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New names for Fort Bragg, 8 other Army bases recommended

May. 24, 2022 18:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fort Bragg would become Fort Liberty. Fort Gordon would be Fort Eisenhower. And, for the first time, Army bases would be named after Black soldiers and women. An independent commission on Tuesday recommended new names for nine Army posts that now commemorate Confederate...

3 Air Force cadets who refused vaccine won't be commissioned

May. 21, 2022 19:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy who have refused the COVID-19 vaccine will not be commissioned as military officers but will graduate with bachelor's degrees, the academy said Saturday. Academy spokesman Dean Miller said that a fourth cadet who had...

Air Force preparing Ellsworth air show after 7-year hiatus

Apr. 29, 2022 16:30 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Military officials are preparing to put on an air show at Ellsworth Air Force Base for the first time in seven years. The Rapid City Journal reported Friday that the Ellsworth Air & Space Show is set for May 14 and May 15. The show will...

2 Air Force staff sergeants charged with stealing ammunition

Apr. 27, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Two Fairchild Air Force Base staff sergeants face charges of stealing thousands of rounds of ammunition from the Spokane, Washington, base in a case with antigovernment overtones. John I. Sanger and Eric Eagleton were named in a criminal complaint unsealed in...

Docked pay, reprimand in first-ever Air Force general trial

Apr. 26, 2022 12:06 PM EDT

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AP) — An Air Force major general in Ohio who was convicted on one of three specifications of an abusive sexual contact charge was told Tuesday he would receive a reprimand and must forfeit $10,910 of monthly pay for five months. Maj. Gen....

Split verdict in first-ever Air Force general military trial

Apr. 23, 2022 14:50 PM EDT

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AP) — An Air Force major general in Ohio has been convicted by a military judge of one of three specifications of abusive sexual contact in the first-ever military trial of an Air Force general. The charge faced by Maj. Gen. William Cooley...

Arrival of final 2 F-35s completes complement at Alaska base

Apr. 18, 2022 15:15 PM EDT

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The final two F-35A Joint Strike Fighter jets have arrived at Eielson Air Force Base near Fairbanks, completing the full complement of 54 aircraft. Col. David “Ajax” Berkland of the 354 Fighter Wing at Eielson called it “a really significant day for...

Live Updates | Russia-Ukraine War

Apr. 12, 2022 22:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — The United States and its allies are pushing ahead with sanctions aimed at forcing Vladimir Putin to spend Russia’s money propping up its economy rather than sustaining its “war machine” for the fight in Ukraine, a top Treasury Department official said Tuesday. ...

Judge rules US military can't discharge HIV-positive troops

Apr. 10, 2022 17:58 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — U.S. service members who are HIV-positive cannot be discharged or barred from becoming an officer solely because they're infected with the virus, a federal judge in Virginia ruled. Advocates say it's one of the strongest rulings in years for people living with HIV. ...

Live Updates | Zelenskyy: Train station strike was war crime

Apr. 08, 2022 20:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said his country’s security service has intercepted communications of Russian troops that provide evidence of war crimes. “There are soldiers talking with their parents about what they stole and who they abducted. There are...