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Statue of black pilot unveiled at air force base in Georgia

Oct. 13, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A black fighter pilot who fought for the French Foreign Legion during World War I was honored with a statue at Robins Air Force Base in Georgia. The bronze statue of Eugene Bullard was unveiled on Wednesday at the base near Warner Robins in front of a crowd that included his descendants,...

Air Force base facing dilemma of aging workforce

Oct. 12, 2019 2:29 PM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio air base is facing the increasingly common dilemma of an aging workforce. Around half of the 30,000 people who work at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton are nearing the end of their careers, the Dayton Daily News reported . Air Force Gen. Arnold Bunch Jr., commander of...

Washington state Native corporation wins defense contract

Oct. 9, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state Native corporation has won a $99 million government contract for U.S. Navy projects, with much of the work expected to be done in Puget Sound. The Kitsap Sun reported Monday that Port Madison Enterprises' Construction Corporation received the five-year contract...

Wisconsin GOP backs F-35s in Madison, despite noise concerns

Oct. 8, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican legislators waded into the debate over whether defense officials should station new F-35 jet fighters in Madison on Tuesday, passing a resolution supporting the idea despite neighborhood concerns about the noise and the effects it would have on property values. The Air Force...

The Latest: Wisconsin Senate passes F-35 resolution

Oct. 8, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a legislative resolution supporting new F-35 fighter jets at an Air National Guard base in Madison (all times local): 1:30 p.m. The state Senate has passed a resolution supporting new F-35 fighter jets at Madison's Truax Field. The U.S. Department of Defense is...

US fighter jet crashes in Germany, pilot ejects to safety

Oct. 8, 2019 11:27 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The U.S. military says an F-16 fighter jet has crashed in western Germany. The pilot was able to eject to safety. Police said the plane came down in the Zemmer area, between the city of Trier and the U.S. Air Force's Spangdahlem Air Base. Base spokeswoman Angela Watson confirmed the plane...

1 in custody after lockdown at Texas naval air station

Oct. 7, 2019 8:47 AM EDT

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A naval air station in Texas says one person is in custody after an unauthorized person on base prompted a lockdown. There are no reports of injuries at the Naval Air Station-Corpus Christi, but the base said Monday morning that the lockdown will remain in effect until the base...

Car drives through gate at Georgia military base, 3 killed

Oct. 5, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a man drove through a gate at Robins Air Force Base and collided with a security barrier, killing himself and two passengers. The incident occurred Friday night after the vehicle approached the Russell Parkway gate and refused to stop. News outlets report...

VA hospital patients' families will have free place to stay

Oct. 5, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Hershel "Woody" Williams said a lot has changed since he arrived to work at the Huntington VA Medical Center in 1946. For starters, the medical center now bears his name. It's recognition for his service in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II, which...

WWII's Sullivan brothers remembered at Mayport

Oct. 5, 2019 3:01 AM EDT

MAYPORT NAVAL STATION, Fla. (AP) — The five Sullivan brothers of Waterloo, Iowa, died together at the Battle of Guadalcanal in 1942. Six family members were among those who gathered aboard USS The Sullivans, based at Mayport Naval Station, to honor their story. Jim Sullivan, 78, wasn't even two years old...