Department of Defense

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Jim Melwert
August 22, 2019 - 2:00 pm
HORSHAM, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Residents around the Willow Grove Naval Air Station have been paying a surcharge on water bills to remove chemicals used on the base that seeped into groundwater. On Thursday, state officials announced they’re chipping in several million dollars to get rid of that...
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Pouring Fresh Tap Water Into a Glass
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Kim Glovas
August 20, 2019 - 4:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — PFAS contamination is now affecting communities surrounding military bases across the country. And last week, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro urged congressional leaders to support federal legislation to phase out PFAS and remediate the harm the toxic...
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Lockheed Martin’s Sikorsky helicopter plant in Coatesville won’t close by the end of the year as originally planned. The company’s CEO says she made the decision after President Trump requested the place stay open.
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Tim Jimenez
July 11, 2019 - 6:50 am
COATESVILLE, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The Lockheed Martin plant in Coatesville, which was expected to close by the end of the year, will stay open. The company's CEO made the announcement on Wednesday and credited talks with President Donald Trump for the decision. After President and CEO Marillyn...
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Jim Melwert
June 24, 2019 - 11:27 am
HORSHAM, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A package of bills addressing a chemical linked to major health issues — which have been found to pollute water around military bases, like the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Willow Grove — has been moved unanimously at the federal level. Delaware Sen. Tom...
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Syria
Dreamstime
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
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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
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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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