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Wright State agency to lead Air Force partnership effort

Sep. 16, 2019 1:46 AM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A university research corporation in Ohio says it will be the lead agency in a $49 million effort to strengthen the relationship between the Air Force and businesses and universities. Wright State Applied Research Corporation says in a release that it's been selected to lead the U.S....

The Latest: Trump disputes ground rules of meeting with Iran

Sep. 15, 2019 11:02 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on the tensions in the Persian Gulf a day after Iran-backed Yemeni rebels attacked major oil sites in Saudi Arabia (all times local): 4 a.m. President Donald Trump appears to be disputing the comments of senior aides, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo...

US general for NATO: Afghan violence will rise before vote

Sep. 13, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — The top U.S. general for NATO said Friday that he expects increased violence in Afghanistan in the lead-up to the election later this month, adding that allies will make necessary adjustments to military operations there to protect the vote. Air Force Gen. Tod Wolters, the...

General: US faces 'Sputnik moment' in space race competition

Sep. 9, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. has reached a new "Sputnik moment" in which the military must act to keep the nation's competitive advantage in space against adversaries such as Russia, China, and to a lesser extent, Iran and North Korea, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Monday. Gen....

The Latest: General says US is at a new 'Sputnik moment'

Sep. 9, 2019 1:31 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on the Peterson Air Force Base ceremony to mark the establishment of the U.S. Space Command (all times local): 11:10 a.m. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says the U.S. has reached a new "Sputnik moment" in which the nation's competitive advantage in space...

Air Force disputes Alaska crew favored Trump Scottish hotel

Sep. 8, 2019 10:20 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Military officials are disputing a report that claims a joint Air Force and Alaska Air National Guard unit on a routine mission to Kuwait went miles out of their way to spend the night at a resort in Scotland owned by President Donald Trump. Politico first reported that the...

Utah's US senators concerned over funding for projects

Sep. 5, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's U.S. senators say about $54 million in funding for two projects at Hill Air Force Base has been diverted to aid construction of the U.S.-Mexico border wall. Sens. Mitt Romney and Mike Lee have expressed concerns over the decision after the Air Force alerted them Wednesday....

$8 million diverted from Colorado military base for border

Sep. 4, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Pentagon is diverting $8 million in construction money from Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, to help pay for fencing on the U.S.-Mexico border. The military said Wednesday a planned space control facility at Peterson is among 127 projects that will be delayed or eliminated to shift $3.6...

$125M for New Mexico defense projects going to border wall

Sep. 4, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal authorities want to divert $125 million from two planned projects at New Mexico military bases to help to build part of President Donald Trump's wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Members of the New Mexico congressional delegation were informed Wednesday of the Department...

Trump declares new Space Command key to American defense

Aug. 29, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring space crucial to the nation's defense, President Donald Trump said Thursday the Pentagon has established U.S. Space Command to preserve American dominance on "the ultimate high ground." "This is a landmark day," Trump said in a Rose Garden ceremony, "one that recognizes the...