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Headlines – December 9, 2015

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News Carter launches review of law that has defined military careers for decades – Defense Secretary Ash Carter has launched a review of the landmark 1986 Goldwater-Nichols Act that has defined military careers and organizational structure for decades, a Pentagon spokesman said Dec. 8.     Business CACI announces purchase of NSS from L-3 –…

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U.S. official says Marines expanding combat role in Iraq

Posted March 25, 2016 by Lolita C. Baldor

The American combat role in Iraq appeared to expand March 24 as U.S. Marines operating from a small outpost provided targeting assistance and artillery fire to support Iraqi troops inching forward to retake Mosul from Islamic State militants. A senior U.S. official said the Marines fired illumination rounds to help the Iraqi forces locate IS…

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News Briefs – February 28, 2018

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U.S. sailor killed by helicopter blade was a flight surgeon The military says a U.S. sailor who died after he was struck by a helicopter blade at a Southern California base was a flight surgeon from Florida. Officials say Navy Lt. James A. Mazzuchelli died at a hospital Feb. 24 after being hit three days…

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Headlines – March 28, 2018

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News ‘Suspicious packages’ received at military installations in Washington area – The Defense Department said March 26 that suspicious packages had been received at military installations in the Washington region, and were being investigated.     Business Space communications: As the industry launches new products, military can’t decide what to buy – The latest Pentagon…

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News Briefs – November 22, 2016

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Russia deploys new missiles to the Baltic Sea region The Interfax news agency says the military has deployed state-of-the art anti-shipping missiles in Russia’s westernmost Baltic region, a move that comes amid tensions in Russia-West ties. The agency reported Nov. 21 that the military has put the Bastion missile launchers on duty in the Kaliningrad…

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A history of Memorial Day

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Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Jared J. Duhon Air Force Brig. Gen. Phillip Stewart, commander of the 438th Air Expeditionary Wing and Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air, salutes a wreath during a Memorial Day service in Kabul, Afghanistan, May 28, 2018. Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of…

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Headlines – November 18, 2015

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Business: Beyond U.S. budget deal, defense faces uncertainty – Beyond 2016, the budget is expected to experience pressure related to modernization and procurement, absent a “grand bargain.” Airbus to compensate Germany for late A400M deliveries – European aircraft manufacturer Airbus will have to pay substantial compensation to the German Ministry of Defense due to the…

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News Briefs – April 13, 2018

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U.S. military opens annual counter-terrorism training in Niger Six months after the deaths of U.S. soldiers in Niger led to questions about the military’s presence in the West African nation, the U.S. special operations command in Africa on April 11 opened its annual counterterror exercise in the face of a growing extremist threat. The Flintlock…

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SpaceX launches rocket from NASA’s historic moon pad

Posted February 22, 2017 by Marcia Dunn

A SpaceX rocket soared from NASA's long-idled moonshot pad Feb. 19, sending up space station supplies from the exact spot where astronauts embarked on the lunar landings nearly a half-century ago.

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News Briefs – January 22, 2016

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China publicizes landing drills near Taiwan after elections China has publicized recent live-fire landing exercises along the coast opposite Taiwan, days after the island elected an independence-leaning president. Chinese state broadcaster CCTV’s military channel said Jan. 212 the drills were held recently by the 31st army based in Xiamen, near the Taiwanese-held island of Kinmen….

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