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US Air Force base to open new entrance

Nov. 17, 2019 10:15 AM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A U.S Air Force base in Ohio is going to open a new entrance for commercial and passenger vehicles. The Dayton Daily News reports the new gate to Area A of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in southwestern Ohio will open Monday. The new Gate 26A is located off State Highway 235 in...

'You've got to give back': Veteran helps restore homes

Nov. 17, 2019 12:06 AM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Seeing her neighbors come together after Hurricane Florence devastated their neighborhood in 2018 inspired retired Army Master Sgt. Avis Rankins to help others in need of shelter. Service was instilled and impressed upon Rankins from an early age. Rankins, who calls North Carolina...

Twin brothers stick together through service

Nov. 16, 2019 1:36 PM EST

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Like many twins, the Markham brothers shared secrets. But most twins' secrets probably don't involve duping the United States military. Wilbourne Markham said his twin brother, Weldon, was determined for them to join the military in 1952 (Wilbourne thinks it's because he watched...

North Korea’s Kim attends military air show, lauds pilots

Nov. 15, 2019 8:28 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday said leader Kim Jong Un attended a flight demonstration of military aircraft at an airfield on the country’s eastern coast where he instructed combat pilots to acquire “great idea and tactics” against enemies “armed to the...

11 sailors suffered minor injuries in fire on USS Iwo Jima

Nov. 15, 2019 12:42 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Navy says 11 sailors suffered minor injuries when fire broke out Friday on the USS Iwo Jima, now docked at the Naval Station Mayport near Jacksonville. In a news release, the Navy said sailors on the amphibious assault ship reported smoke early Friday in a cargo hold. The...

Cuban president says US plan to pressure Cuba failing

Nov. 14, 2019 2:00 PM EST

CAIMANERA, Cuba (AP) — A short distance from the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel said Thursday that the Trump administration’s hardening of the American embargo is failing to force concessions from his government. "The Yankees keep squeezing but we keep...

Turkey: 17 hurt in explosions at ammunition depot

Nov. 14, 2019 2:19 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish officials say two explosions at an ammunition depot in southeast Turkey have injured 16 military personnel and one civilian. Gov. Abdullah Erin of Sanliurfa province has told reporters that the explosions occurred late Wednesday at the command of a mechanized brigade in the...

Military families sue, claim poor housing conditions on base

Nov. 13, 2019 8:53 AM EST

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Ten military families have filed a class-action lawsuit accusing private companies that manage base housing of failing to remedy unsafe living conditions. News outlets report the lawsuit filed Tuesday says mold infestations and other problems have caused members of military families...

Commission wants Navy to protect clam flats from pollutants

Nov. 13, 2019 5:40 AM EST

HARPSWELL, Maine (AP) — A Maine town wants the Navy to protect the clam flats as part of its remediation plan for the former Brunswick Naval Air Station. The Harpswell Conservation Commission has argued the stormwater system that brings water from ponds at the former Navy base to Mare Brook and Harpswell...

F-35 pilots at a Utah base to resume night flying this week

Nov. 10, 2019 10:55 PM EST

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah (AP) — Starting this week, pilots at Utah's Hill Air Force Base will start their recurrent local night flying schedule. Base officials say northern Utah residents will notice increased jet activity during the evening hours as F-35 pilots practice night-time combat skills from Nov....