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New wargaming facility being built for Air Force laboratory

Sep. 17, 2021 00:49 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Construction has started at Kirtland Air Force Base for a new digital laboratory for advanced wargaming and other simulation and analysis work involving laser weapons and space vehicles. The Air Force Research Laboratory' s $6 million Wargaming...

B-2 stealth bomber out of service after emergency landing

Sep. 16, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

KNOB NOSTER, Mo. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force is investigating after a B-2 stealth bomber made an emergency landing at Whiteman Air Force base earlier this week. The bomber had an in-flight malfunction during a routine training mission early Tuesday, according to a...

Virginia and Wisconsin report measles cases among refugees

Sep. 14, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Six people who recently traveled to the United States after fleeing the Taliban in Afghanistan have been diagnosed with measles, officials said Tuesday. The cases in Virginia and Wisconsin are being reported four days after the U.S. halted...

National Guard to help Billings hospital with COVID cases

Sep. 14, 2021 14:49 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Seventeen Montana National Guard soldiers have volunteered to continue helping the state with its COVID-19 response, Gov. Greg Gianforte said. Ten soldiers will help at Billings Clinic, starting Wednesday, as the hospital faces capacity and staffing...

Kentucky National Guard sending 300 members to hospitals

Sep. 14, 2021 04:13 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky National Guard is expanding its role in assisting hospitals during a surge of COVID-19 cases that has stressed the state's health care infrastructure. The guard is activating 310 additional members in logistical roles to 21 hospitals...

US pulls missile defenses in Saudi Arabia amid Yemen attacks

Sep. 11, 2021 02:52 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. has removed its most advanced missile defense system and Patriot batteries from Saudi Arabia in recent weeks, even as the kingdom faced continued air attacks from Yemen's Houthi rebels, satellite photos analyzed by The Associated Press show. ...

US gives 1st public look inside base housing Afghans

Sep. 10, 2021 21:46 PM EDT

FORT BLISS, Texas (AP) — The Biden administration on Friday provided the first public look inside a U.S. military base where Afghans airlifted out of Afghanistan are being screened, amid questions about how the government is caring for the refugees and vetting them. ...

Biden administration gives 1st public look inside US military base where Afghan evacuees are screened

Sep. 10, 2021 15:46 PM EDT
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Biden administration gives 1st public look inside US military base where Afghan evacuees are screened.

Report of gunshot triggered lockdown at Air Force base

Sep. 10, 2021 03:12 AM EDT

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s Wright-Patterson Air Force Base went into lockdown for several hours while security officials investigated reports of a shooter on the campus but eventually gave the all-clear early Friday morning. Two individuals...

Officials ID Marine recruit who died on Parris Island

Sep. 09, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — A recruit who died this week at a Marine Corps training center in South Carolina has been identified. Pvt. Anthony Munoz, 21, of Lawrence, Massachusetts, was on his first day of training with the 3rd Recruit Training Battalion's Lima Company...