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Vandenberg Air Force Base to be renamed Space Force Base

May. 14, 2021 12:37 PM EDT

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base will be renamed as a U.S. Space Force Base on Friday. The name will be changed to Vandenberg Space Force Base during an afternoon ceremony on the parade field at the sprawling base on the...

Hawaii scientists introduce endangered damselflies on Oahu

May. 10, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Scientists in Hawaii have started to introduce native damselflies into the wild on Oahu's North Shore to help repopulate the insect and potentially save the species from extinction. The state Department of Land and Natural Resources has been releasing...

Drone attack on Iraqi base hosting US troops; no casualties

May. 08, 2021 03:52 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — In mid-April, A drone strike early on Saturday targeted a military base in Iraq that hosts U.S. troops, causing only minor damage and no casualties, Iraq's military and the U.S.-led coalition said. The pore-dawn attack damaged a hangar, tweeted coalition...

General: China's Africa outreach poses threat from Atlantic

May. 06, 2021 06:52 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S general for Africa is warning that a growing threat from China may come not just from the waters of the Pacific but from the Atlantic as well. U.S. Gen. Stephen Townsend, in an interview with The Associated Press, said Beijing is looking to...

Air Force: Missile test launch from California aborted

May. 05, 2021 12:30 PM EDT

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A test launch of an unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile was aborted before liftoff early Wednesday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, the U.S. Air Force said. “The cause of the ground abort is...

Water treatment facility complete at former Air Force base

May. 05, 2021 12:09 PM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A $17 million water treatment facility at the former Pease Air Force base is operating, seven years after officials in Portsmouth learned PFAS had contaminated a well. The facility has already treated two wells. They are at non-detection levels...

Cape Cod machine gun range gets key federal approval

May. 05, 2021 09:46 AM EDT

BOURNE, Mass. (AP) — A proposed machine gun training range at a National Guard base in Massachusetts has received approval from a federal agency. The National Guard Bureau has determined that the range at Camp Edwards on Joint Base Cape Cod would not significantly...

Naval Station Newport to make $39M in stormwater repairs

May. 05, 2021 09:44 AM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The Navy has agreed to make more than $39 million in repairs at Naval Station Newport that will ensure the facility is in compliance with laws regulating the discharge of stormwater into Narragansett Bay, authorities said. “The projects under this...

Dayton sues air base, defense department for water pollution

May. 04, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The city of Dayton has sued the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the U.S. Department of Defense for failing to stop water contaminants from entering a source of the city's drinking water. The lawsuit filed Monday in the Southern District of Ohio...

U.S. Army warmly welcomed ahead of NATO exercises in Albania

May. 01, 2021 10:01 AM EDT

DURRES, Albania (AP) — Albania’s main port of Durres has welcomed a huge influx of containers and big trucks this week ahead of NATO exercises, a concentration of military vehicles that U.S. officials said has not been seen in the Adriatic nation since World War II. ...