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Headlines – August 17, 2018

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News President, Pentagon put off Washington parade – In a stunning move the evening of Aug. 16, the Pentagon announced that President Donald J. Trump’s military parade through the nation’s capital will be postponed until 2019.   Trump makes good on threat to revoke Brennan’s clearance – President Donald Trump is revoking the security clearance…

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News Briefs – August 17, 2018

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Judge: U.S. should soon rule on Army specialist’s citizenship A federal judge says the U.S. government should decide whether to allow a recently discharged Army specialist to become a citizen within three weeks. Yea Ji Sea of South Korea appeared in federal court in Los Angeles Aug. 14. She filed a lawsuit last month demanding…

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Trump nixes $92 million military parade, blames D.C. for high cost

Posted August 17, 2018 by by Lolita C. Baldor and Catherine Lucey

Navy photograph by POC Michael McNabb Almost 200 U.S. soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen march from the Arc de Triomphe to the Place de la Concorde in Paris, July 12, 2017, during a rehearsal for the Bastille Day military parade. The U.S. led the parade to commemorate the centennial of U.S. entry into World War…

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Aerotech News and Review Digital Edition – August 17, 2018

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Welcome to the Aerotech News and Review Digital Edition! The Fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, which the president signed at a ceremony at Fort Drum, N.Y. this week, contains many funding provisions that directly impact programs here in Aerospace Valley.

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Headlines – August 15, 2018

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News Trump signals he may ignore Russia provisions in defense bill he just signed – U.S. President Donald Trump said in a statement he reserves the right to ignore the defense authorization law’s ban on U.S. recognition of Russian sovereignty over Crimea, among 50 other provisions he says tread on his authority as president.  …

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News Briefs – August 15, 2018

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U.S. commando dies after explosion in southern Afghanistan An Army special forces soldier has died from wounds he received earlier this month in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand Province, the Defense Department said Aug. 13. Sgt. 1st Class Reymund Rarogal Transfiguracion, 36, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, died Sunday at a hospital in Germany. He was wounded when an…

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Headlines – August 13, 2018

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News Pentagon lays groundwork for Space Force to blast off in 2020 – Vice President Mike Pence on Aug. 9 unveiled the Pentagon’s plan to set the stage for a Space Force — a new military service branch centered around space operations — which could be in effect as early as 2020.     Business…

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News Briefs – August 13, 2018

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For now, U.S. Army suspends discharges of immigrant recruits The U.S. Army has stopped discharging immigrant recruits who enlisted seeking a path to citizenship — at least temporarily. A memo shared with The Associated Press Aug. 8 and dated July 20 spells out orders to high-ranking Army officials to stop processing discharges of men and…

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Space Force to become sixth branch of armed forces

Posted August 13, 2018 by Claudette Roulo

The Defense Department will establish a sixth branch of the armed forces, the U.S. Department of the Space Force, by 2020, Vice President Mike Pence announced Aug. 9.

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Headlines – August 10, 2018

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News Democrats demand White House reveal details of outside businessmen’s influence on VA policy – Congressional Democrats are demanding the White House clarify who is leading veterans policy efforts for the administration after a ProPublica investigation found evidence a trio of executives with personal ties to President Donald Trump have been privately influencing department decisions….

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