Beth Ford Roth
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Blogger Beth Ford Roth was born into a military family and has covered issues important to service members and their loved ones for many years. She has worked as a broadcast journalist in both commercial television and public radio.
It's better to bee safe than to bee sorry. That's the attitude of a group of Croatian researchers who are training honeybees to detect the thousands of buried land mines hidden all over the country during the Balkan wars of the 1990s.
Like dogs and rats, bees have a keen sense of smell that can be used to detect the TNT in land mines. But unlike canines and ...
Two young soldiers from the U.S. territory of Guam lost their lives in suicide car bomb attack near Kabul, Afghanistan on May 16.
Sgt. Eugene M. Aguon, 23, of Mangilao, Guam, and
Spc. Dwayne W. Flores, 22, of Sinajana, Guam
According to the Department of Defense, both soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 294th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Brigade Combat Team at Fort Juan Muna in ...
More than 240 members of the Oklahoma National Guard are scouring the devastation for signs of life in Moore, Oklahoma, where a deadly tornado virtually flattened the town and killed at least 24 people - seven of them children.
Air Force 2nd Lt. Gabriel Bird of the 146th Air Support Operations Squadron said members of his unit are using thermal imaging gear to search for victims buried in rubble:
"Hopefully, we ...
Maribel Ramos had served in the Army for eight years and was just weeks away from earning her degree at Cal State Fullerton when she went missing May 2 in Orange, California. Her body was discovered late last week, and now her roommate has been arrested for her murder.
CSU Fullerton campus newspaper The Daily Titan reports Ramos's body was found in Orange County's Modjeska Canyon last Thursday ...
Two Navy dolphins trained to search for underwater explosives made a surprising discovery off the coast of Coronado. Using their keen dolphin sonar, "Ten" and "Spetz" found an extremely rare 19th century Howell torpedo.
Mike Rothe of the The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command told the Los Angeles Times it was Ten who first identified the unusual object under water. A week later, Spetz also identified the object.
U.S. Air Force Capt. Colin Merrin of Santee is making his final push to summit Mount Everest. If he and his team of fellow airmen climbers succeed, they will become the first group of active-duty U.S. military to reach the top of the world's highest peak.
Merrin is part of the USAF Seven Summits Challenge team. According to the team's blog, the climbers arrived at Camp ...
The more Traumatic Brain Injuries suffered by a service member, the higher his or her risk of suicide, according to a new study by the National Center for Veterans Studies at the University of Utah.
Researchers looked at a survey of 161 service members who served in the Iraq War. They found that troops' risk of suicidal thoughts jumped with the number of TBIs they suffered - and that risk increased ...