military

U.S. House Republicans probe DEI policies in the military

BY: - January 12, 2024

WASHINGTON — Republican U.S. House lawmakers, led by Rep. Glenn Grothman of Wisconsin, conducted a hearing Thursday to examine the possibility that “wokeness” hurts U.S. military readiness and effectiveness. The winding, over two-hour hearing by a subpanel of the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability broached topics including, but not limited to, recruitment, benefits for […]

Remains of Army helicopter pilot Shane Barnes of Hopkinsville found in Mediterranean Sea

BY: - December 22, 2023

The remains of Chief Warrant Officer 2 Shane Barnes, of Hopkinsville — and two other special operations soldiers who died when their Blackhawk helicopter crashed on Nov. 10 — have been recovered from the Mediterranean Sea, U.S. military officials and the Barnes family said. A team of Navy and Army personnel, along with deep-ocean salvage […]

Defense bill paves way for ‘new missions’ at Blue Grass Army Depot, says McConnell

BY: - December 14, 2023

The newly passed national defense act “lays the groundwork for Blue Grass Army Depot to take on new missions,” said U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, who called for “ramping up production of defense materials at installations” like the 14,600-acre site in Madison County. The depot housed the United States’ last stockpile of chemical weapons, the last […]

Hmong veterans of the Vietnam War would receive Congressional Gold Medal under push by lawmakers

BY: - December 5, 2023

WASHINGTON — Members of Wisconsin’s congressional delegation are leading a bipartisan effort to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Hmong veterans of the Vietnam War. During the Vietnam War, the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency recruited the Hmong people as soldiers to help combat communism’s spread through Southeast Asia. The Hmong, who lived and worked as […]

A soldier’s death leaves his family rooted in the Kentucky town he chose

BY: - December 1, 2023

HOPKINSVILLE — More than 6,000 miles from home, U.S. Army helicopter pilot Shane Barnes texted with his wife, Samantha, about her weekend plans in Hopkinsville with their girls, Amelia, who is 5, and Katherine, who will be 2 in a few months. It was Friday, Nov. 10, the day before Veterans Day. Samantha told Shane […]