside following a 10-month deployment in the Mideast.
Several hundred family and friends waiting at the North Riverside...
| Sep 16, 2011
| 2:20 PM
Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class William “Bill” Berens received a hero’s welcome today in Huntley.
The 37-year-old returned following a second deployment in the Middle East, where he was most recently stationed at Camp Arifjan in...