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West Virginia man graduates from the Naval Academy

Jun. 13, 2021 09:12 AM EDT

SPRING MILLS, W.Va. (AP) — Nick Elekes always felt a pull to be part of one of the country’s military academies, a dream that eventually led him to the Naval Academy. However, Elekes never considered what that would mean for him once he graduated, the Spring Mills High graduate recently...

Jet that crashed near Nellis Air Force Base had flap issue

Jun. 12, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Investigators say the fatal crash of a jet into a home near Nellis Air Force Base nearly three weeks ago was the result of a flap issue. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that the National Transportation Safety Board released its preliminary findings...

NTSB: Jet pilot had emergency, ejected in crash near Nellis

Jun. 11, 2021 19:48 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A civilian pilot killed when a Dassault Mirage F-1 crashed last month near Nellis Air Force Base reported a flight emergency and ejected moments before the jet slammed to the ground and burst into flames, federal crash investigators reported Friday. No...

Cambodia limits US diplomat's scrutiny of controversial base

Jun. 11, 2021 11:02 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Efforts by Cambodia to assuage U.S. concerns about China's right to use a naval base on the Gulf of Thailand suffered a setback Friday when an American diplomat invited to inspect it was allowed only limited access, according to the U.S. Embassy. ...

Late-night military training rattles some in Bloomington

Jun. 10, 2021 15:53 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — The U.S. Army has apologized after late-night military training exercises this week in Bloomington caught some residents by surprise with low-flying helicopters, simulated gunfire and explosions. While many residents on the city's south side...

Delegation members urge DOD to act on Tucson contamination

Jun. 10, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Members of Arizona's congressional delegation are calling on the U.S. Department of Defense to prioritize cleanup of underground contamination linked to two military installations in Tucson. A letter sent by Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly and...

South Dakota's Ellsworth base will be home to B-21 bomber

Jun. 09, 2021 20:26 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota will be the home of the next-generation nuclear bomber, the B-21 Raider, the U.S. Air Force indicated Wednesday. The Air Force plans to build and eventually operate over 100 of the stealth bombers, which...

Officials push for national PFAS drinking water standard

Jun. 09, 2021 19:49 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Setting a national drinking water standard for what have been referred to as “forever chemicals” will be important in addressing contamination at military bases and communities throughout the U.S., witnesses said Wednesday during a congressional hearing. ...

Missiles target U.S. troops, contractors in Iraqi army bases

Jun. 09, 2021 18:03 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Multiple rockets targeted two Iraqi military bases hosting U.S.-led coalition troops and foreign contractors Wednesday, Iraqi security officials and the military said. Three rockets hit Balad airbase, north of Baghdad, without causing any casualties or...

San Antonio base locked down for hour after gunfire reported

Jun. 09, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — An Air Force base in San Antonio was placed on lockdown for about an hour Wednesday after military officials said gunfire was reported near a base gate. Two gunshots were reported heard coming from outside Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland onto the base...