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August 21, 2018 - 6:53 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Swedish Air Force jet fighter crashed Tuesday near an air base in southern Sweden after striking several birds as it was about to land, Sweden's Armed Forces said. The pilot of the Swedish-built JAS 39 Gripen fighter aborted the landing he was attempting and ejected,...
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August 18, 2018 - 10:03 am
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — A school for U.S. Navy chaplains is returning to Rhode Island. Democratic U.S. Sen. Jack Reed said Friday the Navy plans to relocate the Naval Chaplaincy School and Center and about 20 jobs from Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina to Naval Station Newport in Rhode Island,...
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Greek soldiers Dimitros Kouklatzis, center is welcomed by his parents at the airport of the the northern city of Thessaloniki , after spending months with another Greek soldier in a Turkish prison, early Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. The men were arrested on March 1, 2018 for illegally entering Turkey after crossing the heavily militarized land border. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has hailed the decision as "an act of justice" that will help boost friendship between the two historic regional rivals.(Yannis Moisiadis /InTime News via AP)
August 15, 2018 - 8:11 am
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say that two Greek soldiers freed after spending months in a Turkish prison have been released from hospital following medical checks and are returning to their families. The two were given a clean bill of health Wednesday from a military hospital in...
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An injured boy rides in an ambulance on the Ghazni highway, in Maidan Shar, west of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. Afghan forces battled the Taliban in the eastern city of Ghazni a key provincial capital, for the fourth straight day on Monday, following a massive assault on the eastern city last week that overwhelmed its defenses and allowed insurgents to capture several parts of it, officials said. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
August 14, 2018 - 9:11 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban overran a base in northern Afghanistan, killing 17 soldiers while Afghan forces battled the insurgents for the fifth straight day in the eastern provincial capital of Ghazni on Tuesday, trying to flush them out of the city's outskirts, officials said. There...
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President Donald Trump signs the John McCain National Defense Authorization Act for the Fiscal Year 2019, during a signing ceremony Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, in Fort Drum, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)
August 13, 2018 - 6:39 pm
FORT DRUM, N.Y. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday signed a $716 billion defense policy bill named for John McCain but included no mention in his remarks of the Republican senator, who is battling brain cancer at home in Arizona. Trump and McCain are engaged in a long-running feud that dates...
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In this Aug. 1, 2018 photo, Lauren Woehr hands her 16-month-old daughter Caroline, held by her husband Dan McDowell, a cup filled with bottled water at their home in Horsham, Pa. In Horsham and surrounding towns in eastern Pennsylvania, and at other sites around the United States, the foams once used routinely in firefighting training at military bases contained per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS. EPA testing between 2013 and 2015 found significant amounts of PFAS in public water supplies in 33 U.S. states. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
August 13, 2018 - 10:50 am
HORSHAM, Pa. (AP) — Lauren Woeher wonders if her 16-month-old daughter has been harmed by tap water contaminated with toxic industrial compounds used in products like nonstick cookware, carpets, firefighting foam and fast-food wrappers. Henry Betz, at 76, rattles around his house alone at night,...
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FILE - In this May 20, 201, file photo, Okinawa Gov. Takeshi Onaga speaks during a press conference in Tokyo. Onaga, who led an anti-U.S. military base movement on the southern Japanese island, died of pancreatic cancer Wednesday night, Aug. 8, 2018, at a hospital where he had been treated, Japanese media said. He was 67. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
August 08, 2018 - 9:52 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Okinawa Gov. Takeshi Onaga, who led opposition to U.S. military bases on the southern Japanese island, has died of pancreatic cancer. He was 67. He underwent surgery for the cancer in April and resumed work in May. Onaga had said he was determined to fulfill his duties and live up to...
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FILE - In this July 20, 2016 file photo, six fitness tracking devices measuring step counts and other fitness features are worn in New York. A new Pentagon order says military troops and other defense personnel on certain sensitive bases and warzone areas won’t be allowed to use fitness tracker or cellphone applications that can reveal their location. The memo stops short of banning the fitness trackers or other electronic devices, which are often linked to cell phone applications and can provide the users’ GPS details to social media. It says GPS technologies present significant risk to personnel. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
August 06, 2018 - 8:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Military troops and other defense personnel at sensitive bases or certain high-risk warzone areas won't be allowed to use fitness-tracker or cellphone applications that can reveal their location, according to a new Pentagon order. The memo, obtained by The Associated Press, stops...
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This photo provided by Fort Campbell in Kentucky shows Pvt. 2nd Class Jeremy J. Wells. Officials at Fort Campbell say Wells, from Georgia died during weapons training at the Army post. The post along the Kentucky-Tennessee border says Wells suffered the fatal injuries during training at a small-arms range on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, He was taken to Blanchfield Army Community Hospital at Fort Campbell, where he died. (Fort Campbell via AP)
August 04, 2018 - 3:21 pm
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — Officials at Fort Campbell say a 19-year-old soldier from Georgia died during weapons training at the Army post. The post along the Kentucky-Tennessee border says Pvt. 2nd Class Jeremy J. Wells suffered the fatal injuries during training at a small-arms range on Wednesday...
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People run with their hands up amid reports of an active shooter at Wright-Patterson Air Force base in Ohio on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018. (Marshall Gorby/Dayton Daily News via AP)
August 02, 2018 - 6:04 pm
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A 911 call at a sprawling Air Force base on Thursday sent armored vehicles and unmarked police cars rushing to a medical center where people hid behind locked doors until authorities determined there was no threat. During an extensive search after the call, a security team...
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