afghanistan http://kbia.org en Nixon visits National Guard members in Afghanistan http://kbia.org/post/nixon-visits-national-guard-members-afghanistan <div style="margin:0 0 10pt 0;"><p></p><p><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;"><font face="Arial,sans-serif" size="4"><span style="font-size:14pt;">Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is in Afghanistan visiting members of the Missouri National Guard who won’t be home for the holidays.&nbsp; </span></font></span></font></p> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 14:01:34 +0000 Marshall Griffin 25524 at http://kbia.org Nixon visits National Guard members in Afghanistan Fort Leonard Wood welcomes home 463rd Military Police Company http://kbia.org/post/fort-leonard-wood-welcomes-home-463rd-military-police-company <p>Sixty army troops returned home to Fort Leonard Wood from their deployment in Afghanistan.</p><p> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 20:53:33 +0000 Meredith Turk & Viktorija Mickute 21500 at http://kbia.org Fort Leonard Wood welcomes home 463rd Military Police Company Soldier surprises kids with early return http://kbia.org/post/soldier-surprises-kids-early-return <p>One mid-Missouri soldier has returned home early from his deployment to Afghanistan. Yesterday, Sergeant Major Mike Lederle attended a flag presentation assembly at Southern Boone High School. But the soldier’s presence was a surprise for&nbsp; his 9<sup>th</sup> and 11<sup>th</sup> graders who attended the assembly.</p><p>The moment was seconds away, but Sergeant Major Lederle was ready for battle. His boots were tied, his gear was perfectly rolled and tucked in, and his posture was stoic. But this time, it wasn’t an enemy he was confronting, it was anticipation.</p> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 17:12:22 +0000 Daina Schnese 21112 at http://kbia.org Soldier surprises kids with early return GALLERY: Ashland Soldier surprises kids with early return home http://kbia.org/post/gallery-ashland-soldier-surprises-kids-early-return-home <p>Sergeant Major Mike Lederle surprised his children at their school in Ashland Wednesday afternoon. His 9<sup>th </sup>and 11<sup>th </sup>graders, Trinten and Samantha, thought they were just attending a flag presentation assembly at Southern Boone County high School. But during the ceremony, their father – who they thought was still on deployment to Afghanistan – walked out to greet them with a hug. Wed, 12 Sep 2012 23:25:51 +0000 KBIA Staff 21074 at http://kbia.org GALLERY: Ashland Soldier surprises kids with early return home Groups line streets of Columbia to honor Army soldier Sterling Wyatt http://kbia.org/post/groups-line-streets-columbia-honor-army-soldier-sterling-wyatt <p>Groups of supporters lined the streets of Columbia from the regional airport to the city&rsquo;s downtown today, in honor of&nbsp; fallen Army soldier Sterling Wyatt, a Columbia native who was killed July 11th&nbsp;while on patrol in Afghanistan.</p><p>Columbia citizens lined Stadium Boulevard and Broadway this morning with hanging heads and waving flags to greet&nbsp;the funeral procession&nbsp;carrying Wyatt&#39;s body from Columbia Regional Airport to the funeral home.</p> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 20:43:13 +0000 Abby Spudich 17866 at http://kbia.org Groups line streets of Columbia to honor Army soldier Sterling Wyatt Gov. Nixon sees off MO National Guard team http://kbia.org/post/gov-nixon-sees-mo-national-guard-team <p>Members of a Missouri National Guard Agribusiness Development Team have received a sendoff from Gov. Jay Nixon as they prepare for deployment to Afghanistan. Fri, 09 Mar 2012 23:10:13 +0000 Associated Press 10294 at http://kbia.org Gov. Nixon sees off MO National Guard team Assessing the US-Uzbek relationship http://kbia.org/post/assessing-us-uzbek-relationship <p>Advocates of media freedom and human rights say conditions are getting worse under Uzbek President Islam Karimov&rsquo;s authoritarian rule. The last international monitor, Human Rights Watch, was evicted last year.&nbsp;</p><div> Fri, 17 Feb 2012 00:29:57 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 8974 at http://kbia.org Assessing the US-Uzbek relationship