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Air Force major charged with murder in death of Texas wife

Jul. 15, 2019 1:53 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — An Air Force major based in San Antonio has been charged with murder after authorities found the remains of his wife whom he reported missing in March. Forty-year-old Andre McDonald is being held Monday at the Bexar (bayr) County jail. Bail is set at $2 million. Sheriff's officials say...

Wisconsin National Guard plans disaster training exercise

Jul. 15, 2019 10:52 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — People in Monroe and Juneau counties can expect to see more military vehicles on the road and aircraft overhead this week as the Wisconsin National Guard runs a massive disaster training exercise. The exercise, dubbed Patriot North, is set to begin Monday and run through Thursday at...

Hundreds of guard soldiers deploying to Afghanistan

Jul. 15, 2019 8:23 AM EDT

MENOMONIE, Wis. (AP) — A standing-room-only crowd packed a fieldhouse at the University of Wisconsin-Stout for a send-off ceremony for nearly 400 Wisconsin Army National Guard soldiers headed for a year's deployment in Afghanistan. The Eau Claire-headquartered 1st Battalion, 128th Infantry and its...

Utah National Guard crews battle wildfire near Camp Williams

Jul. 14, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

CAMP WILLIAMS, Utah (AP) — Utah National Guard officials say crews are battling a wildfire that sparked near a gun range at Camp Williams. They say the fire was first reported about 11 a.m. Sunday and charred about 100 acres (0.15 square miles or 0.38 square kilometers) by 2:15 p.m. and was 25% contained....

Decorated soldier dies in combat operations in Afghanistan

Jul. 14, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A decorated Special Forces company sergeant major has died during combat in Afghanistan, U.S. military officials said Sunday. James G. "Ryan" Sartor, 40, was killed Saturday during combat operations in Faryab Province, according to Lt. Col. Loren Bymer, spokesman for the U.S. Army...

Elevated levels of PFAS chemicals found near Delaware base

Jul. 14, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware officials say high levels of a worrisome class of manmade chemicals have been detected in four private wells near Dover Air Force Base. Officials said in a news release Sunday that they had been notified about the elevated levels of per- and polyfluoroalykyl substances, or PFAS,...

Exhibit shares history of Native American veterans

Jul. 14, 2019 11:54 AM EDT

FORT CALHOUN, Neb. (AP) — A traveling Smithsonian exhibit about the history of Native Americans in the U.S. military is on display at Fort Atkinson State Historical Park in eastern Nebraska. "Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation's Armed Forces" tells the story of the American Indian and Alaska...

More Georgia National Guard troops returning from overseas

Jul. 14, 2019 10:07 AM EDT

FORT STEWART, Ga. (AP) — More citizen-soldiers from the Georgia National Guard are coming home after spending several months deployed in Afghanistan. The National Guard said in a news release that members of the 48th Infantry Brigade are scheduled to arrive Monday at Fort Stewart. More than 2,000 troops...

Great white sharks spotted at 3 Cape Cod beaches

Jul. 14, 2019 9:25 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Great white sharks have been spotted at three Cape Cod beaches. The Cape Cod Times reports that three beaches were briefly closed Saturday after confirmed sightings of great white sharks. Police and fire authorities say the sharks were seen by the Head of the Meadow Beach and Coast Guard...

The Latest: National Guard trying to rescue family of 5

Jul. 14, 2019 12:45 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Barry (all times local): ___ 11:40 p.m. Authorities are trying to rescue a family of five who are trapped by high water in a south Louisiana home. KTBS-TV reports that the family was trapped Saturday night in the town of Franklin. The Shreveport television station reports...