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Army helo crashes at Fort Irwin, two dead

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A U.S. Army AH-64 Apache helicopter crashed at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif. The crash, at approximately 1 a.m., Jan. 20, killed two soldiers on board.

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Headlines – January 19, 2018

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News Turkey says could act in Syria unless U.S. withdraws support for Kurdish force – Turkey said Jan. 17 it would not hesitate to take action in Syria’s Afrin district and other areas unless the United States withdrew support for a Kurdish-led force there, but Washington denied such plans and said “some people misspoke.”  …

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News Briefs – January 19, 2018

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Turkish military plane crashes during training; 3 killed A Turkish Air Force cargo plane crashed in southwest Turkey during a training flight Jan. 17, killing two pilots and a technician on board, the military said. The CN-235 CASA plane disappeared from the radar after taking off from Eskisehir air base, in central Turkey, the military…

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Headlines – January 17, 2018

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News Navy filing homicide charges for McCain, Fitzgerald commanders – The commanders of two warships that collided with commercial vessels in the west Pacific last summer, killing 17 sailors, will face negligent homicide and other criminal charges, Navy officials said Jan. 16.     Business French order of C-130J aircraft signals plan for larger Air…

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News Briefs – January 17, 2018

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U.K. air force scrambles two fighters to intercept Russian jets Britain’s Royal Air Force scrambled two fighter jets to intercept Russian strategic bombers near U.K. airspace Jan. 125, in another illustration of ongoing tensions. The RAF confirmed that it sent Typhoon aircraft from the Lossiemouth base in Scotland on a “quick reaction alert” as two…

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Headlines – January 15, 2018

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News VA publicly posts opioid prescription rates for all facilities – The Department of Veterans Affairs has begun publicly posting data on how frequently its doctors prescribe opioids to help with patients’ pain, in an effort to increase awareness about use of the problematic medications.   CENTCOM investigates video of truck shooting in Afghanistan –…

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News Briefs – January 15, 2018

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Visitors to Air Force Museum drop for third consecutive year The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force says the number of visitors to the southwest Ohio facility dropped for the third straight year. The Dayton Daily News reports about 829,000 visitors came to the museum in 2017 compared to 850,000 the previous year. The…

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Headlines – January 12, 2018

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News Turkey ‘summons top U.S. diplomat’ over Syria Kurd forces – Turkey’s foreign ministry has summoned a senior US diplomat to express Ankara’s “discomfort” over Washington’s support for Syrian Kurdish fighters, state media reported.   Three months after Baghdad took control, tensions high in Kirkuk – In a Jan. 4 meeting with a delegation representing…

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News Briefs – January 12, 2018

Posted January 12, 2018 by tomlear

Russia urges Turkey to help stop rebel raids in Syria The Russian military has urged its Turkish counterparts to tighten monitoring of opposition in northern Syria in the wake of a drone attack on Russian military bases in the country. Russia’s Defense Ministry said its forces repelled a series of drone attacks Jan. 6, adding…

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Headlines – January 10, 2018

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News SpaceX launched a spy satellite Jan. 7. It may have failed. What happens now? – SpaceX is denying it played any part in the apparent failure of an expensive, mysterious government satellite system that launched Jan. 7.     Business GAO dismisses Raytheon’s JSTARS protest, cementing Northrop as radar provider – Raytheon is officially…

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