News about the military and veterans

GOP picnic set for Saturday
June 12, 2012
The Leavenworth County Republican Party will have its annual picnic in the park from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Tonganoxie VFW Park.
Basehor VFW to present flags at Glenwood Cemetery on Memorial Day
May 25, 2012
The Basehor VFW Post 11499 will perform a Memorial Day flag presentation at the Glenwood Cemetery near Basehor.
Basehor VFW dinner to raise funds for second-grader’s medical costs
May 8, 2012
The Basehor VFW Post will have a dinner later this month to benefit the family of Jackson Oberndorfer, the Basehor second-grader who traveled to Boston for brain surgery earlier this year.
Basehor VFW members give $525 to fifth-graders
April 27, 2012
Basehor VFW Post members on Thursday presented Basehor Intermediate School fifth-graders with $525 raised at a spaghetti dinner earlier this month.
Fort Leavenworth historic tour is May 5
April 25, 2012
Many historical homes and famous sites of Fort Leavenworth will be open to the public during the 35th annual Fort Leavenworth Historic Homes Tour 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 5.
Photos: Basehor veterans give back to fifth-graders
April 14, 2012
With a spaghetti dinner on Friday, April 13, the Basehor VFW Post raised money for Basehor Intermediate School fifth-graders’ effort to place wreaths on veterans’ graves at Leavenworth National Cemetery each December.
Basehor VFW Post dinner to raise funds for fifth-graders’ wreath project
April 4, 2012
A little less than a year since Michelle Ablard’s students at Basehor Intermediate School presented the Basehor VFW Post with about $700 to help keep them from losing their building, VFW members are planning to raise money for a gift of their own.
Soldier being held at Fort Leavenworth charged with 17 murder counts in Afghan killings
March 23, 2012
KABULU.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales was charged on Friday with 17 counts of premeditated murder, a capital offense that could lead to the death penalty in the massacre of Afghan civilians, the U.S. military said.
Lawyer describes talk with Afghan killings suspect held at Fort Leavenworth
March 19, 2012
A Seattle lawyer who is defending an Army staff sergeant suspected of killing 16 Afghans, including nine children, met Monday with the soldier for the first time at Fort Leavenworth, a conversation the attorney described as emotional.
Afghan shooting suspect expected to be brought to Fort Leavenworth
March 16, 2012
A senior defense official says the U.S. soldier accused in the killings of 16 Afghan civilians is expected to be flown to the U.S. military prison at Fort Leavenworth as early as Friday.
Rumsfeld visits Fort Leavenworth
February 24, 2012
Donald Rumsfeld recalled his 2001 Secretary of Defense confirmation hearing in which he fielded a question from U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas about what worried him late at night.
KU Chancellor speaks to Fort Leavenworth soldiers on civil rights in military
February 9, 2012
While serving in conflicts abroad, the U.S. military has been on the front lines of a historic battle at home, said Kansas University Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little: African-Americans’ fight for civil rights.
Photos and video: Middle-schoolers read essays on patriotism for Basehor veterans
January 30, 2012
A group of Basehor-Linwood Middle School students on Thursday gathered at the Basehor VFW Post 11499 to speak about patriotism in front of veterans, school officials and their families.
Sunday gas leak blamed for unpleasant odor on Fort Leavenworth, surrounding area
January 9, 2012
Fort Leavenworth experienced a small leakage of mercaptan Sunday, which caused an unpleasant odor on Fort Leavenworth and in the surrounding community.