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Federal authorities say they have apprehended a U.S. Air Force officer accused of not reporting for duty more than a month ago at his South Carolina air base.
Sumter City Council is close to buying a nearly 700-acre tract along Thomas Sumter Highway to create a buffer near Shaw Air Force Base.
The Military Religious Freedom Foundation is hailing the Pentagon for removing a Nativity scene at Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter, S.C., after critics deemed the display "offensive" ("Air Force base in South Carolina boots Nativity scene," Web, Dec. 11). According to The Washington Times, the group's founder, Mikey Weinstein, boasted that the operation took barely more than two hours.
Commanders at an Air Force base in South Carolina have booted a nativity scene from its premises, agreeing with separation of church and state activists that the display violated both the U.S. Constitution and military code.
Budget cuts to the military have forced installations around the country to alter training exercises and daily routines to save money. For airmen and pilots, that means fewer flights. For soldiers and Marines, it means fewer drills or a delay in them until a deployment nears.
Money woes have led at least three military bases to cancel Fourth of July fireworks, a move that will save up to $100,000, one general estimated.
Army civilian personnel specialist Tracey Leven recalls the time she tried to use a breast pump to express milk in a military office years ago. Instead of "breast pump in use," she was required to put a sign on the door reading, "occupied." That didn't stop two male soldiers from using their keys to open the locked office.
Federal investigators have concluded that Air Force officials at the military mortuary in Dover, Del., illegally punished four civilian workers for blowing the whistle on the mishandling of war remains.