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Army officer who reported prisoner abuses dies at age 42

Nov. 24, 2021 16:48 PM EST

NEWBERRY, Mich. (AP) — A former Army officer and Detroit native who reported in 2005 that military prisoners in the Middle East were being beaten and abused by U.S. soldiers has died. Major Ian Fishback of Newberry, Michigan, died suddenly Nov. 19, according to his...

Army Corps completes reservoir for Everglades restoration

Nov. 20, 2021 12:39 PM EST

STUART, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has completed work on a $339 million Everglades restoration project aimed at cleansing water runoff before it flows into a troubled Florida river. Corps and local officials held a ceremony Friday for the 12,000-acre...

QAnon backer sentenced to 14 months for attack on reservists

Nov. 18, 2021 17:52 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A QAnon supporter accused of attacking two U.S. Army reservists in a Milwaukee suburb earlier this year was sentenced Thursday to 14 months in federal prison. Prosecutors say Ian Alan Olson, of Nashotah, drove a car spray-painted with QAnon slogans to...

US Army deploys Iron Dome missile defense system to Guam

Nov. 17, 2021 19:15 PM EST

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam (AP) — A missile defense system the U.S. Army purchased from Israel is on a two-month deployment to Guam. Army officials said Wednesday they expect to obtain data that will help it understand how effectively the Iron Dome Missile Defense...

Audit: North Dakota firm was properly awarded wall contract

Nov. 16, 2021 17:05 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Defense Department’s internal watchdog said its investigation into a $400 million border wall contract found it was properly awarded to a North Dakota firm whose owner used multiple appearances on Fox News to push for the job. The...

Many moving parts go into Auburn gameday military flyovers

Nov. 14, 2021 00:08 AM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — There’s something special about standing in a packed Auburn football stadium with 87,000 other passionate fans when military aircraft fly over as the “Star Spangled Banner” is ending. Whether it’s an F-16 jet or the low, slow rumble of a...

Wyoming veteran reflects on Vietnam through old letters home

Nov. 13, 2021 10:13 AM EST

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Dave Olsen found them 26 years ago. He recognized them immediately while going through his mother’s belongings after she died. That was in 1995. The sight alone took him 25 years into the past. Back to 1969. He never knew, or...

McDowell town home to first memorial honoring Black WWI vets

Nov. 13, 2021 09:12 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The roots of America’s Veterans Day observance can be traced to the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when a cease-fire went into effect, ending hostilities in World War I. More than 4 million U.S. military personnel took...

Cochiti Lake to temporarily be off-limits to motorboats

Nov. 13, 2021 00:20 AM EST

COCHITI PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — A boat ramp at Cochiti Lake will be closed for a couple of days next week. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says a permitted special event Thursday and Friday will leave the lake off-limits to motorboats. The closure...

New plan being developed to control Waikiki flooding

Nov. 09, 2021 16:42 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Officials plan to hold the first of a series of virtual public meetings this week to develop a new plan to control flooding in Waikiki and other parts of the Ala Wai watershed. The Army Corps of Engineers has estimated that a major flood in the watershed...