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Headlines – December 1, 2017

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News It’s official: Romania signs deal to buy U.S. missile defense system – Romania announced it wanted to buy Raytheon-made Patriot air and missile defense systems from the U.S. government in April and has been on the fast track to getting those systems, signing an agreement to make the purchase Nov. 29.   British military…

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News Briefs – December 1, 2017

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Thunderbirds commander relieved of duty Lt. Col. Jason Heard, commander of the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron. Te Thunderbirds, has been relieved of command upon the completion of the 2017 season. Brig. Gen. Jeannie Leavitt, commander of the 57th Wing commander at Nellis aIr Force Base, Nev., relieved Heard effective Nov. 20. While Heard…

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Headlines – November 29, 2017

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News North Korea’s highest missile test yet means they could hit Washington – After months of quiet, North Korea resumed testing of its ballistic missile program Nov. 28, launching its highest missile to date, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.   U.S. faces uphill battle recouping arms from Syrian Kurds – The Donald Trump administration plans to…

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News Briefs – November 29, 2017

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Report: North Korea fires ballistic missile The Yonhap news agency reports that North Korea has launched a ballistic missile. South Korea’s military says the missile was fired from an area north of Pyongyang early Nov. 29. The news agency reported South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff saying that it and U.S. authorities are analyzing the…

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News Briefs – November 27, 2017

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Report: UK warship aborts Navy mission to Persian Gulf The Times newspaper says the Royal Navy has cut short a mission to the Persian Gulf region because of the breakdown of one of its most advanced warships. The newspaper said Nov. 23 that the highly sophisticated HMS Diamond is returning to Britain because of a…

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Headlines – November 22, 2017

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News Air Force: Afghanistan airstrikes spike while anti-ISIS bombings decrease – The number of weapons released in Afghanistan hit its highest monthly point in nearly seven years in October, and the total number of weapons released this year is on track to nearly triple over 2016.   Military recovers additional remains from Niger ambush –…

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U.S. Navy plane with 11 aboard crashes into Pacific; 8 rescued

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Eight people were rescued and three remained missing after a U.S. Navy plane crashed into the western Pacific Ocean Nov. 22, the Navy said. The C-2 “Greyhound” transport aircraft came down about 500 nautical miles southeast of Okinawa as it was bringing passengers and cargo from Japan to the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier, the…

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Airman killed in T-38 crash

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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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Headlines – November 20, 2017

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News U.S. pursues quiet troop buildup in Somalia – The number of U.S. military forces in Somalia has more than doubled this year to more than 500 people as the Pentagon has quietly posted hundreds of additional special operations personnel to advise local forces in pockets of Islamic militants around the country, according to current…

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News Briefs – November 20, 2017

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Japanese tug boat scrapes U.S. Navy ship during exercise A Japanese tug boat lost propulsion and drifted into a U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer during a towing exercise, the Navy said. The USS Benfold sustained minimal damage Nov. 20, including scrapes on its side, the Navy said in a statement. No one was injured on either…

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