Military

Suicide rates among Marines, Navy reached 10-year high in 2018

Many of the cases are young Marines who have not been deployed overseas nor been in combat, a situation that has also been seen in other military branches.

  Former Huntsville school superintendent confirmed as Army assistant secretary

WWII veteran receives thousands of birthday cards from all 50 states, 10 countries

Update on public access to Redstone Arsenal

Nation’s oldest World War II veteran, Richard Overton, dies at 112

Redstone Arsenal’s new bike policy geared towards safety

Shutdown won’t impact Redstone Arsenal as a whole, NASA workers could be affected

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  2019 brings new rules for getting through Redstone Arsenal’s gates

Veteran denied surgery for rare condition that causes constant pain, severe weight loss

World War II vet wants cards for his 96th birthday

Local WWII vet celebrates 102nd birthday

Redstone Arsenal rings in the holidays with sparkling tree displays

Redstone Arsenal’s workforce expected to grow to 50K

  Redstone Arsenal’s Wellness Center gets big face-lift

Metabolic, fitness and body composition assessments will be offered for the first time using a variety of methods.

‘Wreaths for Veterans’ honors thousands of heroes this holiday season

Over 3,000 Christmas wreaths prepared by the volunteers will go on the grave sites of local veterans.

A Vietnam veteran died with no family, so other vets stepped up to remember him

The community also provided the funeral home with the proper paperwork to ensure the Marine veteran got military honors at the service.

Madison WWII veteran saw the horrors of Pearl Harbor, D-Day firsthand

He survived both attacks unscathed.

  Rain didn’t put a damper on efforts to honor TN Valley veterans

Unsung hero, Vietnam vet discusses unknown elite veterans group

Huntsville Veterans Day Parade canceled due to inclement weather

Hall of Heroes: Decorated Vietnam veteran shares life lessons from long Army career

Hall of Heroes: Army veteran continues to make a difference for his country at USASAC

Hall of Heroes: Captain Gamble inspires future generation of pilots after legendary flying career

  Huntsville welcomes Wounded Warriors for weeklong celebration

The veterans will be treated to a fishing tournament and the Marine Corps Birthday Ball, among other events.

Hall of Heroes: Sandy Weand continues to serve his community after incredible Army career

Weand is a master aviator who was in the Army for three decades and fought in Vietnam. His career culminated in missile defense work at Redstone Arsenal.

Wreaths for Veterans will happen Nov 14 & 15

Wreaths for Veterans places 3500-3600 Christmas wreaths on the graves of veterans at both Maple Hill Cemetery and Valhalla Memorial Gardens.

Special look at “gems” inside U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum

The U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum on Airport Road in Huntsville has a collection of amazing artifacts that showcase our nation’s military history.

Hall of Heroes: David McLawhorn’s life changed by helicopter crash

McLawhorn has a Distinguished Flying Cross and a Purple Heart from a mission that nearly took his life.

Hall of Heroes: Galen Rosher reflects on his amazing contributions to Army aviation

Rosher had a hand in the development and testing of the Black Hawk, Apache and Comanche helicopters.

  Chaffee Elementary School student gets special surprise

U.S. Army Sgt. Desiree Lancey surprised her son at Chaffee Elementary School.

Northwest Shoals Community College to hold Veterans Day tributes on both campuses

Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) will hold Veterans Day Tributes on the Phil Campbell and Shoals Campuses next week to honor the men and women of the United States Armed Forces.

The Wall That Heals arrives in Huntsville with huge welcome

Volunteers worked tirelessly for two years to bring the wall back to Huntsville and it means a lot to local veterans to have it in the Rocket City this week.

With evidence of Russian buildup in European foothold, US military is at the ready

With concern that Russia is upgrading its capabilities at NATO’s doorstep, the U.S. is increasingly on guard.

Medal of Honor awarded to Sgt. Maj. John Canley, who saved fellow Marines during Vietnam battle

Canley fended off numerous attacks during the Battle of Hue and repeatedly charged across fire-swept battle grounds to take wounded marines to safety.

Lt. Gen. Laura Richardson becomes first woman to lead largest command in US Army

The command Richardson will lead, United States Army Forces Command, is composed of 776,000 soldiers.

Pentagon reveals cyber breach of travel records

The Pentagon says there has been a cyber breach of Defense Department travel records that compromised the personal information of military and civilian personnel

Army Materiel Command leading the charge in equipment modernization efforts

In November, AMC is going to move 10,000 pieces of equipment from Southwest Asia, including Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait. It will come back to the United States to different depots where crews will overhaul it and then get it back out to Army units.

Wreath making underway for graves of AL veterans

The Wreaths for Veterans organization is preparing to place wreaths on the graves of veterans laid to rest at Maple Hill and Valhalla cemeteries.

‘Lowest level of humanity’: Man allegedly urinates on flags in veterans cemetery

Police are investigating, and the mayor says he’s confident anyone found guilty will be held “fully responsible for these despicable actions.”

Remains of sailor killed at Pearl Harbor to return to Alabama

The remains of Water Tender 2nd Class Edgar D. Gross, an Athens native, will return home to Alabama 76 years after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

North Alabama company gets big Army order for revolutionary antennas

Big economic news for a growing Huntsville company! GATR Technologies announced today that it's received more than $55 million dollars in orders to deliver its inflatable satellite antennas to the Army.

Passport issues: Texas veteran born at home faces citizenship scrutiny

More than two months after Daniel Jimenez applied for the passport, the State Department sent him a letter saying it cannot accept his birth certificate.

Veterans Day Parade Registration

Register now for the 2018 Veterans Day Parade.

The Latest: Horse-drawn caisson carries McCain's casket

McCain's widow, other family members join friends and admirers to mourn the longtime senator at the U.S. Naval Academy cemetery

McCain Notebook: Tributes, memories, tears, civility lessons

McCain Notebook: Tribute in Washington includes memories, tears and lessons in civility

  Redstone Lanes gets new look, new technology

Redstone Arsenal's popular bowling alley has received a major facelift!

Redstone Arsenal highlights Anti-terrorism Awareness Month

Redstone Arsenal is beefing up education and asking workers to remain alert in order to protect from a potential terror attack.

Redstone Arsenal team leading project for Army's newest drones

The Army is looking to the future and revamping both its manned and unmanned aircraft fleets. Work is underway on Redstone Arsenal to develop the latest and greatest drones.

Redstone engineer becomes 1st black female pilot for AL National Guard

A Huntsville woman has made military history.

Work on Redstone Arsenal's main gate to enter new phase

Upgrades continue at Redstone Arsenal's busiest gate and the Gate 9 widening project will soon enter a new phase.

Missing Alabama Army Reserve soldier found dead in Florida

A missing Army Reserve specialist with north Alabama ties has been found dead.

Rep. Brooks pitches Space Force headquarters at Redstone Arsenal

Rep. Mo Brooks urged government officials to bring Space Force to Redstone Arsenal.

Redstone Test Center now making snow to find the best gear for troops

The U.S. Army Redstone Test Center has a 'cool' new test capability – producing snow!

Army Contracting Command gets new but familiar leader

The U.S. Army Contracting Command underwent a change of leadership this week as their commander marked his retirement and passed the torch to another proven leader.

Digital forensics in the Tennessee Valley: A WAFF 48 special report

A new lab is making it easier for authorities across the region to track and attack crimes like ID theft, skimming and child pornography.

Death reported at Redstone Arsenal

Redstone Arsenal officials confirm there was a death at a housing unit on Wednesday.

Army Materiel Command band preps for final concert

The Army Materiel Command band is gearing up for their final performance!