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    Military identifies US soldier who died in Iraq

    The Pentagon on Monday announced that Army Cpl. Todd L. McGurn died on Saturday in Baghdad as the result of a “non-combat related incident.” McGurn, of Riverside, Calif., was assigned to 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, based in Fort Bliss, Texas.

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    Richmond County, N.C., Sheriff Gives Advice on Church Safety

    (TNS) – Richmond County, N.C., Sheriff James Clemmons held a workshop on church safety Tuesday night in response to growing concerns about the vulnerability of churchgoers following a Nov. 5 mass shooting in Texas which claimed 26 lives. He shared with the roughly 30 residents in attendance what he knew about how average people react […]

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    How to be a Liaison

    We talk about it, write about it and have it on our EOC organization charts, but what does it really mean to be a liaison? We talk about it, write about it, have it on our EOC organization charts, but what does it really mean to be a liaison? What are the best ways to […]

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    Houston Day Laborers Suffer Wage Theft in Post-Harvey Reconstruction

     (TNS) – In the weeks after Hurricane Harvey, day laborers had no problem finding work as contractors from across Houston and the country rushed in to help homeowners and businesses rebuild. For Cristobal, a Guatemalan immigrant who asked that his last name be withheld because he is undocumented, it was a chance to make steady […]

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    Father stabbed to death while defending 8-year-old son from sneaker thieves

    Police have arrested two people after the fatal stabbing of a New Jersey man who relatives say was trying to defend his 8-year-old son from being robbed. Detectives arrested 19-year-old Nasiar Day, of Newark, on Thursday, two days after police found 30-year-old Jose Malave in the doorway of his Jersey City apartment. Day is charged […]

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    Dogs In The Military – A Relationship You Can Depend On

    Military dogs work in all kinds of stressful situations. They are trained to sniff out explosives and detect the presence of land mines. They also serve as guard dogs. It is safe to say that a dog can be successfully trained for just about any kind of task. Ideally, military dogs are trained along with […]

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    Bergdahl says walking away was a ‘horrible mistake’

    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl on Monday became emotional as he recalled the constant torture and beatings he endured for nearly five years as a prisoner of the Taliban. Bergdahl, who gave unsworn testimony during his sentencing hearing on Fort Bragg, spoke for about two hours. He paused at one point to get a tissue and […]

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    An Iraq veteran finds healing as he hikes from Mexico to Canada

    For Army veteran Alex Seling, his ailing right knee has been the weak link on a slow trek from the Mexico border to Canada that began last spring. The pain never entirely goes away, sometimes slowing his gait to a limp, or compelling him to rest for a few days before resuming his hike north. […]