Latest Military facilities News

Jill Biden: I didn't expect 'healing role' as first lady

Jan. 17, 2022 00:13 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Her husband campaigned to help unite the country, but Jill Biden says “healing” a nation wounded by a deadly pandemic, natural and other disasters and deep political polarization is among her chief roles as first lady, too. Wrapping up a year in which she saw...

Afghan refugee family tries to find a home in Savannah

Jan. 15, 2022 00:08 AM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Please note that the names of the refugees have been changed to protect their identities as well as their families who remain in Afghanistan. The article has been updated to reflect updated numbers from Inspiritus. It was around 2 a.m. on Aug. 15 when Mahdi...

Britain to upgrade communications on Cyprus military base

Jan. 14, 2022 15:13 PM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The U.K. will build a new communications facility on one of two bases it maintains on the eastern Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus, a British Defense Ministry spokesman said Friday. The spokesman told the Associated Press that the purpose of the...

Rhode Island Hospital to get help from military medical team

Jan. 14, 2022 13:31 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Hospital is expecting help from a military medical team as part of a federal effort to help mitigate staffing crunches at hospitals. Lifespan, the health system that includes Rhode Island Hospital, said Friday that the team of about 20 doctors...

National Guard to help staffing efforts at WVa hospital

Jan. 14, 2022 04:04 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two dozen members of the West Virginia National Guard are being sent to support hospital staffing efforts as COVID-19 continues to ravage the state. The National Guard said Thursday on Twitter that 25 members will assist operations at Charleston Area...

Inslee deploys National Guard to assist hospitals, testing

Jan. 13, 2022 19:46 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is deploying 100 members of the state National Guard to hospitals across the state to set up testing sites and to assist in non-medical tasks amid staff shortages due to an omicron-fueled spike in COVID-19 hospitalizations. Inslee...

Two Israeli soldiers killed by friendly fire

Jan. 13, 2022 03:31 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Two Israeli soldiers were killed by friendly fire overnight while on a security patrol near a military base in the Jordan Valley, the military said early Thursday. It said they were misidentified and mistakenly killed by fellow soldiers. The...

Gov. deploys National Guard to hospitals amid COVID surge

Jan. 12, 2022 20:56 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Gov. Kate Brown is deploying Oregon National Guard members to help at hospitals that she says are under extreme pressure due to a COVID-19 omicron-fueled surge in hospitalizations. A total of 1,200 Guard members will be deployed to more than 50 hospitals across...

Beshear activates National Guard to help strained hospitals

Jan. 10, 2022 18:28 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In response to rising hospitalizations, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Monday that more Kentucky National Guard members will deploy to 30 health care facilities, beginning this week. Kentucky is currently experiencing a record surge of COVID-19 cases fueled by...

US, Japan agree to keep troops on base to curb COVID spread

Jan. 09, 2022 06:54 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. and Japan on Sunday agreed to keep American troops within their bases as worries grew about a sharp rise in coronavirus cases in the country. The restrictions starting Monday will last 14 days, confining U.S. military personnel to base facilities except for...