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Headlines – February 10, 2017

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News More than half of all Marine aircraft unflyable in December – More than half of all Marine Corps fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft were unable to fly at the end of 2016, officials said Feb. 8.   Pentagon looking to rent space at Trump Tower – The United States military is looking to rent space…

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Headlines – June 16, 2017

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News The $13 billion aircraft carrier that has trouble with planes – The newest and costliest U.S. aircraft carrier, praised by President Donald Trump and delivered to the Navy on May 31 with fanfare, has been dogged by trouble with fundamentals: launching jets from its deck and catching them when they land.   Qatar, U.S….

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News Briefs – April 25, 2018

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Senators considering a delay for VA confirmation hearing Senators were discussing plans to delay the confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump’s pick to be Veteran Affairs secretary over growing questions about the nominee’s ability to manage the government’s second-largest department. The hearing for Ronny Jackson, Trump’s White House doctor and a Navy rear admiral, was…

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Headlines – April 15, 2016

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News Carrier group returns to South China Sea amid tensions – Defense Secretary Ash Carter is expected soon to visit the Stennis on its patrol, which comes as the Obama administration grapples with how to respond to China’s territorial grab in the strategically vital South China Sea.     Business Northrop’s mystery bomber bid may…

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Headlines – November 20, 2017

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News U.S. pursues quiet troop buildup in Somalia – The number of U.S. military forces in Somalia has more than doubled this year to more than 500 people as the Pentagon has quietly posted hundreds of additional special operations personnel to advise local forces in pockets of Islamic militants around the country, according to current…

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News Briefs – January 18, 2016

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U.S. imposes new Iran sanctions for ballistic missile testing The United States Jan. 17 imposed sanctions against 11 individuals and entities involved in Iran’s ballistic missile program as a result of Tehran’s firing of a medium-range ballistic missile, a new punishment one day after the Obama administration lifted economic penalties against the Islamic Republic over…

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Headlines – January 22, 2018

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News Two dead after Army Apache helo crashes – A U.S. Army Apache attack helicopter crashed early morning Jan. 20 in California, killing two soldiers, a spokesman for the Army said.   China’s top paper says U.S. forcing China to accelerate South China Sea deployments – China’s top newspaper, decrying Washington as a trouble-maker, said…

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Headlines – July 27, 2016

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News Marines to buy bulletproof panels for recruiting stations – A year after a terror-motivated mass shooting in Chattanooga, Tenn., left four Marines and a sailor dead, the Marine Corps has begun the process of shoring up recruiting centers against the prospect of similar attacks in the future.     Business Embraer hopes systems, KC-390…

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Headlines – May 15, 2017

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News Satellite image shows Chinese deployment of new aircraft to South China Sea – China has deployed its latest airborne early warning and control aircraft to an air base on the fringes of the disputed South China Sea, according to exclusive satellite imagery obtained by Defense News.   North Korea test-fires what could be new…

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News Briefs – March 16, 2018

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F/A-18F crashes off coast of Florida An F/A-18F Super Hornet crashed on final approach to Boca Chica Field, Naval Air Station, Key West, Fla., at approximately 4:30 p.m., EDT, March 14. Search and rescue crews were notified shortly after the crash where they recovered both the pilot and weapons systems officer from the water approximately…

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