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Air Force base in New Mexico tries to speed cleanup

Sep. 26, 2021 10:07 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Cannon Air Force Base is starting work with nearby landowners to test their water and soil for a group of chemicals known as PFAS. Tests will help the military determine where an underground contamination plume migrated off the base, the...

Marine, wife in Virginia aid Afghan linguist seeking asylum

Sep. 26, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Marine Lt. Col. Breck Perry came to know “E.Z.” while stationed in Jalalabad, in the eastern part of Afghanistan. “E.Z. was our platoon linguist,” said Perry, who is now stationed at Marine Corps Base Quantico. “I developed a...

Retired B-1 bombers sent to boneyard at air base in Arizona

Sep. 25, 2021 00:16 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Over a dozen B-1 bombers decommissioned by the Air Force have been flown to a so-called boneyard in Arizona. The last of the 13 bombers destined for storage or disposal at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson arrived Thursday after being flown...

New Mexico governor tours refugee center, talks business

Sep. 24, 2021 19:35 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham visited southern New Mexico on Friday to talk with fellow elected Democratic leaders and business groups about economic development and to tour a military base near the U.S.-Mexico border where Afghan refugees are being housed. ...

National Guard deployed to aid southern Indiana hospital

Sep. 23, 2021 15:47 PM EDT

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana National Guard members have been deployed to a southern Indiana hospital to support medical staff facing increased workloads fueled in part by patients being treated for COVID-19. Seven National Guard members arrived Wednesday at...

1 of 2 pilots in military jet crash in Texas out of hospital

Sep. 21, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

LAKE WORTH, Texas (AP) — One of the two pilots injured when their military training jet crashed into a suburban Fort Worth, Texas, neighborhood over the weekend has been released from the hospital. The instructor pilot was released from the hospital Monday, the Chief of...

Military general who ruled Egypt after Mubarak ouster dies

Sep. 21, 2021 11:50 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Hussein Tantawi, the Egyptian general who took charge of the country when longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak was forced to step down amid the 2011 Arab Spring uprising, died on Tuesday, Egypt’s presidency said. He was 85. Field Marshal Tantawi, Mubarak’s...

Liability concerns lead to shutdown of some Colorado 14ers

Sep. 20, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The ramifications of a lawsuit that ended with the U.S. government paying an injured mountain biker several million dollars after a crash on a washed-out trail continue to challenge Colorado fourteener hikers. And more recreational pursuits could be...

Military training jet crashes in Texas, injuring both pilots

Sep. 19, 2021 22:19 PM EDT

LAKE WORTH, Texas (AP) — A military training jet crashed Sunday in a neighborhood near Fort Worth, Texas, injuring the two pilots and damaging three homes but not seriously hurting anyone on the ground, authorities said. Both pilots managed to eject from the plane...

Alaska air base declares public health emergency amid COVID

Sep. 18, 2021 02:07 AM EDT

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska (AP) — Military leaders on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson have declared a public health emergency and encouraged all personnel to avoid places that do not require masks or social distancing in response to increasing COVID-19 cases in Alaska,...