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Challenges filed to Alaska lawmaker's reelection bid

Jun. 13, 2022 18:39 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Challenges have been made to Alaska Republican state Rep. David Eastman's reelection bid over his affiliation with the far-right Oath Keepers. Several people said they filed complaints related to a section of the state Constitution that prevents from...

3 Air Force cadets who refused vaccine won't be commissioned

May. 21, 2022 19:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy who have refused the COVID-19 vaccine will not be commissioned as military officers but will graduate with bachelor's degrees, the academy said Saturday. Academy spokesman Dean Miller said that a fourth cadet who had...

Milley tells West Point cadets technology will transform war

May. 21, 2022 13:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. military officer challenged the next generation of Army soldiers on Saturday to prepare America's military to fight future wars that may look little like the wars of today. Army Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, painted a grim...

Review: 'Team America' plumbs enduring impact of 4 generals

May. 16, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

“Team America: Patton, MacArthur, Marshall, Eisenhower, and the World They Forged” by Robert L. O’Connell (Harper) Insightful and informative, military historian Robert L. O’Connell’s latest book carries a title that might evoke in today’s readers a group of superheroes...

4 Air Force cadets may not graduate due to vaccine refusal

May. 14, 2022 08:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four cadets at the Air Force Academy may not graduate or be commissioned as military officers this month because they have refused the COVID-19 vaccine, and they may be required to pay back thousands of dollars in tuition costs, according to Air Force officials. ...

Florida groups canvass spring breakers to warn of fentanyl

Apr. 09, 2022 10:33 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — In the days after a group of West Point cadets on spring break were sickened by fentanyl-laced cocaine at a South Florida house party, community activists sprang into action. They blitzed beaches, warned spring breakers of a surge in recreational drugs...