Latest Military affairs News

Wisconsin Veterans Museum to re-open in July

Jun. 10, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Veterans Museum plans to reopen next month after state officials shut it down for 16 months amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The museum announced Thursday it will re-open July 1 with new exhibits on Madison natives Roberta Wells and Akira...

Myanmar military plane crash kills 12, including senior monk

Jun. 10, 2021 05:31 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A well-known senior Buddhist monk was among at least 12 people who died when a plane belonging to Myanmar’s military crashed Thursday in the country’s central Mandalay region, state media reported. Army-run Myawaddy TV said a boy was one of two...

Military medical service mission coming to eastern Kentucky

Jun. 10, 2021 04:05 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky (AP) — A military medical service operation that will provide free health services is coming to eastern Kentucky in July. Military health care workers will operate clinics roughly between July 10 and July 21 as part of the Operation Gateway Kentucky...

Michigan governor signs bills to help veterans, families

Jun. 09, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed legislation on Wednesday that makes it easier for veterans and their families who are licensed professionals to continue their careers when they move to the state. Veterans, active-duty service members and...

Cooper seeks to ignite NC wind projects, sets power goal

Jun. 09, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Roy Cooper unveiled more efforts on Wednesday to boost development of generating wind turbine energy off the North Carolina coast over the next two decades. The governor issued an executive order directing his Commerce Department to create a...

Marine killed at Pearl Harbor laid to rest in California

Jun. 09, 2021 15:07 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Eighty years after he died in the attack on Pearl Harbor and just months after his remains were finally identified, a California Marine has been laid to rest with full military honors. About 50 people attended the ceremony Tuesday for Pfc. John...

Biden ends GOP infrastructure talks, but new group emerges

Jun. 08, 2021 23:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden ended talks with a group of Republican senators on a big infrastructure package on Tuesday and started reaching out to senators from both parties in a new effort toward bipartisan compromise, setting a summer deadline for Congress to pass his top...

Deported veteran sues to get naturalization interview in US

Jun. 07, 2021 19:55 PM EDT

Hector Ocegueda-Rivera wanted to head to an interview in Los Angeles with immigration officers so he could become a U.S. citizen — but since he was deported to Mexico, he couldn't get back in the country to do so. Now, the 53-year-old U.S. Marine Corps veteran who was...

History lesson: A look at 75 years of North Las Vegas

Jun. 06, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — Long before becoming mayor pro tem of North Las Vegas, Isaac Barron was a kid who went dove hunting in the desert off Craig Road and attended classes at Rancho High School, where the motto was “the best is yet to come.” ...

USS Constitution to pay respects to health care workers

Jun. 06, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The U.S.S. Constitution and its crew are paying tribute to health care workers and first responders for their service during the coronavirus pandemic. Old Ironsides as the warship is known, is scheduled to take about 200 health care workers and first...