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Headlines – January 8, 2016

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News CENTCOM, PACOM face flattop gaps this spring amid tensions – Crises in the world’s most volatile regions could spell longer deployments and more uncertainty for fleet sailors.     Business Lockheed to upgrade U.S. Army Apache displays to color – Lockheed Martin won a $54.3 million Army contract to upgrade a day-and-night vision target-acquisition-sensor…

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News Briefs – January 8, 2016

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U.S. gives vehicles to Nigerian army The United States Jan. 7 was donating 24 mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles to Nigeria’s military, to enable the country’s soldiers to combat Boko Haram Islamic insurgents who continued cutting a bloody path through northeast Nigeria. About 30 people were killed between Jan. 4 and Jan. 6 in Borno state, as…

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Headlines – January 6, 2016

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News North Korea says it tested a hydrogen bomb – North Korea said Wednesday it had conducted a hydrogen bomb test, a defiant and surprising move that, if confirmed, would put Pyongyang a big step closer toward improving its still-limited nuclear arsenal.     Business Boeing wins 10-year T-38C contract as U.S. Air Force looks…

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News Briefs – January 6, 2016

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U.S. Pacific Fleet shrinks even as China grows more aggressive When the U.S. wanted to show the world it didn’t recognize what it called China’s “excessive” territorial claims in disputed waters of the South China Sea this fall, it sent a warship near one of Beijing’s newly built artificial reefs. The move came amid a…

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U.S. service member killed, 2 others injured in Marjah

Posted January 6, 2016 by Lisa Ferdinando

A U.S. service member was killed and two others were injured today after they came under fire in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said.  Defense Secretary Ash Carter was updated throughout the day on the situation, including through a previously scheduled videoconference with commanders in the Afghan capital of Kabul, Cook said…

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Headlines – January 4, 2015

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News The presidential candidates on defense – Contenders for the Democratic and Republican nominations sound off on national security, troop levels, the VA and more.     Business Lockheed ends 2015 with $5.3 billion C-130J deal – Lockheed Martin has capped off 2015 with contracts for 43 C-130J cargo aircraft of various shapes and breeds…

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News Briefs – January 4, 2015

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Washington base to cut about 900 civilian jobs Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington is expected to cut about 900 civilian jobs over the next few years. The News-Tribune reports the job reductions will mostly be accomplished by not filling openings and offering incentives for early retirement. The base currently employs more than 16,000 civilian workers….

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Headlines – December 30, 2015

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News Iran conducts live fire exercise near USS Harry S. Truman – In what the U.S. Navy called an “unnecessarily provocative” move, the Iranian military reportedly sent a ship less than a mile from a U.S. aircraft carrier and began conducting live-fire exercises using unguided rockets.   Top U.S. general may seek more troops for…

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Headlines – December 28, 2015

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News Iraqi military claims key victory in Ramadi, says ISIL is in retreat – Iraqi security forces Dec. 27 claimed control of a key government facility in central Ramadi, wresting more territory in the disputed city from Islamic State fighters after several days of fierce fighting.     Business U.S. foreign arms deals increased nearly…

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News Briefs – December 28, 2015

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Saudi Air Force says it intercepts rebel missile from Yemen The Saudi-led coalition battling rebels in Yemen says Saudi Arabia’s Air Force has shot down a ballistic missile directed at the kingdom’s southern border. The coalition statement said Dec. 27 that Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, fired the missile overnight from Yemen’s capital city of…

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