Military

Photos from rural America’s veteran heartland
Photos from rural America’s veteran heartland
These Nevada counties outrank almost anywhere else in the country for per capita veteran populations.
After a national scandal, New Mexico’s veterans health care is looking up
After a national scandal, New Mexico’s veterans health care is looking up
Veterans are getting faster care, but new programs aren’t reaching everyone.
A new generation of warriors for the wild
A new generation of warriors for the wild
Sierra Club rec head Stacy Bare sees a role for veterans in conservation.
Latest: After 26 years, a settlement over Rocky Flats plutonium contamination
Latest: After 26 years, a settlement over Rocky Flats plutonium contamination
The site near Denver was once home to a nuclear weapons plant.
The Greatest Generation at its worst
The Greatest Generation at its worst
A review of ‘Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese American Internment in World War II,’ by Richard Reeves.
Washington state sues feds over worker safety at Hanford
Washington state sues feds over worker safety at Hanford
A watchdog group also filed, citing 'toxic roulette' for workers at the former nuclear facility.
A military proposal to use more public lands riles locals in Washington
A military proposal to use more public lands riles locals in Washington
Residents worry about helicopters landing regularly near trails, campgrounds and wildlife.
Military and enviros align in Arizona's public lands debate
Military and enviros align in Arizona's public lands debate
Demand for housing, recreation and energy development means military bases could lose essential buffer land.
Reflections on the atomic blast test in Nevada
Reflections on the atomic blast test in Nevada
How the “typical American family” fared in “Doom Town,” 1953.
A wanderer’s guide to Western public lands
A wanderer’s guide to Western public lands
Cow patties, extraterrestrials and binoculars can help you figure out where you are.
For public lands, massive protections in defense bill
For public lands, massive protections in defense bill
But not all conservation groups think the gains are worth the losses.
Mission Ready for Climate Change
Mission Ready for Climate Change
Five things the West can learn from the military about climate adaptation.
The Latest: Southern Colorado protected from proposed Army base expansion
The Latest: Southern Colorado protected from proposed Army base expansion
Now, Fort Carson can't be enlarged without Congressional approval.
3:10 to Baghdad
In the desert outside of Yuma, Ariz., the United States military prepares for overseas combat.
The legacy of the 10th Mountain men
Peter Shelton spends a day skiing and reminiscing with the veterans of the Army’s 10th Mountain Division.
Bombing away in Socorro, New Mexico
Paul Krza says Socorro, N.M., is being stressed to its limits by the constant booms and bangs of nearby bomb-testing.
How many nuclear bombs do we need?
Laura Paskus meets a woman who survived Hiroshima and now works as an anti-nuclear activist.
Eminent domain’s poster children
Ranchers in southeastern Colorado are fighting the Army, which wants to expand its Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site.
UnGuarded
The National Guard is suffering at home as equipment – and troops – go off to Iraq
Commemorating the Vietnam War in northern New Mexico
The writer thinks of reconciliation as he describes commemorative activities to come in northern New Mexico and a visit he made a year ago to Vietnam
Bomb test stirs up fear in Nevada desert
"Divine Strake" — a proposed weapons detonation at the Nevada Test Site – has stirred up fears of radioactive contamination and the possibility of a new nuclear arms race
A very brief conversation with a Jet Fighter
A long solitary hike through an empty, pristine desert is interrupted by a close encounter with an F-16 fighter plane
Western military bases still reporting for duty
Cannon Air Force Base in New Mexico and Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota narrowly escape being shut down by the federal Base Realignment and Closure Commission