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  • Islamists: Egypt army enemy after deadly clashes

    July 8, 2013 8:26 AM

    CAIRO (AP) - Egyptian soldiers and police clashed with Islamists protesting the military's ouster of the president in bloodshed that claimed at least 40 lives, officials and witnesses said, and plunged the divided country deeper into crisis with calls by the Muslim Brotherhood's political party for all-out rebellion against the... more »
  • Cruise Cancelled After Military Orders; Couple Fights for Refund Play Video

    May 17, 2013 7:08 PM

    A military family from Carencro, stationed overseas in Germany is fighting Carnival Cruise Lines for a refund. The couple was set to go on a Mediterranean cruise but received military orders they could not leave Germany. So, should they receive a refund? After KATC made a phone call... more »
  • Army IDs Remains of Last Missing Soldier in Iraq

    February 26, 2012 3:02 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S military says it has identified the remains of the last American service member unaccounted for in Iraq. Staff Sgt. Ahmed Kousay al-Taie was an Army interpreter who was born in Iraq and lived in Ann Arbor, Mich. He was kidnapped at gunpoint in October 2006... more »
  • New Year Brings New Memorial

    December 30, 2011 10:09 PM

    The new year will bring with it a new memorial in St. Landry Parish, honoring members of all branches of the military. The site at Harry Guilbeau Road and LA-182 in Opelousas may loook like any other construction site ready for development, but this is a special one that... more »
  • Acadiana Soldier Looks Back at War in Iraq

    December 15, 2011 9:44 PM

    After nearly nine years, the Iraq war officially came to an end Thursday. Top military officials lowered the flag used by U.S. forces in Baghdad, signifying the withdrawal of troops. Staff Sergeant Jaime Angelle, of Breaux Bridge, was one of those soldiers. He just returned to the U.S. from Baghdad... more »
  • Ft. Polk trains on response to potential disasters at home

    December 9, 2011 9:40 PM

    "You can't help a hurricane coming but afterwards, yes, I think we could help a lot." That's what SSG. David Brunet of Houma had to say about the army's newest mission at Ft. Polk. For the first time, the army is training to respond to disasters at home. Imagine... more »
  • Barge Hits Lock; Saltwater Intrusion Expected

    October 13, 2011 1:58 AM

    Farmers in western Vermilion Parish are bracing for saltwater intrusion, which could threaten crawfish and rice yields in the months ahead. The intrusion is expected because of damage at the Leland Bowman Lock outside of Intracoastal City, which was hit by a barge on September 30th. "It's not too... more »
  • Family Gets Scammed into Believing Their Soldier is Dead

    August 26, 2011 7:12 PM

    Imagine hearing your solider serving overseas is dead, only later to find out, your loved one is really alive. An Opelousas family rode this emotional roller coaster and said the worst part of the whole ordeal was it was all a prank. Five months ago LaShondra Guillory left home... more »
  • Remembering Mamou Soldier

    April 1, 2011 7:45 PM

    Funeral arrangements have been made for a Mamou soldier who died Tuesday at Ft. Hood. Sgt. Randy Richard suddenly collapsed while standing in formation. His family says Richard died after a blood clot in his knee lead to a heart attack. "Randy was a very friendly person, a very... more »
  • Landry Calls Corps of Eng. "Inept" in Case of Sitting Barge

    March 29, 2011 11:43 PM

    It's been almost a year since an oil rig barge capsized in the Charenton Canal in St. Mary Parish, and today it's still there. Now parish and state leaders say they're fed up with the problem. The enormous 2,000 ton vessel has sat on it's side right in the... more »
  • Egyptian Army Starts Rounding Up Journalists

    February 3, 2011 7:48 AM

    CAIRO (AP) - The Egyptian military has started rounding up journalists, possibly for their own protection, after they came under attack from supporters of President Hosni Mubarak who have been attacking anti-government protesters. An Associated Press reporter saw a group of foreign journalists being detained by the military on a... more »
  • Ex-Army sgt. sentenced in fuel theft plot

    January 7, 2011 9:31 PM

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - A former U.S. Army staff sergeant has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison for his role in a fuel theft scheme to solicit bribes from a government contractor in Afghanistan. Twenty-six-year-old Stevan Nathan Ringo of Marrero, La., was also ordered at sentencing on... more »
  • Soldier's Body Brought Home from Afghanistan

    November 1, 2010 2:51 PM

    The body of Milton soldier Steven Dupont is now in Lafayette. Specialist Steven Dupont was killed in Afghanistan last week. His casket was escorted from the airport today to Martin and Castille funeral home Monday morning. Military, police, firefighters, family and friends honored the 20-year-old in a procession... more »
  • US Army Activates Civil Affairs Brigade in Germany

    September 17, 2010 9:39 AM

    BERLIN (AP) - The U.S. military says it has set up a new civil affairs brigade in Germany, the first to be based in Europe. The 361st Civil Affairs Brigade was activated Friday and will be headquartered in Kaiserslautern. Such units help with projects like rebuilding infrastructure and providing... more »
  • 2 Local Veterans Honored

    May 31, 2010 6:13 PM

    Two Lafayette soldiers-- Eddie Gautreau and Willie Celestine Jr.-- were honored and remembered this Memorial day at a service at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Lafayette. Eddie Gautreau was a private in the U.S. Army who fought in the Korean War. He passed away last year, but without a proper... more »
  • U.S Army Armored Vehicles

    May 11, 2010 10:38 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Textron Marine & Land Systems has agreed to build another 423 armored security vehicles for the U.S. Army. The Textron Inc. unit says the value of the contract is $461 million. The vehicles will be built at Textron's plant in New Orleans. The contract includes an... more »
  • Fort Polk Soldier Found Dead at Base

    April 15, 2010 2:33 PM

    FORT POLK, La. (AP) - A soldier based at Fort Polk has been found dead in his home on the central Louisiana Army base. Military officials say the soldier's body was found about 6 a.m. Wednesday by his wife, who called emergency personnel. The soldier... more »
  • Mock Drills Prep Acadiana Soldiers for Iraq

    February 22, 2010 1:12 PM

    Practicing for real-life situations is a key part of the soldiers' training at Camp Shelby in Mississippi. Simulations help the 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team prepare for what they could face in Iraq. "Communication is key-- make sure everyone communicates in the vehicle, my gunman and my driver,... more »
  • Salvation Army in Haiti

    January 15, 2010 3:01 PM

    The Salvation Army has had a presence in Haiti since 1950 and its personnel were affected by the earthquake and are now working to assist people in need. The Salvation operates schools, clinics, hospital, feeding programs, children's homes and church-related activities through some 60 Corps community centers across the... more »
  • Freeze Plan into Affect

    December 4, 2009 6:01 PM

    "The tough part is keeping warm and having something in your stomach," says Kyle Cooper. Cooper, who is homeless, says he has someone who takes him in when condition are tough. But, when looking for shelter from the elements, others are not as fortunate. "You could see people... more »
  • Shelter info for tonight:

    December 4, 2009 2:03 PM

    Acadiana Outreach is accepting woman and children at the Light House but they need to call first, either 289-9141 or 237-7618. Men can go to Saint Joseph's Shelter or Salvation Army
  • JC Penny and Salvation Army: Angel Giving Tree

    November 17, 2009 11:46 AM

    JCPENNEY AND THE SALVATION ARMY LAUNCH LARGEST ONLINE ANGEL GIVING TREE PROGRAM (jcp.com/angel Launches Today to Help Children and Seniors in Need This Christmas) PLANO, Texas (Dec. 17, 2009) - J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP) and The Salvation Army are joining forces this Christmas season to... more »
  • Red Kettle Volunteers Needed

    November 12, 2009 11:42 AM

    LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - The Lafayette Corps of The Salvation Army needs volunteers in the Lafayette, La. area this holiday season for its annual Red Kettle Campaign. The campaign collects funds to support local charitable services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for... more »
  • Ft. Hood Gen: Gunman went on 'measured' shooting

    November 6, 2009 8:15 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The base commander at Fort Hood says survivors of the shooting rampage have told him that the Army psychiatrist suspected in the violence carried out his gunfire in "a very calm and measured approach." Lt. Gen. Robert Cone said in a nationally broadcast interview Friday that authorities... more »
  • Homemade Helmet Liners Help Soldiers

    November 3, 2009 1:56 PM

    "Help Us Warm the Heads and Hearts of Our Soldiers" -- that is the motto of Project Helmet Liner. While U.S. soldiers are fighting for our country, some Acadiana women are helping them with homemade gear. Lafayette knitter Kim Gunniss started the project after meeting moms like Pam Frey, who... more »
  • Workshops planned for families of deploying soldiers

    October 23, 2009 8:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A series of workshops is planned for families of soldiers in the Louisiana National Guard's 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, which is to deploy in January. The purpose of the workshops is to share information with family members regarding programs and support available to them... more »
  • Corps puts about $11 M in stimulus money into La

    October 15, 2009 7:24 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Army Corps of Engineers is spending about $11 million in stimulus money on dikes along the Calcasieu River, navigation floodgates in Lafourche Parish and on the Morganza to the Gulf levee project. The corps says $9.3 million is being spent on repairing foreshore dikes on... more »

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