Headlines – October 10, 2016

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Trump, Clinton debate the use of U.S. troops in Syria, Iraq –
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump contradicted his running mate during Sunday’s debate, promising keep U.S. ground troops out of the civil war in Syria.
 
U.S. military says two service members wounded in Afghanistan –
They were “conducting a normal security patrol” when “their vehicle hit the improvised explosive device,” the U.S. military’s spokesman in Afghanistan, Brig. Gen. Charles Cleveland said.
 
 

Business

Navy industry day informs unmanned undersea program –
The Navy recently held an industry information day to help inform and develop an acquisition strategy for the Large Displacement Unmanned Undersea Vehicle program.
 
Bravura awarded Army aerostat contract –
Bravura Information Technology Systems has won a $306 million contract to operate Army aerostats.
 
GM lifts veil on new hydrogen-powered truck for U.S. Army –
General Motors Oct. 3 debuted a new hydrogen cell-powered truck that can store energy, make water and provide troops with a near-silent transportation option.
 
U.S. Air Force seeks four more A-29 Super Tucanos for Afghanistan –
As the Sierra Nevada Corp./Embraer A-29 Super Tucano begins battling the Taliban in Afghanistan, the U.S. Air Force is laying the contractual foundation for the production of another four aircraft for the Afghan air arm.
 
Boeing’s Block II Chinook development decision set for March –
The Boeing CH-47 Chinook Block II could soon become a fully-fledged development effort instead of a hodgepodge of engineering change proposals, with the U.S. Army projecting a Milestone B acquisition decision in March.
 
 

Defense

Expect ASEAN focused increases for fiscal 2018 budget –
The Pentagon wants to see financial plus-ups in the fiscal year 2018 budget for greater U.S.-led military exercises, state department foreign financing and Coast Guard actions in the Pacific.
 
Air Force conducts test-drops of dummy nukes –
The Air Force dropped two mock nuclear weapons at the Tonopah Test Range in Nevada earlier this month in a test of a key element of the nation’s nuclear triad.
 
First rotational armored brigade to reach Europe in January –
The U.S. Army’s first heel-to-toe rotational heavy armored brigade combat team (ABCT) is set to reach Europe in January as part of a US military buildup in the region to reassure allies and deter against an aggressive Russia, the service’s commander in Europe said.
 
U.S. carrier delays continue — and another ‘gap’ could affect new administration –
It’s almost a given that when a new administration takes over in Washington, international opponents find ways to test the will of the new leadership. And when the issues arise next year, a new set of leaders are likely to ask the proverbial question, “Where are the carriers?”
 
 

Veterans

Post-9/11 veteran unemployment down again in September –
Unemployment for the latest generation of veterans ticked down again in September, continuing to hover near record-low territory, according to new government data.
 
Pearl Harbor hero: One of the last USS Arizona survivors dies –
One of the last living crew members on the USS Arizona during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor has died.