Army Sgt. Bergdahl pleading guilty to desertion, misbehavior
Middle East / National / Politics

Army Sgt. Bergdahl pleading guilty to desertion, misbehavior

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl told a military judge on Monday that he’s pleading guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. “I understand that leaving was against the law,” said Bergdahl, whose decision to walk off his remote post in Afghanistan in 2009 prompted intense search and recovery missions, during … Continue reading

Army plans Dakota Access oil pipeline environmental study
Business / National / Science / Technology

Army plans Dakota Access oil pipeline environmental study

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Army has started the process of launching a full environmental study of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline’s disputed crossing of the Missouri River in North Dakota, though a federal judge could stop the effort. The Army published a notice Wednesday of its intent to prepare an environmental impact statement … Continue reading

Local / Politics / U.S. News / Virginia

Veterans Affairs restates policy banning Confederate flags

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has restated a policy that bans the raising of Confederate flags on permanent poles in federal cemeteries, affecting dozens of burial grounds across the nation — especially in the Deep South — and further contributing to the slow death of the 19th century symbols in modern American life. The … Continue reading

Russians building army base at Syria’s Palmyra site
Business / International News / Technology

Russians building army base at Syria’s Palmyra site

BEIRUT (AP) — The Russian military is constructing a new army base in the central Syrian town of Palmyra, within the protected zone that holds the archaeological site listed by UNESCO as a world heritage site and without asking for permission from relevant authorities, an American heritage organization and a top Syrian archaeologist said Tuesday, … Continue reading

Former GOP lawyer: Military acted properly on Benghazi
Africa / National

Former GOP lawyer: Military acted properly on Benghazi

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military acted properly on the night of the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, according to leaked testimony from a retired, three-star Army general who served as chief lawyer for Republicans on the House committee investigating the attacks. Retired Army Lt. Gen. Dana Chipman “repeatedly commended the military’s actions on … Continue reading

ROTC program offers rare opportunity for officer, cadet engagement
Education / National

ROTC program offers rare opportunity for officer, cadet engagement

WASHINGTON D.C. (November 10, 2015) – More than 325 Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) cadets from colleges and universities across the District of Columbia, Virginia and Maryland, heard from 11 senior Army officers yesterday at the second Senior Leader Professional Mentorship Forum at Howard University. Junior ROTC cadets from local high schools also attended. … Continue reading

Thailand’s army-backed council rejects charter, delays polls
Asia / International News

Thailand’s army-backed council rejects charter, delays polls

  BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s military-backed legislature on Sunday rejected an unpopular draft of a new constitution, delaying a return to democracy following a coup last year. The junta-picked drafters had hoped the proposed charter would move the Southeast Asian country past almost a decade of political conflicts, but it was met with strong opposition … Continue reading

Campus Life / Education

Va. students find flooding fix for Mountain Run, park

When four Eastern View High School students learned about the recurring flooding of Mountain Run throughout Yowell Meadow Park at the intersection of Sperryville Pike and Blue Ridge Avenue, ideas to fix the problem began to flow. With the guidance of Stephanie DeNicola-Turner, education/information coordinator for the Culpeper Soil & Water Conservation District, the team’s … Continue reading