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The national flag flutters as Libyan security gather in the capital Tripoli on September 21, 2013, to prepare to secure neighborhoods and the headquarters of government departments following a decision by the National Congress to clamp down on crime and criminal groups around the capital. AFP PHOTO/MAHMUD TURKIA (credit: MAHMUD TURKIA/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Forces Nab Al-Qaida Leader In Libya

A U.S. official says American forces have captured an al-Qaida leader in Libya who’s linked to the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings in east Africa.

10/05/2013

On the third Friday of each September, military installations, ships and veterans’ families take a moment to recognize those who have been prisoners of war or are still missing in action. (credit: American Airlines)

AA Honors Veterans On National POW/MIA Recognition Day

American Airlines and American Eagle honored current and former employees on National POW/MIA Recognition Day Friday.

09/20/2013

Jessica Lynch, Iraq war veteran & former prisoner of war, threw out the first pitch at the Texas Rangers game on September 11, 2013. (credit: CBS 11 News)

Iraq War Veteran Jessica Lynch “Pitches” Perseverance

As soon as her name came over the loudspeaker and her name appeared on the scoreboard at the September 11th Rangers game, the crowd came to their feet and cheered for Jessica Lynch.

CBS 11–09/11/2013

President Obama Attends Memorial Service At Ft. Hood For Shooting Victims

Military Changes Policy On Women In Combat, Special-Ops

Women are about to be allowed into the most demanding—and dangerous units in the nation’s military. And many female veterans say: it’s about time.

06/18/2013

Aircraft sit outside at Fort Worth's Veterans Memorial Air Park (Photo by Joel Thomas, CBS 11 News, CBSDFW.COM)

Fort Worth’s Forgotten History: Veterans Memorial Air Park

“We’re losing a lot of heritage here and its a shame,” said Council Member Zim Zimmerman whose been at the forefront of raising awareness about the city’s aviation history.

04/01/2013

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Bringing Home The War Dogs

Every year about 300 of these “war dogs” are retired from military service and up for adoption. But that can cost as much as $2,000 since the military doesn’t pay for the dogs’ return trip home.

03/27/2013

(courtesy of: Ron White)

Veteran Chooses Unique Way To Honor Fallen Military Heroes

Ron White from Fort Worth can recite the rank and name of 2,200 military service members killed in the war in Afghanistan.

CBS 11–02/07/2013

Ken Foote

The Foote Files: Covering Tragic News Stories

Since the beginning of radio and TV, broadcast journalists have been or will at some time in their career be faced with covering a story that has the potential and capability to affect them personally.

12/19/2012

Shadow of a U.S. Serviceman. (credit: Adek Berry/AFP/Getty Images)

Holiday Mail For Heroes Campaign Begins

The holidays are just a few short months away and if you want to make it about more than presents, the Red Cross is starting up its Holiday Mail for Heroes campaign.

10/02/2012

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Local Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

TOLAR (CBSDFW.COM) – A soldier from the small town of Tolar, has been confirmed dead in Afghanistan. Unconfirmed reports say that Riley Stephens, 39, a 1991 Tolar High graduate, was killed in action on Thursday. […]

09/29/2012

(credit: Cavanaugh Flight Museum)

Historic War Vehicles On Display In Addison

There is a special event happening this weekend in North Texas for anyone who loves vintage war vehicles. Warbirds Over Addison is opening at the Cavanaugh Flight Museum.

09/26/2012

25th United States Colored Troops, Company C or G at Camp William Penn in February 1864. (credit: People of the University of Virginia)

Texas Historian Highlights Roles Of Black Civil War Vets

Blacks fought in the Civil War, surprisingly on the side of the Confederacy, many of them from Texas, Palestine historian Norris White Jr. said his research shows. They are the “black forgotten Confederates.”

09/03/2012

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