March 26, 1990 |
Camp Parks, a 2,268-acre reserve training center about 25 miles east of San Francisco, is "extremely vital" and should be kept open despite efforts by local officials to sell the aging base, said the commander of the U.S. Army Reserve. "It makes considerably greater sense in terms of economics and the interests of defense to retain Camp Parks as an important training facility," said Maj. Gen. William F. Ward. Rep.
November 5, 1990 |
Late last July, five days before Iraq invaded Kuwait, Lt. Col. David Evans and 568 members of his armored brigade completed a rigorous, three-week course in desert warfare in the 120-degree heat of the Army's National Training Center in California's Mojave Desert. But instead of commanding 58 M-1 tanks on the Saudi Arabian sands, Evans is coaching the undefeated high school football team in rural Dalton, Ga.
June 29, 2004 |
For the first time since Operation Desert Storm, the Army plans to announce this week an involuntary mobilization of thousands of troops from the Individual Ready Reserve, the latest signal that the service is struggling to bolster ranks stretched thin by the global war on terrorism.
May 10, 2004 |
The Wennerstrands folded up the banner that says, "Welcome Home, Derek." Barbara Landgraf told her boss she didn't need Monday off after all to paint her son's room. Julie Dickerman canceled the surprise Las Vegas vacation she had booked for her and her husband. Their soldiers weren't coming home. Not now, anyway.
January 6, 2005 |
Burdens placed on military reservists since the Sept. 11 attacks, combined with "dysfunctional" Pentagon policies, have damaged morale and retention and threaten to turn the Army Reserve into a "broken force," the commander of the Reserve told senior military leaders. Lt. Gen. James R.
February 1, 2008 |
National Guard and reserve forces remain inadequately equipped and unprepared to deal with a wide range of domestic disasters, particularly an attack with unconventional weapons, a congressional commission has concluded. In its final report, the panel said Thursday that congressional and Pentagon policymakers had been reluctant to acknowledge that the military remains the only institution that can respond quickly to natural and man-made disasters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 2007 |
The Los Angeles County district attorney's office on Monday dropped six of the most serious assault weapons charges against the student body president at East Los Angeles College after federal officials advised that some of the firearms recently found at his Monterey Park home were legal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 2004 |
Assemblyman Tom Umberg, stationed at the U.S. Naval Station in Guantanamo, Cuba, since August, came home to Santa Ana on Tuesday to give supporters the thanks usually shared on election night. Standing alongside him in a conference room in the Santa Ana Transit Center, known now as the Depot at Santa Ana, were his wife and the cardboard cutout of him that she used to campaign in his absence.
October 27, 2004 |
To understand the effect of the Army's "stop loss" (what some call the "back-door draft"), it's important to know how this sudden extension of military service affects those caught up in it. And to know that for those who volunteer to serve for a limited time -- and then are told they must continue in service long after they thought they could go home -- the issue is not partisan. It is neither Republican nor Democratic. It is not a statement for or against the U.S. mission in Iraq.