Army http://nwpr.org en NW Soldier Death in California Highlights Training Accidents http://nwpr.org/post/nw-soldier-death-california-highlights-training-accidents <p>The death of a Washington-based soldier over the weekend highlights the danger of training for war. Private Andrew Sass was killed Saturday in an incident at the National Training Center in California.</p><p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 00:01:55 +0000 Austin Jenkins 47950 at http://nwpr.org NW Soldier Death in California Highlights Training Accidents Combat Vet With PTSD Booted From Army, Barred From Healthcare http://nwpr.org/post/combat-vet-ptsd-booted-army-barred-healthcare SALEM, Ore. – In Salem, a former Army staff sergeant named Jarrid Starks has run out of the medications that keep him stable. He has severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other mental and physical wounds of war. But he’s currently not eligible for veterans’ health benefits that would include prescription refills. That’s because Starks was kicked out of the Army for bad behavior. He’s far from alone. Correspondent Austin Jenkins has this story in collaboration with the Seattle Times. <p> Jarrid Starks joined the Army right out of high school with dreams of a 20-year career. Mon, 13 Aug 2012 13:03:32 +0000 Austin Jenkins 13332 at http://nwpr.org Combat Vet With PTSD Booted From Army, Barred From Healthcare Northwest War Casualties Mount As Fighting Season Heats Up http://nwpr.org/post/northwest-war-casualties-mount-fighting-season-heats <p>The summer fighting season in Afghanistan continues to claim the lives of Northwest soldiers. So far this year, 19 soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord have been killed. The Army announced the latest death over the weekend. Correspondent Austin Jenkins has more. Mon, 16 Jul 2012 13:51:03 +0000 Austin Jenkins 11692 at http://nwpr.org Northwest War Casualties Mount As Fighting Season Heats Up Umatilla Depot Closure Plans Might Soon Be Back In the Hands Of Locals http://nwpr.org/post/umatilla-depot-closure-plans-might-soon-be-back-hands-locals <p style="text-align: left; widows: 2; text-transform: none; background-color: rgb(255,255,255); margin-top: 10px; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font: small/19px 'Trebuchet MS', Verdana, sans-serif; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; margin-bottom: 10px; color: rgb(0,0,0); word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px">A congressional rescue looks like it will put plans to repurpose the Umatilla Chemical Depot back on track. All the chemical weapons at the 20,000 acre Army post in northeast Oregon have been destroyed.</p> Wed, 14 Dec 2011 20:35:41 +0000 Reed Michaelsen 12 at http://nwpr.org Umatilla Depot Closure Plans Might Soon Be Back In the Hands Of Locals