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May 21, 1987 | By LINN WASHINGTON, Daily News Staff Writer
The bodies of 35 American sailors who were killed in the Persian Gulf Sunday when their frigate was struck by missles fired from an Iraqi warplane will be flown to the Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Del. Spokesmen for the Defense Department in Washington said yesterday that the remains first were taken to the Rhein-Main Air Force Base outside Frankfurt, West Germany, for identification before being transferred to Dover. "We don't have a final schedule yet as to when the remains will arrive at Dover," a Defense Department spokesman said.
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July 30, 1989 | By James McCartney, Inquirer Washington Bureau
The Pentagon is asking Congress for nearly a half-billion dollars to build an air base in a remote area of southern Italy, despite intense negotiations aimed at cutting U.S. military forces in Europe. The few members of Congress familiar with the details are outraged and are campaigning to refuse to finance it. Sen. Alan J. Dixon (D., Ill.) said the basic question in dispute is why the United States should build a major military facility in Europe when a thaw has developed in East-West relations and the Cold War may be ending.
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December 7, 1997 | By Cece Lentini, FOR THE INQUIRER
Growing up in one of the most rural parts of Burlington County, Nancy O'Neill always wanted to experience the big city. So, for two years, she and her husband lived and worked in Center City, Philadelphia. But then O'Neill, 31, decided she'd had enough. Shortly before the birth of their first child six years ago, the O'Neills moved home to New Hanover Township. "I knew this is where I wanted to raise a family," said O'Neill, whose husband commutes 45 minutes each way to work in Philadelphia.
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October 4, 2013 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Inquirer Staff Writer
When the Navy finally left Horsham Air Guard Station in 2011, cutting the base's personnel in half, Col. Howard "Chip" Eissler was left with a sinking sense that the surrounding community forgot anyone was home. Still today, the man who oversees the station's 3,000 remaining service members says he's often stopped at the nearby WaWa by someone who sees his uniform, thanks him for his service, then asks where he works. "Right there," he tells them, pointing across the street. An open house and Hometown Heroes day expected to draw 10,000 people to the base Saturday - its largest crowd in years - was a chance to bridge that gap. But thanks to the federal shutdown, the event was called off Wednesday.
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January 11, 2013 | By Zeina Karam, Associated Press
BEIRUT - Hundreds of Islamic militants fighting to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad seized parts of a strategic northwestern air base Thursday after weeks of battling government troops for control of the sprawling facility. At stake is the biggest field for helicopters used to bomb rebel-held areas in the north and deliver supplies for regime forces. Opposition fighters and activists said rebels broke into Taftanaz air base in the northern Idlib province Wednesday night and by Thursday had seized control of more than half of it. Intense battles were still raging, and one activist said rebels had suffered losses.
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March 24, 2013 | By Zeina Karam, Associated Press
BEIRUT - Syrian rebels on Saturday seized a major air defense base in a strategic region in the south near the Jordanian border, the latest battlefield triumph for fighters seeking to topple President Bashar al-Assad, activists said. Fighters with a rebel group active in the south stormed and seized control of the base used by the 38th Division after a 16-day siege, according to a statement posted on websites of the group known as the Yarmouk Martyrs Brigade. The base near the village of Saida is situated along the international highway linking the Syrian capital, Damascus, with Jordan to the south.
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March 15, 2012 | By Vladimir Isachenkov, ASSOCIATED PRESS
MOSCOW - A new deal allowing the United States and its NATO allies to use a Russian air base for transit of troops and military cargo to Afghanistan would help ensure Russia's own security, Russia's foreign minister said Wednesday. Sergey Lavrov said a plan to permit the U.S. and other NATO nations to use the base in the city of Ulyanovsk on the Volga River will soon be considered by the Russian Cabinet. If approved, the deal could help repair Russian ties with the United States, which have become increasingly strained over Washington's missile defense plans in Europe and the Syrian crisis.
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March 25, 1994 | Daily News Wire Services
Capt. Michael Taylor was one of the lucky ones. He was able to protect himself from the flaming hulk of a fighter jet skidding toward him and hundreds of other Army troops. Barely. "I made about three steps and realized I wasn't going to outrun it," Taylor said yesterday. "So I started rolling in the sand. When I hit the ground I didn't think I was going to get up again. " Many of his comrades did not. At least 20 soldiers died and 85 others were injured when an F-16 collided in the air with a C-130 Hercules transport trying to land on the same runway at the same time Wednesday.
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March 21, 2004 | By Jan Hefler INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
It's affectionately called The Jug. The nose of the P-47 Thunderbolt fighter plane is unusually blunt. But no one dares call the 10-ton beast of the air unsophisticated. Mustard-hued news clippings detail the role the P-47 played in World War II and a series of models - along with an original 18-cylinder engine from the 36-foot-long aircraft - give it a spotlight at the Millville Army Air Field Museum, a little-known gem with thousands of artifacts, photographs, paintings, models and some intriguing memorabilia.
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February 4, 1993 | By Yana Ginburg, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
This is not the time, even though McGuire Air Force Base might be the place. That is what three focus groups have told Apogee Research, the firm hired by the state Department of Transportation to determine if McGuire can be used jointly by civilians and the military. Apogee presented the findings of its business market survey last night at Burlington County College. Company representatives addressed a technical advisory committee that Apogee had assembled from a group of local politicians, military representatives and state officials.
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February 8, 2015 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two area congressmen said Friday that the Navy's repeated delays on off-loading the former Willow Grove air base were having a ripple effect on the ability of local, state, and federal agencies to plan for the future. Reps. Patrick Meehan and Brendan Boyle said the continued delays on transferring the 850-acre base were hindering planning for school enrollment, transportation projects, and attracting real estate and business investment. "We're now 10 years into" the base's being decommissioned, said Meehan, a Republican.
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January 17, 2014 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Horsham Land Redevelopment Authority on Wednesday approved a land transfer application and plans to hire a developer to transform the former Willow Grove Naval Air Station into a residential and commercial site. A solicitation will go out to developers nationwide on Jan. 27. Authority executive director Michael McGee said only a handful of firms have experience with a project this big. McGee said the request will ask developers to explain "how you would finance this project, do you have the wherewithal, do you have the experience and the interest.
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October 4, 2013 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Inquirer Staff Writer
When the Navy finally left Horsham Air Guard Station in 2011, cutting the base's personnel in half, Col. Howard "Chip" Eissler was left with a sinking sense that the surrounding community forgot anyone was home. Still today, the man who oversees the station's 3,000 remaining service members says he's often stopped at the nearby WaWa by someone who sees his uniform, thanks him for his service, then asks where he works. "Right there," he tells them, pointing across the street. An open house and Hometown Heroes day expected to draw 10,000 people to the base Saturday - its largest crowd in years - was a chance to bridge that gap. But thanks to the federal shutdown, the event was called off Wednesday.
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March 24, 2013 | By Zeina Karam, Associated Press
BEIRUT - Syrian rebels on Saturday seized a major air defense base in a strategic region in the south near the Jordanian border, the latest battlefield triumph for fighters seeking to topple President Bashar al-Assad, activists said. Fighters with a rebel group active in the south stormed and seized control of the base used by the 38th Division after a 16-day siege, according to a statement posted on websites of the group known as the Yarmouk Martyrs Brigade. The base near the village of Saida is situated along the international highway linking the Syrian capital, Damascus, with Jordan to the south.
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March 20, 2013 | By Chris Palmer, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A command center for military drones will open this fall at the Horsham Air Guard Base, bringing a controversial instrument of U.S. foreign policy into the Philadelphia area. The ground-control station for the remotely controlled aircraft will open Oct. 1 and be established by the Pennsylvania Air National Guard's 111th Fighter Wing, the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs announced Monday. It is expected to create about 250 jobs, including 75 full-time positions.
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January 20, 2013 | By Bassem Mroue, Associated Press
BEIRUT - Syrian troops fought intense battles Saturday against rebels trying to capture two military bases in the northwest in order to step up their attacks on army compounds elsewhere in the country, activists said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Local Coordination Committees said the rebels destroyed at least one tank near the town of Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib province. The rebels, who have been battling for weeks to take control of bases in Wadi Deif and Hamdiyeh, are working to cut off supply routes to the compounds, the Observatory said.
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January 12, 2013 | By Bassem Mroue, Associated Press
BEIRUT - Syrian rebels and Islamic militants overran a major military air base in the north Friday and, buoyed by the victory, intensified their offensive on two other bases in their most aggressive campaign yet to erode the air supremacy on which the regime of President Bashar al-Assad has increasingly relied the past year. The rebels control the ground in large parts of the north, but they have been unable to solidify their grip because they - and civilians in rebel-held regions - come under withering strikes from aircraft stationed at a number of military bases in the area.
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January 11, 2013 | By Zeina Karam, Associated Press
BEIRUT - Hundreds of Islamic militants fighting to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad seized parts of a strategic northwestern air base Thursday after weeks of battling government troops for control of the sprawling facility. At stake is the biggest field for helicopters used to bomb rebel-held areas in the north and deliver supplies for regime forces. Opposition fighters and activists said rebels broke into Taftanaz air base in the northern Idlib province Wednesday night and by Thursday had seized control of more than half of it. Intense battles were still raging, and one activist said rebels had suffered losses.
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December 29, 2012
HARRISBURG - Gov. Corbett is asking Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to keep C-130 transport planes at an air base in a Pittsburgh suburb as the Air Force looks to move its operations and the Department of Defense is on the hook to cut spending. The Defense Department this year told the Air Force to postpone a decision on the Pittsburgh Air Reserve Station, which is home to the 911th Airlift Wing. The unit includes eight C-130 refueling planes, some of which are deployed, and about 2,000 contract personnel, federal civilian employees, traditional reservists, and active-duty military personnel.
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December 7, 2012 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
A few days earlier, they were the hated enemy. Charles Breingan might have strafed the Japanese soldiers with the .50-caliber machine guns embedded in the wings of his P-51 Mustang fighter plane. He might have dropped 500-pound bombs on them. But at the end of World War II, after flying 15 combat missions with the famed Flying Tigers in China and news of the atomic bomb's use, Breingan was ordered to simply observe the Japanese withdrawal near Guangzhou, then known as Canton.
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