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Grand Forks air base selected for new satellite mission

Sep. 17, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — The Grand Forks Air Force Base has been selected for a military satellite mission, North Dakota’s U.S. senators announced Friday. Republican Sens. John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer said the base will be home to a Space Networking Center, which is...

3 babies recently born to Afghan refugees at Fort McCoy

Sep. 17, 2021 11:01 AM EDT

SPARTA, Wis. (AP) — There's new life at the Fort McCoy military base in western Wisconsin where more than 12,000 Afghan refugees are staying. Three babies have been born to Afghan evacuees in recent days, according to Fort McCoy spokeswoman Cheryl Phillips. ...

New wargaming facility being built for Air Force laboratory

Sep. 17, 2021 00:49 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Construction has started at Kirtland Air Force Base for a new digital laboratory for advanced wargaming and other simulation and analysis work involving laser weapons and space vehicles. The Air Force Research Laboratory' s $6 million Wargaming...

B-2 stealth bomber out of service after emergency landing

Sep. 16, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

KNOB NOSTER, Mo. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force is investigating after a B-2 stealth bomber made an emergency landing at Whiteman Air Force base earlier this week. The bomber had an in-flight malfunction during a routine training mission early Tuesday, according to a...

Virginia and Wisconsin report measles cases among refugees

Sep. 14, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Six people who recently traveled to the United States after fleeing the Taliban in Afghanistan have been diagnosed with measles, officials said Tuesday. The cases in Virginia and Wisconsin are being reported four days after the U.S. halted...

National Guard to help Billings hospital with COVID cases

Sep. 14, 2021 14:49 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Seventeen Montana National Guard soldiers have volunteered to continue helping the state with its COVID-19 response, Gov. Greg Gianforte said. Ten soldiers will help at Billings Clinic, starting Wednesday, as the hospital faces capacity and staffing...

Kentucky National Guard sending 300 members to hospitals

Sep. 14, 2021 04:13 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky National Guard is expanding its role in assisting hospitals during a surge of COVID-19 cases that has stressed the state's health care infrastructure. The guard is activating 310 additional members in logistical roles to 21 hospitals...

US pulls missile defenses in Saudi Arabia amid Yemen attacks

Sep. 11, 2021 02:52 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. has removed its most advanced missile defense system and Patriot batteries from Saudi Arabia in recent weeks, even as the kingdom faced continued air attacks from Yemen's Houthi rebels, satellite photos analyzed by The Associated Press show. ...

US gives 1st public look inside base housing Afghans

Sep. 10, 2021 21:46 PM EDT

FORT BLISS, Texas (AP) — The Biden administration on Friday provided the first public look inside a U.S. military base where Afghans airlifted out of Afghanistan are being screened, amid questions about how the government is caring for the refugees and vetting them. ...

Biden administration gives 1st public look inside US military base where Afghan evacuees are screened

Sep. 10, 2021 15:46 PM EDT
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Biden administration gives 1st public look inside US military base where Afghan evacuees are screened.