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Water Samples Reveal Polluted Sites Near Grissom Air Reserve Base

Grissom firefighters, operating two fire trucks, extinguish flames on a mock airframe during a night-time training exercise at Grissom Air Reserve Base, Ind., May 21, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Mota)

GRISSOM AIR RESERVE BASE -- Air Force officials are working to pinpoint the impact of two polluted sites that were discovered earlier this year near Grissom Air Reserve Base. Public Affairs Tech. Sgt. Doug Hays said groundwater tests revealed two locations that formerly served as fire-training areas are contaminated with PFCs, a synthetic chemi... more

Ex-Blue Angels Photographer Pleads Guilty to Child Porn Charge

Pilots of the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels fly in a delta formation during a training flight over the beaches of Pensacola, Fla., on Oct. 23, 2013. (DoD photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Terrence Siren, U.S. Navy)

NORFOLK -- A former photographer for the Blue Angels used a Navy camera to film a young girl taking a shower, according to court documents. Ryan Courtade, 34, of Chesapeake pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of possession of child pornography. He faces up to 10 years in prison when sentenced Nov. 13 in U.S. District Court. In exchange for the... more

A Look Back: Female Rescue Swimmer Makes Coast Guard History

Chief Petty Officer Karen Voorhees

When the motor vessel Marine Electric was caught in a winter storm in the early hours of Feb. 12, 1983, their 605-foot ship capsized, tossing 34 crewmembers into the 39-degree waters east of Chincoteague, Va. The Marine Electric radioed a mayday and soon a helicopter crew from Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., was airborne. When the crew arrive... more

Philippines Seeks US Help to Protect Troops in Disputed Sea

U.S. Admiral Harry B Harris is introduced to commanders of the Armed Forces of the Philippines by Gen. Hernando Iriberri at the armed forces headquarters at Quezon city, Philippines Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine defense chief said he asked the visiting U.S. Pacific commander on Wednesday to help protect the transport of Filipino troops and supplies to Philippine-occupied reefs in the disputed South China Sea by deploying American patrol planes to discourage Chinese moves to block the resupply missions. The Philippi... more

Suspect in 1996 Khobar Towers Bombing Arrested

This wanted poster shows a mugshot of Ahmed al-Mughassil, the man suspected in the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers residence at a U.S. military base in Saudi Arabia. (U.S. State Department Rewards For Justice via AP)

WASHINGTON — A man suspected in the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers residence at a U.S. military base in Saudi Arabia has been captured, a U.S. official said Wednesday. Ahmed al-Mughassil, described by the FBI in 2001 as the head of the military wing of Saudi Hezbollah, is suspected of leading the attack that killed 19 U.S. service personnel... more

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