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Air Force Academy chapel in Colorado to close in September

Aug. 20, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado has announced it will close its cadet chapel for extensive renovations beginning in September. KOAA-TV reports the military academy says Sept. 3 is the final day scheduled for visits prior to the chapel's three-year closure. Officials at...

Naval Academy professor returns, but not to class

Aug. 19, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — As a civilian tenured English professor, Bruce Fleming believes he has made important contributions to the U.S. Naval Academy during his 30 years on staff, providing views from outside the military while teaching writing, literature and critical thinking skills to future Navy and...

UN: Over 37 health-related attacks in Libya since offensive

Aug. 15, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — More than 37 attacks have been reported against health workers, health facilities and ambulances in Libya since the self-styled Libyan National Army led by Khalifa Hifter launched an offensive in early April to capture the capital of Tripoli, the United Nations said Thursday. The U.N....

Iraq takes security measures following mysterious blasts

Aug. 15, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq on Thursday banned unauthorized flights and ordered all military camps and munitions warehouses to be moved outside Iraqi cities following a massive explosion at a munitions depot southwest of Baghdad that killed one civilian and wounded 13 earlier this week. The exact cause of Monday...

Carbon monoxide problem discovered in military base housing

Aug. 15, 2019 11:58 AM EDT

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A family that went to the hospital with symptoms that suggested carbon monoxide poisoning has led military officials to warn dozens of families at Fort Bragg about possible exposure. News outlets report military officials said Wednesday that a combination of factors caused the...

Quake damage estimate tops $5B at California Navy base

Aug. 14, 2019 10:52 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Earthquakes that struck California last month caused more than $5 billion in damage to Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, a sprawling desert facility where some of the military's most advanced weapons are tested, according to an estimate made public Wednesday. A survey of nearly 3,600...

Extremists attack army base in southern Mogadishu; 5 killed

Aug. 14, 2019 11:11 AM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somali military officers say at least four soldiers and a photographer embedded with the army were killed in an attack by Islamic extremists on an army base in the town of Awdhegle, southwest of the capital. Gen. Yusuf Rage, commander of the Somali infantry division, said that...

5 dead in Russian missile test explosion

Aug. 10, 2019 5:26 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's nuclear agency says five of its employees were killed when a rocket engine exploded during a test at a far-northern military base. Soon after Thursday's explosion, the Russian Defense Ministry said two people died and four were injured, including servicemen and civilian engineers. It...

9 hurt in new blasts at Russian military arsenal in Siberia

Aug. 9, 2019 12:29 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — More explosions have injured nine more people at a military depot in Russia's Siberia region, where massive blasts earlier in the week left one person dead and 13 injured. The Friday explosions at the ammunition depot near the city of Achinsk in eastern Siberia's Krasnoyarsk region were...

Russian military says 2 dead, 4 injured by rocket explosion

Aug. 8, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Defense Ministry said a rocket engine exploded during a test Thursday, killing two people and injuring four others. Local officials reported a slight increase in radiation levels in a nearby city. The ministry said the explosion occurred at a military shooting range in Nyonoksa in...