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Nikki Wentling

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Building to start soon at vets home in NLR

posted: 07/30/2015 3:20 a.m. Discuss

More than three years after Arkansas veterans rallied at the state Capitol and called for a new state-run veterans home, their plea is being fulfilled.

Guardsmen get training on using guns

posted: 07/29/2015 3:26 a.m. Comments 4

Hundreds of Arkansas National Guard soldiers were tested Tuesday on how and when to use firearms some will now carry at Guard installations across the state.

Workshop keys on vets' stories

posted: 07/28/2015 4:23 a.m. Comment 1

About 65 people learned at a Little Rock workshop Monday how to collect, share and preserve the stories of Arkansas veterans.

State expecting VA-shift delays

posted: 07/22/2015 4:20 a.m. Comment 1

A plan to better help Arkansas veterans obtain government benefits by opening regional veterans affairs offices will likely mean delays in the short run but better access in the long term, officials said Tuesday.

Must move recruiters, Guard told

posted: 07/21/2015 5:36 a.m. Discuss

Gov. Asa Hutchinson directed the head of the Arkansas National Guard on Monday to temporarily empty the state's nine National Guard storefront recruiting centers because of concern about the possibility of an attack.

Arkansas' own 1 of slain

posted: 07/18/2015 5:11 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Arkansans sent out messages of condolence Friday for the family of Staff Sgt. David Wyatt, a Marine with ties to Russellville who was killed in a shooting rampage Thursday at military facilities in Tennessee.

Navy to christen, launch USS Little Rock today

posted: 07/18/2015 5 a.m. Gallery Discuss

During a ceremony steeped in Navy tradition, a state-of-the-art combat ship bearing the name of Arkansas' capital city will launch today into Wisconsin's Menominee River.

'09 attack in LR killed 1, hurt 1 at recruiting office

updated: 07/17/2015 2:31 a.m. Discuss

Six years ago, a recruiting office in Little Rock was the site of a fatal attack similar to the ones that took place Thursday in Chattanooga, Tenn.

700 GIs notified to get set to deploy

posted: 07/16/2015 4:12 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas National Guard told approximately 700 soldiers this week to prepare for possible 2016 deployment to the Horn of Africa.

Legion Post 1 unpacks in NLR

posted: 07/16/2015 3:36 a.m. Discuss

The state's oldest American Legion post relocated Wednesday from downtown Little Rock -- its home for nearly 50 years -- to a smaller, more cost-efficient building in North Little Rock, a move that saved the post from permanently closing its doors.

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