U.S. Military


A “Chair of Honor” tour will begin at Lenox Town Hall 11 o’clock Friday morning to honor American POWs and those missing in action. The tour will involve more than 20 towns in Berkshire and Hampden counties.

Navy Lt. Cmdr. William Coakley was piloting a plane over Vietnam in 1966 when his plane was shot down. He was considered missing until 1989 when his remains were found and buried in Lenox.

The prevalence of sexual assault in the U.S. Military has been receiving some increased scrutiny

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A Marine from Connecticut who was killed in a training exercise explosion in Nevada will be laid to rest later this week in western Massachusetts.

U.S. Navy Rear Admiral David Titley is in the Albany area today, meeting with government, business and scientific leaders to discuss the changing role of the Navy in security and commerce. WAMC’s Brian Shields spoke with Rear Admiral Titley, who says the visit is part of the Navy’s fifty cities in fifty days initiative.