Department of Defense

January 18, 2019 - 8:19 am
By Barbara Starr and Veronica Stracqualursi, CNN (CNN) -- The Department of Defense has identified three of the four Americans killed in Syria on Wednesday. Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jonathan R. Farmer, 37, of Boynton Beach, Florida; Navy Chief Cryptologic Technician Shannon M. Kent, 35, of...
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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket
Senior Airman Clayton Wear/U.S. Air Force via AP, File
December 18, 2018 - 11:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump launched the Pentagon's new Space Command Tuesday, an effort to better organize and advance the military's vast operations in space that could cost as much as $800 million over the next five years. Trump signed a one-page memorandum Tuesday authorizing the...
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Ensign Sarah Mitchell, 23
U.S. Navy
Dan Wing
July 10, 2018 - 7:34 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — U.S. government officials have confirmed the death of Ensign Sarah Mitchell, 23, a Bucks County native. She was killed during naval training exercises over the weekend in the Red Sea. The U.S. Navy announced Monday that Mitchell, of Feasterville, Pa., was pronounced...
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From left: Rep. Brendan Boyle, state Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick and state Rep. Todd Stephens during a press conference
Jim Melwert | KYW Newsradio
Jim Melwert
June 25, 2018 - 12:56 pm
HORSHAM, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Republican state Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick is calling on the head of the EPA to step down after he tried to block a federal study on chemicals found in water supplies near military bases . His call for EPA Director Scott Pruitt’s resignation comes after the release of a...
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Willow Grove Naval Air Station
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Jim Melwert
June 21, 2018 - 1:36 pm
HORSHAM, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A new federal report says chemicals in water near military bases — like the former Willow Grove Naval Air Station — are more dangerous than previously thought. The new report from the U.S. Department of Health’s Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry says...
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