News about the military and veterans

Veterans find success, healing through writing
November 2, 2011
Three U.S. military veterans shared their experiences Saturday, Oct. 29, during the Veterans’ Pen Celebration at the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, Mo.
Parade group looking for oldest living WWII vet in Leavenworth County
October 27, 2011
The Leavenworth County Veterans Day Parade Committee is searching for the oldest living World War II veteran in Leavenworth County, and it’s asking for help from county residents.
Lansing to dedicate Veterans Memorial
October 26, 2011
A new monument built to honor those who have served in the nation’s military will be dedicated in ceremonies Saturday, Nov. 5.
Fifth-graders’ bake sales raising money for wreaths on veterans’ graves
October 19, 2011
Basehor Intermediate School fifth-graders are raising money for the Wreaths Across America program with a series of bake sales, starting today.
Fort Leavenworth to induct class into hall Thursday
October 5, 2011
The U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth will induct four graduates into its International Hall of Fame this week, including three chief generals and one defense minister from four different countries.
Moran accepting applications for U.S. service academies
September 15, 2011
U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., is now accepting applications for nominations to the U.S. service academies.
10 years after 9/11, Basehor resident recalls staying home from Pentagon that day
September 8, 2011
If it had happened just a few days earlier, Dan Stueckemann might have been there.
Worker trapped in wall collapse at Fort Leavenworth taken to area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries
10:41 a.m., August 29, 2011 Updated 04:20 p.m.
Crews responding to a wall collapse at the old U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth have rescued a trapped worker, a spokeswoman for the fort says.
Lansing residents graduate from Air Force training
August 29, 2011
Two Lansing residents recently completed basic Air Force training.
Johnson County native to pilot war plane at this weekend’s air show
August 19, 2011
A Johnson County native and Kansas University graduate will be at the helm of a high-powered plane during the headline act of this weekend’s Kansas City Aviation Expo and Air Show.
BLHS graduate completes Air Force training
August 11, 2011
A 2010 Basehor-Linwood High School graduate has completed U.S. Air Force basic training and technical school.
Concerns raised about overhead costs of Tonganoxie-based nonprofit Purple Heart Veterans Foundation
August 7, 2011
Is Andrew Gruber operating a well-orchestrated, multistate scheme for his and his family’s benefit? Or is his work a well-meaning — but inefficient — attempt to help others?
Basehor VFW Post changing events schedule
August 3, 2011
The Basehor VFW Post has announced changes to its regular schedule of activities, instituting regular bingo nights twice per month and reducing its Saturday breakfasts to also be twice per month.
Burials honor Civil War, World War I veterans
July 28, 2011
The honors bestowed on the 14 veterans buried Tuesday were long overdue.