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A supporter holds a photo of Egypt’s ousted autocratic President Hosni Mubarak as he weeps outside the gate of the mosque ahead of his funeral in New Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. Egypt is holding a full-honors military funeral for Mubarak who was ousted from power in the 2011 Arab Spring uprising. Mubarak, 91, died on Tuesday at a Cairo military hospital from heart and kidney complications. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

Egypt holds full-honors military funeral for Mubarak

Feb. 26, 2020 8:42 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt held a full-honors military funeral Wednesday for the country's former autocratic President Hosni Mubarak, who ruled for decades before he was ousted in the 2011 Arab Spring uprising that swept much of the region. The funeral, replete with cannon fire and a horse-drawn carriage carrying...

In this Feb. 21, 2020, photo, a South Korean marine wearing a mask stands in front of the Navy Base after a soldier of the unit was confirmed to have been infected with the coronavirus on Jeju Island, South Korea. The U.S. and South Korean militaries, used to being on guard for threats from North Korea, face a new and formidable enemy that could hurt battle readiness: a virus spreading around the world that has infected more than 1,200 people in South Korea. (Woo Jang-ho/Yonhap via AP)

US, South Korea militaries face new enemy in viral outbreak

Feb. 26, 2020 5:44 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The U.S. and South Korean militaries, used to being on guard for threats from North Korea, face a new and formidable enemy that could hurt battle readiness: a virus spreading around the world that has infected more than 1,200 people in South Korea. As the new coronavirus, which...

Davis-Monthan squadron back home after 6-month deployment

Feb. 26, 2020 12:14 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A fighter squadron has returned to its Arizona home base following a six-month deployment to southwest Asia. The 354th Fighter Squadron returned to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson in the past month after deployment last Julyin support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel, an...

Workers wearing protective gears spray disinfectant as a precaution against the new coronavirus at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. China and South Korea on Tuesday reported more cases of a new viral illness that has been concentrated in North Asia but is causing global worry as clusters grow in the Middle East and Europe. (Jin Yeon-soo/Yonhap via AP)

As world scrambles, experts warn virus spread in US certain

Feb. 25, 2020 5:35 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials warned Tuesday that the burgeoning coronavirus is certain to spread more widely in the country at some point, even as their counterparts in Europe and Asia scrambled to contain new outbreaks of the illness. “It’s not so much a question of if this will...

Karen Pence to visit Fort Campbell, speak to Army spouses

Feb. 25, 2020 4:24 AM EST

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — The wife of Vice President Mike Pence will visit Fort Campbell on Friday to highlight new efforts to create employment solutions for military spouses. Karen Pence will be joined by the Secretary of Defense’s wife, Leah Esper, in a visit to the Army post on the...

Gate to Connecticut Navy base closed over suspicious package

Feb. 24, 2020 4:28 PM EST

GROTON, Conn. (AP) — The main gate to Connecticut's Navy submarine base was closed briefly on Monday following a report of a suspicious package in a vehicle nearby. Officials determined there was no threat and the base resumed normal operations. Earlier in the afternoon people had been directed to leave...

Military repair depot to cut hundreds of contract jobs

Feb. 23, 2020 12:31 PM EST

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A military repair depot in central Pennsylvania has announced plans to lay off or reassign hundreds of contract employees due to an anticipated decrease in workload. Letterkenney Army Depot said the reduction will affect 323 contract personnel, nearly half of its contract...

Naval Academy releases name of midshipman found dead in dorm

Feb. 22, 2020 11:54 AM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A midshipman who was found dead in a dorm at the U.S. Naval Academy was a member of the senior class who played on the school's football team, authorities said Saturday. David Forney, 22, of Walkersville, Maryland, died Thursday after being found unresponsive in Bancroft Hall,...

Michigan wants space facility at former military base

Feb. 22, 2020 11:12 AM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan lawmakers and aerospace officials are hoping a former military base might become a space facility where public and private industries could launch satellites and tourists into space. Wurtsmith Airport was selected as the potential site. A group of legislators and the...

EPA: Toxic chemicals from Scott base may pollute local water

Feb. 22, 2020 9:21 AM EST

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Cancer-causing chemicals used over the years at Scott Air Force Base in southern Illinois may have leaked into local water supplies, according to a report from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. The state's EPA says an expanded site inspection is set to begin this summer...