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News Briefs – May 25, 2018

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U.S. disinvites China from multinational military exercise The Pentagon said May 23 it has withdrawn an invitation for China to participate in a multinational naval exercise the U.S. is hosting this summer, a sign of fresh tension between Pacific powers. The move comes amid high-stakes maneuvering over North Korea’s nuclear program, which is scheduled to…

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Headlines – March 13, 2019

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News FAA grounds all Boeing 737 Max planes effective immediately – President Trump announced Wednesday that the FAA is grounding all Boeing 737 Max planes “effective immediately,” following the deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed 157 people, including eight Americans.   Here’s breakdown of the Pentagon’s budget request – The Pentagon’s fiscal 2020 budget request…

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News Briefs – October 10, 2018

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Army says changes will help recruiting in 2019 Army officials say it will take time to overcome the recruiting challenges that caused them to miss their enlistment goal this year. But they say changes that include adding recruiters and beefing up marketing will enable them to get the recruits they need in 2019. Gen. Mark…

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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 – May 26, 2017

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News U.S. Navy conducts first South China Sea navigation under President Trump – The Pentagon conducted a Navy patrol in the South China Sea, U.S. officials said May 24, the first such operation under President Donald Trump designed to send a signal to China about U.S. intentions to keep critical sea lanes open in the…

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U.S. receives fallen service members’ remains from North Korea

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Kelsey Tucker A United Nations Honor Guard member carries remains during a dignified return ceremony at Osan Air Base, South Korea, July 27, 2018. The United Nations Command with support from U.S. Forces Korea repatriated 55 cases of remains of fallen U.S. service members returned by the Democratic People’s…

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Headlines – March 30, 2018

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News Shulkin out: Trump fires VA secretary after weeks of controversy – President Donald Trump fired Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin March 28, ending weeks of speculation about the embattled administrator’s future.   Air Force risk losing third of F-35s if upkeep costs aren’t cut – The U.S. Air Force may have to cut its…

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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 – August 23, 2017

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Poland to boost defenses by training student volunteers Poland’s Defense Ministry is starting a new program to boost the nation’s defenses by offering military training to university student volunteers. Poland has been making efforts to increase its defense capabilities amid security concerns raised in the region by Russia’s military activity. It is upgrading its military…

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NASA hybrid electric research plane gets X number, new name

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With 14 electric motors turning propellers and all of them integrated into a uniquely designed wing, NASA will test new propulsion technology using an experimental airplane now designated the X-57 and nicknamed “Maxwell.”

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