Afghanistan

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon listens to residents and faith and community leaders as they discuss unrest in the town of Ferguson following the shooting death of Michael Brown during a forum held at Christ the King UCC Church on Aug. 14, 2014 in Florissant, Mo. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Nixon Joins Other Governors in Afghanistan for Counterterrorism Briefings

The U.S. Department of Defense picked an unusual time for a delegation of governors to take a tour of Afghanistan. Among those governors is Missouri’s Jay Nixon.

09/29/2014

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is meeting with Maj. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, Commander of the 10th Mountain Division and Regional Command - East at Bagram AFB Afghanistan, aand plans to visit with Missouri National Guard units deployed in Afghanistan on September 28, 2014. (photo: Gov. Nixon's office)

Gov. Nixon Meeting With Mo. Troops In Afghanistan

State’s chief executive officer says trip will help him better understand national security issues

09/28/2014

UPI/Bill Greenblatt file photo

Gov. Nixon’s In Afghanistan

Four U.S. governors made surprise visit, invited by Secretary of Defense Hagel

09/27/2014

A soldier salutes the flag. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Nebraska Man Killed During 3rd Tour In Afghanistan

A 30-year-old Army staff sergeant from Nebraska man is being remembered as a devoted family man after his death in Afghanistan.

07/27/2014

Pamela Toppen (L) gets a hug after the remains of her son Pfc. Aaron Toppen were loaded into a hearse after arriving at Midway Airport on a charter aircraft from Dover Air Force Base on June 21, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Toppen, 19, was killed alongside four other American Soldiers and an Afghan soldier in a friendly fire airstrike during a firefight earlier this month in Afghanistan.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Fallen Ill. Soldier Brought Home

Army PFC Aaron Toppen’s family accompanied hearse from airport to funeral home.

06/22/2014

Pfc. Matthew H. Walker/U.S. Army

Missouri Soldier to Be Laid to Rest

The funeral for 20-year-old Pfc. Matthew Walker is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at Manchester United Methodist Church in Hillsboro.

06/16/2014

Pfc. Matthew H. Walker/U.S. Army

Hillsboro Native Killed In Afghanistan

Pfc Matthew Walker’s unit was attacked by enemy fire, says U.S. Department of Defense

06/06/2014

Fort Leonard Wood

Sergeant Accused of Sexual Assault in Missouri, Afghanistan

Prosecutors say Staff Sgt. Angel Sanchez threatened his victims, telling at least one that she would be kicked out of the Army if she didn’t go along.

05/29/2014

Jerry Umanos

Chicago Doctor Among Those Killed in Afghanistan

Dr. Jerry Umanos was dedicated to helping poor children, volunteering in Afghanistan to train young doctors.

04/24/2014

Segs 4 Vets president Jerry Kerr speaks with some of America's wounded warriors who are about to receive new Segways on February 8, 2014 in St. Louis. (KMOX/Brad Choat)

Segs 4 Vets Making a Difference Around the Country

St. Louis based non-profit helps severely-injured disabled combat veterans increase their quality of life.

02/09/2014

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