Army

City of Montgomery Honors Veterans for Veterans Day

The Veterans Day ceremony was held at the Union Station Train Shed and began with a Fly over by the Alabama Air National guard and a 21 Gun Salute. The speakers at the event were Mayor Steven L. Reed, Lieutenant General James B. Hecker, Adjutant General of Alabama Major General Sheryl E. Gordon, WWI Commissioner Monique Seefried. After the speakers…

Army Officials Encourage Residents to Enlist

Officials from the United States Army are encouraging Alabamians to consider enlisting. Anyone qualified and at least 17 years old, can join the army. Officials say the army provides over 150 opportunities for you to accomplish your goals. “If they have any goals or anything they want to obtain I will show them how to army can definitely help them…

Troy Football adds Four-Game Series with Army to the Schedule

TROY, Ala. – Troy continued to fill out its future football schedules with the addition of a four-game series against Army West Point, Troy Director of Athletics Brent Jones announced Friday. Troy will host the Black Knights in 2022 and 2031, while the Trojans will travel to West Point in 2023 and 2030. “This is a dynamic series not only for…

Montgomery Students Among Hundreds of Army Recruits Sworn-In from Outer Space

Two future soldiers from Montgomery’s Sidney Lanier High School made their commitment to the U.S. Army official on Wednesday in a ceremony that was “out of this world”. For the first time-ever, the U.S. Army held a held a live enlistment ceremony that was broadcast from outer space.  More than 800 future service members across the country tuned in to…

Official: One-third of Calls to VA Suicide Hotline Roll Over

More than one-third of calls to a suicide hotline for troubled veterans are not being answered by front-line staffers because of poor work habits and other problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs. That’s according to the hotline’s former director, who complained in emails that some workers handle fewer than five calls per day and leave before their shifts end…

For Memorial Day, New Stamps Showing Service Cross Medals

Source: USPS The U.S. Postal Service is marking Memorial Day by issuing new stamps showing the Service Cross Medals. They are among the nation’s highest military honors. The Postal Service dedicated the stamps at a ceremony Monday at the World Stamp Show-NY. The once-a-decade stamp show is happening in New York City. Officially titled “Honoring Extraordinary Heroism: The Service Cross…