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Russia marks Navy's 325th anniversary, Iranian ship joins in

Jul. 25, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia marked the 325th anniversary of the founding of its navy with ship parades at major ports on Sunday. Russian President Vladimir Putin attended the main parade of more than 50 vessels in St. Petersburg, which included ships from the navies of Iran,...

Buckley Space Force Base prepares for the next frontier

Jul. 25, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — For more than two decades, Col. Marcus Jackson’s fatigues have been emblazoned with the cinnamon font synonymous with the U.S. Air Force. The newest commander of Aurora’s longtime Air Force installation has been a career military man with...

China, Afghanistan top Blinken agenda on India, Kuwait trip

Jul. 23, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to India and Kuwait next week for talks on China, the coronavirus and Afghanistan, the State Department said Friday. The trip comes as the Biden administration seeks to shore up U.S. leadership in...

US pilot thanks British man who guaranteed a happy landing

Jul. 23, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — U.S. Air Force Maj. Grant Thompson thanked a British photographer the best way he knew how - by ripping the flight patch from his shoulder and handing it to the man whose quick action last week ensured he landed safely after an engine in his F-15E Strike Eagle malfunctioned. ...

Inhofe: Oklahoma military bases poised to grow in 2022

Jul. 22, 2021 17:41 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — All five of Oklahoma's military installations will remain viable and are poised to grow under the latest annual federal defense appropriation bill, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe's office said Thursday. Inhofe, the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services...

Afghan war’s end quiets chaplain's litany of funeral prayers

Jul. 20, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. (AP) — This is the place where mothers buckled to the tarmac in grief and children lifted their teddy bears to see daddy carried off in a flag-covered box. This is where presidents stood and generals saluted as the price of war was made plain. This is the place...

Afghan war’s end quiets chaplain's litany of funeral prayers

Jul. 20, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. (AP) — This is the place where widows wailed, where mothers buckled to the tarmac in grief and where children lifted their teddy bears to see daddy carried off in a flag-covered box. This is where presidents stood and generals saluted because...

Afghans who helped US being evacuated to Virginia Army base

Jul. 19, 2021 17:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — About 2,500 Afghans who worked for the U.S. government will be evacuated to a military base in Virginia along with their families pending approval of their visas, the Biden administration said Monday as the administration rapidly moves to complete the withdrawal of U.S....

Base tells troops to prove vaccination as COVID cases rise

Jul. 14, 2021 18:21 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama military base has ordered troops to show proof of vaccination in order to go without face masks as the state sees an uptick in COVID-19 cases — a rise attributed to low vaccination rates in the state. The measure was put in place...

Explosion strikes unused ammunition dump in Saudi Arabia

Jul. 14, 2021 02:11 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An explosion Wednesday in Saudi Arabia struck what authorities described as an ammunition dump containing “unserviceable munitions.” Videos showed sparks, flames and smoke shooting out of a desert location southeast of Riyadh near a major air base. ...