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September 20, 2019 - 8:41 am
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP/KFTK) - Proponents of gun control laws on Thursday received support from an unexpected source: the Colt gun manufacturing company. In a surprise announcement, Colt officials revealed they're no longer going to produce rifles for the civilian market, and instead will focus...
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September 12, 2019 - 9:45 am
(KFTK) - The day before we commemorated the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks , the United States Military carried out a massive strike on an ISIS-"infested island" in northern Iraq Tuesday, according to a video and Tweet from an official military Spokesperson for Operation Inherent Resolve...
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August 05, 2019 - 4:58 pm
(KFTK) - Unmanned surveillance balloons are being launched to conduct "persistent surveillance" for narcotic trafficking and homeland security threats over six Midwest states. Missouri and Illinois are among the states that these 25 high-altitude, solar-powered balloons will fly over possibly...
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July 26, 2019 - 12:59 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois National Guard is set to deploy about 400 soldiers to Afghanistan in what officials say is the largest mobilization of Guardsmen and women from the state in nearly a decade. The Chicago Tribune reports that members of the 178th Infantry Regiment that’s headquartered on...
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July 25, 2019 - 2:46 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man with 26 years of military service will be the Missouri National Guard’s new adjutant general. Gov. Mike Parson on Thursday announced Col. Levon Cumpton will become the state’s senior military officer beginning Aug. 2. Col. Cumpton is an Army Ranger and combat...
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July 12, 2019 - 7:43 am
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah ( Connecting Vets ) -- Tiara Puro was 17 years old when her father handed her a recruiting brochure for the Utah Army National Guard. She remembered a feeling of excitement as she flipped through the pamphlet, especially when she read about the education benefits. She had been...
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July 10, 2019 - 12:21 pm
(KFTK) - Known as one of the few Hollywood stars who supports President Donald Trump, actor John Voight was caught on video being a true patriot last week. He was seen drying off chairs for families of fallen military heores before the Rally for Freedom as part of Trump’s "Salute to America" on the...
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June 27, 2019 - 2:14 pm
(KFTK) - Nearly 80 years after Navy Electrician’s Mate 3rd Class William A. "Billy" Klasing was killed on the battleship USS Oklahoma during the attack on Pearl Harbor, the St. Louis-area native's remains will be coming home to be laid to rest this weekend. And the community is working together to...
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