This past Friday was POW/MIA Day. This is a day when the country remembers servicemen and women who were prisoners of war or missing in action. Tyler, Texas took part in honoring the lives of those service members with a program on the Square in Downtown Tyler.
From the case of Vanessa Guillen which sparked nationwide outrage to the unusually high number of soldiers gone missing or found dead on post and in the surrounding area, a very loud alarm has been ringing at Fort Hood for the last few years and after much public outcry, change is coming to the base.
In an attempt to make its training more practical, the Army may soon drop the sit-up from its fitness requirements.
The army is testing a new fitness regiment that includes running an obstacle course with 40 to 70 pounds of combat gear on and dragging a sled weighing 180 pounds, but none of the iconic stomach-strengthening exercise...