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Headlines – September 12, 2018

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News T-38 crashes at Sheppard; pilots stable after ejecting – A T-38C Talon II trainer aircraft crashed after it departed the runway before taking off from Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas, Tuesday morning, the base said in a release.   Counterterror costs since 911: $2.8 trillion and climbing – After a small…

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News Briefs – September 12, 2018

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Report: Germany mulls future military options on Syria Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman says Germany is talking with allies about the situation in Syria but isn’t confirming a report that Berlin is mulling the possibility of participating in future military strikes. Without naming sources, the Bild newspaper reported Sept. 10 that the defense ministry is examining…

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Headlines – September 10, 2018

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News Navy F-35C suffers first major airborne mishap – The Navy’s next-generation F-35 fighter jet reached an unwanted milestone last month when a carrier-based Lightning II suffered a major airborne mishap.   Pentagon, White House consider military strike options on Syria – The Pentagon is preparing military options for President Donald Trump to respond if…

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News Briefs – September 10, 2018

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Shipbuilder considering Portland or Seattle for Army project A shipbuilding company with a $1 billion contract with the U.S. Army is choosing between Portland, Ore., and Seattle, Wash., to set up a production line for new landing vessels. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Portland-based Vigor Industrial says it’s planning to make the decision within the next 60…

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Aerotech News Digital Edition – September 7, 2018

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Aerotech News and Review – Journal of Aerospace, Defense Industry and Veteran News, serving the Antelope Valley and Edwards AFB, CA Welcome to the Aerotech News and Review Digital Edition! Great story on our front page – “The Phoenix Rises!” Read about the “second first flight” of one of the earliest-built F-22 Raptors, newly refurbished…

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Headlines – September 5, 2018

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News Here’s blueprint for Erik Prince’s $5 billion plan to privatize the Afghanistan war – Blackwater founder Erik Prince thinks the time is right to try a new approach in Afghanistan, one that he says will reduce war spending to a sliver of its current levels, get most troops home and eliminate Pakistan’s influence on…

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News Briefs – September 7, 2018

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U.S. service member killed in Afghanistan, 6th this year The U.S. military says it has determined that the shooting death of an American service member Sept. 3 in Afghanistan was a so-called insider attack. Lt. Col. Martin O’Donnell, a spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition in Kabul, said in a telephone interview Tuesday that the American…

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Headlines – September 5, 2018

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News SFAB squadron command sergeant major killed in insider attack in Afghanistan – The top enlisted soldier of a unit advising Afghan troops died Sept. 3 following an insider attack, the Defense Department confirmed Sept. 4.   American service member in Afghanistan dies in non-combat incident – A U.S. service member died Sept. 4 in…

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News Briefs – September 5, 2018

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Vietnam War casualty from Bakersfield identified Remains found at an underwater site have been identified as those of a naval aviator from Bakersfield whose aircraft vanished during a Vietnam War mission on Sept. 21, 1966. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency says Navy Cmdr. James B. Mills was accounted for this month after years of investigation….

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Headlines – August 31, 2018

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News Trump makes it clear: No military exercises with South Korea – A day after Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said there were no plans to cancel future joint U.S.-South Korea military exercises, President Donald Trump made it clear: they’re not happening.     Business Northrop Grumman gets a start on next-gen missile warning satellites –…

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