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Saudi gunman tweeted against US before naval base shooting

Dec. 8, 2019 11:22 PM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The Saudi gunman who killed three people at the Pensacola naval base had apparently gone on Twitter shortly before the shooting to blast U.S. support of Israel and accuse America of being anti-Muslim, a U.S. official said Sunday as the FBI confirmed it is operating on the assumption...

Minnesota National Guard identifies 3 killed in copter crash

Dec. 8, 2019 3:25 PM EST

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota National Guard says the three soldiers who were killed when their helicopter crashed near St. Cloud this week were part of a unit that returned last May from a nine-month deployment to the Middle East. The Guard identified the men who were killed in Thursday's crash as...

Deployment ceremony held for group of Guard members

Dec. 8, 2019 10:40 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A group of New Hampshire Army National Guard members is being deployed to Afghanistan. A ceremony was held Saturday in Concord for the seven members of the Operational Support Airlift Detachment 18. They were on their way to training in Texas and then to Afghanistan. The fixed -wing...

Navy-trained doctor, immigrant grateful for opportunities

Dec. 8, 2019 9:00 AM EST

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — The military practically gave Dr. Jennea Correia a free ride to medical school, and in return, the doctor served her country for 12 1/2 years, including a stint in Afghanistan. During her time on active duty and reserves, the Navy commander_who was born in Trinidad and Tobago...

Official: Base shooter watched shooting videos before attack

Dec. 8, 2019 8:28 AM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The Saudi student who fatally shot three sailors at a U.S. naval base in Florida hosted a dinner party earlier in the week where he and three others watched videos of mass shootings, a U.S. official told The Associated Press on Saturday. Officials investigating the deadly attack...

Pensacola naval base shooting tests US-Saudi relations

Dec. 7, 2019 4:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top U.S. defense and military officials on Saturday reaffirmed America's continued commitment to and relationship with Saudi Arabia after a Saudi Air Force student's deadly attack at a Navy base in Florida. Defense Secretary Mark Esper and others attending a security conference in...

Aging survivors return to Pearl Harbor to recall '41 attack

Dec. 7, 2019 3:46 PM EST

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — A dozen frail survivors of the attack on Pearl Harbor returned Saturday to honor those who perished when Japanese planes pierced a quiet sunny morning 78 years ago and rained bombs on battleships lined up below. About 30 World War II veterans and some 2,000 members of the public...

Army installation in Alabama expected to have 50,000 workers

Dec. 7, 2019 3:41 PM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A U.S. Army installation in Alabama will grow from 44,000 employees to more than 50,000 by 2025, its commander said. About $2 billion in infrastructure projects in the next five years will keep Redstone growing, said Lt. Gen. Edward Daly, the senior commander of Redstone Arsenal....

Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston marks Pearl Harbor attack

Dec. 7, 2019 10:24 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The National Park Service is commemorating the anniversary of the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor with a service and a wreath-laying ceremony at Boston's Charlestown Navy Yard, the home of the USS Constitution. There are three parts to Saturday's program. A morning breakfast at the USS...

Interior OKs 20-year extension for Nellis use of buffer land

Dec. 7, 2019 12:10 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Interior Department is giving Nellis Air Force Base another 20 years to use over 3.9 square miles (10 square kilometers) of public land northeast of Las Vegas as a safety buffer for the base's operations. The department announced Friday that Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife...