December 7, 2016

Headlines – December 7, 2016


Last few Pearl Harbor survivors hope lessons outlive them –
Three men, now in their mid-90s, are marking the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor with memories of their survival and hope that lessons learned in the war that followed will outlive them.


Trump tweets U.S. should cancel Air Force One replacement –
President-elect Donald Trump Dec. 6 said he wants to cancel the plan for a new Air Force One design.
Four companies awarded Navy network contract –
The Navy has awarded network contracts to four companies.
Defense industry chief urges companies not to overreact to Trump’s Twitter rants –
Don’t look for defense industry to go toe-to-toe with President-elect Trump on his Twitter home turf, the president of the Aerospace Industries Association said.


In farewell to troops, Obama urges restraint in using military force –
In what was effectively his farewell speech as commander in chief, President Barack Obama had a simple message for troops assembled at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida: Thank you, your sacrifice made a difference.
U.S. to build $1.6 billion Idaho facility for warships’ nuclear waste –
The Navy and U.S. Department of Energy have announced that they’ll build a $1.65 billion facility at a nuclear site in eastern Idaho that will handle fuel waste from the nation’s fleet of nuclear-powered warships.
Navy’s high-tech destroyer Zumwalt arrives Dec. 8 –
The Navy’s $4 billion guided-missile destroyer Zumwalt is slated to dock in San Diego on the morning of Dec. 8, following a slew of mechanical glitches that sidelined it for weeks in Virginia and Panama.
Common skills test returning in 2017 –
Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Ronald Green said he is excited to see the test return because Marines are eager to get out of their everyday jobs to gauge their combat prowess.
Marine Corps issues service guidance for transgender troops –
“No otherwise qualified Marine may be separated, discharged, or denied re-enlistment or continuation solely on the basis of their gender identity,” says Marine Corps Bulletin 1121.


VA whistleblowers credited with preventing patient suicides –
Two counselors at the Phoenix, Ariz., veterans hospital who blew the whistle on lapsed suicide-prevention procedures prompted changes that are saving lives, the Office of Special Counsel said in letters to the White House and Congress.

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Headlines – March 16, 2018

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NASA photograph by Lauren Hughes

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