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Stryker soldier killed in Iraq

...Sound off on the important issues at Staff Sgt. Jonathan Rojas, 27, was killed Tuesday by small arms fire in Baghdad, Army Maj. Kirk Gohlke said. No other soldiers were injured. Rojas was assigned to the 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team. Rojas...
Photo: Spirit of the season

...annual Salvation Army kettle drive raises funds to meet food, clothing, toy and other needs during the Christmas season. Leftover funds are used to assist the needy during the winter months, according to Salvation Army Maj. Larry Fankhauser.
Capital city charities end holiday season in the black

...little bit (compared to last year), and our mail appeal looks like it is going to be up a bit as well," said Salvation Army Maj. Larry Fankhauser. "In that last week people really started coming through." During the holiday season the Salvation...
Overnight dumping creates thrift shop headaches

...Thanksgiving, he added. A sign outside the store tells people not to leave donations outside after hours. But Salvation Army Maj. Joe Huttenlocker said that since the beginning of October, the disposal bill for things "literally dumped" at the...
Missile failures dim prospects

...spokesman Rick Lehner. The 10-interceptor schedule was the maximum that could go in during 2005, not a fixed number, said Army Maj. Eric Maxon, an Alaska-based spokesman. "There's no rigid timeline for those remaining interceptors. There never...
Sharing at Thanksgiving

...with others on what otherwise would be a lonely holiday. Others just like to be part of a community event. Salvation Army Maj. Larry Fankhauser said he was impressed by the mix at his first community Thanksgiving meal. "We had political people...
Failing the US system

...failure in leadership. Tragically, this isn't the first time that visible warning signs were ignored. In November, Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan gunned down a dozen of his fellow soldiers and wounded 20 more at Fort Hood. Despite his contact...
Trained to kill

...offers insights into the military's response to Marshall's conclusion. Made with official permission of the U.S. Army, Maj. Pete Kilmer explains the objective of a technique known as reflexive fire. The training teaches soldiers to instinctively...
In Afghan Taliban birthplace, US troops step back

...just to put a road in."The commander of international forces in Kandahar and three other southern provinces, U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Robert Abrams, told reporters recently that progress in Zhari had been "astounding." Afghan forces are already...
State and local briefly

...An autopsy determined the cause of death for Ja'lon Jercorious Johnson was from multiple cranio-cerebral injuries, Army Maj. Bryan Hilferty said Thursday. Ja'lon's father is a sergeant stationed at Fort Wainwright on the outskirts of Fairbanks...


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