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Scott AFB and Fort Leonard Wood Fight Off Military Closures

Missouri officials breathed a sigh of relief in June when the Army announced that instead of losing up to 5,000 personnel, Fort Leonard Wood was losing 774.

08/31/2015

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Trial to Begin for Air Force Sergeant on Sex Assault Charges

David Lawrence Helm is in military court with desertion, on top of accusations of sexual assault of a minor.

08/24/2015

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VA Probes Report of Patio, Stairs Use of Military Headstones

The federal Department of Veterans Affairs’ inspector general is investigating reports that a southern Missouri patio and staircase is made out of military gravestones.

08/18/2015

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TriWest Healthcare Plans to Hire 500 People in Kansas City

An Arizona-based health care services company for the military plans to open a service center in Kansas City and hire 500 employees.

07/31/2015

Korean War veterans salute during opening ceremonies of the Veterans Day parade at Soldiers Memorial in downtown St. Louis on November 10, 2012. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

VA Summit to Include Over 50 Job Agencies for Veterans

An event in St. Louis on Saturday promises more than 50 job service agencies looking to help military veterans find employment.

07/17/2015

Veterans march past signs, cheering people and waving flags during a parade in St. Louis on January 28, 2012. Thousands of people lined a parade route in downtown St. Louis for the nation’s first parade to honor those who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

500 Jobs for Veterans Available at St. Louis VA Job Fair

Department of Defense and the Veterans Association of St. Louis organized the event on July 18 at the Chaifetz Arena.

07/15/2015

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Fort Leonard Wood to See Reduction of 774 Troops

Although Fort Leonard Wood will lose about 15 percent of its active-duty troops in the next two years, the Army reductions announced Thursday could have been much worse.

07/09/2015

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Illinois Group Sends Pizzas To Troops Overseas

Pizzas4Patriots arranged for 5,000 to be sent to Afghanistan & 1,000 to Kuwait

07/04/2015

TAJI, IRAQ - APRIL 12:  U.S. Army trainers watch as Iraqi Army recruits train at a military base on April 12, 2015 in Taji, Iraq. Members of the U.S. Army's 5-73 CAV, 3BCT, 82nd Airborne Division are teaching soldiers from the newly-formed 15th Division of the Iraqi Army, as the Iraqi government launches offensives to try to recover territory lost to ISIS last year. U.S. forces, currently operating in 5 large bases throught Iraq, are training thousands of Iraqi Army combat troops, trying to rebuild a force they had origninally trained before the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq in 2010.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Belleville’s Military Boots Contract Saved by Failed Bill

The Belleville Boot Company employs 750 people nationwide and has manufactured military boots since World War 1.

06/18/2015

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Purple Heart Medal Returns to WWII Soldier’s Family

A lost Purple Heart medal was returned to the family of World War II veteran, William T. Brewer.

05/28/2015

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