army http://kbia.org en Views Preview: Covering gay pride at Fort Leonard Wood http://kbia.org/post/views-preview-covering-gay-pride-fort-leonard-wood <p>On Monday, the first-ever gay pride event was held on post at Fort Leonard Wood. Command Sgt. Major Teresa King spoke at a luncheon about her journey coming out and living openly as a gay soldier in the U.S. Army.</p><p>Some would say that this is news. It's not that long ago that such an event on an military post would have been illegal. Others say there are diversity events held all the time celebrating one group or another, and it deserved no more coverage than those do.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 22:23:00 +0000 Amy Simons 55478 at http://kbia.org Views Preview: Covering gay pride at Fort Leonard Wood 885 positions to be cut at Fort Leonard Wood, reduction not as bad as expected http://kbia.org/post/885-positions-be-cut-fort-leonard-wood-reduction-not-bad-expected <p></p><p>The U.S. Army <a href="http://www.defense.gov/releases/release.aspx?releaseid=16114">announced Tuesday</a> it will eliminate 885 positions at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri as part of its plan to restructure its bases in the U.S.</p><p></p><p>The Army says it was necessary to reduce its numbers by 80,000 active duty members over the next four years because of sequestration cuts. The plan is to bring its number of active duty personnel down to 490,000 by 2017. Tue, 25 Jun 2013 21:51:58 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 36034 at http://kbia.org 885 positions to be cut at Fort Leonard Wood, reduction not as bad as expected Army plan would cut as many as 4,000 Ft. Leonard Wood troops http://kbia.org/post/army-plan-would-cut-many-4000-ft-leonard-wood-troops <p></p><p>A U.S. Army plan for possible personnel cuts could significantly affect Fort Leonard Wood and the economy in the surrounding area. Wed, 01 May 2013 18:00:51 +0000 Katy Mersmann 32980 at http://kbia.org Army plan would cut as many as 4,000 Ft. Leonard Wood troops Secret Cold War tests in St. Louis raise concerns http://kbia.org/post/secret-cold-war-tests-st-louis-raise-concerns <p>In the midst of the Cold War, the Army released chemicals into the air using motorized blowers atop a low-income housing high-rise and elsewhere in predominantly black areas of St. Louis.</p><p>The secret testing was exposed in the 1990s, but new research is now raising greater concern about the implications.</p><p>St. Louis sociology professor Lisa Martino-Taylor released her research last month. It was troubling enough that both U.S. senators from Missouri wrote to the secretary of the Army demanding answers, including whether radioactive testing was performed.</p> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 16:05:18 +0000 Associated Press 22269 at http://kbia.org Volunteers honor Sterling Wyatt and his family http://kbia.org/post/volunteers-honor-sterling-wyatt-and-his-family <p>Scores of people showed up to Shepard Boulevard Elementary in Columbia Friday afternoon to line the streets with American flags along the route to the home of the family of Sterling Wyatt, who was killed by an IED in Afghanistan Wednesday. Wyatt’s family is expected to return home Friday night after retrieving his body. Listen to the audio postcard above to hear from those at the event, including Wyatt's grandmother. Fri, 13 Jul 2012 21:40:01 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 17532 at http://kbia.org Volunteers honor Sterling Wyatt and his family Two Columbia soldiers have died this week http://kbia.org/post/two-columbia-soldiers-have-died-week <p>Two Columbia military members have died in the last five days. Thu, 12 Jul 2012 22:18:00 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 17466 at http://kbia.org Two Columbia soldiers have died this week