military http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Nike Missile Launch Site In Southern Illinois Can Be Yours For The Highest Bid http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nike-missile-launch-site-southern-illinois-can-be-yours-highest-bid <p>Real estate broker Wayne Keller is showing another curious “looky loo” around an unusual property: the launch area of a Nike missile base that was constructed more than 50 years ago in the countryside of Southern Illinois.</p><p>From atop this peaceful hill in Monroe County, the U.S. Army once kept eyes on the skies, ready to blast Hercules missiles at Soviet bombers headed for St. Louis, about 30 miles to the northwest.</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 21:50:54 +0000 Mary Delach Leonard 37378 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nike Missile Launch Site In Southern Illinois Can Be Yours For The Highest Bid Columnist, Military Wife Hopes Her New Book Gives Civilians Insight On Military Life http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/columnist-military-wife-hopes-her-new-book-gives-civilians-insight-military-life <p>Author and columnist Terri Barnes now calls O’Fallon, Ill. home. But that is a recent designation determined by her husband’s transfer to Scott Air Force Base last August. First the daughter and now the wife of a career military man, she estimates O’Fallon is her family's seventeenth hometown.</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 02:09:52 +0000 Camille Phillips & Amanda Honigfort 34156 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Columnist, Military Wife Hopes Her New Book Gives Civilians Insight On Military Life Politically Speaking: Treasurer Zweifel On Tax Credits, Military Matters And Political Futures http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/politically-speaking-treasurer-zweifel-tax-credits-military-matters-and-political-futures <p>Every week, St. Louis Public Radio's Chris McDaniel, Jo&nbsp;Mannies&nbsp;and Jason&nbsp;Rosenbaum talk about the week’s politics. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Note: You can&nbsp;</span><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/politically-speaking/id775890522" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">subscribe to us on iTunes</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;now.</span></p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 03:11:07 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum, Chris McDaniel & Jo Mannies 34161 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Politically Speaking: Treasurer Zweifel On Tax Credits, Military Matters And Political Futures Blunt, McCaskill Step Up Concerns About Proposed National Guard Cuts http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/blunt-mccaskill-step-concerns-about-proposed-national-guard-cuts <p>Missouri’s two U.S. senators – Republican Roy Blunt and Democrat Claire McCaskill – are joining forces as they raise concerns about the Defense Department’s proposed cuts in spending for the National Guard.</p><p>The trims would have a $34 million economic impact on Missouri through 2016, Blunt told reporters Thursday. The reduced spending would primarily affect Guard operations in Springfield, Warrensburg and St. Joseph, he said.</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 21:34:27 +0000 Jo Mannies 34050 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Blunt, McCaskill Step Up Concerns About Proposed National Guard Cuts Col. Edwin A. Harper: Member of World War II Black Sheep Squadron; earned two Purple Hearts http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/col-edwin-harper-member-world-war-ii-black-sheep-squadron-earned-two-purple-hearts <p>Col. Edwin A. Harper (USMC, Retired), the next to last survivor of the fabled World War II “Black Sheep Squadron” and later the commander of a squadron of fighter pilots poised to strike during the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, has died at his home in Lake Saint Louis. He was 93.</p><p>Col. Harper’s life was the stuff of which movies are made, or at least TV shows. The Black Sheep Squadron was immortalized by the highly fictionalized 1970s television series,<em> Baa Baa Black Sheep</em>. Col. Harper was not bothered that the raucous series strayed so far from the facts.</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 17:15:50 +0000 Gloria S. Ross 33835 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Col. Edwin A. Harper: Member of World War II Black Sheep Squadron; earned two Purple Hearts St. Louisans Recall War Hero Lauded During State Of The Union Address http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louisans-recall-war-hero-lauded-during-state-union-address <p>Dear Sgt. 1<sup>st</sup> Class Cory Remsburg:</p><p>St. Louis says, “Hi.”</p><p>With tweets and Facebook posts and all manner of website shout-outs, St. Louisans have been sending well wishes to Sgt. Remsburg, the Army Ranger who was lauded for his determination and courage by President Barack Obama during Tuesday’s State of the Union address.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 22:15:14 +0000 Mary Delach Leonard 33339 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louisans Recall War Hero Lauded During State Of The Union Address Blunt, McCaskill Introduce Legislation To Protect Sexual Assault Victims In The Military http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/blunt-mccaskill-introduce-legislation-protect-sexual-assault-victims-military <p>Missouri U.S. Senators Roy Blunt and Claire&nbsp;McCaskill introduced bipartisan legislation yesterday to protect sexual assault victims in the military from aggressive pretrial proceedings.&nbsp;</p><p>The bill, whose cosponsors include Democrat Barbara Boxer of California and Republican Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, amends Article 32 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, which details pretrial investigations.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 19:16:34 +0000 Kate Essig 31213 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Blunt, McCaskill Introduce Legislation To Protect Sexual Assault Victims In The Military Southern Illinois Congressman Enyart Looks To Spur Biofuels In Air Force http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/southern-illinois-congressman-enyart-looks-spur-biofuels-air-force <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Illinois Congressman Bill </span>Enyart<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is announcing new legislation to support biofuels used in the military.</span></p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 21:46:55 +0000 Chris McDaniel 29948 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Southern Illinois Congressman Enyart Looks To Spur Biofuels In Air Force McCaskill To Officials On POW/MIA Reforms: 'Get It Frickin' Done' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mccaskill-officials-powmia-reforms-get-it-frickin-done <p>Defense officials say the Pentagon's inspector general will investigate allegations of waste and misuse taxpayer funds by a military-led unit that's responsible for accounting for POWs and MIAs.</p><p>The investigation comes in response to an internal Pentagon report that said the Joint POW-MIA Accounting Command's search for remains on old battlefields is so inept, mismanaged and wasteful that it risks descending from dysfunction to total failure.</p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 21:42:38 +0000 Bill Raack & The Associated Press 28733 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org McCaskill To Officials On POW/MIA Reforms: 'Get It Frickin' Done' Military Readiness, Local Economy A Concern As Scott AFB Deals With Impacts Of Sequestration http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/military-readiness-local-economy-concern-scott-afb-deals-impacts-sequestration <p>About 5,100 civilian workers at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois are being forced to take-off 11 unpaid days, as are civilian employees at military installations throughout the Department of Defense.&nbsp; The furloughs begin July 8 and are a result of the automatic federal spending cuts known as sequestration.</p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 22:00:53 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 27070 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Military Readiness, Local Economy A Concern As Scott AFB Deals With Impacts Of Sequestration