Military

Hanscom Air Field in Bedford. (File photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Mass. Gearing Up To Fight Federal Gov’t On Local Military Cuts

Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray is set to meet business leaders to discuss efforts to save the six Massachusetts military bases from federal plans to cut $487 billion from the defense budget over the next 10 years. The cuts caused Murray to sign an executive order in February creating the Military Asset and Security Strategy Task Force charged with crafting a strong case to protect Massachusetts bases.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–05/12/2012

Cheetah robot designed by Boston Dynamics.

Waltham Lab Creates Fastest Legged Robot Ever

The cheetah-robot can run 18 miles per hour and has already broken the record for the fastest legged robot ever.

03/06/2012

Members of the New Hampshire National Guard.

“Thanks To Yanks” Puts On Free Magic Show To Benefit The Troops

A group from Milford called “Thanks to Yanks” is putting on a free magic show. They are hoping audience members bring an item to send to the troops overseas.

01/26/2012

Harvard University's campus (Photo by Darren McCollester/Newsmakers)

Harvard Welcomes ROTC As Military Repeals ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Forty-one years after Harvard University banned the military’s Reserve Officer Training Corps program from campus, the school welcomed it back on Tuesday.

09/20/2011

Spc. Christopher Crosby was 23 when he died under mysterious circumstances in Alaska.

Military Unsure Why Wilmington Soldier Died In Alaska

Friends and family are remembering a Wilmington soldier who was killed under mysterious circumstances.

07/27/2011

Patrick Kennedy. (File photo by Cliff Owen-Pool/Getty Images)

Patrick Kennedy’s New Mission To Unite Neuroscientists In “Inner Space”

Former Rhode Island Congressman Patrick Kennedy is trying to unite neuroscientists, government and advocacy groups to improve funding and research in brain science, in what he calls a “moonshot to inner space.”

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–05/14/2011

US Senator John Kerry, Chairman of Foreign Relations Committee (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Sen. Kerry Urges Yale To Follow Harvard’s Lead With ROTC

Senator John Kerry is calling on Yale University to follow the lead of Harvard University and welcome the military’s Reserve Officer Training Corps back to campus.

03/05/2011

Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins (AP Photo/Denis Poroy,File Image from 2006)

Convicted Plymouth Marine Returns To Brig

A Camp Pendleton Marine has been returned to custody serve out the remainder of a prison sentence following reinstatement of his conviction in the murder of an Iraqi man. Lt. Col. Joseph Kloppel confirmed Friday that Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins III is back in the brig.

02/19/2011

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NightSide – A Listener Seeks Advice About His Military Bound Son

A listener asks the NightSide crew how to handle his concerns about his son entering the military.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–02/10/2011

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Mass. Military Members Abroad Send Messages Home

Military members from Massachusetts send their holiday greeting home via a piece produced by WBZ News Radio’s Michael Coleman.

12/25/2010

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