News about the military and veterans

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.
Fort Leavenworth honors unclaimed war veterans
July 26, 2011
Sun Rodgers of Leavenworth and Betty Wright of Shawnee cried and clung together during Tuesday’s funeral service at Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery.
Leadership changes coming to Fort Leavenworth
July 21, 2011
Fort Leavenworth is losing its top commander to the peacekeeping mission in Iraq while his replacement is set to arrive from Colorado.
Basehor Rustlers 4-H club to raise money for VFW Post with car wash Saturday
July 14, 2011
The Basehor Rustlers 4-H club will have a car wash fundraiser Saturday to raise funds for the Basehor VFW Post 11499.
Officer Candidate School in Salina to welcome return of alumni
July 11, 2011
The Officer Candidate School in Salina is inviting alumni from the program to help celebrate a landmark anniversary later this summer.
Basehor VFW Post announces new officers
July 7, 2011
The Basehor VFW Post 11499 has announced its newly elected officers for 2011-12.
Photos: Fourth of July in Basehor
July 5, 2011
Visitors filled the parking lot and surrounded the football field at Basehor-Linwood High School on Monday night, taking seats on folding chairs or truck beds in anticipation of the fireworks show that would cap off the festivities.
Fort Leavenworth pays respects to fallen soldier
June 30, 2011
Fort Leavenworth paid honors Tuesday to Staff Sgt. Jeremy Katzenberger, who was killed in Paktika, Afghanistan.
Basehor VFW performing flag ceremony before Falcon Lakes July 4 tournament
June 30, 2011
Members of the Basehor VFW Post 11499 will perform a flag-raising ceremony early Monday morning to kick off a July 4 golf tournament at Falcon Lakes Golf Club in Basehor.
Leavenworth native reaches national finals of Army Reserve Best Warrior contest
June 29, 2011
Staff Sgt. Max Rees wandered through a Wisconsin forest at 4 a.m. last week, no other people in sight. He was glad to be there.
Fort Leavenworth family awaits August reunion with father deployed to Iraq
June 29, 2011
This Fourth of July, one Fort Leavenworth family will have its eyes on another date, a date that will bring the end of time-zone calculations, online video chats and traced outlines of growing children shipped overseas: the Fifth of August.
Indictment: Fake war hero took work from true vets
12:00 a.m., June 22, 2011 Updated 12:00 a.m.
A business owner’s allegedly erroneously awarded multi-million-dollar construction contracts may have included a major project at Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery.