Arkansas Military

military farmers
10:16 pm
Fri September 9, 2011

Arkansas Soldiers Continue Their Work With Afghan Farmers

Lt. Col. Keith Moore waters a section of land the Ag Team has sewn with winter wheat. The team worked on a farm in Shahr-e-Safa, Afghanistan in conjunction with the Zabul Province Agriculture Department to teach new farming techniques and test crop products for resiliency to pests and weather conditions.

The killing of Osama bin Laden back in May and the continued dismantling of several jihadist networks are widely considered victories, but military officials warn that the road to rebuilding Afghan communities is rocky and the path to a peaceful exit is still uncertain.

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Women and War
6:56 pm
Sun February 27, 2011

Women In Combat

Servicewomen at the first Women Veterans Summit in Arkansas.
Credit Malcolm Glover

For many years, conventional wisdom and Pentagon policy barred female soldiers from direct ground combat, but the nature of modern warfare often puts them in the heat of battle.

At an event in North Little Rock, Sergeant First Class Jennifer Broach fixes her fatigues, clutches her rifle and helps her fellow soldiers prepare for the Presentation of Colors, displaying the flag for the Pledge of Allegiance. Broach completed two combat missions in Iraq with the Arkansas Army National Guard.

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Glover Wins Gracie
10:09 am
Tue February 22, 2011

KUAR's Malcolm Glover Wins Gracie Award

Malcolm Glover
Credit Kara Conlon

Malcolm Glover, a reporter and KUAR's local host during Morning Edition, has won a Gracie Award for his reporting on female veterans.

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Women in wartime
7:16 pm
Thu November 11, 2010

Female veterans seek support from VA

Retired Army Colonel, Diann Chatterton Terry
Credit Malcolm Glover

As the nation pauses today to honor veterans for their sacrifice, more women are speaking out about life in the military and getting help from the VA.

The VA reports that 1 in 5 women seen by the Veterans Health Administration say they've experienced military sexual trauma, or abuse. Diann Chatterton Terry is a 27-year Army veteran. She arrived at the VA women's health center in Little Rock using a cane to maneuver around the hallways. Terry says military women also have to fight deep-seated stereotypes.

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arkansas veterans
10:43 pm
Mon June 14, 2010

Arkansas vets rediscover the art of war

Dr. Reinaldo "Dito" Morales, Jr. teaches veterans through art from ancient warrior cultures.
Credit Malcolm Glover

Many Veterans wrestle with feelings of depression and loneliness when they return home from battle. The agony of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), amputations and Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can at times be unbearable.

In order to help these servicemen and women overcome physical and mental injuries, a professor from the University of Central Arkansas started a lecture series that inspires vets by connecting them with art from ancient warrior cultures. FM 89's Malcolm Glover filed this report on an innovative program that's changing lives.

  

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arkansas vet claims
10:49 pm
Thu April 22, 2010

Arkansas VA speeds up vets' claims process

Iraq War vet Jacob Mitchum outside the VA regional office in North Little Rock, AR.
Credit Malcolm Glover

As a wave of veterans returns from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the backlog of disability claims continues to mount. The tangled process of ensuring veterans get financial compensation for their injuries leaves many vets feeling like their twisting in the wind. A program underway at the Veterans Administration in Little Rock aims to tackle that perception.

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military women
9:06 pm
Thu December 17, 2009

Soldier with Arkansas Guard becomes U.S. citizen

Specialist Phanarat Somkuan in Recruiting and Retention Headquarters at Camp Robinson in North Little Rock.
Credit Malcolm Glover

Every year an increasing number of immigrants earn U.S. citizenship by joining the Armed Forces. Currently, The Arkansas National Guard has about 25 Soldiers going through that long naturalization process and this fall eight became citizens.

Phanarat Somkuan is originally from Thailand and recently became an American citizen by serving in the military. FM 89's Malcolm Glover has details.
 

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homeless vet
9:54 pm
Tue November 10, 2009

Army veteran overcomes adversity and finds home

Barbara Minyard and her son Kyle at the Our House homeless shelter playground.
Credit Malcolm Glover

For every member of the Armed Forces who fights abroad in war there are countless others, who never enter a battle zone and face their own trials here at home.

FM 89's Malcolm Glover has the story of a single-mother who created a better life for her son by relying on the skills she learned in the Army and the support she received from a Little Rock homeless shelter.

Click here to learn more about the Our House shelter and its programs for homeless families.

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Wounded Warrior3
7:46 pm
Thu October 29, 2009

An Arkansas soldier's story

PFC Kenny Hill's basic training picture.
Credit Malcolm Glover

Retired Army Staff Sergeant Kenny Hill is a disabled veteran and a Purple Heart recipient, who grew up in small town Arkansas.

Every soldier has a story and Kenny Hill's service in the military is a fascinating tale of courage, reported death, and the transformation of a life. FM 89's Malcolm Glover filed this report, as part of KUAR's Impact of War Series.

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Wounded Warrior2
7:42 pm
Thu October 22, 2009

Arkansas family wrongly told loved one died in Iraq

The Hill Family at their home in Benton.
Credit Malcolm Glover

Since the start of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan almost 70 Arkansas soldiers and marines have died, according to an online database by The Washington Post that tracks the number of U.S. service members who died in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

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