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News Briefs – September 27, 2017

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U.S. Army looks for new ways to address misbehaving generals The Army is making moves to deal with an embarrassing number of misconduct and behavior problems among senior officers. This includes putting together a series of new mental health, counseling and career management programs to shape stronger, more ethical leaders. The programs stem from a…

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News Briefs – April 24, 2017

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U.S. carrier heading for Korea trains with Japanese destroyers An American aircraft carrier heading toward the Korean Peninsula began joint exercises Sunday with Japanese naval ships in the Philippine Sea. Two Japanese destroyers joined the USS Carl Vinson and two other U.S. warships as they continued their journey north in the western Pacific Ocean, the…

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News Briefs – June 15, 2016

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Push to make defense department buy American sneakers OK’d The U.S. Senate has approved a provision to require the Department of Defense to provide military service members with American athletic shoes upon arrival at basic training. The measure passed the Senate June 14 as part of the National Defense Authorization Act. Sen. Angus King, a…

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Headlines – September 7, 2016

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News Seven Iranian boats came after U.S. ship in the Persian Gulf – A U.S. coastal patrol ship faced seven Iranian Republican Guard Corps Navy fast in-shore attack craft before swerving to avoid crashing into one on Sunday, according to a 5th Fleet spokesman.   Trump, Clinton promise VA reform and attack each other’s plans…

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News Briefs – January 26, 2018

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U.S. Navy says it received Iran broadcast about naval exercise The U.S. Navy says it only received a radio message from Iranian naval vessels about an ongoing Iranian exercise in the Strait of Hormuz, countering Tehran claims of a tense encounter between the two fleets. Lt. Chloe Morgan, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Navy’s 5th…

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News Briefs – March 14, 2018

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Serbia blasts top NATO general over Russia Serbia’s defense minister blasted NATO’s top general March 12 for saying that one of the biggest threats for Europe is increasing Russian influence in the Balkans. Aleksandar Vulin said that U.S. Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti’s statement last week during a U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee hearing represents the…

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Air Force grounds 15 F-35A aircraft

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The U.S. Air Force has grounded 15 F-35A Joint Strike Fighters and paused production on 42 more blaming “improper manufacturing processes.” The Air Force declared the F-35A ready for combat on Aug. 2, 2016. Following the grounding, however, there is no timeline for the aircraft to return to combat readiness. Navy and Marine Corps variations…

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Headlines – May 23, 2016

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News In historic move, U.S. lifts arms sales embargo to Vietnam – The Obama administration announced May 23 that the United States would fully lift a longstanding U.S. arms sales embargo to Vietnam, a decision that reflects growing concerns about China’s military clout and illustrates the warming bilateral ties between the former enemies.    …

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News Briefs – June 12, 2017

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<h3?Warship USS Gabrielle Giffords commissioned in Texas The Navy’s newest combat ship was put into active service following a commissioning ceremony June 10, named after former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords who was injured during a 2011 shooting. Giffords told a crowd at the ceremony in the Texas Gulf Coast city of Galveston that she was…

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Headlines – January 29, 2016

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News Marines fired commander days before deadly helicopter crash in Hawaii – The Marine Corps helicopter squadron reeling from the recent deaths of 12 colleagues saw its commanding officer removed from his job three days prior to the tragedy because senior officials determined he had failed to keep the unit operating at acceptable standards, Marine…

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