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Mississippi pastor doubles as US Army chaplain

Oct. 19, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — On a typical Sunday, in congregations across the country, someone is missing while fulfilling an obligation to the military as a member of the National Guard or Reserves. It's a little different at First Presbyterian Church of Columbus, where one Sunday per month the person is not...

Army Corps considers turning Cape Cod bridges over to state

Oct. 18, 2019 12:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON, Mass. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it has discussed the possibility of giving the state control of two narrow and often backed-up bridges that carry traffic across the Cape Cod Canal. The Corps oversees the Bourne and Sagamore bridges. It issued a draft report this month that...

Rep. Golden requests hearing on CMP power line

Oct. 17, 2019 12:22 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host a public hearing on Central Maine Power Co.'s planned transmission line at the request of U.S. Rep. Jared Golden. The Democrat says there is a lack of transparency and an opportunity for public input. The proposed line would transmit Quebec...

Turkey widens invasion as Syrian army returns to northeast

Oct. 14, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) — Syrian government troops moved into towns and villages in northeastern Syria on Monday, including the flashpoint region of Manbij, setting up a potential clash with Turkish-led forces advancing in the area as long-standing alliances in the region began to shift or crumble following...

New Army Reserve center being built in Starkville by 2021

Oct. 13, 2019 1:29 PM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A veteran-owned company has been awarded a $10.3 million contract to build a new U.S. Army Reserve center in north Mississippi. The Commercial Dispatch reports that new center will be in Starkville, and the company, Trans4Fed, is based in Purvis. The 25,000-square-foot...

Big changes to grueling Special Forces course draw scrutiny

Oct. 13, 2019 9:02 AM EDT

CAMP MACKALL, N.C. (AP) — Deep in the dark North Carolina woods, a small white light flickers in the heavy underbrush. It's after midnight and a soldier is taking a risk by turning on his headlamp to find his way. The overnight land navigation test is just one hurdle in the grueling, monthslong course to...

Army defends decision to close space, tech library

Oct. 12, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The U.S. Army is defending a decision to close its historic 57-year-old space and technical library at Redstone Arsenal. Army officials said it was a joint decision made by interested parties. The Redstone Scientific Information Center, or RSIC, closed its doors Sept. 30, Al.com...

Aviation Day links students with Tuskegee Airmen pilot

Oct. 12, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) — Growing up as a young African American in the 1920s and '30s, now retired Col. Charles "Charlie" McGee kept his feet on the ground. Then, while an enlisted soldier in the U.S. Army, aviation addiction set in and his life through not one but three wars — World War II, Korea...

Energy executive pushed by Perry padded his military record

Oct. 11, 2019 8:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An oil and gas industry executive that Energy Secretary Rick Perry recommended as an adviser to the Ukrainian government exaggerated his military credentials, according to U.S. veterans who said he scrubbed the false information from online profiles after learning they were investigating...

Montana man awarded bronze star for Vietnam military service

Oct. 10, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man has received the Bronze Star award more than 47 years after his U.S. Army service in Vietnam. The Great Falls Tribune reported Alfred E. Shryer was recognized with the military award at an event hosted at a Great Falls Veterans of Foreign Wars Post Wednesday. Shryer...