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U.S. military helicopter crashes off southern coast of Yemen

Posted August 28, 2017 by AP

A U.S. military Black Hawk helicopter crashed off the southern coast of Yemen while training its crew, leaving one service member missing, officials said. Five others aboard the aircraft were rescued, officials said in a statement issued by U.S. Central Command. The crash took place the evening of Aug. 25. Officials said the crash was…

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Headlines – June 15, 2016

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News North Korean hackers stole wing designs for U.S. fighter jet, says Seoul – North Korean hackers stole wing designs for a U.S. jet fighter and photos of parts of spy planes from a South Korean company, according to authorities in Seoul, the latest in a series of alleged cyberattacks by Pyongyang.     Business…

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Headlines – July 15, 2016

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News Obama’s Syria plan teams up American and Russian forces – The Obama administration’s new proposal to Russia on Syria is more extensive than previously known. It would open the way for deep cooperation between U.S. and Russian military and intelligence agencies and coordinated air attacks by American and Russian planes on Syrian rebels deemed…

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Two A-10s crash on Nevada Test and Training Range

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Two U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft assigned to the 57th Wing at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., crashed on the Nevada Test and Training Range Sept. 6, 2017, at approximately 8 p.m. Both pilots ejected safely and are being evaluated at the Mike O’Callaghan Military Medical Center at Nellis. The aircraft were on…

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News Briefs – March 11, 2016

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France, facing terrorist threat, boosting military reserve France’s defense minister is trying to recruit thousands more people to join the military reserve to boost anti-terrorism and other defense capacities. Jean-Yves Le Drian says the military is aiming to increase the number of reservists from 28,000 today to 40,000 by 2018. The idea would be to…

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Headlines – August 23, 2017

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News 7th Fleet commander sacked days after deadly collision – The head of U.S. Navy forces in the Pacific fired the three-star commander of the Japan-based 7th Fleet Aug. 25, two days after the second deadly collision between a U.S. destroyer and a commercial tanker in as many months.   Multinational search for missing U.S….

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News Briefs – November 30, 2015

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Hull-aballoo: New Navy destroyer’s seaworthiness questioned The largest destroyer ever built for the U.S. Navy is futuristic and angular. But its hull is based on a design that dates to pre-dreadnought battleships a century ago. The Navy chose a modern take on an old-school design called the “tumblehome” hull for the future USS Zumwalt because…

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News Briefs – May 27, 2016

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Navy: Two fighter jets collide off NC coast RALEIGH, N.C.–Two Navy jet fighters collided off the coast of North Carolina during a routine training mission May 26, sending four people to the hospital, officials said. The F/A-18 Super Hornet jet fighters, based in Virginia Beach, Va., collided about 10:40 a.m. off the coast of Cape…

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Headlines – October 12, 2015

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News: NATO: Helicopter crash at Kabul base kills 5 – A military helicopter crashed in a non-hostile incident Oct. 11 at the NATO base in the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing five coalition members and injuring five others, authorities said. U.S. begins removing Patriot missiles from Turkey – The United States has started pulling its Patriot…

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News Briefs – April 27, 2017

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Thai gov’t approves purchase of $393 million submarine from China Thailand’s government has approved the purchase of its first submarine in more than half a century, the country’s top defense official said April 25, calling the $393 million deal with China necessary and a bargain. Defense Minister Prawit Wongsuwan said the navy’s purchase of a…

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