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Training the island police
Summer 2013

Bryan Vila, now a criminal justice professor at WSU Spokane, taught police officers in Micronesia in the late 1970s, learning much about cross-cultural training and himself.


Categories: Military sciences, Social sciences
Tags: Police, Cross-cultural training, Micronesia, Criminal justice


Jeanne Lewellen Norbeck ’33—Recognition at last
Fall 2010
In March of this year, a special Congressional action signed by President Obama awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to the Women Airforce Service Pilots, the “WASPS” ...
Categories: Military sciences, History, Alumni
Tags: Pilots, World War II, Women's Airforce Service Pilots


Secrets & Spies
Winter 2007

The Office of Strategic Services, our country's first centralized intelligence agency, was formed during the Second World War to train men and women in the arts of sabotage and espionage and then to send them around the world to protect our nation's interests. Among the many Washington State College students and alumni who served in that conflict, five friends and classmates trained together in the OSS, then went to North Africa, Italy, England, and China to help win the war.


Categories: Alumni, Military sciences
Tags: World War II, OSS, Spies, Espionage


What I've Learned Since College: An interview with R. Dale Storr
Fall 2006
On February 2, 1991, during the first Iraq war, Capt. R. Dale Storr ('83 Mech. Engr.) was captured by Iraqi soldiers after his A-10 Thunderbolt was shot down near Kuwait. The 29-year-old Air Force pilot from Spokane was a prisoner of war for 33 da...
Categories: Military sciences, Alumni
Tags: Air Force, Iraq


Operation Chow Hound
Fall 2005
In 1945, the German occupation had Holland on its knees. The Dutch were starving, because the Germans were not supplying them with food. Adelderd Davids of Nijmegen, Holland, six years old at the time, lived in Rotterdam. "It was awful," he recall...
Categories: Military sciences, Alumni
Tags: Humanitarianism, Food


The first casualty
Fall 2003
Vietnam was the last conflict in which reporters could speak and write with prudent freedom.During one of the nation's many wars, I wrote of a patrol that came under fire and killed an enemy soldier. Before continuing, the GIs cut off the...
Categories: Military sciences, Journalism
Tags: Writing, Vietnam


Gassing Up in the Wild Blue
Summer 2003
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Categories: Military sciences
Tags: Aviation, Air Force


Gassing up in the Wild Blue: Cadets get a taste of their future
Summer 2003
For all but one of the Air Force cadets, this is their first flight aboard a KC-135R Stratotanker. Someday all six want to jockey Air Force F-16 fighter jets, helicopters, or the big refueling planes."Aviation is a field people want to pursue at a...
Categories: Military sciences
Tags: Aviation, Air Force, ROTC


Each on his own merits
Fall 2002
Identical triplets Donald, Jack, and Joseph Claros appear to be mirror images—5 feet, 4 inches tall, 125 pounds, whitewall haircuts, small wire rimmed glasses. They are soft-spoken, polite, and typically respond to questions from their elders wi...
Categories: Alumni, Military sciences
Tags: ROTC


Lt. Col. Stinemetz wanted to convey his condolences
Summer 2002
Word of CIA agent Mike Spann’s death November 29, 2001 in Afghanistan struck a chord with Washington State University graduate Lt. Col. Kurt Stinemetz (’76 Anthro.), U.S. Marine Corps. Spann was the first U.S. casualty in the war on terrorism ...
Categories: Military sciences, Alumni
Tags: In memoriam


"Adapt, improvise, overcome"
Summer 2002
“They know the war on terrorism won’t go away, even when we finish in Afghanistan.” - Lt. Col. James M. ZubaA four-by-two-foot map of Asia is tacked to a wall of Army Lt. Col. James M. Zuba’s office. Forty-five blue dots designate locat...
Categories: Military sciences
Tags: ROTC