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Airman killed in T-38 crash

Posted November 22, 2017 by

One pilot is dead, and one was transferred to Val Verde Regional Medical Center when an Air Force T-38 Talon assigned to Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, crashed at around 4 p.m., Nov. 20 approximately 14 miles northwest of the base near Spur 454 and U.S. 90 in Del Rio, Texas. Laughlin and local emergency…

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News Briefs – January 9, 2018

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Rotor issue caused U.S. helicopter emergency landing in Japan U.S. military personnel appeared to remove part of the main rotor from a Marine Corps helicopter Jan. 7, one day after it made an emergency landing on a beach in Japan’s southern Okinawa islands. Japanese television showed personnel in dark green uniforms using four metal stepladders…

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Headlines – February 9, 2018

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News Senate reaches budget deal with huge defense boost – Senate leaders have reached a two-year deal that would set defense spending at $700 billion for 2018 and $716 billion for 2019.     Business Oshkosh lands Army’s next-gen Medium Tactical Vehicles contract, worth billions – The U.S. Army awarded Oshkosh Defense a $476.2 million…

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Headlines – March 19, 2018

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News U.S. helicopter crashes in western Iraq – A U.S. military helicopter has crashed in western Iraq with seven service members on board, U.S. officials said March 15.   Navy identifies aviators killed in Super Hornet crash – Navy officials have identified the two aviators killed March 14 when their F/A-18F Super Hornet crashed on…

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News Briefs – April 20, 2018

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Ex-Russian officer’s convictions upheld in U.S. forces attack A federal appeals court has upheld the convictions of a former Russian military officer who received a life sentence for leading a 2009 Taliban attack on U.S. forces in Afghanistan. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled April 18 in the case of Irek Hamidullin, who…

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Headlines – May 16, 2018

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News U.S. identifies suspect in major leak of CIA hacking tools – The U.S. government has identified a suspect in the leak last year of a large portion of the CIA’s computer hacking arsenal, the cyber-tools the agency had used to conduct espionage operations overseas, according to interviews and public documents.   Here’s how much…

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Headlines – June 20, 2018

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News Thanks to NATO infighting, future of F-35 is shrinking – The U.S. Senate wants to revoke Turkey’s license to buy the jet, while other European governments are looking to get a competitor off the ground.   Trump wants a Space Force. Now what? – On June 18, President Donald Trump ordered the Pentagon to begin…

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Headlines – July 25, 2018

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News No space force for Trump in big Pentagon policy bill – U.S. President Donald Trump wants a new military “Space Force,” but Congress isn’t ready for blast off.   JSTARS Recap is officially dead – The Air Force scored a major win in the 2019 defense authorization bill: Not only will it be able…

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News Briefs – August 24, 2018

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Ex-employee sues Pratt & Whitney over jet engines A former engineer for jet engine maker Pratt & Whitney has filed a federal false claims lawsuit alleging the company knowingly sold flawed” engines to the U.S. Air Force, which resulted in the likelihood of premature wear or even “catastrophic failure.” The Journal Inquirer reports that Peter…

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New military jet crashes, pilot ejects in S Carolina

Posted October 1, 2018 by Jeffrey Collins

A military jet a short distance from its base crashed in South Carolina Sept. 28 with the pilot ejecting safely and no one on the ground injured, authorities said. The 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing F-35B crashed about 11:45 a.m. into an uninhabited marsh island near the Grays Hill community, authorities said. The jet was based…

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