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Headlines – April 24, 2017

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News Mattis in Afghanistan amid calls for troop increase – U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in Afghanistan April 24 for meetings with top Afghan and American officials.   Carried away: Inside story of how the Carl Vinson’s canceled port visit sparked a global crisis – Over the course of 10 days, a series of…

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News Briefs – April 24, 2017

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U.S. carrier heading for Korea trains with Japanese destroyers An American aircraft carrier heading toward the Korean Peninsula began joint exercises Sunday with Japanese naval ships in the Philippine Sea. Two Japanese destroyers joined the USS Carl Vinson and two other U.S. warships as they continued their journey north in the western Pacific Ocean, the…

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Headlines – April 21, 2017

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News As Korea tensions deepen, Carl Vinson Strike Group deployment extended – The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group’s deployment has been extended by 30 days to patrol the waters off the Korean Peninsula as tensions deepen on with the rogue North Korean regime.   Iraqi unit with U.S., Australian advisers hit by ISIS chemical weapon…

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News Briefs – April 21, 2017

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U.S. Navy redesigning its submarines to accommodate women Every submarine in the U.S. fleet was designed with the height, reach and strength of men in mind, from the way valves are placed to how display screens are angled. That’s going to change. With women now serving aboard submarines, defense contractor Electric Boat is designing what…

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Headlines – April 19, 2017

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News There’s a plan in Congress to start charging troops for their GI Bill benefits – A congressional proposal to make service members buy into their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits surprised veterans groups April 18, with advocates divided over whether it amounts to a long-term fix for the benefit or an unfair bill for veterans….

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News Briefs – April 19, 2017

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Boeing to issue layoff notices to hundreds of employees Boeing will issue hundreds of layoff notices to engineers in Washington state this week. The Daily Herald reported April 17 that a memo from the company’s vice president of engineering for Boeing Commercial Airplanes John Hamilton says the cuts are necessary to stay competitive. Hamilton also…

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Army helicopter crashes into golf course; 1 dead, 2 injured

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LEONARDTOWN, Md.–A Black Hawk helicopter crashed onto a golf course in Maryland during a routine training flight, killing one crew member and injuring the two others on board, the U.S. Army said. The cause of the April 17 crash is under investigation, the Army Military District of Washington said in a statement. One witness described…

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Headlines – April 17, 2017

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News Trump adviser’s Afghanistan visit catches many by surprise – Donald Trump’s national security adviser arrived in Kabul April 16 for a series of talks meant to help shape the administration’s strategy toward Afghanistan where the high-level visit, announced by the president last week, appears to have caught several Afghan and American officials by surprise….

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News Briefs – April 17, 2017

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Navy: Jets will be modified as it determines oxygen problem A fleet of U.S. Navy training jets will fly again after oxygen problems grounded the planes for more than a week. Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker said in a statement April 15 that T-45C aircraft will resume flights as early as Monday. Instructors and students in…

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Headlines – April 15, 2017

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News Trump says NATO ‘no longer obsolete’ in series of foreign policy reversals – U.S. President Donald Trump has said NATO is “no longer obsolete,” a huge reversal from an oft-stated stance that alarmed U.S. allies, and one in a series of recent foreign policy U-turns.   Amid calls for more boots on the ground,…

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