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Headlines – October 23, 2015

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News: U.S. reports first KIA in fight against Islamic State – A U.S. service member died during a commando raid in Iraq Oct. 22, the first American killed in action by enemy fire while fighting Islamic State militants. Obama vetoes annual defense authorization bill – President Obama vetoed the annual defense authorization bill Oct. 22 as part…

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News Briefs – October 23, 2015

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Russia to station military unit in the Arctic by 2018 A Russian military unit will be permanently stationed in the Arctic by 2018, the defense minister said Oct. 22. Sergei Shoigu told Russian news agencies that the “creation and arming” of the Arctic military unit should be completed by 2018. Shoigu also said Russia is…

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Headlines – October 21, 2015

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News: U.S. F/A-18 crashes in U.K., pilot killed – A U.S. military aircraft en route from Bahrain to the United States crashed Oct. 21 in farmland in the east of England, killing the pilot, British police and U.S. military sources said. Business: Liberal win in Canada dims prospects for F-35 buy – Canada will see a major…

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News Briefs – October 21, 2015

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MQ-1B Predator crashes in Turkey An Air Force MQ-1B Predator, a remotely piloted aircraft, crashed in southern Turkey at approximately 9:36 p.m. local time, Oct. 19. The aircraft experienced mechanical failure after conducting a mission in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. The Air Force maintained positive control and brought the aircraft down in an unpopulated…

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Headlines – October 19, 2015

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News: U.S., Japanese naval forces stage show of strength – Japan and the United States staged a naval show of strength off Tokyo Bay Oct. 18 as they flashed a pair of powerful, flat-deck warships perhaps just days before the U.S. Navy plans to challenge disputed Chinese claims to territory in the nearby South China…

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Headlines – October 16, 2015

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News: Obama extends Afghanistan mission into 2017 – President Obama’s long dream of concluding the war in Afghanistan before he departs the White House officially ended Oct. 15 with the announcement that the U.S. will leave up to 5,500 troops there into 2017.   Business: Canada’s Navy in talks to rent Spanish replenishment ship –…

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News Briefs – October 16, 2015

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Boeing pays $18 million to settle labor-overcharge suit Boeing has paid $18 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit that claimed it overcharged the government for labor on the C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at its Long Beach Depot Center. The U.S. Justice Department announced the payment Oct. 14. Boeing had Air Force contracts to maintain and…

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Headlines – October 14, 2015

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Business: Northrop Grumman boasts new military buggy has laser weapons – It could be the ultimate off roader – and take soldiers into battle like never before. The end of heavy metal – Boeing has revealed the world’s lightest metal structure, which it claims is 99.99 percent hollow. L-3 Communications acquires Nashville-based ForceX – L-3…

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News Briefs – October 14, 2015

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Philippines backs U.S. plan to sail ship near Chinese island The Philippines has expressed support for a reported U.S. plan to challenge China’s territorial claims by deploying a Navy ship close to a Chinese-built island in the disputed South China Sea. The Department of Foreign Affairs said Oct. 13 that the U.S. plan of sending…

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Two airmen killed in helicopter crash in Afghanistan identified

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Air Force photograph Master Sgt. Gregory T. Kuhse, 38, of Kalamazoo, Mich., died Oct. 11, 2015, in a British Puma Mk2 helicopter crash in Kabul, Afghanistan. Two Airmen died Oct. 11 when a British Puma Mk2 helicopter crashed in Kabul, Afghanistan, while supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. The Airmen were Maj. Phyllis Pelky and MSgt. Gregory…

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