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Tom Vogt

science, military & history reporter


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Paying tribute to 70 years of sacrifice

By Tom Vogt May 24, 2015 6 a.m.

Some of them died on European battlefields or in the Pacific. Combat in Korea and Vietnam claimed more lives. In the last dozen years, conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan expanded the roster of wartime fatalities.

Cyclorama captures general's Civil War role

By Tom Vogt May 24, 2015 6 a.m.

As the 25th anniversary of Gettysburg approached, the commander at Vancouver Barracks went to Portland to relive that pivotal battle.

Acrobatic archer hit the target on Letterman  

By Tom Vogt May 19, 2015 5:16 p.m.

David Letterman was sure that Brittany Walsh was going to fire an arrow right into his crotch. After all, isn't that the worst-case scenario for any late-night TV stunt involving weapons?

$11 million contract OK'd for barracks

By Tom Vogt May 18, 2015 6:34 p.m.

The National Park Service has awarded an $11.28 million contract to rehabilitate four Vancouver Barracks buildings, including two that will be the new home of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

Brigadier general to be keynote speaker at Memorial Day event

By Tom Vogt May 18, 2015 5:21 p.m.

Brig. Gen. Kurt J. Ryan will be the keynote speaker Monday at Vancouver's Memorial Day Observance.

So, you want to be a Marine ...

By Tom Vogt May 17, 2015 8:37 p.m.

When Nicole Carlson accompanied a friend during a visit to a local Marine recruiting office, he didn't see a future in the Corps. Carlson, however, is going to be a Marine.

Forward Edge prepares to support rebuilding in Nepal

By Tom Vogt May 13, 2015 6 a.m.

As a Vancouver-based relief organization enlists volunteers and collects money to help earthquake victims in Nepal, the effort already has a crucial resource there: someone to work with.

Off Beat: Director stalls because venue isn't flush with facilities

By Tom Vogt May 11, 2015 6 a.m.

A local theater group with a couple of different problems just might find relief (and we're thinking about two different applications of that word) at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.

Historic Vancouver Barracks site opens doors to modern uses

By Tom Vogt May 7, 2015 11:46 p.m.

As the venerable infantry barracks prepares for its second act, it just might find a fitting partner in a theater company.

Off Beat: Getting name on election ballot just the beginning

By Tom Vogt May 4, 2015 6 a.m.

Who am I? It's something we all need to figure out. It can be particularly helpful if you are planning to run for office.

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