Natalie Thorn

Photo courtesy of U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Association and Foundation

As part of her four-year education, Thorn will spend one year training as a cadet aboard oceangoing vessels. Read more


Questions arise about whether he was the man who shot an 18-year-old at the mall or was mistaken for the shooter because he had a gun. Read more

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Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

Hoover, Tuscaloosa vets form nonprofit to honor those killed in war on terror. Read more

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Ron Bradstreet 7-20-17 (2)

Photo by Jon Anderson

The award is given annually to a role model who promotes the ideals of freedom and supports the government and U.S. military. Read more



Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

Center: Relocation means reaching more in need. Read more


Military collectibles at Simmons 1-17-17 (8)

Photo by Jon Anderson

Two Marines from Georgia and a retired Air Force major from Eclectic have thousands of military items, dating from the Spanish-American War in 1898 to the Vietnam War in the 1950s and 1970s. Read more


High schoolers around the Birmingham area are encouraged to attend to learn about the nomination process from U.S. service academy representatives. Read more


Soldier surprise 9-7-16

Photo courtesy of Jason Gaston/Hoover City Schools

Teachers and staff at South Shades Crest Elementary School helped arrange the surprise reunion. Read more


1113 Veterans story

Photos courtesy of Dan Mikos.

From top-secret programs in Germany to the local Civic Air Patrol, Hoover resident and USAF veteran Dan Mikos has given much of his life to the skies. Read more



Photos courtesy of U.S. Navy.

The Coral Sea, just off the coast of Australia, is a long way from the familiarity of Bluff Park. But for Airman Evan Harden, currently stationed there aboard the USS George Washington, it couldn’t feel any more like home. Read more


Lt. Col. Dan Mikos, U.S. Air Force, was recognized at the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce July luncheon as the 2013 Freedom Award winner. Read more


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