Military/Veterans

News about the military and veterans


Face to Face: Basehor VFW member Eddie Bush
November 25, 2014
Basehor VFW member Eddie Bush shares a little bit about himself in this week’s Face to Face column.
Basehor, Bonner organizations prepare for community Thanksgiving meals
November 19, 2014
Basehor and Bonner Springs this year are carrying on traditions of community Thanksgiving dinners, each with the goal of sharing a free meal with friends and neighbors.
Basehor VFW offers annual Thanksgiving for seniors Nov. 22
November 12, 2014
Basehor VFW Post 11499 once again plans to offer a free Thanksgiving meal to all senior citizens at the VFW post, as well as one chaperone of a senior citizen, on Nov. 22.
Leavenworth Veterans Day Parade marks 95 years
November 3, 2014
The nation’s oldest regional Veterans Day observance will hold its 95th annual event at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 11 in downtown Leavenworth.
Basehor, Tonganoxie VFWs plan benefit for local man
September 22, 2014
A Bingo and Brunch Fundraiser in planned this weekend to help a local man with a traumatic brain injury.
Tonganoxie American Legion gun show, flea market Sept. 27-28
September 18, 2014
Tonganoxie American Legion Post 41 will have a benefit gun show and flea market later this month. The local post will have the event from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 27 and 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds.
Vietnam vet named grand marshal for Leavenworth County Veterans Day Parade
September 12, 2014
A Vietnam veteran who grew up in Leavenworth will be this year’s Leavenworth County Veterans Day Parade grand marshal.
Basehor VFW earns top state honor
September 3, 2014
Basehor VFW Post 11499 has earned an important statewide honor for the past year — and at a time when the requirements to earn the honor have become more stringent.
Fort Riley soldiers receive new Army carbines
May 27, 2014
Soldiers of the Army’s 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley are converting to a new model of the M4 carbine used in combat.
Basehor VFW to have Memorial Day ceremony
May 26, 2014
The Basehor VFW Post will commemorate Memorial Day Monday with a ceremony at noon at Glenwood Cemetery.
Basehor VFW changes monthly event schedule
September 11, 2013
Basehor VFW Post 11499 will host its regular all-you-can-eat breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the post, 2806 North 155th Street. There will be eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, waffles, juice and coffee.
Bradley Manning returns to Fort Leavenworth prison
August 22, 2013
Military officials say Bradley Manning has returned to a prison at Fort Leavenworth to serve his 35-year prison sentence for giving mountains of classified material to WikiLeaks.
Basehor VFW to have benefit spaghetti dinner Friday
August 20, 2013
Basehor VFW Post 11499 will host a benefit spaghetti dinner from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.
Basehor VFW, Boy Scouts to host flag retirement
June 12, 2013
The Basehor VFW Post and Boy Scout troop 169 will host a flag retirement ceremony at 8 p.m. Friday at Basehor City Park.
Weekend of events planned to celebrate Memorial Day
May 15, 2013
The Leavenworth Memorial Day Committee has several events planned to commemorate Memorial Day on Monday, May 27.

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