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Staff Sgt. Shane Pentheny performs water-quality tests on water taken from several base buildings March 9, 2017, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. <br>Erin McClellan/U.S. Air Force

McConnell Air Force Base finds high levels of chemical made famous in ‘Erin Brockovich’

More than 50 McConnell Air Force Base personnel may have been exposed to the chemical, an October memo warned. A November test found that an airman had been exposed to levels almost six times higher than the permissible exposure limits set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.






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Soldier who died in Djibouti was member of New Mexico Army National Guard

Pfc. Walter Lewark, 26, of Mountainair, N.M., died Thursday at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, the Defense Department announced in a statement Friday. He was assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 200th Infantry Regiment, 93rd Troop Command out of Rio Rancho, N.M.