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US Navy medics due at New Mexico hospital strained by COVID

Dec. 03, 2021 18:08 PM EST

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A team of U.S. Navy health care providers is expected to arrive this weekend at San Juan Regional Medical Center, where an official said a continuing surge in COVID-19 patients has pushed the hospital to more than 200% of its critical care capacity. ...

‘We just feel it’: Racism plagues US military academies

Dec. 03, 2021 00:39 AM EST

Eight years after he graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Geoffrey Easterling remains astonished by the Confederate history still memorialized on the storied academy’s campus – the six-foot-tall painting of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in the library, the barracks...

Russia sends missiles near Pacific islands claimed by Japan

Dec. 02, 2021 12:05 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military has deployed coastal defense missile systems near the Kuril Islands, a Pacific chain also claimed by Japan. The move appeared intended to underline Moscow's firm stance in the dispute. The Bastion systems were moved to Matua, a...

Takeaways: AP investigates missing US military explosives

Dec. 02, 2021 00:46 AM EST

The U.S. military cannot account for all its explosives. An Associated Press investigation has found that weapons of war such as TNT and grenades have vanished from military bases and shipments. All have been stolen from or lost by the U.S. armed forces over the past...

Hawaii: Petroleum detected in tap water near Pearl Harbor

Dec. 01, 2021 21:33 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii State Department of Health said Wednesday a laboratory has detected petroleum product in a water sample from an elementary school near Pearl Harbor amid heightened concerns that fuel from a massive Navy storage facility could contaminate Oahu's water supply. ...

Top adviser to Ellsworth AFB commander removed from post

Nov. 29, 2021 18:42 PM EST

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. (AP) — The primary adviser to the commander of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota has been removed from his post for what officials described Monday as inappropriate conduct. Chief Master Sgt. Just Deisch, the...

California port, naval base vie to ease shipping congestion

Nov. 28, 2021 13:46 PM EST

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Officials are using a California naval base to help alleviate congestion at Los Angeles County ports in time for holiday shopping. The Ventura County Star reports Sunday that the Port of Hueneme has an agreement with Naval Base Ventura County to...

Honor Guard's funeral duty triples due to COVID-19 pandemic

Nov. 27, 2021 01:07 AM EST

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on the Minot Air Force Base Honor Guard in the number of funerals in which these volunteer men and women have provided military honors. Since latter 2019 to date, Minot Air Force Base Honor...

Worker at Fort Campbell sues union over religious beliefs

Nov. 26, 2021 13:57 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A hospital custodian at the Fort Campbell Army post has filed a lawsuit against her union arguing she shouldn't have to pay dues because of her religious beliefs. The lawsuit was filed by Dorothy Frame, who works at Fort Campbell's Blanchfield...

Got the wrong goat: West Point cadets try to nab Navy mascot

Nov. 23, 2021 17:29 PM EST

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — West Point cadets attempting to nab the U.S. Naval Academy's mascot ahead of the annual Army-Navy football game ended up grabbing a different goat, according to a report. U.S. Military Academy cadets traveled this weekend to a farm near...