MOORE, OK - MAY 22: Major General Myles Deering of the Oklahoma National Guard tours Plaza Towers Elementary School after it was destroyed by a tornado that ripped through the area on May 22, 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

National Guard Facing Furloughs And Other Cuts

Across the nation, thanks to Congressional gridlock, the National Guard is preparing for major cuts and furloughs due to the automatic budget cuts contained in the federal sequestration.

CBS Miami–07/05/2013

(Source: CBS4)

Sequester Cuts Set To Impose Austerity On Florida & U.S.

It’s an arcane budget term, but the sequester, is set to fundamentally reshape federal spending in ways that could set the economy on a path back to recession. The sequester is the beginning of a scheduled decade of financial austerity like has been seen in Europe in recent years.

CBS Miami–02/25/2013

A South Florida family brought in the New Year with a special surprise, when a soldier was finally reunited with his loved ones. (Source: CBS4)

South Florida Soldier Returns Home For 2013

A South Florida family brought in the New Year with a special surprise, when a soldier was finally reunited with his loved ones.


U.S. Army mortar men from the 2-27th Infantry Regiment fire mortars at a Taliban position (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama’s Afghan Surge Failed

With the situation getting worse on the ground Obama has ended the surge just in time for the election in November. Taliban and related attacks against NATO powers were approximately 2,700 in August of 2009 when Obama made his contrary-to-campaign promised-move to step up the nation’s military assistance in Afghanistan. Three years later, in August of 2012, there were more attacks – nearly 3,000.



Nearly 100 Soldiers Heading Home From Afghan Combat

Following 225 long, brutal days of combat duty in Afghanistan, nearly 100 Army soldiers are coming home Sunday.

CBS Miami–09/16/2012

The body of Army Specialist Gerardo Campos arrives at Homestead Air Reserve Base on June 12, 2012. (CBS4)

Body Of Miami Soldier Killed In Afghanistan Returned To S. Fla.

The body of a Miami soldier who died in combat in Afghanistan was returned to South Florida on Tuesday.


Spc. Gerardo Campos was killed during combat in Afghanistan. (CBS4)

Miami Soldier Killed During Attack In Afghanistan

A South Florida soldier is dead after his unit was attacked with small arms fire in Afghanistan.



Miami Man Arrested For Deserting U.S. Army

A Miami man was arrested earlier this week after the U.S. Army accused him of deserting.



Good 4 You: Giving Back To Service Members

This week’s Good 4 You goes to people volunteering their time to help others in honor of the victims of 9/11.


Congressman Allen West

Freshman Congressman West To Tour Guantanamo

South Florida Congressman Allen West, R-Plantation, will travel to Cuba Monday to tour the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay.